Playa Venao is one of the best places in the world to learn how to surf. This sandy beach has consistent swell all year with different varieties of waves. It also has so much to offer tourists that it is the perfect destination for solo-travelers, friends, families or couples. The surf camp package is available for all levels of surfers from beginners to intermediate up to advanced.
- Accommodation in Selina River Playa Venao
- Co-Work with air conditioning and free coffee and tea.
- 10 shared surf lessons with a professional instructor.
- Rashguard and wax
- Board rentals
- Private photographer so you get to take photos and videos home
- 4 video analysis and theory lessons
- Yoga Classes (9 a.m. or 4 p.m.)
- Transportation (to and from Panama City)
Accommodation Options: all lodging is done in Selina River Playa Venao which is a few minutes from Selina Playa Venao. As the name suggests, this hotel is surrounded by trees and bordered by a river. There are many restaurant options in the area. Smoking is not permitted in rooms and there is free WiFi available.
Bunk bed in dormitory: six bedroom dorm that is 15 square meters with air conditioning.
Private shared: 10 square meter room with comfortable beds with mosquito net and shared bathroom.
Private: 15 square meter room with private bathroom and air conditioning.
Surfing lessons in Playa Venao camp are shared with 2 other surfers. This program is suitable for all levels of surfing.
Level 1 – Beginner Introduction: learn how to be confident in the water while understanding surf equipment, terminology, safety and ocean awareness. In this class surfers will learn how to control their surfboards, paddling, take-off and how to master the pop-up.
Level 1.5 – Beginner-Pro: those who have surfed a few times before can take this level of classes where you will learn how to paddle the line-up, board control, paddle through waves in the “turtle-roll”, and how to catch green waves and ride the face. Surfers will also do out of water exercises and practice training techniques. They will improve their paddle power and stability.
Level 2 – Intermediate: learn how to generate speed, as well as how to bottom turn and come up the face. Surfers will be able to use the “duck-dive” to paddle through waves and practice technical maneuvers like carving, snaps, and cutbacks. You will also learn how to pick the right surfboard and use breathing techniques to conserve energy and improve performance.
Level 3 – Advanced: surfers will learn how to pick the right waves and fine tune takeoff position, as well as the timing between wave periods and sets. Breath work, energy conservation and heart-rate control will help to improve surfing skills. Expand your vision, target settings and broaden your time on the face. Learn the adequate foot placement and arm adjustment to make technical maneuvers.
Available: year round.
Time: 15 days and 14 nights.
What to bring? bathing suit, flip flops, aqua shoes, towel, sunscreen, hat and change of clothes. Anything else you want to bring in your suitcase for your vacation in Panama.
Important information: shuttle is available daily leaving Panama City at 8:30 a.m. and returning at 3:30 p.m. Saturday schedule is different, please consult. City pickup locations are Selina Casco Viejo or Hostel Coco Loco and Playa Venao pickup locations are Selina River Playa Venao and Selina Playa Venao.
Price is the same for any additional persons, so just add the product twice if it is more than one person traveling.