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...

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...

Ready to pack for your next surf retreat? Seeing as you are going to relish the joys that the ocean brings us, have you thought about what impact your trip has on the very thing that brings us so much joy? How eco-friendly is your...

There is a big chance you are reading this after you had an awesome week filled with surfing in the warm Portuguese sun. The momentum of surfing every day combined with the skilled instructing paid off and you are starting to get the hang of...

We have to admit, us women, actually we should say us humans, are pretty complex. We all have these insecurities about certain things no one else has ever noticed about us.
Think you’re too old to start surfing? We couldn’t disagree more. What is holding you back the most? Is it because you feel your physical ability isn’t up to scratch? Or you might be up for it, if only you wouldn’t have to put on those tight wetsuits…

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...