I believe in Karma. Good deeds are rewarded. Positive vibes multiply. Giving back to a community is rewarded with big smiles and good waves. This week seemed to prove all those points. Ten friends spent a morning painting a new local school and then scored an amazing week of awesome waves. Click Play above to see how it all went down.
A group of 17 high school kids from High Tech High in San Diego came down to Nicaragua with Suave Dulce for the trip of a lifetime. They learned to surf, did yoga, went horseback riding on the beach, and boarded down an active volcano. They learned to make tortillas and jewelry while interacting with the local community.
All that was fun and exciting, but the real reason for their trip was to give back by helping to build a new classroom for 4th, 5th, and 6 graders. They painted, dug trenches, and learned to mix cement.
Emily is a 10th grader at High Tech High in San Diego who had the opportunity to spend 10 days helping to build a school for kids in Northern Nicaragua. Aside from giving back, she learned how to surf, practiced yoga, and got to know the community.
Check out her story…
Want to join us on the next Learn to Surf, Yoga, Adventure Retreat? Check out the schedule for upcoming dates through March 2012, we may add more dates for April and June soon, stay tuned…. Schedule
The Bay is the place that we’ll surf mostly during retreats in Nicaragua. It’s a super fun spot with lefts, rights, awesome whitewash for beginners, rippable peaks for intermediate surfers, warm water, and only a handful of smiling locals. It’s good for shortboards, longboards, and anything else you want to ride. Here’s a preview of Holly Beck catching a few fun ones.
Waves of Hope is the non-profit started by El Coco Loco to improve the lives of the local community members. One project is an afternoon kids’ club that serves to build confidence, teamwork, and other valuable social skills. This day the kids were introduced to a new experience – the slip and slide.
Check out this awesome video of an amazing group of ladies!
This group was especially fun for me with two returning amigas. Marcia came to Suave Dulce for the first time in January 2011, and Corine in July 2011. Both returned in November and improved their surfing even more! We had 7 ladies with some surfing experience and 3 that had never surfed before. It was so inspiring to watch everyone pushing themselves, improving, and cheering each other on. Thanks for everything ladies!
Stacey did a lot of research and decided that based on price, location, and activities, Suave Dulce is the best Surf and Yoga Retreat out there! She came with high expectations and was still surprised by how awesome it is.