Words by John Streit. Photos by John Wright.

I think it’s safe to say that we’ve found a small-wave oasis just a few miles to the south!

Nearly lake-flat conditions in Sandbridge greeted our crew of 25 women for Surf & Adventure Co.’s latest False Cape Surf/Yoga Retreat on June 30. No worries, however; as the Blue Goose Express shuttled the ladies straight to the remote banks of False Cape State Park.

Time and time again, the strand — almost magically — produces rideable, beginner-friendly-but-still-fun waves. While our tours have all been blessed with offshore winds — keeping the sea surface smooth and clean — there’s no doubt that the natural sandbars have a dramatic affect on whatever small pulse the ocean has in store on any given day.


After Sammi Lizotte of Hot House Yoga provided a warmup of yoga set in the serenity of the undeveloped beach, the ladies it the water for another afternoon of sharing waves — and smiles!




While “surf” is in the name of the retreat, we also welcome and encourage standup paddleboarders to join up to enjoy the adventure False Cape delivers.


During and following the surf session, Heath Scott of Karuna, LLC was on-site providing relaxing massages for an additional, cash-only rate.

Needless to say, but the crew left False Cape stoked on the adventure, as well as more conscious of the gorgeous-but-fragile environment the park so crucially protects.

Surf & Adventure Co. will be returning to False Cape on Saturday, July 14 for our fifth excursion this summer. These tours have been extremely fast to fill up to capacity (24 people).


Extra special thanks to Cindy Stokes and the Wahine Surf Club for helping us network and plan the event! Big thanks to Jon Wright (WrightCoast.com) for providing the photography and Cameron Swain of False Cape State Park for making these tours possible!

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