• Chris Farris

Surf Fit Retreat with Surf House Dubai – 13th April to 16th April 2018

Andrew Cotton and Andrew Blake will be taking the highly regarded SurfFit Retreats to Dubai in mid April 2018. This exciting development has come about thanks to our friends at Surf House Dubai!

The Retreat will run from Friday 13th April to Monday 16th April with 4 full days of Surf specific sessions as well as ocean confidence and ocean awareness sessions.

The aim of the course is to equip you with the skills, techniques and fitness to increase your confidence in the sea and boost your surfing (although many of the sessions are transferable to other water sports).

Andrew Cotton is a professional big wave surfer and Andrew Blake is a top level fitness coach. Together they have developed a programme with highly targeted sessions which are accessible to water users of all levels.

Small group sizes means that once you’ve been assessed they will support your individual requirements and work with you to get the most out of the retreat.

Just some of the sessions you’ll be taken through will include:

  • Individual screening and analysis

  • Daily yoga sessions

  • Surf specific strength and conditioning

  • Meditation/ sports psychology

  • Pool and breath sessions

  • Surf sessions (or SUP sessions if no waves) for all levels and ability

  • Lectures and seminars on surf fitness, nutrition and motivation

  • End of week analysis and programme to help future development

  • Mindfullness and tackling challenging situations (whether that’s going out in 4 foot surf or 40 foot surf).

Our base will be the amazing Surf House Dubai and we will meet at this venue each day before beginning the sessions. Days will begin between 0800 and 0830 depending on where people are travelling from. Days will end around 1830.

We will not be providing accommodation as many people will be travelling in each day. If you need accommodation there are loads of cheap local Airbnb’s or the Hotel Ibis Al Barsha.

As well as the retreat sessions you will have access to 2 incredible online courses. The first is to do before you arrive and it’s an excellent Surf Fitness course developed by our own Andrew Blake.

The second is an ocean awareness, confidence and safety course developed by global waterman Mark Visser and endorsed by North Shore lifeguards, big wave surfer Shane Dorian and 18x world champion free diver Will Trubridge. Each course is approx 6 weeks long if you take your time.

Each day a healthy lunch and dinner will be provided by Surf House Dubai as well as refreshments at these times. There will be a couple of informal evening sessions too.

We will provide all of the equipment you may need, but if you do have a board (either SUP or surfboard) that you want to bring, please feel free. The sea temperature is going to be pretty toasty, so no need for a wetsuit. Sun screen or UV rash vests will be the go.

The SurfFit team are extremely excited to be able to offer this excellent, accessible and fun retreat in Dubai.

The cost of the 4 day retreat, including all food, equipment and 2 amazing online courses is US $1099 (approx £820 depending on exchange rate) or approx UAE $4,000.

If you are interested, email for a booking form.

Please feel free to ask any questions.

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