See below for a list of commonly asked questions.

What does a typical retreat day look like?2019-01-22T21:04:25-08:00

Wake to an la carte breakfast of fresh fruit, juice, and a variety of delightful food options. A morning breakfast and conversation among the group to get the day started. We then make our way to the beach nearby. When we arrive, our lead coach gives a brief rundown of the current conditions along with recommended surfing approaches for the day. Groups will be split up based on skill level and paired with the appropriate coach. Then it’s hands on coaching in the water to help execute the recommended surfing approach. This morning session lasts 2-3 hours.

After the morning session, there will be a bit of free time to relax and freshen up right before lunch. Rooms, dining areas and beach access are a short walk from each other. After a refreshing lunch, we go straight to video review where we sit together and go over morning session footage of each guest. Coaches break down current technique, what you could do to improve, and what to focus on in the afternoon boat session.

Following video review is the afternoon boat session. These boats or ‘pangas’ are designed to help us find the best breaks in the wave-rich coastline. We’ll find the best waves and surf for 2-3 hours. Coolers of snacks and drinks (including local beer) are on the boat as refreshments.

After surf, we head back to the resort for a bit of decompression time before dinner. We then eat a healthy meal while discussing how our day went. On some nights, dinners are followed with an optional evening function, be it a movie night, talk story or just a lounge hangout with the group.

Can anyone come on the retreat?2019-01-22T21:04:25-08:00

Anyone at least 18 years of age who wants to learn how to stand up paddle (SUP) surf or progress their skills can attend our program. We welcome all levels of paddlers from beginner to expert. Regardless of what skill level you are, we will provide you with the necessary training to take you to the next level. Guests will receive personalized coaching and attention from world-class instructors.

Where do we surf?2019-01-22T21:04:25-08:00

There are a couple of breaks directly outside of where we stay and another handful of uncrowded breaks we’ll have access to by boat. Surf can range anywhere between 2-8ft, and even bigger! The most consistent size is between 2-5ft and there are smaller wave options for beginner SUP surfers.

Swells are not always predictable and can impact where we surf, but know that we will always find the best waves available to us in order to create the proper wave-riding and coaching experience.

How many hours a day will we be surfing?2019-01-22T21:04:25-08:00

This all depends on your level of ability and how quickly you progress in the program. Ultimately, it will be up to you, but in a typical day you will see between 4-6 hours of surfing.

Do I need to bring SUP equipment (board, paddle, leash, etc)?2019-01-22T21:04:25-08:00

You can, and we do encourage you to bring equipment you’re comfortable with. However, we also have a great selection of rental boards and accessories for an additional fee at time of booking.

Where is my equipment stored?2019-01-22T21:04:25-08:00

Our guests typically store their equipment in their own rooms. However, if you prefer, locked storage is available on resort grounds upon request.

Is it required that we stick to the program?2019-01-22T21:04:25-08:00

To maximize progression, we do recommend sticking to the program. However, we do understand that our program can be intense for some, so you are more than welcome to take time off and relax at your leisure.

Can I bring my significant other even though they don’t want to SUP?2019-01-22T21:04:25-08:00

Yes, we welcome it. However, there is an additional all-inclusive resort fee for double occupancy and this should be decided at least 30 days prior to trip departure.

Do I get to keep my video footage?2019-01-22T21:04:25-08:00

Video of your daily coaching sessions will be provided at the end of your retreat as a digital download. A personalized HD video of your retreat experience is optional for an additional fee at time of booking.


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