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Surf Destinations: Barbados by Sofie Forton

While surf travel might still be restricted to certain destinations, it doesn't mean we can't start planning or dreaming away to our next destination. The latest entry in our 'Surf Destinations' journal is written by Sofie Forton who visited Barbados last winter. Get ready to start searching for flights! :)  The destination of our trip to Barbados was easily decided, my boyfriend was raised here and knows the place by heart. It’s a small island in the Caribbean, it’s not big at all (only 34 km (21 miles) in length and up to 23 km (14 mi) in width). But so worth a visit, I fell in love with yet another island. The Island is surrounded by white sand beaches, warm clear...

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Surf Destinations: Salti Hearts, Bali

Being a female-run business offering women-powered surf labels, we naturally love surf destinations geared towards ocean-loving women. We covered Chicks on Waves in Portugal on the blog in the past, but across the world there are some other unique destinations that have made a name for themselves in the last few years. One of them is Salti Hearts in Bali. We spoke to founder Yeni Canelon about her retreats, what inspired her and what they have to offer for you. Yeni Canelon, founder and host of Salti Hearts Retreats Hi Yeni, could you tell us a little more about yourself and how you started Salti Hearts? My name is Yeni Canelon. I'm originally from Venezuela, but grew up in the Caribbean between...

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Surf Destinations: Sri Lanka, by Sofie Forton

It's been a while since we highlighted a surf destination. Combine running Seafoam with my dayjob as a supply teacher, living by a beautiful coast and some major life changing events in the recent years, has seen me at home more than I used to be. So I called in the help of Sofie Forton, Belgian surf lover and passionate traveller, to share her experience and beautiful photo journal of travelling in Sri Lanka. Would you like to share more about a recent surf trip with other ocean lovers on here? Get in touch via info@seafoamsurf.com   Almost a year ago we, my friend and I, decided it would be nice to spend the holidays in the sun and warm water.  After a little search...

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Surf Destinations: Chicks on Waves, Algarve, Portugal

Last year I was lucky enough to be invited to the One Life Lodge in Burgau, Portugal for a Surf and Yoga retreat with Chicks on Waves. The surf retreat is owned by Belgian born Katrien Kegels and her Dutch husband Niek. Katrien started Chicks on Waves 10 years ago, organising her first women's surf week while travelling in Morocco, opening the sport to women and girls in a friendly atmosphere. The ladies loved it, as they kept coming back. Fast forward to 2019, Katrien and Niek now run the retreats from their stunning villa in the Algarve, South Portugal. When I say stunning, I mean absolutely smashing. From the moment you walk through the door of the villa, you...

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10 reasons to book a women-only surf holiday.

You might have been sitting on the beach, eyeing up women in the water with their big smiles having all the fun. You might have had a few lessons and keen to step up your surfing game. Maybe you are killing it in the waves but find it hard to find female surf companions. Or maybe you simply want to surf somewhere warmer... There are so many good motives to book a surf holiday, but have you ever thought about booking a women only surf trip?Let us give you 10 good reasons to consider this!   Photo: Chicks On Waves    1. Surf without pressure, female surfers together have patience for each other. 2. You'll get the opportunity to meet...

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