Choosing to attend Houston Bodyboarding Camps was one of best decisions that we’ve ever made. From the moment we arrived and met Jared at the airport, we suspected the week we had ahead of us was going to be exceptional, and it was! Bodyboarding is a passion that we both share: one of us (Luis) has been practicing for over 15 years; the other (Deanna) just got started last year. Nevertheless, Jared was able to provide targeted training techniques that were suited to our individual goals and levels of expertise.
Jared is an amazing coach and person and his passion and energy for coaching was contagious. In just one week, we were able to improve our approaches to riding waves of all kinds (wedges, reef breaks, beach breaks) and even picked up a few new moves along the way. We were able to train at both high-performance waves that offered new challenges, as well as work more specifically on each of our goals at quiet, coconut-strewn beaches with great waves and killer views.
It was very inspiring to share time with Jared and his family and to be part of the experience they’ve built. The lodging, El Cucubano, and the property (filled with animals, trees, and flowers) were absolutely serene, providing the perfect atmosphere for restful sleeping after multiple hours in the water. Mornings were met with the sweet smell of freshly brewed coffee and clean and nourishing food that set us up for success each day.
To say that the camp was transformative is an understatement. Both of us left having improved our bodyboarding skills tenfold and with newfound confidence in the sport. Jared’s mentorship and training have motivated us to take our practice to the next level. The camp was both extremely fun and intense (each evening we found ourselves sleeping like babies after a fulfilling day of surf). It’s exactly this mixture of fun and intensity that allowed us to progress as much as we did and stoked a fire in us that can’t be extinguished. Houston Bodyboarding Camps changed us and we couldn’t be more thankful.