Bali’s Premier Surf & Yoga Retreat for Women since 2003
Surf Goddess Retreats is the perfect place for women who want to learn how to surf. With water temperatures averaging 28C/ 84F and consistent surf all year round, Bali is truly a surfers paradise. Our lessons are especially designed for the Surf Goddesses, so you are sure to be standing up on the board by the end of your first lesson! Come join us to laugh and learn the thrilling sport of surfing...
We Provide the Best All Women Surf Lessons in Bali
At Surf Goddess Retreats, we have had years of experience teaching a wide range of female surfers, and are currently recognized as providing the highest level of professional instruction and surf guiding for women in Asia by partnering with Bali's award-winning Rip Curl School of Surf. Our goal is to not just teach women how to surf on their holiday, but to help create life-long surfers who will share the ‘soul of surfing' across all the seas.
Progress at your own Pace
Rip Curl's modular style surf curriculum along with our exclusive private group lessons allows us to respond to your individual needs - whether you have never surfed before or are already an experienced surfer. Our tailored teaching program allows you to progress at your own pace throughout the week, and we are there to support you every step of the way. You will receive personal attention at all times, with individual feedback provided throughout each session. With close to 15 years of surfing in Bali, our retreat guides are always aware of up to the minute conditions - swell, wind and tide; and we take you and your level of skill to the right spot at the right time – from easy beach breaks for beginners up to reef breaks for more experienced surfers.
We make it Fun and Easy to Learn to Surf
Surf Goddess Retreats has collaborated with the Rip Curl School of Surf in teaching our exclusive tailor-made women's surf program that has been especially designed to be fun, and yet also intensive enough in theory and practice so you will have all the skills you'll need to feel confident in continuing to surf independently once you've finished our retreat.
Beginner - Novice
We specialize in introducing women to the sport of surfing for the first time! Our unique surf program has been developed for simplicity and rapid advancement. We will teach you how to easily jump and ride your board with control in the first lesson! You will also learn ocean knowledge and water safety, board handling, paddling techniques, forehand and back hand turns; and the art of gathering speed on a wave which will have you ready to enjoy surfing green ‘unbroken waves' with style!
Our intermediate surf lessons teach expertise in wave riding and prepares you for more challenging breaks on the reef and outer banks. Based on an in depth knowledge of the ocean and its characteristics, these intermediate coaching sessions show how to better identify a wave and use it to your advantage. Learn about transitional turns, forehand to backhand, which provide the foundation for the key maneuver in surfing, ‘The cutback'. You will also learn techniques for generating speed, taking off on the angle and using compression and extensions for body positioning and ‘trimming' the wave. You will also focus on environmental issues such as reading positioning in the lineup, wave selections, surfing rules and etiquette for dealing with crowds and seasoned surfers. This intermediate course is key preparation for reef and large wave riding.
For the more experienced surfers, our coaches will fine-tune your skills, work with you to extend your ability, and be your guide to the different surf spots in the area. Depending on the swell conditions and your level of experience, our expert guides will work with you to decide which break best fits your ability. Reef surfing requires a wide range of new skills, including in-depth knowledge of tides, reef geography and respect for the power of the ocean. The essential skills covered in intermediate courses are advanced in mastering surfing maneuvers. Learn how to make top and bottom turns, cutbacks and floaters. The advanced courses include further introduction to the ethos of the surf community and key steps in self development for the fitness and mental strength required for bigger wave surfing.
You don't have to rough it to go on a surf camp!
We pay attention to every little detail at Surf Goddess Retreats to make sure you get the best possible experience and the most you can from every lesson. Our professional surf lessons are provided by certified surf instructors who have many years of surfing experience, internationally recognized surf coaching certification from Australia, bronze medallion lifeguard & CPR training…. and who love teaching surf goddesses!
You'll be collected in a fully air-conditioned surf SUV, driven to the location and equipped in the latest rash shirts and board shorts. Refreshments, sun block and towels are also included throughout your surf sessions.
We also boast a large range of surf equipment that is absolutely the best available for tuition - Soft Tops, Epoxy, and performance fiberglass shapes. Guests are able to choose from a wide range of quality surfboards including Malibu, high-performance long boards, fun-shapes, fish, and short-boards. You will have the opportunity to try different boards as you progress throughout the week. Our expert instructors will gladly assist you in choosing the board that is right for you, as well as explaining the performance characteristics of each shape.