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You're Invited to Surf & Immerse with Sally Fitzgibbons

by Tropicsurf Blog May 07, 2019

You're Invited to Surf & Immerse with Sally Fitzgibbons

Sally Fitzgibbons’ life mantra ‘to be the best surfer she can be’ resonates with us here at Tropicsurf. After all, Tropicsurf’s mission is that YOU ride the best wave of your life with us. So we’re inviting all of you surfer girls out there (young or old, beginner or pro) to join us this November (2-9) at COMO Uma Canggu and COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali to transform your surfing and wellbeing under the guidance of one of the world’s best. You’ll enjoy eight days of surfing, coaching, fitness, adventure, friendship, revitalization, relaxation, wellness cuisine and inspiration from Sally. Tropicsurf’s guides will be helping with lessons and coaching. If you’ve ever wanted to get fit, surf better and become truly inspired, join Sally for this transformational week.

COMO Surf & Wellness Retreat with Sally Fitzgibbons

Raised in the sleepy coastal town of Gerroa, perched over the Pacific Ocean in one of Australia’s most wave rich regions, it’s no wonder that surfing chose Sally Fitzgibbons. A World Junior Champion at sixteen years old, the youngest and fastest female to ever qualify for the surfing World Tour, a runner up finish during her maiden World Tour year and six Championship Tour event wins thus far makes Sally Fitzgibbons one of surfing’s brightest stars.  

Sally’s love affair with surfing remains her number one focus however there are other passion projects that hold pride of place in Sally’s life. She’s committed to fitness and wellbeing, and in 2016 completed her Certificate III Personal Training Qualification. With a belief that fitness, wellbeing and confidence are all connected, Sally created FITZ programs to share with the world, with a holistic view to creating better health for her followers. Then, not one to rest on her laurels, Sally has released several publications, which focus largely around health and nutrition.

For Sally, it’s a way of life and she’s keen to share her insights with you, in a personal and approachable way.   And what better home for the ‘Surf & Wellness Retreat with Sally Fitzgibbons’ to belong than the COMO Uma Canggu and COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali. A brand that that is committed to creating extraordinary experiences for curious people with a passion for a life lived fully.

Grounded in COMO’s holistic approach to wellness, this eight-day retreat will empower your mind, body and spirit, through the support of our true experts in surf and wellness. You will experience the tranquility of two of COMO’s Balinese properties, where wellbeing is nurtured through award winning COMO Shambhala Cuisine and the personalized service for which the COMO brand is renowned.

Your journey will begin at COMO’s oceanside hotel, COMO Uma Canggu , where mornings will be spent exploring Bali’s most sought after surfing spots, which are within walking distance of the hotel. With the help of our expert Tropicsurf instructors, and the guidance of Sally, you will find the waves and the pace that you’re most comfortable with. We have curated daily schedules focused around surfing, designed to cater for all ability levels and advance your surfing skills. Be inspired, build your confidence, make lifetime friendships, challenge yourself and feel a sense of achievement.

Surfing Old Man's Canggu

This beachside experience will then be combined with a four-day stay at COMO Shambhala Estate in Ubud, a spiritual enclave set in the tropical heart of Bali, where holistic wellness is combined with state of the art facilities. We’re hoping that you’ll be so surfed out that you’ll be eager to enjoy some diversions such as meditation classes, mountain bike adventures, an extensive range of treatments, a traditional water purification ceremony and if you’re game, a dawn hike to the summit of Bali’s Mount Batur to embrace the sunrise as it bursts through the silhouette of Mount Agung. The itinerary offers a range of selections that can largely be designed by you. 

Throughout the retreat you’ll have the opportunity to engage with Sally, discover her relationship with surfing as well as her overall approach to life in a relaxed, fun and comfortable setting.

A detailed itinerary is outlined below, but in short, we’ll take care of everything from the moment you arrive. Private airport transfers to and from resorts, your accommodation at COMO Uma Canggu & COMO Shambhala Estate, surf coaching, a number of meals, training program, treatments, videography and coaching footage. By all means bring your own surfboard, or if you would prefer, board hire is available. You will also receive a signed copy of Sally’s book “Live Like Sally” as well as a copy of 'The Pleasures of Eating Well', COMO's first cookbook featuring a collection of signature COMO Shambhala Cuisine recipes. Please read the inclusions list to understand exactly what is and is not included.

