Surf Goddess Retreats

It’s never to late to learn to surf. We have been teaching women to surf for over 20 years! Something wonderful happens when women surf. We grow more confident in ourselves, we wash away the cares of the world and find our flow in life.

Come and learn to surf with us in a supportive and safe environment! Feel sun-kissed and carefree as you have fun with new friends while surfing warm water waves.

 

 

Surf Goddess Retreat is best for you if:

  • You want a surf retreat that is technique-focused to help you learn or improve your surfing fast!
  • You want safe confidence-building surf lessons at your surf level (Absolute Beginner to Intermediate)
  • You want to improve your surfing skills noticeably in a week while you explore Bali
  • You want to surf tropical warm water waves
  • You want unlimited spa pampering
  • You want to connect with like-minded women in a social retreat setting at the longest running surf retreat for women in the world

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  • For +90 Day Advance Bookings – Only $900 USD deposit required to secure this special rate and hold your space
  • Rate Lock Guarantee with deposit for 1 year
  • Secure rate lock 2025 dates and also receive a complimentary upgrade with full payment
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*Booking Terms & Conditions apply. Offer Valid for new bookings paid prior to 29 Feb 2024

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Book Back-to-Back Retreats & Get 2 Extra Nights Free Stay!

*Terms & Conditions apply & Subject to Availability. The 2 free nights accomodation are offered between scheduled retreat dates. If attending both Ubud and Seminyak retreat locations, extra nights will be at Ubud Villa. Offer Valid for for new bookings paid prior to 29 Feb 2024

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Book your retreat over 90 days in advance and be eligible for a Complimentary Room Upgrade!
  • Be eligible for a Complimentary Room Upgrade valued from $300 USD when you book and pay in one full payment for any retreat date over 90 days in advance.
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YOU WILL ENJOY:

  • No limit to your goddess pampering treatments*
  • Treatments available both in the luxurious privacy of your private bedroom or villa as well as our spa treatment rooms
  • No days excluded – available daily from arrival to departure.

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20+ Years Of Surf Lessons for Women in Bali

Established in 2003, Surf Goddess was the first ‘surf retreat’ for women who want to go on a ‘surf camp’, but with all the inclusions found on a luxury vacation. The Surf Goddess coaching program was inspired by our founder, who was taught surfing by a woman, and realized that women learn surfing differently than men and that we needed our own approach for introducing women to surfing…at any age or fitness level.

From there, we developed a surf retreat program, that holistically addresses a woman’s unique physical strengths and challenges, our relationship with the ocean and our goals and intentions of why we want to surf.

Our mission is still the same today and it’s not just about teaching women how to surf on their retreat, but to help create a generation of women wave-riders who will share the soul of surfing around the world.

We have introduced thousands of women to surfing. If you have never surfed before, you will surprise yourself by standing up on the board by the end of your first lesson!  We also respect that every woman is on her own journey and our women’s surfing program allows you to progress comfortably at your own pace throughout the week.

 

 

For Beginner Surfers

Our Beginner surf lessons for women will teach you how to:

  • Successfully jump and ride your board in the first hour!
  • Essential ocean knowledge and water safety
  • Wave Knowledge – How to choose the right waves
  • Safe board handling and how to fall off safely
  • Paddling techniques
  • How to turn your board
  • How to use the waves energy to gain speed gathering speed on a wave which will have you prepared to enjoy surfing green “unbroken waves” with style!

On well-run surf retreats, beginners are taken to the right beaches for the right conditions.

This means that you will gain confidence quickly and will always be in a safe and supportive environment with accredited instructors.

 

 

For Intermediate Surfers

Intermediate surf lessons teach expertise in wave riding and prepares you for more challenging breaks on the reef and outer banks.

Our intermediate surf coaching will teach you how to:

  • Improve wave selection by identifying how to choose the best waves to ride
  • How to take off on the angle of a wave
  • How to make transitional turns—forehand to backhand, which provide the foundation for the key maneuverer in surfing “the cutback”.
  • Best techniques for generating speed and using compression and extensions for body positioning and ‘trimming’ the wave.
  • Learn surfing rules and etiquette for dealing with crowds and seasoned surfers
  • Learn how to navigate reef surfing and other larger wave riding techniques.

