Chica Weekend

Get ready for Chica Weekend!

Our first ever all-woman surf camp is set for June 22/23, 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. Amy and co-instructor Angela Ramsey of New Smyrna Beach will lead clinics in balance and strength training while Healing Touch’s Michel Quintana will lead classes in traditional yoga and the beautifully inspiring (and challenging!) practice of aerial yoga. All three are themselves veteran surfers with a thorough understanding of how their specialties impact better surfing.

But Chica Weekend is more than just a chance to learn or improve your surfing. There will be a Saturday night fire pit dinner with live music from singer/songwriter Alessandra Valenzuela, an authentic Costa Rican-style lunch and even some displays of locally crafted products.


Enrollment in Chica Weekend is limited to 12 campers. The early bird registration fee is $185 until midnight Sunday, June 16 when the price increases to $225. You can call the shop at 321-574-0600 or email to reserve your spot.

What You Need To Bring

Basically, just prepare for a day at the beach! 

  • Swim wear
  • Sun protection (rash guard and/or sunscreen)
  • Yoga gear, if you have it (mat & appropriate clothing)
  • Towel
  • Water bottles (we have plenty of water)

What We Provide

  • Soft top surfboards (by all means, bring your own board if you have one)
  • Welcome snacks & juices on Saturday
  • Saturday night dinner with fire pit and live music
  • Smoothies and juices Sunday morning
  • Costa Rican style lunch Sunday
  • Aerial yoga slings
  • Great instructors!

Tentative Camp Schedule

Saturday, June 22

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 & balance training with Amy & Angela

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,  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!