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Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
El surf de remo es la última tendencia para los amantes de la playa y bañistas. Es un ejercicio ideal para la parte superior del cuerpo, ya que ayuda a la resistencia, el equilibrio y la estabilidad. Dadas estas características, ha ganado adeptos en tanto en jóvenes como en adultos; en aficionados y profesionales. Esto porque existen distintas subdivisiones que se adecuan según las habilidades y experiencia de cada participante. Eso sí, para todos aquellos que carezcan de experiencia y que deseen probar esta nueva disciplina deportiva, lo primero es tener buena condición física.
El cuerpo se trabaja integralmente para mantener el equilibrio en la tabla. El agua da la resistencia, mientras que uno se impulsa mediante la torsión y la fuerza que se le da al remo. De tal forma, se mejora la flexibilidad y la movilidad de los músculos y tendones. De igual forma, se fortalece y tonifica el cuerpo, en particular los brazos superiores, la espalda y la resistencia cardiovascular. Otro de los valores agregados es que no solo es una manera de mejorar el rendimiento físico sino que también una forma de contemplar los paisajes cerca del mar.
Dada la creciente tendencia para adoptar este deporte, en la actualidad existen subdisciplinas. Así, se emplean distintas modalidades, tales como: tablas largas o cortas; remo en aguas tranquilas, larga distancia y un híbrido que mezcla el surf de remo con tablavela. Por eso, previo a la adquisición del equipo, asegúrese de que posee la condición física suficiente para emprender este tipo de recreación. Consulte a su médico antes de iniciar este o cualquier otro programa de ejercicio.
Cabe destacar que, en contraposición a otros deportes que requieren un gran esfuerzo por parte del participante, el surf de remo se adapta a las habilidades de cada uno de ellos. A diferencia del surf convencional –que necesita meses de entrenamiento para que un novato pueda ponerse de pie en una ola–, el conocimiento básico de esta nueva modalidad se aprende en una tarde. A partir de ahí, cada alumno puede avanzar su propio ritmo y según el cuerpo se lo permita. Este proceso es mucho más rápido si se practica en aguas serenas.
A continuación, encontrará una serie de consejos para que su práctica sea más sencilla.
Las tablas largas se utilizan sobre todo para las distancias extensas. La longitud de la tabla determina la cantidad de agua que se atraviesa tras cada empujón. Sin embargo, las tablas pequeñas son mejores por ser más ligeras y, en consecuencia, más fáciles de manipular. Ejercitarse en el mar es excelente para los surfistas más ávidos; mientras que los menos aventureros se divertirán más en lagos y afines.
Al igual que cualquier otra actividad en la vida, el perfeccionamiento del surf de remo requiere de su tiempo y dedicación. No obstante, una técnica correcta no es imprescindible para recrearse. Y es que a través de esta práctica no solo va a mejorar su salud, sino que además incrementará su disciplina y responsabilidad para lograr sus objetivos.
Espero que después de esta breve reseña, usted esté contagiado por la dinámica de esta disciplina. Explore las distintas clases de surf en Del Mar Surf Camp, la escuela con bases en Jacó, Nosara y Santa Teresa. Allí encontrará a los mejores expertos en el ámbito nacional (y, si tiene un poco de suerte, conocerá a una que otra personalidad de talla mundial). Evacúe sus dudas con respecto a accesorios, clases, eventos y demás. Aquí encontrará amigos quienes lo acompañarán en su nueva pasión.
Por: Andrés Figueroa
Wednesday, November 21st, 2012
Any Olympic athlete or professional athlete, or high school or
university athlete, or even a child on a sports team for that matter, has a coach. Actors have coaches. Singers and dancers have coaches or trainers. Over the past decades, executives and businesspersons have joined the ranks of seeking coaching for success.
In today’s modern world, there is Business Coaching, Financial Coaching, Executive Coaching, Career Coaching, Expat & Global Coaching for those living and working in another culture, Personal Coaching, Health Coaching, and even Dating Coaching.