This intermediate course is key preparation for surfing reef breaks and large wave riding.

 

 

Surf Goddess Retreat Package Inclusions:

  • 7 Days / 6 Nights at our Divine Bali Retreat Sanctuary in Seminyak
  • Peace of mind traveling with a world leading retreat for women since 2003
  • A group of dedicated experienced retreat facilitators who will ensure you have a magical holiday
  • Pre-retreat Itinerary planning with your menu and bliss day options
  • Complimentary Bali Airport (DPS) and Seminyak Hotel transfers*
  • Complimentary 3pm late check out

*complimentary transfers provided on first and final dates of the retreat only

 

 

 

 

 

Fun & Safe Surfing

  • 5 x Group Surf Lessons or Guided Surf Trips
  • Boat trips to a secret spot where you surf on gentle green waves (surf level & condition dependant)
  • Ratio of 1 instructor : 3 students ensuring safety and confidence
  • Australian accredited Instructors qualified to international standards
  • You will receive personal attention at all times, with personal surf instruction feedback provided throughout each session
  • Complete Surf Equipment – everything you need – Board and Leg Rope, Wax, Rash Guard, Towels, Drinking Water

 

 

 

 

Yoga & Spa Wellness

  • Unlimited Spa Treatments
    • Relaxing Massages
    • Detoxing Body Scrubs
    • Soothing Facials & More!
  • 6 x Rejuvenating Yoga Sessions especially designed for women to help destress and rebalance your body & nervous system
  • Complete Yoga Equipment – Mats, Bolsters, Blocks, Blankets, Straps & Eye Masks
  • Goddess Wellness Goodies for your retreat experience
    • Eco-Friendly Goodie Tote Bag
    • Manifest Your Dream Life Journal
    • Inspirational Cards
    • Goddess Glow Recipe E-Book
    • More surprise Goddess Gifts…

 

 

 

 

 

Inspiration and Exploration

 

Gourmet Wellness Menu & Goodies

You have a choice from three types of healthy menus on your Bali Retreat:

  • Your choice of our regular retreat healthy Goddess Glow Menu lovingly prepared by our chef includes 16 delicious whole food meals made with ingredients from our Ubud permaculture farm and other local suppliers with cold-pressed vegetable and fruit juices, nut milks, herbal teas, fresh young coconuts served daily*
  • Wellness Cleanse Menu  focuses on plant based vegan or vegetarian meals, along with cold-pressed vegetable and fruit juices, nut milks, herbal teas, fresh young coconuts served daily*
  • Ultimate Detox Menu is for those who want to cleanse deeply with 3 days of a selection of 6 cold-pressed vegetable and fruit juices, nut milks plus fresh young coconuts served daily

All menus include unlimited purified water, freshly brewed coffees, hot and iced tea infusions, ‘jamu’ tonics, cold pressed juices protein shakes and young green coconuts. Daily healthy treats available every day from home-made cacao bliss balls, sweet potato crisps, freshly baked cookies to tropical fruit platters.

*2 dinners not included, so that our guests can sample some of Bali’s dining experiences. We are happy to provide suggestions to suit lifestyle preferences.  

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Follow Your Bliss on Your Surf Goddess Retreat

Spark your spirit as you spend the day exploring the best of Bali on your Surf Goddess Retreat. We offer you the freedom to customize your surf and yoga retreat with 1 of the activities below, so you can enjoy your surf trip just the way you like it!

  • Countryside Bicycle Tour – Experience your own ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ moment as you cycle through Ubud’s beautiful rice fields & rural villages
  • Mount Batur Trek – Early morning hike up Mt Batur to view a breathtaking sunrise over Bali
  • Sound Bath Healing in Ubud – Raise your vibes and cleanse your aura at the Pyramids of Chi, and while you’re in town, enjoy a guided tour to the two of most popular landmarks in Ubud: The Royal Palace and Saraswati Temple
  • Share the Love – Join the team from Little Steps Matter providing street feeding & care for Bali’s homeless animals
  • White Water Rafting Tour – Explore Bali’s jungle as you raft through ancient river gorges
  • Snorkelling Adventure – Discover reef life under Bali’s tropical Indian Ocean with turtles, tropical fish, manta rays & vibrant coral
  • Stand Up Paddle – Learn to SUP in a tropical lagoon or take it to the next level by riding waves
  • Surf Session – Beginners can try the fun sport of surfing with a lesson or Intermediates will go on a ‘surfari’

