Are you a dreamer, an explorer, or a do-gooder? Then you'll love the dreamlike marriage of exhilarating surfing, cultural immersion, and impactful community ecosystem at Panama surf camp.
For people outside of this destination, when you look for a diverse and vibrant outlet for a few days of inner reflection and nature contemplation, always consider Panama! This Central American country is famous for its Panama Canal, connecting the Pacific and the Caribbean. But there's much more to witness with glee: from mountain ranges and lush rainforests to gorgeous beaches and islands. As already touched upon, Panama boasts some of the world's best surfing spots with warm water temperatures and consistent waves all year round. Don't miss out on this cultural gem of indigenous, colonial, and modern influences.
Surfing is not only a fun and stimulating hobby. It's a way of reconciling with nature, yourself, and others. The valuable skills you learn in the water, like balance, coordination, endurance, and resilience, can translate to all quintessential areas of your life. The physical and mental benefits of surfing are hard to beat, from reducing stress to boosting mood and self-esteem. And let's not forget about the sense of community that comes with surfing, from forming bonds with fellow surfers to supporting local businesses and organizations.
Who else gets goosebumps from the idea of catching waves and feeling that intense connection? Let's meet up at this Panama surf camp from Shokogi.
Possessing a sophisticated blend of indigenous, African, European, and North American influences, Panama's cuisine, music, art, and festivals are truly one-of-a-kind. Try popular dishes like sancocho or ceviche, and groove to famous musical genres like salsa, cumbia, and reggae.
Are you a surfer looking to make a positive impact in the communities you visit? Consider tapping into the insights and tools offered by community psychology! This branch of psychology focuses on understanding and improving the functioning of communities, promoting positive change, health, and empowerment. By applying these principles, you can help create a more sustainable and supportive environment for both locals and visitors alike. This can only be actualized in an ambiance as receptive of Panama surf camp.
Surfing is a full-body workout that's also a ton of fun. Along with engaging multiple muscle groups, it indeed enhances your cardiovascular health, strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Paddling out to catch waves requires endurance and power in your arms, shoulders, and back, while standing and balancing on the board works your core and legs. You’ll burn calories, boost your metabolism, and tone your muscles while enjoying the mesmerizing ocean views. Give it a try and see how it can transform your fitness routine – in case you want to try from the scratch.
As Panama has access to two coastlines, you can find a variety of surf spots and conditions. Hollow tubes and long peelers, you can experience it all. With consistent swells all year round and warm water temperatures ranging from 24°C to 29°C, you can surf for hours without getting cold or an irksome fever.
Head to Panama, since this gem is still relatively undiscovered by the surfing world, so you can enjoy uncrowded lineups and pristine beaches, especially on the Pacific side. And if you're looking for a weekend destination, Playa Venao is the spot for you. It may be a popular tourist destination, but if you go during the week you'll have the place to yourself or cherish the city flocking in for the weekend. Having such a huge beach at your disposal, you won't have to worry about it ever getting congested by foolish crowd.
Long-term researches have shown that hitting the waves can reduce stress, improve mood, boost focus, and promote mental clarity. As a natural stress-reliever, surfing allows you to disconnect from the worries of everyday life and live in the present moment. The release of endorphins, those feel-good hormones, can make you feel relaxed and happy.
How about trying a new activity in a new culture? Panama surf in fact promises to familiarize yourself with an alternative culture. Interact with locals, learn Spanish, and savor delicious cuisine. Being exposed to different cultures can broaden your horizons and enrich your life. You might know this already, being in nature has multudes of benefits like lowering blood pressure and redesign your immune system.
But that's just the tip of the iceberg - surfing can also improve your cognitive abilities like concentration, memory, and problem-solving as you constantly adapt to the varying waves and conditions.
Hence, riding the waves in Panama is an eventual journey of self-discovery! Our unique surfing program at Shokogi equips you with all the necessities and pairs you with mentors who will guide you to uncover your hidden strengths and confront your weaknesses head-on.
All while you enjoy the ocean's rhythmic embrace.