Saturday, 26 May 2012

live simply

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This glorious sunshine is getting us excited about the summer and the great outdoors and nothing says 'summer escape' to us like our Cycle Surfari in France.  The annual Big Friday cycle surf is a cycling, surfing and camping trip from Hossegor to Lacanau.  We peddle through shady pine forests, and sleepy French villages to countless surf breaks en route.  Each day as we hit the cycle paths with our boards to seek out our next surf spot, our trusty van and crew take all the luggage to our next camp site by the beach, pitch our tents and cook up a storm! 

Its like Swallows and Amazons on bicycles with waves, baguettes and red wine...   what could be better than that!

Dates:   1-8 September 2012
Price:    £549  per person  *£499 early booking price* 

The Cycle Surfari trip includes:  
- Airport transfers (arrive Biarritz, depart from Bordeaux)
- 7 nights camping accommodation (single or twin tents - please specifiy when you book)
- All meals catered except one evening meal (wine is provided with evening meal)
- One weeks cycle rental with lock and helmet
- One weeks rental of surfboard mule (carries board behind bike) or hook (carries board to the side)
- Daily cycle guiding and bicycle maintenance
- Support van transporting all luggage.
- Amazing summer 2012 Oakley goody bag! (clothing and sunglasses for each person).

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Make this the summer you learn to surf because ..

.. its fun!  Just like we have left it a bit too late to win Wimbledon we are not all going to make it to the upper rankings of the worlds best female surfers .. but none of this matters because nothing will bring a smile to your face like your first ridiculous wipeout!

Sarah showing us how not to fall off  .. feet first please

.. it will keep you fit!  Not only does surfing keep you fit but your new surf addiction will inspire you to keep up all your fitness resolutions in between surfs so that your surfing will improve in leaps and bounds..

board shorts and bikinis here we come!

... it makes you feel good about yourself!  Challenging yourself to learn something new, hanging out in a wetsuit or bikini (see point 1 - you are having too much fun to care!), heading back to the real world with salty hair, a sun kissed face and sand between your toes.. all of this makes for a happy soul!

Nat super stoked after a dawn surf in France

... you will make new friends!  We didn't call our company Surf Sistas for nothing, meeting like minded surf buddies is one of the best parts of surfing in our eyes! Road trips, dance-offs, cocktails, sunset beers, , adventures, road trips..

New found Sistas on our White to Green course last summer!

So there we have it .. surfing could and probably will change your life ..   sorry if we sound a bit like surf evangelists but its all true! :)    

See you in the waves!

Monday, 21 May 2012

Surf Sistas Costa Rica Road Trip

Our new destination for 2013 is our favourite place to surf, Costa Rica .. we can't wait to share it with you! 

Join us and you could be waking at dawn to the sound of howler monkeys, surfing glassy waves at first light under the guidance of our Surf Sistas coaches, exploring  beautiful beach towns and countless stunning surf breaks, stretching out in a Yoga class under the palms, navigating dirt roads and rivers in 4 wheel drives, quad biking, zip lining through the rainforest canopy, swimming under waterfalls, enjoying fireside beers on the beach at sunset with your fellow Surf Sistas, dancing under the stars at the local reggae night, and even more .. its an adventure you will remember forever!  

Our 10 day Surf Sistas Road Trip in Costa Rica is £899 per person (approx US$1420) and includes:  

- Arrival transfer to Tamarindo from San Jose or Liberia Airports
- Departure transfer to San Jose or Liberia Airports from Santa Teresa
- 9 nights accommodation (3 nights in Tamarindo, 2 nights in Nosara, 4 nights in Santa Teresa) 
- Breakfast every day
- Daily transportation to different breaks and to new locations
- Daily surf coaching and guiding with our fun, experienced and qualified Surf Sistas coaches. 
- Surfboard rental 
- Surf Sistas hosts on hand to help you make the most of your time in Costa Rica
- Surf Sistas Goody Bag!

Booking: .
50% deposit secures your spot, the remainder is due 10 weeks prior to departure.
Email to ask us a question or reserve your spot! 

Because of the nature of the trip and being 'on the road' we have a limited number of spaces available on each road trip ..   So book early and don't miss out! 

We will also be hosting 7 day Surf and Yoga retreats in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica throughout January, February and March, keep an eye on our blog and Facebook for the latest updates! 

Here are some more pics from our adventures in Costa Rica to enjoy: 
tide times

taking off in Tamarindo

driving through rivers
the street in sleepy beach town Santa Teresa

ATV parked at the super market

chicas surfing at sunset
sunset surf check 
make friends with the locals
morning glass

sunset hammock time

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Sunday, 20 May 2012

Learn to surf with us in Cornwall this summer!

"If you’re not familiar with the concept, the idea is you leave grimy London on a Friday night, travel via biodiesel bus to the goodness that is Cornwall, where you stay in a 4 star hotel at the quieter southern end of Fistral Beach. Then you wake up and surf the beach below with qualified Surfing GB instructors on hand to help you catch your very first wave if you’re a beginner or hone your skills if you’re more advanced. In between waves you can re-energise with yoga sessions, and when you’re wiped out there’s a luxurious spa in the hotel to heal your wounds."  
Quote from Cooler Magazine, last summer!

Our Surf Sistas Surf Weekends run throughout the summer from June to September:
22-24 June
20-22 July
3-5 August
21-23 September

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Zwart Art Tees now online!

We love to see our creative surf sistas getting their art out there & we are DELIGHTED that you can now buy Zwart Art tees online in the US, and soon in the UK.

Zwart Art Apparel is a collaboration between Costa Rica based surf chicas and friends Margriet Zwart and Josie Green ..  Here are some of our faves and you can check out the whole collection here:

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