Santa Cruz

WODcationSM  Santa Cruz: Vacation at the birthplace of CrossFit!  

WODcationSM Santa Cruz currently offers two locations within Santa Cruz that are available to you during your stay. WODcationSM Santa Cruz is an action packed 5 day fully structured vacation in Santa Cruz, California, that will keep you fit and focused, while at the same time providing you a chance to relax and recharge.

WODcationSM Santa Cruz is the perfect opportunity to visit one of the most popular vacation destinations in the World. The CrossFit Athlete’s dream vacation, WODcationSM Santa Cruz offers unlimited weekly enrollment at CrossFit Amundson Santa Cruz, the CrossFit gym owned and operated by Greg Amundson, the founder of the WODcationSM. During WODcationSM Santa Cruz you’ll have an opportunity to participate in two outdoor workouts, one at the famous Seacliff State Beach wooden stairs, and the other at the University of California Santa Cruz outdoor track, where you’ll have a chance to set a personal record on the famous CrossFit WOD “Helen”.

In addition to group CrossFit training, the WODcationSM includes one free private class with Greg Amundson, and a personal Goal Setting Consultation. With our “Luxury” housing option, two meals are included, one at the original CrossFit hangout the Silver Spur for breakfast, and the other in a more intimate setting at Cafe Cruz.

Housing Option #1 “Luxury Condo” [Limited Availability – Register Soon!]

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The CrossFit Amundson WODcationSM “Luxury Condo” is a new (built in 2012) fully furnished condo overlooking the historical O’Neils Surf Shop and steps from Pleasure Point shopping and fine-dining experiences. A short 5 minute walk to downtown Capitola and Privates Beach will leave you breathless. You will be provided with a key to access this unique private beach and great uncrowded surf spot. World famous surf spots the “Hook” and “Pleasure Point” are also just a short walk away, as well as a three minute walk to CrossFit Amundson. A CrossFit Athlete’s paradise, walk to your own surf break, CrossFit gym, and private beach.

The “Luxury Condo” comes fully furnished with top of the line Italian appliances, Yamaha wood piano, Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams leather coffee-chair and ottoman, custom made George Nelson Bubble lamp and outdoor patio with a commanding view of Pleasure Point and the ocean. The Condo also comes with a private garage, complete with 5 Stand Up Paddle Boards, available for your use.

The all-inclusive 5 day WODcationSM Santa Cruz package at our “Luxury Condo” is $2000.00. (Peak season of April through September)

Nightly rate during off-season (October – March) is $350.00 a night, minimum three night stay required.

Housing Option #2 – “Luxury Home” [Sold Out for 2015!]



The CrossFit Amundson WODcationSM “Luxury Home” is a newly remodeled cottage steps from “Private’s” beach, which is a gated and private neighborhood beach. You will be provided with a key to access this unique private beach and great uncrowded surf spot. A five minute walk along the ocean will take you to shopping and dining in Capitola Village and awesome Capitola Beach. World famous surf spots the “Hook” and “Pleasure Point” are also just a short walk away. A CrossFit Athlete’s paradise, walk to your own surf break, private beach, and BBQ pit! Surfboad and wetsuit racks are right outside your door in a secure patio area for easy access.

The WODcationSM Santa Cruz “Luxury Home” comes complete with a full kitchen, new stainless steel appliances, and everything you need to prepare a gourmet Zone friendly meal right at home. The house has hardwood floors in the main living space and carpeted bedrooms. Surf themed art work fill the house with a laid back vacation feel. The Bali room has a queen bed and tropical décor with a walk-in closet and a view of the landscaped patio. The Captiva room is a bright summer themed room with two twin beds and a closet. This room also accesses the landscaped patio. Relax in the sun with the outdoor dining table and chairs surrounded by flowers and birds, including hummingbirds. The patio deck is perfect for barbecuing on the grill or relaxing with a glass of wine.

The WODcationSM house is a short 10 minute walk to CrossFit Amundson Santa Cruz and a fifteen minute walk to Whole Foods Market, the perfect organic shopping experience, as well as the charming downtown beach community Capitola Village. Several unique Santa Cruz coffee houses, including our neighbor and friend Coffeetopia are also located conveniently nearby.

Housing Option #3 “Rustic” [Sold Out 2015!]



If you are more interested in austere, quite and intimate living conditions, we have the perfect place for you. Located on a hillside estate overlooking the famous Aptos hills, this completely custom 30 foot Airstream is an adventure travelers paradise. Complete with granite counter tops, hardwood floors, and a 200 foot fenced patio area, it’s like camping with all the luxury of a five star resort. There is a kitchen and gas stove, so your favorite meals can be made each day.

What’s Included?

WODcationSM’ Santa Cruz (at both housing option locations) is a 5 day dream fitness vacation. On the day of your arrival, you’ll meet with Greg Amundson for a tour of Santa Cruz and an introduction to the operations at CrossFit Amundson. With our “Luxury” housing options, a welcome dinner at Cafe Cruz, complimentary juice or smoothie and salon treatment (pedicure and manicure) will be included at no cost.

  • Sunday: Check in after 5:00 PM.
  • Monday: Private Training and/or Goal Setting Consultation at CrossFit Amundson with Greg Amundson. Unlimited access to CrossFit Amundson.
  • Tuesday: Group WOD at CrossFit Amundson. Run the Seacliff Staris at 3:00 PM. Unlimited access to CrossFit Amundson.
  • Wednesday: Private Training and/or Goal Setting Consultation at CrossFit Amundson. Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboard at Private’s Beach with our WOD SUP Expert! Unlimited access to CrossFit Amundson.
  • Thursday: Advanced Group workout at CrossFit Amundson at 8:30 AM. Second WOD at 2:00 PM at UC Santa Cruz Track & Field for “Helen”! Unlimited access to CrossFit Amundson.
  • Friday: Group breakfast at Silver Spur at 9:00 AM. SUP lesson at Santa Cruz Harbor or Privates Beach at 1:30 PM. Unlimited access to CrossFit Amundson.
  • Saturday: Group coffee at Coffeetopia at 9:00 AM. Join in the CrossFit Amundson community workout at 10:00 AM. Check out by 12:00 PM.

Additional Opportunities:

  • Private Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lesson with World Champion Garth Taylor!
  • Private Krav Maga Lesson with Greg Amundson!
  • Mountain Bike Rentals!
  • Kayak Rental and Monterey Bay Tour!
  • Moonlight Ocean Kayak at the Santa Cruz Harbor!
  • Hiking in the Santa Cruz Mountains!
  • Stand Up Paddle with CrossFit Amundson
  • Scuba Diving Lessons and Certification!
  • Deep Sea Fishing on the Monterey Bay! Cook your catch back at the dock!

The all-inclusive 5 day WODcationSM Santa Cruz package at our “Luxury Condo” is $2000.00 for groups of up one or two people. The all-inclusive 5 day WODcationSM Santa Cruz package at our “Luxury House” is $1,700.00 and our “Rustic Housing Option” is $1200.00 for groups of one or two.  Price includes all accommodations, all activities at CrossFit Amundson, free use of the CrossFit Amundson 11 foot SUP Boards, and private Goal Setting consultations. We take credit card and check payments, or you can register and pay through PayPal. A 50% deposit is required at the time of reservation.

More Information:
To register for WODcationSM Santa Cruz, to check availability or for more information, please e-mail: Shorter or longer visits to Santa Cruz may be arranged on a case by case basis.