Surf Coaching Retreats

Do you love surfing but feel like you’re not really improving? That your own mind is blocking you from becoming a better surfer? Then it’s time to join our surf coaching retreats! Our intensive surf coaching retreats are not only about the specific training of surf technique but also, in particular, about the release of mental blocks and the building of mental strength. With professional surf coaches and sport mental trainers.
We offer retreats for different levels in Portugal and Indonesia. Check it out!
Below you will find an overview of all retreats by level!

We at Fearless Surfer and Concrete Surfers specialize in creating a power combo of surf technique coaching, surf skating and mental training. What we think affects our emotions. And what you feel in our body, in turn, affects your thoughts!

We coach you individually on your surfing technique and mental topics in these intensive weeks.

Watch our video from our last “experienced” beginner surf coaching retreat in Aljezur, Portugal to get an insight into a typical training day 🙂

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Retreat overview by level

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED

Aljezur, Portugal: Intensive surf coaching with Australian top coach MARTIN DUNN. He’s one of the worlds best surf coaches! Surfcoaching & video analysis & surfskating & mental training, all genders (max. 8 spots).

Daten: Training 1: Tue, 1.10. – Sat, 5.10. (Intermediate) /// Training 2: Sun, 6.10. – Thu, 10.10. (Advanced) /// Training 3: Fri, 11.10. – Tue, 15.10. (Pro)

Duration 5 days per training course (arrival day, three coaching days, departure day).

Level: You surf a shortboard or mid-length and you can duckdive. As an intermediate surfer, you mainly want to improve your take-off, your bottom and top turns, and how you generate speed. Why? Because you still wipe out often when the waves get bigger and steeper. Or, you often lose speed after the take-off and ride the wave slower than you want to. As an advanced surfer you want to work intensively on your surfing technique, or learn a new maneuver, and better use the wave’s potential. As a pro surfer, you train specifically for your next competition goal.

“EXPERIENCED” BEGINNER

Aljezur, Portugal: Surf coaching & video analysis & surfskating & mental training & breathwork (Coaches: Vasco Rodrigues & Kim Chareonbood), only women (maximum 8 spots per retreat)

Sat, 25.5. – Sun, 2.6.24 (fully booked)
Sat, 21.9. – Sun, 29.9.24

Level: You are still surfing a beginner board (Foamie or Minimalibu or Funboard). You have been surfing green waves for a while and you can paddle to the line-up alone. You want to improve your take-off and practice riding the wave to the left or right.

FIRST TIME BEGINNER

Lisbon, Costa da Caparica, Portugal: Retreat 1: Sat, 15.6. – Fri, 21.6.2024 & Retreat 2: September 2024 (dates to follow), surf course & photo analysis & mental training & surprise event (coaches: professional surf school & Lara Noser), women only (maximum 6 places) -> Only 1 place left

Level: You have never surfed before, but you really want to learn. “Get out of your comfort zone” is this week’s motto. Learn to surf in the company of your mental coach Lara Noser.

Retreat info & booking

Aljezur with Martin Dunn

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED & PRO (WOMEN & MEN) Surfcoaching & video analysis & surfskating & mental training & breathwork

Training 1: Tue, 1.10. – Sat, 5.10. (Intermediate)
Training 2: Sun, 6.10. – Thu, 10.10. (Advanced)
Training 3: Fri, 11.10. – Tue, 15.10. (Pro)

Location: Aljezur, Portugal
Surfing goals: Improve basics & maneuvers, more power in your maneuvers, work intensively on your surf technique, improve positioning & wave selection, make better use of wave potential.
Mental goals: Massively improve your commitment, get a crystal clear focus, create your mental strategy, find your flow
Problems: You feel like you’re stuck at the same level and want to break through this barrier. Then take the opportunity to be trained by top Australian coach MARTIN DUNN.

Aljezur with Martin Dunn

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED & PRO (WOMEN & MEN) Surfcoaching & video analysis & surfskating & mental training & breathwork

Training 1: Tue, 1.10. – Sat, 5.10. (Intermediate)
Training 2: Sun, 6.10. – Thu, 10.10. (Advanced)
Training 3: Fri, 11.10. – Tue, 15.10. (Pro)

Location: Aljezur, Portugal
Surfing goals: Improve basics & maneuvers, more power in your maneuvers, work intensively on your surf technique, improve positioning & wave selection, make better use of wave potential.
Mental goals: Massively improve your commitment, get a crystal clear focus, create your mental strategy, find your flow
Problems: You feel like you’re stuck at the same level and want to break through this barrier. Then take the opportunity to be trained by top Australian coach MARTIN DUNN.

