Oh yes, we can tell winter is on its way. Even though the water is still nice and warm, there is a bit of a morning chill in the air. The grass is damp, the colour of the water has turned into a slighter cooler hue of blue…and I’m starting to think about what type of steamer I’m going to get to keep myself warm this year. Or the other option… go somewhere where the water is warm when winter descends upon Australia. In short, it’s the perfect time to start planning your overseas trip. Perfect waves and warm water. Yay. We like.
Here are our top 3 favorite overseas gidget surftrips:
GIDGETS GO BOAT TRIPPIN’
SaltGypsy/Liquid Destination Boat Trip
- Where: Maldives
- Level: Seasoned Gidgets
- Dates: Tuesday 9th – Friday 19th June 2015.
- Price: $3,395 AUD for 10 day/night charter. International flights not included.
- Website: http://saltgypsy.com/2014/12/09/the-maldives-june-2015
If you always wanted to go on a boat trip, go with Danny! Danny from SaltGypsy is an absolute legend and a lovely lady and we are sure you would be in good hands with her and the Liquid Destination crew.
Having spent 3 seasons working and exploring different regions of the Maldives as a surf guide, on both land and boat – and predominantly surrounded by men, Danny is super psyched on being able to hijack one of Liquid`s boats and invite like-minded ladies onboard to share the radness of tropical boat life.
CHICA BRAVA Girls Surf Camp
- Where: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
- Level: All levels but specially recommended to Whitewash Warriors
- Dates: All year
- Price: from $1,290 for a week. International flights not included.
- Website: http://www.chicabrava.com
If boats are not your thing and you are not quite at a level to charge reefbreaks in the Maldives, we can recommend CHICABRAVA® – an all girls surf camp in Nicaragua. One of our Venus Goes Gidget clients has just come back from there and she was absolutely delighted.
They have developed an awesome surfing program, which really helps you get your surfing to the next level. It includes goal setting upon arrival and mid-week revisions, daily surf theory lessons in a classroom setting, daily In-water training and surfing drills with hourly feedback sessions, and video review analysis sessions. From the moment they greet you at the airport until we send you off in style, their lively staff is committed to making sure that your journey is both amazing and unforgettable!
GIDGETS GO JUNGLE
Venus Goes Gidget Tropical Surf Escape
- Where: Java, Indonesia
- Level: Greenwave Gidget, Seasoned Gidgets
- Dates: Friday, 5 June – Sunday, 14 June 2015
- Price: from $1,825. International flights not included.
- Website: http://venusgoesgidget.com/tropical-surf-escape/
And of course, our favourite overseas gidget trip list would not be complete without the one and only Venus Goes Gidget overseas trip.
Connect with nature, the ocean and yourself in a unique experience for the venturous Gidget. We are taking five lucky ladies for the ultimate tropical surf escape to a magical National Park Reserve on the South-Eastern Peninsula of Java. You will be holidaying in cabins amidst the pristine Javanese jungle only 100 metres away from legendary surf breaks which are perfect for intermediate surfers. Mellow lefts and rights which will make you the happiest gidgets on the whole planet.
All you need to do is to get on a flight to Denpasar, Bali and we take it from there. We’ll pick you up from the airport in Denpasar and let the adventure begin. From the time you step your feet onto Indonesian territory, you don’t have to worry about anything. We’ll take care of everything: surf, food, drinks, transfers and accommodation for a truly relaxing holiday.