Surfing Adventure in Santa Catalina, Panama

7 Days, Multiple Departures

Surfing Adventure in Santa Catalina, Panama
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We’ve all heard the expression, “only a surfer knows the feeling”. This is your chance to experience it. The feeling of riding across the face of a green wave, harnessing the pure energy of the ocean and being totally in sync with the rhythms of nature. Once you’ve had a good wave, you want more. 

We believe surfing is one of the greatest sports around and everyone, regardless of age, gender and ability should be able to experience its uplifting physical and mental benefits.

Personalized Coaching
With only 1 or 2 other surfers at your same level. Coaching includes theory, technique & video feedback.

Ideal Surf Conditions
Uncrowded, easy-to-learn beach break just meters away. Retreat weeks are selected for ideal conditions based on the tides and seasonality.

ISA Certified Coaches
Our ISA-certified coaches are technically sound, patient, and fun. Each with over 10 years of surf experience in Santa Catalina.

National Pro Surfers
Learn with National Pro Surfers and support local talent in the community. (Coaches vary week-to-week due to surf competition schedules).

Safe & Effective Surf Coaching

This is not about pushing you in waves and getting you to stand up, this is about understanding the waves and learning the fundamentals of surfing in a simple, safe and encouraging manner. A low ratio of surfer-to-instructor guarantees you received personalized coaching. Our surf lessons are taken at pace, never rushed with thoughtful instruction.

How we coach surfing

We proudly teach the International Surfing Association (ISA) surf program. A technical program delivered in a simple, safe and encouraging manner, with a combination of in-water coaching, video feedback and surf theory.

Our coaches take the time to explain the fundamentals of surfing with continuous feedback for you throughout the week. Our ISA certified coaches are technically sound, patient, and fun. Every surf coach is here to support you as you achieve your surf goals.

Simple and concise explanation.

Demonstration using key words and cues.

Personalized coaching with a maximum or 2 or 3 other surfers at your same level .

Active, repetitive practice of each skill.

Continuous Feedback - immediate and encouraging.

Our surf lessons are held at the warm waters of Playa Estero, one of the best beach breaks in Central America for beginner and intermediate surfers. We believe the best in Panama with gentler waves compared to Venao and Cambutal and more consistent than Bocas Del Toro. And it’s only 400m away. A relaxed and uncrowded beach with a gentle soft sand bottom and no rips.

For surfers looking to improve their level we will design a coaching plan to suit your ability, maximizing the current surf conditions and your expectations. You will be guided on various breaks we have in our area, including the world-class point break “The Point” just steps away from your room in front of the property.

About The Host
Vickie and Sergio

Vickie and Sergio

Hola! We are Vickie & Sergio. If you’ve come to reading about us you can probably resonate a lot with our story. I was an Advertising Account Director in New York and Sydney working with some of the world’s biggest brands. Sergio was a senior lawyer in the bustling city of Buenos Aires.

We both felt the grind, almost groundhog-like days of working in the city. We were both in our 30s and whilst in completely different parts of the world, questioning...there’s got to be more to life than this. Sergio brings experience and passion for surfing and I for yoga. We had each travelled to surf spots around the world and shared the big dream to quit our jobs and create a Surf & Yoga experience for people like us, in an untapped destination.

As we explored this, we found budget surf camps where the surf program was just about pushing you into waves and having fun. You’re left no more equipped to surf on your own than when you started. Retreats with a solid surf program but only two coaches for a large group which can be unsafe and ineffective. And on the other end, high-end surf retreats with a super high price tag. Although packed with incredible technology and expertise, these retreats were completely out of reach for most of us. We found yoga retreats and camps with junior teachers with little life experience or teaching credentials. Or luxury yoga retreats with bells and whistles that we just don’t need.

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