Feel the excitement of a surf vacation with immediate trackable results. Come surf and progress on an amazing surf adventure Mexico.

Chapin Kreuter your host and retreat coach

Chapin Kreuter your host and retreat coach


RIVERIA NAYARIT, MEXICO


 

Hear about the experience from past guests.

 
 
RETREAT GUEST CAT FROM VENTURA  My name is Cat Darst. I'm 40 years old and I live in Ventura, CA. I started surfing 10 years ago and spent 6 of those years playing around on a longboard and funshapes. About four years ago, I took a trip to Costa Rica and got pounded at a beach break and decided that I wanted to learn to surf something smaller and more maneuverable, like a fish. This was a great decision, but I've been shocked by how hard it has been to really learn to ride a little board well. I went on a Papaya Wellness surf retreat in southern Nicaragua one year ago and learned a ton from Chapin. Three things stand out for me from that experience. First, Chapin was consistently supportive. His energy in the water made me feel relaxed and comfortable in surf that was bigger than I was used to. Second, his technique recommendations to get my back foot back and to shift my weight between my feet has been revolutionary in my surfing. I still don't always execute these skills every wave, but I can recognize what I need to do and when it comes together it's amazing. Third, Chapin suggested that I work to simply catch more waves, surf more. We all know we need to do this, but Chapin's helpful and encouraging way of recommending this put a different spin on it. I've watch my progression video many times in the year since I was coached by Chapin and it helps to remind me what I need to keep working on and how far I've come. If you want to learn some surfing skills that are guaranteed to challenge you and improve your surfing, I highly recommend getting coaching with Chapin. It was a great week!

RETREAT GUEST CAT FROM VENTURA

My name is Cat Darst. I'm 40 years old and I live in Ventura, CA. I started surfing 10 years ago and spent 6 of those years playing around on a longboard and funshapes. About four years ago, I took a trip to Costa Rica and got pounded at a beach break and decided that I wanted to learn to surf something smaller and more maneuverable, like a fish. This was a great decision, but I've been shocked by how hard it has been to really learn to ride a little board well. I went on a Papaya Wellness surf retreat in southern Nicaragua one year ago and learned a ton from Chapin. Three things stand out for me from that experience. First, Chapin was consistently supportive. His energy in the water made me feel relaxed and comfortable in surf that was bigger than I was used to. Second, his technique recommendations to get my back foot back and to shift my weight between my feet has been revolutionary in my surfing. I still don't always execute these skills every wave, but I can recognize what I need to do and when it comes together it's amazing. Third, Chapin suggested that I work to simply catch more waves, surf more. We all know we need to do this, but Chapin's helpful and encouraging way of recommending this put a different spin on it. I've watch my progression video many times in the year since I was coached by Chapin and it helps to remind me what I need to keep working on and how far I've come. If you want to learn some surfing skills that are guaranteed to challenge you and improve your surfing, I highly recommend getting coaching with Chapin. It was a great week!

RETREAT GUEST CRISSY FROM CALIFORNIA  Hey there! My name is Crissy and I live in Venice, CA where I've been surfing for about 12 years. When I met Chapin I had been coasting the line between beginner/ intermediate level for a few years and wanted to step up my game. My goal was to get comfortable in bigger waves and confident riding backside.  Chapin helped me improve all that and more! From the first day he gave detailed feedback about wave assessment, paddling, pop-up and stance. He pushed me to go all out every session. It's amazing that the slightest tweaks made huge impact and those changes keep me getting better to this day.  I still go back to videos from that week to review corrections and see my progress. Today my surfing is solidly at the intermediate level and moving into advanced.  This picture is from my last session just after riding a beautiful 8ft bomb! I still smile just thinking about it ;-)

RETREAT GUEST CRISSY FROM CALIFORNIA

Hey there! My name is Crissy and I live in Venice, CA where I've been surfing for about 12 years. When I met Chapin I had been coasting the line between beginner/ intermediate level for a few years and wanted to step up my game. My goal was to get comfortable in bigger waves and confident riding backside.

Chapin helped me improve all that and more! From the first day he gave detailed feedback about wave assessment, paddling, pop-up and stance. He pushed me to go all out every session. It's amazing that the slightest tweaks made huge impact and those changes keep me getting better to this day.

I still go back to videos from that week to review corrections and see my progress. Today my surfing is solidly at the intermediate level and moving into advanced.

