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With wellbeing at the heart of our therapeutic surfing, sauna, and cold-water community, we offer lifestyle activity clubs and courses designed to improve mental and physical health. Our programs are enriched by our passion for nature, adventure, mindfulness, and shared experiences.



Resurface originated from a profound recognition of the UK's need for people to reconnect and forge friendships in a health-promoting, secure environment, and is driven by our passion for the outdoors and the sea. Our program, grounded in evidence-based practices, nurtures a supportive peer environment.

Our inclusive and purpose-driven culture in Bournemouth & Poole prioritises kindness and warmth in every interaction. We understand that starting something new can be daunting, so we encourage anyone feeling uncertain to reach out and join us. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, we're here to support you every step of the way.

Each of our courses is meticulously designed to foster community, offering tailored options for student-focused groups and individuals aged 21 and above. We invite you to explore our Lifestyle Club (16-21 years) or Local Retreat (21 years+) sessions and connect with us to learn more or refer someone who may benefit from our programmes.


Tailored for adults aged 21 and above, offering a laid-back wellness community in Dorset. The retreat runs in two seasons: the first from September to December, and the second from March to June.

In today's society, where many seek alternatives to traditional social settings like bars, our retreat provides a modern interpretation of the "third place" concept—a welcoming environment outside of home and work where people can gather, relax, and connect in a healthy, meaningful way. Whether you're a lifelong resident of Dorset seeking like-minded connections or someone new to the area longing for a sense of belonging, this retreat is for you.

Here, you'll find a sanctuary focused on mindful surfing, hot-cold exposure, and lifestyle improvement therapy, all led by dedicated professionals. Join us to build meaningful relationships with others who share similar goals and experiences, and embark on this transformative journey towards improved wellbeing.



Our Lifestyle Club, running from September to June, is designed for young adults aged 16-21, guiding them through some of the most crucial years of their lives. As a student-focused group, we offer year-round benefits of surfing and cold water/sauna immersion, creating a like-minded social community.​

You don’t need any surfing or cold exposure experience to join, just a willingness to try. This transformational journey will allow you to take ownership of a healthy lifestyle and make meaningful connections along the way. At Resurface, we ensure members can shape their hobbies through close partnerships with surf, sauna, and social providers.

Resurface is centered around health-promoting activities; it's not a quick fix, but a lifestyle change that you control.


“Resurface is like stepping into a different world. I leave behind the daily challenges and enter a welcoming community where I can truly be myself. Here, I can finally live in the moment, free from the constant distractions of everyday life. Plus, the activities are amazing – surfing, jumping in the sea, and hanging out with incredible people. It's not every day you get these opportunities. Resurface has truly changed my life.” 


Surfing is often associated with laid-back lifestyles and carefree fun, yet today, it stands as a potent tool for personal wellbeing. Learning to surf with Resurface means stepping out of your comfort zone into a supportive community of like-minded individuals. Here, you'll cultivate mindfulness, resilience to stress, improve fitness levels, and reconnect deeply with nature.

During our surfing sessions, we provide all necessary equipment, including wetsuits and surfboards. For winter months, we recommend purchasing your own boots and gloves. After the session, there are private changing rooms and a hot shower available, though many prefer using the open, unisex area with changing robes or towels.

Rain or shine, surfing offers a sanctuary to reconnect with the natural world and immerse yourself in a health-promoting blue-space environment. A pivotal benefit of surfing is entering the 'flow state,' a mental zone of complete immersion and focus that offers profound relief from distress. Additionally, surfing boosts physical fitness, enhances mental wellbeing, improves sleep quality, builds confidence, and uplifts overall mood.

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Combining ancient wisdom with progressive wellness through heat exposure, cold immersion, & connection, immerse yourself in this revitalising experience—a practice pioneered by Nordic cultures centuries ago.

Hosted by our sponsor, The Saltwater Sauna, featuring a panoramic sea-view window and wood-fired stove, this experience offers more than mere relaxation. The sauna is inherently a social environment, fostering deep, authentic conversations naturally stimulated by the relaxation of the heat and the mood boost from the cold plunge.

Contrast therapy utilises alternating heat and cold to enhance vitality and mental resilience. Cold water immersion can trigger the release of mood-boosting neurotransmitters and stimulate white blood cell production, potentially fortifying the immune system. Simultaneously, sauna therapy can reduce stress, enhance mood, improve circulation, reduce inflammation, and support cardiovascular and skin health through detoxification.

Together, these practices synergistically aim to rejuvenate both body and mind, leaving you feeling refreshed, revitalised, and ready to embrace life with renewed vigor.





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