3 days
Rockaway Beach, New York

Learn to surf at New York City’s exclusive surfing beaches!

Pack your bags for a weekend escape in New York City’s only surfing community: Rockaway Beach. With just a short subway/ferry ride, you can explore 10 miles of boardwalk and beach, paddle out for a surf with experienced local guides, and stretch your mind & body with private yoga instruction. Prepare for your surf session with yoga, cool down with a stroll on the newly-rebuilt boardwalk, or pop by the local brewery afterward for a beer. Experience Rockaway’s “off-season” like a local, with the locals.


Due to the current situation, this surf & yoga glamping retreat at the Jacob Riis Bathhouse will not be operating in 2020. However, we will start with the retreat again in May 2021 and it will run every weekend.

Spring and fall are the perfect seasons to visit Rockaway beach. Quiet sunrise beach walks give way to the bustling “people’s beach”, with the Riis Park Beach Bazaar‘s food vendors, beach equipment rentals & regular live entertainment scattered up and down the boardwalk. Biking, birding, nature watching, fishing, hiking, and more are just a short walk away in historic Fort Tilden.

Life between the city and the sea.

This weekend escape is designed to satisfy complete rookies who are keen to learn surf basics, as well as intermediate to advanced surfers looking hone their skills. Private yoga instruction is available for all levels. 

Be prepared to meet fellow surf friends, enjoy the weekend in a relaxed company, and recharge your battery for the week!

There will be specific dates available depending on the level of knowledge and wishes. So, do not be afraid, you will have the choice to book the right weekend for yourself! Moreover, we will also be organizing weekends such as family, women-only or LGBTQ weekends, thus aiming to really broaden the surfers’ community at the beach and welcome everyone! Be sure to check and follow our updates on social media to find out what’s happening!

About Us

BHT Surf Yoga NYC curates unique yoga, surf, and adventure retreats for all levels with an emphasis on yoga and surf. Each yoga class, surf lesson, and activity is handpicked and instructed by the best in the business.

We are big on responsible tourism, always have the best local talent, and aim to support each location through our growing programs.

You don’t have to be a surfer or even a yogi to come to join our NYC retreat.

This glamping surf & yoga retreat is made in collaboration with Camp Rockaway.

Accommodation in a Camp

And this is what differs this one from other surf & yoga retreats. During this weekend, you will be staying at Camp Rockaway at Riis Beach. The Safari-style canvas tents are set in the courtyard of the historic Jacob Riis Park bathhouse, just steps from the ocean. Wall Tents are furnished with a queen-size bed featuring a memory foam mattress for max 2 people, side tables, lights, pillows, linens, extra blankets, and towels. Each tent is set on a raised wood platform with a deck, lounge chairs, and hammocks. The campground features outdoor showers, indoor bathrooms, a communal firepit, picnic area, camp store, games, and more.


  • Two days of private Surf Instruction
  • Morning and post-surf Yoga Classes
  • Welcome Dinner with brief water safety and surf etiquette education
  • Breakfast provided Saturday and Sunday
  • 2 nights accommodation included
  • Recommendations for local sites and bites!
GROUP SIZE max 12 people
START TIME Friday Check-In (4:00-6:00 pm)
FINISH TIME Sunday Approximately 2:00 pm / after lunch
WEAR Comfortable yoga and athletic clothing, sport shoes, jacket and sunscreen
Private surf lessons
Yoga clasess
Equipment: surfboard, wetsuit, gloves, booties
Local recommendations for siteseeing in your down time
Meals: Dinner Friday and Breakfast Saturday/Sunday
Experienced local guides
Waivers and/or Insurance
Free Shuttle to Surf Lessons
Travel and activity insurance
Extra food & drinks
Tips are optional and not included in the price

Day 1 – Friday

  • 4:00-6:00 pm Check-In 
  • 6:00-7:00 pm Settle In/Meet and Greet (Guides and Guests alike) w/ Dinner
  • 7:00-8:30 pm Water Safety and Surf Etiquette Lesson
  • Snooze Say goodnight and prepare for bed! 

Day 2 – Saturday

  • 7:00-7:45 am Wake up/Breakfast
  • 8:00-8:30 am Prepare for Yoga/Stretch
  • 8:30-9:00 am Morning Yoga/Stretch
  • 9:30 – 11:00 am morning Beach/land/surf lesson
  • noon Lunch time
  • 2:30 – 4:00 pm afternoon surf lesson
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm Restorative Yoga
  • 7:30 pm Dinner

***Massage Optional***


Day 3 – Sunday

  • 7:00-7:45 am Wake up/Breakfast (6:00-7:45 am)
  • 8:00-8:30 am Prepare for Yoga/Stretch
  • 8:30-9:00 Morning Yoga/Stretch
  • 9:30 – 11:00 Beach/Land/Surf Lesson
  • Restorative Yoga (Optional)
  • Lunch / after lunch (goodbye) always comes too fast

***Massage Optional***

We are passionate adventure travelers ourselves. We have spent our lives in search of the ultimate outdoor experiences. You will gain skills in outdoor activities and meet like-minded individuals to share wonderful adventures.
Your surf/yoga guides are local and experienced professionals who have a real passion for outdoor activities and for the culture and nature in general.
 Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on hand reach to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip. We choose our guides for their expertise in outdoor activities. They are experts in their fields.
We only run small group adventures to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and not get lost in the crowd. There will be min 4 & max 12 people per group.
Our tour caters for a wide age range, typically between 20 and 60 years old, but age is simply a state of mind, as they say, and we welcome anyone over the age of 18! 
Tours are designed at your own pace and you will enjoy no matter what your age.

We recommend following general training in the weeks leading up to your trip.
 Your guide will be very happy to give you some surf skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your ocean adventure.

As fellow sports enthusiasts, we understand the comfort you may find in riding with your own gear. During this course, surf gear will be provided.
Medical insurance is mandatory for all of our holidays and courses.
Attention to the smallest details, expertise, and great local guides are the key to a successful adventure.