Chicks on Waves | Algarve, Portugal

With a home away from home vibe, a group of open-minded souls sharing the passion for the ocean, Chicks on Waves will have you pinching yourself.

Organised by surfer girls for girls, the small groups and personal coaching by certified surf instructors makes for maximum progress in the water, plus daily rooftop yoga sessions, stunning ocean views and healthy meals for all-round wellbeing.

Stay in a newly renovated boutique style villa ‘One Life Lodge’ with 6 luxury private ensuite rooms, breathtaking views over the ocean and a large pool with plenty of sun loungers to relax. Surf spot in front of the lodge. One Life Lodge also offers surf and yoga retreats for mixed groups, perfect for couples and groups of friends.

With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, the Algarve is a great place to visit the whole year through.

See you soon!

Q & A with Katrien Kegels, Founder and Owner of Chicks On Waves

How fit do you need to be to join your retreat? When you sign up for a surf and yoga week you might not feel really fit at the start of the week, but you will feel fit by the time the week is over. 1 week of surf and yoga sure is a workout!

Do you need to have done yoga before? No, not at all. The yoga is especially designed to compliment the surfing. Our yoga teacher adapts to the level of the group.

Can any level of surfer join you? We mainly teach beginners and improvers but every level is welcome to join and have a good time with like minded souls. You can also join us and free surf instead of taking lessons. One week per year we have an advanced coaching week for the more experienced.

Do you do yoga all day? We have one yoga session per day, in the morning or in the evening.

Are meals included?  Yes! Our chef Anina is amazing and serves a healthy meal every day. We cater for those with allergies and preferences, just let us know when you book.

Is it women only or mixed? We organise at least one women-only retreat a month and for 2018 we have now launched mixed weeks when everyone is welcome to join. Check the calendar of the website for the different options.

Can any age join? Anyone older then 18 can join.

When is the best time of year to visit? Spring and autumn are the best time of the year to visit. October is my preferred month with nice warm weather and good waves.