Now, here’s a new twist – Adventure Coaching. On Costa Rica’s surf-fringed Central Pacific Coast, at Hermosa Beach, surf school Del Mar Surf Camp is adding “Personal Coaching Sessions” to all of its surf vacations and surf programs.
“Adventures like surfing, or canopy tours, or even bungee jumping for instance, can create mental and emotional breakthroughs from the physical adventure,” said Life and Business Coach Paola Castro. “The environment of Playa Hermosa invites you to contemplate the abundance of life. It’s the perfect environment for these sessions. And if you’re faced with activities like surfing, you are physically challenging yourself.”
Castro, Costa Rica born and also a surfer, uses the activity of surfing as a metaphorical window into the person’s life. If they had a good day or a frustrating day … how does that show up in their life and work, she explains.
She calls the concept “Adventure Coaching”. “Coaching comes from high-performance athletes,” explains Castro. “Thirty years ago in the USA, executives said if high-performance athletes have coaches, why don’t executives in companies and people in their personal lives have coaches?”
Coaching is a teaching or training process in which an individual gets support while learning to achieve a specific personal or professional result or goal, according to Wikipedia. “Managing is making sure people do what they know how to do. Training is teaching people to do what they don’t know how to do. Mentoring is showing people how the people who are really good at doing something do it. Coaching is none of these – it is helping to identify the skills and capabilities that are within the person, and enabling them to use them to the best of their ability,” Wikipedia defines.
A Life Coach is an “advisor who helps people make decisions, set and reach goals, or deal with problems,” according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. It is a practice that uses techniques from disciplines such as sociology, psychology, career counseling and positive development, to help people identify and achieve personal goals. The development of Personal Coaching, or Life Coaching, can be traced back to the early 1970s Human Potential Movement in the USA, and credited to the teachings of Werner Erhard’s “Est Training.” One of the most successful and well-known personal coaches in the United States is Tony Robbins, who has been coaching executives to celebrities for success for more than 30 years.
“Coaching is a transformational process that will help you find the clarity and courage you need to start living the life you dream and deserve,” asserts Del Mar Surf Camp’s website. “It’s for anyone to achieve their goals, and also to help in any way they need,” Maria del Mar says.
Del Mar Surf Camp specializes in Costa Rica surf vacation packages, yoga-surf retreats and day surf lessons for adults, women only and families. They cater to beginners, intermediate or advanced surfers, with locations on Nosara Beach on the Guanacaste Pacific Coast, Santa Teresa Beach on the Pacific’s Nicoya Peninsula, and Hermosa Beach on the Central Pacific Coast. The Personal Coaching Sessions, led by Paola Castro, are an extra activity that participants can add on to “go beyond having just a traditional vacation,” says Maria del Mar. Personal Coaching will only be available at Del Mar’s Hermosa Beach location.
Hermosa Beach, just south of the bustling beach town of Jacó, is Del Mar Surf Camp’s headquarters. The popular beach, with its consistent surf, variety of breaks and great exposure to swells, is famous with advanced surfers from all over the globe. And, just a 5-minute drive away is the south end of Playa Jacó where beginners learn to surf in gentle and easy waves. A big plus is it’s only an hour’s drive away on paved roads from the capital city of San Jose and the international airport.
Castro will coach in 60-minute sessions, and can continue with follow-up sessions after a person returns home using Skype video calls. Coaching can focus on realizing dreams and goals, breaking free from fears, taking leaps of faith, reducing stress, improving health, etc. Castro gives practical steps for shaping behaviors to get results.
“The thing with coaching is you need to be responsible for creating the changes in your life,” said Castro. “A coach doesn’t tell you what to do. We use a Socratic method based on questions that stimulate the answers within you, because who else knows how better to live your life but yourself.”
Del Mar Surf Camp has created new Summer Specials packages, with great discounts, to celebrate their 10th anniversary in 2013.
