WELCOME TO RISE UP SURF
Our core mission is to change the lives of others, with once-in-a-lifetime surf and yoga retreats. At our home base, we are often the only ones walking along the beach, surfing the best waves, or exploring all of North Nicaragua’s hidden gems. We like to keep things simple, which is why our packages are all-inclusive and guaranteed carefree. Once you book leave the rest up to us!
OUR SURF & YOGA PACKAGES
If you’re looking for a unique surf destination with uncrowded beaches, friendly locals and fresh cuisine, look no further. Read on to find out more from Rise Up's owner, Phil, who hails from the island paradise of Barbados.
The owner of Rise Up Surf, Phil, just returned from a...
April 18, 2019
If you read our last post about the Rise Up familia, you would've seen that well over half of our staff are locals. They're the ones that make Rise Up the success that it is, and they're also the one's working quietly behind the scenes, day in and day out, all year round, to make sure that every...
March 20, 2019
Unless you've been living under a rock the past 20 years, you've probably heard once or twice about the practice of Yoga. And if you live in North America, you probably pass at least one Yoga studio on your commute each day. But unless you actually practice Yoga, you might still be wondering...
March 19, 2019
When you visit us in Nicaragua, we like to joke that you immediately become part of our family. But in all honesty, it's not so far from the truth. We are a tight-knit group down here, living side-by-side and traveling the world together, but we welcome every newcomer with open arms. Building lasting...
March 18, 2019
By Blair Bigham
Pottering down a rustic bumpy road - surrounded by palm trees, bungalows, and the sound of the sea in the distance - the Rise Up familia finally reached their Guatemalan destination. Arriving in El Paradon, a beautiful hidden beach town, we knew that we were in the perfect...
March 10, 2019
Our TripAdvisor Reviews
You are given a highly experienced coach for the week and they take you to one of many surf breaks in the area that fits your level of surfing. My coach for the past 2 trips has been Norvin and I can honestly say his kindness and skill in the water in working to make me a better surfer has been one of the biggest blessings to me in one of my life goals to lead a more adventurous life in my 40s. This area of Nicaragua has so many beautiful, empty surf breaks for all levels of surfing. You and your friends from Rise Up will normally be the only ones out there catching beautiful waves.
- Jennmarie456 | February 2019
"Can't wait to return!"
"Just returned from a week at Rise Up and have already planned my return trip. Beautiful setting overlooking the ocean and wonderful staff offering excellent surf instruction and tons of fun. Instructors take you surfing in the morning and play beach volleyball with you in the afternoon. Instructor gave me great feedback after each wave which I really appreciated. Very well-organized yet relaxed and safe. Excellent value and the most private surf breaks I've ever visited. I've traveled extensively and felt safe starting from my arrival at the airport, during the entire stay and all the way back through Managua on the return ride to the airport. If you're considering it, you should go. Or don't- More waves for me. :)"
- EBinTN | March 2019
I just got back from a week at Rise Up, it's my 3rd time there and as in previous visits Rise Up absolutely rocked it! Beautiful people, incredible location & so much fun and laughter that I never want to leave!! The surf instruction is great and the resort is very well run and organized, creating an inviting and chill vibe all around.The perfect holiday in my opinion!! As for the safety factor in Nicaragua, I saw absolutely no signs of unrest or danger during our entire adventure. I felt completely safe and secure and will be going back to Rise Up Surf as soon as I possibly can!
- Nicola C | March 2019
"I just got back from a week long stay at Rise Up. First time there. Simply amazing. Well organized, awesome people, well fed. Also my first time surfing and everyone was very welcoming and supportive. Lots of relaxation and down time if you just want to chill. One of the best vacations I have ever had!"
- Greg C | February 2019
"Best surf vacation I've ever had, will be back ASAP"
"I can't recommend Rise more highly. Honestly, 110% commitment from the hosts to providing a safe, comfortable, fun, memorable experience. Fresh homemade healthy meals three times a day plus amazing treats like homemade banana bread and desserts.. From the moment they picked me up from the airport to the moment they dropped me back off at the airport, I felt so safe. My surfing improved dramatically. The instructors are OUTSTANDING. I ignored the US travel advisory,which is honestly ridiculous, like one political thing happened in the major city one day last year... Best decision I ever made. I am already planning my next trip back!"
- Azize S | February 2019