Get ready for Chica Weekend!
Our first ever all-woman surf camp is set for April 27/28, 2019. Chica Weekend is a chance for women who want to learn to surf and those who already have surfing experience to come together for a great experience that involves a whole lot more than just surfing. By the end of the weekend, campers also will have experienced sessions in balance and strength training, yoga, aerial yoga, nutrition and wave science.
At the helm of the camp is long time Indian River County middle school math teacher ”Awesome’ Amy Houseknecht. With a 20-plus year surfing career and loads of experience teaching younger surfers, Houseknecht can’t wait for the new challenge of teaching women. “Oh my gosh,” she says, “Our ‘chicas’ are going to learn so much and have so much fun! “
The camp curriculum isn’t limited to surfing, but also includes a wide range of related activities that are key to successful surfing. Theona O’Brien of the online training site EliteFitnessNow.com will lead clinics in balance and strength training while Healing Touch’s Michel Quintana will lead classes in yoga and aerial yoga. Both Theona and Michel themselves are veteran surfers with a thorough understanding of how their specialties impact better surfing.
Additional features of Chica Weekend include mini-clinics on a variety of topics, a Saturday night fire pit dinner with live music and an authentic Costa Rican style lunch.
Enrollment in Chica Weekend is limited to 12 campers. The early bird registration fee is $185 until midnight Sunday, April 21 when the price increases to $225. You can call the shop at 321-574-0600 or email email@example.com to reserve your spot.
What You Need To Bring
Basically, just prepare for a day at the beach!
What We Provide
Tentative Camp Schedule
Saturday, April 27
11:30 – Welcome reception … fresh juices & snacks on the front porch as you get to know your instructors and fellow campers
12:45 – Strength training with Theona O’Brien for half of the campers; Balance training for half
2:00 – Wave Science at the beach
2:20 – Pop-up drills
2:45 – Surf session for all
4:30 – Return to shop to rinse off and dress
5:15 – Mini-Clinics … jewelry making, cool coconut-based creations, make-your-own yoga sling, wellness concepts, etc.,
6:15 – Cocktail hour with tabletop displays
7:00 – Fire pit/Dinner/Live Music
9:00 – End of day
Sunday, April 28
7:15– Smoothies, fruit & Home Made energy bars
8 a.m. – Beach yoga with Michel Quintana
9 a.m. – Surf Session/Aerial Yoga (half & half)
11 a.m. – Aerial Yoga/Surf Session (half & half)
12:30 – Costa Rican-style lunch
1:30 – Last Surf Session (for all)
3:00 – End of paradise/return to reality!