April 21 – 28, April 28 – May 5
Improve your confidence in the water and learn new skills whilst getting fit for your sessions in the water
What ever your surfing ability or goals optimise your surf fitness with a training week in Nazare, portugal. Learn how to prepare the body and mind and train with the professionals.
Don’t worry, you won’t be expected to tackle the massive waves that roll in here as there will be options to get in the water at more manageable surf spots. You will be able to surf in your own time and we can take you to spots which match your ability.
In fact, these retreats are designed to boost your confidence in the water rather than teach you to surf. Using a wide variety of techniques and tried and tested methods our expert instructors will tackle all aspects of water confidence both physical and mental. Topics covered during the week will include:
Individual screening and analysis
Daily yoga sessions
Surf specific strength and conditioning
Meditation/ sports psychology
Pool and breath sessions
Surf sessions for all levels and ability
Learn how to tow surf
Lectures and seminars on surf fitness, nutrition and motivation
End of week analysis and programme to help future development
You don’t have to be a top surfer to attend and because we’ve kept the group sizes small we can offer bespoke coaching and training for your own ability. There will be a very friendly, relaxed atmosphere so you won’t feel embarrassed about your level of surfing, or fitness.
UK based big wave surfer Andrew Cotton will be on hand throughout the week sharing his knowledge and experience on how to be safe and confident in a variety of ocean conditions. And he has a wealth of experience to draw on, having surfed big waves all around the world for nearly 20 years. Andrew will help you to look at mindset and psychology as well as breathing and what he does to stay SurfFit.
The weeks will be based at the incredible ‘Surf Specific’ facility not far from North Beach, Nazare.
The weeks are all inclusive and there will be people on hand 24/7 to make you feel comfortable and relaxed.
This week really will be very special indeed. You will be submersed in surfing culture in Nazare’s bespoke Surf Centre and will have a chance to visit this beautiful town. If while you’re there a massive swell pops up, then you can watch Andrew Cotton and the other big wave surfers charging the biggest waves in the world with exclusive access to the famous lighthouse roof.
With the perfect climate and delicious food, what more could you want?
£1,199 pp/pw – *The price includes a 6 week online Surf Fit course before the retreat and an online ocean confidence course designed by globally renowned waterman and big wave surfer Mark Visser after the retreat (combined cost of courses is £350 at time of writing). Price also includes transfers from Lisbon Airport (at reasonable times)
£999 pp/pw - *The price of the retreat without the online courses. Price also includes transfers from Lisbon Airport (at reasonable times)
For more info or bookings please call +447583330239 or get in touch via the contact form.
8 spaces available per week 20% deposit required to secure place. (non refundable).
- Individual screening and analysis
- Daily yoga sessions
- Surf specific strength and conditioning
- Meditation/ sports psychology
- Pool and breath sessions
- Surf sessions for all levels and ability
- Learn how to tow surf (technical, land based lessons – this is good if you want to get into foiling too)
- Lectures and seminars on surf fitness, nutrition and motivation
- End of week analysis and programme to help future development
- All activities
- Airport transfers from Lisbon
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner