Surf trip Barra de la Cruz, an unforgettable experience

The Surf Trip to Barra de la Cruz was, without a doubt, beyond our expectations. The waves were amazing and the group was so friendly that it felt like surfing with your own buddies.

The trip was meant to start on Monday, July 31st, but that day mother nature decided to give us one of the biggest swells of the year. The WSL ran the Big Wave Puerto Challenge 2017 that day, so we all agreed to stay and enjoy the event and the big waves show.

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On Wednesday August 2nd, we were ready to leave. We met at Oasis at 6am, pack the surfboard, bagpacks, coolers and many other things that we (organizers) packed with the intention of making our stay more comfortable 🙂 , and at 6:30 am we were finally on our way south.

The day was cloudy and windy and our expectations of finding Barra on one of its epic days, slowly started to vanish. Despite the weather conditions, the group was in great spirits. Some of the boys had left families and wives behind looking for four full days of surf and complete relaxation and we were only 2 hours away from the dream beach.

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We arrived in Barra at 9am and doña Blanca, the landlord, had prepared us a delicious traditional breakfast with home made tortillas, organic coffee from the local plantations, fruits, eggs, cereal and yogurt. So after a big meal and settling in our rooms, we headed down to the beach.

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The conditions, as we were afraid, were not the best. The swell was still big and the “mar de fondo” (high sea level effect after a big swell) had brought the water all the way to the local resturant, destroying it completly and erasing part of the beach. It was hard to walk the 100 meters that separated the entrance to the peak, as there was not that much sand left. So guided by a local surfer we made our way to the beach through the bushes. It was not an easy task, as we were carrying big boards and no sandals, but after a 15 minutes walk, we were finally there. The boys wanted to try the wave so they all jump in the water. The current was ferocious and after paddling for about 20 minutes everybody was exhausted. Tibo and Yuuan manage to get some nice rides, but after an hour, everybody went in. Roger gathered the group and gave us a full feedback of the session.

_MG_9130That night we all went for some delicious pizzas and cold beers in a local restaurant to celebrate the first day of our retreat.

The next morning we all got up with the first light of the morning. We could hear the sound of the waves from where we stayed, the wind was offshore and the sky clear, promising an epic day of surf. We were all excited to see what Barra could offer us.  When we arrive to the beach, the lineup was empty and we could still see some solid sets but the waves were a lot more perfect than the day before.  Fair enough, we all jump happily in the water for a long surf session.

Meals were one of the best parts of the day. Doña Blanca is an excellent chef and Roosevelt her husband was always very friendly and helpfull. Shrimps, fresh fish, salad, rice and beans where some of her choises and we didn´t complain. After lunch we had some time to relax, have a nap and stretch with Ashley, an australian yoga teacher that was currently living in Barra with her local boyfriend.

_MG_9723After the yoga classes we all felt ready for our second surf session of the day. We tried some spanish lessons as well, but the day went so fast and the waves so perfect that the boys weren´t exactly in the study mode. Nevertheless, they made their effort by speaking most of the day Spanish and doing their homework when lying in the hammocks 🙂

Friday was even better than Thursdays in terms of the waves and Barra gifted us with some long and clean walls of warm blue water with very few people. It was exactly what we came looking for.

By the end of the week we all needed a professional massage to restore our bodies after very long surf sessions. We called an older lady, doña Chela, who came with her massage bed and gave us a wonderful session that left us happy and ready for our last day in this paradisiacal place.

IMG_0008Saturday was our last day and we all wanted to make the most out of it. It was the perfect day for a surf trip, so after our delicious breakfast with Doña Blanca, we departed further south to a very special and remote break, almost two hours from Barra de la Cruz.

Once we arrived, we took a hopeful look from the cliff to check the spot. The waves were small but clean with the day sunny and hot, so with lots of sunscreen in our faces, we prepare for a nice session in this marvelous break.

There were more surfers at this spot but the vibe was so chilled that everybody manage to get some nice, long rides. It was a perfect day for longboarders so Yuuan and Fran got the session of the day.

The trip got to an end and we were finally ready to go back to Puerto, happily fulfilled, with salty hair and sandy feet feeling that nice ache in your  body after four long days of surf.

 

Join us in our first SURF retreat in an amazing surfing location!

Available from July 29th until August 5th 2017

Barra de la Cruz is a small town on the Southern Pacific coast of Mexico, just 2 hours south of Puerto Escondido. This beach town is solitary and surrounded by nature.

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“Perfect, gentle, and uncrowded right waves during the summer makes it an ideal location for an extended surf trip”

We find that surfers from begginers, intermediate, and even advance level enjoy their time here, as it is remote, beautiful and with with soft waves.

Itinerary:

Saturday, July 29thArrival, airport pick up from Puerto Escondido Airport. First night in Puerto Escondido, in a private suite or private apartment in La Barca Surf House or Mango Surf House.

Sunday, July 30th –  First Surf lesson in Puerto Escondido, in the morning. Meet the group and the surf instructors. Evening gathering to present Barra de la Cruz and talk about the itinerary of the Surf Trip.

Monday, July  31st- Early morning departure to Barra de la Cruz. Arrival to Barra in the morning, time to setle down in the surf cabins, lunch time and  surf lesson in the afternoon. Sunset Yoga / Stretch class and Welcome dinner after the surf.

