Fit To Surf Camp – 19th-21st May

19-21 May

This is more than your average surf camp, based just outside of Beadnell, Northumberland. Being fit to surf is about so much more than just physical fitness. On this 3 day camp we will prepare you both physically and mentally to progress your surf skills and get the most out of your time in the water.

Improve your surfing with a combination of surf coaching, theory, video analysis, breathwork, mobility, fitness, surf skates (condition dependent) and countless hours of surf chat and stoke.

Who is this camp for?

This camp is designed for people who already surf or those who really want to get into surfing. We can cater from beginner through to advanced surfers, although if you have never surfed before it is advisory that you have a good level of fitness and confidence in the water to get the most out of this camp. There will be a maximum of 8 people on the camp, with 2 surf instructors (Chris and Emily of NE Surf). We will split the group as necessary to cater to differing experience levels, so that everyone receives attentive and appropriate coaching.

Prior to the camp you will receive a telephone consultation with one of your coaches so that we can understand where you are in your surfing journey, and where you want to be. This allows us to plan our coaching around you.

£390 pp
Includes:

  • Welcome drink
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Lunch and dinner on Friday
  • 3 main meals on Saturday
  • Breakfast on Sunday
  • 5 surf focussed sessions (a combination of in water coaching, on land drills and surf skate)
  • Introduction to breathwork session
  • Video analysis and feedback session
  • Beautiful photos of a surf session
  • Forecasting workshop and surf diary
  • Surf specific mobility and fitness
  • Stretch sessions
  • Surf theory sessions
  • Surfboard consultation (discussing the right board choice)
  • End of camp progression form
  • Board and wetsuit hire

 

Surfers doing a coaching drill on the beach and a surfer on a small unbroken wave
Chris leading a video analysis session for the surfers on the camp.
A lady practicing surf skate by turning around cones.
A lady practicing breathwork techniques.
A man doing a side plank in a barn during an animal flow session.
A bearded man in sunglasses smiling eating seafood.

All the Details

On Friday we start at 10am, and you will finish by around 1pm on Sunday. We keep the exact itinerary flexible so that we can maximise the weekends surf conditions. The fitness and mobility will also be tailored to the conditions. With that in mind, here’s what you could expect:

Friday – arrival at 10am

  • Introductions
  • Surf lesson 1
  • Lunch
  • Surf lesson 2
  • Animal flow workout
  • Dinner and welcome drinks
  • Forecasting workshop and choosing surf spots based on the forecast

Saturday – prepare for an early start! We could be surfing at sunrise if the conditions dictate this.

  • Video analysis
  • Breakfast
  • Surf lesson 3
  • Lunch and feedback
  • Surf lesson 4
  • Mobility/stretch session
  • Dinner

Sunday – 

  • Breathwork session
  • Final surf lesson
  • Progression consultation for moving forward
  • See you later’s

Joiners Bunkhouse

We’ll be staying at The Joiners Bunkhouse in the quiet hamlet of Preston. This is very much a traditional, get away from it all, bunkhouse. It’s all thrills and no frills! It’s not shiny and modern but rustic, cosy and wholesome. The downstairs is an open plan kitchen and living area where we will be conducting our theory and video analysis sessions, as well as eating breakfast and evening meals and hanging out/warming up post surf. The bunkhouse sleeping area consists of single bunk beds, there are 5 partitioned areas of bunks within one room and these are shared sleeping areas. If you prefer a same sex sleeping area then please let us know – there will be max 2 people per sleeping area. We will be doing our stretch sessions in the on site barn which has a super cool and rustic feel to it. For more info on the bunkhouse please visit www.bunkhousenorthumberland.co.uk.

Our breakfast is provided by Conscious Oats and is a delicious, plant based overnight oats with 3 flavour options.

Our lunches and dinners are a combination of healthy, hearty home-cooked meals and a selection of meals from our favourite local food businesses.

Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

Transport

Having a vehicle or sharing with another guest is necessary to drive to the chosen surf spot, depending on the surf and weather conditions. If you don’t have a car please let us know and we will try and link you up with another guest. Should you need a transfer from a nearby train station (Chathill, Berwick or Alnwick) please let us know.

Alcohol

There is a welcome drink included on the Friday night, otherwise alcohol is not included, but feel free to bring some if you would like!

Drinks and snacks

Drinks and snacks outside of the meals are not included, so please bring a refillable water bottle and snacks as required!

Flat conditions

Unfortunately we cannot guarantee great waves as we’re at the mercy of the weather, however November can produce some great waves in the North East. We put a lot of time and effort into ensuring that our retreat is enjoyable, informative and beneficial for all participants, and rest assured if it’s flat we will do the same. We have a number of fun and useful flat water sessions planned, as well as land based simulation training in the form of surf skates and balance boards. You will still enjoy awesome surf specific fitness, learn loads about surfing and get plenty of time in the sea!

What happens in the case of bad conditions

We know all the nooks and crannies of the coastline so can find protected sports in most conditions, but we may juggle the structure of the event and focus more heavily on surfing one day and yoga the other, if this works better with the conditions.

In the event of extreme weather (very high winds) we reserve the right to cancel or postpone the retreat. In the unlikely event that this happens we will provide alternative dates and a voucher for the full amount if the alternative date is not suitable.

Surf theory on understanding different facing beaches - group in dunes with instructor Chris

Deposit

A deposit of £95 is required up front to secure your booking. This can be done online through our booking system or over the phone.

The balance will be required 1 month before the retreat date. The deposit is non-refundable so make sure you’re definitely available before booking.

Should you need to cancel you will be eligible for a refund of the remainder only if we can find a replacement or if it is cancelled at least 1 month prior to the retreat.