Posts by Gibran

Why Beginner Surfers Should Do Yoga

Mental benefits of yoga

Yoga has become a popular choice as a complementary activity for athletes, and nowadays, athletes ranging from casual to professional in basketball, football, tennis, surfing, and more practice yoga regularly and see the benefits in their sport and other aspects of life. If you’re either thinking of learning to surf or perhaps have already been…

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Why Bodhi Surf + Yoga Does Not Rent Surfboards

Learning at a surf school

Since the inception of our surf school back in 2010, we’ve been hesitant about providing surfboard rentals. Though we did rent out surfboards on a case-by-case basis for the first two years, it’s never been something that we’ve felt completely comfortable doing for three primary reasons. First of all, from a safety standpoint, beginner surfers…

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Top 5 Boo-boos to Expect at a Surf Camp

Soft top surfboard for protection

Note: this blog post does not address serious or life-threatening surf-related injuries or chronic ailments that affect long-term surfers I’ve been getting a lot of questions about surfing injuries lately such as: “What are the most common injuries for surfers?” and “How can surfing injuries be avoided?”. While the risk of injury does exist in…

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Outdoor Apparel Companies We Look Up To And Why

At Bodhi Surf + Yoga, our operations depend greatly on having a healthy, aesthetically-pleasing natural environment. It is with this in mind that we make our business and personal decisions largely based on our environmental impact, and we admire and look up to others who do the same. Two such businesses are Patagonia and Prana.…

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Why Kelly Slater’s Outerknown Brand is a Trendsetter

On July 15th, surfing icon and 11-time world champion surfer, Kelly Slater, launched his clothing line, Outerknown. While the launch created some buzz within the surfing community, it wasn’t because surfers found the new Kelly Slater boardshorts “radical” or were “stoked” on the price tags — people were generally upset. If you head over to…

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How I’m an Ocean Guardian: If It’s Broke, Fix It!

An Ocean Guardian works with what he/she has, they fix things when they are broken, they make something out of nothing, they use their ingenuity to create something functional. That is an important part of what being an Ocean Guardian means to me – reducing unnecessary consumption by reusing and repurposing what you already have…

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Playa Uvita Beach Cleanups 2013

One of the on-going service projects that Bodhi Surf is organizing is a weekly beach cleanup. The plan is that Bodhi Surf along with community members, local surfers, friends, family, and perhaps the occasional “lucky” tourist can invest one and a half hour (from 4pm to 5:30pm) each Sunday afternoon to cleaning up and improving…

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Environmental Leadership Workshop (ALA) in Bahia Ballena

On January 28-29, 2011 a group of future Costa Rican leaders gathered in Bahia Ballena, Osa for an environmental leadership workshop entitled ALA (Alianza de Liderazgo Ambiental), Environmental Leadership Alliance in English. The group consisted of 18 young adults, ranging from 14 to 24 years of age, from ten different communities across Costa Rica.

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10 Animals You Are Likely To See in Costa Rica

Boat tour Bahia Ballena

One of the most exciting things about visiting Costa Rica is being able to see all of wildlife in their natural environment. As one of the world’s leading conservationist countries, Costa Rica has done a great job of protecting the homes and dwellings of animals on land, in the ocean, and in the air. Here…

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