Chica Brava is Nicaragua’s first and best women’s surf retreat. We are an elite camp for adventurous women who appreciate comfort as well as challenge. We empower women through the process of surfing and the genuine camaraderie that comes through sharing a lifestyle, a sisterhood, and a passion for the most rewarding sport on the planet. It’s about a pack of women together in the line up, united by what they love. This is your chance to let go, invest in yourself, and feel confident, invincible, and powerful regardless of your size, strength, or stature. From the moment we greet you at the airport until we send you off in style, our lively staff is committed to making sure that your journey is both amazing and unforgettable! Come. Get stoked in style with us.
Private jungle villa 1,200 feet above San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Private beach villa steps from the sand in Playa Colorado, Nicaragua
As the founder of Chica Brava, Ashley Blaylock traded in her secure career as a Texas attorney to open an all-girls surf retreat—the first of its kind in Nicaragua. Today she is the proud owner of Chica Brava where she shares her passion for surfing with women from around the world.
With 300+ days of offshore wind and un-crowded waters, nearly everyday is ideal for surfing in San Juan del Sur, no matter what your level. When you sprinkle in warm water, groomed waves, and empty beaches, you’ve got the makings of a world-class surfing destination. Come get your level on!
I have been dipping my toe in the water with surfing and this camp was exactly what I needed to show myself that I CAN do this. It challenged me... read more
So, so beautiful. Such a beautiful experience -- from the surf to the amazing care we got at "home." I felt so loved at Chica Brava, all while pushing myself... read more
I couldn’t have asked for a better experience at a surf camp or on any kind of trip. The instruction from Elsi, Claire, and Jenn was excellent! They work with... read more