 

  • Tanah Lot Temple – Receive a blessing ceremony at Bali’s most stunning & sacred ocean temple
  • Silversmith Class – Enjoy learning how to make your own creation with a Master Silversmith
  • Batik Painting Class – Get creative at an Indonesian batik fabric painting workshop in Ubud
  • Balinese Cooking Class – Learn to cook Traditional Indonesian Cuisine
  • Plant-Based Cooking Class – Learn to how cook Plant-Based Cuisine as part of your wellness journey from local natural ingredients grown in our Permaculture garden
  • Energy Balancing Treatment – Gentle acupuncture with Facial Gua Sha /or Cupping /or Tunia Massage to soothe anxiety, regulate stress and balance your energy.
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture – A facial rejuvenation treatment that also works internally to optimize health while enhancing the natural appearance of your skin
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Consultation and Treatments – Get a personalise session to restore balance with a variety of TCM techniques.
  • Toxin Release Therapy – Colonic Irrigation  + Infrared Sauna
  • Cellulite Detox Therapy – Thigh & Tummy Wrap + Infrared Sauna
  • Float Therapy – Rejuvenate with Ice Cold Plunge + Sauna followed by a deeply relaxing a Magnesium Epsom Float
  • Shirodhara Treatment – A luxurious Ayurvedic therapy that begins with head, neck and scalp massage and takes you to meditative bliss as a slow pouring of medicinal oils cascade over your forehead (sixth chakra third eye)
  • Goddess Wellbeing Spa Day – Immerse yourself in a self-care cocoon for the day with a luxuriously long spa session followed by a specially prepared floating lunch by the pool.

 

Surf & Yoga Retreat FAQs

A wellness surf retreat is a completely different experience from a regular surf camp. What makes a surf goddess retreat such a magical experience? The complete immersion into a week long retreat with carefully curated activities as a group and as an individual which means that you can focus and go deeper into enjoying the present moment and be carefree. A wellness surf retreat is a special time for you, a time to reconnect and recharge. Many of us lead busy lives, that are full to the brim with urgent demands and long to-do lists. Often, we can feel as though we are running on auto-pilot, just surviving rather than living a fulfilling life. Sometimes a regular surf holiday doesn’t leave us feeling refreshed and rested, especially if we over-indulged as a way to relax, or we had to attend to other’s needs at the expense of our own, or because we’re so wound up or burnt out that we have forgotten how to relax. On a Surf Goddess Retreat, we take care of everything for you. We have spent 20 years perfecting the balance of ingredients that go into making a journey that awakens the body, mind and spirit.

Our primary focus on the retreat is to develop surf skills and techniques to help get noticeably better at surfing in a week. Our goal is to provide you with the skills so you can surf independently after the retreat. Some surf camps focus on going to different locations. We may visit a variety of breaks, dependant on the surf conditions, but our surf program focuses is on teaching specific techniques for women surfers.

Surfing is a high intensity physically demanding sport. It is recommended that you know how to swim confidently, be fully mobile and free from any significant injury or serious illness when learning to surf.

The island of Bali is on the equator, so the ocean is always tropical and warm. Also, because Bali is a relatively small island with hundreds of surf spots on both coasts, we have access to great breaks on both sides of the island. This is why Bali is one of the world’s most famous surf destinations and the surf is amazing all year around

Transportation for all surfing activities Modern surfing equipment – Soft Top Surfboards (9, 8 & 7 ft.), all with leg ropes Rash shirts, surf shorts, surf helmets, and towels Showering and changing facilities Personal lockers Waterproof sunscreen and zinc Instructors are accredited to Australian and international standards. Sealed drinking water during the entire surf session

On your surf retreat we will go on ‘Surfari’, which means we will go to a variety of breaks to suit your surf experience level. They vary from beach breaks to reef breaks, including boat trips to our secret surf spot where you will be able to catch green waves. We tend to surf at a ‘Surfari’ break for 2–3 days in a row, so we can go through the process of learning how to navigate that particular spot and then focus on particular surf skills at the break. All the breaks we surf at are chosen because they are level-appropriate so that our guests can get the most out of their surfing in a challenging yet safe surfing environment.

