Costa Rica·July 13 - 16 2023
with Nacho Pignataro
Made for surfers with an intermediate to advanced level, we are partnering up with Uruguayan longboard champion Nacho Pignataro to serve you the longboarding clinic of a lifetime. We will get obsessed with surfing for 4 days in a row with both technical and theoretical approaches. This is an intensive coaching experience in which we'll cover everything from surf history and surfboards evolution to the physics of nose riding and the techniques behind crosstepping, hanging five, ten, heels and much more. We will surf our brains out in the heart of our favorite natural playground > Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Every surf session will be filmed and we’ll get to analyze in-depth all clips by the end of every day to gain different approaches on what "to do” and what to focus on the next surf session. And when we’re not surfing, or talking about surfing, we’ll be enjoying incredible food and vibes at the iconic surfers’ haven – House of Somos. A contemporary refugee with a vintage airstream cafe serving dishes made with locally-grown ingredients, dreamy pools for cooling off, and a world-class shaping room to explore and learn everything we need to know about surfboards construction. If you are not in the area, Click here to book your accommodation
Your dream team of coaches
Longboarding champion from Uruguay closed in third place to take the Bronze Medal in the 2022 Panamerican surfing games. Nacho started surfing when he was 6 years old and has traveled worldwide, competing and searching for incredible waves since then. Longboarding gave him a different perspective: seeking perfection in waves rather than just chasing big ones. Now he loves sharing his knowledge and passion in all different corners of the world.
Argentinian surfer and co-creator of A Week Awake @aweekawake surf experiences. Based in Santa Teresa, she embodies fun and adventure and brings high vibes into whatever she does. Her technical longboard coaching is geared for the female body, mind and spirit.
Born and raised in the Peninsula of Nicoya, this wild and playful soul embodies the longboarding vibes in Santa Teresa. His grounded energy and the experience of a life lived by the sea has made him grow into a beyond skillful surf coach and guide for so many who visit his home. Be ready to get contagious by the most aquatic joyful being as you make your way up to the nose ;)
6 surf lessons ("Until our arms are dead")
Superb in water and theoretical surf coaching from Nacho, Mona and Tavo.
Daily in-depth video review.
All surf video footage.
Daily theoretical workshops.
Shaping room visit + guided surfboard construction by Nacho and SOMOS in-house shaper.
Daily nutritious snacks, lunch and drinks catered by "The International" at Somos.
The best vibes.
AWA swag bag of goodies.
Transportation to/from the venue
In the heart of Santa Teresa
SOMOS is a place where the global adrenaline seekers, artists, builders, and adventurers come together to share a common goal. It's a destination for the few who can appreciate its true value of discovery; insatiable explorers who want to be part of something radical, something that satisfies all senses. Everyone has a story to tell: this is the place to spark conversation and create lifelong bonds. The goal is life; ride bumps, get bruises, strike laughter. Reconnect with what was thought to be lost. Foster new relationships. Nourish yourself. Be happy.
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