Women who surf in Costa Rica

With warm water, beautiful jungle backdrops, surf on both coasts, and waves suitable for all experience levels. Costa Rica is truly a surfer’s paradise. Unlike Hawaii, where most of the waves break over dangerous coral reef and are frequented by advanced surfers only, Costa Rica has plenty of safe waves for beginner surfers. And if…

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Surfer girl learning to bodysurf

“To me [bodysurfing is] the best interaction between man and nature that exists.” – Mike Stewart. Bodysurfing is an elusive activity about which not a whole lot of information is widely known or disseminated to the masses. Most ocean people — surfers, coastal-dwellers, fishermen and women — know how to or at least understand the…

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Learning to check the surf

An important step toward progressing as a surfer is understanding what to look for when arriving at the beach. Here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we provide a style of teaching that empowers students to become independent surfers. This means that we impart a great deal of information and tools advise our students to observe…

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Men's yoga in Costa Rica

A while back, Pilar requested that I participate in the five yoga classes she would be teaching at Bodhi during the next week’s Bodhi Sessions surf and yoga camp. Realizing that I had completely abandoned my yoga practice in favor of surfing everyday, I accepted Pilar’s invitation and decided to shift my attention toward taking…

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Tricep stretch for surf camp

As a former college athlete and surfer, I’m all too familiar with the myriad limitations imposed by having tight muscles and stiff joints. To improve and maintain my mobility (and athletic performance) over the years, I’ve learned many stretches that have proved beneficial to my health and protected me from injury. In fact, I worked…

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