Surf & Travel Questions 2018-11-19T18:57:27+00:00

General questions

Surf Getaways take immense pride in offering what we believe to be an unrivalled and unsurpassed surfing holiday experience for the surf seeking female. Surf Getaways is owned by two highly credentialed and passionate surf coaches, and Byron Bay locals, Jenny Boggis and Serena Adams, who share an immense love and passion for surfing. They also just happen to be your head surfing coaches and holiday hosts too.

Your Ladies Surf Getaways incorporate luxury accommodation with an exclusive and industry leading deluxe surfing program designed and delivered by two of Australia’s most accomplished female coaches. Share the experience of a relaxed and supportive surfing environment for all ladies which will guarantee fun and fulfilment.

Our Custom Getaways are available for all small groups of up to 8 people. This could be for families or groups of friends looking to spend a hassle free holiday in Byron Bay. Stay in your choice of accommodation and with a schedule designed by you, but organised by us. We only use the best activity and service providers to ensure your experiences are special and safe.

Our Ladies Surf Getaways offer an outstanding holiday designed to cater for ladies of all ages and all surfing abilities. Whether you are travelling on your own or with a small group of friends you will share an experience with like-minded ladies searching for a self-fulfilling opportunity. Regardless of if you’ve never surfed before or you are an accomplished advanced shredder our Ladies Surf Getaways will ensure you are supported appropriately for your level and confidence.

Yes, everyone is welcome! Our exclusive Ladies Surf Getaways guests include individuals, pairs and small groups. We offer both single and twin share room options to suit your travel situation. However if you are preferring the twin share option, we always encourage you to bring a friend to share the experience with!

Our Custom Getaways in Byron Bay are available for families or groups with a minimum of four (4) people.

All ages and surfing levels can be accommodated. Jenny and Serena have over 40 years of coaching experience of all ages and abilities.  If you are under 18 however you will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Our Custom Getaways in Byron Bay are ideal for families and extended families who would like their special holiday custom made by locals!

Surf Getaways has hand-picked an extensive selection of what we feel are the highlight activities to experience on your getaway. However there is almost an endless list of things that you can do on your holiday.

Our Custom Getaways are an ideal solution for small groups who would like to have full control over your holiday schedule, without the hassle of having to organise the details.

Absolutely! Surf Getaways has given great consideration in the scheduling to ensure that you have sufficient time to do what you want. Regardless of whether you want to step it up a gear or really unwind, you will have the time to do so! If there are additional activities you would like to experience while on your Ladies Surf Getaway then just let us know.

Surf coaching & equipment

Byron Bay – An area blessed with an abundance of beach breaks and world class headlands. Protruding into the beautiful Pacific Ocean the Byron Bay coastline has surf suitable for everyone. Your local coaching hosts will find the best conditions available every day to match your level of surfing!

Fiji – A surfer’s paradise blessed with all levels of perfection. Surf Getaways guests have access to seven (7) local reef breaks including the world class break Frigates Passage. This variety of boat accessed reef breaks are suitable for anyone who can get up and ride across a green wave and provide a variety of surfing options.

Byron Bay – Known as one of the world’s best surfing regions, it is as much a learners delight as it is an experienced surfers dream. With a diversity of surfing breaks and beautiful locations to choose from there is something suitable for absolutely all levels.

Fiji – One of the most beautiful locations in the Pacific also happens to be a surfer’s nirvana. A multiple of surf breaks are available to suit all levels from early intermediate to advanced level of surfing ability. It is highly recommended that you have the basic foundations of surfing and are capable of paddling onto green face waves, bottom turn and ride across an open face. However you will not need any previous experience with surfing on reef breaks

Byron Bay – All soft-top beginner/learner surfboards, wetsuits and all surfing accessories will be supplied as part of your Surf Getaways experience. Fibre glass boards for more experienced surfers are not included.

Fiji & Maldives – Yes, you will need to provide all of your equipment including spares that you might need. This includes surfboard/s, leg ropes, booties, surf shirts or vests, fins, wax and sun protection.

If you are an experienced surfer and have your own fibreglass surfboard we advise that you bring your board along with you. Bring the board you would normally ride at home and feel most confident on. If you would like different boards for different conditions then it is recommended you bring another.

We suggest that experienced surfers bring their own boards to ensure that you have the exact equipment you desire. However if you’ve maxed out the excess, we are happy to arrange the hire of a suitable board at your own expense.

