CSC runs retreats at specific times a year to give you an intensive and immersive surfing experience
Our retreats are aimed to boost your surfing skills in a relatively short amount of time by logging multiple hours in the water per day with expert coaching in and out of the water, including video analysis of your sessions. Each student will develop specific goals for each session from popping quicker to being more aggressive to learning how to pump and turn. Retreats also include: seminars on wave judgment, swell forecasting, body positioning, trim technique, paddling form, body surfing and body boarding at low tide (to learn how to ride the barrel. Except where noted, ALL ABILITY LEVELS ARE WELCOME!!!
2019/2020 Dates and Pricing:
Sept 13, 14, 15 Narragansett, RI: Our annual CSC x RI camping trip! We camp out on Tyler Garceau’s amazing property in the heart of Narragansett. It’s the heart of hurricane season on the east coast, and we always score on this trip. We have 4 ppl signed up already. Limit is 10. Daily sessions will come out of your package, plus a fee for camping. If you want to book ala carte, it’s $275 per diem.
Nov 11-18 Encinitas, CA: As hurricane season slows down on the east coast, the swells of the North Pacific start to heat up! San Diego is the perfect area to make the most of the clean fall conditions and the new northwest swells that start to pulse towards the Pacific coast. All levels welcome. Remember United and Alaska have free board bag fees to/from CA. We’ll be renting an Air BnB. Daily coaching rate is $275 per person. Air Bnb should run $30-$50 a night per person. We will probably offer different package rates once we secure the lodging and figure out our boards. Airfare not included. $500 down guarantees your spot. All levels.
Dec 1-15 Peniche, Caparica, Lisbon, and Ericeira, Portugal: Yes, we have to go back! It’s perfect, as you can see above. In December there is a 94% chance of great surf! We will reserve 5 days in this window for advanced students/instructors only and will be sure to let you know which 5 days this is when the info becomes available. Same travel rate as above — $275 per diem for coaching — but we’ll be making different package prices depending on boards and lodging. Portugal is a truly amazing surf destination and this trip is not to be missed!
January 2020 dates tbd, Northern CA: I have to go back to continue to work on my project with my grandfather’s legacy. Last year the waves were beyond firing. Get a glimpse into the magical world of Northern California surfing. Waves can be heavy. Advanced surfers recommended. SF clients: mark your calendars!
March 17-31 Rancho Diandrew, Uvita, Costa Rica: The most solid retreat we run, at my property in SW Costa Rica. Rancho Diandrew is situated in direct proximity to a variety of great surfing spots. We will adapt a flexible approach to each day's surfing destination(s), picking the spot(s) that works best for reasons to do with tide, swell, weather, and crowds. RDA has 2 cabins that sleep up to 2 guests apiece these are perfect for couples and small families. There is also a spacious 3 bdrm house with an outdoor hammock and yoga deck. We have additional access to two 1 bedroom units that are located just across the road from our property. The land is perched on a mountain, overlooking the famous Whale's Tail of Uvita (Bahia Ballena). Cabins and house feature breathtaking jungle and ocean views. There is also wifi, a washer/dryer, and a ping pong table. Additionally you will pay witness to the vast jungle wildlife including tropical birds, butterflies, and monkeys. $350 per diem. Two meals per day. Equipment. Lodging. Rides to surf. Transfers from airport and airfare not covered. $1000 to secure spot now. All levels.
April 23-May 7 Rancho Diandrew, Uvita, Costa Rica: We always have to go to CR twice! It’s too good. This retreat is for people who don’t have time off in March and who still want the amazing experience. The northern hemisphere is still cold and this is exactly what you need to get your surfing on point before summer rolls around. All levels.
July 2020: Bocas Del Toro, Panama or Chicama, Peru. Dates not set in stone yet. If interested, please request location.
How to Book: Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your retreat and arrange payment. We require a deposit of half the retreat price to book the spot and the remainder one month before the retreat starts. You purchase through Venmo or through our online store — there is a per diem retreat rate (higher to account for Stripe fees) — you put in the amount of days and pay the total. The earlier you book the better. Roundtrip flights are better booked early, as they higher considerably as the date nears. We can help you find flights and arrange for your travel to any of our locations.
Over 2 months in advance: 50% returned.
1-2 months in advance: 25% returned.
Less than 1 month: No return.
BOOK HERE: http://www.conatussurfclub.com/contact/ and please mention which camp(s) you're interested in, your ability level, and how many people you plan to come with you.