How to Integrate Mindfulness Into Your Surf Practice

Mar 14, 18 • Newsletter
How to Integrate Mindfulness Into Your Surf Practice

Sitting on my surfboard, I feel the current pulling me slowly northward. I listen to the peak of the wave colliding with the water below and breathe in sweet, salty sea air blowing back at me off the rolling waters. Every paddle out, it is my intention to close my mind to the external world outside... Read More

How to Stay in Surfing Shape in the Off-Season

Mar 6, 18 • Newsletter
How to Stay in Surfing Shape

Not all of us have the opportunity to surf every single day of our lives. Cold water, waves that don’t break constantly, and work can hold us back from not getting in the water everyday. While the best way to stay in surfing shape is to surf, here are some other ways to stay in top shape when not... Read More

Drop in Girl Surfs World, the newest surf book on the market, written by a Chicabrava!

Mar 1, 18 • Newsletter
boat to hermosa

By Melissa Diamond Have you ever wanted to drop everything and move to Nicaragua? A week, or even a few months, of catching fun surf, meeting new friends in a foreign culture, and finishing each day with a glowing sunset only made me crave more. Especially when I met gringo after gringo who was... Read More

Co-ed Week: Weekly Surf Camp Stories

Feb 28, 18 • Weekly Camp Stories
Co-ed Week at Chica Brava Surf Retreat

This week we had 7 chicas and one brave chico in the Surf House. We were happy to welcome 3 returning guests and a one birthday girl. There is no better way to celebrate your special day than a day in the water! The whole group started together in gorgeous Playa Hermosa, which is perfect for... Read More

Why is Nicaragua the best place to learn to surf?

Feb 27, 18 • Newsletter
Surfing in Nicaragua

Surfing Nicaragua is what dreams are made of; warm water, empty waves, jaw dropping scenery, delicious food and for those who have never paddled into a wave, you’ll find some of the best beginner surf beaches Nicaragua has to offer. Nicaragua is a popular surf location for beginners to advanced... Read More

When We Come Together for the Love of Surf: Weekly Cloud Farm Retreat Story

Feb 21, 18 • Weekly Camp Stories
Cloud Farm Surf Retreat Week

Up the hill at Cloud Farm, just outside of San Juan Del Sur, we met eight women who came to Nicaragua for an empowering week of surfing, relaxation, and so much growth with CHICABRAVA surf camp. There were a few returning women to this week’s group, one returning for her third time! The... Read More

My Top 5 Surfing Pump-up Songs Right Now

Feb 19, 18 • Newsletter
Surfing Pump Up Songs

Studies have long tried to identify the reason why the music is so soothing. The reality is that the rhythm and the beat of the sound change and influence the blood pressure, the pulse and the heart rate, decreasing incredibly the level of anxieties or stress. At Chica Brava we have a “ritual... Read More

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