Aljezur Intermediate

Surf coaching & video analysis & surfskating with Vasco Rodrigues, mental training & breathwork with Kim Chareonbood (WOMEN & MEN)

Sat, 13.4. – Sun, 21.4.2024

Location: Aljezur, Portugal
Surfing goals: Improve your turns, positioning and wave selection, how to better use the potential of a wave
Mental goals: 100% commitment, crystal clear focus, overcoming fear, confidence in crowded line-ups, courage to face bigger waves, flow
Problems: You’ve been surfing for a while, but feel stuck and don’t progress? You feel that you are not 100% committed when the waves get bigger or you when you shred a turn and you want to learn something new? Book your spot and surf with us 🙂

Aljezur Intermediate

Surf coaching & video analysis & surfskating with Vasco Rodrigues, mental training & breathwork with Kim Chareonbood (WOMEN & MEN)

Sat, 13.4. – Sun, 21.4.2024

Location: Aljezur, Portugal
Surfing goals: Improve your turns, positioning and wave selection, how to better use the potential of a wave
Mental goals: 100% commitment, crystal clear focus, overcoming fear, confidence in crowded line-ups, courage to face bigger waves, flow
Problems: You’ve been surfing for a while, but feel stuck and don’t progress? You feel that you are not 100% committed when the waves get bigger or you when you shred a turn and you want to learn something new? Then sign up and train with us 🙂

Peniche Intermediate

Surf coaching & video analysis with Nica Rosario & mental training & breathwork with Kim Chareonbood (WOMEN ONLY)

Sat, 11.5. – Sat, 18.5.2024

Location: Peniche, Portugal
Surfing goals: Improve take-off, bottom and top turn, work intensively on your surf technique, improve positioning and wave selection.
Mental goals: Overcome fear and panic, build up self-confidence and courage, learn how to control your thoughts
Problems: Does fear keep you from catching steep and fast waves? Do you lack commitment and often pull back? Do you lack confidence and feel uncomfortable in a crowded line-up? Do you want more power in your maneuvers? Let’s go, sign up!

Peniche Intermediate

Surf coaching & video analysis with Nica Rosario & mental training & breathwork with Kim Chareonbood (WOMEN ONLY)

Sat, 11.5. – Sat, 18.5.2024

Location: Peniche, Portugal
Surfing goals: Improve take-off, bottom and top turn, work intensively on your surf technique, improve positioning and wave selection.
Mental goals: Overcome fear and panic, build up self-confidence and courage, learn how to control your thoughts
Problems: Does fear keep you from catching steep and fast waves? Do you lack commitment and often pull back? Do you lack confidence and feel uncomfortable in a crowded line-up? Do you want more power in your maneuvers? Let’s go, sign up!

Aljezur "experienced" beginners

Surf coaching & video analyse & surfskating with Vasco Rodrigues, mental training & breathwork with Kim Chareonbood (WOMEN ONLY)

Sat, 25.5. – Sun, 2.6.24 (fully booked)
Sat, 21.9. – Sun, 29.9.24

Location: Aljezur, Portugal
Surfing goals: Improve your take-off, practice your bottom and top turn, try your first maneuvers, learn how to duckdive, catch more waves
Mental goals: Overcome fear and panic, build up self-confidence and courage, learn how to control your thoughts
Problems: Afraid of bigger steep waves? Do you often pull out of the wave at the last second? Do you lack confidence and feel uncomfortable in a crowded line-up? You just don’t catch enough waves? Then join our FEARLESS retreat 🙂

Aljezur "experienced" beginners

Surf coaching & video analyse & surfskating with Vasco Rodrigues, mental training & breathwork with Kim Chareonbood (WOMEN ONLY)

Sat, 25.5. – Sun, 2.6.24 (fully booked)
Sat, 21.9. – Sun, 29.9.24

Location: Aljezur, Portugal
Surfing goals: Improve your take-off, practice your bottom and top turn, try your first maneuvers, learn how to duckdive, catch more waves
Mental goals: Overcome fear and panic, build up self-confidence and courage, learn how to control your thoughts
Problems: Afraid of bigger steep waves? Do you often pull out of the wave at the last second? Do you lack confidence and feel uncomfortable in a crowded line-up? You just don’t catch enough waves? Then join our FEARLESS retreat 🙂

Lissabon first time Beginners

Surf course with a professional surf school & mental training with Lara Noser (WOMEN ONLY, German)

