Surf Goddess Retreats

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! 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 feels like it was made just for you
  • You want to learn with female focused lessons
  • Surf at your surf level (Absolute Beginner to Intermediate)
  • You want to improve your surfing skills noticeably in a week
  • You want to surf tropical warm water
  • You want to explore Bali and connect with like-minded surf sisters
  • You want a Bali vibe surf retreat
  • You want unlimited spa pampering
  • You want to travel solo without feeling alone

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 reef 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
  • Experienced retreat facilitators available 24/7 who will ensure you have a magical holiday
  • Itinerary concierge to help customize your dream retreat
  • 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, Surf Shorts (optional), 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

Inspiration and Exploration

*Additional activities, tours and therapies can be added to your program for an additional charge.

Gourmet Wellness Menu & Goodies

Travel with Comfort & Peace of Mind

  • Luxury room amenities including robes, hairdryers and spa toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Nightly Turn Down & Inspirational Gifts
  • Complimentary local telephone calls
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access
  • Dedicated Drivers and air-conditioned cars to transport you around Bali
  • Experience the Best of Bali with a Retreat that is annually awarded Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence for consistently exceeding our guests’ expectations for 20 years
  • Pre and Post Retreat Travel Assistance  – if you wish to spend more time in Bali

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
  • Private Uluwatu Beach Getaway – Chill out in the special VIP area with freshly prepared juices and lunch while enjoying the white sands and turquoise water lagoon at a private beach club.
  • Bali Nature Trek – Immerse yourself in nature as you trek through Bali’s forest where your guide will show you how to forage for growing edibles along the way, finish with a meditation & purification ceremony at a temple.
  • Mount Batur Trek – Early morning hike up Mt Batur to view a breathtaking sunrise over Bali
  • Sound & Nature Healing – Raise your vibes and cleanse your aura at the Pyramids of Chi plus visit Ubud’s sacred monkey forest
  • White Water Rafting Tour – Explore Bali’s jungle as you raft through ancient river gorges
  • 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 to fun sport of surfing with a lesson or Intermediates will go on a ‘surfari’
  • Snorkelling Adventure – Discover reef life under Bali’s tropical Indian Ocean with turtles, tropical fish, manta rays & vibrant coral
  • Tirta Empul Temple – Receive a water cleansing & blessing at Bali’s most the famous spring temple
  • Tanah Lot Temple – Receive a blessing ceremony at Bali’s most stunning & sacred ocean temple
  • Ubud Instagram Tour -Visit the famous monkey forest, rice terraces with giant swing and jungle waterfall
  • Aromatherapy Workshop – Discover the healing power of essential oils & create your unique blend
  • 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
  • Indonesian Cooking Class – Learn to cook Traditional Indonesian Cuisine next to Canggu’s famous surf break
  • 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
  • Goddess Wellbeing Spa Day – Immerse yourself in a self-care cocoon for the day
  • Share the Love – Join the team from Little Steps Matter providing street feeding & care for Bali’s homeless animals.

*Bali Bliss activities are subject to seasonal availability and some require minimums to participate. If you would like to find out more details about specific activities please feel free to contact us in the enquiry form below with any questions.

*Additional activities, tours and special therapies with healers can be added to your program for an additional charge.

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Surf & Yoga Retreat FAQs

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.

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Surf Goddess Retreat Packages

Harmony

$1999 USD

Goddess Pool Villa – 2 Person Shared Room / Separate Bathroom

7 Day / 6 Night Complete Retreat Package
For Bali, Surf, Fitness & Wellness Goddess Packages
No Hidden ‘Add On’ Activity Fees
Solo travellers can be matched with a roommate
2 Person Shared Room / Separate Shared Bathroom
2 x Queen Beds
6 Room Private Pool Villa – Seminyak
Includes Unlimited Spa Offer!
Rate per person USD
Usually $2799
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Bliss

$2299 USD

Goddess Pool Villa – 2 Person Shared Room / Ensuite

7 Day / 6 Night Complete Retreat Package
For Bali, Surf, Fitness & Wellness Goddess Packages
No Hidden ‘Add On’ Activity Fees
Solo travellers can be matched with a roommate
2 Person Shared Room / Ensuite
2 x Queen Beds
6 Room Private Pool Villa – Seminyak
Includes Unlimited Spa Offer!
Rate per person USD
Usually $3099
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Harmony (Solo)

$2499 USD

Goddess Pool Villa – Private Room / Separate Bathroom

7 Day / 6 Night Complete Retreat Package
For Bali, Surf, Fitness & Wellness Goddess Packages
No Hidden ‘Add On’ Activity Fees
Private Pool Villa Room / Separate Shared Bathroom
1 x Queen Bed
Solo Traveler Occupancy
6 Room Private Pool Villa  –  Seminyak
Includes Unlimited Spa Offer!
Rate per person USD
Usually $3299
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Serenity

$2599 USD

Goddess Pool Villa – Private Room / Ensuite

7 Day / 6 Night Complete Retreat Package
For Bali, Surf, Fitness & Wellness Goddess Packages
No Hidden ‘Add On’ Activity Fees
Private Pool Villa Room / Ensuite 
1 x Queen Bed
Solo Traveler Occupancy
6 Bedroom Private Pool Villa – Seminyak
Includes Unlimited Spa Offer!
Rate per person USD
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Trinity

$1999 USD

Deluxe Private Pool Villa – 3 Person Shared Room / Ensuite

7 Day / 6 Night Complete Retreat Package
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No Hidden ‘Add On’ Activity Fees
For Groups of 3 Traveling Together
3 Person Deluxe Villa Shared Room / Ensuite
3 x Double Beds
Deluxe 2 Bedroom Private Pool Villa – Seminyak
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Joy

$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
No Hidden ‘Add On’ Activity Fees
Solo travellers can be matched with a roommate
2 Person Deluxe Shared Room / Ensuite Bathroom
2 x Queen Beds
Deluxe 2 Bedroom Private Pool Villa – Seminyak
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Rate per person USD
Usually $3399
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Tranquility

$2999 USD

Deluxe Private Pool Villa – Private Room / Ensuite

7 Day / 6 Night Complete Retreat Package
For Bali, Surf, Fitness & Wellness Goddess Packages
No Hidden ‘Add On’ Activity Fees
Deluxe Private Pool Villa Room / Ensuite 
1 x Queen Bed
Solo Traveler Occupancy
Deluxe 2 Bedroom Private Pool Villa – Seminyak
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Rate per person USD
Usually $3799
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Divine Villa

$3599 USD

Premium Private Pool Villa – Private Room / Ensuite

7 Day / 6 Night Complete Retreat Package
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No Hidden ‘Add On’ Activity Fees
Premium Private Pool Villa Room / Ensuite 
1 x Queen Bed
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Premium 2 Bedroom Private Pool Villa – Seminyak
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Our Bali Surf Retreat rates are in USD per person and do not include airfares.
Solo travellers are welcome to choose a shared room; you will be paired up with a roommate.
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.
Visa, MasterCard and bank transfers are accepted as payment.

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