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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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How to choose a surfing bathing suit

How to Choose the Best Swimsuit for Surfing

Hi! My name is Adrianne and I am one of the co-founders of Bodhi Surf + Yoga, and an avid surfer with over fifteen years of experience getting tossed around by the waves. When chatting with guests, the topic of swimsuits comes up time and time again. The worst is when a person gets down…
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Surfing theory at Bodhi Surf + Yoga

Surf Etiquette: The Golden Rules of Surfing

Throughout the years teaching people how to surf here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we’ve pretty much seen it all. We’ve watched people fall deeply in love with the ocean, and we’ve witnessed people fall back in love with themselves through the spiritual connection they find through surfing. It’s because of this, that we absolutely…
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Costa Rica Best Surf Camp

How to Choose the Best Surf Camp

So you’ve decided that you want to learn how to surf! Well, you’ve already taken a fantastic first step by looking into how to choose a surf camp. Now, how do you decide which to patronize? There are so many to choose from! Surf camps are spread out all around the world, they each have…
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Women who surf in Costa Rica

3 Reasons Why You Should Learn to 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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Kids learning to surf with Bodhi Surf + Yoga

The Ultimate Guide to Preparing for the Bodhi Family Surf Camp

Whether you have decided to join us on our Bodhi Family surf camp or you are doing some research to see if it will be a good fit for you and your family, this guide is for you. We have created this ultimate guide to preparing for the Bodhi Family surf vacation in order to…
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Learning to check the surf

Generating a Surf Report: 4 Things to Know Before Paddling Out

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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Tricep stretch for surf camp

6 Stretches for Supple Surfing

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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Surfing frustrations

Is It Ever Too Late to Learn to Surf?

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb We get this question a lot from prospective guests, and it makes sense, if you consider the deepest thoughts and doubts that we as humans all seem to have. We seem to believe that that…
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Soft top surfboard for protection

Top 5 Boo-boos to Expect at a Surf Camp

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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