Retreat 1: Sat, 15.6. – Fri, 21.6.2024 (one spot left)
Retreat 2: September 2024 (dates to follow)

Location: Lisbon, Costa da Caparica, Portugal
Surfing goals: First experiences with surfing, safe handling of the surfboard, learn to stand up & ride on first waves, refine surfing technique in white water.
Mental goals: Leave your comfort zone, overcome blockages, build self-confidence, develop yourself personally and grow beyond yourself, direct your thoughts on the surfboard as well as in your everyday life.
Problems: Always wanted to try something new, but never dared? You have never surfed before and want to learn? You want to become more confident in surfing, preferably in the company of a mental coach with whom you will learn to deal with the power of the ocean?
Don’t wait, sign up 🙂

Lissabon first time Beginners

Surf course with a professional surf school & mental training with Lara Noser (WOMEN ONLY, German)

Retreat 1: Sat, 15.6. – Fri, 21.6.2024 (one spot left)
Retreat 2: September 2024 (dates to follow)

Location: Lisbon, Costa da Caparica, Portugal
Surfing goals: First experiences with surfing, safe handling of the surfboard, learn to stand up & ride on first waves, refine surfing technique in white water.
Mental goals: Leave your comfort zone, overcome blockages, build self-confidence, develop yourself personally and grow beyond yourself, direct your thoughts on the surfboard as well as in your everyday life.
Problems: Always wanted to try something new, but never dared? You have never surfed before and want to learn? You want to become more confident in surfing, preferably in the company of a mental coach with whom you will learn to deal with the power of the ocean?
Then sign up now 🙂

Bali low intermediate - intermediate

Surfcoaching & video analysis & YOGA with Teddy Sun; mental training & hypno-coaching & breathwork with Kim Chareonbood

22.6. – 29.6.2024 (max. 8 spots, women only)

Location: Bali, Indonesia
Surfing goals: Improve take-off, bottom and top turn, work intensively on your surf technique, improve positioning and wave selection.
Mental goals: Overcoming fear, building courage & confidence, control your thoughts, find flow.
Problems: Does fear keep you from catching steep and fast waves? Do you lack commitment and often pull back? Do you lack confidence and feel uncomfortable in a crowded line-up? You generally feel that your mind is in your way? Let’s go, sign up!

Bali low intermediate - intermediate

Surf coaching & video analysis & YOGA with Teddy Sun, mental training & hypno coaching, breathwork & adventure with Kim Chareonbood

22.6. – 29.6 2024 (max. 8 spots, women only)

Location: Bali, Indonesia
Surfing goals: Improve take-off, bottom and top turn, work intensively on your surf technique, improve positioning and wave selection.
Mental goals: Overcoming fear, building courage & confidence, control your thoughts, find flow.
Problems: Does fear keep you from catching steep and fast waves? Do you lack commitment and often pull back? Do you lack confidence and feel uncomfortable in a crowded line-up? You generally feel that your mind is in your way? Let’s go, sign up!

The surf levels

Advanced:

Level: You surf a shortboard or mid-length, you can duckdive. Take-off as well as bottom- and topturn are solid. You want to improve or learn maneuvers like cutback, snaps, etc. You want to work intensively on your surfing technique, improve your wave selection and positioning in the line-up, and better use the wave’s potential.

Intermediate:

You surf a shortboard with a lot of volume, a mid-length or funboard. You can duckdive or do the turtle roll. You mainly want to improve your take-off, bottom and top turn, because you still wipe-out a lot, especially when the waves get bigger and steeper. You want to improve your wave selection and positioning.

„Experienced“ Beginner:

You still surf a big board or a board with a lot of volume. You can independently paddle out to the line-up and catch small green waves. Your goal is to improve your take-off and practice riding a wave left and right, or transition from a foam board to a hardtop. In general, you want to know more about independently checking out a surf spot and better assessing the surf conditions.

Step-up Beginner:

You are still surfing in the white water (in the already broken wave) and you are still going straight towards the beach. You want to become more confident in standing up and start to approach the unbroken waves (the green waves). You’re ready to practice standing up on green waves (that is, on the still unbroken part of the wave) and riding down a wave to the left or right.

First Time Beginner:

You have never surfed before, but you really want to learn 🙂

For all levels:

Mentally, it’s all about feeling safe in the water, overcoming fear, building confidence and generally learning how to use your mental power properly. But there is also room for other mental topics. In any case, we coach you on your individual surf- and mental goals.

For the retreats in Aljezur: You don’t need any prior experience for surf skating.

