Private Surf Coaching & Mobility Training Retreat in Portugal

Transform your Surfing - Body and Mind.

Catching more good waves and improving your cutback - with 1:1 Surf Coaching, Personalized Mobility and Breath-Work Training you can unlock your Potential within a week.


You will leave fitter, stronger, moving better than ever – taking home practical tools & breathing techniques to use in daily life for your personal path of surfing longevity and stress-resilience.

Location: Aljezur, Portugal

Dates: Flexible. Choose a week between September and May.

Availability: 1 spot. (2 if you bring a friend/partner).

Skill level: Adv. Beginner to High Intermediate.


  • 100% focus on your progress: Get exactly what you need to elevate your surfing.

  • Pre-trip Coaching:  Move better to progress quicker with a tailored preparation training.

  • Expert in-water Coaching & video analysis: Experience rapid improvement.

  • Functional Breathing: Learn to deal with over-excitement & stress, how to stay relaxed in the surf & in life. 

  • Mobility Training: Recover quicker from sessions / surf each day feeling supple & strong.

  • Surf Guiding: Surf only the best spots for your level, all week.

  • Shortboarder & Longboarder: Both can be specifically catered for!

  • Surfskate Training: Dial in movement patterns on land / an optional method for the skate savvy. 

  • Ocean Literacy: Elevated confidence in the surf and an eco-centric understanding of the environment.

  • Wave Reading Mastery: Catch more waves, with less energy expenditure, through better positioning.

  • Surfers Health & Longevity: Improve overall physical shape & boost your preparation- and recovery game.

  • Complete Travel Flexibility: Choose your own accomodation and travel preferences.

  • A new level of Joy: New skills allow for a radical new experience on the wave.

When is a Private Surf Coaching & Personal Training Retreat for me? 

  • You love surfing, but also have a busy life with a tight schedule. You want progress quickly.

  • You´ve been surfing for years and hit a plateau, progress happens only slowly.

  • You want to learn how to generate more speed, surf more top-to-bottom, improve & refine your cutback.

  • You are a longboarder and like to get better at trimming & turns, stalling, footwork & noseriding.

  • You are 35+. Progress in surfing might be limited by moving less well than in your twenties.

  • You prefer to be independent, travel individually and choose your own style of accommodation & food.

What is unique about this program?

  • Our coaching already starts weeks before you pack your bags & boards to come to Portugal. We want you to show up prepared, with a body that moves well and is ready to perform. To make sure you can transform your surfing during the week we create a tailored training plan for you.

  • The in-water surf coaching is of the highest quality and with only you as a client you get all the attention of the coach in order to make the progress you desire.

  • The daily personal training sessions will allow you to perform at your best in the surf, all week long. The Surfers Health stretches & exercises go beyond any yoga class you have ever done. We effectively release tension from the body and make you stronger. Forget sore muscles & stiffness which landlocked surfers typically experience on a surf trip.

  • You learn breathing techniques that you can use in the water to down-regulate. A pre-requisite for good surfing is being relaxed. With proper breathing you can release tension, often created by over-excitement or even anxiety. 

  • At the end of the week you will not only enjoy surfing on a whole new level but also have the tools dialed in to maintain a healthy surfing body and mind - surf and improve your technique for many years to come.

Details - Private Surf Coaching Retreat:


  • Ability to catch green waves and perform basic turns.

  • Comfort with paddling out in up to 3-4ft surf.

  • Bring your own board.

  • This is for low- to high intermediates, not for surf beginners.

What is included?

  • Pre-trip consultation with tailored preparation exercise video.

  • 6 days surf guiding around Aljezur, Arrifana, Lagos, Sagres

  • 3 days of intensive in-water surf coaching with video analysis.

  • 6 Personal Training sessions with surf-specific stretches & exercises including breath-work.

  • 1 Year subscription with full access to the Surfers Health video library.

  • NOT included: Travel & Accomodation.


  • Location: Aljezur, Portugal

  • Flights: To Faro (1hr drive) or Lisbon (3hr drive).

  • Transport: You need a rental car / we recommend luzcar operating from Faro & Lagos.

  • Coose your own accomodation: Find recommendations here

Dates: Flexible. Come for 6+ days between mid September and May.

Investment: €2.750,- for a 6-day experience (€2.200 p/p if two).

Availability: 1 spot. (2 if you bring a friend/partner).

How can I book?

  • Send us an E-Mail and let us know where your surfing is at, what your goals are and when you would like to come to Portugal. Anything between mid september and end of may (wave season).

  • We check availability and have a quick call with you to get to know each other, make sure this retreat is suitable for you.

  • You pay in full now to confirm your spot or 50% now and the remainder 30 days before the week.


Cancellation policy: If you cancel up to 30 days before the week starts we´ll refund your payment minus 250 eur for costs incurred. Later cancellations require you to cover the full costs. Life happens and as a small business we can not offer refunds with last minute cancellations. In case we need to cancel the retreat you get the full refund but we are NOT covering your flight & accomodation arrangements. We recommend everyone to get a travel insurance which covers your costs no matter for what reason the trip might fall through.

Who are your hosts & coaches? 

Daniel Schudt is your Personal Trainer. He is a massage therapist, mobility trainer and yoga teacher with close to 2 decades of experience working with surfers. Daniel will develop your tailored preparation exercise sequence before the retreat. During the surf coaching week he will do all surf warm-ups with you as well as daily recovery stretch & mobility sessions with breath-work training.

With a background of having hosted 150+ group & individual retreats in Portugal Daniel also makes sure all logistics will be smooth - from the first consultation call through the booking process, finding accommodation & transport over to surf guiding and all organizational stuff during the week.


Ale Rista is your private Surf Coach. A Level 3 ASI surf instructor & Level II surf coach IPDJ with 20+ years of teaching experience who runs his own surf school in Lagos, Portugal. He has been living and surf coaching in the area for more than a decade and will always find the perfect spot according to your skill level and what you like to work on.


Ale´s abilities to analyze your surfing in detail are second to none. He is all about becoming more independent and confident in the water. Technically and mentally. How to read the ocean, find optimal positioning and catch more waves with proper etiquette even in crowded line-ups. His instructions and advice are practical, precise and super easy-to-follow. Ale is not only a highly qualified and very experienced surf coach but also a great guy to hang out with.

Embark on a transformative surfing experience: One week of expert in-water coaching, personalized training and surf guiding in Portugal!

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