My Pick of The 5 Best Surf Camps and Yoga Retreats in Hawaii for 2023

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The 5 Best Surf Camps and Yoga Retreats in Hawaii for 2023

Hawaii needs no introduction – these beautiful islands are the spiritual home of surfing and home to a thriving wellness and yoga scene as well as being one of the world’s best vacation destinations.

Combine surfing with yoga (amongst other activities) or go for a dedicated surf camp in Hawaii or yoga retreat. Whichever you choose, there are few experiences quite as incredible as these surf and yoga retreats in Hawaii.

The famous waves in Hawaii draw surfers from all over the world, while the wellness and yogic offerings are also globally renowned for their quality and variety.  From rock ‘n’ roll surf shacks, to luxurious yoga shalas you’re spoilt for choice when planning an active vacation or wellness retreat on these beautiful Pacific islands.


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Best Surf Camps and Yoga Retreats in Hawaii


Along with California, Arizona and Florida, Hawaii is the best place for a yoga retreat in the USA. Did you know there’s actually 137 islands in Hawaii! Check out this article if you’re having trouble deciding which Hawaiian island is perfect for you.

Most of the surf schools can be found on the north shore of O’ahu near the surf centric town of Haleiwa, while beautiful, blissful and serene Maui is probably the best choice for a relaxing yoga retreat.

To help choose the perfect experience, I’ve put together my top 5 surf schools and yoga retreats in Hawaii. It’s more important than ever to do your research before you travel so, I’ve included links so you can read the real reviews and testimonials on and from previous guests.

COVID-19 Update: Hawaii is currently open for international tourism. Be aware that pandemic-related travel permissions can change at any moment and be dependent on your nationality. Check out the Hawaii travel and tourism website for the most up to date information. Make sure you have travel insurance which covers Covid related cancellations. Mine is with Safety Wing and they cover you even if you are traveling against your government’s advice. 

Here’s 5 of The Best Surf Camps and Yoga Retreats in Hawaii

Pata Sudaka Surf Hawaii

Pata Sudaka Surf Camp, North Shore O’ahu

Immerse yourself in the yoga and surf lifestyle of Hawaii, with a camp full of fun and adventure. This experience is suitable for absolute beginners, even if you’ve never stepped foot on the mat or board. All tuition and workshops are tailored to your level, and surf spots are chosen to be safe and sufficiently challenging.

Aside from surf and yoga, there’s a full itinerary of excursions, activities and adventure in the tropical paradise of O’ahu. Guided hikes take you to waterfalls and mountains, snorkeling and diving enable you to discover some of the local marine life. There’s also the opportunity to discover traditional Hawaiian poke cooking.

The shared beach house accommodation is a place for relaxation and interaction with your fellow retreaters. Enjoy the large outdoor space together for barbecues and social time. After ten days, you’ll come away physically and emotionally uplifted and energised.

See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!

Also See: Best Yoga Retreats in Costa Rica

Ashtanga Shala Santosha Yoga & Wellness Hawaii

Ashtanga Shala Santosha Yoga & Wellness, Maui

Traditional Ashtanga practice, from a therapeutic, holistic lineage – this energising, fiery practice is complemented by a week-long juice and soup cleanse, based on ayurvedic principles. You will receive a personalised Ayurvedic consultation, as well as an Ashtanga manual, so that your transformations can continue beyond the retreat.

There are several accommodation options available, including guest rooms within your host’s home. Here you will have a private bedroom and shared communal spaces, which you will contribute towards keeping clean as part of karma yoga and the yogic ‘seva’ principle.

Your teachers will encourage you to spend time outside between classes to reap all the benefits of the cleansing Maui air. With such beautiful surroundings and many activities available in the area, this won’t seem like a chore.

This is porbably the best yoga retreat in Hawaii, for those who are serious about developing their Ashtanga practice

See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!

See Also: Best Yoga Retreats in Mexico

Go Nuts Surf Hawaii

Go Nuts Hawaii, North Shore O’ahu

Go Nuts Hawaii have prime position on the North Shore of Oahu, near to Sunset Beach and the famous V-land beach. This is the epicentre of Hawaiian surf culture. Your hosts will welcome you like long lost family, and keep you full of delicious food and rocking tunes for the duration of your visit.

The comfortable accommodation is right by Valzyland beach, an internationally known surf haven, which draws some of the best surfers in the world. Although the waves here can get pretty big, your instructors will ensure you’re in the best spot for your level.

As well as surf tuition, your itinerary includes stand up paddle-boarding, tours of the island, and beach barbecues with the locals. The vibe here is authentic, fun, friendly, and very North Shore.

See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!

See Also: Best Surf Camps in Costa Rica

Wisdom Flow Yoga Retreats in Hawaii

Wisdom Flow Yoga, Maui

For an authentic Hawaiian experience, balancing luxury with heart-centred wellness, this is the ultimate wellness retreat. Passionate, multi-disciplinary hosts will welcome you to this private estate in South Kihei. The 9000 square foot villa offers space and grandeur, while small group sizes create a sense of intimacy.

Start your day with an energising yoga practice in the purpose-built studio, fully equipped with mats, blocks, bricks, and bolsters. Located near two of the best beaches in Hawaii for learning to surf, you can try out surfing, SUP-ing, or kayaking in between classes.

Luxury suites have private bathrooms, and the pool, hot tub, and sauna are available for you to enjoy. Gourmet, chef-prepared meals are served fresh and with island flourishes. Unwind with restorative yin yoga and a crystal bowl sound bath to soothe the senses before bed.

See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!

See Also: Best Surf Camps in Nicaragua 

Lani Surf Lessons Best Surf Camps in Hawaii

Lani Surf, North Shore Oahu

Set on the popular surf centric North Shore O’ahu, Lani Surf ‘s aim is to get you up and riding the waves whilst also making you feel connected to the ‘mana’ (energy) that surrounds this heavenly, tropical paradise.

All ages and experience levels are welcome at this surf camp with 2 hour surf lessons and a yoga class each day you’ll be feeling amazing in no time. Surfboards, stand up paddle boards and snorkeling equipment are all available for you to use throughout your stay. Lani Surf also have an innovative instructional method that gets most new surfers up and riding waves in their very first class!

With three accommodation choices your sure to find the perfect fit for you – choose from a 3 bedroom beach house or from 2 different fully equipped houses centrally and conveniently located in Haleiwa town. With fully equipped kitchens you’ll be able to save money and cook you own meals.

See more details, dates, prices, reviews and book here!

Still looking for the perfect wellness vacation? Check out my round up of the very best yoga retreats around the world

Have you been on any amazing yoga or surf retreats in Hawaii?
Leave your recommendations in the comments below the post and help out other yogis, surfers and travellers!


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Eric Abherve March 16, 2022 at 11:18 am

Hi Anna, Thank you for providing such a useful style guide for me and others.

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