Holistic Surf Coaching

Improve your surfing skills and mindset

Groundswell Holistic Surf Coaching with Holly Beck

Groundswell Holistic Surf Coaching Program

What : A small group Surf Therapy program created for women with an existing surf practice

We provide small-group research-based surf therapy programs for womxn to find their healing, power, and belonging in surfing together.  

Surf Therapy is A method of intervention that combines surfing/surf instruction with individual/group activities to promote psychological, physical, and psychosocial well-being.

Along with receiving advanced beginner or intermediate surf coaching, both in person as well as two individualized video coaching sessions that will happen virtually, participants will engage in embodied learning through mindfulness, mental health awareness and tools, developing advanced surf knowledge, empowerment, and community.  

This isn’t about learning how to surf, but how to be a surfer. We will build a foundation of knowledge of surfing skills alongside corresponding mindfulness tools & community that will combine to form a holistic and healthy surf practice in the waves and back on land. 

  • Practice physical, mental, and community strategies to overcome fear.
  • Learn how to deal with “jerks” in the water (and back on land) from a surfing and mental health perspective. 
  • Learn to predict ocean swells and your own inner emotional swells. 
  • Receive one on one, individualized surf and mental health coaching
  • Join a supportive group of women, transgender women and nonbinary folx who value growth and authenticity in the waves and back on land

Who : Led by AMFT Jessica Ripley and Professional Surf Coach and Groundswell Intern Holly Beck, Supervised by LMFT and groundswell community project founder Natalie Small

Max group size of 6

Where : Bolsa Chica 

When : Mondays 9-11 starting September 13 for four weeks. Also includes two 1:1 zoom calls for individualized coaching that will be scheduled during the program.

Commitment: In-person surf sessions once per week for four weeks, plus two one-one virtual sessions including surf video feedback, and recommended homework assignments.

Investment: $1000 For all 4 in person sessions and 2 1:1 virtual sessions

To register, click here. Or email holly@surfwithamigas.com for questions.

Professional Surf Coach and Groundswell Intern Holly Beck

About Holly

Holly is a former pro surfer and professional surf coach that has spent the last 11 years running women’s surf and yoga retreats. She is currently completing a Master’s of Counseling program and is an intern with Groundswell Community Project.

Co-facilitator LMFT Jess Ripley

About Jess

Jess is a therapist and life coach whose mission is to help people grow, heal and thrive. She holds a Masters degree in Psychology and a Bachelor’s in Recreational Therapy, but feels that her personal healing journey has been her most significant education. Jess is a licensed associate therapist trained in EMDR, and is certified as a recreational therapist and life coach. Jess has been facilitating surf therapy with various organizations and independently since 2016. She helps her clients heal from past pain and reach their fullest potential and power through introspection, authenticity, courage, play and connection to spirituality. 

Photo Cred: Alyssa Boynton | Hakuna Wear & Groundswell Community Project

About Groundswell

WE ARE A SISTERHOOD OF INTERSECTIONAL WOMXN HOLDIG SAFE & BRAVE SPACE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND COMMUNITIES TO FIND THEIR HEALING, POWER, AND BELONGING IN MOTHER OCEAN’S WAVES.

Our research-based surf therapy curriculum and programs are rooted in somatic, trauma-informed, nature, and community therapy models to best support the holistic healing of womxn and their communities overcoming various forms of trauma and its mental health effects.


I’m super excited to have the opportunity to provide the high level surf coaching that I love doing, for a small group of women who value growth and authenticity. It’s about improving your surf ability but also growing your self. ”

Holly Beck


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