About Indo Surf Crew

Indo Surf Crew was first born in the year 2018 while the first surf coaching trip organised by Uriel & Rodrigo happened in 2019  on an island off Sumatra. Since then, they have been running surf coaching retreats for all levels and mostly specialise in surf coaching for intermediate to advanced surfers.

Surfing Consciously is our motto. To us it means, bringing awareness to our body, thoughts and interactions – in and out of the water. We take pride in working with eco surf resorts that are acting responsibly in preserving Indonesia’s nature, supporting and educating local communities.

Indo Surf Crew was founded by Uriel Jean Armel, a French surfer and film-maker who has taken roots in Indonesia. You can read more about Uriel here, on an interview with Magicseaweed & here during an interview with the Surfing copywriter.

As for Rodrigo, he was the first surf coach to join Uriel in his adventure and he’s the founder of the Power Surf techniques – a method that is now practiced internationally to train surf athletes from all over. Power Surf is a land based practice that combines ginastica natural, yoga, capoeira and martial arts, breaking town the fundamental surf techniques through a series of exercises. It also involves video analysis a skate practice for optimal result, which we do during our surf coaching trips.


Indo Surf Crew members
Rodrigo, Uriel and Daniel, one of our most loyal guest 🙂 somewhere in Sumatra


IndoSurfCrew coaches
On the left: Uriel, founder and film-maker for the retreats. On the right: Rodrigo, head surf coach for the intermediate to advanced surf coaching retreats