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The idea & the ethics

Shaping a wooden surfboard is the dream of every surfer, isn't it? It brings back the spirit of true surfing roots from Hawaii where it has been a spiritual practice. Connecting one to nature, training body and mind, and finding peace and balance. That is why we have decided to create this very special retreat.


Every day of this experience will start with relaxing yoga and a delicious breakfast to boost our body for shaping journey with an expert. A workshop on planting trees is also part of this experience. Why? Because as surfers, we are very interested in our impact on the environment. By doing this, we try to give our planet more than we take. From every tree, we can produce on average 20 boards! Healthy lunches based on the seasonal food from the local farmers and mindfulness trainings will complete the working hours at Soul Farm Algarve. Free evenings or optional activities will let you chill and explore the stunning surf spots of Costa Vicentina Natural Park.


From 8th to 18th of May 2023

(10 nights/11 days)

Location: Soul Farm 

Aljezur, Algarve, Portugal


From 1500 to 1700 Euro per person - with the board of choice included.

What is included in the price?

  • Accommodation in double canvas at Soul Farm Algarve in Aljezur region in Portugal;

  • Welcome dinner with dessert and aperitif;

  • Daily shaping workshops with an expert and materials + the result of your work: a wooden surfboard that you take home;

  • Daily yoga practices with a professional instructor;

  • Daily delicious breakfast and lunch (gluten-free & vegan-friendly options);

  • Permaculture & planting trees workshops;

  • Time for surfing - guidance and tips about the local spots & activities;

  • Goodbye dinner & music event;

  • Possibility to add optional events, like sauna, guided trips, music jam... (see the detailed program).

Questions & answers:

What kind of boards will I shape?

It depends on you. Our shaping master Ze will guide you to get the kind of board you always wanted: short, midi, or long. You can use the shape and pattern known as the "classics" or design it on your own. To minimize the transportation pollutant and support local producers, we are using Portuguese wood:

  1. Paulownia - for the structure and outside patterns, as it is the most stable and resistant (that is the tree that we will plant during the permaculture workshop*);

  2. Cryptomeria - for the outside patterns;

  3. Agave - for the outside patterns.

What kind of skills do I need to participate?

None! The shaping master Ze is going to teach you everything from the scratch. Through this experience you will learn:

• Different types of wood and reasons why we use them;

• Techniques for construction and pressing wood;

• Introduction to specialized carpentry tools;

• The basic notions of surfboard design;

• Ways to customize your board;

• Laminating technique.

Why yoga is part of this experience?

Because it goes perfectly with surfing and it will help with relaxing the body after daily carpentry. Our yogini Weronika will teach the basics of the complete yoga system: ethics, simple poses with stretches, breath work, relaxation, mind training, and meditation. It will help to gain more balance, concentration, and joy during and after the experience.

How to transport my board back home?

Every airline has the option to add to your ticket sports gear, such as a surfboard. Usually, it cost around 50 Euro. To keep your board safe, you may need a special travel bag. It will be possible to order a handmade soft case from the local tailor (designed especially for your new board).

What is NOT included in the price?

Transport, travel & health insurance. 

Where is the closest airport?

In Faro or in Lisbon. We will guide you on how to quickly transfer from there to our spot in Aljezur.



relax, learn & be a responsible surfer

Contact & reservations

+48 691 070 955 (Signal/Telegram/WhatsApp)

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