Find your wave with Retter Sports surf travel
Our surf camps take you to selected surf spots around the globe. From beginner surf vacations to extreme surf camps, there is something for everyone. At the moment we offer these surf trips...
Surfing and its history
Already several centuries ago, people in Hawaii began to glide over the sea on wooden boards. Through their sea voyages, Polynesians brought surfing to the island and thus ensured the spread of the water sport. For Hawaiians, surfing is an important part of their religion and culture. The selection of the tree whose wood is to be used for the surfboard is done very carefully and serves the benevolence of Hawaiian deities.
Depending on the type of surfing, you will enjoy the inner peace and fresh sea air or experience one adventure after another. Surfing can be wonderfully combined with travel, to explore the treasures of nature and the best surf spots, and also to engage in sports.
The great thing about it: You don't need more than a board, good waves and a sense of adventure.
Windsurfing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding and sea
Windsurfing, kitesurfing, wakeboarding and sea
For the following sports we at RETTER SPORTS offer you surf trips to the most fantastic destinations and surf spots around the globe.
Surfing is one of the most popular types of surfing. You paddle out to sea with your hands on the surfboard without sails and ride the waves back to shore.
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RETTER SPORTS offers 8 trips for this sport at the moment
In windsurfing, you move on the surfboard thanks to a swiveling sail and the wind. You can also practice this type of surfing on standing water in suitable weather conditions.
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RETTER SPORTS currently offers 13 trips to this sport
Experience the feeling of freedom and of flying while kitesurfing, gliding over the water with a paraglider on your board.
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RETTER SPORTS offers 17 trips for this sport at the moment
Fun and action is what wakeboarding is all about as you are pulled across the sea on your board by a rope through a boat or wakeboard facility.
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RETTER SPORTS offers 0 trips for this sport at the moment
Learn to surf and Improve skills
No matter if big or small, beginner or pro: If you want to learn surfing or improve your surfing style, you can do this in a surf camp. For the beginning we recommend the cooperation with professional surf schools and licensed surf instructorsto ensure their own safety and that of their fellow human beings.
At RETTER Sport we offer you carefully selected, serious surf camp offers. The varied program with daily challenges is guaranteed to give you fun.
In a one or two week surf vacation you can already acquire sound theoretical knowledge and get to know the first techniques and methods in surfing. A nice side effect is the Getting to know interesting, adventurous people. In a surf camp you are sure to find new friends who will share your passion for surfing.
Tips & Tricks for surf beginners
As a beginner surfer, the first step you should take is to get the right board with a shape that suits you. For beginners, so-called mini malibus or fun boards are best suited. They have a rounded shape and offer more stability while surfing. In addition, paddling with these surfboards is easier thanks to their size and increased volume. For starters, you can also choose a softboard, which minimizes the risk of injury while surfing due to its soft surface.
In terms of safety, the right equipment is the be-all and end-all. Suitable surf shoes, a helmet and, if necessary, an impact protection vest are useful for beginners. With a so-called leash, which you attach to your ankle, you can not lose your board while surfing. If this happens, it can be difficult to get back to the shore or the surfboard can get out of control and endanger the people on the beach. You can protect yourself from the cold in the water and from strong sunlight by wearing a wetsuit.
It is important that as a beginner at the beginning. does not expect too much and learns to assess the dangers correctly. In addition, you must not let yourself get down immediately if not everything works out at the first attempt. Surfing is one of the most difficult sports, as much depends not only on the surfer, but also on the optimal conditions.
Insider Tip: Make friends with the locals during your surfing vacation if you want to discover the hidden corners and most beautiful surf spots of the region.
The best surf spots for a surf vacation
Surfing is the best way to combine travel with sports. Whether in Europe or in tropical countries, on your surfing vacation you will go mostly to the sea and get to see beautiful beaches.
But also forests with lakes and rivers can offer a surfing experience with breathtaking scenery have in store for you. Maybe your next wave is already waiting for you in Greece or Portugal?
Surfing in Greece
Between April and October you can ideally stay on the islands of Rhodes and Naxos gliding on the sea. The spot Trianda on the north coast of Rhodes has been considered a surfing paradise for over 20 years - perfect for a Windsurfing or kitesurfing trip, just like Theologos on the eastern coast. The peninsula Prasonisi in the south is just as popular, but still not too crowded. There are surf spots here that are also very suitable for beginners.
Surfing in Portugal
Portugal also has a long list of great surf spots. North of the center of the country awaits you, for example, the surf spot Ericeira - a must for every hobby surfer who plans a trip to the south-west of Europe. Here you will find excellent conditions for windsurfing, kitesurfing and more all year round.
Book your individual surf vacation now
You want a surf trip that caters to all your needs and ideas? Then RETTER Sports is the right place for you. We will develop a tailor-made offer for you. What are you waiting for? Book your dream trip now and get on the surfboard!