Located in the secluded and idyllic islands of the Maldives, Surf Yoga Retreat provides you with an optimal surf experience and a deep focus on the mind and body connection through yoga and nutrition. You’ll surf dreamy waves of superb quality in tropical waters, practice yoga every morning and afternoon (if you wish) and enjoy the tranquility and simplicity of life on a beautiful island.
The menu is designed with the best nutrition in mind to fuel up for surfing, using local ingredients (fish, fish, and more fish that you might even have the chance to catch yourself) with a twist on Western cuisine. For a complete balance of your body and mind, yoga is incorporated daily to energize you before your surfs and stretch out your muscles at the end of the day, enjoying the breath-taking sunsets in the meantime.
Besides surfing, you can enjoy snorkeling trips with the local sea-life or further island explorations, all depending on what guests wish to do!
- 3 Healthy meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner with ice tea)
- 2 surf trips by boat per day
- Daily Yoga sessions
- Spacious accommodation with comfortable beds, air conditioning and hot shower (all the rooms have an en-suit bathroom)
- Daily Surf guide
- FREE Wi-fi
- 1.5L bottled water per day
EXTRAS FOR ADDITIONAL COSTS:
- Desserts, natural juices, airport transfers to pick up or drop off
- Rentals: surfboards, fins, snorkeling & mask
- Surf photography (purchase at the end of trip)
Located on Himmafushi Island (North Male Atoll), just 200 meters walking to the beach (Bikini Beach) and 30 minutes speed boat from the International Maldives Airport of Ibrahim Nasir.
Surrounded by 06 famous surf spots (Honkys, Sultans, Ninjas, Cokes, Chickens, Full Moon) and conveniently positioned, only 10 minutes walking to the World Class Wave Jailbreaks.
Read more about the Maldives from our expert guide, Demelza Clay.
The waves in the Maldives reach the epitome of perfection, with reef breaks everywhere consistently breaking to each of their personalities on a variety of swells. Whether you’re looking for long longboard rides or wide open barrels, you’ll find the waves of your dreams. Because many waves break over reef, we’d rate this spot for Intermediate to Advanced surfers. There are no lessons at this retreat but you’ll get all the surf coaching and tips you can handle!
A right-hander and our homebreak, possible to walk to in 10 minutes or go by boat. This wave is one of the best and fastest in the Maldives and is the perfect option for practicing turns on small days or long rides and barrels on medium or bigger days.
The most consistent wave in the North Male Atoll, breaks from 2ft up to 8ft. Very fun at small days. The end session can be dangerous and heavy in big days. Depending on the current direction, it’s possible to paddle to honkys.
An incredible left hander. In the good days, it’s really shallow and there’s many barrels on the inside session. Positioned just 15 minutes ride (on the same reef as sultans), it can get really long, once it grows while you run it.
On the half trip to Thulusdhoo, it’s famous as slow right hand, good for beginners and longboards in the small days. Can be some hollow and heavier in big swells (larger than 4ft).
Located on the East reef of Thulusdhoo, the access is a 60 minute ride from Himmafushi. Best on mid to high tide (breaking from 3ft up to 10ft). The fastest and most hollow wave in the North Male Atoll where you’ll score great barrels.
Just 5 minutes of boat ride from Cokes wave. Long and challenging left hand, very fast with nice hollow sessions breaking on the shallow reef from south swell.
It’s 40 minutes ride from our island. With a big swell and the tide coming up, this wave break in a good condition for beginners.
Yoga is an important part of the Surf Yoga Retreat routine. Led by Mariela, co-founder of the retreat, they run two sessions a day (optional to do both): one early morning session before breakfast to revitalize and energize the body to surf; and one afternoon session to recover, align and relax the body with the sun setting.
Here’s what they have to say:
“For us, everything begins when you take your time, calm your mind to recover the memory of who you are and what you miss in the middle of your rush.
Our pourpose is to make you mentaly present while desenvolve the activities, starting a speech with your own body, from your breathness and entering in a world that is inside of each one of us. Then the distractions becomes smaller and easier to find the Yoga’s essence: mind command and reconnect with your own being.
Yoga will bring to our guests more flexibility, core strength, stretch, balance, body presence and consciousness does not mattering age or level, once improve all body operation.
We believe that the yoga, the surf, nice atmosphere combining with our Healthy Food Menu, it will give to you a essential life quality and perfect Holiday.
The sessions run twice a day and happen on the Surf Yoga Retreat Lounge area, Surf Yoga Retreat Deck (NEW), on the Dhoni Boat, on the Bikini Beach and on sandbank.
Everyone is welcome to join the sessions, always conducted with small groups to be adapted for different levels and suit all the customers needs.
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