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A transformative surf experience with Andrew and Eleonora,
and also joining us this time around, expert guests
Ria Dart- Transformative mindset coach and registered counsellor

Grant Twiggy Baker - 3 times Big Wave Surfing World Champion

Up level your surfing and boost your confidence in the water 

a few guests only | 30 August to 4 September 2022  |  Newquay, Cornwall


Find the confidence to take on waves you've always dreamed of surfing

Before we tell you all about this life-changing retreat, let’s quickly chat about who this is really for…


You love surfing and you feel like you are ready to make progress


You want to move away from hesitation, into confidence


You want to improve, but can’t figure out how

We both know it's not that simple as "just keep on practicing"...

If you are like many of the surfers in our community who really want 

  • to have the confidence, the technique and the excitement to paddle out and drop into whatever your personal challenge is, whether it's 3ft or 20ft.

  • to achieve the right mindset to surf the waves you really want to surf

  • to let go of hesitation and fear

  • to finally figure out what’s holding you back, so you can start progressing fast in your surfing level

You are in the right place.

This Retreat is specifically for YOU.

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




We know what it means for you to finally boost your confidence in surfing and paddle out into beautiful waves.

That's why we've invited 3 times Big Wave Surfing Champ Grant Twiggy Baker.

Twiggy has been riding giant waves for over 20 years all around the world in places like Nazarè in Portugal, Jaws in Hawaii and Mavericks in the USA.


He will be bringing to the Retreat a unique contribution, something he has never really shared before:


all the strategies and techniques he uses to control his mind, how he works through fears, while paddling out in waves

and how he boost his confidence in the water.

Strategies and techniques that YOU will be able to apply to your own surfing with us in Cornwall.


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And the rest of the team


Co-Founder of Andrew Goodman Surf Coaching, Andrew has been a surfer for 39 years and a Surf Coach for 14 years.

Andrew will personally help you with your surf technique, ocean knowledge (an element that plays a huge role in surfing) and your mindset.

His unique talent of identifying a surfer's shortest path to improvement will bring in progress and quick results for you.




Co-Founder of Andrew Goodman Surf Coaching, Eleonora is a mindset coach and a Reiki practitioner.

Her knowledge and understanding of human energy will help you clear blockages that you maybe didn't know you had, and that stand in the way between you and your progress, helping you gain courage, strength and control.

Eleonora will also be your support for anything you need before, during and after the retreat.


Ria is a Transformative Mindset Coach, a registered Counsellor and an Open Water Swimmer.

Ria has developed together with Andrew and Eleonora, a unique program for this retreat, that combines mindset and technical work.

She will bring in proven mindset strategies and roadmaps that will help you get to your surfing goals, as fast as possible.


Credit : The Game Plan

A day in one of our Retreats

Our Retreats are run in limited capacity of a few guests, for an exclusive and custom oriented experience.

This are Anne (a beginner surfer) and Eric (an intermediate surfer), sharing about their experience with us

This is Andrea, an intermediate surfer, sharing about her experience with us.

This is Viresh, a complete beginner surfer, sharing about his experience with us


Get ready to up level your surfing 

You want to be the one who is comfortable and confident to take on waves that normally you would hesitate on.

You may have had an injury or an episode that have knocked your confidence out of the window.

Or you may be just stuck somewhere and cannot figure out what's holding you back from making progress and taking on bigger waves than the ones you're currently surfing.

We get it! 

And we know how to bring you to success. We're gonna be your secret weapon. The next time you go out after this event you are going to hit those waves like never before, and enjoy an amazing time in the water.

We have developed a unique program that will boost your confidence and re-educate your response towards fear, so that you can get into the water and enjoy surfing wonderful waves.


We begin the experience a month in advance, with a 2 private, personal sessions performed over Zoom calls, where together with Ria, the licensed counsellor part of our team for this retreat, and Andrew,  you will set your surfing goals as well as determining the level of confidence you want to achieve.

Education is power when it comes to confidence in the water, so you will also get access to our digital surfing library, where we cover information on how the ocean works, the fundamentals of surfing and surf techniques, and practical tips on how to control your board in the water.

