Surfing is a passion that encompasses more than jumping into the water on a board. Over time it can become a longing not only for the physical act of surfing, but also for traveling, exploring, adventuring and discovering! It becomes a lifestyle and the way that you get to see more of the world and meet more people. Surfing becomes the guide that can lead you all over the globe to some of the most beautiful places on the planet, and help you to realize that life is about more than standing up on a wave… Life is in the details! Life is about the journey, not just the destination.
Life is in the 4 a.m. international flight to Indonesia: the packing and planning and finally getting to stuff your face with papayas and rose apples after you land before grabbing a board and jumping into the water. Life is in the little conversations that start out in the lineup with a perfect stranger who you still meet up with every weekend five years later to surf when the waves are good.
Basically what we’re trying to say here is that surfing is more than a sport. It’s a way to grow spiritually, emotionally and mentally as well from the courage needed for surfing to enduring the struggles of traveling and even being in countries where the only language you have in common is the language of surfing. It’s amazing how many of our clients come down year after year to surf with us. Because of surfing we have made many life long friends and we have actually had a few of our clients move to Costa Rica so they can now enjoy surfing everyday.
So, before you maybe write off surfing as some thing that more “athletic” or “braver” people do, remember that it is not all about the destination of standing up on a wave. It is about the joy and struggles and triumphs and adventures that all add up and eventually get you there!
Come see for yourself at Sunset Surf Camp here in Costa Rica!