Surfing: Five more no-boys-allowed surf and yoga retreats


Escape Haven runs luxury week-long surf and yoga retreats exclusively for women in Bali, Byron Bay and Sagres, Portugal.

Packages include surf and yoga lessons, meditation sessions, massages, most food and a full-day tour. Prices vary for each location (Byron Bay packages from $2895 a person, twin share for six nights). Visit


The main location for Surf With Amigas women-only retreats is a remote area of Northern Nicaragua, but they also run several retreats each year in El Salvador for intermediate surfers.

Surf coaching sessions are broken up by strength-building yoga classes, and since Surf With Amigas are partnered with a charity called Waves of Hope, guests might also get to assist in building a school or protecting endangered baby sea turtles.

$1800 a person a week, all inclusive. Visit


Surf Maroc's all-girls surf and yoga weeks, held in the small fishing village of Taghazout on Morocco's south-west coast, mix surfing and yoga sessions with massages, visits to local hammams, horse riding and shopping in the souqs.


£489 ($890) a person a week. See


Surf travel websites The Perfect Wave and She Surfs have teamed up to offer tailored surf experiences for women in the Mentawai Islands, and trips hosted on surf charter boats in the Maldives. From $2850 a person twin share for seven days, excluding flights.



Held in Whale Bay in the small beachside town of Raglan in New Zealand's North Island, Surf Dames hosts a few luxury surf camps each year, for up to three days and for 12 women at a time. Massage and yoga sessions, surf classes and meals included. $NZ695 ($650) a person.