he idea for Surfakademin was conceived on the legendary North Shore of Oahu, in the mid-90s when Jens Holmer and Peter Sahlberg left their native Sweden to eat, sleep and breathe surf culture. Since the summer of 2006, Surfakademin has passionately crafted surf and yoga retreats across the globe, sharing the beauty of both the ocean and mindful living.

We travel where the waves are, for 2024 we curate surf & yoga retreats in the heart of the Basque Country (June - August), Encinitas in California (October - November), and Santa Teresa in Costa Rica (December - March).

All of Surfakademin's surf coaches are internationally certified lifeguards and surf instructors, according to the standards of the International Surfing Association. In addition, we all have a solid experience of coaching  beginners to olympic athletes.

Surfakademin is not just a surf course, surf school or surf camp but a total experience. Surfing is for everyone - or at least most - from our youngest participant five-year-old Molly to our oldest legend 75-year-old Charles.