Develop your surfing skill, meditation, movement and yoga practice in this 5 day retreat in residence at Pumula Retreat.
Reconnect with nature, surrounded by forest, beach and sea.
Nourish with holistic homemade plant-based nutrition.
Connect, meet and share with exceptional people.
Do you want to surf bigger or better waves?
Are there some areas that you know you would like to improve on? Gaining skills is usually a long process of trial and error. This retreat will be an efficient up-skilling process for anyone looking to take their passion for surfing a bit further. This forms part of Jim Harrington’s wider Yoga for Sports project, which blends yoga as therapy and a tool for improved performance. This immersive, high quality experience is a unique opportunity that is ideal for anyone looking to broaden their mental awareness, expand their physical capacity, and embody the skills and tools for riding real waves, as well as life's metaphorical ones.
Please note - this retreat is for people who can already surf (or at least can paddle in and out, stand up and ride a wave) and are looking to immerse themselves in the opportunity to learn more...
Bigger waves might mean plucking up the courage to paddle for that big one at sunset, or for others, it may be the confidence to sit in the lineup at J-bay or to take. Maybe you are just building up to get out the back at Muizenberg corner.
All of us have our biggest ever wave story, both literally and figuratively. The question is are you willing to go and make a bigger one. There is an inspiration and a buzz that comes from pushing the boundaries of our capacity.
The quest for bigger, hollower, and more radical is not an exploit of bravado for the building of our egos. Rather it is an internal process of discovering just where one’s own limit is.
Being in better condition physically and mentally means being more confident to paddle out into the edges of our capacities, so conditioning is an essential part of the process. It is all relative and it is all about progression and evolution.
· Strength training drills for paddling faster
· Technique tips for take-offs
· Instantaneous popups and critical drops
· Yoga for recovery and maintaining mobility in between surfs
· Core strength
· Shoulder freedom
· Balance drills
· Breath-hold training
General surf knowledge:
Reading different types of breaks
Surf Etiquette and strategies
How to read the forecast charts