Las Olas donates full tuition for a seven day/six night surf safari, including daily surf and yoga classes, spa treatment, daily breakfast and ground transportation. See Las Olas website for inclusions. Scholarship does not include airfare.

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Sherpani Lifestyle Bags for Women donates "The Trip" luggage- a copious, smooth wheeled duffel bag from their travel collection- the perfect carry-on for your surf safari.

Hard Working Mama

I am a brave world-traveler who tries exotic foods and flings herself off of cliffs into crystal waters. Okay, actually I am a mom of two children, a school teacher, and a graduate student in Maine. My to-do list is as long as my laundry pile is deep. Turns out, I am a fearless adventurer trapped in the life of a working mom who packs endless school lunches, grades stacks of papers, mops floors, and bribes my kids to eat more broccoli.

Las Olas, take me away. 

Years ago when I was childless and lived in California, I used to sit on the beach and watch my brother and husband surf. Surfing was what the guys did. I used to be a watcher. I have recently made great strides in becoming the brave woman I have always wanted to be, a doer, a writer, a marathoner, a triathlete. As a hard-working mama in the cold north, I would thrive on the waves under the southern sun. I am not that woman sitting on the beach anymore. Las Olas, put me on a surfboard.

Many thanks to everyone who sent their calling for a surf safari.

You are all deserving of recognition and gratitude.

To read all Las Olas Scholarship nominees entries, click below.

Hope to see you in the waves soon.


Emilie’s winning entry

Congratulations Emilie! Your entry definitely struck a chord with the most voters. We’ll be sending you all the details of your safari soon. To all the other inspiring entries, check back for future contests. Can’t wait to see you in the waves.

Gracias from all of us at Las Olas

Special thanks to all our sponsors