A private, exclusive + transformative surf experience with the two of us, Andrew and Eleonora, where you learn to surf + bring home a new, empowered version of yourself

12 guests only  |   17 to 24 October, 2021   |   Peniche, Portugal 

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Surfing is just the beginning

Surfing is more than just riding the waves. 

Surfing strengthens our bodies and our minds. When you learn to surf, you gain confidence that allows you to overcome the challenges that hold you back.


With 20 years of combined experience, we are dedicated to sharing our experiences and lessons in and out of the water. 

When you leave our retreat,  you will feel empowered, like you can conquer anything. 

Learning to be confident in the ocean will give you the tools to be empowered in life.


Join us for an exclusive experience to boost confidence in and out of the water



We help you transform yourself.

The bonus, is that you learn to surf.

Andrew Goodman

I have been a surfer for 37 years.

Surfing is in my blood, and so is the passion to teach people.


After coaching for over 12 years,  I realised that every student I taught needed a slightly different approach to getting up and riding a wave.

This realisation is what brought me to create my own style of teaching for people who want to learn to surf today.

My unique, open-minded surf coaching approach caters to each person as an individual, so the coaching you get with me is specifically designed for you and your physical needs.

I am known for getting people results, fast.

A week with me will sky rocket your surfing and your confidence level.

You will look deeper into your strengths and overcome your weaknesses- you'll find places of confidence and determination in your mind you didn’t even know existed.

"Andrew, you are the only coach that actually got me results in a few minutes!"    Laura Visser




I have been creating experiences for people for 20 years.


I know how to make you feel comfortable.

You will be supported and encouraged to push out of your safe zone.

Making you become the best version of yourself is my goal and my passion.

I am fascinated by human nature and I am a lifelong student of what makes us tick.

As a Reiki practitioner I have learned how external factors influence human life, and my work with natural medicine taught me the powerful ways our bodies heal themselves.

My studies of the Stott Pilates method and Anatomy course have showed me how our bodies move and work.

My other great love is photography, I see a picture as a return ticket of a one way journey.

During the retreat I will be taking pictures and recording videos for you to take home, so you can relive the experience for ever.

Think of me as your go to person, if there is any support you need during the time with us.

My energy combines with Andrew's energy, and together we will support you and cheer you all the way, because we know what you are capable of. 


Get ready for a real transformation

Our Empowered Surf Retreat is an experience you will remember for life.

We promise,  you will learn to surf or improve your level, if you already surf.

But that's the easy part.

There is more. A week with us will bring a shift in your consciousness regarding confidence and self awareness.

Your new ability to overcome challenges, wether it's in the water, or in life, will take your surfing and your personal life to the next level.


We begin the experience a month in advance, with a private, personal surf evaluation performed over a Zoom call, where together with Andrew you will also set your surfing goals.

Preparation plays a very important role in your surfing journey, so you'll have access to the Digital Surf Academy programs before you arrive at the retreat, as this will boost your chances of improving like nothing else.

Learning about the ocean and how waves work before the retreat, gives us the chance to focus on the practical part (surfing skills) during the retreat, as well as on your mindset, which is usually where all the blocks live, and stand in the way between you and your progress.

Digital Surf Academy is our signature program where you learn everything about surfing and the ocean, from A to Z.  

During the retreat you will have 5 surf sessions, 2 pilates for surfers classes, 1 postural analysis, 2 video analysis of you surfing and 2 surfing mastermind sessions with us that will change the way you look at surfing.


RIA, from the UK :
"After this experience in Portugal with Andrew and Eleonora I feel very empowered, I wouldn't hesitate to rebook!"

An exclusive retreat
for people who want to breakthrough and reach their goals

SILVIA, from Germany :
"I felt confident and ready to start a new hobby!"

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         Unlimited surfing


Unlimited fun


Phil Brown

Andrew is one of the most passionate coach I have ever had the pleasure of spending time with. His energy and total commitment to helping people progress their surfing skills is second to none


Tereza Bartosova

Andrew's coaching has been a really complete experience for me. I learned a lot in 2 weeks, and after 2 days I started taking small waves independently.

Andrew has a very professional and kind approach to teaching surf to all levels.

After a year I am now surfing independently on green waves. 

I am very grateful for Andrew's teaching, they have changed my surfing.


Verena Kirstein

My most emotional moment with Andrew was the day I learned how to control my board. I caught a wave, rode to Andrew who was standing in the water, I turned left and turned right, and I jumped off my board and heard Andrew screaming "you got it girl! You are a surfer now! 

Honestly, I had tears in my eyes.


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Book with peace of mind with our Covid-safe cancellation policy

All bookings for 2021 can be rescheduled to any future retreat date with no administration fees. In these times with no certainties , we would like to give everyone the opportunity to look forward to something exciting in the future ! 

So book your retreat with us risk free without losing your deposit and start dreaming of the Portuguese sun and waves. 


Peniche, Portugal

We have fallen in love with Peniche this past November, and we are 100% positive you will too.

It's a small beach town, located a short 1hr drive from Lisbon airport, with perfect waves all year round.

- Safe beach access with perfect conditions and constant waves for both beginner and intermediate surfers.

-Plenty of different surf spots with easy beach access within a few minutes drive.

-Beach is walking distance from the Surfers Lodge, where we will be staying during the retreat.

-Incredible food with lots of restaurants in the surroundings.  


1. Send a booking enquiry using the form below

2. You'll receive and email from us with payment information and all info about the Retreat

3. Start imagining yourself surfing the beautiful waves of Peniche!


The Surfers


Let's put it this way :

We have visited the Lodge a few times, and we can say without doubt it's the best, most comfortable and cozy accommodation in Peniche.

Think of luxury beach living, with a warm twist that makes you feel at home.

The Surfers Lodge has only 19 rooms, each decorated in soft hues with contemporary furnishing, pool towers to use during your stay and very comfy beds.

We are also huge fans of the free bikes + skateboards to use to reach the beach or explore the surroundings. 

The food is fresh and delicious, so good that after we had our first dinner in the restaurant, we decided to try every single plate on the menu and stayed for dinner for all the remaining nights !

Eleonora's favourite was the veggie burger, while Andrew Loved the linguine with pesto.

But it's the hotel very special common areas that are responsible for the great vibe: there is a lounge room where you feel like you are at a friends house. There is a play room, with table tennis and video equipment .

Aaaanndd... there is an incredible roof top with an infinity pool and jacuzzi! And a bar of course.

Yes, we also feel like we can't wait to go there!

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The empowered surf retreat 
October 17-24, 2021 | Peniche, Portugal


We can't wait to see you in Peniche

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