Get fit for your next surf adventure with these short workouts

The quaint surf town of Playa Grande just had a gym open called Flex and Flow. I observed a few members of our surfing town attending the classes there. Over a few months I saw people looking more fit and watched their surfing improve as well. I decided it was time to check it out. I took a few of their early morning classes thinking “I’m fit already, this should be easy for me”. Well it was so hard I decided to take a private training session with one the gym’s founders Hyam. We took a few videos of some workouts that I think would be beneficial for building strength and balance for your next surf trip.

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Is the hunt for empty waves over?

You may have heard the saying “its not the destination its the journey”. Its always kind of annoyed me because the journey normally means long plane rides, delays, layovers, canceled flights etc. and I just want to get to the destination already and skip the “journey” part. It does not have to be that way at all. I prefer to think of the journey as an adventure and wherever I end up even if its not the place I had intended to go as the destination.

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Marjie's tips for surviving a flat spell

Growing up as a surfer in the Virgin Islands you experience a lot of days with no surf (flat spells). We could go weeks without waves. When the surf would finally come up I would find myself winded and tired after just a few hours of surfing. Flat spells not only took a toll on my physical body but my mental as well. When I first started surfing all I wanted to do was surf. I had to find another activity that would calm down my mind as well as keep me healthy, flexible and strong for surviving the flat spells. Here are the few things that have helped me over the years.

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Pop up 101 with Coco

How to pop up!

Are you interested in learning to surf but have never touched a surf board before? Here are some tips that will help you to gain the strength, flexibility and balance you will need in the water to pop up into your surfing stance.

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Travel Information

Costa Rica travel info:

    We all know traveling to a new country by yourself can be a bit intimidating, so I thought I would share with you all some insight on how to prepare for your trip and what to expect when you arrive.

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How to Let Go of Fear in the Water

Fear comes to people in all different ways in surfing. It may be just diving under a wave for the first time, or fear of turtle rolling or a fear of wiping out and getting hurt. As surf instructors, these are things we can teach and guide you through.

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