Bali Surf Retreat

Picture this: you’re sun kissed, healthy and trouble free self, laughing with new friends, playing in the warm waves of the Indian Ocean, in Bali. There is no better way to learn how to surf, or improve your surfing, than a luxury surf retreat with likeminded women in Bali.

Bali has long been regarded as surfing heaven. With a beautiful coastline, golden beaches and tropical warm waters surrounded by safe beach breaks, it has won international acclaim as a top destination for surfing trips and vacations. With water temperatures averaging 28C/ 84F, it truly is a watersports haven, ideal for women learning how to surf at our luxury women’s retreat in Bali, Seminyak.

Personalised, step by step surfing lessons

The majority of our guests are new to surfing and so our instructors, facilities and location have been chosen to provide a safe and secure introduction. With the best student to teacher ratio of 2-3:1, our instructors personal 1-1 attention and depth of instruction will leave you feeling supported and inspired. We have created a women specific surf program designed with women in mind.

Our surf programme has been developed to teach you step by step, the basics of surfing from beginners to novice, through to more experienced participants. As all groups on our surf trips are small, we’re flexible – we’ll pair you with a partner of a similar surfing level to a beach break that is perfect for your level of experience. We work with the best quality instructors in Bali so you are in safe hands. With lessons including photo analysis, our surf programme is the best quality of any women’s retreat on the island, and will see you fast becoming surfers on your surf adventure with us.

Designed for women, by women

Not only will students leave Escape Haven Bali as competent surfers but as new life time surfers. Topics that will be covered during surf lessons are water safety, surfing etiquette and surfing techniques. Our professional and fun surf sessions have seen many stand up on a board after their very first time on a board!

  • Modern surfing equipment – Soft top and epoxy Malibu boards (all gear is provided).
  • Australian accredited Instructors qualified to International standards.
  • Transportation to all surfing spots
  • Western lead surf coach
  • Rash shirts and shorts
  • Optional surf booties (for the reef break surf)
  • Sealed drinking water during entire session
  • Snack boxes to keep your energy levels up
  • Waterproof sunscreen
  • A professional photographer joins you daily and at the end of the retreat you receive a USB stick with all your pro surf shots to take home.

What to expect with your Bali surf lessons

We have tailored step-by-step surf lessons at our surf retreat to ensure you progress quickly and safely. We use the best qualified instructors, focused individual attention and a leading student teacher ratio of 3:1 to enable this. What sets us apart is not only having the best team on the island ensuring you are in skilled hands but taking you to different spots during your week. We don’t take you to the same beach break each day but rather create an exciting itinerary where you get to surf different spots and see Bali at the same time.

Beginner surf school

For beginner surfers, instruction starts with a group demonstration on the beach where we cover ocean safety and do a full theory briefing before hitting the water. Then we will break into small groups of 2 – 3 women per instructor for the week. You are supported with surf lead, Luca, who has been surfing his whole life, has been a surf instructor for 20 years, and will be on hand to look after you during your entire surf experience.

Topics covered throughout your beginner surf lessons:

As the week progresses our goals with the beginner surfer is to build her confidence in the ocean while moving to the next surfing level. Our specialty at Escape Haven is working with beginners.

  • The surfing basics
  • The ‘Jump-Up’ take off
  • Board control & surf safety
  • Surf etiquette
  • Paddling the board through waves and onto waves
  • Knowledge of wave mechanics
  • Wave selection and wave knowledg
  • Reading ocean conditions & tide charts
  • Turning techniques
  • Generating speed on the wave
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Give it a go!

You’re in a safe environment at our Bali surf spa retreat; a surf camp for women that not only lets you enjoy the benefits of a yoga retreat – but also experience a surf holiday and spa retreat at the same time! Remember, this is your surf holiday – there is no pressure to join all the activity programs. You choose how much, or how little, you do throughout your retreat experience.

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