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Why surf travel is so popular with women

Surf travel has exploded in the post covid world. With Surfing becoming the fastest growing sport for women in Australia, more and more women are using surfing and surf travel as a way to challenge themselves both physically and mentally, reconnect with nature, and explore new cultures. Here are a few reasons why surf travel is has become the 'new black' for women looking for a holiday with a difference.


Surfing can be both a physically and mentally demanding sport, and the sense of accomplishment that comes with catching a wave can be so empowering. Surfing in new and challenging environments can also help to boost self-confidence, self-esteem and a great way to travel the world.


Surf travel offers the opportunity to explore new destinations, new cultures, and different ways of life. It can be a great way to step out of your comfort zone and to try new things, and enjoy a more relaxed way of life....especially whilst on a luxury holiday to somewhere exotic like the Maldives 💕

Reconnecting with nature

Surfing and the ocean can provide a sense of peace and perspective, and a great opportunity to slow down and reconnect with nature. Being in the water can be a meditative and calming experience, and surfing in different environments can provide a deeper appreciation and connection to nature.

Personal growth

Surfing and travel both offer opportunities for personal growth by challenging you, helping you learn new skills, and pushing you out of your comfort zone. Travel exposes you to diverse cultures, while surfing takes you to unfamiliar destinations. Together, they can expand your perspective and potential.

Social connections

Many surf communities have a welcoming and supportive culture, and surf travel can be a great way to meet new people and make friends with similar interests.


Surfing can be a great way to improve both your physical and mental health, and the combination of surfing and travel can provide a holistic approach to wellness. Learn more about the wellness benefits of surfing here.

All abilities

Surfing is a relatively low-impact activity that can be done at various levels, which means that it can be tailored to the individual's fitness level. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced surfer, there's always room to improve and progress.

Escaping the daily routine

Travelling to surf can break the monotony of daily life, and surf travel can be a perfect way to disconnect from everyday stressors, and explore the world with a new perspective. Plus - if you love a beach holiday, surfing destinations are always the most idyllic and relaxing environments to visit.

Surf travel offers a unique combination of both physical and mental challenges, a chance to connect with nature, cultural exploration, and personal growth, making it an exciting and empowering experience for women of all ages. If you're looking for a holiday with a difference, join us at one of our bucket list destinations and make 2023 the year you learnt to surf!


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