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  • Photo of Surf Coaching Retreats in 2020 – Empty Waves With A Surf Coach

    Surf Coaching Retreats in 2020 Thank you – Firstly, we want to thank all our 2019 guests who’ve made this dream happen. We have witnessed incredible transformations and lived magical moments where most of us have had the waves of their lives. We all have learnt a lot and while you guys improve your surfing, we work on improving our…

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  • Photo of Where to shop for a surfboard in Bali? (Responsibly)

    Where to shop for a surf-board in Bali? Today’s surfboard context Most of the surfboards we use today are built with techniques developed back in the ’50s, when the environment was less of a concern. Materials involved in the making are mostly derived from petroleum, particularly hard to recycle, shipped halfway around the world and virtually half of it all…

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  • Photo of What Makes You Surf Better?

    What makes your surf better? We’ve just ended another surf coaching retreat in Indonesia. This time, we were in Rote, at the southernmost tip of Indonesia, surfing the long left hander of T-Land. It’s been amazing to witness such transformations in the surfing of our students, but also outside of the water. Too many times, we see people ending a…

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  • Photo of How to pack for your surf-trip in 2020? – Sustainable Surf Travel Checklist

    PACK CONSCIOUSLY FOR YOUR NEXT SURF-TRIP As a surfer, whether a complete newbie or a well salted sea dog, there are very few things in life more exciting than going on a surf trip… The elation and stoke that comes from hitting the open road or flying to an exotic foreign land with a bunch of friends to search for…

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  • Photo of 10-Days to Improve Your Surfing As You Would in 365-Days

    10-Days to Improve Your Surfing As You Would in 365-Days We’ve just ended our first surf coaching retreat on a remote island of Sumatra. We can’t be more grateful to have hosted such a beautiful group of human beings while Mother Nature had our backs and treated us with days of swell. Below is a video that sums up the…

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  • Photo of Surfing Mentawais – Where to Stay? When to go? What to pack?

    Surfing Mentawais – Surf Travel Guide For The First Time Ments-Traveler The Mentawais is a legendary chain of large and small islands, about 150 kilometres off the coast of West Sumatra. It’s fabled for its uncrowded waves, exceptional fishing and warm tropical water year-round. Hollow-trees, Thunders, Macaronis and Lances are just a few of the 25+ world-renowned left and right…

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  • Photo of A Mentawai Local with a World-Class wave in his Backyard

    A Mentawai Local with a World-Class wave in his backyard Meet Ade Multilingual, Carpenter, Surfer, Entrepreneur, and Owner of the only locally-owned upscale resort in the Mentawai islands. Growing Up in the Mentawai islands, Far from any phone or internet signal Born and bred on the island of Siberut. Ade grew up in a different world than most of us…

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  • Photo of 5 Indonesian Surf Destinations from Singapore

    If you reside in Singapore, but spend your days dreaming of white sand beaches, frosty ‘tangs and waves that make your frontal lobe flicker with excitement, then perhaps its high tide, ahem… high time you booked a trip to Indo. But where to visit, how to get there and what time of year should you go? Well, we’ve got the…

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  • Photo of An Unusual Surf Charter Itinerary for Indonesia

    Witnessing the Breathtaking Fauna of Flores Today’s popular destinations amongst surf charters, you’ve guessed it, the Mentawai islands. Meanwhile, a handful of boats cruise to the less explored regions of Eastern Indonesia. This time, instead of starting the trip in Padang, Sumatra. We started at the harbour of Labuan Bajo, in Flores – who knew there were waves to share…

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  • Photo of Empty Surf in Simeulue

    Empty Surf in Simeulue

    Uncrowded Surf in Simeulue Simeulue, an island located in Northern Sumatra has some of the best and most uncrowded waves of Indonesia. The problem is that most resorts there are quite expensive. Batu Rundung Surf is one of the only affordable accommodations on the island with a very similar level of standing to those more expensive places. Included with the…

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