Maui Surfer Girls’ women’s surf camp is an all-inclusive retreat for beginner and intermediate surfers ages 18 and up. Professional surfer and prAna Ambassador Kelly Potts will be coaching at our 2018 surf camps, with reservations now being taken for two camps in June! Oceanfront accommodations, daily surf lessons, tropical adventures, and an assortment of activities throughout the week will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
No surfing experience is necessary, just an adventurous spirit! Our women’s camps are perfect for solo female travelers or girlfriend getaways alike. Whether it’s facing your fears of the ocean, taking your sport to the next level, or just taking a week to reconnect with yourself, there’s something for everyone at this camp.
Dates: June 4-9 or June 11-16 (both Monday – Saturday)
- Professional surf coaching
- Full quiver of surfboards
- Healthy and delicious meals and snacks
- Shared beachfront cabins
- On-island transportation
- Oceanside massage
- Afternoon activities
- Alcoholic beverages
- Mystery adventure on final night
- prAna welcome bag
- Travel Insurance
Cost: $1,950 per camper
Kelly Potts is a professional surfer, an exceptional surf instructor and a proud prAna ambassador. She is highly skilled at teaching the mechanics of long boarding, and her graceful and innovative surfing style serves as inspiration for our campers and staff alike. Kelly also hosts free clinics around the country, empowering girls and women to come together through the sport of surfing. Kelly has been a part of the MSG team since 2004.
Kiki Martins is our Brazilian powerhouse, gracing our campers with excellent surf coaching and heartfelt mentorship. She brings out the best in our campers- her passion and enthusiasm for surfing is infectious. Kiki also teaches year round at our surf school in between surfing all the best surf breaks in Maui. She’s a talented short boarder and the mother of a teenage son.
Raised on Maui, Dustin Tester’s dad taught her how to surf when she was seven. She’s been a multi-sport water athlete ever since. She received her bachelor’s degree from Prescott College’s, wilderness therapy program. In the desert canyons of the San Juan River, Dustin got her inspiration for Maui Surfer Girls during her thesis project on creating a rite of passage for teenage girls. She’s taught thousands of students about the stoke of surfing, and living aloha.
Lucy Woodward has been at MSG almost as long as our camp has been in existence – since she was 14! She knows our surf camp inside and out — from being a camper, around camp staffer, surf instructor and now assistant director. We are so proud of the contributions, commitments, and contagious passion she has brought to Maui Surfer Girls through the years.
We will create a tentative schedule for the week, but our adventures will be largely based on the weather and ocean conditions. Typically we surf each morning, then leave the afternoons open for various adventures including hikes, stand up paddling, snorkeling, or more surfing! Evening activities may include bonfires, games, and a surprise activity to cap off the magical week.
Meals & Accommodations
We are proud to host our women’s surf camps at Camp Olowalu. We reserve the inner cabin area as our private facility for the week, which features ‘on the sand’ cabins, two full, newly renovated bathrooms, and a spacious kitchen and mess hall area. The campground also features limited wi-fi and laundry facilities. The campground is located about 30 minutes from Kahului Airport (OGG) and 10 minutes from historic Lahaina town. All meals and snacks are lovingly created by our on-site caterers, who are always happy to provide alternative vegan, gluten-free or meals around any other dietary restrictions.
Our main break is Ukumehame Beach Park, where we are one of the very few surf schools to hold a permit. We surf on one of the healthiest reefs in the state, and one of the best waves for both beginner and intermediate surfers year round.
Free Airport Shuttles on Opening & Closing Days run from 10am–3pm*
*Please note that if you arrive a day or more before camp start dates or stay after camp closing date, you will be in charge of your own accommodations & transportation to and from camp.
If arriving by car, please be at Camp Olowalu by 3pm for our 4pm opening circle. (You do not NEED a car for this camp, on-island transportation is included in the cost)
If arriving by plane, please arrive before 3pm on opening and closing days. Please fly into and out of Kahului, Maui, airport code OGG. If departing after 3pm, you will be in charge of your late afternoon/evening transportation to airport. 30 days before camp start date you will receive an email link to our travel form. Please complete our travel form with your airline itinerary so we can arrange your airport shuttle.
About Maui Surfer Girls
Maui Surfer Girls was established in 2001 with a mission to build self-confidence in women through the sport of surfing. Maui Surfer Girls builds life-long bonds through a community of strong female role models and has been recognized nationally for their signature surf camps and co-ed surf lessons. In 2018, Dustin Tester was selected as a Hawaii Rooted Storyteller, as part of a new tourism campaign by Hawaii Visitors and Conventions Bureau.
View the short video about the history of Maui Surfer Girls below!