Sofa to Surf: Travel guide edition 3
By Carly Truss
As part of our New Year mantra we are focused on all things health and fitness to ensure we are ready to have the best year of surfing possible. From feeling mentally prepared and getting on top of our surf fitness levels to investing in the right gear and eating delicious and nutritional meals.
To assist with this, head to a yoga or surf+yoga retreat to improve your yoga skills, kick things up a notch with your surf ability and enjoy beautiful locations and a healthy happy holiday.
Whether travelling solo or with friends, the following retreats tick all the boxes:
SALTI HEARTS – BALI
Salti Hearts is an authentic Surf, Yoga and Fitness camp for women of all ages, from all over the world. Located on the beautiful island of Bali, this unique location is a tropical wonderland for those who love the beach, sunny days, surfing adventures, yoga practice, fitness and relaxation.
With a raw and authentic vibe, Salti Hearts are passionate about nurturing the connection between body and soul that occurs with a daily yoga practice and promote a lifestyle that allows guests to ground themselves and explore their senses. They call this unique way of being the Salti Life and aspire to create the perfect alchemy of joy, laughter, beauty and freedom; where new passions are awakened and new friendships are made. The team share their passion, love, journey, yoga mats and the waves and want to inspire and positively impact the lives of other women.
Dreaming of a surf, yoga and fitness adventure? Come and join us!
Buddha Retreats – Portugal
Buddha Retreats is a yoga and surf retreat in Portugal, 70km north of Lisbon in the picturesque village of Columbeira. The team are as passionate about teaching surfing as they are about teaching yoga and their certified instructors will make sure that you have the best learning experience possible. The surf lessons are suited for all levels from beginners to advanced surfers and you will stay in a beautiful old country house in comfortable double or single bedrooms. Yoga and surfing aside, expect lots of healthy and yummy food as all Buddha Retreats stays start with a healthy and energising breakfast in the morning and end with everyone enjoying dinner together in the evening. To keep a family-feel there is never have more than 18 guests staying and the spacious gardens, swimming pool and large terrace make sure that there is more than enough space for everyone to enjoy their stay.
The ultimate surf and yoga escape
Cape St. Francis – South Africa
Drawing in surf and yoga lovers from all over the world, Cape Saint Francis Retreat is located on the beautiful Eastern Cape Coast in South Africa. The area is blessed with a host of talented surfers and qualified holistic healers making the retreat ideal for those looking to chill out in the unspoilt surroundings, enjoy good waves and appreciate all Cape St Francis has to offer on its doorstep.
The luxury villas provide all you need for a relaxing holiday, giving you the opportunity to hit the waves and get back into balance. Renowned as a water sport paradise, the wave out front is one of the best in the world whilst the treatments, meditation, yoga and food are exactly what your body needs.
The team truly care about the impact of the experience, making sure you come away having surfed to the max and feeling that the trip was time and money well spent.
Take your shoes off in Africa and relax
Magic Surf – Morocco
Villa Shangri-La Surf & Yoga by Magic Surf Morocco is a peaceful oasis ideally located in the Moroccan countryside; close to the ocean and the community and far away from the cities hustle and bustle. Treat yourselves to a relaxing, healthy yet sporty holiday with surfing, yoga, sunbathing by the pool, traditional Moroccan cooking classes, Moroccan hammam, argan oil massages and much more on offer.
Villa Shangri-La is fully equipped for your comfort: private and en-suite rooms, bed linens, bath towels, air conditioning / heating, healthy homemade meals, free WIFI throughout the house and garden with swimming pool. Their experienced, friendly and dedicated team will make sure everything goes smoothly. Join one of the Yoga & Surf retreats, or the team will help you organise your own Yoga & Surf retreat, Yoga retreat, Workshop or Teacher Training.
Whether looking just for accommodation, an all-inclusive surf and yoga package, or to participate in a Workshop or Teacher Training, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
The perfect Yoga & Surf retreat in Morocco close to the ocean and the community. Your Moroccan holiday and adventure start here!
SION SURF CAMP – SRI LANKA
Sion Surf Camp is located in South Sri Lanka’s charming surf town Ahangama, right in front of Devil Rock which delivers consistent left and right handers all day long and provides great snorkelling.
Nestled halfway between the busier spots of Unawatuna and Mirrisa, Sion Surf has a wide range of breaks for both beginners and experienced surfers on the doorstep. The teams favourite wave is literally 10 steps from your room oplus various friendly reef breaks minutes away, the renowned break ‘The Rock’ 5 minutes north at Kabalana bay and the ever popular beach break of Weligama just 10 minutes to the south. Make you are around for the popular Friday night seafood BBQ with bonfire and live music on the beach.
Paradise reimagined.. #onthedoorstep