Welcome to Surf Bikini Retreat, one of the top exclusively female surf retreats in Costa Rica. We are located in lovely Nosara , a quaint village (pueblito) famous for it’s user friendly surf and world renowned yoga. Monty and I are pleased that you have found our website and would love to answer any and all of your questions. We would be honored to have you join us at the retreat for an unforgettable experience learning to surf, practicing yoga and just taking in the “laid back Tico culture”. Our goal is to spread the happiness that we have found as a surfing family here in Costa Rica. Whether you are a beginning surfer, intermediate or expert and regardless of your age, our door is open and the warm tropical weather and waves await you . Pura Vida, Adilia & Monty
Adilia Zuniga is Surf Bikini’s co-founder and Retreat Director. Adilia is from Nosara and has a love for surfing and her Costa Rican culture that is nothing less than contagious. In every facet of the surf retreat she and her professional staff strive to bring you closer to developing a true understanding and love for the lifestyle of surfing and the beauty of Costa Rican. Adilia’s love of surfing and dedication to providing local young girls with surfing lessons led her to establish the Club Nosara Ticas Surf Club – a pro bono program dedicated to providing surfing and life lessons for local young girls in Nosara. If you would like to know more about this program, ask Adilia – it is her passion.
Monty Murphrey rode his first wave at the age of 12 in the Dominican Republic back when single fin surfboards were commonplace and the three fin thrusters were just becoming popular. Later at the age of 17 he was out exploring the undescovered beaches throughout Costa Rica. He has continued to surf throughout the years, even though as he says he “got sidetracked” with a full blown career in International Banking working on Wall Street, and being Managing Director of a major software firm in Florida. Throughout the years his love for surfing has never waned, and his passion for surfing has taken him around the world . However, some 13 years ago he decided to walk away from the stresses of the corporate rat race and recapture the essence of a surfers lifestyle. At that point he moved back to a place he loves …Playa Guiones, Nosara. He believes a continuing passion for surfing is as much about doing a great cutback as it is about capturing and living the essence of a surfers’ lifestyle ; hanging with friends , exploring other cultures and just being happy and having fun.