Back in summer, I received a message from my friend Jacqueline about the possibility of heading down to Peru for a week-long yoga and surf retreat in November. She wanted me to come down and shoot some photo content for her new business venture, Pa’lante Yoga, and obviously I was all for it. I try and jump at each and every opportunity to travel, especially when ceviche and left hand point breaks are on the itinerary, so this one was a must. Plans came together quickly, plane tickets were bought, and before we knew it, 13 of us were stepping on a plane headed for Máncora, Peru.

Máncora is a little slice of surf heaven in Northern Peru; a town built around all things fishing and surfing. We arrived after a 10 hour flight from LAX to Lima, followed by a two hour flight from Lima to Piura, followed by a two hour shuttle ride through the desert. We were spoiled with staying 6 nights and 7 days at the amazing Casa De Sofia, which needless to say was incredible. With meals cooked for us and cleaning services all set in place, our job was to chill out, surf the left point out front, do lots of yoga, eat large amounts of ceviche, and just relax (aside from my job of shooting photos, which really doesn’t even feel like work in a setting like that). Thanks to Pa’lante for having me and to Austin, Sadie, and Erin for being a few of my main photographic subjects on the trip.

These are a handful of my personal photos from the week down south. Moments captured in between others. Enjoy.