Soul Retrieval Surf Retreat - Maui Surfer Girls
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Soul Retrieval Surf Retreat

Soul Retrieval Surf Retreat – A New Program for Women!

October 17- 23, 2022 – at Camp Olowalu, Maui, Hawaii

As we are all emerging from two years of isolation, stress and trauma, Maui Surfer Girls has teamed up with some of the best therapists and healers on the island to create a unique new retreat for women.  Soul Retrieval Surf Retreat allows our guests to come together with the intention of healing, growing and recharging, while enjoying the idyllic backdrop of oceanfront Camp Olowalu and West Maui.   

west maui mountains surf camp
The West Maui Mountains will serve as the backdrop for the week-long retreat.


Program Goals

We are partnering with highly-qualified therapists and energy healers to provide a transformative surf therapy experience that is truly the first of its kind. Participants will enjoy a blend of surf lessons and healing workshops during this week-long program.  This creative approach to self-healing is grounded in modern psychology. Soul retrievals are a powerful, imaginative way to help you find and reconnect with parts of yourself you may have lost.  With facilitated healing practices, three days of surfing, visits to Iao Valley, art, and yoga, this retreat will help you reset, recharge and reconnect. Our camp programs have always offered a safe community for women to bond, while boosting self esteem in the process. Soul Retrieval Surf Retreats are just taking it to a more intentional and transformative level.

Iao valley maui hiking path
A visit to Iao Valley can be a transformative experience.


Be Our Guest

This retreat is designed for caregivers, mothers, first-responders, or anyone who has been suffering from isolation, anxiety, or trauma in their lives, whether pandemic related or not.  There will be 3 days of surfing, which will be appropriate for first time through intermediate level longboard surfers.  Participants will learn how to gently maneuver the nervous system out of fight or flight just as you learn how to maneuver a surfboard!

Surf Instructor Carries a surfboard into the ocean
Program is appropriate for first time through intermediate longboard surfers…


Meet our Team

We have created a dream team from Maui Surfer Girls of our top surf therapy trained surf coaches, Kelly Potts & Kiki Martins. Therapists Julia Hengst LMFT, Jane Woodward, LICSW & Nicole Nakamura, LMHC, who are trauma-informed with a combined three decades of experience, will be providing self-healing tools from many therapeutic backgrounds. We are also partnering with Dr. Kristopher Martin, a somatic energy healer with years of experience running transformative healing retreats in Maui. Yogini Cara Griffin will also be present to facilitate yoga for our guests.

Dustin Tester and Julia Hengst
Camp Program Directors Dustin and Julia

There are so many great life lessons that surfing a wave can teach us about ourselves! Riding out challenging emotions can be similar to riding a wave. Sometimes it’s a smooth ride, and sometimes it’s a rough ride where we wipeout. Surfing always teaches us resilience and patience through the process of learning how to surf both ocean waves, and inner waves of emotion. – Dustin Tester, Maui Surfer Girls Founder


Sense of Place

Maui is the perfect backdrop for healing and adventure. In the fall, the whales start to show up which is special to witness. We’ve learned from over 20 years of surf camps at Camp Olowalu, that there’s a special kind of magic along that Olowalu coastline. We listen to the ocean from our cabins, watch the sunrise over Haleakala, and the stars are magnificent if it’s a new moon. We’ve even had the endangered Monk seal rest near a cabin once during our camp!

Hawaii Surf Retreat Cabins
Enjoying each evening under the stars! PC: Jing Newton

Retreat Yourself

All meals, lodging, on-island transportation and activities are included.  Some activities, such as massages, will be optional and an additional fee.  Airfare is not included.  This camp with be alcohol-free.  The tuition is $3500 (+taxes/fees), secure your spot with a deposit of $825 (+taxes/fees). Balance is due 60 days before camp start date, and will be withdrawn automatically from the credit card on file. The retreat will have a maximum of 12 participants. 

kat gaskin maui camp olowalu cabins

Taking the Next Step

On this journey, we offer you the beauty of Maui, the good vibes of Maui Surfer Girls, and a safe, trauma-sensitive container for your voyage to inner space.  If you are coming out of the pandemic tapped out with lost parts of yourself and you want to bring them back in a safe, creative way, then our Soul Retrieval Surf Retreat is for you! 




Meet Surf Coach Kiki Martins


Meet Surf Coach Kelly Potts


Meet Camp Administrative Assistant Carole Berthiaume



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Meet Yoga Instructor Cara Griffin PC: Caitlin Grace


kiki waterfall maui hidden waterfall
Travel to Maui’s most magical destinations…
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Bond with women from around the globe! PC: Kat Gaskin


Enjoy three healthy and delicious meals each day! PC: Rachael Zimmerman Photography


Take the first step in this transformative process.

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