Costa Rica·September - December

GRLSWRL x AWA SURF + SKATE

In collaboration with the radical women of GRLSWIRL

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Overview

Together with the dedicated riders from GRLSWIRL, we invite you to a retreat that promises not just skills, but soulful connections. At the heart of Nosara's vibrant community, surrounded by lush nature and thriving women-owned businesses, this retreat stands out as a beacon of empowerment and joy. AWA’s Surf Skate retreats are totally unique meaning you will not only learn the skateboarding basics, but also you will be able to improve your surfing techniques out of the water through surf skate training. All team riders at GRLSWIRL specialize in beginner instruction and will create a comfortable and patient space for you to learn step by step!  Whether you've never stood on a board or you’re looking to improve your skills, this retreat is your gateway to new possibilities. It’s not just about learning to surf or skate; it’s about overcoming your hesitations, embracing the community, and creating memories that last far beyond the sandy shores. Expect sensational food, jaw dropping nature, patient instructors and the opportunity to experience the beauty of enchanting Nosara and its Pura Vida vibes connecting you with passionate locals who know Nosara by heart. ALL LEVELS for both surfing and skating are welcome and good vibes encouraged!

Highlights

SURF COACHING

SURF COACHING

Playa Guiones is a swell magnet that offers something for every skill level. The experienced surf instructors of the Ocean Moves team will guide you through every step, from conquering your first pop-up to owning your cutbacks or cross-stepping. Nosara's laid-back vibe ensures ample space to practice and progress at your own pace. Our local connections can guide you to hidden gems off the beaten path. This is THE ULTIMATE surfing experience for you .

FOOD EXPERIENCE

FOOD EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a food journey by The Nomadic in-house chef who will spoil you with a selection of healthy locally sourced and organic dishes for breakfast and some lunches. You will also get to experience the Nosara vibrant and diverse restaurant scene and get to experience the thrilling vibe this town has to offer. Everything is walking distance from the hotel for you to enjoy outings with your new tribe.

WEAVING COMMUNITY

WEAVING COMMUNITY

We truly believe that through our individual stories and community support, we can inspire people to conquer their fears and insecurities through the simple act of trying something new. We will collectively hold space for you all to challenge limits, step into fear and learn together while forming everlasting bonds through surfing and skating.

SURF SKATE PROGRAM

SURF SKATE PROGRAM

One of a kind surf skate program to get you flowing and maximize the skills you’re learning in the ocean. We will visit Guiones skate park - adapting to all levels- and you will be held and coached at all times by GRLSWIRL team riders. We will laugh, move, scream, be inspired, and form bonds through this incredible program designed by founder and super power house Lucy Osinski.

YOUR HOSTESSES

Lucy Osinski

Lucy Osinski

Creator, CEO and Co-Founder of Grlswirl from Cornwall New York, she started skating in early 2017. Lucy fell in love with how empowered and liberated she felt from skating and passionately wanted to get others on boards in order to experience the same momentous feeling. She has taught hundreds of folks to skate of all ages, levels and backgrounds and is deeply passionate about sharing skate with others.


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Valeria LaForge

Valeria LaForge

Grlswirl Team Rider, adventure enthusiast, born and raised in northern California. You will likely find her carving around barefoot, with a big smile and lots of energy. She’s constantly in search of the perfect pool bowl to skate, perfect left to surf, & perfect dance floor to boogie. She loves to travel and create community wherever she goes. She has plenty of enthusiasm and stoke to go around, come join the fun!

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MONA PICASSO

MONA PICASSO

Argentinian surfer, creator soul and ultimate jungle warrior reshaped her life by the Costa Rican sea over a decade ago on a search for a more simple life. She is the embodiment of fun and adventure and brings the high vibes and stoked into whatever she does. Be ready for some loud laughs, deep ocean conversations and a life-long friendship with who will turn your surf trip into a radical life-changing experience.

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GIULIA VALLOTTO

GIULIA VALLOTTO

Italian chica who left behind the fashion world in the big cities for a barefoot and raw new life in the jungle. Giulia is the team mamma, who can effortlessly drive around through the jungle large groups of women with one main goal in mind: make everyone have the most unforgettable freakin' epic time of their lives. And she does it, gracefully, over and over again. Buckle up! and let yourself adventure with the most radical and fun amazonian queen out there.

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What's Included

What's Included

6 night accommodation at jungle boutique hotel in Nosara.

5 surf-skate lessons adapted to your level.

4 surf lessons adapted to your level with certified local surf instructors.

Surf video analysis and ocean awareness workshop by Ocean Moves.

Daily surf & skate equipment.

Daily yoga and breathwork gatherings.

Daily organic local breakfast adapted to all diets.

3 lunches and 2 dinners prepared by our in-house chef.

Daily drinks and snacks.

Transportation to activities.

Daily cleaning services.

Goodie bag.

An epic time.

International airfare.

Airport ground transportation.

2 lunches and 4 dinners out.

Optional activities such as SUP board tour, horse back riding, and more.

Alcoholic beverages.

Medical insurance.

Photography package.

