Your Ultimate Surf Adventure in Nicaragua

Dive into an unparalleled, all-inclusive, eco-friendly surf experience at Malibu Popoyo Surf Resort, Nicaragua. Tailored for intermediate to advanced surfers looking to break through to the next level of surfing!

Meet Your OMBE Guest Coach: Icah Wilmot

Hailing from the fishing village of Bull Bay, Icah Wilmot, the nation’s first professional surfer, is deeply invested in growing the local surfing community using surfing as a mechanism for social productivity while imparting life skills in a fun and stress free setting.

Competing on the international stage since 2002 and maintaining his position as one of the top performing athletes on the Jamaican roster, Wilmot now lends his experience and expertise to both the National Junior and Paralympic Surf Teams serving as coach and consultant.

Additionally, as an official course presenter with the International Surfing Association, Icah is a leading charge in the world of Surf Coaching, Life Saving and Surf Judging with his noteworthy skills being tapped by the ISA for Global Surf Development Projects spanning the globe from Jamaica to Ghana and countries in between.

Why This Trip?

  • For Intermediate Surfers: If you're looking to level up your surfing, this trip is for you.
  • Transform Your Surfing: Learn to read the waves differently, take new lines, and enhance your technique both in and out of the water.
  • Safety and Gear: Get tips on staying safe and choosing the right equipment.
  • Mindset Matters: Shift from fear to fun with OMBE's guidance, and see the ocean with new eyes.

Nicaragua Awaits

Thanks to Nicaragua's endless offshore winds, you'll have the chance to surf to your heart's content. With OMBE's top-level coaching on all aspects of surfing, you'll leave not just as a better surfer, but a better person.

For Surfers, By Surfers

This trip is crafted for those eager to dive deeper into their surf practice, regardless of their starting point. Ready for a change? This is more than a surf trip; it's a journey that will redefine your relationship with surfing.

Join us for an adventure that promises not just waves, but a transformation in how you surf, think, and feel about the ocean. Get ready to be inspired, gain confidence, and be eager for your next wave.

The Trip

  • Aug 4th-10th 2024
  • Aug 11th-17th 2024
  • Aug 18-24th 2024
  • Malibu Popoyo Surf Resort - Nicaragua
  • $3,000 USD - 6 Nights
  • Availability: Only 8 spots available each week

What's Included

  • 6 Nights of Luxury Accommodation at Malibu Popoyo Surf Resort
  • Understand how to improve your surfing
  • Video Analysis and in the water coaching
  • Awesome food prepared on a daily basis. We will eat so well!
  • Transport to surf break and to and from the airport. Just chill - it's all taken care of
  • OMBE Surf Skate Bowl Training
    OMBE Land-Based Training
  • Coaching in the water
  • Learn to read waves better
  • Surfboard Knowledge
  • Access to beach breaks, lefts, rights and all waves in the area
OMBE Skate Bowl Sessions

The Surf

Surf size varies depending on the swell, but the offshore winds will be with us all day, every day.  This wave rich region of Nicaragua offers plenty of options for surfers looking to work towards higher performance surfing and have a blast doing it.

One of the surf spots you could be surfing

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One of the surf spots you could be surfing

Where' You're Staying

Malibu Popoyo is the premier boutique resort in Nicaragua. You’ll be staying in luxury accomodation, sleeping on imported bedding, air-conditioned rooms, eating organic and locally source meals, all set to a backdrop of lush gardens and more than 10 world-class surf breaks. This is top class accomodation. Surf your brains outs, and then come back to luxurious and fully catered accomodation.

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Malibu Popoyo Surf Resort - Nicaragua

Date:
Aug 2024
Location:
Nicaragua
Event Type:
Week Long Event
Skill Level:
Intermediate

About this event

Surfer results

Discover how OMBE surf coaching membership has transformed surfers of all skill levels, age and board types surfing

What's included in membership?

stream content
All 25+ training programs & 1000+ Videos
get feedback
Get feedback on your surfing from the coaches
get feedback on your surfing
Access to the Community & meet other surfers near you
download training programs
Download & watch offline
lesson resources
Extra resources and guides to match training programs
surf training app
Watch on desktop, tablet or mobile
new surf training added monthly
New training added every month

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the OMBE Membership

Everything - and all memberships come with a free trial.

- Access to all of our training programs with a variety of training methods and programs to suit different skill levels and styles of surfing.
- Instant access to all training programs
- Programs for every goal, issue and skill level
- Stream 700+ lessons across 25+ programs
- New content every month
- Monthly surf coaching webinars
- Submit your footage to the commnunity for coaching feedback
- Early access to trips and coaching events
- Watch on your computer, TV, phone or tablet
- Download the programs to your device for easy access anywhere
- Access to the community

How does the Free trial work?

You can start your free trial here.

This will allow you to try every single training program and see if the training is for you. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel before the end of the trial you won't be charged.

Can I cancel anytime?

You can cancel anytime and if you cancel before the end of the trial you won't be charged.

What training program is right for me or where should I start?

We recommend starting with either the Beginner Pathway or the Intermediate Pathway, based on what you want to achieve and where your surfing is. These are designed to help break bad habits and master your foundations so you can then tackle the rest of the training.

Otherwise you can explore the Manoeuvre Index or Fundamentals Series to work on what you want to.

