It all started November 2011. I was visiting Playa Guiones with friends and family from Colorado. Every day I would surf, flail, try different boards, sometimes get a good wave and have a frustrating brand of fun. During that week, I noticed a group of people down the beach being coached. And, well, by the end of the week, it was apparent that the surfers being coached down the beach had became more confident and stronger surfers during that week. It was obvious that if I wanted to actually advance in the sport of surfing rather than continue to flail around, coaching was the answer. Those coaches down the beach and the answer was Surf Simply.
Surf Simply is your deep immersion surf coaching program, all surfing, all the time. And not just in the ocean, but in the pool, in the yoga studio, in the coaching, in the theory, in the video analysis and in the electronic ether. Or not. It is your choice.
The coaching is what I came for, and coaching is what I got. Graham offered a lot of patience and a lot of words in helping me realize what I should be thinking about and doing when out in the surf. And while Graham was my official coach, all of the coaches were my coach, willing to offer advice and encouragement. Very good people who love surfing and love teaching surfing.
And the rest: the sleeping, the eating, the massage, the people, the location, the whatever you want, it is really as good as you can have it. Honestly, as a frequent traveler of the North, South, and Central Americas accustomed to a wide variety of sleeping, eating, and living conditions, the Surf Simply Resort treatment is reaaaaaallllly nice. Nothing to think about except your feet, hands, hips, and head.
I am excited for my next surf trip, to put all this surfing wisdom and enthusiasm into practice. I am excited to ride more waves in different ways. And I am excited to think about returning to Surf Simply for more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surf Simply has broken the surf camp mold by providing coaching of a standard one would usually expect to receive in more mainstream sports. The makes of the Surf Simply podcast (available on iTunes) offer all inclusive package from their beautiful boutique surf coaching resort in Nosara, Costa Rica. You stay incorporates not only - video analysis, theory sessions on everything from board design to surf forecasting, pool training and in water coaching during your two fun surf session each day; but also transfers, accommodation, yoga classes, massage, fresh home cooked food and a variety of destinations in the evening from beach BBQs to stunning cliff top restaurants. ... more less
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