This will allow you to fully focus on what's standing in the way between you and your progress while having FUN, surfing waves and making new friends.

And because we have a very holistic approach when it comes to human nature and behaviour, we have added mindset sessions, accommodation in a gorgeous hotel on Fistral Beach, wonderful beds and a SPA to pamper yourself if you like.

The retreat includes Surf Coaching sessions and Mindset Sessions with Andrew and Twiggy, as well as Cognitive Sessions (both group sessions and a 1 on 1 individual session) with a registered counsellor.

You will be doing all of this with the support of a professional team + a community of people who like you have decided to bring their surfing to the next level.

We will be with you every step of the way, and we promise, it will be the best thing you have ever done for your surfing.



Day 1, Tuesday Aug.30

A warm welcome with Andrew, Twig, Eleonora and Ria –


(afternoon, out of the water session, programme starts at 4.30 pm)


Initial group introduction, everyone meets each other.

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Day 3 , Thursday Semptember 1

Surfing confidence -

Today we dive deep into understanding what’s holding you back regardless of what your surfing level is.


(morning and afternoon sessions, both in and out of the water)


 1-1 private check-in sessions with Ria.


In the water we will work on surf techniques, with a focus on ocean knowledge and reading waves.

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Day 5, Saturday September 3

Making changes in your confidence 

(morning and afternoon sessions, both in and out of the water)


With Ria we will re-write the thought process in a way that will allow you have more confidence in yourself and your surfing.


We will also work on your surf confidence and skills in the water with Andrew and Twiggy 

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Day 2 , Wednesday Aug.31

Knowledge is power - 

(morning and afternoon sessions, both in and out of the water)


Today we will dive deep into ocean knowledge and how to use the elements to your advantage. 


In the water we will work on surf knowledge and techniques, with a focus on safety and spacial awareness.

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Day 4, Friday September 2

Finding the Calm inside -


(morning and afternoon sessions, both indoors and in the water.)


1-1  private check-in sessions with Ria.


Today we understand how mindset works and how you can use it to your advantage.



Watch your progress in the water with Andrew and Twiggy. Learn how to stay calm in the water.


Box breathing technique + body scan session.

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Day 6, Sunday September 4

Your skills have gone 📈🚀!

(morning session, indoors)


Tools and tips to take with you to continue your journey and to maintain your new level.


Closing circle and cementing progress.


Programme ends at noon.

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  • What do I need to bring?
    ​We provide beginner boards (soft tops) for everyone, and wetsuits for sizes from S up to XXL. If you fit anywhere else outside these parameters, these are the kind of clothes we recommend you to bring: 2 of your favorite leggings or yoga pants, 2 sport tops, and any swimwear you are comfortable in. ​ Upon your confirmation of booking we will ask for sizing to make sure a board for you is there. Also, please bring a robe or a poncho to change into your wetsuit while on the beach, flip flops, sunscreen, a sun hat... and all the typical things you'd take if you went for a day out at the beach.
  • I am currently trying to build my confidence to surf 5ft waves. Is this the right retreat for me or are most people trying to build confidence to surf massive waves?
    It really doesn't matter where you are in your surfing, and what is that size of a wave that you are trying to build confidence for. Building confidence is something every surfer needs to do, whether they surf white water waves or slaying 70ft giant waves. If you look for confidence to progress from a 3ft wave to an 8ft wave, this is the right retreat for you. If you look for confidence to progress from not surfing at all to surfing small waves, this is the right retreat for you. If you look for confidence to surf 20ft waves, this is the right retreat for you. And so on.... building confidence is very much a part of every stage of surfing, it lives in every level of surfing.
  • Is there a weight or age limit in order to join this retreat?
    NO. Surfing, and building confidence to surf, is for every age, weight, shape or size.
  • I am just starting out with surfing and I am worried that the rest of the group is ahead of me?
    ​We will be dividing the surf classes according to surf levels. This is an inclusive surf retreat, open to all surfing levels including complete beginners.
  • I am in a moment right now, I don't even like being in the water anymore, and I am afraid I will get too scared in the surf lessons...
    Imagine fear in a circle. Right outside of that circle, is confidence. Right outside of confidence, is the freak out zone, or the very umcofortable zone. Most people who try to work on fear alone, think they have to push themselves to the limit in order to overcome the fear. It doesn't work like that. Fear is conquered by expanding, baby steps at a time, your confidence space. We will never take you to the "freak out zone". You will be guided and supported through out the whole 6 days. We will hold your hand, literally, and we will help you expand your confidence zone at a comfortable pace.
  • So you will eliminate my fears ?
    Think of this Retreat as a team work between you and us. We cannot do the work for you, but we know how to get you, from wherever you are right now, to start (re)building your confidence in the best possible way, and we will provide you with all the tools you need in order for you to reach your goal.
  • Will I have to face my fears in front of everybody ?
    While this is a group event, you will have 3 private session, where you can open up in privacy with us. One with Andrew, before the retreat. One with Ria, before the retreat. And a mid week, check in session again with Ria, during the retreat. There is power in the community, and this will be a non-judgmental, loving and fully supportive community.
  • I am a intermediate surfer, is this the right retreat for me?
    Because building confidence is something all surfers work on, no matter where they are at in their level, this Retreat is open to all surfing levels. We divide the group by levels for the surf coaching sessions in the water.

