Sensational Surf Retreats in NSW
Perhaps one of the ultimate outdoor activities for body and mind, mastering the art of surfing may be a long term game but it’s one that brings copious health benefits. Whilst the physical challenge of surfing and it’s consequent gains (cardiovascular benefits, improved strength and flexibility) are well known, the mental benefits of the sport are increasingly being advocated. The deep focus and attention required in the water calms the mind and makes surfing the perfect form of meditation for those who struggle to sit still. Pair that with the revitalizing feeling of a day in the ocean and a weekend in the surf is bound to help relax and refresh you.
We’ve rounded up some sensational surf retreats in NSW, so if you fancy a new form of meditation, a hit of endorphins when you catch the perfect wave and a killer workout then these are for you….
Surf & SUP
Learn to surf and/or stand up paddleboard (SUP) at some of Australia’s most beautiful locations on the New South Wales South Coast with the Pam Burridge Surf Retreat. Clean uncrowded beaches, protected bays and lakes provide an unparalleled experience for learning to surf and SUP. Former world champ, Pam Burridge and her friendly and experienced team of coaches will lead you through the basics of surf and SUP giving you a solid start to your surfing adventure. All equipment will be supplied so all you need to do is sign up and have a go.
The retreat takes absolute beginners to intermediate surfers and have a range of board sizes and designs you can try to ensure you learn what’s best for your level. The Surf Retreat is perfect for a low key weekend away with your mates or for like minded women who want to learn to surf, improve their surf skills or just have loads of fun!
Surf & Meditation
The Art of Longevity and Surf retreat is a journey through breath, flow and surf. Join the team for a combination of movement flow, meditation and surf coaching in beautiful Crescent Head, on the NSW North Coast. This retreat is for surfers and non surfers, basically anyone willing to relax and learn, move and connect with different people and most importantly have fun. All practices are suitable for every level of experience.
During 3 and 1/2 days, you will lose yourself in a combination of movement flow, meditation and surf coach for those willing to surf. The expert team – made up of former professional surfer, Thomas Carroll, former Sport Coach for Surfing Australia, Matt Grainger and Holistica movement founder, Rodrigo Perez, – will provide you with health, wellbeing and longevity tips whilst sharing great stories of surfing, travelling, coaching.
Surf, Yoga & Pamper
Ever wanted to try surfing but never had the confidence or motivation? Well now’s your opportunity! Hosted in various luxury villas and houses in Byron Bay, Byron Wellbeing Retreats offer lovingly tailored retreat packages to suit you. Their Yoga & Surf weekend is full of fun with like-minded peeps learning to surf in a safe, supportive environment. Spend the morning in the ocean and the afternoon relaxing and being pampered with heavenly massages to soothe those aching muscle.
The package includes 3 nights luxury accommodation, daily yoga & meditation, daily surf lessons, 1 Remedial massage, 1 Kahuna/Thai massage, 1 soulful sound healing session and delicious vegetarian meals & snacks.
Surf, Skate & Analysis
Surfing Australia High Performance Center is located in Casuarina, just 500m from the beach. The centre offers world class facilities in an innovative venue designed to provide the perfect coaching environment for surfers who have just started trimming down the line, through to surfers performing committed manoeuvres. The main requirement is that you can paddle yourself out the back in head high surf and catch waves without any assistance from a coach in the water.
The 5 day camp includes 8-10 surfing sessions, wave by wave video analysis, 70 surfboard demo quiver, skateboard training sessions, surf physio screen and strength and mobility sessions.
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