At our January surf camp, we take your winter coat, place a lei over your head, and a cold beverage in your hand.
This year, 9 ladies from around the world joined us for a week of surfing, tropical adventures, relaxation and pampering. Beachside massages, a sunset whale watch, and unbelievable meals prepared by our caterer Joy were just some of the highlights from the magical week.
Our March Surf Camp, starting next week, is SOLD OUT, but there are TWO opportunities to join our surf camp in June! Click here to sign up for our June Camps.
Watch this video to see what the surfing looks like, and scroll down to see some of our favorite photos from our Winter Camp!
What makes this camp special? Where to start? It’s an opportunity to carve out personal time and focus on a shared experience, on a beautiful island, with a group of supportive women, including ‘campers’ and the Maui Surfer Girls team of instructors and staff.
Photo: Island Dream Productions
I was actually surprised that even when I was catching my own waves, the instructors would often give me feedback because I didn’t know they were watching at the time. They obviously have great attention to detail and make sure we’re all getting to where we want to be in terms of surfing.
Wow! The meals refueled me perfectly. They were filling yet I felt like everything was natural and nutritious. I really enjoyed all of the fresh fruit and veggies she incorporated with every meal (even fried chicken!) Chef Joy was one of the reasons I came back to camp!
Joy’s detail to each and every meal and snack is one of the big reasons why we have so many returning campers in 2018!
When did you last spend a full week outdoors, in the sun and water? When you were a kid at summer camp? The food at this camp will push away all memories of taco Tuesday and ‘kitchen-sink’ spaghetti.
Who should attend this camp?
Women of any age, who:
– are seeking a personal challenge, both physical and mental
– love being in the ocean…or would like to have greater level of comfort being in the ocean
– are open to meeting new people through a shared experience
– are able to ‘let go’ of some of their usual personal control and routines, and to follow the camp ‘flow’
– want the experience of a lifetime
Acclimating back to the cold and drudgery has been hard. The memories of a week of surfing with such an amazing group has kept me sane.
All that great food Joy fed us was like medicine. I thought I would be sore after a week of paddling.
I am definitely having withdrawals and wishing I was back in Maui. Came back to a hectic work week and only gonna get busier with the months ahead. Needless to say, that vacation was my saving grace.
Photo: Island Dream Productions
I can probably talk all day about why this camp is so special, but I think it really comes down to the environment that the staff and instructors create. Everyone has different goals, but somehow it feels like all of the campers get into the same mindset. That mindset is to support each other and learn to empathize with each other while accepting support and using it to push ourselves. Maybe it’s to get to next level in surfing (or other things).
Our Opening Circle On The Water Ceremony is always a highlight of Day 1. Photo: Kat Gaskin
Bond with some amazing women during your Surf Camp! Photo: Kat gaskin Kat Gaskin enjoying the view from Olowalu! Kat Gaskin Mahalo to Lilly Pulitzer for sending over these gorgeous packable beach bags for all the campers and staff! Photo: Kat Gaskin Mahalo to Kat Gaskin and The Salty Pineapple for providing these coffee mugs for camp! Photo: Kat GASKIN Stephanie and Kat enjoying a little down time between sets! Camp staffers: Lucy, Kelly and Gina! Surf Dog Luna loves to surf with the women’s camp! Gina and Kelly going over the schedule for the week At our opening circle, everyone introduces themselves! Our Camp Director Dustin Tester at Opening Circle Monday Morning ‘Board Meetings’