Surf Retreat 

Newquay, Cornwall (UK) - August 30-September 4th, 2022


An inclusive surf experience so you can learn or up-level your surfing, 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


If you are already a surfer, and you are looking to up level in a non-competitive, inclusive community


If you have always wanted to try surfing, but surf camps and surfing in general feels intimidating to you...

This is The Surf Retreat for YOU.

We are the only inclusive surf coaching business in the world and we specialise in all size surfing.

Have you tried surfing or have you dreamed about surfing, but you've had thoughts like...

I'm not going to look like the other people

there is no support for people in a bigger body like me

there is no one else out there like me, surfing the waves

I'm not fit enough

there are no resources for people 
like me 

my body can't do that

I don't belong in the water

I am just not going to be able to do it 


Join us in Newquay this September, and let's find out what's really out there for you, while we change this perspective + re-write the narrative, TOGETHER

Book now or request a free discovery call


You'll fall in love with surfing

Have you ever heard the sentence "only a surfer knows the feeling?" 

It's true. 

When you are surfing, what you are actually doing is riding a liquid wave of energy that has travelled for hundreds of miles.

It's magical.

Surfing is one of the most thrilling sports in the world, with an impressive history behind it.

Riding waves started when people began swimming in the ocean, and in some cultures surfing is deeply connected to spirituality.

And you'll love it.


The Retreat is open, with very limited spots available

Book now or request a free discovery call


Surfing is not just for athletes who shred, make 360 aerials and cut backs.

Surfing is riding waves, in whatever way you like to do it.

You can stand up on your board, or you can not.

You can ride waves sitting on your board.

You can ride waves standing on your knees.

You can get up on your board using one knee, or 2 knees if that feels right for you.  


There is no right or wrong way to surf, as long as you have FUN


Can anyone be a surfer?

Yes !

There has just been a lack of resources available to standard people who want to learn. 

Coaches around the world continue to use the one-size-fits-most approach because that's what they have been taught.

Because of this, many people who approach surfing feel intimidated and discouraged.
Inclusivity in surfing is way over due, and our brand, Every Body Can Surf, aims at bridging the gap between an already existing demand and a lack of available resources.


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Julia Shroeder

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I have a different view on surf now!

Even better, now I see the science behind it.

Andrew taught me so much about surfing.

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Ria Dart

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What you did for me in 2 session in the water,  I haven't been able to achieve 15 years of therapy. 

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Andrea Engel

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I looked at your website and thought  "yes! he is the guy who will bring me back on the water".

What I really liked was that you have a different way to explain things.

Your online coaching made it more visual, it clicked something in my head.


You will find the confidence to go out in the water and and surf.

By joining our retreat, participating in our inclusive surf lessons and mindset sessions, your confidence will boost like 🚀 

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You will learn how to control your board, so you don't get knocked around in the ocean.

Our ocean knowledge sessions will provide you with skills and information on how the ocean works and how to use your board in the water.

You will acquire competences and skills.


Our inclusive surf lessons will teach you the techniques in a way that works for you and your body. 


You'll look like you know what you're doing, while feeling safe.

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Special Thanks to Les Filles Du Surf, for their generosity in allowing us using using their beautiful art on this page



The Retreat is hosted in Newquay, England, from August 30th until September 4th (5 nights).


We will be staying at the Esplanade Hotel, a lovely beach boutique hotel with 2 restaurants, a pool and a Spa.


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 try new exciting things.

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 and your confidence.



Join us in Newquay, Cornwall - a beautiful 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 Esplanade hotel, a 4* hotel right on Fistral beach, with facilities like a Spa, a swimming pool, 2 restaurants and a bar.

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Why join

  • If you have always dreamed of surfing, but aren’t sure if this is possible for you

  • If you would love to surf, but feel excluded by a lack of representation and resources available to people who don't fit the typical surfer profile

  • If you have tried surfing, but were left out, or left behind

  • If you feel stuck in your surfing, wherever you are in your level, and you can’t figure out what’s holding you back

  • If you surf already, and would like to sky rocket your skills, while learning options for different surf techniques that work for your body 

  • If you are looking for a boost in your confidence, so you can surf the waves you have always wanted to

...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 processing with Ria, the registered counsellor that's part of our team.