This picture is from my last session just after riding a beautiful 8ft bomb! I still smile just thinking about it ;-)

 
 

WHO'S IT FOR?

SurfProgression Retreats are perfect for beginner, intermediate and non surfers who want to learn and have a amazing adventure. We also host advanced surf retreats so please feel free to inquire about that experience if you’re interested in progressing.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

Group Airport Shuttle to and from the airport

 6 Nights accommodation. All rooms have a/c and ensuite bathrooms and wifi 

 3 Nutritionally balanced seafood and vegetarian option meals daily

 

Fresh fruit smoothies and juice, local fair trade coffee and filtered water, local beer, local spirit, soda

2 Daily surf lessons with one-on-one coaching (option for a third surf at our local breaks)

High level surf coaching that address your current ability and helps you get to the next level

2 all day boat trips to surf different waves scheduled around the swell

 

Video analysis. We will video each surf session and Chapin will analyze your video with you daily 

A custom coaching video to take home- a highlight reel of your waves and the main pointers you can focus on to excel your surfing 

Daily Yoga led by Carly, to relax and restore your muscles 

You’ll get one complimentary massage during your stay by our local masseuse

Board rental included if you don’t bring your own board

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

Tipping for on site staff, services not mentioned above or meals consumed offsite




WHAT TO EXPECT?

Tons of waves! I make it my personal mission to get you into as many waves as possible. Let’s face it if you’re not riding waves you’re not progressing.

The video coaching is key. Seeing yourself surf can be sobering but also extremely helpful. Our nightly video breakdows help me show you what your doing so you can take my tips and techniques and incorporate them into the next session.

In the water I pay close attention to each surfer. I rotate my time between everyone and help you make immediate adjustments. I’ll help you get waves and sometimes surf behind you instructing you on what to do.




WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

If you’re just starting out you’ll learn how to position yourself in the line up, perfect your pop-up and how to catch and ride every wave. You’ll leave with a foundation of knowledge and skills that will help you continue progressing into the future.

If you’re at the intermediate level we’ll work on things like perfecting your pop-up, learning to turn and positioning yourself in the line-up.



WHAT’S THE DEAL?

My partners and I are excited to offer a new retreat scheduling system to help you pick the dates that are most convenient for you and help us ensure you can commit to coming.

The reason we're doing this is because as you may or may not know in April of 2018 the people of Nicaragua and the government clashed when the Nicaraguan government tried to take away about 5% of the people’s social security. What started as peaceful protesting lead to clashes with the government. For those of us on the beach life went on as normal but tourism took a huge hit and many of our guest canceled last minute.

The country is back to normal but tourism has not been revived. I can assure you the country is safe for travelers who are flying into Managua or coming up from Costa Rica. We have an airport right on the beach where we stay that bring guest up from Liberia, Costa Rica.

I know what you're thinking and your right. Empty line-ups!! Well almost! There are surfers like you who are unfazed by this type of media coverage and interested in capitalizing on this opportunity.

What my partners and I have decided because of the lack of tourism is to offer these retreat to smaller groups of motivate surfers.

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How many surfer per retreat? Max 6 surfers

What this means is that you become part of our family during your stay. We eat together, surf our brains out all day and share a few drinks and conversation in the evenings after video breakdowns.

What you’ll do is send us your availability and we’ll pool all other inquiries for your desired dates then choose a week that will beset accommodate everyone's schedule.

If you already have a group of six perfect. Let us know your dates and we’ll make it happen. If would like to bring a few more friends please feel free to inquire and we will do our best to accommodate everyone.

Key takeaway!

Please send us the dates you’d like come for a SurfProgression Retreat and we’ll do our best to accommodate those dates.

We’ll keep you up to date via email on a weekly basis letting you know when other surfers have the same dates in mind to fill all six spots.

What’s the price?


$5,997

Which months are we running retreats?

One a month :)


 
 
 

HOW TO INQUIRE FURTHER AND BOOK A RETREAT?

Fill out the form below.

Remember that the way this works is you send us the dates you’re available and we’ll start creating a retreat around those dates.

There are plenty of surfers who have already send us their availability and when we have enough interest around certain dates we’ll send you those dates and you can finalize your plans. Again we’ll give you weekly updates on your requested dates.

Thank you for choosing SurfProgression Retreats! I look forward to surfing with and helping you take your surfing to the next level.