Chica Weekend

Get ready for Chica Weekend #2 -- June 10/11/2023


There's nothing quite like getting your surfing life going with a great weekend surf camp ... for women only! It's the ultimate opportunity for women who want to learn to surf and those who already have surfing experience to come together for a great weekend that involves a whole lot more than just surfing.  By the end of Chica Weekend, campers also will have experienced sessions in balance and strength training, yoga, nutrition, wave science and quite possibly, mediatation. Not to mention a Saturday night fire pit dinner with live music and an authentic Sunday afternoon Costa Rican-style brunch. 

 At the helm of the camps is the head Chica herself, Sophia (SoPhlow) Pickett. 



Sophia has lived a total "surfer girl" life, growing up just a few miles south of the shop in Wabasso  and surfing basically all her life. Now a certified yoga instructor and massage therapist, she owns Sophlow Yoga in Sebastian, Florida and is one great surf instructor. Sophia is full of personality and makes Chica Weekends a ton of fun. Her next great adventure will be three week camp in Costa Rica where she will be training skilled yoga practitioners to become certified yoga instructors (and you can bet she'll be up earlier than any of her trainees to get a quick surf session in before breakfast and class.) That's Sophia on the right below with another awesome surfer, Katie Wheeler, who happens to be the co-founder of a great women's surf group, "Gurf Gang."

The camp curriculum isn’t limited to surfing, but also includes a wide range of related activities that are key to successful surfing. Sophia, along with guest coaches, will lead clinics in balance, strength training and yoga  All instructors are themselves veteran surfers with a thorough understanding of how their specialties impact better surfing.


Enrollment in Chica Weekend is limited to 16 campers. Registration is available through with this direct link:

What You Need To Bring

Basically, just prepare for a couple of days 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 brunch Sunday afternoon
  • Great instructors!

Tentative Camp Schedule


11:00 – Welcome reception … fresh juices & snacks on the front porch as you get to know your instructors and fellow campers

12:00 – Strength training & balance training with Amy & Sophia

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 … who knows what Amy and Sophia will dream up?!

6:00 – Cocktails 

6:30-ish – Fire pit/Dinner/Live Music by Alesandra Valenzuela

9:00 – End of day


7:15 – Snacks 

8 a.m.  – Beach yoga 

9 a.m. – Surf Session

1:30 – Costa Rican-style brunch

2:30 – Optional Last Surf Session (for all)

3:30 – End of paradise/return to reality!