About

Helena Richardson
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Founder and Yoga Teacher

Hi, my name is Helena, I’m originally from Poland where I spent most of my life. At the beginning of 2015 I left with one way ticket to Bali to become a yoga teacher and change my life completely. While living in Bali I fell in love with surfing and simple lifestyle that revolves around ocean.

After meeting love of my life and moving to Australia, my relationship with surfing had mainly status “it’s complicated”. While I was pregnant I didn’t surf at all and once I started going out again it felt like learning everything from the beginning.
I felt inadequate in the water. Being surrounded by majority of men, who lived by the ocean their whole life, made me feel quite self conscious. It took awhile to feel the stoke again.

During this past couple years I also met other women who had similar feelings. Lots of them dreaming of learning to surf but at the same time feeling too intimidated, not having another female friends interested in that, thinking they’re too old...
And that’s how the idea of Women Soulful Surf was born.


It’s an inclusive place that welcomes all women, no matter age or experience. It’s a place where you’ll fall in love with surfing and yoga. Meet other likeminded women and feel empowered and supported during your journey.

I’m not a surf instructor, actually I still have lots to learn myself, but I love sharing the stoke that comes from time spend in the water. I work with amazing female surf coaches that help you catch your first wave or progress in your surf journey.

Mikayla Atkins
Surf Instructor

I'm Mikayla, I'm a 22 year old that never takes life too seriously. I grew up in Caves Beach, learnt to surf when I was about 12 with my long haired dad & have never looked back.
I've been a surf coach for almost 5 years now & a Interior Designer for my 9-5 when I'm not in the ocean.


Watching everyone's stoke levels when they're in the water catching waves is priceless. The ocean has helped me in many ways to not only better my physical health, but also the well-being of my mental health.

 

I'm thrilled at the opportunity to teach all you lovely ladies the beauty of the ocean & what it has to offer.
See you out in the waves!!

Tiffany Boddey
Surf Instructor

Hi, I’m Tiffany, a coffee enthusiast with a latte in hand for every surf-check. I grew up around the Lake Macquarie area, learnt to surf with dad at age 11 and haven’t got out of the ocean since.


For the past 5 years, I’ve been working primarily as a School Counsellor and surfing in every spare second. In 2018, my 19 Year Love of Surfing was formalised through Surf Rescue and Surf Instructor qualifications.
I’m passionate about helping women find a physical activity that’s rewarding, as I have experienced my own barriers when it comes to exercise due to living with anxiety and endometriosis.


I’m a dog person through and through and have one very precious and expensive fur baby of my own, Luna who loves the coastline just as much as much as me!