Yes, our surf coaches, surf guides, and retreat surf leaders have all been trained here in Bali by the internationally recognized “Australian Academy of Surfing Instruction” and are very experienced surfers who have been either born in Bali or have been surfing in Bali for 20+ years and are intimately familiar with the surf and breaks here.

Soft Top boards are designed especially for people who are learning to surf. They are safer and much easier to improve on than the hard boards. First of all Soft Top boards are generally ‘softer’ so when you get hit by the board (which is often the case when learning to surf) it does a lot less damage than the hard boards. For your safety and others it is always advisable to use a ‘soft’ board until you have mastered how to control your board in the water so it doesn’t get away from you and hit someone else… or bounce back and hit you! Also fiberglass / epoxy boards are more delicate in structure (even though they are harder) than soft top boards, so they also can break easily if they come in contact with other boards, hard surfaces such as the pavement and other people. So again it is better for inexperienced surfers to use soft boards until they know how to properly handle a surfboard without causing damage to themselves, the board and other people. Soft Top boards also have an all over grip surface which prevents slipping and sliding. Fiberglass /epoxy boards require wax and the areas that aren’t waxed are very slippery. Experienced surfers know how to stay on the part that is waxed and handle the parts that aren’t. It is a skill that takes a little time to master, just like everything with surfing.

We typically spend around 2 hours per day surfing during our surf lessons and ‘surfaris’, either in the morning or afternoon depending on the best tides for the surf break. You have open access to equipment and the waves to surf any other time in the day, but we advise you to pace yourself over the week. Surfing is a physically demanding sport and it is better to surf consistently over the week learning and improving each day, while also giving your body time to rest and absorb the new skills, than to surf all day the first few days and then burn out by the end of the week. We also have a rest day in the middle of the week to allow the body to spring back refreshed for the second half of the surf lessons.

During the surf sessions you will receive both group tuition as you learn a new skill, combined with times when you will get one-on-one attention in the water where a surf coach will give you specific feedback on your surfing as you practice that skill such as what your body position is like, where your eyes are at, helping you with your take off and other areas. We have found that some of our guests like lots of one-on-one coaching feedback, while others prefer to ‘do their own thing’. It makes it easier for us to know what you personally prefer if you tell us directly. Please just communicate with your surf leader and instructors how much attention you prefer. Feel free to ask for additional feedback at any time during or after the lesson or let us know if you would prefer to be more independent from continual feedback.

A big part of being a surfer is learning to go with the flow and accepting that Mother Nature is in control and we are not. In general, we surf rain or shine, big or small, smooth or bumpy; unless conditions are thought to be too hazardous (which is very rare) and then lessons are cancelled for that day.

You won’t need much as we supply almost everything you need, but while at the beach you may want to bring a sarong, a little bit of money, sunglasses, hat, and something to put on after surfing – surf clothes, sunscreen & towels are provided by us.

To attend our retreats, you must have travel insurance. With most agencies, insurance must be purchased within 7 days of making your reservation. Please make sure that your insurance policy covers all of the sporting activities (surfing) you plan to do on your Bali retreat package. This is the most important need for insurance because requiring any medical assistance overseas is costly. Also , depending on the policy and conditions, travel cancellation insurance will pay for some, or all, of the cancellation fees, should the need arise.

Bali is a tropical island, so the weather here is warm and balmy all year long. The typical architecture of Bali is designed to be open air to the outdoors, with lush gardens and rural areas. This means that you will experience Bali’s friendly animals, including frogs, geckos, lizards, squirrels, birds, and maybe even a monkey or two. Bali and Goddess Retreats are ideal for nature lovers! If you prefer a more urban style setting that is sealed off from nature, so there is no exposure to any animals, Bali island and our retreats may not be the right fit for you.

