Surf Fiji with Salty Gypsy X The Drifter X Humanus – JULY/AUG 2016

DATE CHANGE TO Sat 30th JULY – Sat 6th AUGUST, 2016
Keen to surf the Pacific this 2016 season? I’ve teamed up with Danny Clayton from Salt Gypsy and Courtney Webb from Humanus to bring some like-minded ocean women together for a 7 night/8 day trip to Fiji this JULY/AUGUST.
*(date has been changed due to Cyclone Winston and travel warnings issued by the Aust Gov)
Why surf with us?
Ming has two years experience working & surfing around Fiji’s Coral Coast and besides building an impressive photographic portfolio shooting for the likes of Billabong,, O’Neill, Summersite, and Surfing World among others, Ming’s experience and love for Fiji is the perfect complement to Danny’s experience running boat charters and day trips in the Maldives & Indonesia over the last 5 years. Adding to the mix is our friend, Courtney Webb, who is bringing her expertise across the Pacific to facilitate a week of surf-specific strengthening and conditioning.
Our goal is to provide quality surf travel options for discerning water women and we’d love for you to join us.

Dates: Sat 30th JULY – Sat 6th AUGUST, 2016
Price: $2500 AUD (flights & travel insurance not included)
Our Fiji surf trip includes:
  • Professional photo package of edited group and personal surf images from the trip (for personal use only). USB provided. Photography by Ming Nomchong. Valued at over $500 AUD.
  • Postural Habilitation sessions with Courtney Webb (Holistic Physical Conditioning Coach) providing daily surf-specific flexibility, mobility & strength essentials. Personalised massage/body work will also be on offer if the need should arise. Valued over $1000 AUD.
  • Salt Gypsy surf pack (your choice of either 1 x surf leggings or rashguard, 1 x muscle tank, 1 x travel wrap, 1 x organic zinc). Valued at over $250 AUD. Plus a VIP discount at our SG shop for any extra surf supplies you may need for your trip (surf bikinis, skincare, towels).
  • Unlimited local Coral Coast boat transfers daily ( see SURF BREAK PDF from Waidroka)
  • Twin or triple share accommodation (see below for more info)
  • Meals inc. 3 course dinners
  • Return airport transfers
  • Fijian Government “Environmental Levy” of $134.70 FJD
Optional extras as follows:
  • Boat transfers to Frigates charged at $70 FJD per transfer
  • Diving, local market visits, hiking….
We have the following available:
  • 2 x Ocean Front Bure (2 rooms with twin share, total 4 guests per Bure)
  • 2 x Ocean View Rooms for twin or triple share
Please email to reserve your spot. 50% deposit required to confirm your place/booking.
All accommodation will be twin share, however, if you have a group of 3 please email us and we can offer alternative accommodation options.
Ts & Cs
  • 50% deposit on booking required to confirm your spot
  • No refunds of deposit. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, a cancellation can be made with the transfer of your deposit to a nominated person taking your place.
  • Photo packages will be a mix of professionally edited group, lifestyle and individual images from the trip. These will be provided on USB and are for personal use only (non-commercial). If you would like to license any images from the trip, please liaise directly with Ming about licensing fees.
  • You must provide your own travel insurance. We recommend World Nomads or Travel Insurance Direct.
  • We do not take responsibility for any injuries or illness that may occur during the trip. We advise bringing your own first aid supplies and travel insurance. 
  • Waiver form to be read and signed prior to trip commencing. 

Your Hosts:


Danielle Clayton

Who is Salt Gypsy?

Salt Gypsy™ is a curated surf boutique and independent surf lifestyle supplier that celebrates female surf athleticism, diversity and style in the lineup. 

SG offer products and experiences for the discerning woman of the water; surf and après-surf wear, boat trips for advanced female surfers, and curated surf and independent design news from around the world. The original surf legging revolutionists, we surftest our product selection before bringing it to you: check out our research here, and here.

Resigning from a job and team she loved at Billabong NZ to buy a one-way ticket to the tropics, slugging back Singapore Slings enroute to the unknown, Salt Gypsy founder, Danielle Clayton, spent three seasons as a surf guide in the Maldives,

Throughout 2012, her third season working under tropical sun, Danielle’s sole intention was to create a platform that supported and showcased indie surfwear designers making rad gear. Concurrent to the blog and not finding surf leggings on the market that either a) suited her style or b) suited her surf guide wages, she had a couple of pairs whipped up for herself, promoted through the Salt Gypsy blog, took orders for the original bespoke surf leggings, and the legging trend in women’s surfwear you see today was born.

Salt Gypsy™ Pty Ltd. is a registered Australian company and headquartered in Byron Bay, Australia.




Courtney Webb

Who is Humanus?

Humanus is a health and wellness portal providing holistic and practical means for physical habilitation and life-fulfilment.

Courtney grew up intimately connected with the elements on the worlds second largest sand island named Minjerribah, or more commonly known as North Stradbroke Island. She spent her childhood bare foot on sacred indigenous land, swimming in pristine oceans and in fresh water lakes.

The islands rich natural environment planted seeds within her from an early age, for a life full of adventure and deep connection.

Life experiences, health challenges and physical injuries have deepened Courtney’s curiosity towards the process of life and help her to expand humbly into all levels of her being. Dedicated to enriching her earthly experience she broadens her awareness and understanding into human structure and function, athletic conditioning, restorative therapies, philosophy, nutrition, permaculture, natural medicine, astrology and ancient indigenous healing modalities.

Over the past 11 years of Courtney profession she has worked with the likes of athletes, corporate tycoons, the elderly, parents and children, along side peoples challenged with disability, autoimmune diseases, mental health conditions and chronic injuries.

Courtney passionately supports individuals through an empowering process of self-realisation through means of exploration, restoration and unification.

Ming Nomchong
Who is The Drifter?

Ming Nomchong is an Australia based fashion and lifestyle photographer residing in Byron Bay. Raised on the beaches of eastern Australia with a camera in one hand and a surfboard in the other, Ming Nomchong has built an international reputation with her authentic sun ’n’ surf fashion and lifestyle images. Ming loves the energy of a beautiful place, and she knows how to capture that on camera. Her photographs are imbued with a rare combination of edge, adventure and style. And clients as diverse as Billabong, Cotton One, and Bulleit count on Ming’s easygoing energy and knack for capturing those “in-between” moments to bring their brands to life.

The Drifter was conceived as a creative outlet for Ming’s personal work, born from a love of surfing, travelling and a life by the sea.  It has now gathered a popular following of like minded salty sea folk from all around the world and is a space that celebrates living  “a salty life”.

Through Ming’s kaleidoscopic images of fashion, coastal living, and the ocean, The Drifter tells stories of ocean folk and the salty lifestyles they lead. Covering all aspects of our coastal lifestyle, The Drifter is full of articles, editorials and journeys covering surfing, lifestyle, fashion and ocean conservation.



Some past Fiji posts from The Drifter to get your surf froth on:

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