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What happens on a France surf and yoga retreat

by Surf Sistas

There’s not many places in the world that are nicer in September than south west France…the water is warm, the food is fantastique and the surf is world-renowned – it’s the perfect place to end the summer on a high!

If you’re considering joining us for a week of baguettes, barrels and backbends, then here’s the low down on what happens on our surf and yoga retreat…

What’s the yoga like?

We’ll start the day with yoga to get our bodies ready for a day of surfing and finish with a restorative session to soothe surfed-out muscles. If the weather’s playing ball, we make the most of the outdoor areas of our gorgeous French villa.

France surf yoga

The yoga we do is surf-specific. This is a surf and yoga retreat, rather than a yoga retreat with some surfing, so we’ll focus on poses that improve your balance, flexibility and strength for surfing.

The yoga is suitable for all levels including newbie yogis. Mats and props are provided, so you only need to bring suitable clothes for getting your stretch on.

What about surfing?

Each day we’ll load up the vans and head to the beach to surf. We’ll surf wherever the waves are best for the abilities in the group. This might be nearby beaches in Hossegor, Seignosse, Biarritz or Hendaye near the border of Spain.

France surfing

Surf franceWe’ll normally surf twice a day and our professional and fun instructors are always on hand to help you with your surfing. Surf is the focus of our retreat and you’ll have one-on-one time with our instructors to work on your surf goals.

Surf coaching beach

South west France is a great location for all levels, whether you’ve never surfed before, want to hone your technique or simply discover the surf France has to offer.

You can bring your own board and wetsuit if you have them or we can arrange hire.

Délicieux dining!

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are all provided for you by our own Surf Sistas chef! The food is delicious, nutritious and inspired by our amazing location.

We’ll bring your lunch to the beach and you can hang out under our umbrellas on a break from the surf. Lunch is always nourishing and filling enough to fuel your second surf!

Lunch spotEach night we’ll tuck into a delicious home-cooked dinner in our villa. One night we’ll head to a nearby restaurant to sample the local cuisine.

Post surf dinner

Who comes on the France surf and yoga retreat?

Like-minded women of all ages and surf abilities. Lots of people come on their own, so don’t worry about coming solo. By the end of the week everyone’s got to know each other and bonded over epic waves and wipe-out experiences!

Surf and yoga holiday

Where we stay – your villa

Our modern villa is the perfect base for a week of surfing, yoga and relaxing!

After surfing we’ll head back to our pad for chill out time, dips and post-surf yoga. It’s a great chance to hang out by our private pool!


France poolThe villa is only a few minutes walk over the dunes to the beach, so you can head down to catch a stunning sunset.


Fancy it? Book your spot

These retreats always sell out fast, so if you like the sound of a September session in France secure your spot sooner rather than later! Each retreat includes everything you need to fully relax while surfing and practicing yoga daily in amazing surroundings.

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