Philippines·October 16 - 23 2024
The ultimate Surf & Culture Retreat with Filipino longboarder Josie Prendergast
A small teardrop-shaped island, boasting blue crystal-clear waters, lush tropical palmiers, and white sand beaches – welcome to round two of this dreamy haven: Siargao (AKA the surfing capital of the Philippines). In 2023 we uncovered its magic from a local perspective with iconic Filipino longboarder and fellow Seaster, Josie Prendergast. Now, we're beyond thrilled to have her back co-creating this 7-day all-inclusive surf trip, filled with culture immersion and nature's breathtaking wonders. Josie isn't just a surfing inspiration; she's the living, breathing essence of Filipino surf culture. Get ready to dive deep into the secrets of her graceful surfing style and embark on a journey to discover your own! Your day-to-day? Surf skill mastery, island escapades, and discovering hidden gems – pristine beaches, blue lagoons, lush waterfalls, and secluded spots that will reignite your sense of adventure! But here's the kicker – immerse authentically in Filipino culture, experience rituals and traditions firsthand with Josie and her community, and get ready to go local in the most authentic way possible (international travelers, you know this is a BIG deal!) Prepare to go local, unlock your own surfing style, and catch epic party waves with your Seasters. Only 10 spots available to keep the vibes intimate, the touch local, and the attention to detail maximum. Surf Level: able to catch waves on your own -
Siargao is a tiny teardrop shaped island known as the "Surfing Capital of the Philippines". The high number of breaks and its reliable surfing conditions all year round attracts surfers from across the world like a sacred pilgrimage. From the ever-popular Cloud 9 to Stimpy’s, this paradise island is filled with some of the most influential breaks in the world - and Josie is taking us to the sequestered spots where perfect peeling waves will set the stage for the most memorable sessions of our lives!
Punta Punta is a hidden gem in Cabitoonan village, minutes away from General Luna. Not long ago, it was a fishing and coconut farming community only accessible via boat or a long motorbike ride through jungle paths and wild pigs. As Siargao attracts more wanderers at heart, now neighborhood fishermen are your friendly boatmen taking you out to your favorite surf spots, and incredible individuals warmly invite you to experience their beautiful home and resilient way of life.
Siargao is just one of the 7,000 islands that make up the Philippines Archipelago - and each has its own distinct character and local charm. Hop onboard a traditional Filipino bangka boat and get ready to see where the magic is hidden! Play volleyball under the palm forest of Daku, take a dip in bath-tub clear waters, laze around on the white sand beach of Mam-on, sip fresh cut coconuts under the shade of a swaying palm, and get ready for cliff jump at sunset.
We believe that food is the best way to access a culture, bring together a community and fuel a mind-body experience. Using locally-sourced organic ingredients, we craft up plant-based island-inspired, mega delicious meals, snacks and drinks to power you through the day. Siargao is also known by its eclectic dining scene of international cooking and local recipes, with or without a modern twist!
Italian chica who left behind the fashion world in the big cities for a barefoot and raw new life in the jungle. Giulia is the team mamma, who can effortlessly drive around through the jungle large groups of women with one main goal in mind: make everyone have the freaking most unforgettable time of their lives. And she does it, gracefully, over and over again. Buckle up and let yourself adventure with the most radical and fun amazonian queen out there.
Free spirited, graceful and stylish long-boarder. Josie grew up riding waves between her two homes: Siargao and Byron Bay - so when it comes to surfing, Josie is head over heels! She emulates Filipino longboarding culture through her joyful connection to the ocean and her beautiful local community.
Argentinian surfer, creator soul and ultimate jungle warrior reshaped her life by the Costa Rican sea over a decade ago on her search for a more simple life. She is the embodiment of fun and adventure and brings the high vibes and stoked into whatever she does. Be ready for some loud laughs, deep ocean conversations and a life-long friendship with who will turn your surf trip into a radical life-changing experience.
7-night accommodation at beachfront lodge Punta Punta.
All meals included (in house and in town).
Daily snack and juice bar.
Getting picked up in front of the hotel by boat to go surfing every morning.
6 surf-guided sessions with Josie and her local team of coaches.
Relaxation massage (60 minutes).
Island hopping Mam-on boat trip.
Mam-on + Daku Island Boat Trip - Big Bangka
2 yoga flow sessions.
All yoga equipment.
Transportation to and from all activities.
Daily cleaning services.
Surf video analysis and professional footage to take home.
A life-changing week of connection, nature, culture and unforgettable waves.
With a view of the sea from your king-sized bed and palm-tree shade from your open-sky shower, this is a glamping experience you’ll never forget.
Glamping, elevated. Literally. These brand new glamping bungalows come with A/C, feature 360 glass windows, and huge rotating glass doors so you’ll never miss a moment of the tropical life during your stay. Step out onto your terrace and pick your surf spot of the day.
One of 2 private bedrooms in this beautiful 1 bath Surf Villa with floor to ceiling windows to bring the outdoors in. It features AC in both bedrooms, spacious outdoor private terrace, spa-inspired bathroom, high-powered ceiling fans throughout, high-speed wifi and pool access.
Glamping, elevated. Literally. These brand new glamping bungalows come with king size bed, A/C, feature 360 glass windows, and huge rotating glass doors so you’ll never miss a moment of the tropical life during your stay. Step out onto your terrace and pick your surf spot of the day.
A SENSE OF HOME AMIDST AN ADRENALINE-FILLED ADVENTURE
Nestled between a sleepy local village full of groms waiting to give you a high five and the deep blue Pacific Ocean, lies Punta Punta Point. Not long ago, this piece of paradise was accessible only by jungle road or private boat (still our preferred method of arrival), however, it remains a little secret – close to the action and far from the noise. From our plunge pool, you can see the epic barreling waves at Cloud 9 and within minutes you can be at the best bars and restaurants General Luna has to offer. Yet, you won’t hear more than a rooster’s crow or splashing waves during your afternoon massage. Punta Punta is the best of both worlds. Far away, but so close.
To get there you must fly into Manila, Cebu or Clark International Airport and then book a regional flight from your airport to Sayak Airport (IAO) via Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific. We advise you to check the regional flight schedules prior to booking your international flight to help avoid
an overnight stay in Manila/Cebu/Clark.
Upon arrival to Sayak Airport, grab your bags and exit the main door (there is only one). A driver will be waiting for you with a sign bearing your name (If you have any concerns please contact us).
Qualified travelers must also:
This retreat is for anyone who is able to catch waves on their own - all boards allowed -
Yes! We highly recommend to bring your own gear as we can't guarantee having access to equipment in good conditions. Bring the board you feel the most comfortable with.
Siargao is tear drop shaped island and one of the 7,000 that make up the Philippines Archipielago.
Known as the "Surfing Capital of the Philippines" the island boasts some of the most influential surf breaks in the world. Its reliable surfing conditions all year round offer something for all skill levels.
Siargao is every surfer's dream destination. Surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters, covered in coconut palm trees, white sand beaches, picturesque islands, waterfalls, lagoons, and caves. Plus, the island boasts delicious local and international cuisine for every discerning palate.
Not much! The Philippines is warm all year round, as is the ocean water temperature, which means you can pack light and easily bring everything you need in a carry-on.
While it gets cooler in the evenings than it is during the day you're still not likely to need anything more than a t-shirt and some longer loose fitting pants/skirt.
Keep in mind that the island community of Siargao is making an effort to reduce waste and create awareness towards responsible tourism, so we encourage you to ride the same wave.
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