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EXPLORE 1.0 Galicia Surf Trip

by Surf Sistas

EXPLORE

#unfollowthecrowd

Surf Sistas Explore is a pop-up surf trip series with adventure at its core.  Escape the insta-crowd and join our experienced and wave hungry team for once in a life-time adventures off the beaten path.  We’ve put together a bucket list of dream destinations and we want you to join us.  

With decades of experience researching, planning and delivering life changing adventures for ocean loving women at all stages of their surfing journey, we know you are going to love these trips! Step off the beaten path with us and lets explore! 

1.0 Galicia

Dreaming of uncrowded consistent waves and the cultural immersion of old school surf travel?  So are we!   Join us for an adventure to the rural heartland of the most westerly tip of Continental Europe, we’re heading to Galicia and we’d love you to come!

This is the first destination in our ‘one-off’ Explore series of surf trips.   We’ve chosen Galicia in September because we think mainland Europe is the best place to eek out the last drops of Summer. Northern Spain stole our hearts last year and the opportunity to surf consistent and sheltered Galician beaches, away from crowded line-ups, soaking up a quieter pace of life, just feels too good to miss!

Expect all of the usual Surf Sistas magic; hand picked comfortable accommodation, delicious food, supportive, experienced and professional female coaches (with a less than 3:1 ratio) and of course a great crew of women to surf and explore with. 

Dates

15th-21st September 2024

22nd-28th September 2024

Price

From £1200 for Early Bird Booking

Location

Praia de Nemiña in Galicia, Spain

What to Expect

Our Surf Sistas trip to Galicia is the perfect antidote to a busy life. You’ll arrive at our accommodation in a remote village nestled amongst the green valleys, forests and rocky outcrops of the Galician coastline. 

Don’t expect big cities and bustling towns, we’re be surrounded by birdsong, crashing waves and a small cluster of friendly neighbors all of whom are farmers. There are no shops in the village, just one restaurant within walking distance. It really is off the beaten track!

Expect 5 days of twice daily surf sessions with Surf Sistas coaches and a local guide, all supporting you to progress with your surfing and score the best waves. Throughout the week, you’ll receive relevant theory sessions and photo/video analysis of your surfing. We can’t emphasise enough how valuable this process is!

To keep your mind and bodies energised and mobile for an intensive five days of surf, we’ve included 3 Yoga sessions throughout the week.

The adventure doesn’t stop at the beach. Mid week we’ll take a break from the surf and head along the coast exploring the rocky peninsulas and coast paths of continental Europe’s most westerly edge. There’s a reason the Roman’s thought this region was world’s end! In between surf sessions there is plenty of time for us to relax by the heated pool, find a cosy nook to read, or seek out a wild swim spot for sunset.

SURFING

Our accommodation is a stones throw from our local beach; a 1.5km stretch of unbroken sand nestled amongst steep cliffs and Galician villages. The curving shape of the beach provides shelter from Northerly winds and allows for a range of different sized waves along the stretch of the beach, making it a consistent option and accessible to multiple ability levels! 

September is the perfect time of year as the winds are generally good meaning we won’t need to seek shelter. This doesn’t mean we won’t explore some other breaks though!

In the event of big swells or strong onshore winds, we have some other great spots to choose from within a 15-20 minute drive or a bit further up the coast. Road trip anyone? With multiple coaches and vehicles we will be able to cater to all the ability levels within the group and ensure everyone is surfing the right waves for their progression.

What you will learn

Here’s an example of what we may cover with you during your Surf Sistas trip. We’ll be helping you to achieve your personal surfing goals during the week so will tailor our coaching accordingly. Including the use of video analysis through the week.

  • Surf safety
  • Confidence building and managing fear
  • Pop-up techniques and progression
  • Trimming and turning technique
  • How to catch and ride green waves
  • Paddling technique and methods to paddle out back
  • Positioning in the water to catch green waves
  • Bottom turns, cutbacks, closeout turn
  • Longboard technique: Cross Stepping, different take-offs to set up your wave, hanging 5 and nose-riding

Theory Sessions might include:

  • Forecasting
  • Etiquette
  • Surfboard science
  • Wave formation and types of waves


ACCOMMODATION

We’ll be staying in renovated traditional stone cottages set within a small Galician village.

