WELCOME TO RISE UP SURF
We are truly stoked to do what we love! Our core mission is to change people’s lives with an once-in-a-lifetime surf and yoga retreat in Nicaragua. Often we are the only ones walking on the beach, surfing the best waves, or exploring hidden spots in North Nicaragua. We like to keep things simple and hassle free. Our packages are all inclusive and guarantee carefree holidays. Come and enjoy!
LEARN TO SURF OR GET YOUR GUIDED SURF TOUR
Whether you want to learn to surf with our ISA-certified surf instructors or pack in as much surfing as humanly possible on a guided tour – with Rise Up Surf you get it all. Perfect waves on uncrowded beaches, daily yoga classes, healthy meals, that’s not enough? You will also enjoy epic adventures and get the opportunity to truly connect with the Nicaraguan culture.
YOGA RIGHT ON THE BEACH
Yoga is an integral part of the Rise Up Surf lifestyle and experience. With our two yoga studios right on the beach front we offer many options. Wether you are a yoga instructor who is custom-building a retreat, or a yoga lover who would like to disconnect and enjoy lessons with a background of crashing waves. We have everything you need for an extraordinary experience.
“Fantastic family vacation!“
We traveled to Rise Up over Christmas break 2018. We are a family of 6 with 4 daughters ranging from 10 to 17 years old. Only one of us (our dad) had surfed before so we were a bit daunted making a trek this far and not knowing how everyone would do. Upon arrival at Rise Up we were greeted by several staff members and invited to enjoy the beautiful sunset. From those first moments through the 7 days of our stay, our family had an absolute blast! On the first day, all rookie surfers were catching waves and getting to their feet with the support and coaching of the wonderful instructors. For our more experienced surfer there was a selection of beaches and breaks nearby that were appropriately challenging, changing with the swell and tide conditions over the course of the week. Along with the coaching in the water, there were video sessions to individually review progress with each member of the family. This was extremely helpful to better understand ways to improve surfing technique, wave selection and paddling. Surfing was definitely the core of our vacation but we also thoroughly enjoyed other activities offered at Rise Up including daily yoga, the boat trip to the estuary and the volcano boarding excursion. Lastly, the food was tremendous. Three in our family eat a vegan diet which was easily accommodated by Charlotte and the kitchen staff. The variety of the food and the way it was presented made for a special treat at every meal. The overall welcoming and easy-going vibe of the place, our fellow guests, Corina and Phil plus the entire staff made this an unforgettable adventure and experience for our family. We are already planning our next trip to Rise Up to renew friendships, improve our surfing and enjoy more time in such a special place.
“Best vacation I ever had“
We just finished our stay with the amazing people at Rise Up Surf and I can’t say enough good things about this place. Because of the recent “situation” in Nicaragua as portrayed by the media we were a little unsure at first about doing this trip but I’m glad we ignored the media and came to Nicaragua anyway. I don’t claim to know what the truth is about all that but I do now that there is much untruth. In any event, what a beautiful country, and the businesses have unfortunately suffered because of the tourists that have been scared away. Do yourself a favor and come to Nicaragua and especially Rise Up Surf. My wife and I had never surfed before and by the end of the week we were surfers. The instructors find the right beaches and waves for your abilities, videotape you so they can show you how to improve, and are so positive and helpful. Then there’s yoga to stretch those tired muscles, 3 meals (at least) a day, many other activities, a sub-zero fridge full of cervezas, a fantastic bartender, and new friends from around the world. I could go on and on, but I just want to say thank you so much to Corina, Phillip, and the whole crew. We can’t wait to come back!
Wanderer42805 | January 2019
“My happy place! Amazing camp, people, surf and food”
Rise Up is absolutely amazing! There is everything you need, as a guest you don’t have to think about anything, can completely switch off. The rooms are spacious, the beds comfortable and bathrooms are also nice (even the cold showers are totally fine what I did not expect). I like that rooms get cleaned more than once a day.
The surf instructors do a great job. They are motivated and love seeing people progressing. I especially liked the video analysis but also theory classes were very helpful and should not be missed. There is a wide choice of different surf boards and the instructors always find a suitable board for you.
I also liked the excursions/activities. The boat trip was my favourite.
Food was great! And there are 5 meals/day, so also people who are always hungry like me will be happy.
All staff is extremely friendly, from transfer, housekeeping, management…
As a guest of Rise Up Camp you really feel being part of a family. Thank you for this wonderful time I got to spend with you!
AngelaM | April 2018
“You will leave with a full heart <3″
I love traveling but I have always loved my home more than anywhere I’ve ever been… until now. This was hands down the best vacation of my life. I know this because instead of being so excited to get home and sleep in my own bed, I cried as I hugged everyone goodbye. It was that magical of a week. If you want to learn to surf, I mean really LEARN, Rise Up Surf Camp is your place. And if you are a yogi who wants to learn how to surf, you will cry as you hug everyone goodbye.
“Fantastic surf and yoga combo”
This is about as all-inclusive as a surf camp gets. Transportation, food and drinks, yoga and surfing without any need to pay for anything else except tips for the staff. Chinandega is relatively remote and there aren’t a lot of shopping options if that’s your thing the weekly Leon tour or staying there before or after is your best bet. No internet at the resort but it’s very cheap to buy at the airport directly from the Claro or Movistar dealer. Coverage at the resort is good but ask the owners which one to use as this can change – it’s very cheap 8 days and 1G cost $10usd – much better than roaming. The surf is great and totally uncrowned. The beginner lessons are excellent and way better than any others I have seen to get you started surfing with a very fun and supportive atmosphere. While the general age is 25+/- 5 years there are people in their 50-60s as well
JohnnyCanuk12 | February 2018
“A paradise – Best place to learn to surf”
Simply wow. I came to Rise Up for 10 days to improve my surfing and I went home a completely different surfer. The instruction is unparalleled. It’s not just that the coaches are good in the water, they also do video analysis, ‘surf theory’ classes – which were beyond helpful- and even paddling and duck diving lessons. The staff exudes positivity and warmth and it was just a joy being there. Rise up is great if you want to be independent and do your own thing, and also if you want to be welcomed into group activities like boat trips, horseback riding and sunsets at the point. The vibe is so relaxed and comfortable. ALSO – i have to mention the Yoga. I’ve been practicing yoga for 12 years and never expect much from vacation classes but Georgie was one of the best yoga instructors I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Highly recommend doing the daily yoga class while you’re there as it’s excellent for all levels and the perfect counterbalance to surfing.