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Change Your Life
through Surfing

Change Your Life
Through Surfing

Surf-based soft-skills learning experiences and community support
designed to teach you how to change your life — for the best.

The MindSurf Experiences

Learn to Surf the Wave of Life

We use surfing as a way to teach you skills to bring positive change to your personal and professional life.

Whether you are going through a career change or a life transition, we combine surf-based soft-skill learning and community session programs to help you create your desired future.

Join a unique
MindSurf Experience

Learn power skills &
get community support

Go home equipped to
change your life

surfing morocco

The MindSurf Experience Morocco – Imsouane

11 to 18 November 2023
Starting at $2500USD
Limited to 8 spots

  • Six nights accommodation 
  • 3 meals/day + afternoon snack
  • Drinking water 
  • 8 hours of surf lessons
  • Over 15 hours of group workshops
  • 1-hour individual coaching
  • Airport transfers to/from Agadir

and then post Experience:

  • 1-year MindSurf community membership
  • Monthly 180min group sessions 
  • 4x30min 1:1 coaching sessions throughout the year
  • Guest speakers on relevant topics
  • Learning material & book recommendation

The MindSurf Experience Bali

19 to 26 August 2023
Starting at $3000USD
Limited to 6 spots

  • Six nights accommodation 
  • 3 meals/day + afternoon snack
  • Drinking water 
  • 8 hours of surf lessons
  • Over 15 hours of group workshops
  • 1-hour individual coaching
  • Airport transfers

and then post Experience:

  • 1-year MindSurf community membership
  • Monthly 180min group sessions 
  • 4x30min 1:1 coaching sessions throughout the year
  • Guest speakers on relevant topics
  • Learning material & book recommendation
Mind Surf Retreat Bali

Is there a gap between where you are and where you want to be?

You have a job, but you’re not living your dream.
You have a life but are not really living.

Happiness end-up escaping you.

Do you want to create a positive change in your life?

Would you like to be clear on what you want to do, overcome your limitations, and have the right tools to achieve your objectives?

If your answers are yes to most, if not all of those questions, then the MindSurf Experiences have been created for you.

Take the biggest adventure of all of them

Learn to Surf the wave of life

We created The MindSurf Experiences, a blended learning program combining surfing and, life coaching & community support to empower you to change your life.

In our program, Surfing, and life coaching are fully integrated with each other.

I am literally living my purpose because of what you taught me.

Josselyn Alabi, Athlete & Entrepreneur

Your coaching set me up for some very special things in my life.

Rob Noble, Managing Director at Runway

Working with Dris was a game-changer in my life!

Patrick Horstmann, Senior Account Executive
Surfing Retreat Bali

Dris helped me gain clarity for my life path and career.

Rochelle A. Santiago, Head of Central Operations at Google
Surfing retreat Bali

Dris helped me redefine my purpose

Helen Worrall CPsychol., Senior Consultant, Cappfinity

We believe in learning by doing,
and while having fun

No matter what your surfing level is,
every day we take you surfing and teach you a new skill

Surfing

“I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand.”

Confucius

Surfing has many parallels with life,
which makes it the best practice to embed these learnings

Surfing with Sartre Book

“What the surfer knows, in knowing how to ride a wave, bears on questions for the ages — about freedom, control, happiness, society, our relation to nature, the value of work, and the very meaning of life.”

Aaron James
Harvard Professor of Philosophy

Surfing Timothy Leary American psychologist

“Surfers are truly advanced people who are evolutionary for their general appreciation of waves and change. Many surfers become mystics. The surfing act is almost Taoist poetry. Almost Einsteinan.

Timothy Leary
American Psychologist

Surf-based soft-skill development

Surfing

We use surfing as a base to teach you power skills like adaptability, growth mindset, grit, resilience, and confidence, which are essential to your success.

  • Surf sessions

  • Personal development

  • Experimental skill learning

Lectures & Workshops

Coaching

We blend techniques from sports performance psychology, NLP, positive psychology, and mindfulness to help you unlock your full potential.

  • Lectures

  • Workshops

  • Learning material

High Performance Strategies

Optimizing

We share the latest scientific findings to help you improve your focus, boost your energy, and increase your strength and health for sustainable performance.

