Rise Up Surf Retreats

Surf & Yoga Retreat in Nicaragua Our Destinations:

Nicaragua | Costa Rica | Guatemala | Barbados | Specialty Retreat in Nicaragua


When I got asked to go to Nicaragua I figured it would be a fun and unique experience but had no idea what exactly I was getting into!

It ended up being one of the most rewarding trips I’ve ever gone on! The people who work with @riseupsurfretreats and those who come as guest have impacted me in was beyond measure… I don’t want to be cliche about it but it was honestly life changing!

It reminded me that life doesn’t have to be one busy routine schedule after the next!  You can break out of any cycle and start a new one at anytime!  

It’s trips like these that remind me how short life is and how much we can do in such a short amount of time if we just embrace doing something unknown, scary, or out of our comfort zone!

I’ve decided for me that life isn’t about making the choice with the clearest safest outcome… it’s about letting go and finding out what you never knew could happen!


Northern Nicaragua is Rise Up’s original destination where the owners of Rise Up have called home for over fifteen years. Our connection to the community and passion for this perfectly isolated surf spot in Nicaragua makes this one of the most authentic surf retreats in Central America!

Note: we currently run retreats in 2 different resorts in Nicaragua—make sure to check out our secondary Nicaragua location, Eco Bay Resort.

Video LIVE Jan 6th, 2021

Rise Up Surf Retreats in Northern Nicaragua By Greg Fulks

The Surf

Surf amongst palm trees on the black sand beaches of Northern Nicaragua. From small long-boarding waves, to fast and barreling A-frames, surfing in Nicaragua is great for all levels and for anyone who wants to learn how to surf. The beach directly in front of the resort has a right and left point break and beach break in the middle. We are also a short drive from the famous “Boom”—one of the best waves in the world to learn how to get barrelled. Because of our isolated location, this is where you can surf the emptiest waves in Nicaragua, and we make sure to take you to the best breaks each day based on the conditions.

The Adventures

Learn how the locals do! Get to know the place where Rise Up began. Nicaragua is where much of our Rise Up familia staff call home, and we are very proud to be part of this community. The week is packed full of adventures so you can immerse yourself in the land of lakes and volcanoes. Horseback ride on the beach and into the sunset Get your adrenaline up and go volcano boarding—Nicaragua is one of the only places you can do this in the world! Learn how to make tortillas the local way Take a boat trip and wake surf through the estuary Get involved with our NGO, Rise Up Kids!

The Food

Our food philosophy at Rise Up is centered around fueling your body properly for the week using fresh and local ingredients. Our chefs create delicious and nutritious meals that cater to every kind of dietary need. We enjoy all of our meals family-style in the open-air thatched roof dining area. We include 4 healthy meals a day, plus appetizers and dessert! You will surely face each day feeling happy and healthy. Here’s an example of a daily menu: Cold breakfast: fresh fruit, banana bread, homemade peanut butter, yogurt, coconut & almond granola, fresh juice of the day, coffee and tea Hot brunch: mango-chia chocolate yogurt cup, scrambled eggs, tomato basil salad, roasted veggies, avocado toast, and gallo pinto (a Nicaragua favorite!) Lunch: veggie burger with beetroot hummus, cabbage salad, and fried plantain Appetizer: local fish ceviche! Dinner: thai green curry, green mango with friend rice Dessert: roasted banana with rum toffee sauce and coconut cookie

The Familia

At Rise Up, you are treated like family from the moment you arrive in Nicaragua. The week is designed to make you feel at home, connect with yourself, and with other amazing people. The Rise Up Familia—our guests and staff—come from all different backgrounds and walks of life and can’t wait to share an incredible week with you!

More info online at http://www.riseupsurf.com

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