Itinerary 

COMO UMA CANGGU

Day 1

Arrival to Bali airport (Ngurah Rai International Airport)

Private transfer from the airport to COMO Uma Canggu

Check in to COMO Uma Canggu

6.00pm to 7.00pm            Enjoy a welcome sunset cocktail at COMO Beach Club with Sally Fitzgibbons

7.00pm                                 Dinner

Day 2

7.00am to 8.00am             Morning Pilates with COMO Shambhala Pilates instructor

8.00am to 10.00am           Breakfast at your own leisure

10.00am to 12.00pm        Surfing

  • For first timers: surf lesson at Lagoon Pool with Tropicsurf instructor
  • For beginners: surf lesson at Old Man’s surf spot with Tropicsurf instructor
  • For intermediate and advanced: surf session at Echo Beach with Sally Fitzgibbons

12.00pm to 2.00pm          Lunch* and free time

2.00pm to 6.00pm            Free surfing at Old Man’s (optional)

6.00 pm to 10.00pm         Dinner at your own leisure

Day 3

7.00am to 8.00am             Resistance training for surfers with COMO Shambhala fitness instructor

8.00am to 10.00am           Breakfast at your own leisure

10.00am to 12.00pm         Surfing

  • For first timers and beginners: surf lesson at Old Man’s with Tropicsurf instructor
  • For intermediate and advanced: surf session at Echo Beach with Tropicsurf instructor and Sally Fitzgibbons

12.00pm to 2.00pm          Lunch* and free time

2.00pm to 6.00pm            Mount Batur bike tour OR COMO Shambhala Deep Tissue Massage for Surfers (75min)

6.00pm to 10.00pm         Dinner at your own leisure

Day 4

7.00am to 8.00am            Morning yoga with COMO Shambhala yoga instructor

8.00am to 9.00am            Breakfast at your own leisure

09.00am to 1.00pm          Surf excursion for all surfers with Sally Fitzgibbons and Tropicsurf instructors

1.00pm to 2.00pm            Lunch* and free time

3.00pm to 5.00pm            Free surfing at Old Man’s (Optional)

5.00pm                                Cocktail hour at COMO Beach Club

6.00pm to 10.00pm         Dinner at your own leisure

COMO SHAMBHALA ESTATE 

Day 5

7.00am to 8.00am             Dawn Surf Session at Old Man’s for beginners, intermediate and advanced surfers with Sally Fitzgibbons

8.00am to 10.00am           Breakfast at your own leisure

11.30am                               Check out from COMO Uma Canggu and transfer to COMO Shambhala Estate

1.00pm                                 Check in to COMO Shambhala Estate

1.30pm to 4.00pm             Lunch* and free time

4.15pm to 5.15pm             Pranayama meditation with COMO Shambhala yoga instructor Use yogic breathing techniques (pranayama) to prepare the body and mind for meditation

5.30pm to 8pm                  A 60-minute COMO Shambhala massage of your choice

6.00pm to 10.00pm          Dinner at your own leisure

Day 6

7.30am to 8.30am             Village and rice field biking with COMO Shambhala Estate guide. Cycle from the Estate through the village and rice fields around Begawan village and visit a Balinese house

8.30am to 10.00am           Breakfast at your own leisure

10.00am to 11.00am        ‘Body in Balance’ with COMO Shambhala Pilates instructor. A wellness talk on structural alignment for strength

11.15am to 12.15pm        Estate walk with COMO Shambhala Estate guide. Join a short, guided walk on the Estate’s scenic nature path

12.30pm to 3.00pm          Picnic lunch and free time at Kedara, our natural spring pool

3.00pm to 6.30pm            A 60-minute COMO Shambhala massage of your choice

6.00pm to 10.00pm          Dinner at your own leisure 

Day 7

3.00am to 11.00am           Mount Batur Dawn Ascent with COMO Shambhala Estate guide by torchlight, ascend 700 metres from the base of Mount Batur’s innermost volcanic cone to catch the sunrise from the top. Breakfast is provided

OR

8.00am to 1.00pm             Purification Ceremony at Tirta Empul with COMO Shambhala Estate guide. Take part in an authentic Balinese experience at the10th century water temple of Tirta Empul

11.00am to 4.00pm          Lunch* and free time

4.15pm to 6.45pm            Group Hydrotherapy Circuit with COMO Shambhala Estate Guide, for a maximum of eight people per session. Participate in a combination of stretching, aerobics and water jet massage in our heated Vitality Pool and a 60 minute COMO Shambhala massage of your choice

8.00pm                                 Farewell dinner with the group

Day 8

8.00am to 9.00am             Outdoor HIIT with COMO Shambhala Estate guide

9.00am to 11.00am           Breakfast at your own leisure

12.00pm                              Check out from the Estate

Private transfer from COMO Shambhala Estate to the airport

Price options:

This retreat is priced from USD$ 5,520 per person in single accommodation and USD$ 4,020 per person for twin or shared accommodation, for eight days and seven nights.

This experience includes:

  • Daily Wellness activities with COMO Shambhala instructors
  • Four morning surf sessions at COMO Uma Canggu with instruction by Tropicsurf instructors, including video analysis
  • A choice of a 60-minute Nutrition for Active Living talk, or 75-minute COMO Shambhala Massage at COMO Uma Canggu
  • Three 60-minute COMO Shambhala massages at COMO Shambhala Estate
  • A choice of Mount Batur hike or Purification Ceremony at Tirta Empul
  • Picnic lunch at Kedara, COMO Shambhala Estate’s spring gardens
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Transfers from airport to COMO Uma Canggu, from COMO Uma Canggu to COMO Shambhala Estate, from COMO Shambhala Estate to the airport
  • 21 per cent tax and service charge

    Talk to us today to learn more about this unique opportunity …. 

    Click here to book your COMO Surf and Wellness Retreat with Sally Fitzgibbons