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8 Days Meditation, Yoga Retreat, and Surf Camp in La Libertad, Peru

Incredible Surf Camp Peru

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 15 participants
All meals included

This once in a lifetime adventure will take you to the longest surfable left-hand point break on earth, where you’ll enjoy surf camp and get pampered at The Chicama Boutique Hotel and Spa. Perfect and extremely long waves plus high-end services will be the highlights of this surfing adventure. The ISA and Yoga Alliance certified instructors have put together a solid programming of surfing, yoga, and mindfulness meditation to perfect your surfing abilities over the course of the week.

Highlights

  • Guided surf sessions
  • 2 x 3 hours zodiac tow-back sessions
  • Daily yoga sessions for surfing experience
  • Pre-surf mindfulness meditation sessions each day
  • Wonderful tour to the Museo de Brujo sacred site
  • Surfboard rental for beginner surfers
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 7 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Bar
  • Concierge desk
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi

Chicama Boutique Hotel and Spa

Chicama Boutique Hotel and Spa offers a place where relaxation and comfort are the norms. Enjoy the infinity pool, purify mind and body at the spa, take a warm and relaxing bath at the jacuzzi, and taste the exquisite Peruvian gastronomy while enjoying of one of the most amazing sunsets ever.

Spa

The spa strives to combine elements that promote a healthy body and a healthy mind. Water occupies the lead role in offering a truly relaxing experience, with a sauna and jacuzzi circuit that can be complemented by massages that will impress even the most demanding guest.

Pool

A place to enjoy the beautiful sun and the amazing bay views, adorned by never-ending waves and vessels at sea. Chicama Boutique Hotel and Spa has an infinity pool that helps guests relax while enjoying a nice cocktail. Next to the pool, the outdoor jacuzzi is the perfect place to end an intensive day, resting, and relaxing those tired muscles.

Restaurant

The restaurant enjoys a spectacular ocean view. Its architecture is an ode to the houses built in the 1940s in Peru's famous coastal towns. At the bar, the guests can enjoy the best local cocktails. The menu is diverse and exquisite, it includes seafood, local dishes, and kinds of pasta, prepared with the best local ingredients.

Gym

The gym is fully equipped. It will provide the necessary elements to keep you fit while having a great holiday or enjoying surfing in the longest wave on earth.

Rooms

20 rooms are furnished to provide the utmost comfort to guests. They all have a private bathroom and either king or twin beds depending on the type of room. All rooms have a private terrace where guests can enjoy Chicama's beautiful sunsets. There's also a ceiling fan and daily maid service.

Program

This trip is best suited for intermediate to advanced surfers, but beginners are most definitely welcome. Surf the Greats will tailor the classes to your particular needs. This experience is limited to 15 people and no previous surfing experience is required. The experienced guides work closely with local surf instructors to provide the guests with the best possible coaching.

If you have ever dreamed of surfing the longest left-point break wave in the world and being pushed out of your comfort zone in a safe and supportive environment, this trip is for you. Surf the Greats created this trip with intermediate and advanced surfers in mind, but if you are a beginner and want to join this camp, Surf the Greats have created a surf school option for you.

You will be taught from the ground up and as you progress throughout the week, Surf the Greats will push you further and take you back to the line-up.

Do I need the surf camp?

Can you catch green waves on your own? Can you duck dive on a shortboard or turtle roll efficiently on a longboard? Can you turn left and right? Can you perform frontside and backside bottom turns? Can you perform frontside and backside cutbacks? If you answered no to one or more of these questions, you need to sign up for the surf camp.

This means that Surf the Greats needs to assign a surf instructor to work on your drills through the course of the week. The option to skip the surf camp is only available for intermediate and experienced surfers who can perform all the drills above.

Surf school

  • 5 surf lessons with tow-back service
  • 2 theory and technique lessons
  • Detailed information on surf technique and local spots
  • 3 group discussions to define and assess expectations, learning objectives, and outcomes
  • Experienced surf instructors certified by the International Surfing Association
  • 3:1 student / guide ratio
  • Ongoing technique analysis and individual feedback
  • Possibility of surfing other breaks (according to skill level and conditions)
  • Possibility of surfing additional sessions with tow-back service depending on progress
  • Surfboard rentals (for beginners)

Yoga

  • Daily pre-surf mindfulness meditation sessions
  • 6 yoga classes (tidal flow, Restorative, ginástica natural, and surf conditioning)
  • Suitable for all levels
  • Classes designed to maximize your surfing experience
  • Active classes to activate and strengthen muscle groups required for surfing
  • Restorative classes to stretch, relax, and allow your body to recover from your sessions
  • Expect lots of surf movements on the mat to get you ready to surf
  • Mindfulness meditation sessions help you stay in control of your breath and your mind in and out of the water

Included excursions

Tour to the Museo de Brujo sacred site

You will take an afternoon and visit the home to the Madame of Cao, the tattooed mummy that ruled the Moches. This site is located only 45 minutes from Chicama.