Maria del Mar’s message from her website:
“Thank you for 10 years of laughter and wipeouts, glassy rides and perfect waves, tears of frustration and tears of joy, new-found friendship and promises to see each other again. By teaching you, we have learned, and thanks to you, we have grown! With all of our gratitude and so much love, we’ve created new special packages for you, hoping to make surfing with us more accessible and therefore continue to share our passion. Simple, beachy, self-guided and affordable, introducing Pacifico, Swell, and Estrella de Mar surf packages. They all include beachfront accommodations, breakfast and surf lessons – all of the essentials to surf with us in Costa Rica, so you can pick your best fit.”
By Shannon Farley from Enchanting Costa Rica
Tags: costa rica, Costa Rica surf schools, Costa Rica surf vacations, del mar surf camp, goals, life coach, personal coaching, success, Surfing, surfing in Costa Rica
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Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
While the rest of the northern surfing world is gearing up for snowboarding for the winter, Costa Rica is heating up for the 2012-2013 summer season. Sunny days, blue skies and dry trade winds are soon headed our way … ideal for surf vacations!
Look your best and get the most stoke with the latest in surf fashion and gear. Check it out!
First, Costa Rica is positioned at approximately 9 degrees north latitude. That means our water is warm – averaging 26-30 C (79-85 F) all the time! No neoprene wetsuits, dry suits, hoods, boots or gloves needed here! You just need a cool pair of board shorts or a bikini.
Trending in world fashion all spring and summer this year was surf apparel. Quiksilver surf wear is still hot in all the fashion magazines for Fall 2012. When talking about surf wear, which is all about comfort and “laid-back” styles, you’ve got to know the Big Five: Quiksilver and Roxy, Billabong, Hurley, O’Neill and Rip Curl. Surfing News Daily tells us to go for a burst of bright color in flip flops to accessorize any summer outfit for your “just off the beach” surfer look.
Sun protection is a must, especially since Costa Rica is so near the equator. Make sure to use plenty of sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher and waterproof) and a lycra rashguard when out in the water; add a sun hat for the beach.
Try a new board. Surfer Magazine recommends trying a new board to give you a new challenge and mix up your regular surf routine. Firewire recently introduced their new “Sustainable Surfboards” that meet the “Ecoboard Project” benchmark from the environmental nonprofit organization Sustainable Surf. The “Enviroflex” boards are glassed with Entropy Super Sap epoxy resin made with 25% biologically-derived carbon, and are being released in 2012 in limited quantities; the main launch will be in 2013. Sustainable Surf is a nonprofit organization that promotes surfing as a global leader in sustainable lifestyles and business. The “Ecoboard Project” gives surfers the opportunity to buy high-performance surfboards made from the latest in “green technology” and recycled materials.
When not in the water, or to get ready for your big Costa Rica surf vacation, keep your surfing skills in shape on the Bamboo Series Skateboards by Arbor. Why is this cool? Bamboo is the world’s most sustainable “green” building materials. Bamboo produces more oxygen than most trees; the giant woody grass grows incredibly fast, maturing in only 3-5 years; it’s durable and strong and you don’t have to use pesticides to protect it; and bamboo decomposes into 100% reusable compost. Arbor Skateboards has 3 Bamboo models: Timeless, Fish and Axis.
Help plant trees in the rainforest in Costa Rica and Brazil when you buy Jameson 2 Eco shoes. The etnies brand top-selling shoe is big in the surf-skate-snowboard-BMX crowd. The low-top canvas shoe is part of etnies’ “Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree reforestation program,” and is made using recycled rubber from old bike tires in the outsole and recycled plastic bottles in the PET shoe laces. The program is simple – for every pair of Jameson 2 Eco shoes sold, one tree gets planted. In Costa Rica, they’ve already planted 35,000 trees working with the nonprofit charitable organization La Reserve Forest Foundation and the Maleku indigenous tribe.
