The Swell Experience is a one-of-a-kind women’s surf camp and wellness retreat in Maui, Hawaii designed for all women who seek the thrill of adventure, the reward of accomplishment and the fellowship and encouragement of new friends. Our surf packages are designed for women of all ages and surfing abilities who are seeking to learn, discover new adventures and have fun.
SwellWomen established in 2003, continues to create memorable surf vacations for women from all over the world. With every detail taken care of, it’s no wonder that SwellWomen guests return year after year after year. If you are looking for one of the most exciting, fun-filled and unforgettable surf vacations of your life, then it’s time you started surfing with us and experience the ‘aloha’ of SwellWomen.
Let the bliss begin.
You’ve dreamt of white sand beaches, tropical nights and cool ocean breezes. The island paradise of Maui, Hawaii has happily been our home since 2003. With its warm weather and perfectly shaped waves, it’s not surprising that the term paradise refers to the Hawaiian islands.
Let the warm aloha spirit embrace you as you enjoy your all- inclusive women’s surf retreat in the unhurried setting of west Maui. The resort we book to host our retreats at is set amidst 27 tropical acres along a half-mile stretch of the famous Ka’anapali Beach. You will be treated to their delightful guestrooms that celebrate the artistry, environment and culture of Hawaii. Enjoy traditional Hawaiian ambiance and aloha service during your surf holiday.
Our surf instruction occurs both in the water and on the land. You will gain confidence in learning how to surf, understand and practice surf etiquette and see how surfing is a metaphor for achieving your personal goals. Our surf instructors come from the most popular surf school on Maui, Maui Surfer Girls. Our instructors are among the best in the nation and have current American Red Cross First-Aid and CPR training. Each instructor has at least eight years of surfing background and a minimum of five years of surf instruction expertise. You will be provided with quality surf instruction during your surf lesson in a safe and non-competitive learning environment and our instructors will create a fun filled experience for you with memories to last a lifetime. You will be provided with a variety of surfboards including soft tops and custom-shaped performance surfboards to enjoy on Maui’s gentle waves.
There is a reason why surfing was born in Hawaii, the reason is the perfect waves and gorgeous turquoise warm waters. No wet suit required!
With many surf breaks to choose from on Maui’s west side, both never-ever surfers and intermediate surfers are sure to enjoy their morning and late afternoon surf adventures. Expect rolling waves to greet you each morning and glassy waves to end a perfect day.
The Yoga and Wellness Experience is an important part of your SwellWomen surf vacation. What better place to tune into your well-being and experience positive benefits than on the magical island of Maui. Guests leave our surf and wellness retreats not only feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and inspired but they also feel ‘The Bliss’ of experiencing a renewed sense of enjoyment for life, family and even their career. It begins with rolling out your yoga mat and experiencing the 6,000 year old practice of yoga. Next, get ready to be pampered by one of our licensed massage therapist with options for additional spa services throughout the week. The wellness portion of your Hawaii retreat doesn’t stop at yoga and massages it extends into nourishment for the body. We can’t think of any other way to provide the best wellness to our guests than providing delicious and healthy food prepared by a qualified professional chef who cooks with love. Restaurant vouchers or hotel food, no way! Both your soul and body will love you!
Consistently rating 10 on our guest reviews, our cuisine prepared by a knowledgeable and professional private chef is second to none. Forget restaurants and meal tickets. Our private chef offers a menu that is an eclectic selection of the freshest seafood, meats and mostly organic vegetables. Let’s not forget the tropical fruits and delicious daily desserts! Three meals a day including dessert, island fresh fruit smoothie, surf snacks and fresh appetizers will not only satisfy your palate, but will provide nourishment in the most blissful way imaginable. Special diet needs? No problem. We are here to support you in the best way we can.
How do we fit so much into one day? By taking care of all the details so that you can truly enjoy your women’s surf camp vacation.
The schedules may change according to surf conditions, guest speakers and special events that may be planned during your women’s surf and wellness package. Do you need to participate in everything? We are here to provide many options for you to choose from. If you opt to relax by the pool the entire day or choose to participate in only one activity per day, you will be supported in that decision. It’s your surf and yoga retreat and we are here to accommodate you in whatever choice brings you the highest bliss.
While your Hawaiian wellness vacation will be filled with lots of surfing and yoga, there is a plethora of other activities to choose from as well. While some of the activities incur an additional charge, many activities are free of charge. Hawaiian vacation activities include: swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, hiking, cruises, helicopter tour, Hawaiian scuba lessons, cooking, stand up paddle boarding, golf, tennis, and more.
SwellWomen encourages all of our participants to enjoy the Hawaiian Islands vacation lifestyle. This means more than lying around the pool. (Although a healthy vacation in Hawaii may well have a good dose of pool time!). The on location resort’s concierge will be happy to help you find the activities that suit you: If all you want to do in your spare vacation time is lounge on beautiful beaches, then we’ll point you to Hawaii’s best beaches. If you want your vacation to be stuffed full of unique Hawaiian activities like hula dancing or lei making, then we’ll make sure to find the right activities to suit your needs.