Create new, vibrant women's relationships while learning and experiencing surfing and its healthful lifestyle together on the beautiful North Oregon Coast! Surfing, beach yoga, EVOO Cooking School's Live Dinner Show, apres' surf massage, beach bonfire night out, natural ocean environment, conservation and lots of laughter.
"Experience personal empowerment, connection and transformation."
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For our July Immersion Retreat, you'll stay five nights at The Inn of The Four Winds, along the historic 1920's Seaside Promenade, in three beach front suites with decks. Great views of the ocean, sunsets and people watching on the Prom.
Four daily surf camps during the week empower student's with the essential skills and techniques to assure your success and confidence in your pursuit of surfing the NW coast. Morning beach yoga connects you with the beautiful ocean environment for that day's camp experience, sharing with you asanas (poses) that will support your surfing warmups on future surf missions.
Our daily surf camps will be held at several locations over the week to provide participants an in-depth and personal understanding of the diverse surfing conditions on Oregon's NW beaches. Our highly qualified Certified Lifeguard Instructors will provide a safe, progressive and dynamic teaching environment for you. We'll work with students to develop their skills at the pace in which they grasp them. Our enthusiasm for your success is mutually shared between us!
We'll carpool and deliver the trailer with all the day camp's gear to the daily location. Because of the close and convenient location of our lodgings to the beach and Downtown, you can park your car for the Retreat and not have to go into busy summer traffic. We recommend you bring your bicycle to enjoy rides about the area. There are bicycle rental shops, if you decide not to bring your own bike and would like to rent one.
Guest Testimonials available below. Scroll down to view.
Be treated to an amazing and relaxing apres surf hour massage with local masseuse, Toni Young. Select your time for massage upon your arrival.
Evening activities include the fabulous Live Dinner Show at the renown EVOO Cooking School in Cannon Beach, a group walk along the Historic Seaside Promenade to Broadway for fun at the Arcade, nostalgic Bumper Cars and Tilt-a-Whirl rides, an optional Longboard Skateboard demo and instruction with our surf instructor, Dennis Braun, and the last night's bonfire on beach with talented local musician, Jason Lambert.
All wetsuit, wetsuit parts, Gath helmet and surfboard equipment is included and will be "custom fitted" on the first day of the Retreat. NWWSC also provides rescue tubes, a rescue surfboard and complete first aid kit at each day's camp, in case of an emergency. No OTC medications can be administered. Bring your own.
A NWWSC Tee-shirt and Partner's Gift Bag of goodies and discounts are yours as souvenirs of the Week's Retreat! Remember a Retreat is a "Treat" you give yourself!
"I had the time of my life. And for those of you wanting to experience the ocean on a whole new level, I can't recommend enough the experience of being in the water with a surfboard (not to mention an amazing group of instructors). The Director who leads the retreats, camps, group and private lessons is Lexie Hallahan. Lexie briings a whole new vision of women, community, surfing and environmental awareness of our oceans. She and her team of instructors were top-notch!" Almine
"I had tried surfing about 3 times in the last 5 years without any instruction. Then I took a 3 hour lesson with Director Lexie Hallahan. Surfing finally made sense and I simply got hooked! Lexie's endless enthusiasm and positivism are nothing but inviting, so I didn't hesitate to register for the Oregon Retreat. Lexie definitely knows how to put an amazing Retreat together, to allow the participants to have a wonderful time! Besides empowering women and helping them feel comfortable in the water with their new skills, she had one surprise after another, after another!" Itzel
"The Retreat was excellent! The lodging was top-notch, food fantastic, surfing instruction the best! A week of physical & mental exercise, as well as fun, relaxation and positive spirit. Surfing was the highlight for me...also getting to know the instructors and other guests. I really enjoyed how happy everyone was...it was contagious!" Penny
I am honored to be partnering with an amazing group of talented individuals during this year's Retreats. Meet our wonderfulsurf instructors on our site's About Us page
Seasons Deli in Cannon Beach will cater our daily box lunches to enjoy each day on the beach, during our day's surf camps. Delicious, fresh and delightful sandwiches, side salads, and cookies to look forward to after your first session in the ocean each day. Vegetarian choices available.
