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A ONCE IN A LIFETIME SURF COACHING RETREAT AT  INDONESIA'S FINAL FRONTIER...

AN EXCLUSIVE 7-DAYS OF IMMERSIVE TECHNICAL, EXPERT SURF TUITION AT INDO'S BEST KEPT SECRET

WEEK 1: AUG 19TH - 26TH

WEEK 2: AUG 26TH - 2ND SEPT

*MAXIMUM 12 PEOPLE*


A DREAM - ONCE IN A LIFETIME - LUXURY SURF TRIP TO UNTOUCHED, UNCROWDED PERFECTION...

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK, TANTALISINGLY BEAUTIFUL, SURROUNDED BY INCREDIBLE WAVES

Sound too good to be true? 

Well it isn't.

We're taking a small, intimate group to Indo's best kept secret: Simeulue Island.

A tropical Island perched just north of the Mentawaii atolls, littered with perfect waves and no crowds. 

For a week straight we'll be hosting a unique surf coaching experience for a small group of intrepid surfers that want to improve - nurtured by our expert coaching staff, utilising our cutting edge teaching methods - you'll be taken on an unforgettable surfing journey of a lifetime.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Yes, the Island is beautiful, and the beachfront accommodation is incredible too (more on that in a minute).

But forget all that for a minute as we're here to dissect your surfing and fast track your surf progression.

We're here to:

  • FILM EVERYTHING:  Every wave, from every session.
  • VIDEO BREAKDOWN: Nothing beats video breakdowns for uncovering any blind spots in your technique, and any bad habits that are holding you back.
  • BESPOKE TUITION: Yes, we have a structured roadmap to take all our students on, but we're here to give non-stop, bespoke individualised tuition throughout too.
  • PERFECT CANVAS: It's much easier to make big leaps in advancement when you have a predictable, perfect canvas to work with each and every time. Perfect waves allow for repetition like no other.
  • SOCIAL PROOF: You won't just be learning from our experienced coaches, but from the other students around you too. Seeing other people like you do new things, pick up new skills, facilitates learning and speeds up progression.

A TYPICAL DAY

We're here to do everything within our power to help you improve, so surfing expect to be surfing A LOT.

As a rough guide our daily schedule will be as follows:

- Early rise, breakfast & stretch.

- Morning surf.

- Lunch

- Afternoon surf

- Daily video breakdown

- Dinner, beers, sunsets and sleep.


SIMEULUE ISLAND

UNTOUCHED, UNCROWDED PERFECTION

SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS

WORLD CLASS SURF BREAKSa

TROPICAL WATER YEAR ROUND

UNCROWDED


WHAT TYPE OF WAVES WILL WE BE SURFING?

Our unique location on the island puts us right in the middle of a number of world class waves. 

Each has their own unique flavour and works in different tides, winds, swell directions ect, and there's plenty to go around for different levels too.

Here's a breakdown of what to expect:


THE PEAK

SUITABLE FOR: BEGINNER - ADVANCED

A perfect, playful A-Frame peak with open walls perfect for turns and hollow barrel sections too. 

A swell magnet that picks up any/all swell on offer - if everywhere else is flat, there'll be waves here.


DYLAN'S RIGHT

SUITABLE FOR: INTERMEDIATE - ADVANCED

A perfect, playful A-Frame peak with open walls perfect for turns and hollow barrel sections too. 

A swell magnet that picks up any/all swell on offer - if everywhere else is flat, there'll be waves here.


T-BAGS

SUITABLE FOR: INTERMEDIATE - ADVANCED

A perfect, playful A-Frame peak with open walls perfect for turns and hollow barrel sections too. 

A swell magnet that picks up any/all swell on offer - if everywhere else is flat, there'll be waves here.


THAILAND'S LEFT

SUITABLE FOR: INTERMEDIATE - ADVANCED

A perfect, playful A-Frame peak with open walls perfect for turns and hollow barrel sections too. 

A swell magnet that picks up any/all swell on offer - if everywhere else is flat, there'll be waves here.


ACCOMODATION

We are staying at a small resort that has a maximum of 12 guests at any one time. You will be in a nice villa with air conditioning, ceiling fans, private bathroom with hot-water and western toilet, mini bar fridge, TV, lounge area and Wifi.

The setup is twin share, with 2 comfortable single beds in each bedroom, or for couples a double bed. Last year we had girls sharing rooms with other girls and guys sharing rooms with other guys.

Three large meals will be served each day -a mix of traditional and western cuisine of seafood, steak, chicken and vegetarian dishes. Vegetarian or gluten free dishes can be provided if needed, just specify at time of booking if required. Unlimited purified water, tea, and coffee are also provided. Extra Fruit and Snacks can easily be brought at camp or nearby stores.

For entertainment between surf sessions, cable TV, table tennis, darts, books & assorted games are all available. There is a beachbreak out the front, it’s not as good as the other waves we surf but can be fun at times and is great for a swim.

GETTING THERE

Although the island is off the beaten track, it is actually quite easy to get to and no long drives are required. You will need to fly to Medan (KNO) which is accessible from many places. From New Zealand, the best way is either Auckland – Singapore – Medan on Singapore Airlines and Silk Air, or Auckland – Kuala Lumpur – Medan on Malaysian Airlines. The Singapore or KL to Medan flights are only around 1 hours duration and are inexpensive. Flying to Medan from Bali is also an option but may require 2 short flights.

If flying Malaysian Airlines it is easiest if you time your flight to Medan to arrive in the morning of May 13 or May 21, that way you can then catch the daily 12:45 Wings Air flight to the island and avoid staying overnight in KL or Medan. On Singapore airlines you will probably need to stay a night in Singapore on the way up.

Once in Medan you will meet the rest of the group and make the 1 hour Wings Air flight to the Island where surf resort staff will pick you up.

For the return journey home it is often necessary to stay a night in Medan. If so, there are great inexpensive hotels and it is all straightforward.

The cost of these flights is not included in the package but I will provide more detailed information and will help ensure everything runs smoothly.

PACKING CHECKLIST

You will need to bring your own surfboards. I would recommend your standard shortboard plus a step up board more suited to hollow waves. You won’t need a big gun as the waves are clean and not too big. It’s good to bring 2 boards in case one gets damaged. Here are a few other tips on what to arrange and what to bring.

  • Travel Insurance is a must have for everyone on this trip.
  • Bring a quality wetsuit vest for colder mornings, reef and sun protection.
  • Ladies, this is Muslim territory so bring some surf leggings and long sleeve rash vest to surf in. I will provide more details on suitable clothing to bring in the trip notes.
  • Spare fins, legropes, fin keys, wax are a must. There will be no surf shops on the island.
  • Reef boots from a surf shop are a good idea and will make getting in and out a lot easier until you get used to the breaks. Get a snug fit.
  • Mosquito repellent and light long sleeve tops/long pants.
  • Bring a first aid kit to deal with any reef cuts.
  • Pack as light as possible – sometimes the flights have weight restrictions.

* the above is an overview, I will provide a detailed packing list and trip information document at a later date

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