This combined work of mindset plus physical work will boost your confidence (remember, knowledge is power) and surf skills, so that when you go home after this, you will have a whole new experience in the water 


£ 1997 per person (in a shared double or twin room)
£ 2297 per person (single occupancy in the Esplanade Hotel / other options available at the Pentire Hotel, enquire below)
£ 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



Andrew’s passion for bringing surfing to every body started many years ago and in a totally different way than you could imagine. 

Growing up in South Africa provided the perfect platform for him to experience segregation, and non inclusivity.


When Andrew started teaching surfing for the first time, he had the great honour of teaching people with physical impairments, such as loss of sight, loss of limbs, etc.


Surfing has always been looked at to be a sport where you need to look a certain way and have incredible strength and fitness.

This was all the motivation Andrew needed to bring surfing to every body.  

Creating an inclusive surf coaching business and showing the world that everyone has the right to be in the ocean and enjoy mother nature and surf in the body they have.



Eleonora struggled with inclusivity her whole life.

As a child, she was taught to be a helpless victim. She was taught she had no choices in life.

Her decisions were made to meet the needs of others.

At 37 years old, she started trauma recovery process with a therapist.

As an adult, she now knows her life belongs to her.

She has realised she is in charge of the belief systems that she carries.

Eleonora is now an advocate for trauma survivors and she helps people find their confidence through surfing.

As a Reiki energy healer she has learned how external factors influence human life, and her work with natural medicine taught her the powerful ways our bodies heal themselves.

Her studies of the Stott Pilates method and Anatomy course have showed her how our bodies move and work, and how trauma shows inside the body.

Eleonora is one of the mindset coaches of Every Body Can Surf, and together with Andrew, the co-creator of Andrew Goodman Surf Coaching.




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.

Grant Twiggy Baker

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 and how he boost his confidence.

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


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We know how powerful our work is and how well crafted our lessons are.





If you join us with the intention of really wanting this to work, we know it will.


What is SUCCESS in Every Body Can Surf?

Success it's not you standing on your board.

Success is you feeling confident and supported enough, to go out there and try surfing.

Success is you going from "no way I can do this" to "well I think I can actually give this a try!"


We have put 100% of our commitment and dedication into this project.


If you meet us with equal commitment and dedication to make this work, you will succeed.


What equipment 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. 

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.


Is the instructor plus-size?


Andrew Goodman has over 40 years of surf instruction and an undeniable passion for coaching bodies of all shapes, sizes, ages and capabilities. 

Eleonora and Andrew have founded an inclusive surf coaching business, and they offer in this retreat inclusive surf lessons designed for every body type, without being plus size themselves.


Will you show me how to maneuver in my own body?


This retreat is designed to help beginner surfers of all shapes and sizes feel confident and empowered starting their surfing journey.

We will be able to show you how to manoeuvre in your own body as we specialise in plus size surfing and we have experience in coaching people of all body types.


Is there a weight limit to learn to surf?



Surfing is for every size, every shape and every body type.


Can I do this if I’m not athletic?


A common misconception is that you have to be at the peak of athleticism in order to learn how to surf and that is not true. Here’s a simple exercise you can try to test mobility for surfing:


  1. Start out by laying with your belly down on the ground.

  2. Stand up in any way that’s comfortable and accessible for your body


If it took you approximately 8 seconds or less to stand up, you’re ready to learn how to surf!

Special Thanks to Les Filles Du Surf, for their generosity in allowing us using using their beautiful art on our website



Why we created 


We are Andrew and Eleonora, and Every Body Can Surf  is a project that we have had for a long time.


We believe everyone has the right to try surfing, to learn to surf and ride a wave.

We created  Every Body Can Surf to :

- Help and encourage wannabe surfers of every size and every weight

- Provide a range of alternatives to the standard one-size-fits-most coach techniques

- Change the current reality and bring inclusivity into surfing