SUP. (Stand Up Paddleboarding) If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.
At Seeking Santosha we plan our SUP adventure days according to the tides. We begin with yoga, stretching and strengthening the muscles used for paddling, balance and agility. In fact, we've found that yoga and SUP work perfectly in tandem. Here's why:
Out in the ocean, one learns to let go. Paddleboarders are some of the toughest people on the planet. They paddle out, fall down, take a beating, rise, and go back for more with determination and a smile. Facing swells equipped with a Yogi mindset strengthens overall skill. SUP-ing with Seeking Santosha will encourage you to combine disciplines and help you achieve balance, patience, forgiveness and compassion for your own imperfections. There is no yoga and no SUP-ing without the flexibility to gracefully respond to the demands of each passing moment. Think positive thoughts, share love and surf waves of karma!
Safety and Surf Etiquette are required when surfing with Seeking Santosha. (See our list of terms and rules to know before you go.) You must be a strong swimmer. SUP in the ocean requires fitness, strength and patience. The surf, just like many other sports, is classified as a hazardous sport, sometimes practiced in remote beaches where the weather can be severe. That's why we recommend a travel insurance package for assistance in travel, with coverage for accidents resulting from the practice of surf during your stay
Introduction to SUP
- Board Rental
- Beach Transportation
- Private Lesson, Ocean Safety and Surf Etiquette
- SUP Yoga Private Lesson and Play for beginners - intermediate
If Heidi is for any reason unavailable to teach Introduction to Surfing, she will refer a highly trusted partner from in town.
- $60 Per Person (1 Hour, 2 Person Max Per Session)
Additional Packages & Accommodations
- SUP Camp Accommodation Package Starting from $1,250 USD
- Seeking Santosha SUP Yoga Adventure Package $1,350 USD
- Learn to SUP with Seeking Santosha Daily Lessons
BE FAMILIAR WITH SURF TERMS ... BECAUSE WE SUP IN THE OCEAN
“closeout” – a wave or a large section of a wave that breaks at the same time, making it impossible to continue surfing the open face of the wave
“deep” – the steepest part of the shoulder closest to the peak of the wave is considered the deepest part of the wave. Often when a surfer is “too deep” they are unable to drop in to a wave without falling off of their board
“down the line” – along the face of the wave
“duck dive” – a technique used to paddle out past a breaking wave. Arms push the nose of the surfboard down while the knee or foot pushes down on the tail as the surfer dips below the passing wave.
“face” – the open, unbroken part of a wave
“green wave” – an open wave allowing the surfer to surf along the face of the wave, going either left or right parallel with the beach instead of straight towards the beach
“inside” – when paddling for a wave, “inside” refers to the person closest to the peak of the wave. “Inside” also refers to the shallower part of the water closest to shore.
“kick out” – to surf out of the wave, ending your ride (also called flicking out)
“lineup” - the area where the waves normally begin breaking. Surfers sit on their boards in the lineup and wait for waves to break.
“longboard” – a longer, wider, thicker surfboard. Longboards catch waves much easier than shortboards but are much harder to control and turn.
“left” - a left is a wave that is breaking to the left. The direction “Left” is used by the surfer when describing the direction of the wave while facing shore. Therefore, from the beach, a “left” is described as a wave that breaks from left to right.
“outside” – when paddling for a wave, “outside” refers to the person further away from the peak of the wave. “Outside” also refers to the deeper part of the water, where the biggest waves break, further from shore.
“peak” - the immediately breaking part of the wave.
“right” – a right is a wave that is breaking to the right. The direction “right” is used by the surfer when describing the direction of the wave while facing shore. Therefore, from the beach, a “right” is described as a wave that breaks from right to left.
“section” - a part of a wave. When a surfer “makes a section” a surfer is staying in front of a breaking section of the wave.
“set wave” - a larger wave (the largest waves usually break in sets of 2,3, or 4)
“shortboard” – a shorter, narrower, thinner surfboard. It is more difficult to catch a wave on a shortboard than it is on a longboard, but a shortboard can be controlled/turned much easier.
“shoulder” – the unbroken section of the wave directly next to the peak
“turtle roll” – a technique used to paddle a longboard out past a breaking wave. Longboards are generally too big to duck dive. With the turtle roll technique the surfer turns upside-down and propels the surfboard (also upside down) through the breaking wave.
“whitewash” - the broken white water of a wave moving straight towards shore