Strandhill is the new Summer Bay, hadn't you heard?
Years of watching Australian soap Home and Away have made me more than a little interested in the art of surfing. Having only experienced it once in my teens in Lahinch (where I nearly drowned when a friend accidentally surfed over my head) I cannot truly say I've had the real pleasure as of yet.
But if you, like me, have always been curious about surfing, then a trip to Strandhill in Sligo for one of an all women's surf retreat may just be the thing for you. A staycation with a bit of activity.
This is more than just a surf retreat; it’s a deep dive immersion into surfing with the masters and finding deep connection through sound, movement and healing sessions. A landmark moment for women’s surf culture in Ireland. There will be two retreats available with 16 spots on each, one from the 22nd-26th August, and another from the 29th August to the 2nd September. These retreats are suitable no matter your skill level. Retreats cost €1850, but there's currently an early bird offer running for €1650 (until the 4th July). This includes your food, accommodation, coaching, workshops, etc. You can read more on the itinerary HERE.
Melanie White of Rebelle Surf says:
"I am so proud to bring this retreat to the west coast of Ireland. This is a first of its kind in Ireland and indeed the whole of Europe. To have these amazing surf legends come to Sligo for in depth surf coaching is a huge deal for female surf culture here."
These retreats are an opportunity to deeply nourish your mind, body and spirit. Decompress, make new friends, eat delicious food, share hot tubs under the stars, expand and refine your surf technique and knowledge.
You can book your place on this Sligo all women's surf retreat HERE.
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