MARCH 28 – APRIL 4, 2020 (sold out)
APRIL 4 – 11, 2020 (2 spots left)
This once in a lifetime trip will take you to the longest surfable left-hand point break on Earth, where you will enjoy 7 days surfing this leg quaking wave while staying at The Chicama Boutique Hotel—one of the nicest surf hotels in the world! Surf perfect, extremely long waves that will make you rub your eyes in disbelief. All of this surrounded by a group of rad human beings with varying skills that will support you and push you to improve your surfing wave after wave.
Our ISA certified coaches have designed a unique programming of surfing, mindfulness, and movement to focus on individual progress and performance over the course of the week. Chicama—with its sheltered bays—is the perfect place for beginners to start surfing. For intermediate and more advanced surfers, this is one of the best waves in the world for you to progress your surfing. The consistency of each section allows for careful maneuvers to be performed, pushing your abilities to the next level. Regardless of where you are at with your skill, we will tailor the coaching sessions to suit your particular needs.
This experience is limited to 14 people and no previous surfing experience is required. Our experienced surf coaches work closely with local surf guides to provide our guests with the best possible coaching. If you have ever dreamed of surfing the longest left-point break wave in the world and being pushed out of your comfort zone in a safe and supportive environment, this trip is for you. With a well-balanced mix of theory and practical sessions, photo, and video analysis, our programming provides the best possible environment for self-improvement and growth.
There will be a shuttle waiting for you at Trujillo Airport on Saturday, March 28th or on April 4th at 10:00 AM. We highly recommend that you fly into Lima at least a day early to get settled and prepare to make the quick 1-hour flight to Trujillo. All connections must be made through Lima. If you are unable to make the 10:00 AM shuttle (from Trujillo airport) we can arrange other transportation for you to get to the Hotel at an additional charge. Our travel agent can assist you booking a night at a hotel by the airport if needed.
Our coaches have developed a classification system based on your surfing skills and fitness level to create a progressive and effective coaching program with a variety of daily drills to suit everyone’s individual needs. Whether you are a complete beginner or have been surfing for years, we have a program to help you progress your surfing and get to the next step. We strive to objectively place our guests in the appropriate level free of judgment and with all the encouragement and support every person needs. For that to happen, our rule number one is for every guest to leave their ego and self-judgment at home and come with an open mind to learn, practice and progress in order to make the most out of the experience.
*Participants in this level will start the week practicing in one of the protected beach areas, and will only be allowed on the boat according to their progress throughout the week. Your safety is our number one priority, and it's up to our surf coaches to determine when and if you are ready to get on the boat.
** Only surfers in the black fin level can join the trip without joining the surf camp.
Our trip starts with an early morning fitness and skill assessment to place you in the right level, and as the week progresses, we will team you with the right coaches on a daily basis to ensure you are getting the most out of your coaching. If you are a complete beginner, our goal is to coach you so you can tick all the boxes in the white fin category by the end of the trip. Remember, no matter how good you are, surfing is a lifelong quest and you can always improve with consistent training and appropriate coaching. If you are an intermediate or advanced surfer, we will place you accordingly to your skills after the assessment on day 1.
All guests must be at least 18 years old
Travel and health insurances are mandatory and not included in the package
Passport must be valid for 6 months beyond your date of entry
I went on my first Surf the Greats surf/yoga retreat to Nosara, Costa Rica in October 2017 and it was honestly one of the best experiences of my life. Looking back now, I didn’t realize how important this trip was in the context of my own life direction, but I came back to Canada with a clear mind, new goals, and support from an incredible surf community. Antonio and the instructors made sure that learning to surf wasn’t just about being able to stand up on a board. It’s about learning to be a considerate surfer, safety, mindfulness and focus. It’s so applicable to other parts of life, and I knew as soon as I got back that I wanted to go on another trip. I went to Chicama, Peru in March 2018, where I spent my 30th birthday refining skills, building confidence, and challenging myself. I always feel so safe out in the water with the instructors. They were always there to challenge me, but always had my safety in mind. The trip was unforgettable, and I’m so thankful for that experience.
My time with Surf The Greats in Costa Rica changed the way I travel and my approach to wellness. With excellent teaching and coaching in great surfing spots, I now have the confidence to rent a board, head out on my own, and join the “line up”. We also had the chance to practice yoga (something totally new for me) in some beautiful tropical spaces. I couldn’t understand why I had not built this into my fitness and wellness efforts before. Now, I practice yoga a couple times per week and my body is healthier and fitter for it. Our trip to Costa Rica was amazing. The houses we stayed in were beautiful and comfortable, the beaches were stunning, and the landscapes were dramatic. Our tour leaders were encouraging, fun, and always made us feel safe. I met some wonderful people and made some great new connections. There was always a sense of solidarity amongst the group as we learned together, lived together, and supported each other out in the waves. We didn’t just learn to surf. We learned about the culture, etiquette and science of surfing too.
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