Surf and yoga retreat

  • surfing

  • 2 nights

  • Up to 8 people
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    Bamburgh, GB

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    This is a 2 night, overnight activity

  • ticket-price
    From
    £95.00
    / adult
  • Description

    This is the deposit to secure your place on our surf and yoga retreat.

    The full price is £390 and the remainder is payable 6 weeks prior to the retreat date.

    Enjoy the very best of Northumberland with a thoughtful and relaxing 3 day surf and yoga retreat between Beadnell and Bamburgh. Unwind and stretch by starting and finishing each day with a carefully curated yoga session developed with surfing in mind. Progress or start your surfing journey with a combination of surf coaching, theory, video analysis, surf specific yoga and countless hours of surf chat and stoke delivered by NE Surf’s passionate and attentive coaches. This retreat is open to all experience levels of yoga and surfing. There will be a maximum of 4 surfers per 1 surf coach. We will split the group as necessary to cater to differing experience levels, so that everyone receives attentive and appropriate coaching.

    Prior to the camp you will receive a telephone consultation with one of your coaches so that we can understand where you are in your surfing journey, and where you want to be. This allows us to plan our coaching around you.

    Cost

    £390pp

    Deposit £95

    To secure your spot you can give us a call on 07962166486 or pay online.

    Location

    We operate our surf lessons between Beadnell and Bamburgh on the Northumberland coast. This stretch of coastline offers a great variety of waves which optimise different swell conditions. We will discuss this in a theory session and choose the best surf spots dependent on the conditions. We will be staying at The Joiners Bunkhouse, located just outside of Beadnell.

    Inclusions

    1. Welcome drink
    2. 2 nights accommodation 
    3. Dinner on Friday
    4. 3 main meals on Saturday
    5. Breakfast and lunch on Sunday 
    6. 3 surf lessons (a combination of in water coaching, on land drills and surf skate)
    7. 2 guided free surfs
    8. 4 yoga classes
    9. Video analysis and feedback session
    10. Beautiful photos of a surf session
    11. Forecasting workshop and surf diary 
    12. Board and wetsuit hire if needed 

    Surf

    Immerse yourself in all things surf, learn for the first time or develop your skills with our expert instructors. You will get 3 surf lessons that are structured, progressive and tailored to your individual needs and goals (a combination of in water coaching, on land drills and surf skate). As well as the lessons there are 2 optional guided free surfs - these are a more relaxed style of coaching, where your coach is in the water surfing with you, giving tips, actionable feedback and space to practice what you learnt in the morning’s lesson. We will do one video analysis session and there will be lots of surf theory over the weekend. 

    Your coach will be with you throughout the weekend so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to pick their brains on absolutely anything surf related. At the end of the camp you will receive a progression form giving you a plan for improving your surfing independently.

    Yoga

    Yoga practice and movements compliment surfing perfectly, both physically and mentally. All of the yoga classes on this retreat are designed specifically with surfing in mind. We will start and end each day with a yoga session, both preparing the body for a day in the water with targeted stretching and movement, and helping us relax and unwind afterwards.

    Breathwork and mindfulness are also key aspects of yoga which have a hugely profound impact on our ability to deal with stressful situations both in and out of the water.

    Rough itinerary 

    On Friday we start at 1pm and will finish by around 3pm on Sunday. We keep the exact itinerary flexible so that we can maximise the weekends surf conditions. There is no obligation to surf in each session or partake in each yoga session, so if you want some extra chill time or a chance to explore we totally support you with that! With that in mind, here’s what to expect:

    Friday - arrival at 1pm

    1. Introductions
    2. Surf lesson 1
    3. Check in to accommodation and get settled
    4. Yoga session
    5. Dinner and welcome drinks
    6. Forecasting workshop

    Saturday -

    1. Yoga session
    2. Breakfast
    3. Video analysis 
    4. Surf lesson 2
    5. Lunch 
    6. Guided free surf
    7. Yoga session
    8. Dinner 

    Sunday - 

    1. Yoga session
    2. Breakfast 
    3. Surf lesson 3
    4. Lunch
    5. Guided free surf 
    6. See you later’s

    Food

    We start each day with delicious, plant based overnight oats, homemade fruit compotes and teas/coffees. Our lunches and dinners are a combination of healthy, hearty home-cooked meals and a selection of meals from our favourite local food businesses.

    Optional extras 

    Private surf lesson - £65. A private surf lesson on the Friday morning is a great way to kick off the retreat, level up your surfing and set some individual goals.

    Please message us to secure an optional extra or enquire on the day, but we do have limited spaces available.

