We offer surf camps for beginner surfers and for those looking to build on their abilities. Surfing is a difficult sport that requires a lot of practice. A number of consecutive days of surfing, lessons and wave watching will allow for a great opportunity to learn the sport and advance your skills. Here in Santa Catalina we are blessed with warm water Pacific currents so no need for neoprene. We have beach breaks, like Playa Estero and Town beach that are great for beginning, longboarding or hot-dogging and we have some great point breaks for those looking to advance. Join us to learn and progress in this exciting and demanding sport!
Surf your heart out on the great learning beach break of Playa Estero. Forgiving waves and the sand bottom make this beach ideal for learners, as well as a playground for those looking to improve their surfing skills. Break your day up with some rest and relaxation and hearty meals that will keep your surf strength up throughout the day. We offer yoga classes in our surf camps because we believe yoga is a complimentary practice to surfing and to a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Our surf camps include yoga classes at La Buena Vida's tree top "Bird's Eye View Studio". Owner/instructor Michelle Miller will guide you through an hour and a half of breathing, stretching and strengthening in her custom "slow flow Vinyasa" classes.
With nearly 20 years of experience as a guide/instructor/facilitator, he is also a nature photographer, surfer, and an environmentalist who lives his life mindfully and conscientiously. He spent a number of years with Outward Bound as an instructor, facilitator and guide leading sea kayak and white water canoe trips throughout Canada before landing in Belize, Central America.Michael is a fully certified guide who takes group safety, sound judgment and risk management seriously while addressing individual needs and creating fun enriching experiences.
Native to Southern California, Javier has been a resident of Panama for more than 10 years now. He has been at the forefront of surf exploration in the area since his arrival, and brings 20 years of surfing experience to the table. He also enjoys birding, free diving, homesteading, fatherhood, sailing, and exploring the many wonders Coiba Island has to offer.
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Besides surfing and yoga, we also offer Coiba tours, sea kayak, snorkeling and scuba diving.
Buses can be taken from Panama City or David to Santiago. In Santiago, change to the bus to Son. In Son, catch the Santa Catalina bus or you can take a taxi from Sona for around 30 USD.
"Exactly what we wanted: sea kayaking, lots of snorkelling, camping on the beach - perfect! Snorkelling at the camp beach was great so we could be in the water as much as we wanted. We wanted tons of snorkelling and that's what we got!"
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"Michael and his crew ensure you maximize your time on and off the water. Plenty of paddling time so we could get a sense of the Island's unique yet diverse flora and fauna. Balanced with ample time to relax too! For me food can make or break a camping trip. Adam (our trip leader) and Michael went all out making excellent use of locally sourced produce both from land and sea. There are moments in life that offer the possibility of experiencing the phenomenon referred to as 'flow' or 'being in the zone'. You know the moment that everything seems to click and time stands still. Time stands still occasionally on Coiba and I am certain it is largely in part because of the effort Fluid Adventures puts into connecting its guests to the water and land all that share these elements. If you are looking at the map and are concerned about the distance to travel from Panama City to Santa Catalina it is a cake walk by many standards. It is part of the adventure! Adam Z was our leader for our 6 day trip and folks he is knowledgeable, professional, fun, and an excellent paddler. You really could not go wrong here. A cook, yes a very good cook too! If you are lucky he may give you a tune or two. And then there is the quiz prepare for the quiz. If you are good campers he may even offer you the best camp pancakes you will ever have! Really getting the most from this trip requires a little leg work on our end too. You would not be wrong if you read about the importance of this island before arriving . Not only will it enhance your experience but also improve your performance during Adam's quiz night (usually held on the last night on the island). If you even have a fleeting moment where you are considering this as an option: do it. It is one of those trips that you will never forget. The guide tips always take the guides advice when prepping for this one (you will get a list). Adam thank you! Michael thank you! Just get there and do it!"
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"Good shop right at the beach. 10 USD per hour for a kayak or paddle board. 25 USD for a half day. Adam was nice and really fair - I thought I would kayak for a half day but only did around an hour becuase the swells were too big and he refunded the difference with no complaints. I would go back in a heartbeat - just on a calmer day!."
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"We spent 8 days in the Santa Catalina area. Took some surfing lessons from Michael and spent the first couple of days learning to surf. Michael was so chill and positive. Proved that you're never to old to play in the surf. Spent the last 6 days on a sea kayaking trip to Coiba Island. Had a fantastic time with Liz and Jeka. Kayaked, swam with the fish, ate, laughed, woke up to the sounds of howler monkeys, and watched Capuchin monkeys on the beach and in the trees. It was a fantastic experience and the highlight of our trip to Panama. It's obvious that Michael cares about his clients, staff and the environment. Highly recommend booking a trip with them!"
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"Our family of five booked a day paddle with Fluid Adventures after xmas 2015. The online communication was excellent and all aspects of our trip were well organized. Adam was just great with our kids and especially our 6year old Sean. I highly recommend Fluid Adventures! We are already thinking about our trip next year and we hope to include a multi-day trip with them. Many thanks Adam."
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