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Surfing is for everyone

The Untold History of Surfing

There is a common narrative which tells the true history of surfing, but it doesn’t tell the whole story. When we paint the complete picture, the entire surfing community benefits by getting a greater perspective on surfing’s cultural, spiritual, and historical roots. While part of this great surf story does take place in Hawaii, it’s…
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Sustainability and surfing

The 6 Best Sustainable Surf Brands

Here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we believe that all surfers should act as environmental stewards and take care of the ocean from which we derive so much joy. Why? Because the ocean supplies us with waves, food, energy, medicine, mental and physical health, breathable oxygen, and (above all) regulates our planet’s increasingly volatile climate.…
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Surf gear for beginners

Surf Gear Guide for Beginners

If you are a beginner surfer, selecting the ideal surfboard for your skill level can be a daunting task, and with hundreds of options to choose from, you may not even know where to start. Don’t stress! As an award-winning surf & yoga camp in operation for over a decade, we know a thing or…
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Uvita - Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica

Amenities and Services in Uvita, Costa Rica

We often get emailed by prospective guests asking about the amenities near us here in Uvita, Costa Rica. At Bodhi Surf + Yoga we’re based in a beautiful small beach town that really allows you to discover peace and detach from the outside world. But, this does not mean that you have to sacrifice daily…
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Surf stoke

Learn How to Surf: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners

In this learn how to surf guide and accompanying seven-part video tutorial series we outline the surf lesson methodology that we have developed in our 12+ year history. The aim is to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to become an independent surfer.
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Learn surf safety

Is Surfing Dangerous?

While there are many dangers involved in surfing, it’s not the most extreme sport — think mountaineering, base jumping, boxing, or rugby. So yes, there are risks, but there’s also hope! In this article, we will uncover not only what the dangers of surfing are, but how we can stay safe, and why experienced surfers…
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Plant based meals at Bodhi Surf + Yoga

The Best Places to Eat in Uvita, Costa Rica

More often than not when our guests book with us here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga, they email us asking about our home, Bahia Ballena – Uvita. What’s the most common thing we get asked about? Food! It’s only right that, as food-lovers ourselves, we create a comprehensive guide for where to eat here in…
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Surf retreat in Costa Rica

2022 Smile While you Paddle Surf Retreat

Beginner surf retreat in Costa Rica July 9-16, 2022 Price per person: USD$1795 / USD$1995 Surf levels: Beginner This retreat includes 6 nights at Bodhi Lodge 1 night at a hotel in San Jose 7 surf lessons (2 hours each) 2 bodysurf lessons (2 hours each) 1 free day or 1 extra surf lesson Waterfall…
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Sunset surf in Bahia Ballena

The Ultimate Guide to Preparing for the Bodhi Sessions Surf + Yoga Camp

If you’re reading this, it’s because you are going to be vacationing with us here in Bahia Ballena, Osa, Costa Rica. We are so excited, and we hope that you are as well. Now it’s time to get ready, and that is where this Ultimate Guide to Preparing for a Bodhi Sessions Surf + Yoga…
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Swimming at the Uvita Waterfall

Must-Do Activities in Uvita, Costa Rica

One of our favorite things about Bodhi Surf + Yoga is the town we’re lucky enough to call home – Uvita, Costa Rica. There’s so much that our beach town has to offer – whether you’re looking for adventure tours, culture and educational experiences, or natural attractions. We’ve been welcoming everything from families to solo…
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