Click here to explore the FULL Training Library.

How do I get access to the coaches and feedback?

Every month we hold live coaching webinars where prior to the event, you can submit questions and footage of your training and ask questions to the coaches.

During the event, the coaches will answer your questions and will select a few submissions to provide video analysis (we cannot do everyone, we try to select the common issues) , breaking down what you need to improve on.

All of these events are available on replay anytime.Between feedback events, you can post your footage or questions to the community.

Below all of the training videos you can also post comments and the coaches will get back to you.

What is OMBE and what does it stand for?

OMBE stands for Ocean, Mind, Body and Equipment.

It is an approach with a focus on syncing all four major aspects within your surfing. When all four are in sync, your surfing will improve and you will easily enter a flow state within the ocean.

Most surfers will focus on their equipment first and expect an immediate improvement in their surfing but there is an order to OMBE and a reason for it.

You first must pay attention to the ocean and what it is doing, then calm your mind, relax and remove tension, as well as understanding how to do the manoeuvres, then you give your body the chance to effectively do the manoeuvre and your focus is on removing tension in the body and doing it more effortlessly. The board will either amplify or mute your movements and then it is a case of right tool for the job.

How do I get in touch with OMBE?

For surifng and coaching questions:

The best way to connect with ombe is via the train.ombe.co app where our team and coaches monitor the chat feed daily.

For help and support questions:

You can contact us via our contact form.
Email us at help@ombe.co
Livechat in the bottom right-hand corner.

What training program is right for me or where should I start?

We recommend starting with either the Beginner Pathway or the Intermediate Pathway, based on what you want to achieve and where your surfing is. These are designed to help break bad habits and master your foundations so you can then tackle the rest of the training.

Otherwise you can explore the Manoeuvre Index or Fundamentals Series to work on what you want to.

Click here to explore the FULL Training Library.

How do I get access to the coaches and feedback?

Every month we hold live feedback webinars where prior to the event, you can submit the footage of your training and ask questions to the coaches.

During the event, the coaches will break down the submissions and provide video analysis, breaking down what you need to improve on.

All of these events are available on replay anytime.Between feedback events, you can post your footage or questions to the community.

Below all of the training videos you can also post comments and the coaches will get back to you.

Can I repeat the programs?

You can repeat all of the programs as many times as you like. They are designed with the idea that you will revisit them over time.

Can I go at my own pace?

Some of the programs are set in weekly structures. These are recommendations and do not need to be followed. You can slow down and go at your own pace, working on your weaknesses and moving on when you are ready.

Do I need any equipment to do the programs?

You do not need any equipment to start any of the programs. However, some of the training programs will utilise a bosu ball and/or surf skateboard.

How does the training work? What type of training is it?

The training is a combination of theory, drills (land & water-based), surf skating and surfing, as well as trigger words to build muscle memory, understanding how to find the feeling and how to overcome your fear.

This is a complete training methodlogy from how to interact with the ocean, calm your mind and develop deep knowledge, how to move your body and relax it and how to interact with and use your equipment.

What if I'm landlocked or only get to a beach every so often?

That is fine. all of the programs are created with that in mind. If a program includes water-based training, simply save it up until you have the chance to get to the beach.

There are communities around the globe within the platform and you'll find other members keen to meet up and do land-training together.

How does the land-based training work? Shouldn't I just surf more?

The land-based training is designed to break patterns and add in the repetitions. This is vital in building the muscle memory and neurological pathways to learn and develop skills. The idea is by simulating surfing on land, we can rapidly develop these systems. When we enter the surf, we can further build upon them and allow our bodies to follow the muscle memory we have been training.

Yes, surfing is great but the amount of training in a 2-hour surf is minimal compared to 30 minutes of land training.

How does the water-based training fit in?

After you have been developing the muscle memory on land, you will need to start converting the training to replicating it in the water. The best way to do this is to set on focus and work on one change in your surfing and not several. Simplify it and allow yourself to see an improvement in one area.

The next best thing to do is to let go, don't bring stress into the ocean. Focus on having fun and trying to automatically repeat the muscle memory. Tension is the enemy of good technique and style.

I have been surfing for years and years, how do I replace my bad habits?

One at a time. The programs will help identify the bad habits, replace them and introduce a vital part of your training: trigger words. These are pattern interrupters that help you associate movement with words. As you say a trigger word and connect it to a movement, you are teaching your brain and body to repeat a movement based on that word. As you enter the surf, repeat these trigger words and slowly correct the bad habits.

How much does OMBE cost?

Click here to see our pricing and sign up for a membership, which provides unlimited access to all of the training programs, videos, feedback sessions, community & new training as it launches.

How does the 30 Day money back guarantee work?

We believe so strongly in this program and it has helped thousands of surfers improve their surfing that we are happy to offer a 30 day money back guarantee for you to try it out.

This is a game changing program and we want you to feel like you can try it out without fear of it being a waste of money.

Try the program, use it, practise at home and if you don’t feel the program has provided you any value or isn’t helping you, simply contact us and we’ll sort it out. It’s that easy.

How do I cancel?

If you don’t want to continue, you can cancel your membership renewal through your profile on the platform. Follow the prompts to cancel on your dashboard page, and your membership will not renew. Please note that there aren’t refunds for partially unused membership periods.

If you have more questions, please contact us. We’re happy to help!