Salty Goddess Women’s Week

The Wild and Free women’s surf trip, Fiji. 7 Magical days of reconnection, rejuvenation, surfing and wellness hosted by Brisa Hennessy.

We are bringing together women specialists and healers from all over to create a transformative experience and life-changing women’s surf trip. From yoga, breath work, sound baths & guided mediations to surfing & water sports, sushi classes and the best culinary experience. Join us to reconnect to the inner salty goddess within.

Join pro surfers and Namotu regulars, Brisa Hennessy and Brittany Penarosa to take your surfing to the next level. Britt and Brisa’s group sessions are full of tips from the experts to give you greater confidence and skill. There’s snorkelling, fishing, foiling and stand up paddle while out of the water you’ll enjoy yoga, breath work and sound baths, professional massage and even a sushi and cooking class. All meals, transfers and even professional photography are included.

Enquire below for more details and availability.


1-8 December 2024

    Brisa Hennessy

    A professional Surfer, olympian, ocean advocate, cook, and water woman. Brisa is all about spreading the love of surfing and the healing powers of the ocean and connection. She has helped her mum with women circles and has done events with non profits like Unicef to get girls in sport and in the ocean. There hasn’t been one person that she couldn’t get to stand up on their first wave.

    Katie Hennessy

    A mother, a chef, warrrior and woman of the waves. She has held multiple women circles around the world, but her favourite has been with the beautiful Fijian woman of Namotu Island. She also makes the best sushi in the world and she shares her love for cooking and connection with everyone she meets.

    She is the heart in every way.

    Wendy Ferri

    A mother, animal lover, surfer and all around healer and light being. Certified in Kundalini Yoga/breathwork, Wendy combines these energy healing skills with her passion for physical and mental fitness to empower others to take the leap towards discovering who they truly are and the potential they hold. Just being in her presence will lift you up.

    Brittany Pennarosa

    A professional surfer, ocean advocate, certified surf instructor and breath worker, Brittany is a true water woman in every sense. Her passion for wellness and the ocean has brought her around the world, spreading the love of surfing and her undeniable zest for life and connection.

    Hana Miller

    She is the balanced woman of a goddess in every way. A certified Holistic Health Practitioner with a Masters in Chinese Medicine specialising in women’s hormonal health. Hana has used her healing magic to help women transform their health and experience a life free of pain and full of presence, energy, emotional steadiness, and true balance.

    Lisa Hyde

    A mother, a water woman and a nurse of over 17 years, Lisa is such a light of love and is the life of the party all while making sure the party is safe! She has been coming to Namotu for 5 years and is a wealth of knowledge in the ocean and wellness space.

    Pip Sumbak

    A true culinary wizard and one of the most bubbly people you will meet, Pip brings the ultimate immersive, life changing culinary experience to food. Coming to Namotu since 2014, Pip uses her love for sustainable quality ingredients and unique preparations like her signature open fire cooking to create an experience you will not forget!

    Carrie Abt

    A water woman, and certified massage therapist and lymphatic drainage specialist. Carrie has been working with women and athletes for over 20 years. She has the magical healing touch and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to women’s bodies and finding the balance within.

    Emily Jay

    A water woman, and certified massage therapist and lymphatic drainage specialist. Carrie has been working with women and athletes for over 20 years. She has the magical healing touch and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to women’s bodies and finding the balance within.

    Photography and Video by Hannah Prewitt

    Capturing your moments is a big part of these weeks, both to aid in coaching and also give you some great shots to take home. This week Hannah Prewitt is the special guest photographer.

    Hannah is one of the best ocean lifestyle photographers. Based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, she has been shooting professionally for the last 5 years all over the world. Also being a marine biologist, the ocean is her favourite subject and she creates, beautiful, unique and magical images that evokes a feeling of peace and serenity.

    7 Nights on Namotu Island: Watersports Paradise

    Located just off the coast of Viti Levu, Namotu Island Resort is one of the most southern islands in the Mamanuca Island Group. Namotu gets surf year round and is situated a stone’s throw from Fiji’s best surf breaks and in the heart of a wide variety of reefs that create incredible waves.

    Check Namotu Lefts, Swimming Pools and Wilkes Pass from the beach or travel just 10 minutes to surf Cloudbreak and 5 minutes to Restaurants. There are lefts and rights, fast and hollow or waves for beginners. Surf, SUP, kite, foil or sail, we have it all on our doorstep. Unlike other resorts, Namotu prides itself on unlimited use of surf boats so you can spend as much or as little time in the water as you like. You can even join the Island’s resident fisherman as he catches fish for the restaurant, all included in your stay.

    If you love the ocean, this is your paradise. The Fiji Islands enjoys a tropical climate, with average temperatures in the winter months (June-August) of about 84 ‘ F or 29’C and in the summer months of about 88’F or 31’C. Namotu is easily accessible from the mainland; it takes just over an hour by bus and boat from the international airport making it a relatively simple trip for many.

    Surf Conditions

    November and December are typically excellent months in Fiji, sitting just outside Trade Wind season and before the summer season when winds can become more northerly. This time of year tends to provide glassy days, regular swells and ideal conditions for foiling and surfing. High tide is ideal for foiling while low to mid tide works best for surfing the local breaks so you can do it all or chose your own adventure.

