At our wavemaker retreat we recognise that change doesn’t happen overnight, and that it requires more than passion alone. We believe it takes collaboration, good energy and a smart strategy. We want to do more than simply inspire you. We want you to walk away with a clear plan of action, a strategy and a support network to make it happen.

Find yourself surrounded by like-minded change-makers, with common threads but different ideas. Similar values but diverse experiences. Through the practice of experiential learning (where the sea and surf becomes our teacher and playground!), we dive deep on the issues that matter most to us, challenge the way we think, uncover where we meet resistance and find flow in how we live and lead.

Tune out distractions and tune in to what is essential. Refocus your energy, challenge your blindspots, create a perspective-shift, allow creative insights to emerge.

September 2020 (dates coming soon!), 4 nights, 16 wavemakers.


Are you a purpose-driven leader, founder or wave maker?

Do you have an existing project or clear concept you wish to dive more deeply into?

Do you love new ideas, creative exploration, being immersed in nature and the ocean, spending time with a small group of inspiring like-minded people?

Do you feel the need for greater accountability and support?

You love making waves! (aka making change happen, disrupting the status quo, amplifying action for positive impact)

If any of this resonates, then we hit the apply button below !

Space is limited to 16 people.


What others say

It gave me time out to reassess work, life and prioritise myself momentarily.
The greatest surprise to me was how others are going through similar challenges and it is ok to ask for help. The connections and friendships are the best outcome. Life long friends were made that week. Can’t wait to do it again.
Nick Hounsfield, founder of The Wave
The honest, deep connection to people I’d only just met was mind-blowingly wonderful.

Charlotte Raffo, Strategist
I loved being part of a community that had this loosely common thread (water and for some, surfing itself) but were working in such different areas. There was a lot of diversity of where we came from, the projects we are inspired by, and the adventures we were embarking on. I think the magic happens at that intersection of diversity.

Andi Cuddington, Organisational Development Coach
Wavemakers was the best wake up call – It got my mind thinking in a different, more logical way. Wavemakers made me see how useful and essential it is to bounce ideas off others, collaborate and ask for help at times too.Jen Doran, Movement Expert
You’ll come away with new insights to solve problems, to call upon your peers and to get real feedback on things you want to change or create in the world. Portugal has the best nature, Casa Paco d’Ilhas has the best food, and Easkey, Linzi & Carolina get the best people together. This is by far one of my favourite weekends of the year. Saskia Rysenbry, Designer
A magic gathering of inspiring change makers for who came together to reflect, collaborate and grow together. Juan Blas Barbed Isusi, Social Entrepreneur