At Cabeça da Cabra we try to promote a different aproach to surf and we would love to share it with you. For the past 6 years we have promoted only two surf retreats per year, this is a special occasion for you and also for us, an unique moment to celebrate our love for the ocean.

Learning how to surf might not make you a surfer, but it will stay with you forever. Your smile on that first “take off”, the feeling of floating above the water, that moment that you and the ocean bond as one single being…these are feelings that will remain within you.

If learning how to surf ends up directing you toward a wonderful and healthy way to connect with the ocean, if it ends up taking you to beautiful unknown beaches, if it will bring long lasting friends to your life, we can’t know for sure but from our experience it will very likely change your life for the better.

There is no need to endure a frustrating struggle, we prefer to work with the ocean rather than against it.  Trust yourself to someone that will make it easy and rewarding, someone prepared to adapt the learning method to your capacities and expectations. We will be working with André Teixeira and his Costazul surf school, that have more than fifteen years of experience teaching and a lifetime of experience at the sea.

If you already surf, this surf retreat is the perfect opportunity to take it to the next level. Accompanied by an experienced surfer, it will be easier for you to have that breakthrough moment of progression that take your awareness, ability, and perspective to a new level.

Every night we will gather around a homemade meal, as we surrender to the wonderful feeling of relaxation after a day surfing.

Hello Summer Surf Retreat 2021 – 2nd to the 8th May – SOLD OUT

End of Summer Surf Retreat 2021 – 10TH TO THE 16TH OF OCTOBER – SOLD OUT

arrival day, 5 days of surfing and departure day

Price: 1190€ per person in shared room 1500€ in private room

The price includes your stay with us in a spacious suite, with private bathroom and a little kitchen stand. Breakfast, lunch*, dinner*, surf equipment, surf lessons and transfer to the surf spots are included in the price.

*6  breakfasts (before surf)

* 4 lunches

*5 dinners

*5 surf lessons

*4 yoga lessons (only on surf + yoga option)

About the food | You can count on us for a healthy and tasty menu, using only the freshest ingredients. We will be serving breakfast, lunch and a homemade “family” dinner. Depending on the tides and forecast, we might have a small energizing snack before our early morning surf sessions and afterwards we will return home for a well deserved brunch. Trust us to keep your energy in optimal levels.

If you have any food restrictions let us know, we love challenges. We believe enjoying tasty food in good company while you are surfing, will be a great opportunity to transform your habits. We have been learning a lot about food with our guests from all around the world and we would love to share it with you.

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A normal day in the retreat will start with some yoga, afterward we will have a nice breakfast and head to the surf, later on we will have lunch at the house. You can use the afternoon for some free surf, hike, or explore the area, before dinner we will discuss surf and do a brief surf analysis over a cocktail or tea. We will also have a couple of surf film sessions after dinner.

8.30 – yoga

9:30 – breakfast

10:00 – beach

14:00 – lunch

18h30 – surf analisis

19h30 – dinner

During the course, you will stay at Cabeça da Cabra Guesthouse and will take one surf lesson everyday. If you rent your own car you will be able to explore more independently.  However, if you choose not to rent a car, we will be here to guide you in exploring the wonderful and secluded places of Alentejo either inland or by the coast.  We will also do some hiking and show you our region’s natural relics.

When registering for our surf course, please provide us with information about your height and weight, so that you can be certain to receive the wetsuit and board that fits you best.

If you are able to challenge a friend, your husband or wife, girlfriend or boyfriend to join you in this course, it will be perfect because you can share a room, if not, you will certainly make a new friend!