Andrew Goodman

I have been a surfer for 39 years.

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


After coaching for over 14 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



my name is Ria and I can't wait to meet you.

I'm a fully qualified counsellor who has been working in private practice for the past 5 years.

My special interest in this time has been working with Anxiety and Fear with some great results. 


Im trained in delivering cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) , person centered Therapy, Gestalt and other mindfulness based practices. 


Good therapy is about a great collaboration between the client and the therapist. 

You are your own expert, you know you like no one else, I able able to help you by providing you with an understanding of how the relationship between how we think, feel, experience and behave develops in the brain, we are all creatures of habit and sometimes we need to tweak some unhealthy thinking habits or  behaviours to make help you get the most out of life.


My approach, much like my personality is relaxed, informal and friendly.

Running through the heart of our sessions together is always, kindness, compassion and unconditional positive regard.

Your welfare and safety will be at the forefront of our work together, always.


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. 



Join us in Newquay, Cornwall - the biggest surf community of the UK, for a 6 days surf therapy retreat.

Daily mindset sessions, surf sessions and relax time in one of the most beautiful corners of England. 

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August 30 to September 4 

5 nights- 6 days

The Hotel

We will be staying at the Pentire hotel, a 4* hotel steps away from Fistral beach

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Why join

  • If you’d love to start catching bigger waves than the ones you currently catch, but you don’t seem to have enough confidence to do it

  • if you feel stuck in your surfing, and can't figure out how to make progress from this point

  • if you love surfing and really want to learn to surf 

  • If you struggle with lack of confidence in the water, or have fears like being held under water

...This retreat is for you. 

We will work every day on your mindset, ocean knowledge and surf technique with Andrew and Twiggy. 

And on your cognitive process with Ria, the registered counsellor that's part of our team.

This combined approach of mindset plus physical training will provide you with solid surf skills, and at the same time will boost your confidence in the water, so that you can make substantial and long lasting progress in your surfing.


£ 1997 per person (in a shared double or twin room)
£ 2297 per person (single occupancy )
£ 1497 per person (retreat programme only- without accommodation)

only a few spots available


Add on fee of £ 699 (to be added to the retreat's fee)

VIP DAY, august 30th - begins 9.30am

  • 1 hour 1:1 private surf session with Twiggy and Andrew 

  • VIP lunch with Andrew, Twiggy and Eleonora on August 30th  

  • VIP goodie bag, with signed products  

***THE AVAILABILITY OF VIP TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT IS EXTREMELY LIMITED, 4 people individual, or 3 couples that will share the 1:1 surf session ***

Option 1


payment at booking time

Option 2



- deposit at booking

- second payment by July 15th

- third payment by August 15th


- 5 nights at the Pentire hotel, including daily breakfast

- Equipment rental (surf board and wetsuit)

- Retreat Programme

- Use of the facilities of the Esplanade hotel

-Gift bag

- For the Vip experience, all listed in the VIP section.

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Image by Hussain Faruhaan
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