MONDAY July 22, 2024 TO SUNDAY july 28, 2023

Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery. Filled with carefully curated workshops and soul-nourishing activities, this one-week retreat is designed to help you tap into your inner reservoir of strength, resilience, and confidence.

Led by experienced facilitators, internationally certified instructors and a variety of guest speakers, our workshops and discussions cover a wide range of topics, including mindfulness, self-care, body positivity, goal setting, and building supportive relationships. Through introspective exercises, group activities, and guided reflections, you’ll gain valuable insights into your own unique strengths and abilities, empowering you to embrace your authenticity and live life with purpose and passion.

SEA Girls is designed exclusively for women and provides a safe space for those seeking to rejuvenate their spirits, ignite their inner strength, forge lasting connections with like-minded souls and immerse themselves in the beauty and healing elements of nature.

This retreat will be based at the Jamnesia Surf Camp in 8 Mile Bull Bay: home of the Wilmot Family and of Jamaican surfing culture. You will be immersed in an authentically Jamaican lifestyle that can only be described as Irie.

Whether you’re practicing yoga on the beach at sunrise, sharing stories of triumph and resilience around a crackling bonfire, or diving into the healing power of the ocean, you will be surrounded by a tribe of supportive and inspiring women as you laugh, learn, and grow together. 

At SEA Girls you never fully know which way the tide will take us, but you can expect to experience :

  • Daily breath work or yoga or dance and movement meditation
  • River/waterfall trip
  • Visits to historic sites
  • Bonfires
  • Live Music Session
  • Workshops and Classes
  • Sound Healing or Mindfulness Meditation sessions
  • **Optional Mazatepec Psilocybin Mushroom Tea Ceremony**
  • Trip to see Kingston City

Join us for an unforgettable week of empowerment, exploration, and sisterhood at Sea Girls—a journey of self-discovery that begins where the ocean meets the shore.

IMPORTANT INFO/FAQ:

Who is this retreat for?

SEA Girls is open to women aged 18 years and older who are:

  • Seeking tools and practices to sustain personal mental health and emotional wellness
  • Ocean lovers and nature-minded with water experience or comfort in the ocean
  • Seeking to connect with a community for individual, social and nature healing
  • Seeking healthy and fun recreation in a safe, brave and nurturing environment
What is does the retreat include?

The retreat includes your accommodation, meals, ground transportation, airport transfers to/from Kingston airport (KIN), all retreat activities/workshops/trips, board rental, surf sessions and coaching.

Are there payment plans and group rates available?

Absolutely. Group rates and payment plans are both available. Simply contact us via email at surfsup@surfgirlsja.com or Call/WhatsApp/Text at 876-298-8840.

What are the waves like?

Surfing in Jamaica is especially ideal for beginners and first-time surfers. The gentle waves are accompanied by year-round warm waters of 80-85°F or 26-29°C. And yes, we do have spots that are suitable for intermediate to advanced surfers as well. Surf spots in Jamaica are mostly reef and point breaks with cobblestone bottom, so aqua shoes or warm water surf booties are recommended (although optional). The surf side of the island has black sand beaches, which can get pretty hot in the mid-day sun, so sandals are recommended on the beach.

What currency is used in Jamaica?

In Jamaica we use Jamaican Dollars (JMD). You can get JMD locally at the ATM/ABM machines or we can arrange a trip to the Cambio (money exchange) if you need to change USD or other major currencies.

What airport should I fly into?

Norman Manley International Airport is the preferred arrival and departure airport and is just a quick 10-minute drive from the camp. Use airport code KIN when booking flights to this airport. You will want to aim to arrive on July 22, 2023 and depart on July 28, 2023. Transfers to and from this airport are included in your package.

An alternative airport is the Sangster International Airport. Just about 3 hours away by car, transfers to/from this airport are not included in your package. You can use airport code MBJ to book flights here. The most economical way to get to the camp will be by Knutsford Express bus from Montego Bay to Kingston (around US $30), and then a taxi to the camp (around US $30). Please check the bus schedule prior to booking your flights to ensure adequate travel times to avoid missed flights. If you are going to do this route, we recommend purchasing the Knutsford Express bus ticket online in advance as these seats fill up very quickly.

Where will I stay?

Jamnesia Surf Camp provides basic shared rooms with a fan. The idea is to make your stay as economical as possible so you can enjoy more of what Jamaica has to offer. Most rooms sleep 2, but we do have a room that sleeps 3 and another that sleeps 4. Windows are all equipped with mosquito meshing. Bathrooms are shared and there are also outdoor showers.

Will there be WiFi access?

Wifi is available throughout the common areas and rooms.

Do I need to bring a board?

You do not have to bring a surfboard with you as we have a variety of boards available at the Surf Camp. Board rental is included in your package. But if you want to bring your own surfboard then that’s awesome too. Just be aware of airline fees. American Airlines offers the most affordable board bag fees. If you are bringing boards please let us know so we can put the straps handy when we pick you up.

What do I need to bring?

Here is a list or recommended items that you can bring with you: comfortable swimwear, clothing for a warm/tropical climate, tropical booties/aquasocks/water shoes, yoga mat or towel, beach towel, flip-flops/sandals, hat and sunglasses, stickers from your hometown (we encourage you to place a few around the camp).

What if I have food allergies or dietary restrictions?

Not a problem. Just let us know about any allergies or restrictions you may have so we can make accommodations for you.

What if I require special assistance?

We pride ourselves in maintaining a safe and inclusive environment for everyone regardless of your abilities. Just reach out to us so we can create a plan that best accommodates you. Our common areas and rooms are wheel-chair accessible with pathways that also go down to the beach.

Cancellation policies:

We understand that life is unpredictable and that plans can change due to unforeseen circumstances. Please review our cancellation policies below:

  • Cancellations made on or before June 7, 2024 will be 100% refunded minus a $150 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations made between June 8, 2024 and July 2, 2024 will receive a 50% refund.
  • Cancellations made after July 2, 2024 are non-refundable.
  • In the event that a participant needs to cancel due to a medical emergency or other extenuating circumstances, we may consider transferring the registration to a future retreat (this is subject to availability and review).
  • No refunds or credits will be provided for any missed activities or portions of the retreat.
  • All cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to surfsup@surfgirlsja.com. The date of cancellation request will be based on the date and time stamp of the email received.