Surf Goddess Retreat Packages

Harmony

$2099 USD

Goddess Pool Villa – 2 Person Shared Room / Separate Bathroom

7 Day / 6 Night Complete Retreat Package
For Bali, Surf, Fitness & Wellness Goddess Packages
Solo travellers can be matched with a roommate
2 Person Shared Room / Separate Shared Bathroom
2 x Queen Beds
6 Room Pool Villa – Seminyak
Includes Unlimited Spa Pampering Offer!
Rate per person USD
Usually $2899
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Bliss

$2399 USD

Goddess Pool Villa – 2 Person Shared Room / Ensuite

7 Day / 6 Night Complete Retreat Package
For Bali, Surf, Fitness & Wellness Goddess Packages
Solo travellers can be matched with a roommate
2 Person Shared Room / Ensuite
2 x Queen Beds
6 Room Pool Villa – Seminyak
Includes Unlimited Spa Pampering Offer!
Rate per person USD
Usually $3199
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Harmony (Solo)

$2599 USD

Goddess Pool Villa – Private Room / Separate Bathroom

7 Day / 6 Night Complete Retreat Package
For Bali, Surf, Fitness & Wellness Goddess Packages
Private Room / Separate Shared Bathroom
1 x Queen Bed
Solo Traveler Room Occupancy
6 Room Pool Villa  –  Seminyak
Includes Unlimited Spa Pampering Offer!
Rate per person USD
Usually $3399
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Serenity

$2699 USD

Goddess Pool Villa – Private Room / Ensuite

7 Day / 6 Night Complete Retreat Package
For Bali, Surf, Fitness & Wellness Goddess Packages
Private Room / Ensuite 
1 x Queen Bed
Solo Traveler Room Occupancy / Shared Villa
6 Bedroom Pool Villa – Seminyak
Includes Unlimited Spa Pampering Offer!
Rate per person USD
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Trinity Private Pool Villa Suite

$2199 USD

Deluxe Private Pool Villa – 3 Person Shared Room / Ensuite

7 Day / 6 Night Complete Retreat Package
For Bali, Surf, Fitness & Wellness Goddess Packages
Solo travellers can be matched with a roommate
3 Person Deluxe Villa Shared Room / Ensuite
3 x Double Beds Shared Room Occupancy / Shared Villa
Deluxe 2 Bedroom ‘Private Pool’ Villa – Seminyak
Private Treatment Room – Includes Unlimited Spa Pampering Offer!
Rate per person USD
Usually $2999
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Joy Private Pool Villa Suite

$2599 USD

Deluxe Private Pool Villa – 2 Person Shared Room / Ensuite

7 Day / 6 Night Complete Retreat Package
For Bali, Surf, Fitness & Wellness Goddess Packages
Solo travellers can be matched with a roommate
2 Person Deluxe Shared Room / Ensuite Bathroom
2 x Queen Bed Shared Room Occupancy / Shared Villa
Deluxe 2 Bedroom ‘Private Pool’ Villa – Seminyak
Private Treatment Room – Includes Unlimited Spa Pampering Offer!
Rate per person USD
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Tranquility Private Pool Villa Suite

$3199 USD

Deluxe Private Pool Villa – Private Room / Ensuite

7 Day / 6 Night Complete Retreat Package
For Bali, Surf, Fitness & Wellness Goddess Packages
Deluxe Private Pool Villa Room / Ensuite 
1 x Queen Bed
Solo Traveler Room Occupancy / Shared Villa
Deluxe 2 Bedroom Private Pool Villa – Seminyak
Private Treatment Room – Includes Unlimited Spa Pampering Offer!
Rate per person USD
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Divine Private Pool Villa Suite

$3599 USD

Premium Private Pool Villa – Private Room / Ensuite

7 Day / 6 Night Complete Retreat Package
For Bali, Surf, Fitness & Wellness Goddess Packages
Premium Private Pool Villa Room / Ensuite 
1 x Queen Bed
Solo Traveler Room Occupancy / Shared Villa
Premium 2 Bedroom Villa Private Pool  – Seminyak
Private Treatment Room – Includes Unlimited Spa Pampering Offer!
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Our 2024 and 2025 Bali retreat rates are USD per person and do not include airfare.
Availability is not guaranteed without a courtesy hold confirmation.
After a confirmation has been emailed to you, a courtesy hold requires payment within 3 days to secure the reservation.
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All bookings are subject to our booking terms and conditions.

 

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