The outside areas comprise of sprawling lawns and chillout areas where you can decompress and listen to the birdsong. The beach is a 10 minute stroll away and did we mention the outdoor heated pool?

Choose from a mixture of comfortable Double and twin rooms across two stone cottages. The interior and furnishings are finished in a simple traditional style typical of the region

EATING

Our hosts pride themselves in cooking hearty and healthy meals, with much of their produce home grown.

Enjoy buffet style breakfasts, the lunches and dinners exhibit true Galician cuisine. with a first course, main and dessert, adapted to any dietary requirement. The desserts are quite legendary!

Prices

Room ChoiceEarly Bird Price per personUsual Price per person
Solo occupancy ensuite double£1650£1750
Solo occupancy with shared bathroom£1550£1650
Shared twin room with ensuite£1350£1450
Shared twin room with shared bathroom *£1200£1300
* These are 2 connected twin rooms that share a bathroom, they are located in the small house (adjacent to the main house). You have to walk through one to get to the other so have the feel of a divided spacious quad room. A great pick for solo travellers, a group of 4 or pairs.

What’s included

  • Arrival and departure transfers from Santiago–Rosalía de Castro Airport or A Coruña Airport
  • 9 Surf Coaching Sessions (2 daily sessions Mon-Fri with half day on Wednesday)
  • Coaching from qualified Surf Sistas coaches and our local guide
  • Video/photo Analysis Sessions
  • Theory Sessions tailored to your progression
  • Transfers to surf spots
  • Wetsuit if you don’t have your own
  • Sunset/Sunrise Wild Swim
  • 3 Yoga Sessions
  • Pre surf stretch and warm-ups led by your coaches
  • 6 Nights Comfy accommodation in traditional stone houses.
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner from Sunday evening to Saturday morning. Excluding evening meal mid week when we will head to a local restaurant.
  • Midweek cultural excursion to explore the local area
  • Photographs of your surfing to take home
  • Unlimited use of the outdoor heated pool
  • Surf Sistas Goodie Bag
  • Discounts with some of our favourite brands (ideal if you need some new kit for the trip!)

Extras:

  • Surfboard hire (70 euros)*
  • Meal out on Wednesday evening

*We will choose boards for beginners, if you know what you need and are not bringing your own please let us know when you book so that we can bring an appropriate board for you.

How to Get Here

Our home from home for this trip is Praia de Nemiña in Galicia, Spain

The two closest airports are Santiago-Rosalía de Castro Airport (SCQ) & A Coruña Airport (LCG), both are an approximate 1 hr drive from our location. Direct flights are available to both airports from UK and European airports.

Return airport transfers are included in the trip so all you need to do is book your flight and we will collect you at the airport.

If you are driving yourself to the retreat we can provide full directions & we can also advise on train connections.

Useful websites:
See
www.skyscanner.net for flights from your home airport.
See
www.thetrainline.com for trains from major Spanish cities

Please do let us know if you would like any advice making your travel plan, we love logistics!

Is this Surf Trip For Me?

We’ve chosen this spot for our European retreat for its beautiful location and accessible waves. We feel it offers a great progressive experience for all levels of surfers from complete beginners to more experienced surfers who ride green waves.

We have a maximum of 8 spaces on the retreat with multiple coaches ensuring that we can tailor our coaching to your needs and progression. We are always happy to chat through any questions or concerns about choosing the right destination and retreat for you, so do drop us a line if you have any queries 

Book Your Space

Booking is easy, use the PayPal button to choose your room and book your space with a £500 deposit or you can pay the full amount now if you prefer.

If you book with a deposit, remainder payments are due 10 weeks prior to the retreat.

Once we have received your booking payment we will email you a booking confirmation with all the information that you need about the retreat plus some booking questions from us to help us tailor the experience to you.

If you are booking with a friend but are paying separately please let us know so that we can make sure you are sharing with one another if you choose one of the twin room options.

We love questions, so any queries, thoughts or worries please send us an email and we will do our best to help.

EARLY BIRD BOOKING Surf Sistas Galicia 15-21 Sept 2024
EARLY BIRD BOOKING Surf Sistas Galicia 22-28 Sept 2024

Can’t make these dates?

Check out our Calendar the full list of surf and swim trips we have planned for 2024-25!