Location

Chicama

Chicama, located in Puerto Malabrigo on the central coast of Peru, is known to be the longest surfable wave on earth. This surfing jewel offers a 2.2 kilometers ride with nice barrels and long walls for high-performance maneuvers. A ride so long that you can surf a single wave for over 2:30 minutes. The wave divides into six sections, named El Cape, El Point, Las dos Tetas, El Hotel, El Hombre, and El Malecón.

El Cape

This is where the wave starts. Usually breaks well during summer, between December and March, when north swells hit the area constantly. There is always something to surf in this section.

El Point

This is where the long 2.2 kilometers ride starts. It breaks in front of a rock formation but on a sandy bottom. Easy take off and with low tide, it delivers nice perfect barrels. A good speed section.

Las Dos Tetas

This is the second section where all turns really long. The wall extends for over 10 to 15 feet while you are pulling turns. You might think it will close out, but then it always opens.

El Hotel

Located in front of the Chicama Boutique Hotel and Spa, it is the fastest section. You must use all your strength to speed up. Most people just go fast without pulling any turn.

El Hombre

If you reach this section your legs should be destroyed by now, but use your energy reserve as this section provides the best barrels (especially during big SSW swells).

El Malecón

At this point, you will have been in the same wave for over 2:30 minutes, for sure the longest wave you have ever ridden. This section also provides nice barrels and long walls for high-performance maneuvers. You should end just before the Pier or you will not be able to tell your friends about this wave.

Museo de Brujo

It is located 60 kilometers to the north of Trujillo, in the Chicama Valley, Magdalena de Cao, in front of the sea. This place along with Huaca Cortada and Huaca Prieta make up the Archeological Complex “El Brujo”.

The Archeological research started in 1990 sponsored by Banco Wiese. Huaca Cao Viejo was built by the Moche culture, about I century A.D. and was abandoned in 600 A.D. before the El Niño phenomenon.

The architecture is similar to Huaca de la Luna. There are seven superposed temples, as consequence of the internment of the older structures. Possibly that action would have occurred when there were disasters, such as strong rain or earthquakes.

Nearby places

  • The Museo de Brujo sacred site - 45 minutes

Features

Activities

  • Gym
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Concierge desk
  • In-room safe
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

Food

This package includes daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and water with meals. You can also have complimentary filtered water at The Chicama Boutique Hotel and Spa.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Machu Picchu tour

If you have the time and desire, Machu Picchu is an option for you to visit. It will require flying from Trujillo to Lima and Lima to Cusco. The adventure to one of the world’s seven wonders will be undertaken as an addition to the retreat of your choosing. This tour will be booked at your own expense.

What's included

  • 2 x 3 hours zodiac tow-back sessions per day (total of 10 sessions)
  • Guided surf sessions with ISA certified instructors
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Tour to the Museo de Brujo sacred site
  • Surfboard rental (for beginners)
  • Photographs
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Water with meals
  • Transportation to and from the hotel
  • 7 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Massages
  • Additional tours
  • Flights
  • Airport transfers for anyone arriving past 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 24th
  • Surfboard rentals for intermediate / advanced surfers (Surf the Greats encourages you to fly with at least two surfboards and your own wetsuit)
  • Beverages
  • Travel and health insurances
  • HST (13% Harmonized Sales Taxes)

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at FAP Captain Carlos Martínez de Pinillos International Airport (TRU). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Surf the Greats will pick you up from the airport.

There will be a shuttle waiting for you at FAP Captain Carlos Martínez de Pinillos International Airport (TRU) on Saturday, February 24th at 10 a.m. Surf the Greats highly recommends that you fly into Lima at least a day early to get settled and prepare to make the quick one-hour flight to Trujillo.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 50 days before arrival.
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Arrival: Saturday February 16, 2019
Departure: Saturday February 23, 2019

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