Liquid Sessions
Liquid Sessions
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We are Professional Educators, Guides and Adventurer's living in the Aloha Spirit while specializing in awakening joy through creative expression and knowledge. We do this by hosting the very best adventure vacations and wellness retreats. From first time beginners to experienced shredders. We created Liquid Sessions to be the most advanced, comprehensive and detailed surf curriculum for you, specifically designed to safely introduce and advance your surfing skills. We have done this by combining a lifetime on the water with years of teaching and coaching experience, to bring a unique and exciting way to live, learn and excel in the art, science and adventure of catching waves. What are you waiting for? The waters warm come on in.
Popoyo, Nicaragua

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Roberto C
2 contributions
Jul. 2021 β€’ Solo
Liquid sessions doesn’t just teach you to surf, they teach you the surfer mindset.

In just a week, I learned to
- read waves
- catch and ride them on my own
- stay safe in any situation
- become a responsible member of a surf lineup
- go out alone
- and most of all, overcome fear with gratitude

Donovan was the best teacher I could imagine. He got to know me and my goals, crafted a plan around them, found the breaks that matched my experience level and even took me out on a surprise boat trip to surf some special waves on my last day.

Stop your search, book liquid sessions, a real hidden gem in Nicaragua.
Written July 26, 2021
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Roberto, it was so much fun surfing with you and watching you progress. From day one to our last day it was such a pleasure to share the waves with you. I hope that we get an opprotunity to do it again. And what a wave you caught on the last day! That's how you send it. Proud of you and hope that you keep surfing. YreewπŸŒŠπŸŒžπŸ€™πŸ„β€β™‚οΈ
Written July 26, 2021
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EHM
2 contributions
Jul. 2021 β€’ Friends
Great surf coaching and sharing the Nicaraguan experience. Couldn't be happier with the waves at Magnific Rock, the hotel and coaching with Donovan!
Written July 16, 2021
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Arlinda M
2 contributions
Jul. 2021 β€’ Friends
Trip of a lifetime! Donovan organized the best week for us and was with us the whole time teaching us and making sure everyone was having a good time! Best surf instructor ever!! Best trip ever!!! The resort and staff were absolutely lovely as well and there to make you welcome and comfortable. Super stoked!
Written July 16, 2021
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Fiona bremner
2 contributions
Jul. 2021 β€’ Friends
Donovan is a very dedicated and enthusiastic surf instructor! Steven, his other surf coach is also excellent. Their whole team is great including Melissa who handles the administrative aspect and Nate who does photography for them. The hotel is in a very beautiful location and has great food as well! We had an ocean view from our room! Donovan planned lots of fun surf adventures for us including surfing from a boat and mixed in some beautiful sights along the way.
Written July 16, 2021
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japabst
1 contribution
Jun. 2021 β€’ Solo
I went from zero to feeling comfortable paddling out and catching waves in beginner conditions in 3 days - Donovan knows how to give good, relevant tips without overloading too much info. The course set me up with enough practical knowledge and experience to move forward.
Written June 22, 2021
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Great time, great student. It was really fun not only surfing with you Al but getting to know you too. I am stoked you're finding you're feet underneath you while you step into liquid, surfing. Yeeew πŸŒŠπŸ€™
Written June 25, 2021
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Kris Chau
Tola, Nicaragua1 contribution
Jun. 2021
Donovan is a charismatic and experienced surf coach. I've taken lessons in Australia, Barbados, Bali, and previously in Nicaragua, and by far, I had the best time and results with him. What set him apart is he went through the basics of the surfboard itself, safety rules, and the history of surfing before we even dove into the mechanics of it all.

Both my partner and I took the lesson at the same time, and even with our varying skill set levels, Donovan was able to give each of us dedicated time to help us choose the right wave, correct our stance, and pump up our confidence.

If you are a beginner or intermediate surfer, I highly recommend taking a lesson from Donovan at Mag Rock. You'll have a great time.
Written June 7, 2021
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Stefan Γ„
2 contributions
Jan. 2020 β€’ Friends
If you want to learn how to surf and have a great time, then Donovan is the real deal! Magical days that I will never forget!
Written January 14, 2020
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Kathi C
Hermosa Beach, CA3 contributions
Jan. 2020 β€’ Family
Donovan was excellent at Mag Rock - he was able to help my intermediate son (12) and me a beginner in the same session. I loved his approach and his passion and zest was incredibly contagious- and mag rock had the best waves of our two week Nica trip!
Written January 10, 2020
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AndreasH
1 contribution
Jan. 2020 β€’ Friends
First time surf ever for me and with Donovans amazing teaching i caught my first ever wave and day 2 i caught waves of my own. We also did a LOT of other fun stuff like hiking and fishing.
Amazing experience with incredible people!
Many Thanks πŸ„πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ™πŸ»
Written January 10, 2020
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louisafarr
New York City, NY2 contributions
Dec. 2019
My cousin and I came to Popoyo to get better at surfing. Donovan gave us an actual classroom lesson on the basics of surfing and how to read waves, and it was crucial to our improvement out in the ocean. He explains things in a clear way and his passion for surfing encourages your learning. Overall a super nice guy and highly recommend him for surfing instruction!
Written January 9, 2020
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Right on Louisa, thank you for taking the time to come SURF and learn with us. Hopefully next time we get some more waves. Stay in contact and let's surf!
Written January 10, 2020
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