Surf & SUP Retreats
Surf or SUP | Yoga | Lodge | Healthy Food
Dreaming of ditching the city for an incredible long weekend of adventure, fun and Northland magic?
Our women-only surf and yoga retreat or women-only SUP and yoga retreat are perfect for beginner and intermediate surfers and paddle-boarders. If you’ve never surfed or paddle-boarded before you’ll be in great company, with the majority of our guests stepping onto the board for their first time. You’ll receive fantastic coaching from our experienced instructors who’ll help you to improve your skill set through a series of great technique-focused lessons.
Bring a friend, partner, group, or yourself to have a guaranteed great time!
Surf or SUP.Yoga. Explore. Discover. Breathe. Eat. Sleep. Repeat.
Location, location, location...
Rated as one of the top coastal destinations on the planet by 'National Geographic'
Our lodge is located overlooking the stunning village of Ngunguru, with expansive ocean views over the sandspit and estuary. Out private character property boasts 5 bedrooms, sleeping 12 comfortably with 4.5 bathrooms. There are a number of large outside areas to relax, unwind and have a table tennis game or two. Sleeping options are as follows:
Queen with ensuite
Bunkroom with timber beds, sleeps 4
King with ensuite (for host but can become available)
Beaches and Waterways
Tutukaka Coast beaches and waterways are among the most spectacular in Northland, and New Zealand. There are so many breathtaking beaches and waterways to choose from, each with individual character and beauty. We're lucky to have four beaches close by to choose from when surfing; Sandy Bay, Wooleys Bay, Matapouri and Ngunguru Sandspit. We'll decide which beaches to surf after a thorough wave-check the evening before. We're equally lucky when paddle-boarding to have flat water in Tutukaka Harbour, Ngunguru Estuary, Matapouri Estuary and Whale Bay.
The Coast offers walkers and coastal scenery lovers an extensive range of picturesque and world-class short to long walks. The panoramic scenery is breathtaking, with pristine beaches being often secluded and the surrounding native New Zealand bush superb. Whether you have 5 minutes or several hours available, there is a walkway for you on the Tutukaka Coast.
What is included?
Friday - Arrive 11am - The Retreat begins!
Find your own way to the Tutukaka Coast, an easy 3h drive from Auckland. You will be briefed over the exciting plans for the few days to come. After settling in and enjoying lunch we'll head off for our first surf or SUP lesson on one of the many beaches/waterways. We'll then head back to the lodge for a night of socialising and a healthy, delicious dinner.
Saturday - Fun-filled day
After a good breakfast we'll head to the coast for the day. You'll enjoy a morning stretch and a surf or SUP lesson, followed by a picnic lunch. In the afternoon you'll have the option to surf or SUP, relax or go for a walk. Back at the lodge for a Yoga session with Jo. After dinner you can watch a surf movie, play some games or just chill.
Sunday - Surf or SUP, Yoga, Explore
Another great day ahead, repeating yesterday's excellent experiences. With surf or SUP lesson, optional activity, yoga, dinner and sleep.
Monday - Yoga & Surf
We'll start the day with some yoga to clear the mind and recenter, before hitting the beach and testing out your new love of surfing or paddle-boarding. After a picnic lunch begin your journey home with some amazing new memories, experiences and skills!
This rough plan is totally dependent on weather and waves. We have 4 beaches close by and a couple more slightly further away so we can seek out the best conditions.
With no planning to worry about
Surfing or paddle-boarding and yoga go hand in hand as both are great for building strength, improving balance and flexibility. We’ve teamed up with a fantastic yoga instructor, while our onsite surf/sup team will provide excellent coaching and all the gear required to ensure you catch the bug!
Indulge in delicious and healthy vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinners.
We’ll be staying in a private lodge and you’re just a few minutes drive (or walk) from many beaches.
This fully hosted trip is made for friends and solo travelers who are looking to meet like-minded women and make a water-sports pal for life.
Beginner & Intermediate Surfers or SUP'ers
Whether you're learning to surf or paddle-board for the first time or wanting to improve your techniques, we tailor our coaching to build your confidence and improve your skills.
Cost - All inclusive Women's Surf & SUP Retreats
The cost includes three nights accommodation with fully catered vegetarian meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner). Four surf or paddle-boarding lessons and three yoga sessions.
Queen/en-suite - 1 person $1,995 / 2 people $1,295 each
Queen - 1 person $1,795 / 2 people $1,195
Twin - $1,395 per person
Bunk-room (sleeps 4) - $1,195 per person
2-5 December 2022 (Surf & Yoga)
24-27 February 2023 (Surf & Yoga)
10-13 March 2023 (SUP & Yoga)
17-20 March 2023 (Surf & Yoga)
28 April-1 May 2023 (SUP & Yoga)
19-22 May 2023 (Surf & Yoga)
Custom Retreats can be organised, please get in contact. We can’t wait to see you!
You deserve an adventure to connect with the ocean and rejuvenate
We'd love to hear from you, just drop us a message and we'll get back to you via email or phone, whichever suits you best.
PO BOX 403070, Ngunguru, 0154
m 027 734 4877