Itinerary & Details

walking through woodsTrip Dates

August 20th-27th 2018

Daily itinerary

We start each day at Olas Verdes with an optional meditation session. This will be followed by a pre-surf snack of fruit and coffee or tea, then morning surf lessons. After the post-surf breakfast, there will be a couple of hours for lounging or exploring, with a mid-day yoga class prior to lunch. Between lunch and afternoon surf lessons, participants will have plenty of time to relax, explore the town, hang out on the beach and generally rest up. Evening surf lessons inevitably lead to hanging out for sunset on the beach and then the evening meal. After dinner, we all take part in an evening recovery meeting. The meetings will be structured so that everyone participating on the trip will have the opportunity to share their story of recovery with the rest of the group, followed by group discussion.
One ½ day of the program is devoted to ziplining with Miss Sky, a very well respected ziplining adventure company. We also have a bonfire on the beach one evening during the week.
All activities are optional, although all participants are encouraged to take part in every aspect of the program.

  • Morning Meditation
  • Morning surf lessons
  • Breakfast
  • Mid-day private yoga class
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon surf lessons
  • Dinner
  • Group recovery meeting

What To Bring

You really don’t need much in Nosara, but here are some suggestions for the trip. Temperatures in Nosara in August range from the 80s Fahrenheit at mid-day to the 70s at night.

  • Boardshorts/swimsuit
  • Rashguard
  • Sunscreen (zinc oxide for waterproof face protection)
  • Closed-Toe Sneakers/Sandals for Ziplining
  • Watch
  • Flip Flops
  • Shorts. T-shirts and Sweatshirts
  • General First Aid Medications (aside from basics, we recommend ibuprofen or acetaminophen, antihistamine, bug spray)
  • Water bottle
  • Handbag or small backpack for walks in town
  • Any prescription medications you made need for the week (Sober Surf has a doctor in Nosara available to us if needed for any sickness or emergency care)
  • Personal electronics (ipod, phone, camera)

Getting To And From Nosara

The nearest international airport to Nosara is Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in Liberia, Costa Rica. Sober Surf provides private transportation at two times on the first and last days of the program. When you discuss logistics with Safari Surf School, they will help you coordinate your flight in order to best line up with the pickup and drop off schedules of our transports. Flights should be booked in and out of Liberia if you wish to take advantage of the private transportation offered by the program. San Jose International Airport is a five to six-hour drive from Nosara. Local airlines do fly in and out of Nosara from Liberia and San Jose. From the Nosara airport, one can take a taxi to the lodgings. Please coordinate all travel plans directly with Safari Surf.

Booking Your Trip

The first step to booking a Sober Surf trip is to contact Director Jason Roderick to set up a phone or Skype interview.
Find out how to apply here.

Dates and Cost

The next Sober Surf trip is scheduled for August 19 to August 26. Cost for the program and trip is $2200US. The cost includes all room, board, and programming but does not include flights. There will be two shuttle buses on arrival and departure days to Nosara and these are included.

Deposit of $1000.00 is due June 30, 2017. Final payment of $1200.00 is due July 30, 2017.

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