Pilates and surf mini day retreat

6th July 3.30-10pm

What better way to celebrate the start of summer than with a gorgeous, wholesome afternoon and evening spent nourishing your body with Pilates and delicious food followed by surfing into the sunset.

We meet at the picturesque village hall in Ellingham, Northumberland – this is not just any village hall, the newly refurbished hall has floor to ceiling views over the pretty cow fields of this small Northumbrian village. Our programme begins with a dynamic Pilates session led by LYB longevity’s Libby. Designed to build strength and balance, this unique workout is suitable for all fitness levels and will seamlessly prepare you for the next adventure.

After the invigorating Pilates session, relish a healthy, mouthwatering dinner prepared by nutritionist Libby that’s locally-sourced, packed with vital nutrients, delivering a holistic experience for your body and soul.

Post-dinner, gear up for the exciting surf lesson. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or an absolute beginner, our qualified instructors will tailor the experience to suit your skill level, ensuring a safe and thrilling ride on the Northumberland waves.

As the day winds down, prepare to immerse yourself in a breathtaking view as you surf against the backdrop of the setting sun in Northumberland. This balanced blend of invigorating exercise, fun-filled surfing, and serene surroundings is the perfect way to have a wholesome Saturday evening.

After the surf session enjoy the sunset with a glass of bubbly or soft drink and a sweet treat. The event, spanning approximately 6.5 hours, promises an intoxicating mix of stimulation and relaxation. Pack your swimwear, a beach towel, and a hefty dose of enthusiasm as you embark on the LYB Pilates and Surf Day retreat – an experience tailored to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.

Who is this retreat for?

This retreat is suitable for those who have never surfed before through to those with some experience. There will be a maximum of 6 surfers to each surf coach. We will split the group as necessary to cater to differing experience levels, so that everyone receives attentive, appropriate and personalised surf coaching.

No Pilates experience necessary.



  • Pilates session with Libby
  • Healthy and nutritious dinner
  • Surf lesson with NE Surf
  • All surf equipment hire
  • Complimentary alcoholic/soft drink
  • Home made sweet treat
Woman surfing at sunset on Bamburgh beach
Woman paddling in the water on a sunny day at Bamburgh
Woman surfing in front of Bamburgh castle
Girl walks with surfboard in front of Bamburgh castle
Lady walks with surfboard down Bamburgh beach

All the Details

3.30pm – meet at Ellingham Village Hall

4pm – Pilates with Libby

5-6pm – Healthy and nutritious dinner

6-7pm – Make your way to the beach and getting ready for our surf session

7-9pm – Surf lesson at either Bamburgh, Seahouses or Beadnell (whichever has the best surf conditions on the day – all a 15 minute drive from the hall)

9-10pm – Enjoy the sunset with a drink and post surf sweet treat

Flat conditions

As we are dealing with the weather we can never guarantee what the surf will be like. However, we know the coastline like the back of our hand, so will find any surfable wave on offer. We are lucky that our little corner of Northumberland is perfectly situated to pick up little northerly swells thanks to north facing Bamburgh, while also maximising south easterly wind swells that don’t hit further down on the North East coast. In the case that the sea is flat we will still run a surf skills session and go for a flat water paddle under the late setting summer sun!

What happens in the case of bad conditions

We know all the nooks and crannies of the coastline so can find protected surf spots in most conditions. A little bit of rain doesn’t spoil a surf session (we’ll be wet anyway!)

In the event of extreme weather (eg 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 or a full refund will be available if the alternative is unsuitable.

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


Payment is required up front to secure your booking. This can be done online through our booking system or over the phone.

Should you need to cancel you will be eligible for a refund only if we can find a replacement or if it is cancelled at least 4 weeks prior to the retreat.

Make a Booking

Call us
07962 166 486

Make a Booking

Call us
07962 166 486

Make a Booking

Call us
07962 166 486