Salty Sensations Fall 2023

San Clemente

3 reviews
Duration: 4 days
Group size: 10 - 13
Salty Sensations Fall 2023
San Clemente

3 reviews

Duration: 4 days
Group size: 10 - 13

About this trip

Fall Dates:

Session 1:  Oct. 23-26

Session 2:  Nov. 14-17

Salty Sensations is a celebration of everything we love about the lifestyle of surfing- connection to nature, community, & the brilliant joys of being immersed in the ocean and the present moment. 

Our retreats are hosted by world-class professional surfers who do their very best to break down surf techniques and tips to help each surfer make strides in their own practice, while creating an atmosphere of celebratory inclusivity. Join Kassia Meador, Leah Dawson, Makala Smith, and Hallie Rohr for the ultimate surf tip retreat and community building experience.

Our San Clemente Retreats are 3 Nights, 2 full days of surf at the iconic San Onofre beaches. We camp at the San Clemente State Beach Campground, just 5 minutes drive up the road from the surf break.  Each morning session will be filmed, and two in-depth group Video Feedback sessions will follow!  We are accompanied by our amazing Chef Aine, and our amazing Kitchen Fairy help, and accommodate any dietary restrictions necessary.   

SURF LEVEL REQUIRED: Must be able to catch your own waves. 

Make new friends, grow your surf skills and knowledge, eat delicious food, enjoy beach days by the fire with as much surf as you want!  Dogs are welcome as long as they are dog/people friendly and you are able to secure them while you are in the water!

What’s included

  • Camping spot
    San Clemente State Beach Campground Group Site
  • All meals/drinks/snacks
    Chef Aine McAteer- dietary restrictions accommodated
  • Surf coaching
    Land Lessons, Ocean lessons
  • Video feedback
    Two video feedback and coaching sessions
  • Goodie bag
    Gifts from our favorite brands
  • Camping gear
    Each participant is required to bring their own camping gear
  • Surfboards
    Please bring your own board. If this is not possible, we have rentals available.
  • Wetsuits
    Please bring your own surf gear!

Available Packages

Trip Price
Deposit: $950

Available options


Arrival Day
Welcome Circle and Opening Dinner

Arrive to campsite 4-5:30 pm (If you arrive early, campground checkin begins at 2pm, which also gets you a parking pass to SanO.  We suggest going to catch a few waves if you arrive early!)

Dinner & Welcome Circle - 6:30 - bedtime

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Salty Sensations
3 reviews
Salty Sensations was created by long time friends and professional surfers Leah Dawson and Kassia Meador. The intention, to create a space for people to learn from their shared surf knowledge and experience in a supportive environment. Later joined by Makala Smith these retreats are hosted by three of the best female longboard surfers in the world. They are a highly unique opportunity to up level your surfing ability and have an epic time expanding your global surf community. Come for the surf and leave with life long friends!


Great retreat - definitely a five star experience - with great instruction by Leah and Kassia in the water and out! Food was phenomenal and the whole Salty Sensations team was amazing!
By Donna M for Salty Sensations Fall 2023 on Nov 20, 2023
This trip exceeded every expectation I had going into it! There were so many moments of pure magic, and being guided through the surf by Melanie, Kassia, Leah, Candice, and Makayla was wonderful. They offered so much incredible knowledge and guidance, and gave so much incredible feedback on even the smallest changes that made a huge difference in my surfing. Whether surfing under rainbows, hiking, or eating one of Aine's fantastic meals, there was never a dull moment. I hope to go back again, and can't recommend going on this trip enough!
By Lauren E for Ireland Surf Retreat Salty Sensations + Rebelle Surf on Oct 10, 2023
I LOVED THIS TRIP! I had a wonderful time, Ireland is magic. Kassia, Leah, Candice. Melanie and Makayla were the best hosts! I learned so many helpful tips about surfing and enjoyed so many great rides. The food was out of this world and our plans were so special. Everyday a new adventure to find waves, and more than enough to explore when ocean conditions were not ideal for surfing. 10/10; I'll certainly do another one!
By Jacqueline G for Ireland Surf Retreat Salty Sensations + Rebelle Surf on Sep 26, 2023