If you’ve been looking for an excuse to pick up surfing, then COMO Hotels & Resorts just provided the perfect reason to hit the waves. This November, the luxury wellness connoisseurs’ two Bali properties are teaming up with professional and world champion surfer Sally Fitzgibbons for an eight-day women’s surfing retreat like no other.
Limited to just 16 people, the results-driven surfing and wellness retreat will take place from November 2nd to 9th 2019, and focus on empowering you mind, body and spirit. Targetted at women, the retreat will aim to build community and enable women to reignite their passion and purpose, whether they are beginners or seasoned surfers.
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“Women’s surfing is riding a wave of change, empowerment and respect,” said Sally. The world champion surfer has won 11 World Surfing League World Tour Championships and was runner-up for the World Title for three consecutive years. Consistently finishing in the top five places for nine years out of ten at the World Tour Championships, Sally is now making a play for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. “Surfing allows you to connect to something deeper than just you; it brings something special to your daily life,” Sally added.
Divided between COMO’s Canggu and Ubud locations, guests will spend the first four nights of the retreat at COMO Uma Canggu, before going to the jungle-surrounded COMO Shambhala Estate for three nights. Guests can expect a mix of surfing sessions with TropicSurf instructors and Sally, along with wellness sessions in Pilates, yoga and resistance training and delicious meals from the nutritious COMO Shambhala cuisine menu.
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At COMO Shambhala Estate, in place of the surfing, guests can expect more holistic activities like meditation, spa treatments and hydrotherapy, along with cultural excursions like a hiking tour to Mount Batur. The retreat package includes:
- Daily breakfast and dinner
- Daily COMO Shambhala activities, as per itinerary
- 21 per cent tax and service charge
- Return airport transfers
- Transfer from COMO Uma Canggu to COMO Shambhala Estate At COMO Uma Canggu
- Four guided surf sessions with Tropicsurf instructors (with video coaching analysis)
- A choice of a 60-minute Nutrition for Active Living talk or a 75-minute COMO Shambhala Massage At COMO Shambhala Estate
- Three COMO Shambhala treatments
- A choice of a Mount Batur hike or Purification Ceremony at Tirta Empul
- Picnic lunch at Kedara, COMO Shambhala Estate’s spring gardens
“Surfing feels like freedom,” said Sally on the feeling of surfing. “The energy comes through my feet and up through my whole body and makes my brain go into a flow state, where I feel very in-tune with life around me. Riding a wave puts me in the present moment and allows me to embrace whatever that ride has in store.”
Prices start from US$5,520 per person in single accommodation and US$4,020 per person for twin or shared accommodation, for eight days and seven nights.