EVOO Cooking School's Chef Bob Neroni and wife, Lenore Emery, will "wine and dine" us for an unforgettable evening, with a four course gourmet dinner paired with regional wines. Organic and local growers fresh ingredients, along with fresh caught local seafood and coop grown beef, are the focus for the night's menu. The "farm to table philosophy" is embraced by Chef Bob. Vegetarians are welcome!
Local licensed massage therapist Toni Young, brings her sweet relaxing and rejuvenating touch to our Retreat. One hour of massage is included in the cost of the Retreat. Additional massage services can be arranged at the rate of $70/hour.
Local talented musician, Jason Lambert, will serenade us on our last evening, during our bonfire on the beach. His voice and guitar reportoire have been a highlight to locals and visitors alike on the North Coast for years. He can be seen many nights in favorite music venues, from Astoria to Manzanita.
The Surfrider Foundation Oregon Chapter's Coastal Coordinator Peter Stauffer will be presenting "NW Beach Ecology" during one of our camp luncheons. He is an extraordinary conservationist, activist and surfer.
"I am so thankful for each of their participation and contribution to the success
of our NWWSC Retreat in 2013!"
[Surf Retreat Registration and Payment Options]
Register for July Surf Retreat with Active.com above by clicking on the Retreat date link. Use your Visa, Mastercard or Debit Card to pay. There is a processing fee when paying with Active.com. A Liability Release Waiver is on the Active site for you to agree to, before paying. Active will email you a Retreat Confirmation for the event, along with a personalized one from the Director shortly after you book it.
For registration by mail, fill out the Women's Week Surf Retreat Registration Form below. You can submit a form from our site, or click on the link above to print off a form. Mail your payment with Registration Form and Liability Waiver to NWWSC, PO Box 425, Seaside, OR 97138. The Director will email you your Retreat Confirmation upon receipt of payment. Note: paying with check is free from processing fees.
Contact Director Lexie Hallahan after June 20 for availability in this Retreat. Ph# (503) 440-5782
Additional Retreat packing recommendations can be found below.
“We look forward to sharing this experience with you!” Lexie Hallahan, Director
Women's Week Surf Retreat Packing Recommendations
For Day Camps Essentials, go to our website's Policies and Forms heading, on our Home Page menu and print off a list.
In addition to the items you will need (or possibly want) to bring to the Day Camps, you will also want to consider bringing the following with you for the Retreat:
1. A bicycle. Seaside is bicycle friendly and fun to check out on a bike.
2. Your favorite pillow &/or blanket. Linen and bedding are provided, but nice to have your own personal bed comforts.
3. A favorite inspirational poem, saying, thought, photo or passage. On our last evening together, we will have an evening bonfire after dinner. We can share with one another our favorites.
4. Layered clothing. Even in the summer months on the North Oregon Coast, we can have cool evenings and windy conditions in the afternoons. Bring clothing that will be easy to add to or take off, depending on the temperature. A windbreaker is a must!
5. Ugg sheepskin boots or similar warm footwear. The perfect companion after a day of surfing or at a beach bonfire. Instant warmth for your footsies!
6. A journal. On special personal adventures and retreats, it's nice to have a travel journal to write your thoughts, experiences and new friends contact info.
7. A book. The coast is a great place to cuddle up with your favorite novel.
8. A camera with film. We have an amazing woman photographer who attends most of the camps. We make available those photos taken by her to you, on Kodak's photo gallery. They are printable from their. It's nice to have your own camera though for your personal photo preferences.
9. An alarm clock. So you can rise when you would like to. Some of the rooms have alarm clocks. Breakfast is served Continental Style for 2 hours in the morning. You can get up and eat during that time frame.
10. Personals, vitamins and medicine. We can not disperse medicine to Retreat participants. A First Aid Emergency Kit is available during Day Camps and at the Retreat, if needed.
These packing recommendations and the "Essentials to Pack List" are provided to assure you have everything possible, you may need, for a great time! Please feel free to call or email me with any further questions regarding the Retreat. We all look forward to sharing with you, this unique NW Women's Surf Camp Retreat! See you there, Lexie Hallahan, Director NWWSC
To send by mail: Click on the link below to up a printable PDF form. Simply print out the form, fill it out, and send with payment (check or money order) to NW Women’s Surf Camps, PO Box 425, Seaside, OR 97138 Printable Week Retreat Registration Form
To send by email: Simply fill out the form below and press "send"! Then mail your payment (check or money order) to above address. We must receive your payment in order to confirm your camp registration.
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