From beginner to expert;

find out how surf therapy can move you from feeling disconnected, overwhelmed, anxious or stressed to connecting to your true nature with soul, ease & flow!

We call this the The Soul Surf Effect

We  create experiences where being in and around the ocean connects like minded people who want to work on their personal development or personal growth. 

sea waves for surfing

What is Surf Therapy?

Surf Therapy is defined as 'Evidence-based clinically guided, and safely delivered use of surfing and play as a therapeutic vehicle in the prevention and treatment of social, behavioral, health, economic and other challenges' -International Surf Therapy Organisation.

Our unique immersion weeks are group retreats to beautiful coastal regions with great waves and nature. Combining  surf coaching at all levels, therapeutic and bodywork activities including yoga, mindfulness  and embodiment practices to support growth and raise  awareness.  Add in to the mix  delicious meals to meet all dietary requirements served in a private villa, and of course lots of  ‘stoke’ from the Surf Therapy Team.

Our Retreat

Join one of our week long Surf Therapy Retreats in Portugal or Spain.  Let the sea set you free! 

At our retreats the ocean will be the metaphor for your life and will support you in getting back to your true nature (authentic self). Whether that happens on a surfboard or at the beach (surfing is voluntary). Surfing and/or spending time near the ocean as a  grounding and mindful activity is a good counterpart to body work experiments, therapeutic interventions and more widely used practices such as yoga and meditation. 

With a team of trained professionals we safeguard your space during the retreat in order for you to find your flow to grow! 

Surfing
Yoga & Meditation
Sharing & Connecting
Body Work
What’s included?

* 7 night stay at a luxury private villa with pool

* 5 surfing lessons

* Trauma informed therapeutic & bodywork group activities led by our team of professionally trained therapists and facilitators

* Freshly prepared delicious meals (7 x breakfast, 6 x lunch and 5 x diner) to suit all dietary needs all included

* 2 Yoga sessions

* Insurance for the activities

What is included in the Surfing yoga retreat
What’s included?

* 7 night stay at a luxury private villa with pool

* 5 surfing lessons

* Trauma informed therapeutic & bodywork group activities led by our team of professionally trained therapists and facilitators

* Freshly prepared delicious meals to suit all dietary needs all included (except for the last night - then we go out for a final night meal on the town!)

* 2 Yoga sessions

* Insurance for the activities

Surf Therapy Travel puts effort into realizing personal growth with its participants by supporting them on emotional, physical, psychological and nutritional level, whilst enjoying the surf lifestyle.

We call this The Soul Surf Effect!

sea waves for surfing
You're in great hands

"There is no better way than learning to go with the ‘flow’ than through surfing. The ocean requires you to tune in to her circumstances. She challenges you, plays with your limits, checks your emotions and brings strength & tranquility. By reflecting on that you become aware of who you are and what you really want and need in your life."

Sabine Wensink
Founder Surf Therapy Travel
Surf passionist since 1998 & Gestalt therapist

Surf Therapy Travel holistic therapist

At Surf Therapy Travel, we don’t judge. The ocean doesn’t judge either! So come as you are and let us support you in your process of reconnecting with your true nature (authentic self)!

surfing waves
Trust the Science

We work on an evidence based approach and there is tonnes of clinical research demonstrating that surf therapy contributes to good general and mental health.  Surf therapy has been used to treat conditions and experiences such as:

  • Complex PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Compulsive behaviour
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Heartbreak

Users report

  • Increased confidence
  • Self-esteem
  • Coping & resilience
  • Personal empowerment
Surf Therapy - mastering the ebb & flow of life
Chantal Surf Therapy Participant

Chantal
Surf Therapy Participant

“I never thought the sea would give me so much peace and joy. Even at times when I really did not know how to proceed in life. With Sabine from Surf Therapy Travel I could completely be myself. The different experiments near and in the ocean and the bodywork techniques next to a Gestalt basis helped me raise my awareness. I now feel more at ease and in peace with myself. I am more self compassionate and I no longer experience anxiety. I highly recommend surf therapy! 

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Surf Therapy Retreats