Catlins- Surf & Yoga

Date: 12-14 Jan 2018

Catlins Surf 2013

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We’re back on, after a few years break, taking landlocked ladies from the mountains to the ocean. Curio Bay in the Catlins is our destination; surfing and yoga is our mission. We will be based at the Curio Bay Camp Ground, surrounded by large flax bushes and a hop and a skip from the beach, penguins and petrified forest. The campground has a brand new kitchen and toilet/ shower block and we will also have a yoga studio in the ‘church’ with amazing views in case the beach is not suitable for morning stretching.

Nick's lesson beach training Mission WOW women's getaway Catlins Surf

Everything is optional. If you want to come down to chill out, sleep in, wander on the beach and eat good food with fab company then head on down. Equally, if you want to be up at dawn and entertained, exercised and exhausted till you drop, we have it sussed!

beach yoga

We will also incorporate an optional surf theory session before we hit the water. What to look for, how to start learning to read the waves and some basic terminology. It’s always good to learn about how different beaches and breaks work.

Plan is to arrive down there on Friday afternoon (about 3.5-4hrs from Wanaka, 1hr from Invercargill, 3 hrs from Queenstown) Will help arrange car pooling transport.

beach alk beach training Mission WOW women's getaway Catlins Surf

Tide times should allow us to surf on Saturday and Sunday early afternoon as the best time to get in the surf is roughly 2 hours before and after high tide down there. We will be coached and supported by Tomo and Nick from Catlins Surf School. They have a great set-up with big floaty boards, warm wetsuits and a technique that’ll guarantee to get you buzzing about surfing.

Yoga sessions running each morning on the beach/ grass if weather allows otherwise indoor in the church with the best views.  The classes are taught by Jill Midgley, an Iyengar inspired teacher based in Wanaka. Jill is an outdoor adventurer, hiking, biking, ski touring and much more and brings all this knowledge and experience into her classes. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, Jill has a knack of making you mind feel comfortable and your body well stretched! She has been travelling with the Mission WOW weekends up to Mt Olympus, Porters and down to the Catlins over the past few years and to me it’s an important part of the events.


Wildlife adventures to see yellow-eyed penguins (the world’s rarest penguin), wee Blue penguins, Hectors Dolphins, Sea Lions and Fur Seals and the fossilised forest from the Jurassic period!

waves beach training Mission WOW women's getaway Catlins Surf

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  1. All inclusive package– $345
  • 2 x nights camping
  • 2 x dinner, 2 x breakfast and 2 x lunch
  • 2 x yoga- Sat & Sun
  • 2 x surf package- Sat & Sun- coaching sessions, board, wetsuit and accessory hire

     2. Essentials package- $265 (no surf gear and lesson)

  • 2 x nights camping
  • 2 x dinner, 2 x breakfast and 2 x lunch
  • 2 x yoga- Sat & Sun

Not included:

  • Transport cost to get there- car pooling and sharing petrol costs
  • Tent, mattress, pillow and sleeping bag- we can link you up to share tents if needed

(minimum numbers required for camp to run)

Interested? Register online here