Gibran: Soul Surfer and Hands-On Man

Surfer in Santa Teresa

This is part two of the ten-part Bodhi Five-Year Anniversary Series that will highlight the most important events from the timeline of Bodhi Surf’s inception and growth Gibran is a founding member of Bodhi Surf School, and can be considered a driving force behind its operations; he is definitely the “get ‘er done” person at Bodhi Surf School. He is probably also the team member who is most impassioned with surfing, stating that it brings him peace, clarity, and stress relief, and that most … [Read more...]

Bodhi Surf’s Everyday Impact Reduction Measures

Handpainted 6 Rs Sign

We’re on a mission, and this mission is called the Ocean Guardian Journey! What does it consist of, you may wonder? Stewardship, and especially that in the sectors of community and environment. It is top priority for the team members at Bodhi Surf School to be the best that we can be, which means not just providing great and consistent service for our guests, but also being a business that practices Social and Environmental Responsibility. We want to be an example for other people as well as … [Read more...]

April Roundup

Jumping shot on the beach

We hope you are enjoying our Monthly Roundup blog posts. The purpose of these posts is to keep our friends and past guests informed about the goings-on at Bodhi Surf School (often times, we have activities aside from our day-to-day surf, yoga, and Bodhi Surf Lodge responsibilities). Also, we hope these posts will give you an idea of what to expect if you are planning your first trip to Bodhi Surf School! Another month over — and what a month it’s been! So what happened in April at Bodhi Surf … [Read more...]

From the Great Plains to the Great Ocean: A Kansas Girl Learns to Surf

Learning to surf in Costa Rica

Written by Erin Robinson, Deloitte Consultant and current Bodhi Surf School Intern I grew up land-locked in the middle of the United States, in a small college-town called Lawrence, Kansas. Amongst its many family-owned businesses, there’s a store called “Shark’s Surf Shop” that sells apparel ironically reading “Surf Kansas”, with a character surfing on wheat fields. My first time seeing the ocean was at age six. I still recall the mix of awe and panic that it inspired. How could a body of … [Read more...]

March Roundup

La Union de Uvita

Well, March was a busy month, (as has been the first week of April — oops, this monthly roundup is already a week late!). The weather has been hard to pin down, most likely  because this year has officially been called as an El Niño year (a phenomenon of warm currents in the Pacific Ocean), and the first since the 1997-98 season. We’ve had some very hot weather, some cooler days, and some days of larger waves as well. True to the Bodhi way, we had our hand in many different pots (in addition to … [Read more...]

25% Off Our Surf & Yoga Camp

Customer Appreciation 25% Discount on Bodhi Sessions

gratitude |ˈgratəˌt(y)o͞od| noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness Gratitude is an important concept for the Bodhi Surf Team. It’s the name of the first bungalow at the Bodhi Surf Lodge whose construction we completed in 2013, it’s the subject of our #ThankYouThursday social media campaign, and generally, it’s a philosophy that has been central to our business. We have so much to be thankful for, as individuals and as a company; … [Read more...]

Surfing & Yoga: Together is Better!

Benefits of practicing yoga and surfing together

Bodhi Sessions are our premier 7-day yoga and surf camp vacation choice for people who are committed to learning the ins and outs of surfing and advancing their yoga practice. Neither of these two skills are considered easy; and learning them takes time, patience, dedication, and hard work. However, practicing both simultaneously is so beneficial to both practices, which is why the base of our choice vacation option includes equal amounts of surfing and yoga: three surf sessions and three yoga … [Read more...]

Is A Car Rental Necessary To Get To Bodhi Surf School?

Rent a bike in Bahia Ballena, Costa Rica

“How do we get to you?” — is a question we often hear in early email communication with our future guests. There are many answers to that question, because once in Costa Rica, there are various ways to get to us; what you choose will depend on your travel style and budget. For the Bodhi Sessions, our week-long yoga and surf camps, we have opted to include shuttle transportation from San Jose to our surf lodge in Bahia Ballena. Our Bodhi Sessions have many aims, such as teaching our guests how … [Read more...]

Why Bodhi Sessions Are Not All-Inclusive

Costa Rican "Casado", the typical dish

Bodhi Sessions are a Costa Rican surf and yoga camp that’s between a vacation and a retreat. While we want you to focus on learning how to surf and perfecting your yoga practice, it’s also very important to us that you get out into the community, see the sights, hear the sounds, and taste the flavors of our small, coastal Costa Rican town. We believe that one important part of travel is spending quality time outside of your hotel/rental home/lodge, interacting with the locals, and immersing … [Read more...]

Why Saturday Is The Best Day Of The Week!

Sunset at Bodhi Surf School

Everyone loves a good Saturday — it's the first day of the weekend, it's your "you day" — the one where you get to do exactly what you want to! The world is your oyster; save those chores for lazy Sunday. For us at Bodhi Surf School, Saturdays are also the best day of the week because we get to meet our new Bodhi Sessions groups! What are Bodhi Sessions? They are 7-day surf and yoga camp vacations set in the tropical Costa Ballena, in Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Zone, which run every … [Read more...]