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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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Best surf school Uvita, Costa Rica

Uvita Surf Lessons by Bodhi Surf + Yoga

A little known fact: Bodhi Surf + Yoga has a surf-only branch called Uvita Surf Lessons. It caters specifically to prospective surfers visiting Uvita and the entire Costa Ballena area; those who may not want or be able to participate in a full week of surf lessons through our signature Bodhi Sessions adult surf and…
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Learning to overcome surfing fears

How Surfing Has Helped Me Heal My Fears and Anxiety

Having decided to share my personal journey in dealing with fear and anxiety, I want to move to a more positive chapter. It is a subject that we talk about a lot (and from different angles) here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga. It’s one of our main gigs, after all. What am I referring to?…
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Types of waves: Plunging

Understanding Ocean Waves

For those of us who are surfers and enjoy frolicking in one of nature’s most epic playgrounds, the ocean and its waves are both incredibly fascinating and extremely important. Yet for anyone who is a prospective surfer, ocean/nature lover, or curious individual, you may wonder: what are ocean waves, and how exactly do they form?…
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A fear of steep waves

The 5 Most Common Surfing Fears

Let’s face it, surfing is an intimidating pursuit. In surfing, unlike most other sports, the playing field is constantly shifting. There are no consistent boundaries, and all the rules are unwritten. What is more, surfing takes place in the ocean, an intimidating and powerful place far outside of most people’s comfort zone. In order to…
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Bodysurfing in Costa Rica

4 Ways Bodysurfing Makes You a Better Surfer

Bodysurfing undoubtedly makes you a better surfer and waterwoman. Learning to catch waves with little more than your body connects you in a very special way to the ocean, certainly. But there are other ways as well! We believe that, no matter what level you are at with board surfing (and especially if you are…
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Achieving flow state in surf

Finding Flow State Through Surfing + Yoga

In his bestselling book West of Jesus: Surfing, Science, and the Origins of Belief, author Steven Kotler recounts how — after being bedridden for two years and on the brink of death with Lyme disease — he was able to overcome the illness by embarking on an epic globetrotting surf odyssey in search of answers…
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Surf Film Festival Line-Up

Bodhi Surf + Yoga’s Ultimate Water, Wave-Sliding, and Surf Film Festival Line-up

For the past four years, Bodhi Surf + Yoga has had the unique honor and privilege of having an in-house, in-water surf photographer and videographer — Hannah Walsh. Anyone who has met Hannah knows that she is a light and an absolute delight to be around — always finding ways to spark interesting conversations, fun…
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Learning how to bodysurf

Why You Should Learn How to Bodysurf Before Learning to Surf

When teaching beginner surf lessons, I often find myself having the same thought: “Man, this would be a lot easier if so and so already knew how to bodysurf”. When it comes to learning how to surf, the more ocean experience the better. If you want to reduce your learning curve, then you should spend…
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Cobra Pose for Surfing

The Benefits of Yoga for New Surfers

“If waves are the practice of water, and thoughts the practice of mind, wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all learned to surf?” – Jaimal Yogis, Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer’s Quest to Find Zen on the Sea Yoga for surfers: Want to learn how to surf? Try yoga first Here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga,…
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