I apologize for not having checked in after my trip! I honestly, have just been trying to live in the moment and allow all of my experiences to soak in now that I am back in my 'normal life.' But truly, my trip was everything I needed it to be - and everything I didn't know that I needed it to be... if that makes sense!
From intense hiking trips up into a "Cloud Forest" and getting completely drenched in a rainstorm, attending an elementary school fashion show, picking mangoes (sooo many mangoes...), swinging in hammocks, working in an organic garden, and meeting people from all over the world... I just couldn't keep up with posting every detail. Even now I'm at a loss for words... so I'll just post photos!
But wow were those waves intense! I've been so used to either the flat waters in the Florida Keys or the lakes in Orlando that I forgot how crazy it can be to be out there where everyone is surfing! It was a bit of a struggle especially because I brought some friends out (2 to a board, whoops!) who had never SUP'd before. Lesson learned (and muscles super sore from towing them back into shore! Woof!)