What do you do with leftover surfboard resin so it doesn’t end up in a landfill? If you’re Donna von Hoesslin, owner/designer of Betty Belts ocean-inspired jewelry and accessories, you turn it into wearable, durable and eye-catching jewelry. Each color stripe on the jewelry is excess resin from a surfboard made in Donna’s home of California, which means that every original handmade piece is connected to boards out there riding ocean waves. How cool is that?
Back to surf vacations! Go for the ultimate surf vacation experience in Costa Rica with Del Mar Surf Camp. Choose from three spectacularly beautiful locations – Nosara Beach on the Guanacaste Pacific Coast, Santa Teresa Beach on the Pacific’s Nicoya Peninsula, and Hermosa Beach on the Central Pacific Coast. Del Mar Surf Camp specializes in surf vacation packages, yoga-surf retreats and day surf camps for adults, women only and families. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced surfer, enjoy an epic surf vacation in this rainforest paradise with Del Mar Surf Camp. Domestic flights and transfers to all of Del Mar’s locations are included in all surf vacation packages!
By Shannon Farley from Enchanting Costa Rica
Friday, April 27th, 2012
By Del Mar Surf Camp, Playa Hermosa, Jacó
Looking for the ultimate surf vacation and a great adventure?is the place for you!
Chase some perfect waves and have the time of your life at Del Mar Surf Camp’s Co-Ed All-Inclusive Surf Camp. We offer the best surf vacation experience with a choice of 3 different spectacularly beautiful locations in Costa Rica – a place full of magic beaches and fun waves – at Hermosa Beach on the Central Pacific Coast, Beach on the northern Pacific Coast of Guanacaste, or Santa Teresa Beach on the Pacific’s Nicoya Peninsula.
Vacation camp sessions from 5 to 7 days are available from now through August 2012 (check dates). You’ll surf Costa Rica like a localwith our 100% authentic Costa Rican surf camp, learning every day from instructors who have surfed these waves their whole lives. All our instructors are bilingual, but you’ll be sure to learn a bit of Spanish during your week. We guarantee a ratio of no more than 2 students per instructor to ensure quality training and maximum waves. For beginners and advanced surfers alike, your surf lessons will always be accompanied by surfing experts certified with Red Cross of Costa Rica in CPR, Water Rescue, ISA and First Aid.
Every day you’ll surf for 2-3 hours, using high quality epoxy long boards from NSP & South Point (soft top boards are also available). Surfing photography is included in your package so you won’t have to worry about remembering the first time you caught a wave! As part of your program, you’ll go on a daily nature walk to enjoy the different sights of Costa Rica and warm up for your daily surf lesson. Best yet, all of your meals are included during the entire camp session! You’ll eat healthy local Costa Rican cuisine, and go out to a different favorite local restaurant for dinner every night – hanging out with the locals at the best spots.
All packages include top-rated accommodations, private or shared, located either beachfront or close to the beach to ensure you’re always near the surf. Shared room prices are based on double occupancy. Getting there is also taken care of with airport transport provided from the closest airport – San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport for Hermosa and Jaco beaches, Nosara Airport for Nosara Beach (a local flight), and Tambor Airport for Santa Teresa Beach (a local flight).
Adding to the adventure, besides surfing and nature walks, you will select another adventure activity available in your area to do – canopy zipline tour, stand-up paddling tour, sea kayaking, horseback riding tour or ATV tour. At the end of your very active week, we will pamper you with a complimentary one hour full body massage to rejuvenate your body before heading home.
• Private/shared accommodations
• Roundtrip airport transfer to closest airport to surf camp location
• Three healthy meals daily with dinners in town
• All required ground transportation to activities
• Camp Host & local guide
• Daily surf lesson and gear
• Professional surfing photography & surf photo analysis
• Complimentary 1 hour massage
• Choice of 1 adventure tour
• Daily nature walks and local sightseeing
• Del Mar Surf Camp gift
Active vacations have become the number one choice around the world for how people spend their time off. Del Mar Surf Camp specializes in surf vacation packages, yoga-surf retreats and day surf camps for kids, teens, adults, women only and families.
By Shannon Farley from Enchanting Costa Rica