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SUP & Paddle Surf Trips for Beginner to Elite Paddlers

Fusion SUP and Paddle Surf Retreats

Transformative destination experiences built around exposing and immersing you in SUP and paddle surf, along with wellness, adventure and active living. You’ll leave empowered, enlightened, and energized.


Nosara (Playa Garza), Costa Rica

Other Locations Coming Soon!

Our retreats and camps bring together paddlers in groups of 4-8 paddlers which allows one-on-one, custom and personalized coaching and peer connection. You’ll get to paddle beautiful waters where conditions are perfect for learning, mastering and advancing both SUP AND paddle surf, learning from certified coaches and experts in SUP and surf including special guests and athletes.​

We take things beyond the water with additional wellness and active living workshops and clinics, and local adventure activities over the course of your stay.

What to Expect:

  • Certified coaches, experts and special guests

  • Small groups, 4-8 people

  • 1-1 time with coach; personalized time

  • SUP flatwater sessions

  • Technical & footwork, paddle stroke, & more

  • Paddle Surf and surf sessions

  • Go beyond the water with wellness and lifestyle educational workshops and clinics to help you not only perform better, but also look and feel your best

  • All-inclusive: meals and food, transportation, room and board

  • Plus:

  • Local activities and adventures

  • Bonus recovery and spa services

  • Supplementary post-retreat coaching programs exclusive to attendees


Learn, Train, Excel, Have Fun

Who and Why


New/Beginner to Intermediate


Our Retreats are ideal for new/beginner to intermediate level paddlers including

  • New to paddle surf and/or SUP

  • You’ve been wanting to try, learn or improve in SUP or paddle surf

**we ask attendees to have had a least one formal SUP lesson prior to attending

Training Camps

Intermediate to Elite/Competitive


Our Training Camps are for intermediate to advanced/elite level paddlers including

  • Elite paddlers

  • SUP racers and athletes

  • Paddle surfers and paddle surf athletes


  • Learn from the best

  • Learn the right way

  • You want to try something you’ve thought about doing for a while

  • You’ve been nervous or scared to do it

  • You want to start or are starting SUP racing

  • You want to learn/start paddle surfing

  • Get on the water during winter season


  • Learn from the Best

  • Want to progress/advance, master your SUP and paddle surf

  • Want to improve your racing time, performance, ability for competitive reasons

  • Have been paddling, racing, competing, paddle surfing for a while (minimum of 2 years, and likely competitively)

  • Have a strong foundation

  • Hit plateaus or walls but want to continue progressing/improving

  • Typically train solo,

  • Or have limited community/connections for (quality) coaching and support

  • Winter training on the water

What Fusion Retreats Encompass

Be Empowered, in Mind, Body and Spirit

Join us for a week of Paddling, Adventure, and Wellness!

An all-inclusive week of paddling the most wonderful and inviting waters, local adventure and exploration, breathtaking nature scenery, and memorable experiences that will empower, enlighten, transform, and even change your life!


Fusion SUP Retreats are week-long experiences. Each day you will get to do some sort of SUP (eg. lesson, guided tour, SUP fitness, SUP yoga, paddle surf, even a paddle at Manuel Antonio National Park!). There will also be local adventures and activities worked into the week (some examples include: volcano hike, zip lining, snorkeling, dancing class), and wellness and lifestyle activities (such as fitness class, breathwork, nutrition and mindfulness workshop, cooking class).


Each day you will have free time to spend as you please - take time for yourself, treat yourself to a spa treatment or massage, explore the local town.. Food, meals, room and board accommodations, transportation, and boards and equipment are included in your week from the time of your arrival at San Jose Airport in Costa Rica until you depart. We will be staying in the towns of Herradura, Hermosa and South Jaco, Costa Rica.


Fusion SUP Retreats are for ALL ages - from 20s to 70s+, and paddle levels. We can accommodate for new or beginner to experienced paddlers.

What's Included

Get ready for 7 days and 6 nights inclusive retreat experience. In addition to beach views and ocean access, and personal time daily for you to spend how you please (tune inward, connect with others, explore, etc)​, your week will include the following:


Transportation From/To Airport & During the Week


Fresh, Local Food and Meals


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Boards and Equipment


Local Adventures and Activities


Daily SUP, Paddle Surf and Surf

Bonus Activities and Special Guests

Various Activities & Adventures Exclusive to Costa Rica

Nosara is Costa Rica's Blue Zone

Hikes and Exploration

Waterfalls & Island Trips

ATV Tours

Coffee and Cacao Plantations

Zipline & Canopy Tours

Snorkeling & Water Sports

Fishing Trips

National Parks and Reserves

Trip to Volcano with Activities

Massage, Cold Plunge

Spa Services, Acupuncture

Yoga and Fitness Classes

Exclusive Perks for You


Learning and Coaching Oppportunities with Rachel and other Expert Coaches and Guests


Fitness, Training & Mobility Sessions


Optional 1-1 Time with Rachel or another Coach during your week


Wellness Classes in Topics such as: nutrition and cooking, mindfulness, intuitive eating, moderation365, metabolism & hormones, breathework, ...


Post-Retreat Follow-up Coaching Session with Rachel and Supplementary Coaching Programs to Add-on

Live the Pura Vida Lifestyle

Where You'll Stay


Curated by Rachel Cantore,
Founder, Entrepreneur, Athlete at Stand and Paddle

Welcome to Fusion SUP Retreats by Stand and Paddle! We offer unique retreats that combine adventure, wellness and personal growth in the breathtaking Blue Zone of Nosara, Costa Rica. Our mission is to provide our guests with an unforgettable experience that will leave them feeling enlightened, empowered and transformed. We offer expert instruction in stand up paddle boarding and paddle surf, as well as a variety of wellness activities designed to help you relax, recharge and reconnect with yourself. Join us on our next retreat and take the first step towards a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.


Fusion Retreat/Camp Packages


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*a 50% deposit required to reserve your spot

Payment Plans available

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Packages available

Special pricing rates and packages are available for groups of 5-10 people.

A minimum 50% Deposit is due at booking to reserve. Payment plans may be worked out if necessary. Reservations are open until filled. Prices subject to increase as we near date of event. Payment link will be emailed to and payments serve as reservation confirmation.  Options of payment methods include Venmo (@rachel-cantore), Zelle (, PayPal/CC (+3% fee), or check.  There is a 3% fee for paypal/cc payments. Full balance must be paid in full minimum 30 days prior to first day of event.

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