    Surf Paradise

    Namotu has incredible foil waves for all levels right on its doorstep as well as world-class waves such as Cloudbreak, Swimming Pools, Namotu Lefts, Restaurants and Wilkes just moments away.

    No matter your level, there is a break for you. We have rights, lefts, hollow and fat waves within a stone’s throw of the Namotu.

    Yoga, Snorkelling & Island Hops

    Each day our yoga instructor will guide you through a stretch or vinyasa session suitable for every body and is available throughout the week for private sessions as desired. Snorkel our beautiful reef just metres from the the beach or request an excursion to the coral gardens, Tavarua Clams or even Cloud9 and Seventh Heaven. There’s plenty to do for everyone. There are paddleboards, kayaks and massage as well as bars, pools and of course the beach to keep you busy.


    • Namotu standard inclusions:
    • 7 nights accommodation on Namotu Island Resort (Sunday – Sunday)
    • Unlimited use of surf boats with unlimited access to Namotu Lefts, Restaurants, Swimming Pools & Wilkes, plus first boat to Cloudbreak 
    • Surf guide in the water with you at all times to ensure you are safe
    • Fishing with resident fisherman onboard the Mai Kana
    • Use of soft top surfboards, snorkelling gear & paddleboards
    • 3 meals daily
    • Tea, coffee & filtered water
    • Round trip Airport transfers via bus and boat
    • Off-Island trips such as Cloud9, Musket Cove & more
    • Renowned Fijian night & local weekly entertainment
    • Wifi Internet
      • PLUS Signature Week inclusions:
      • Surf tips + lessons from Brisa and Britt. Take your surfing to the next level and feel more empowered and confident in the water
      • A variety of wellness activities daily including yoga, breath work & sound baths with Emily & Wendy
      • Hormonal talk with women’s hormonal specialist, Hana Miller where you learn how to heal your hormones naturally and transform your body, physically, emotionally and mentally
      • 1 complimentary customised massage treatment by professional Massage therapist Carrie
      • Sushi and cooking class with Katie. Learn more how to make sushi using the freshest fish caught by our very own on island fisherman or by you on our fishing trips! 
      • Daily sunset snacks by Pip. Experience the ocean, to fire pit, to table magic. A culinary experience you will not forget! 
      • Professional photography + memory photo package by Hannah Prewitt


    • Equipment hire – Don’t pack a thing, Let us take care of your equipment needs. $550/pp per week or $300pp/day inclusive of foils, wings, kites, bars, boards, surfboards, twin tips and accessories such as helmets and impact vests.
    • Massage, heli tours and transfers, & SCUBA additional but available


    • Airport/hotel to Marriott (45min by car) then Marriott to Namotu (25min by boat). Total trip 1hr 20min. 
    • If you arrive early we can transfer you to your pre-stay hotel. 
    • Please enquire for package pricing and availability. Prices vary depending on room.
    • All prices are quoted in US Dollars. When booking, you must book for the entire week on the dates listed.
    • The Island works in one-week blocks from Sunday to Sunday. Check-in is from 11:30am Sundays with check-out at 10am the following Sunday. 
    • Bookings are secured with a 35% non-refundable deposit. Balance is due 120 days prior to departure. 
    • Flights & luggage, beverages/bar tab, massage, gratuities, travel insurance are not included.


    To keep this week as a special women’s retreat, we ask that no men join.

    Any. From total beginner through advanced, this week is open to anyone.

    Yes. You will need a plan that covers medical emergencies and transport, trip cancellation, travel changes, loss of property and luggage. We recommend a comprehensive cover to ensure you’re protected. 

    Yes, wireless internet is included.

    Around 26 degrees.

    No, but a long sleeve wetsuit vest or rash vest can be handy.

    Depending on swell size there is any type of that you want, long and hollow, or short and fun. There are lefts and rights close to the Island.

    Yes, we can cater to a range of dietary restrictions, just let us know prior to travel. 

    There is a small store on the island but realistically imagine you are in the middle of nowhere, plan for your personal needs, sunscreens, any medications, rash vest etc before you get here. We’ll send you a list of things to pack as a guide.

    Please make sure you have your PADI certificate and bring your own gear if you like. There will be equipment available, however if you are particular, we recommend bringing wetsuit, fins u0026amp; snorkel. 

    240volt with Australian/New Zealand standard outlets. 

    You can leave a cash tip for Fijian staff in the box at checkout. It will be split evenly between the staff. If you’d like to tip your surf guides and coaches, please tip directly.

    Getting there

    The best way to arrive is by plane to Nadi International Airport (NAN). You’ll be picked up by one of Namotu’s private shuttles and from there by boat to tropical paradise – your home for the week. Helicopter and boat charters are available at an additional cost.

    Spend the Sunday afternoon settling into your bure, surfing and exploring the Island before the welcome drinks with your hosts at 6pm. While the weather is normally reliable, it does influence the day’s activities. There’s always something to do but the timetable is flexible to allow maximum enjoyment of the conditions.

    Checkout is 10am on Sunday. Hop on the final boat ride home where you’ll be bused back to Nadi Airport or a destination of your choosing.


    We have an amazing team of hosts who are there to teach, support and generally make your stay incredible. HOWEVER, if in the case of emergency, illness or similar, it is a possibility that one or more of the advertised hosts may be unable to attend. In this unlikely event we cannot offer a refund but we will guarantee to replace that staff member with someone equally capable to ensure your week is not affected.