Thank you for this week and for putting that smile on my face! I cannot put into words how grateful I am for the things we talked through and the strategies and methods I‘ve learned 💛 Surfing is so much of a mental game (I think most sports are) and if your struggling with anything in that regard, it being fear, motivation, trauma, big waves, mindset for performance improvement, pressure or frustration, @fearless_surfer should be your go to! Kim has such a broad understanding of the mental game in sports and whatever I came up with I never felt judged, she took so much time for uncovering underlying issues with me and it really felt like she’s enjoying her work. There is so much more I could say but I just want to put it out there that I’m grateful for the work you do and I hope you will have a lot of success, a lot of waves and to see you again in the line-up some day 🌊

Lena, Germany, Surf Training Retreat Lombok July 2022 (Level: Intermediate)

I started surfing in 2018 and although I’ve always been a water lover and extremely good swimmer, I’ve noticed that I have a great fear of currents and drowning when surfing. I also always put myself under a lot of pressure to perform in sports, which regularly led to mental blocks in the line-up. And then, of course, it was also about improving certain technical things, such as paddling into waves, correct take-off timing and becoming more confident in the line-up. I felt very comfortable at the retreat. The group was perfect with 8 participants, so it was easy to open up and share fears and challenges with the other women.
In addition, Kim has a very emphatic and gentle yet challenging way as a person, which has helped me to trust myself more and to approach surfing more intuitively. The coaching from Kim and Vasco and the week in the retreat have enabled me to analyze every spot I have been to since then correctly and to assess on my own whether I can go into the water. After that, I finally dared to go surfing all by myself and paddle into waves despite a high male quota in the line-up. And feel that I earn that place in the line-up. After almost 3 years of surfing, the reward came: A beautiful green wave for me and my longboard all alone in Witsands (South Africa).
Lisa, Surftraining Retreat Aljezur September 2021 (Level: experienced beginner)

Psychologist and yoga teacher, founder of Circle Transitions

I was totally blown away from this retreat. The whole setting was so great, professional but really familiar as well. The daily Video analysis helped me to see what I have to change in the water. And on top of it learning the movements on the surfskate first and than try to make the transfer in the water really helped me to improve in just one week. The mental training put me in the right mindset and I learned more about me in general. Also I now know how I want to feel in the line up and how I can accomplish this with my mental warm up. This week gave me a lot of tools with which I can keep on working now and improve even more in the future.
I wished the week would never end. 😁

Nicole, Surftraining Retreat Aljezur Juni 2021 (Level: intermediate)

I have been surfing for quite some time. In recent years, unfortunately, only occasionally and so my level has stagnated… The joy of surfing has, therefore, extremely decreased and frustration was my constant companion in the line-up. In addition, I am very (generally) quickly distracted and have trouble focusing. On top, my duck dive was not always clean and the sequence needed to be corrected. After each “ridden” wave, I felt that my movements were too soft and not right – especially concerning the upper body (arms).
In a very short time, I changed my mindset into a positive one with the help of Kim. Since the intensive Duckdivetraining in the pool, I am happy when a big, powerful wave rolls towards me. The video analysis while surfing has brought me clarity regarding my mistakes. And I bought a surfskate to practice the movements in the “dry”.
Conclusion: This retreat is an insider tip in mental, athletic and social terms. Great! Merci <3
Roswitha, Surftraining Retreat Aljezur Juni 2021 (Level: intermediate)

I was nervous when I arrived in Aljezur, assuming that in the following next days, I’d be forced to face anxieties and fears. But hello, this super warm welcome, the friendly atmosphere within the group made me calm down so fast, that I didn’t even remember what I was scared of. In contrary I was warmly invited to face what hold me back, never pushed or forced to go beyond my borders. Kim, Vasco and Marta’s kindness and caring attitude made this retreat unique. I’m so grateful that I had the chance to meet this beautiful souls and yes, on top of everything I even did progress in Surfing and Skating. Thank you so much for this amazing time. With love, Betül

Betül, Surftrainings Retreat Aljezur Juni 2021 (Level: experienced beginner)

Your results:

 

You have the confidence to surf faster and steeper waves.

You remain calm even in challenging situations.

You have overcome your fears and gained more courage and self-confidence in the line-up.

You can position yourself for the good waves and paddle for them without hesitation because they are your waves.

You can concentrate on what’s important and keep your focus, no matter what!

You have a positive mindset, and you can identify which surf conditions offer you the best opportunities and possibilities.

And last but not least – these techniques can also be used in your everyday life! That’s awesome, right? It’s not only about surfing, you are also learning for life!

Join our surf coaching retreats – for more waves, more fun and a strong mind!