    Accommodation

    We’ll be staying at The Joiners Bunkhouse in the quiet hamlet of Preston. This is very much a traditional, get away from it all, bunkhouse. It’s all thrills and no frills! It’s not shiny and modern but rustic, cosy and wholesome. The downstairs is an open plan kitchen and living area where we will be conducting our theory and video analysis sessions, as well as eating breakfast and evening meals and hanging out/warming up post surf. The bunkhouse sleeping area consists of bunk beds, there are 5 partitioned areas of bunks within one room and these are shared sleeping areas. If you prefer a same sex sleeping area then please let us know. We will be doing our stretch sessions in the on site barn which has a super cool and rustic feel to it. For more info on the bunkhouse please visit www.bunkhousenorthumberland.co.uk.  

    Not included

    1. Transport - having a vehicle or sharing with another guest is necessary to drive to the chosen surf spot, depending on the surf and weather conditions. If you don’t have a car please let us know and we will try and link you up with another guest. Should you need a transfer from a nearby train station (Chathill, Berwick or Alnwick) please let us know.
    2. Alcohol not included other than friday’s welcome drink, although feel free to bring some if you wish!
    3. Drinks and snacks outside of the meals are not included, so please bring a refillable water bottle and snacks as required!

    What happens if it’s flat?

    As we are dealing with the weather we can never guarantee that there will be waves. However, we know the coastline like the back of our hand, so will find any surfable wave on offer. We are lucky that our little corner of Northumberland is perfectly situated to pick up little northerly swells thanks to north facing Bamburgh, while also maximising south easterly wind swells that don't hit further down on the North East coast so it is rare for it to be completely flat for 3 whole days, particularly outside of the summer months, and we have never experienced that on a camp or retreat. We put a lot of time and effort into ensuring that our camps and retreats are enjoyable, informative and beneficial for all our guests, and rest assured if it’s flat we do the same. We have a number of fun and useful flat water sessions planned, as well as land based simulation training in the form of surf skates and balance boards. You will still enjoy awesome surf specific fitness, learn loads about surfing and get plenty of time in the sea!

    What happens if it’s stormy?

    We know all the nooks and crannies of the coastline so can find protected spots in most conditions. We may juggle the structure of the retreat and spend more time in the water 1 day and do land based activities the other if this works better with the conditions. If the surf is not optimal we will introduce more theory and land based simulation techniques such as surf skates. In the event of extreme weather (very high winds) we reserve the right to cancel or postpone the retreat, in the unlikely event that this happens we will provide alternative dates and a voucher for the full amount if the alternative date is not suitable.

    Deposit

    A deposit of £95 is required up front to secure your booking, this can be done online through our booking system or over the phone. The remainder will be required 6 weeks before the retreat date. The deposit is non-refundable so make sure you’re definitely available before booking. Should you need to cancel you will be eligible for a refund of the remainder only if we can find a replacement or if it is cancelled at least 6 weeks to the retreat.




    What to bring

    Water bottle, snacks (we provide all meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch time, but you may want snacks too!), a pen, clothes for all weather eventualities, a towel (for the bunkhouse too), swimmers and a yoga mat (let us know if you don't have one as we have a few spares). We have plenty of foam boards and wetsuits which you are welcome to use, but feel free to bring your own.


    Itinerary

    Inclusions

    1. Welcome drink
    2. 2 nights accommodation 
    3. Dinner on Friday
    4. 3 main meals on Saturday
    5. Breakfast and lunch on Sunday 
    6. 3 surf lessons (a combination of in water coaching, on land drills and surf skate)
    7. 2 guided free surfs
    8. 4 yoga classes
    9. Video analysis and feedback session
    10. Beautiful in water photos of a surf session (if conditions are appropriate)
    11. Forecasting workshop and surf diary 
    12. Board and wetsuit hire if needed 

    Rough itinerary 

    On Friday we start at 1pm and will finish around 3pm on Sunday. We keep the exact itinerary flexible so that we can maximise the weekends surf conditions. There is no obligation to surf in each session or partake in each yoga session, so if you want some extra chill time or a chance to explore we totally support you with that! With that in mind, here’s what to expect:

    Friday - arrival at 1pm

    1. Introductions
    2. Surf lesson 1
    3. Check in to accommodation and get settled
    4. Yoga session
    5. Dinner and welcome drinks
    6. Forecasting workshop

    Saturday -

    1. Yoga session
    2. Breakfast
    3. Video analysis 
    4. Surf lesson 2
    5. Lunch 
    6. Guided free surf
    7. Yoga session
    8. Dinner 

    Sunday - 

    1. Yoga session
    2. Breakfast 
    3. Surf lesson 3
    4. Lunch
    5. Guided free surf 
    6. See you later’s



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