For those who are eager for a true adventure and to surf waves they have never seen; this one’s for you. 
Learn from the experts, improve your techniques and find a new flow. It’s an adventure like no other.

What’s It All About?

Do you struggle with back pain on day two into your surf trip? Ever tried to hit a section and know that your body isn’t ready for impact? Are your session times and wave counts limited by your paddle power? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this masterclass may be the one for you.

What Will Be Covered?

Through his experience in competitive surfing and over ten years as a movement and mobility expert, Mitch Barraclough, can identify weakness in your body mechanics to help you adapt your training and begin to ride those waves you’ve dreamt of. You’ll be surfing with flow, power, confidence and precision.

Over the four days, Mitch will:
  • Test your body’s mobility and mechanics to understand the missing link.
  • Unpack and explore the Surfers Critical Hierarchy that includes breathe ability, posture and more.
  • Create individual training solutions.
  • Explore any prior injuries and how to adapt your surfing to them.
  • Master how to move for surfing.
  • Fix what your body can’t do in movement clinics with a video assessment to follow.
  • Provide insight into the positioning in the line-up, paddle power and mindset for surfing bigger waves.

So Far So Good? Here’s Some More Details

Thursday 2:00PM 29th April - 3:00PM Sunday 2nd May

A Natives Escape 
32 Codys Road Valla Beach

Limited to a total of 6 guests

Intermediate to Advanced

A total of $1200

All food, accommodation, transport, take home course learnings, surf photography & video content



  • 3:00 - Arrival
  • 3:30 - Introduction
  • 4:00 - Ice Bath
  • 4:30 - Debrief of Weekend Surf Forecast Explanation
  • 5:00 - Into into Surfing Paddling, Positioning, Mindset and Energy Output
  • 6:00 - Dinner & Fire


  • 6:00 - Tea & Coffee
  • 6:30 - Morning Breath Routine
  • 6:45 - Quick Light Breakfast
  • 7:30 - Depart for Beach
  • 11:30 - Return from Surf Lunch
  • 11:00 - Breath-work Learning & Session
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • 1:30 - Free Time & One on One Analysis with Mitch
  • 3:00 - Movement Masterclass with Mitch
  • 4:30 - Ice Bath
  • 5:00 -  Fee Time
  • 5:30 - Learning Talk Around the Fire with Hugh
  • 6:30 - Dinner & Fire
  • 6:00 - Tea & Coffee
  • 6:30 - Morning Breath Routine
  • 6:45 - Quick Light Breakfast
  • 7:30 - Depart for Surf
  • 11:00 - Return from Surf
  • 11:30 - Breath-work Learning & Session
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • 1:30 - Free Time & One on One Analysis with Mitch
  • 3:00 - Movement Masterclass - Mitch
  • 4:30 - Ice Bath
  • 5:00 - Fee Time
  • 5:30 - Learning Talk Around the Fire with Sam
  • 6:30 - Dinner & Fire
  • Optional - Roll & Realise or Pre Bed Breath Meditation With Emma


  • 6:00 - Tea & Coffee
  • 6:30 - Morning Breath Routine
  • 6:45 - Quick Light Breakfast
  • 7:30 - Depart for Surf
  • 11:30 - Return from Surf
  • 12:00 - Pack
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • 1:30 - Debrief & Final Master Class with Emma & Mitch


Mitch Barraclough - The Natural Connection

Mobility & Movement Expert and WSL competitive surfer, Mitch has over 10 Years in his field. He uses his depth of knowledge about the human body, and makes connections others don’t. With a niche and passion for surf performance, Mitch’s understanding is holistic, impactful and effective. You will often find him at his local Queenscliff, rolling on the mat at The Combat Room or sipping chai at Berkelo. 


Emma Shearman - SISUU

Emma Sherman is the founder of SISUU and an XPT Performance Breath and Cold Water Immersion Coach. She uses her expertise to teach people how to implement effective breathing techniques into their daily lives, helping them feel calm, centred and courageous. Being an avid surfer, spearfisher and freediver, she demonstrates how revolutionary breathwork is four our health, mindset and performance and has worked with big wave surfers and international brands including Patagonia.

 Sam Brown - Weatherzone Meteorologist & Environmental Adviser

Bigwave lover, weather forecaster and environmental guru, Sam Brown, has a depth of knowledge in and outside of the classroom. Holding a masters in Environmental Research, Sam offers insights into how to better understand what is going on with our ocean, coast and ecosystem. With Mt Cook, Cape Fear, 20 + Foot Long Reef Bombie and a number of other wilderness trophies under his belt, Sam’s an underground legend who will share stories, inspire your surfing, and make you rethink your bucket list for life.

Join for the adventure, leave having experienced something special.



A 100% booking fee is required to secure your spot. This booking deposit is (50%) refundable, two weeks prior to the retreat start date. Registrants who do not show up or who cancel their booking within seven days prior to the event start date forfeit the full (100%) booking price.

In the case where the retreat is canceled due Covid-19, or borders of states have been closed due to Covid 19, the booking fee is fully refunded. Retreat cost is all-inclusive. There are no hidden costs. All content on retreat is not to be distributed or plagiarised.

We want you to feel safe and we take Covid-19 very seriously. However, we also understand the important of practice at this time. We will provide hand sanitiser, hand wash, tissues and disinfectant for all students, as well as deep clean the premises before and after retreat. We trust that if you do not feel well, are showing symptoms or have tested positive for Covid-19, you will not attend. We will do all that is required by NSW Health to ensure a safe, happy and healthy retreat :)

EMAIL US with questions big or small. We would love to have you there.