This is not any surf retreat, it is a full week of surf and video coaching with professional longboarder Tony Silvagni, who has competed on the WSL for 15 years and is currently ranked 3rd in the world. He teams up with a local professional from Nicaragua to bring you to your top surf experience through all angles. The local guide shares the surf knowledge as we explore the best breaks for the conditions and your surf level. From breathtaking point breaks, to never ending lines and even punchy beach barrel breaks, Nicaragua Pacific seas will never leave you disappointed.
After surfing all morning we come back to the tropical resort for some much needed R & R for the body, mind and soul. Layna Moehl is a 500hr RYT who has studied and facilitated sessions all over the world. Being a surfer herself she specializes in the slow juicy restorative flows that nourish all your tender surfing muscles. As well as breathwork and ice baths to train the nervous system to embrace your next big wave or any situation to push you to the to next level. Deep sacred mediations and ceremonies with local Cacao to align you deeper with your highest potential.
Not only do we get to surf and restore our body all day, but we are also placed in the heart of a local fishing village rich in native culture. Your hosts have designed this week to touch on all the qualities that make this town special, while connecting to the locals and why they are so proud of their breathtaking home. Through horseback riding, jungle hiking, sacred ceremonies, local food and boat excursions we immerse deeper into this rural country. We do not just vacation here, we bond, support, learn and share present moments with the community.
Nicaragua holds a variety of the freshest tropical fruits and veggies to nourish you after long days in the sun. As well as being on a fishing village surrounded by local farms, there are plenty of local and organic proteins to keep us energized each day. We will cater to any dietary restrictions you may have. Get ready for a week of royalty.
Off the beaten path you get to experience and connect with local vibes of this rural fishing village that is so special, while staying in luxury. Clean, air-conditioned, hot showers, comfy beds and most importantly... steps from the pool! Room to Roam is a safe place for all to relax, surf, eat, sleep and repeat.
Not only do we provide transport to and from the airport, we also allow you to ride in style to all surf and adventure destinations. Weather by Panga, Catamaran or rustic jeep we make the journey just as enjoyable as the destination. Jump off a catamaran into crystal blue waters as you surf the wave of your life into the sunset.
Tony has been a competitive surfer ever since he could stand. Being on the world longboarding tour (WSL) for the past 15 years he also runs a surf school and beach rental business in Carolina Beach, NC. What makes him stand out is that he not only is one of the highest ranked longboarder in the oceans but he is also one of the best teachers and mentors of the sport. From surfing alongside legends all over the globe his knowledge and critical technique is finely tuned and is able to portray these teachings to a wide scope of eager surfers. He is actively competing for the world title and is currently ranked 3rd in the world. A former ISA world champion and a valued member of the USA surf team, along with countless wins throughout his career. Now his passion is gearing towards sharing this stoke with all.
Throughout the Nicaragua longboard clinic Tony will share his knowledge on the basics of wave selection, proper board choice, feet placement, posture, trimming, cut backs, drop knee turns, and of course nose riding. We will surf all day in various breaks of southern Nicaragua according to that days conditions. Each session will be recorded and In the down time Tony will go over each participants waves with them personally on how to improve in certain areas and surf to your highest potential.
"A person with a calm mind is a happy person, instead of becoming uptight once you are able to swing into intense activity and like the pendulum return to that center of calmness. Yoga is that center of calmness. A pendulum swing between dynamic action and calm. Not one or the other, the balance between the two. The dynamic sport of surfing with the stillness and calmness of yoga. Requiring tremendous discipline in both. Yin and the yang. Stillness and calmness on the wave, to be at peace with the ocean, a steady concentration, a still mind, with still breathe, still body, all still with that delicate balance of the dynamism of the ocean." -Gerry Garcia.
Concentration is one pointed focus in yoga. When focusing steadily on an object you absorb the essence of that object. Absorb the essence of the wave. To connect and be in harmony with the wave. A value of consistency with both. Add a leap into a new environment, a more challenging wave, a step out of your comfort zone, is what brings a quantum leap in growth, in surfing, in yoga in any goal you aim to master in life. Consistency with discontinuity, a stillness with dynamism, the yin and the yang and this delicate balance of the dancer and the dance.