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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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Shortboard surf style

How to Develop Your Surfing Style

When it comes to surfing, we all have our own unique way of riding waves. Whether bodysurfing, boogie boarding, longboarding, or shortboarding, your performance on the wave is the ultimate expression of your individuality in the ocean. This “individuality” is more commonly known as surf style. As an ISA certified surf instructor who has taught…
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Importance of rash guards for surfing

The Physical, Mental, & Spiritual Health Benefits of Surfing

We may be biased, but at Bodhi Surf + Yoga we believe that surfing is one of the best activities you can do for your body, your mind, and your soul – and our guests agree: “The physical, spiritual, and mental aspects are exactly what I need and why I keep coming back”. It’s a…
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Fit surfer in Costa Rica

Fitness for Surfers: Workouts, Exercises & Training

Here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga, one of the most common things we hear from our beginner surf students is: “I didn’t know surfing was going to be so exhausting! I need to exercise more.” Yes, this is true! Surfing demands a high level of fitness in a variety of different capacities. The more surf…
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Paddling out to surf in Uvita

Is Surfing Hard?

Many consider surfing the hardest sport to learn, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t do it! I learned to surf recently, (very recently actually, three months ago), at the start of my internship here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga. Did I find it very hard at the beginning? Absolutely! And three months on, I…
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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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Reading a surf report

How to Read a Surf Report

Surfing is one of the most unique and challenging sports to learn for the simple fact that the “playing field” is constantly changing from moment to moment. This can make it extremely difficult for beginner surfers to rack up consistent repetitions. Here at Bodhi Surf + Yoga, we have guided thousands of beginner and intermediate…
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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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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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