Surf & Spirit retreat

Find inner balance

About this retreat  

Experience the perfect blend of spirituality and play, discovery and fun with our Surf & Spirit week! As avid surfers, we’re thrilled to share the stoke with you. Surfing isn’t just about riding waves; it’s a profound way to connect – to the ocean, to each other, and to ourselves.

That’s why we’re excited to introduce the Surf & Spirit Retreat. It’s more than just honing your surf skills; it’s about deepening your connection to yourself through spirituality, personal development, and nourishing plant-based food.


We view spirituality as connection – to ourselves and to each other. When we’re connected, we’re aligned with our purpose, finding happiness and well-being in every moment. The ocean mirrors this connection. When we’re attuned, surfing becomes pure joy, but when we’re not, it can be challenging, forcing us to confront ourselves.

Our retreat delves deep into transformation through the five elements found in nature and within us: Fire, Air, Earth, Water, and Ether. Each day, we explore a different element through surfing, coaching, and food, using various tools like meditation, practical exercises, writing, and shamanic rituals to facilitate deeper connection.

For instance, let’s look at Fire. It symbolizes passion, radiance, transformation, and release. We’ll coach you to face fears in the surf, transforming them into power. Through rituals and exercises, we’ll locate these fears within your body and release them to the fire.

  • How to improve your surfing or learn surfing
  • How to boost your surf spirit and joy of surfing
  • How to deeply connect to yourself and your body
  • How to eat healthy and take care of yourself 
  • How to work with the elements in your daily life and which kind of rituals you can do to connect more to the elements
  • How to find more joy and balance in your daily life

Partnering with Aldo’s Surfschool, one of the best local schools, we offer daily 1.5-hour classes tailored to your level. Classes take place at various breathtaking locations – Monte Clerigo, Amoreira, or Arrifana, depending on conditions and your skill level.



As with all our retreats, we take pride in our healthy and delicious food! We will spoil you massively. Our professional chef Petra cooks delicious, healthy, whole-food meals, influenced by the Ayurvedic and Macrobiotic philosophies, locally produced and mostly organic. Gluten free is possible, if preferred. 

  • 7 nights (shared room basis)
  • All breakfasts, lunch and dinners besides on the day off 
  • Shamanic rituals & ceremonies
  • Movement practices
  • Breathwork and cacao ceremony
  • 5 coaching sessions surrounding the elements
  • 5 surf lessons and all gear (wetsuit/ board)

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The spirits behind

The organizers of the retreat

I grew up in Holland living a fairly normal life. I was already pretty sensitive and felt a lot of emotions from other people but sports provided me with the perfect outlet to just be. That is why I decided to study sports psychology and work as a personal trainer and sports psychologist for many years. From the age of 22 my spiritual journey began and life took some more unexpected turns. I started remembering past lives, got visions of the future and was receiving different spiritual healing gifts such as mediumship and light language. During this time it was quite challenging to be a human being but surfing allowed me to ground everything that was happening. The ocean became my happy place and I started moving to Portugal and Costa Rica to be closer to the ocean. Every time I go to her I learn something else about myself. The ocean is a mirror to me showing me exactly what I need to know at that moment. That is why I started and share my knowledge with other people.


I grew up in the Netherlands, in a very religious family. Ever since I was a child I felt connected to a higher dimension. But my upraising directed me to adopt my parents religion, as an established spiritual framework with a well defined set of rules and boundaries. At the age of 18, I got friends outside my Christian community, and it opened doors to absorb a wider perspective on spirituality. It took me yrs to find my own path in life and embrace spirituality in a way that I could feel free and happy. For me, spirituality is something very grounding, and embedded in the way I live my life “in the now”, in Portugal. My work and way of living are all designed in a way that serves my purpose in life; bringing over my passion to live a healthy, joyful life in harmony with nature and the people around me. For me, food is one of the most important sources to get grounded, centered and happy. Therefore I work as a plant-based chef (and give healing massages), because I believe that we only get in touch with our spiritual part, when we are truly connected to our physical body. Working on a physical level is something I am so passionate about. Throughout the week I will inspire and feed you with healthy, carefully prepared and delicious plant-based food. You will feel spoiled and feel connected to yourself through food, in the purest form that Mother Earth provides us with.

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Week itinerary

An overview of what to expect
Activities Surf coaching, Transformational and Shamanic coaching
Arrival Day 27 October 2024, 16:00
Departure Day 3 November 2024, 11:00
Location Aljezur, Portugal
To bring Clothing (for cold weather too), beach towel, warm socks, wetsuit, surfboard (optional)
Optional activities holistic energetic massage, horse back riding, Akashic record session, individual spiritual coaching, tennis lessons