Meet the founder
WHERE IT STARTED
Hey! I'm Angie the founder of Sisterhood of Surf.
Let me tell you how it started and why you would want to be part of our community.
I grew up around surf culture and surfing with my mum, dad, and my brother. To them, I was known as the queen of the whitewash. I could stand up on a board but only catch the wash.
Over the past 5 years, I have gotten into surfing a lot more. And when the pandemic happened, I decided I would put myself into fitness training programs, hire surf coaches, and surf overseas whenever I had the chance with coaches. My surfing has improved and these days, I will get out whenever I can. The only thing missing was having girlfriends out in the water sharing something we both loved. None of my friends surfed.
So I decided to start taking Surf Fitness classes in the studio hoping it would spark interest and it did.
So then I decided that I would host learn to surf days, hoping girls would love it and we could become surf friends and it worked.
So I guess I built a community so that I could make surf friends.
I also love bringing women together and I love seeing how happy they are when they catch that first wave.
So let's have fun, clear our heads and catch waves.
Surfing to me is active meditation, when I'm out there nothing else matters.
Our classes, events, and retreats are inclusive of women of all ages and all fitness levels.
If you are a complete beginner we can help you learn to surf in a safe and professional environment. And if you already know how to surf, let's connect and let's surf.
P.S we also make cute Tees and cute Towels.
Meet the family that you may see on your SOS Journey.
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Tahnee joined our family after attending one of our Indonesian retreats as we knew straight away she had a future on the team. We have retreat plans coming so you won't just be reading her blogs, soon you may get to meet her at an upcoming retreat.
The other bright Angie in the team. Ang is a big part of SOS and has been helping us with our one-day events and Australian retreats.
Ang plays a role in operations and even though she is not a fan of the surf, she will be your biggest cheerleader in the water. You will see Ang holding a camera capturing you having the time of your life.
The Sister who has done 3 retreats with SOS and on one of those she helped to cohost by ensuring Angie and the sisters got the support needed. She is also the Guru of travel and is someone you want to help you with extra travel. Contact us directly to connect with Holly.
The Sister who is the other half of The Active Sisters. Sami helps with our one day events, Australian retreats and soon will be joining for International. You may also see Sami online doing our YouTube workouts. Sami brings the energy and the dance moves where ever she goes.
The Sister who helps with our one day events at the Sunshine Coast. She is your woohoo girl in the water, helping to capture the first wave that you catch. Also a Yogi who helps takes studio surf classes.
Ash will be taking time off in 2024 as she welcomes her 3rd baby to the world.
Also known as Sister Rick to past retreat Sisters. Rick is Angie's husband and life at SOS wouldn't be where it is without him. He has helped from the start behind the scenes with operations, planning and support to make SOS happen. You may see Rick at our International Retreats helping where he can, filming you on your waves and cheering you on. Rick is also enrolled to be a qualified surf coach for 2024.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find the answers here
LITTLE TO NO EXPERIENCE
I NEED HELP WITH STANDING UP AND CATCHING WAVES
I CAN STAND UP BUT STILL NEED ASSISTANCE WITH WAVES
I RIDE A FOAM BOARD BUT WANT TO MOVE TO HARD TOP
IF YOU DECIDE SURFING IS NOT FOR YOU, LIKE ALL OUR ACTIVITIES, IT IS OPTIONAL FOR YOU TO PARTICIPATE. YOU CAN HANG AT THE BEAUTIFUL BEACH, GO INTO TOWN, HAVE PAMPERING OR WE CAN HELP WITH ACTIVITIES FOR YOU TO DO. ALL ACTIVITIES ON OUR RETREAT SCHEDULE ARE OPTIONAL
NO, WE ORGANISE A SUPPLY OF BOARDS FOR OUR SURF RETREATS AND ONE DAY EVENTS.
YOU WILL BE MATCHED UP WITH THE RIGHT BOARD FOR YOU.
What's a beginner level?
What if I dont want to continue surfing at the retreat?
Do I need to bring my own surfboard?
What are the ages of the women who do your events?
Can I get a refund if I can't attend the retreat anymore?
Can I get a refund If I cant make the one day Surf Event anymore?
OUR SISTERHOOD OF SURF RETREATS and EVENTS ARE INCLUSIVE. WE HAVE A RANGE OF WOMEN OF DIFFERENT AGES AND ALL WALKS OF LIFE. IF YOU HAVE A TEENAGER UNDER 18 WANTING TO DO OUR EVENT, PLEASE CONTACT US PRIOR TO BOOKING.
CANCELLATION POLICY - As our retreats are a maximum of 12 -14 spots, deposits are only refunded if notice is given within 30 days of purchase. If 30 days of purchase is 30 days from the travel date, no refunds will be given UNLESS we can fill your spot. Any payments made after 30 days are nonrefundable unless we can fill your spot. Please ensure you get travel insurance to assist with anything unexpected.
CANCELLATION POLICY - As our one day events are capped, no refunds or credits will be given if you change your mind or can no longer attend. You can sell your ticket to another person. We are happy to help advertise this to our community up to 48 hours prior to the event. As we are busy ensuring that you have the best day, we are unable to help 48hrs prior to the event.