BOOK YOUR SPOT

Private Room

Private Room

With A/C, fan, wifi, private courtyard, locally farmed teak queen bed, and private ensuite bathroom.

FROM$4,950.00/pp

Double Room

Double Room

With A/C, fan, wifi, private courtyard, two locally farmed teak queen beds, and private ensuite bathroom.

FROM$4,550.00/pp

Shared Room

Shared Room

With A/C, fan, wifi, locally farmed teak XL twin bunks, personal charging station, personal ensuite locker, and two private ensuite bathrooms.

FROM$3,950.00/pp

Schedule a call

Still not sure which experience is right for you? Schedule some time to chat with us to learn more!

An authentic way to experience

Playa Guiones, Nosara

You'll be riding the waves along the paradisiac shores of Guiones Beach, a 7km stretch of pristine white sand that seems tailor-made for surfers of ALL LEVELS. With many breaks shores and endless waves, this is the ultimate playground for those who crave 24/7 waves or learn to surf safely in an uncrowded line.


We'll be calling The Nomadic Hotel our home for an entire week of pure awesomeness - the perfect spot to embrace the 'Pura Vida' lifestyle at its best.

An authentic way to experience

Add Ons

Extra 60' Massage Treatment

Relaxing, Deep Tissue, Thai, Deep Relax, Crystal Instruments.

PRICE$100.00/pp

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Surf Photography

PRICE$150.00/pp

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AWA T-Shirt

PRICE$40.00/pp

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1:1 Private Surf Session

PRICE$150.00/pp

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Taxi from/to Local Airport

PRICE$55.00/pp

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You'll Be Staying Here

THE NOMADIC HOTEL

THE NOMADIC HOTEL

your home away from home

your home away from home

FAQs

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Check-in: from 15:00 

Check-out: from 10:00

You can either bring your own skateboard or use one of ours. We suggest you travel with your own board if you are feeling comfortable with it. We definitely suggest you bringing your own helmet and pads to make sure you will have the most appropriate protection along your whole trip.

If you feel like purchasing your new gear use the code AWA30 to get a 30% off of all GRLSWIRL equipment.

No need! We provide all the necessary surf equipment, including boards, leashes and wax. However, if you have your own gear and feel more comfortable using it, you're welcome to bring it along*.

*Take in consideration that you wont be able to take the domestic flight with boards over 7' so in that case you'll have to travel via land.

None! Our retreat is designed for women of all surf and skate levels, from beginners to advanced. Our team of experienced coaches will tailor personalized lessons to meet your individual needs.

No problem at all! Our retreat is perfect for beginners and so are these beaches. Our team of surf coaches will start with the basics, teaching you everything you need to know to catch your first wave safely and confidently. 

There will be daily coached surf skate sessions during the week with optional free skate at any time. All skate equipment will be available for you every day.

There will be 4 coached surf sessions during the week with optional free surf at any time. All surf equipment will be available daily.

Not at all! The majority of our guests come solo, and our retreats are carefully curated as supportive and inclusive experiences for everyone. You'll have plenty of opportunities to connect with other like-minded women and most likely build friendships and bonds that will last a lifetime. 

A lot of our first-time guests are concerned about this! 

Our retreat welcomes women of all ages, starting from 18 and up. To give you an idea, about 80% of our guests are between 25 and 55 years old. We love witnessing the diversity and unique perspectives and experience that each guests brings to the group. We have created an inclusive environment that ensures that everyone feels valued and empowered, regardless of age.


While we cant control the weather, we do our best to adapt to changing conditions Our experienced hostesses and coaches will adjust the schedule and activities accordingly to ensure you have a fun and safe experience, both in and out of the water. 

No. We host fully immersive retreats and surfing progression experience so we encourage everyone to share the same space and that way deeply drop into the whole experience.

This depends on personal preferences but honestly not much as its super easy to pull out money from a local ATM. 

Here are a few things you might need cash money for:

- Local souvenirs for friends and family.

- Tips. While tipping is not mandatory in Costa Rica, it is highly appreciated and to the discretion of each traveller. If you want to tip, we will collect cash money for surf coaches, cleaning or cooking staff members.

Most tourism businesses accept US dollars and cards. There are ATM's available in the area. You can also exchange your USD for colones (local currency) at most grocery stores.

If you are coming from a country outside of the US, we recommend exchanging your money outside of the airport as the airport charges the highest exchange fee.

While Costa Rica is the safest country in Central America - and therefore a perfect destination for first-time solo travelers - it's always important to use common sense.

Tuck away valuables when you're in public, put your phone away when you're not using it, and leave your nice jewelry at home. Always know where you're going, avoid isolated areas, and stick with a group when you're out at night.

We promise you’ll have an epic time. "It’s truly amazing and hard to put into words", our guests say...If you are feeling the call, just do it, let go of any expectations and let us host you during the time of your life!

We host a maximum of 15 guests in this experience.

Yes, we intentionally build in downtime for relaxation and reflection. You can spend your free time exploring the local area, enjoying optional activities, or simply unwinding on the beach or by the pool.

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