Leah Dawson's Surf Experience
A Curated Surf Experience with Leah Dawson
Come join Leah Dawnson, Earth Missions and AllSwell in the beautiful North Pacific town of Tofino for a surf experience of a lifetime. An opportunity to meet like-minded friends in our global surf community, this trip is designed to celebrate togetherness while expanding our love and awareness of the sea. Ultimately, we leave these experiences more equipped in the surf and memories that last a lifetime.
With waves ranging in all levels, from perfect longboard beach breaks to fast shortboard reef breaks; boards of all shapes and sizes are welcomed here. Each day, our focus will be timing the surf conditions for as long as we want to surf. The ideal uncrowded waters are a result of this area's remote locations.
We are very excited to partnering with AllSwell Creative on this trip. The AllSwell team will run our group through an immersive experience in creative writing. *Prior surfing experience is required - Must be able to catch your own waves.
EARTH MISSIONS GUIDE
Leah Dawson is a professional surfer with an influential voice in women’s surf culture and community.
Two-time winner of both the Deus 9ft and Single event in Bali and the Women’s Pipeline Longboard Event, Leah has over 20 years of surf competition experience in both longboarding and shortboarding around the world, yet her passion lives in the soul aspect of surfing.
With a strong perspective of the new role women can play in surf culture, she seeks to inspire both women and men through her surfing, filmmaking, and coaching with the common thread of oneness with the ocean.
Location: Tofino, British Columbia
Trip Dates: October 11-16
Accommodations: Yurt / Lodge
Passport Required: Yes
Breakfast, lunch and Dinner provided each day
accommodation (Lodge, Yurt, Campground)
Airport transfers on the first and last scheduled days of the trip
The services of an experienced guides for the duration of the trip
All group safety equipment
What's Not Included
Flights to and from Tofino
Travel and activity insurance
Surfboards or Surfboard Rentals
Alcoholic/ non-alcoholic beverages
Any other items not listed as included
WHAT TO EXPECT
This Surf Experience is about Celebrating; celebrating the ocean, each other, the art of riding waves, and our bodies, tuning into our wellness.
We strive to maintain a harmonious atmosphere at all times, in and out of the water. Our surf guides will make sure that we always respect the locals, sometimes having us surf in shifts in order to not overcrowd the lineup. With open hearts, broad perspectives, and sea appreciation, joy will penetrate every cell of our bodies by the end of the retreat.
A range of accommodation is available at the beautiful Wya Point Resort so you can choose what will suit you and your travel buddies best:
7 seven lodges ideal for those looking for a more luxurious experience. The Lodges at Wya Point offer deluxe accommodation in self-contained, architect-designed post and beam lodges complete with fireplaces, modern kitchens, spectacular ocean views and walk-on beach access at Ucluth Beach.
15 yurts (each hosts two people); Choose from a 10ft yurt or a larger 14ft house if you’re looking for a little extra space. The Yurts offer full amenities, including, summer kitchens, barbecues, fireplaces, wrap-around cedar decks, oceanfront beach access, and cedar lounge chairs.
*Secure your reservations with Earth Missions.
Our team of experts are excited to hear from you. Call us to find out more about the trip and get answers to any questions you have.
Three meals will be provided each day for the entire group. We’ll eat like a family, enjoying breakfast and lunch together in a communal area.
Dinners are hosted at the Wya Resort restaurant and organized at other local eateries offering delicious dishes you’ll want to taste.
We want your trip to be tailor-made (including meals) so everyone takes away a truly unforgettable experience. If you have food allergies, intolerances or special requests, let us know. We will work hard to best accommodate your needs in any way we can.
*Wherever possible we provide organic and locally sourced foods.
*Alcohol is not provided on the resort.
*Additional snacks and food can be purchased at local markets or groceries.
If you’re into the outdoors as much as the ocean and craving some creative inspiration, Vancouver Island is the place for you.
From beginner surfers looking to improve their skills to long-time wave riders, Vancouver Island receives a variety of waves so you’ll find the ones perfect for you. If you’re more excited about the creative workshops and expert photography tips, no problem, spend less time in the water and more time behind the camera. This is trip is what you want to make it.
All ages are welcome but those 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
An ideal escape for a family, friends, couples, or a solo mission!
Vancouver Island offers a variety of waves that cater to a wide range of boards. We encourage you to bring the go-to board you feel most comfortable on to experience all types of surf.
Longboards, shortboards, single fins, fun shapes, we’ll find waves to suit them.
If you don’t have a surf board, let us know. We will help you source/hire one from a local surf store in your area, or from a vendor when you get to Vancouver Island. We may also be able to provide one for you so let us know ASAP.
Fly into Tofino airport where your hosts will be waiting to escort you to Wya Point.
Orca Airways offers daily flights year round between the Vancouver South Terminal Airport and the Tofino/Ucluelet Airport (we recommend booking with this airline but there are other options to get there).
Ground transport to and from the airport is provided but you will need to book your own flights
Our team can help you book your transport to Tofino and talk through the options available. Contact to our experts about how and when to book.
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