Discover the Rise Up Experience Join us for a 7-day all inclusive surf experience for all levels See Retreat Schedule Nicaragua A Tranquil and Secluded Surf Retreat in Northern Nicaragua Take Me to Nicaragua Costa Rica A Journey to the Jungle Fringed Beaches of Southern Costa Rica Explore Costa Rica Guatemala A Surf Experience with a Laid Back Spirit and Good Vibes Show Me Guatemala Barbados A Paradisal Escape to a Magical Caribbean Island Discover Barbados


Rise Up is more than a surf camp, we are a familia. We host all-inclusive surf retreats in Central America that are all about the people.


Our highly personalized surf coaching program starts with your surf goals, intentions, and aspirations. You are paired with a small number of others who match your surf level, and with a surf coach who designs a program that is uniquely tailored to you. What makes this surf retreat different is that our instructors and staff are fully immersed in your week, and you’ll form a connection with them that goes beyond your time in the water. We can guarantee you will take your surfing to the next level while having the time of your life with our Rise Up familia—no matter your starting point, age, or skill level.


We believe that yoga is the perfect compliment to your surf retreat. Which is why we offer daily yoga classes to balance the amount of time spent in the water—giving you the opportunity to restore, learn proper breathing techniques, and calm your mind. Surfing is an activity that brings movement to our muscles that can lead to tightness and imbalances. For that reason, our experienced yoga teachers tailor each class and focus on the right movements to prevent injuries, and put your mind and body back into flow. Yoga classes are for all levels!


One of our guests said it best, “This is more than just a surf vacation. This is an experience where you become part of a family—a community. The friendships that form are unique and really make me feel so grateful to have an amazing tribe of surfer friends all over the world. If you are looking for the ultimate surf retreat—whether beginner or advanced, this trip has it all.”—Alix.

Join the Rise Up Familia for a surf retreat you won’t forget!


Travel to some of the best surf and yoga destinations in Central America.

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Rise Up Kids

We’re committed to bringing a better future to younger generations. Our NGO supports the education and needs of children living within the community near our surf retreat in Nicaragua.

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Environmental Impact

We are always working on how to reduce our carbon footprint and maximize our positive impact in the communities we host retreats.

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From the moment you step out of the airport everything is taken care of. The entire Rise Up team made sure we all had the best time ever. From the top surf coaching by their team as well as local surf instructors, the perfectly matching yoga, the best food, super fun activities (wake surfing, boat trip, SUP, cooking classes…) to the accommodation, it was just perfect and my dream surf holiday. Oh, and not to forget about all the awesome new friends from all over the world I made. I definitely recommend you to book with Rise Up Surf if you want to surf in a special part of the world with great people and progress your surfing no matter at what level you are at right now. But be aware that you might get addicted to staying with Rise Up or that you fall in love with any of the locations you stay at. It might change your life…

BeataSolo Traveler

It's hard to put into words how much love I have for the fine folks at Rise Up. Going on a retreat with them is like hanging out with family now, we've been to so many! If you join a Rise Up retreat I guarantee great food, lots of laughter, amazing surf coaching, delicious yoga, and an amazing time. I've been twice to Nicaragua and their Costa Rica location. All are wonderful!

AnnieTraveled with partner

I just returned from a week with Rise Up Surf in Northern Nicaragua. I had high expectations with all the great reviews I had read. The experience far exceeded them! For me it was an experience of a lifetime and I wish I had done it years earlier. I specifically went to improve my surfing skills, relax at the beach and learn yoga as at 53 it's probably time I did. I was so impressed by the team of instructors, chef's, videographers, photographers and local eco resort choice that it not only filled my need to for a healthy athletic and relaxing get away it improved my surfing skills beyond what I imagined was possible in a week. They catered to all levels of surfers and being an advanced intermediate I was teamed up with guests of the same level, my coach Francisco was focused and dedicated to helping me achieve my surfing goals. The coach to surfer ratio was very good. All the staff from around the world clearly love their jobs and the owners Corina and Phil are happy take care of your every need and you can feel that this company truly is a labor of love for them.

LauraTraveled with group

The Rise Up crew have the best surf trip ready for you. It's a fantastic mix of uncrowded breaks, amazing food, great people, and lots of other activities. Whether you're a seasoned surfer that wants to surf as much as possible, or a newer surfer who wants a blend of surf, yoga, and adventure, they can take care of you. I'm a many time returning guest because I haven't found anywhere else that offers such a great package for a reasonable price point. Thank you Rise Up, it's awesome to be part of your familia.

ShaziaSolo Traveler

Going to Rise Up Surf this past November was my first time doing an "all inclusive" adventure trip. I wasn't sure this would be my thing, as it was beyond the budget I had spent on previous trips. It was certainly worth the price. The Rise Up "familia" of staff were warm and welcoming, the surf instruction excellent and the yoga blissful. Having never surfed before, I found Melky and Kelly were encouraging, fun and very effective instructors. The video playback was also helpful in improving my technique. Anniken's yoga classes complimented the surfing perfectly; listening to the waves break against the shore while in a pose is a moment I often go back to now that I'm home in wintery Canada.
Anybody looking to surf (whether you're learning or experienced) who likes adventure in unique locations, this is the company I recommend. I feel very lucky to have stumbled upon this gem of a company on my first surf trip. I will definitely be back.

FlorinaSolo Traveler