  • Longevity

  • Energy boosting

  • Mood & Drive enhancement

Community Membership

Community

Join a MindSurf Experience and get a one-year community membership access where monthly online sessions are hosted and facilitated by Coach Dris and community members, to support you during your journey.

  • 1-year community membership

  • Monthly group sessions

  • Guest speakers

Who needs to Surf the Wave of Change?

  • Corporate employees wanting to change career
  • Ambitious people looking for more meaning
  • Athletes wishing to enter the job market
  • Founders who want a shift in direction
  • Men and women who feel unhappy in their job
  • Individuals who are struggling to find clarity
  • People who want to escape the 9 to 5
  • Managers feeling stuck

Meet Your Coach

Hi, I am Coach Dris 👋

I have made it my mission to empower ambitious people to become their very best.

I have been a corporate employee, start-up founder, and athlete, and I have learned the hard way what it feels like to work hectically and live aimlessly. I experienced depression, burnout, and anxiety. On my way to recovery, I learned everything about finding meaning and purpose, energy management, recovery practices, and sustained high performance, which I now share with others.

Surfing has been a big part of my journey. When I hit rock bottom, I realized that surfing had already taught me a lot, which helped me recover and get stronger.

I have been surfing since I was 15 years old. Surfing taught me to fail repeatedly; I learned grit and resilience. Surf isn’t easy to learn; it takes months, if not years, to master. I learned to step out of my comfort zone, cultivate courage and stay calm under pressure when chaos is all over, and trust me; the ocean can be pretty mad!

Surfing taught me how to seize the opportunity when it presents itself and leverage it. Surfing is all about timing, being in the right place, and the right moment to take off and ride.

I learned to be patient, deal with frustration, and manage expectations. I learned to be flexible, adaptable, and creative. I knew some days were better than others, and driving for hours to find no waves meant I just needed to keep showing up.

I realized that riding ocean waves is similar to riding life waves.

I now combine surf analogies and teaching with positive psychology, NLP, eastern philosophy, sports psychology, and social and emotional intelligence to empower ambitious people to become their best. My coaching approach is multidisciplinary. I am methodical and practical. I only use strategies and tools that are backed up by science.

I have supported CEOs, Professional Athletes, Executives, Teams, and Entrepreneurs worldwide to reach their full potential and create more impact in their world.

My uniqueness is combining what I learned from surfing with coaching techniques. I can see systems and processes in a way that people would appreciate and which can show them possibilities where they can’t.

Read my full story >

Mind Surf Experience Head Coach
Surf and life coaching with coach dris

Join The Next MindSurf Experience

Surf the wave of change

Clarity

Empowerment

Community

  • A life changing MindSurf Experience

  • 1-year MindSurf community membership

  • Monthly 180min cohort sessions 

  • 4x30min individual coaching sessions

  • Guest speakers on relevant topics

  • Learning material & book recommendation

  • Find support in a community of like-minded

  • Find clarity and a sense of direction

  • Feel empowered and strong

  • Learn strategies for sustainable performance

  • Improve your mindset & outlook on life

  • Learn to surf and maybe get hooked

surfing morocco

The MindSurf Experience Morocco – Imsouane

11 to 18 November 2023
Starting at $2500USD
Limited to 8 spots

  • Six nights accommodation 
  • 3 meals/day + afternoon snack
  • Drinking water 
  • 8 hours of surf lessons
  • Over 15 hours of group workshops
  • 1-hour individual coaching
  • Airport transfers to/from Agadir

and then post Experience:

  • 1-year MindSurf community membership
  • Monthly 180min group sessions 
  • 4x30min 1:1 coaching sessions throughout the year
  • Guest speakers on relevant topics
  • Learning material & book recommendation

The MindSurf Experience Bali

19 to 26 August 2023
Starting at $3000USD
Limited to 6 spots

  • Six nights accommodation 
  • 3 meals/day + afternoon snack
  • Drinking water 
  • 8 hours of surf lessons
  • Over 15 hours of group workshops
  • 1-hour individual coaching
  • Airport transfers

and then post Experience:

  • 1-year MindSurf community membership
  • Monthly 180min group sessions 
  • 4x30min 1:1 coaching sessions throughout the year
  • Guest speakers on relevant topics
  • Learning material & book recommendation
Mind Surf Retreat Bali
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