Tuesday, August 1st and Wednesday, August 2nd – Early breakfast and morning surf lesson. Time for lunch and relax. Afternoon spanish lesson group lesson, Begginers – Intermediate group level, “Survival Spanish, 3 days course”. Time for free surf after the Spanish class. Sunset Yoga in the beach and dinner all together. Photo session one of these days.

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Thursday, August 3rd – Day Surf Trip to a secret surf spot 1 hour from Barra de la Cruz. Early breakfast and departure. Arrival to the secret spot and surf lesson. After the class, relaxing time and lunch all together. Afternoon free surf session with photos. Return to Barra at sunset.

Friday, August 4th – Early breakfast and morning surf lesson. Time for lunch and relax. Afternoon spanish lesson group lesson, Begginers – Intermediate group level, “Survival Spanish, 3 days course”. Time for free surf after the Spanish class. Sunset Yoga in the beach and Farewell dinner all together.

Saturday 5th – Breakfast together, time to pack, departure to Puerto Escondido at 10:30am.

The Surf Camp finishes on Saturday August 5th at 2pm.

17212050_1441612512578771_1727277216121257108_oWhat is included?

  1. 7 nights of accommodation: 2 night in a private suite or small apartment in La Barca or Mangos Surf House, and 5 nights of accommodation in a the Surf Camp in Barra de la Cruz (room with 2 beds, shared accommodation, sleeps 2 people).
  2. Breakfast and dinner from Monday, July 31st until Friday surf decoAugust 4th, breakfast on Saturday August 5th. On Thursday (Surf Trip Day) breakfast and lunch are included, not dinner.
  3. 6 Surf lessons ,1 surf lesson in Puerto and 5 surf lessons in Barra de la Cruz.
  4. Surfboard rental during 5 days (from Monday July 31st until Friday, August 4th)
  5. 3 days Spanish course, group class (begginers – intermediate level) with all of the material included for the course, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday .
  6. 5 Sunset yoga classes.
  7. Surf Trip to a Secret Spot on Thursday, Day Trip with lunch included, surf lesson, free surf session and photos.
  8. 2 Photo sessions, one in Barra de la Cruz and one in the Secret Surf Spot.
  9. Transportation, round trip, from Puerto Escondido to Barra de la Cruz on the specified dates.

What is not included:

  1. Lunch (except for Thursday)
  2. Meals on Saturday, July 29th and Sunday July 30th
  3. Surfboard ding repair in case you damage your surfboard during the afternoon free surf sessions.
  4. Dinner on Thursday August 3rd.

For Bookings, please contact us!

Pricing:

1 week SURF CAMP
570 USD
7 nights of accommodation
6 surf lessons
6 breakfasts
4 dinners
1 lunch /Thurs. 3rd August
5 days of surfboard rental
1 Surftrip- secret Spot /Aug 3rd
3 group spanish lessons+ spanish working material
5 days of Sunset Yoga
5 freesurf sessions with surfguide
2 photo sessions
1 coaching session/Friday 4th
Tranportation to Barra and Secret Spot
 
 
 
 

Weekend trip to the Magic Town – San Jose del Pacifico

San Jose del Pacifico is a beautiful hillside town located high in the mountains, about 2440 meters above sea level. The town is surrounded by ancient trees, clouds and pure water. The town offers amazing panoramic views of the Oaxacan Southern Sierra.

San José del Pacífico is a great place to go for a stroll around the woods. This town is also famous for its wild mushrooms (particularly of the magic variety) and the natural herbs used for natural medicine. There are several restaurants and cabañas as well as a few shops and cafes.

OUR TRIP

Our trip will start on Saturday, at noon. We will leave from Oasis to San Jose del Pacifico, arriving approximately around 4 pm to San Jose. Once we arrive, we will have time to settle in a nice and small cabaña, with a fire place in the center. After settling down we will have time to walk around and get to know the town. There are very nice small coffee shops to enjoy a delicious hot chocolate overseeing the mountains. After sunset we will gather at one of the cabañas to cook, enjoy the fireplace, listen to music while we prepare dinner with our special chef J. Dinner will be a delicious surprise, jeje…

The following morning we will have breakfast in a small café and organize a morning walking tour through the woods. At 11am, those interested may also participate in the traditional temazcal.

We will make the check out from the cabaña at 12pm, have something to eat and head down to Puerto after that, arriving around 6pm.

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ANCIENT TRADITIONAL TEMAZCAL

Traditionally, in our ancient culture, the Temazcal was taken with healing purpose.

The heart of temazcal is entry into a dark chamber filled with steam and select aromatic plants and herbs, and being carefully guided through ritual stages by one who has learned function, effect and procedure through years of training.

Historically, many societies have considered sweating as being both therapeutic and healing, as sweating removes toxins. In a sweat bath where rocks are heated and water is poured over them, an abundance of negative ions is released into the air, combating fatigue and tenseness.

The Trip includes:

Transportation to San Jose

Dinner on Saturday night

Walking morning trip on Sunday

Accommodation arrangements – booking (this will be a shared cabaña, for 4 people, with fireplace and private bathroom)

Cost per person 1000$ MXN (excluding The Temazcal and additional meals other than Saturday Dinner)

Free Day Surf lessons for local kids

 

Free Day Surf lessons for kids
Free Day Surf lessons for kids

Oasis Surf School, with the sponsor of Volcom International, organized a free day surf lessons for kids, last Sunday, August 10th.

There were games, food, present, fun and lots of surf!

We loved to share the great emotion of surfing with the youngest geneartions.

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More than 10 years providing professional, high-quality surf and spanish lessons at an affordable rate. Best learning experience in Mexico !