Surf Getaways coaching sessions deliver an accelerated coaching experience aimed at maximising your individual surfing potential. Whether you have little or no surfing experience, or are a seasoned competitive athlete, our proven coaching programs ensure immediate and continuing improvement for all surfers regardless of age or ability. Led by two of Australia’s most experienced and respected female surf coaches, you will receive the best coaching, mentoring and guidance available.

Travel & booking

Our Ladies Surf Getaways always fill up really quickly so we obviously recommend you book as soon as you can. The timeframe for booking depends on your location and the terms and conditions of our accommodation partners.

If you unfortunately need to cancel, Surf Getaways will do everything we can to ensure the optimal solution for all parties is achieved. However please see our Terms and Conditions for all details regarding our cancellation policy.

Byron Bay – Within 45 mins of Gold Coast International Airport and just 30 mins from the domestically serviced Ballina/Byron Gateway airport. And Brisbane International and Domestic airport is only two (2) hours from Byron Bay. Surf Getaways can arrange your airport transfer needs to ensure you arrive safely and efficiently.

Fiji – All flights arrive at Nadi International Airport which is just a two (2) hour scenic drive from your beautiful tropical hideaway. Your transfer to and from Matanivusi Surf Resort are included as part of your Surf Getaways package.

Maldives – Male airport is the main international airport in the Maldives. A return speedboat transfers you to/from Male Airport and the Resort – this transfer is included in your Maldives Surf Getaway package. The resort is located on its own private tropical island – Lohifushi Island on the North Male Atolls, 19 km from the international airport. 

No, as our clients come from all corners of the earth, we do not include flights in your package. However, we recommend that you contact Ron Knight at Knight Flight Travel who will be able to assist you with all your flight and travel insurance needs. Ron can be contacted on 1800 067 207 from within Australia or +61 3 6423 3244. Ron can also be contacted on [email protected] if you prefer email.

Travel insurance is always highly recommended regardless of your destination. However it is compulsory that you have travel insurance prior to departure for your Surf Getaways Fiji holiday. Please read our Terms and Conditions for full details of insurance requirements.

Terms & Conditions

To confirm your booking, a refundable deposit of fifty percent (50%) of the total quoted cost of the trip must be paid and received by us. Reservations will not be confirmed until the deposit is received. If your booking is made within forty five (45) days of the departure date full payment is required at the time of booking.

Other questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Praise for Surf Getaways

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Being my first time surfing reef breaks and wondering if my surfing ability was good enough. Serena & Jenny were the perfect hosts, taking us to the reef breaks that equalled our abilities and stepping us a little out of our comfort zones. Which was awesome, coming home and thinking wow, I never thought I could or would surf these waves.


I went on the Surf Getaways trip to Fiji in March 2018 with 2 of my closest surf buddies. We had such a magical time together – every day finished with smiles on our faces.  Serena and Jenny are amazing coaches – so fun, down to Earth, supportive and of course knowledgeable. I felt so confident in the water – even at Frigates where the waves were more challenging. The waves were a great mix for a range of surfing abilities, and the group was split up according to skill level so we all felt comfortable with the wave selection. 


You both put my mind at ease with my apprehension surfing reef breaks and I was able to catch some great waves. There isn’t anything to fault, seriously! The resort was lovely, the food delicious, the support and friendship of the other women and of course the staff were all excellent. Thank you for making my trip safe, fun and memorable.


If you like adventure, fun waves, amazing surroundings and hanging out with an awesome group of ladies, I highly recommend Surf Getaways. It was one of the best and most rewarding experiences I’ve had. There were waves to suit all levels and amazing surf coaching & support from Serena & Jenny. Best trip ever!


The crystal clear water, the amazing sunrise boat rides to our surf breaks, beautiful local healthy food and daily yoga were some of the highlights for me. Jenny and Serena provided amazing support and it was incredible to see the confidence and skills of every single participant improve over the course of the week.


I started surfing just over a year ago and this trip has changed my life. Meticulously planned by these awesome coaches, I felt supported in everything I tried, was kept safe whilst being given the opportunity to practice, many new tips and teachings in uncrowded perfect conditions! I can’t wait to go back next year!!

Keeps getting better! This is my second trip to Fiji with Surf Getaways and I honestly did not think another surf trip could have been any better than my last trip. Jenny & Serena have created an amazing experience in every way; superb location, the best hospitality you will ever come across, epic waves and the tastiest meals. They make sure that all levels are made to feel comfortable & safe with challenges at the ready for those who want them.