COMO Uma Canggu and COMO Shambhala Estate has teamed up with professional surfer, Sally Fitzgibbons - currently ranked third in the Women’s World Surf League - to launch their first all-women surf and wellness retreat.
The Surf and Wellness Retreat with Sally Fitzgibbons has been designed as a celebration of women’s strength and ability, designed to inspire a path towards positive change. It has been created for beginner surfers through to intermediate level.
Guests will spend four nights at COMO Uma Canggu followed by three nights at COMO Shambhala Estate. This carefully curated itinerary will take them from the shores of Bali’s best surf beaches to the peaceful sanctuary of dense jungle and gentle birdsong. Participants can experience the award-winning COMO Shambhala Cuisine and legendary service, as well as the huge variety of outdoor, relaxing and spiritual activities that are on offer. In the cocooning environment of COMO Hotels and Resorts guests can wind down and reconnect, enjoying one-to-one conversation with the host, as well as meeting likeminded individuals on this inaugural adventure.
Sally is a figurehead in the evolution of women’s surfing - she has won 11 World Surfing League World Tour Championships and achieved runner-up for the World Title for three consecutive years and has a reputation for being the most consistent surfer on the World Tour Championship. Sally is a passionate advocate of an active lifestyle and has written two books, Live Like Sally and Summer Fit - All Year Round.
Sally says: “It is such an exciting time for women surf professionals. Right now a perfect storm of passion, determination, hunger, belief and enthusiasm are all feeding into the pipeline. I want to bring this passion for women in surf to this workshop in partnership with COMO.”
The mental benefits of surfing have been proven to include a reduction in stress and tension. Guests will therefore be encouraged to let go and relax in nature’s hold, forging new bonds with other women and experiencing the shared empowerment of learning new skills.
In addition to Sally’s guidance, instructors from Tropicsurf – which has run COMO’s surf programmes in the Maldives and Bali since 2014 – will provide lessons tailored to the female physique and personalised according to guests’ needs - whether it’s learning the basics of surfing or improving the foundations of guests’ technique.
Surf and Wellness Retreat with Sally Fitzgibbons runs from November 2nd to 9th 2019 and starts from US$5,520 per person for single accommodation or US$4,020 per person for twin-share accommodation.