Welcome to Surfing, SUP & Yoga Retreats in Cornwall
Enjoy an exhilarating surfing or stand up paddle boarding course, unwind with relaxing beach yoga, eat great local food and stay in a stunning coastal location.
Staying in beautiful accommodation by the beach, we will provide you with an experience that will help you to relax and unwind from the stresses of everyday life. Start each day with guided Vinyasa Flow yoga sessions in the stunning house or private garden, followed by a light and healthy breakfast. Feeling energised, it’s time to suit up, head down to the beach and hit the surf or cruise the waterways with your instructor. Learn how to glide along the Cornish waves at one of Cornwall’s best surfing beaches or explore the canal, river and harbour on your stand up paddleboard. Then it’s time for a healthy brunch and feedback from your session with Freewave’s Head Surfing Coach. The afternoon is free for you to kick back on a sun lounger, read a book, take a walk or head back into the sea for a swim… it’s your time, it’s your choice! As the evening draws in, relax and rejuvenate your body with some restorative yoga on the golden sand of the beach or in a quiet spot on the cliffs. Eat well throughout your stay with a prepared meal on arrival, breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea and some healthy snacks and juice along the way. End your stay with a private bbq on the beach or in the garden with something fizzy!
You don’t need to have any previous surfing, stand up paddleboarding or yoga experience to take part in our retreats. All of the activities are optional so you can dip in and out whenever it suits you. Come with a partner, friend, on your own or as an amazing group activity. Everyone will be made to feel welcome!
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We have now added retreat dates for 2020! Take a look below or get in contact for more details
Activities & Accomodation
Many great British and European Champions have been born and raised on the waves in Widemouth Bay. With gently breaking waves and a designated surfing area marked out by the RNLI Beach Lifeguards, Widemouth Bay is one of the best places to learn to surf in Cornwall and the UK!
Robin heads up the surf instructor team at Freewave Surf Academy and has been introducing people to this wonderful sport for nearly 20 years. Having an experienced instructor with you in the water is essential for your safety and for your progression. The surfing lessons take place in small group sizes using great kit. We aim to have everybody up, turning and cruising across the waves in no time.
Surfed before or not at all? No problem, we have you covered!
Don’t just take our word for it, have a look at what others say about their time surfing with us or check out our surfing promotional video on our Surfing Page.
Stand Up Paddleboarding is a new and fast growing sport. It involves propelling your self along on a large surfboard using a long canoe paddle. They can be used to explore water ways, sail downwind, surf waves and even practicing your yoga moves on!
Bude is a fantastic place to learn and develop your stand up paddleboaring skills due to its many waterways. Learn the basics on the sheltered waters of the Bude canal. When you are feeling more confident it’s time to take a trip along the tidal river, around the harbour or even try a bit of stand up paddleboard surfing on Summerleaze beach.
SUP’ed before or not at all? No problem, we have you covered!
Don’t just take our word for it, have a look at what others say about their time with us or check out our SUP promtional video on our Stand Up Paddleboarding page
Take part in the daily yoga sessions to help prepare, energise and rejuvenate your body. Surfing is a physically demanding activity and so the yoga sessions are designed to help improve balance, increase flexibility, strengthen core muscles and to restore and revitalise your energy.
Our yoga teachers have a passion for introducing and guiding others through the physical and mental aspects of yoga. They not only understand the need of the body and mind to unwind from the stresses of daily life but they also understand the physical links between yoga and surfing.
Start the day with an energising Vinyasa Flow class to prepare you for your surfing lesson. The later sessions will be a slower, more relaxed restorative class that will stretch out those worked arms, shoulders and lower backs from your surfing session.
Beginners not to worry as we will guide you through the basics – expect to see a major change in your flexibility by the end of your stay!
All classes will be tailored to the needs of each individual.
The modern style beach house enjoys not only lovely views of Widemouth Bay, but the Blue Flag Awarded sandy beach is just a few minutes short stroll away. It is a stunning house, furnished to a high standard acting as the perfect place to unplug and unwind from everyday life.
The property offers a stunning open plan living space and comfortably sleeps 8 people across five bedrooms, two of which are en suite. The spacious lounge has a log burner, large flat-screen TV, sea views and a small separate cinema room. The yoga will take place inside the lounge and/or private garden so you can enjoy the beautiful views while relaxing your body and mind.
The outside space is a private garden which and has a sun-trap decking, bbq zone and a grassy area for outside yoga in the sunshine. There is also room for 5 cars and so no barriers or ticket machines to worry about.
What our guests have to say…
I’m still feeling super chilled and grounded after an amazing retreat with Robin and his team last week. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to join the other guests surfing due to a leg injury so while they surfed every morning I relaxed in the beautiful house, read my book in the sunshine, went for walks and recharged my batteries. Total bliss! Read more…
Had the best time at the Freewave Yoga & Surf retreat in Bude; Robin is an excellent surf instructor and Anna (our yoga instructor for the weekend) was amazing too. The Beach House that we stayed in as a group was beautiful, and we had everything we could possibly need for a fun weekend outdoors practicing our surf skills and doing yoga… Read more…
We had a fantastic time on a Surfing and Yoga Retreat in Cornwall last weekend with Robin and the lovely Anna who managed the yoga. They are both extremely knowledgable and also such a laugh. The house that we stayed in (Widemouth Bay) was absolutely gorgeous and catered perfectly for us 6 girls… Read more….
WOW! I attended Freewave’s Surf & Yoga Retreat which was the most amazing and exhilarating weekend! Robin is such a patient and inspirational surf teacher, as well as being a fabulous host. Every detail of the weekend had been carefully thought out, from the stunning accommodation, healthy and delicious food, along with calm and relaxing yoga classes. If you want to escape from reality and immerse yourself in true Cornish life, as well as learn new skills and make some lovely new friends, then this experience is definitely for you! Read more…
Dates & Prices 2020
* Multi-Activity – This is where a range of activities are offered such as Stand Up Paddleboarding and Coasteering as well as Surfing and Yoga. These options will be decided and offered closer to the time so that you get the best out of the weather/sea conditions on offer during your stay 🙂
Prices are per person based on two people sharing a standard twin bedroom. Single occupancy rooms are subject to an additional cost.
To book your retreat we will need to take a 15% deposit to secure your place. The remaining 85% will be payable 4 weeks before your retreat start date.
If you are looking for a similar experience, a different date, in your own holiday accommodation or a tailored retreat exclusive to you and your group then please get in touch. We would love to create a package that suits your requirements and makes your visit one to remember
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What is included:
3 nights stay in luxury accommodation 200 meters from the beach at Widemouth Bay (4 nights for midweek stay)
3 Immersive surfing lessons with Freewave Surf Academy, including video analysis and theory sessions (4 Lessons for midweek stay)
6 Yoga sessions with in-house yoga instructor (8 sessions for midweek stay)
Light breakfast or brunch, afternoon tea, snacks and juices
2-course meal on arrival
Farewell BBQ on the final evening
Surfboard and wetsuit provided
Yoga mats and blocks provided
Surf movie night
What is not included:
Travel from home to your accommodation (transfers from Newquay Airport and Exeter train station can be arranged for you)
1-night evening meal – (2 nights for midweek stay). This is an opportunity to cook some Cornish fayre at the accommodation or to visit one of the local restaurants in the bay (bookings can be made for you in advance)