Whether you are new to surfing or a seasoned surfer, line-ups can sometimes be a daunting place. The image of surfers being of relaxed, chilled-out nature, simply isn’t always true. It might be rare and specific to certain destinations, but localism and passive aggression is happening...

We’ve introduced you to how to buy the right surfboard and how to buy your first wetsuit, so you might now be totally ready to hit the water. But wait, how do you actually know where there will be waves and if the waves will...

You’ve learned to surf and are totally hooked. How are you possibly going to survive until your next surf trip? After surfing intensively every day, your skills improved dramatically, now is the time to stick with it. While work might be known to kill surf skill,...

Dear guests, Life has definitely slowed down here in Portugal due to the COVID-19 for the last 1,5 months and we’ve all been dealing with this in our own sacred way. But, there is light at the end of the tunnel… Portugal is reviving slowly and...

While we are all trying our best to help healthcare professionals by staying at home and avoiding social contact, being landlocked is slowly starting to weight on all of us. The freedom of hitting the surf whenever we want, whether conditions are big or small, glassy...

My first solo road trip New Zealand, the country of endless waves but really off the beaten track in the surf world. When you think of good surf, probably Costa Rica, Australia and Indonesia will cross your mind. But these places are unfortunately extremely crowded at...

Do you feel like you are caught in the rat race? Does relaxation or your favourite sport come second to your busy work schedule? Sound like it’s time for you to escape. Time to get back to you, time to put yourself first for a little...

My first overseas surf holiday with Chicks on Waves As someone who hadn’t travelled overseas for 20 years, I needed a bit of hand-holding. I wanted a surf coaching holiday that wasn’t too far from the UK, included airport transfers, and experts to take me surfing....

Don’t we all dream of elegantly flowing along 3ft waves? Maybe some of us dream of charging 6ft barrels? Whether you have just started, booked your first surf trip or have been surfing for years, at some point you will wonder how long exactly it...

I booked the yoga and surf week. Together with an other girl, we were the first to arrive and got a very warm welcome. The entire house is decorated in a nice beachy bohemian style and the rooms are very clean. Dinner and breakfast were very yummy...

When booking ChicksOnWaves I was in search of a place to relax, eat healthy and learn a new sports, in company of like-minded people, who also like solo travelling. It was everything I hoped for and more! Learning how to surf in such a positive...

Great female atmosphere, lovely surfing instructors, healthy food and beautiful villa. Absolutely nothing not to like!! ...

Amazing surfing and yoga retreat Chicks on Waves was a rejuvenating week in the Algarve. The owner Katrine, her husband Nick and her team of generous and kind-hearted women made us feel welcome as soon as we entered the lodge. Everything was so well considered - from...

Just what we needed What to do with 7 girlfriends looking for a holiday with sun, quality-time and yoga, complemented with some action and nice food? Encouraged by the beautiful pictures on the website, we booked our trip to the Chicks on Waves in Portugal.  The location...

Thank you to ChicksOnWaves for a very sportive but nevertheless relaxed week! I stayed with a friend in a private room for two people, which was very pretty and clean, even with two separate sinks in the bathroom. The whole house has nice interieur with lots...

A fun, relaxing week .. the villa is beautiful , need a car if you want to travel easily to surrounding towns, but I’ve been content to relax here. Surfing was fun, instructors were great, but the best part was meeting the great group of...

Alles was goed geregeld!! Was alleen op vakantie. Maar ga zeker terug met vriendinnen. Want iedereen moet hier geweest zijn! Top locatie en fijn ambiance. Niet ver reizen en toch paradijs met alles erop en eraan!...

We had a really nice time here! Very nice hosts, great appartment and amazing surroundings.  We enjoyed the walks, the ocean views. And of course the beautiful beach. We are planning to return here in september ...

Perfect place to stay if you’re looking for a yoga & surf getaway. The hosts are great, the house is beautiful and the food is fantastic. The surf lessons are nice for beginners and surfers with little experience who want to improve their basics ;)...

Excellent retreat in a stylish villa, hosted by lovely people! After a first arrival, it was immediately clear that this would be an amazing stay: a beautiful villa with nice and clean rooms, a warm welcome from extremely friendly hosts, delicious and healthy food served on...

Yoga, surf and good vibes I have been to chicks on waves twice and both experiences were great. The beautifull house and friendly people working there, make your stay very relaxed and enjoyable, Great way to meet new people when traveling alone or with friends. Healthy food, laughs, sun,...

We had an amazing time at the beautiful One Life Lodge. In a few days we could stand on a board, we had great fun and enjoyed to spend time in the area. The house is superb, staff very friendly and the food is yummy!...

What an amazing experience!! I was a bit nervous when I travelled there alone, but I am so happy I did! We had a great group, the villa is really nice, the yoga and especially the surfing is awesome and the staff is FANTASTIC! I...

Such a fabulous experience with great liked minded people. The team at Chicks on Waves go out of their way to make your trip memorable - which mine certainly was. ...

Had the most amazing week with lovely like minded people. Came home surfed out happy and chilled, just what I needed! Xxx...

A fantastic experience in a beautiful place, with the nicest people! Go for it!!...

Had an amazing week with Chicks On Waves! Was my first time traveling alone and loved every bit of it. I met a great international group of chicks, had delicious healthy meals in a beautiful setting and of course instantly fell in love with surfing!...

I had the best week !!! This retreat was everything I needed. Thanks so much Chicks On Waves, I might really come back ...

Great house, great people, great food, great teachers - fucking fun! ...

I had an amazing week here with great girls, delicious meals and wonderful surfing on the beaches of Algarve! Thanks for all, see you next year! ...

Saturday pumpkin soup pasta with spinach and feta cabbage salad with oranges and walnuts Sunday broccoli soup chili con carne or soja meat with roasted potatoes mixed salad Monday beetroot soup chicken vegetable curry or without chicken with lentils and rice mixed salad Tuesday Grilled seabass and dourade Sweetpotato salad with goatcheese beetroot and rucola Mango...

Unless you’re a real foodie, vegetarian or maybe a fussy eater, chances are you haven’t really thought about food when booking your next surf destination. If you haven’t paid much attention to your surf trip meals, it’s time to change, because it is the very thing...