We at Dominical Waverider believe surfing is inspiring on so many levels that we’ve chosen to make a living out of it, and we love bringing this passion, joy and inspiration of surfing to others!
Surfing in general is one of the most exhilarating and fulfilling sports on earth, but we suggest you take it to the ultimate level and get inspired beyond belief in this beautiful tropical oasis of uncrowded beaches and world-famous waves — where sun, sand and surf is all you’ll be thinking about for a long time to come.
Here are the things we find most inspiring about surfing in Dominical:
Surfing makes You happier
It’s scientifically proven that surfing can make you happy! Not that we needed science to tell us this. In fact, the first recorded observation of a surfer goes like this…
“I could not help concluding this man had the most supreme pleasure while he was driven so fast and so smoothly by the sea.” ~Captain James Cook
Surfing is both physical and mental. Surfing is an aerobic exercise where you get some large muscle groups moving, elevating oxygen levels and releasing feel good chemicals throughout the body. It’s a great core workout and your lower-back will thank you. Simultaneously it’s a rewarding and pleasurable experience for the mind! There’s a reason why surfers come back for more, here are 25 very good reasons why surfing is so addictive.
Just remember, “If you’re having a bad day, catch a wave.” ~Frosty Hesson
Surfing is always an option
This has got to be the top reason why both beginner and intermediate surfers flock to our beaches of bliss. One of the most awesome things about surfing in Dominical is the endless waves you can score here year round. Join us in January or join us in July – won’t matter because the waves will be overhead and consistent, and the water will be warm too.
We are truly blessed to experience the never ending waves that roll up onto the beaches of our laid-back surf-town. Where every day, week or month is literally the best day, week or month to paddle out.
Don’t stress trying to map out the swell and get those exact days off work months in advance – it likely won’t pan out leaving you bummed and completely uninspired! Instead, just get yourself to Dominical Waverider headquarters in beautiful Costa Rica and become as inspired as we are – it’s pretty impossible not to after riding perfect waves every day of your surf trip!
Surfing soothes the soul
Many a traveler has had the experience of being stopped in their tracks by the awe-inspiring and amazing beauty that abounds in Costa Rica. Our top-notch instructors will seek out breathtaking beaches where you won’t see another surfer for miles. You’ll receive undivided attention as you ride wave after wave after wave.
Tons of people have watched the waves from shore, and yes it’s quite a view! But, so many of our surfers tell us that getting to see the entire jungle coastline heading up into the lush hillside canopies, all from your board is a perspective to be experienced. To see the big picture, to get that 360 degree view is incredible. When you are out in the ocean with the clear 80 degree water lapping against your board, you won’t see a high-rise or tall building, there won’t be a commercial airliner flying overhead, a hazy horizon of smog won’t lurk in the distance. All you will see is the breathtaking and inspiring beauty of a country still untouched by the hectic sprawl of most beach breaks.
Surfing cultivates a love for nature
There is no denying that nature is inspiring. It’s the reason we give flowers to express love, it’s the reason children hold up a shell to their ear to hear the distant sound of waves crashing, it’s the reason we take an extra deep inhale after fresh rain refreshes our surroundings. It’s the inspiration, wonder and awe by which nature transforms us all.”
We aren’t the only species inspired by surfing. Check out this family that had a blast surfing together. It’s quite common to see an array of wildlife surfing in Dominical. Inspiration abounds!
If that inspired you to get your own pod into the water, check out these 5 Reasons to take a Family Surf Trip.
Surfing has no limits
Dominical Waverider Surf Camp is the premier choice for beginner surfer lessons and those just getting their feet wet. It’s also perfect for intermediate surfers who want to expand their skills or move into big waves. The constant and undivided attention of a professional Surf Coach is key to mastering the sport of surfing.
Surfing, like exercise in general, can facilitate neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity means that your brain can continue to form new connections and pathways well into adulthood.
“Your surfing can get better on every turn, on every wave you catch. Learn to read the ocean better. A big part of my success has been wave knowledge.”
There are zero limits to when and where you can tap into the inspiration because you can totally take this show on the road. Most of us at Dominical Waverider have surfed the globe, exploring several countries, many oceans, point breaks, beach breaks, you name it, the list is long – there are no limits to when and where you can go with this sport. Of course after all that exploring, we’ve found paradise and you can join us here. We’ll take you to ride one of the longest waves in the world and then to some secret spots most people don’t even know about.
“One of the greatest things about the sport of surfing is that you need only three things: your body, a surfboard, and a wave.” Naima Green
There’s just no reason to go uninspired and we know that a trip with Dominical Waverider will seal the deal. We will even customize your trip to match your dream vacation, inspiration included.