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Have you been craving more surf in your life but haven't been able to find the time in your schedule?

Do you love spending time in untouched nature and surfing totally epic waves with totally epic humans?

Do you enjoy cozying up by a fire under the stars, sauna time, and home cooked meals?

Are you reaching points of depletion and in need of a reset?

Do you like meeting other adventurers from around the world?

Then this retreat is for you.

Join us on an all-inclusive 5-day surf and yoga retreat to restore your body and mind by reconnecting with the elements. We will be surfing some of Australia's most iconic waves on it's pristine NSW coastline during peak wave season! When we aren't in the water, we will be embracing the winter vibes by the fire, in the sauna, diving into workshops, and doing plenty of yoga. Think cozy, fun, soul nourishing vibes with awesome humans and the help of nature’s loving embrace - the perfect winter escape.

Tucked away on the remote and stunning coast of NSW amongst bays of world class waves and green bushland lies magical and iconic Crescent Head. During this 5 day retreat we will spend our days surfing, eating deliciously vibrant food, and exploring the body and mind. Enjoy being nourished by seasonal, organic produce from local farms and the finest barista-made beverages, playing in some of Australia’s best surf, getting to know other like minded adventurers, opening the body, and quieting the mind with meditation and sauna time. Winter is a perfect time for introspection before taking action on your dreams come the spring. And what better way to do so than alongside the best activity of them all, surfing with friends! Through our time in the water and on land we will explore creating a harmonious balance between our external and internal energy output - medicine for the soul. All are welcome! New surfers, long time surfers, and everything in between - come one, come all :) 

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

6:00 AM - Tea/Coffee/Fruit
7:00 AM - Morning yoga 
8:00 AM - Brekkie 
9 - 11:00 AM - Surf time!
12:00 PM - Lunch 
2:00 PM - Rest/Sauna time 
3:00 PM - Afternoon workshop OR afternoon surf 
5:00 PM - Evening Practice - Yin/Restorative/Yoga Nidra 
7:00 PM - Dinner
7:30 PM - Free time around the fire 

*Schedule is subject to change based on swell/tides/winds/etc. but this is an example of what you can expect to experience during a day on retreat :) 
*Everything is optional!

    What's Included:

  • 4 nights premium accommodation at Surfaris in the Crescent Head bushland

  • Daily surf including transfers to and from different surf locations & Surf Guides 

  • 3x daily meals serving all dietary needs - fresh, local, organic produce

  • Unlimited barista made coffee and tea

  • On-site sauna

  • Daily yoga & mindfulness sessions (flow & yin)

  • Body movement / journaling workshops  

  • Fire-side chats

  • Take home photo package

  • Goodie bags from our favourite sponsors


  What's NOT included:

  • Transport to/from location 

  • Surfboard rental - we can help you organise so please let us know if you'd like to hire a board upon booking

  • Alcoholic beverages​​

        *payment plan options available*

ACCOMODATION

Our retreat gives you access to Crescent Head's world-class waves and 15 acres of beautiful bushland. Relax and unwind in style at the pristine and beautiful Surfaris resort. Share communal meals in the living area, enjoy the yoga shala, spend time around the fire under the stars, and more.

" ‘Crescent Head has been in the cultural heart of surfing since the 1960's with people from around the globe making this a stop on their East Coast surf pilgrimage. It's a place that reminds us about our surfs trips around the world and a place that always was, always will be Dunghutti Land.’ "

 

Know that your investment will also go towards helping the environment as Surfaris works with Australian not-for-profit environmental organization, Green Fleet, who plant native biodiverse forests to protect our planet.
 

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Luxury Rooming Options

Private King Ensuite

The spacious, private ensuite room with a hypoallergenic king bed, flat screen TV, fridge, A/C, Wifi and private bathroom.

EARLY BIRD - $2999 pp

REGULAR - $3299PP
Payment plan options available - enquire now!

King Suite Shared

The modern simple suite featuring king hypoallergenic bed, double bed, a flat screen TV, fridge, A/C, Wifi, and private ensuite.

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EARLY BIRD - $2299 pp

REGULAR - $2499 PP

Payment plan options available - enquire now!

Twin Queen Shared
 

The spacious twin queen bedroom featuring a mini bar fridge, A/C, Wifi, and is located in our shared amenities block.

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EARLY BIRD - $1999 pp

REGULAR - $2199 PP

Payment plan options available - enquire now!

* prices are in AUD *

EARLY BIRD: ends April 10th, 2024

Meet Your Hosts

Two yogis and surf buds turned good friends, Ellie Freestone & Melisa Olgun, are so excited to be hosting you on this retreat. 

Elliee Freestone: 

Born and raised in Byron Bay, Australia, Elliee Freestone has been surrounded by surf & ocean her whole life. Immersing herself in the world of yoga for the last decade as she travelled the world studying & teaching, she is well-versed and passionate about sharing all things yoga and how the ocean has supported her journey. 

Trained in Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Yoga Nidra, Pranayama, Thai Yoga Massage, Yoga Therapy & Meditation, Elliee has spent the past 11 years offering retreats and trainings throughout Bali & Australia and cannot wait to bring you to her home soil. Elliee is deeply passionate about connecting to the elements to come into alignment with ourselves and the natural world, gaining and providing tools to support self-healing & having a lot of fun doing so. She can't wait to dive into inspiring conversations together, dance in the ocean with you, & go deep with you on the mat - most of all, she can't wait to make new friends and lifelong memories together.

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Melisa Olgun:  

Born and raised in Southern California, now based in Bali, Melisa spends most of her time these days in the water and on the mat. Before settling in Bali she called Australia her second home and still has a huge sweet spot in her heart for the Aussie lifestyle and coastline and is beyond excited to be back in beautiful Crescent.

 

Trained in both Hatha and Yin yoga, she loves sharing the art of movement and balance especially as a complement to the very stimulating act of surfing. She's been hosting longboard surf coaching & yoga retreats in remote parts of Indonesia for a few years and can attest to the impact these weeks can have on people - "my first surf retreat years ago in Sri Lanka changed my life forever and I've continued to witness the impact they can have on those who join! From new best friends, to complete shifts in life plans, to a greater confidence in or out of the water, the possibilities are endless." Melisa is grateful to be able to share the beauty of surf and yoga with others as they've given her so much and made her who she is today. She loves sharing the more off-the-beaten path waves with those she loves and can't wait to welcome you to this very special part of the world. 

FAQ

  • Which airport should I fly into? Port Macquarie Airport is the closest airport to us.  If you need a shuttle service, we can help you to arrange. 

  • What level of surf experience is required? All levels are welcome! Both short and longboarding - our guides will take you to the best spots for your level each day. 

  • Should I bring my own surfboard? Yes, we recommended bringing your own board however we do have surfboards on site to rent at an extra charge if you cannot travel with yours - please let us know what size board you would like upon booking.

  • What's the weather/surf like? August is a lovely time on the East Coast of Australia! The winter weather means beautiful sunny days and chilled evening’s, off-shore breeze, and glassy waves! It's the best season for waves on the coast :)

  • What is required to book? a 25% deposit.

  • What is your refund policy? If you need to cancel, you may use your credit towards a next retreat (as long as you cancel prior to 60 days from the start of retreat) Deposits are non-refundable.

  • Do I need medical and travel insurance? Yes, we encourage you to have Medical and Travel Insurance.

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