Questions on Las Olas | Questions
on Las Olas Summer
Las Olas is an incredible place to learn. The surf
break is a great beginner's wave, the water is warm,
and you will have the best cheering squad you could
ever ask for.
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Surfing is a sport practiced more and more by women
of all body types, ages and backgrounds. There is
no guarantee that you'll become the next champion
surfer or that you'll quit your job and search the
world for the perfect wave, but splashing around
at the edge of the ocean can be a life altering experience.
How it effects you is intimate and is not based on
anyone else's perceptions. If you are in reasonably
good physical condition and have the desire to try
surfing for whatever reason, you can surf.
Naturally, surfing happens in the ocean a short distance
from the shore. For a positive surf experience,
we require that our guests be in relatively good
physical condition, competent swimmers and comfortable
in the ocean. Panic can be your worst response
in the water. We don't recommend Las Olas safaris
for women who are pregnant, have major health problems,
existing injuries, or who take medication that
would restrict swimming, breathing, or impair good
judgment. Each guest is required to assess her
own abilities and conditions when deciding to join
Most definitely, but by the time you leave Las Olas,
you may have at least a dozen new girlfriends.
We encourage solo women of all ages and backgrounds;
it makes for a rich holiday experience.
Of course! But check with your airline regarding
extra charges and restrictions (some may not transport
long boards). We have a variety of custom shaped
Las Olas longboards at 8 and 9 foot plus we also
have "foamy" longboards for more flotation
and comfort when starting out.
Push ups, push ups and more push ups, but any upper
body strengthening is helpful to surfers. Try swimming
and weight training, too. Also, yoga is wonderful
for flexibility and balance.
The gentle beach-break features a sandy bottom which
makes this location a great beginner friendly spot.
Yes, there are sharks in the ocean, but the ocean
is pretty big and we stay right along the shore.
In all the years we've held Las Olas in Mexico
we've not seen a shark nor heard of an attack in
the area. If they are in the vicinity, they seem
to keep to themselves.
We never schedule sessions during busy holiday periods
or during the rainy season. November - February sessions
are typically cooler than those scheduled during
spring and summer months. It all depends on your
preference as to which time is best to go. Waves
can vary from month to month, season to season.
* Yoga (usually in the morning, but sometimes there
may be an evening class)
* Surf lessons
* Lunch in town
* Supervised free surf
* Afternoon activities
* Dinner and surprises
The first and last day of your trip are travel days.
You should book your flight to arrive in San Jose
del Cabo, Mexico between the hours of 1pm and 5pm
local time. These are the hours that the Las Olas
shuttles are available. If you are arriving earlier
than 1pm or later than 5pm, we can give you easy
directions to your villa. All the cab drivers know
November through March might be more fun in the early
morning and evening if you have a spring suit or
a neoprene "surf shirt". If you have
one, bring it.
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