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The Ultimate Learn-to-Surf Vacation for Beginners

by Mary Melnick

Mar 24, 2023

© Rise Up Surf


Ever wanted to learn how to surf while on vacation but find yourself too intimidated by the instructors or other surfers out in the water? Whether on a family vacation, couples retreat or a friends’ getaway, Rise Up Surf Retreats make it easy for travelers of all ages to learn how to shred the best waves. Rise Up throws out the typical surf camp rule book and offers all-inclusive, week-long stays in four locations across Central America. Rise Up caters to all levels of experience, as well as all ages, sexes, cultures and religions. Its only requirement is you being eager to catch your first wave!

© Rise Up Surf

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Rise Up provides travelers with comfortable accommodations, expert surf coaching, yoga classes and delicious meals at each of its Central American surf retreats. Whether looking to perfect your barrels or catch your first wave, Rise Up is perfect for you. Throughout your trip, you can expect:


  • Luxurious beachfront properties with air-conditioned rooms
  • Stunning beaches with uncrowded waves
  • Personalized, small-group instruction for surfers of all levels
  • Two yoga sessions a day to stretch your sore muscles and restore calmness and balance
  • Activities like horseback riding, jewelry making and visiting local schools
  • Delicious gourmet meals
  • Accommodating and dedicated staff


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