- Nusa Tenggara Barat (Secret Spot), Indonesia -
March 30 - 6, 2024
Spots Left: 3
June 1 - 8, 2024
Spots Left: 5
8 days of longboard coaching in remote turquoise waters of Indo
Video analysis & land drills for all levels
Yoga and meditation
A full body and mind reset
Join us for an 8 day all inclusive week of salty fun in the sun, new skills, relaxation, and epic empty waves at a beautiful beachfront retreat nestled in a pristine turquoise bay of Indonesia. Our intention with the Cosmic Cross Step is to provide guests with a week of fun, empty cruisy longboard waves to practice on, new skills to take home with them, and a deeper appreciation for the ocean and the natural world. We hope you’ll join us :)
This surfing program is designed for:
Never surfed? Gnarliest tube rider around? These experiences are designed to provide value for everyone.
Improve your surfing with our Cosmic Cross Step longboard retreat!
This retreat is designed for surfers of all levels who are looking to improve their longboarding skills. Those who are just starting to surf, those who have been surfing for awhile and are looking for extra help to improve their take off, turning, wave reading, or start exploring walking down the line, as well as more advanced loggers who are looking to perfect their cross-step, hang ten, and do so in stunning empty lineups.
*must be able to catch own waves*
At Cosmic Cross Step, guests gain new skills and confidence on a longboard and have fun doing it! We will review the foundations of longboarding and move through each day building new skills while getting more comfortable with the rhythm of the ocean. Our smiling and talented coaches will lead surf theory lessons on land and provide daily video analysis discussions. We believe video analysis is one of the best ways to truly build new habits in the surf. Topics you can expect to learn include: proper paddling and pop-up technique, how to read the waves and choose the best wave, where to position yourself on the wave, how to turn down the line, how to cut back, when to start walking, how to cross-step and nose ride, how to find the high-line and low-line, the most effective body positioning and increase body awareness, and other useful tricks. We will also discuss different board sizes, styles, fins, etc. and how to pick the perfect board for you! Whether you’re a long time longboarder or just getting started, we’d love to have you with us dancing through the waves.
A lot of growth that happens in the water comes from practice on land. One of our other favorite things to share is the power of land drills, especially when it comes to building deeper body awareness in the water.
You can expect the surf coach and local guides to help you catch waves, maximize performance on the wave, choose the best wave, and know what to do when the wave has finished.
Experience the power of video analysis
While surfing, we will be shooting professional photos and videos to be used for video analysis and as souvenirs from the trip. Throughout the week, we will provide 5 analysis sessions of each surfer in the group. In these sessions, the coach will break down the waves and highlight areas that were done well, where adjustments can be made, and specific tips to help surfers work towards their goals. We believe watching yourself is one of THE best ways to progress in the water. You are able to see with your own eyes what you’re doing and how you can do it even better!
Unwind and restore your mind, body, & soul
At IndoSurfcrew we know and value the importance of rest and recovery. Our retreats include a variety of body movement sessions, meditation, and stretching to support your mind and body in the waves. Depending on the practitioners with us on each retreat you will encounter different movement practices such as restorative yin yoga, chi gong, breathwork, and other mobility movements to give your muscles time to release after daily paddling. This paired with yoga nidra or visualizations will provide your mind with time to relax and unwind as well. In addition to improving your surf skills we hope you will also leave with a calm, healthy, and happy soul.
Integrate with the local community
At Cosmic Cross Step we believe in the importance of leaving a place better than we found it and respecting the local communities around us. We aim to do our part to give back through beach clean ups, participating in locally run eco-tourism initiatives, or providing whatever else the nearby communities need. We are visitors to these lands and are here to learn and give, rather than just take.
What you’ll experience at Cosmic Cross Step:
- STAY 7 nights at a quiet and remote beachfront resort nestled amongst coconut trees steps away from the sea
- EAT 3 delicious meals daily to fuel you in between surf sessions (vegetarian options available)
- SURF a variety of empty and fun longboard friendly waves
- LEARN advanced surf techniques from an experienced and passionate surf coach through video analysis and land drills
- RELAX the body and mind through yoga and mindfulness practices
- TAKE HOME professional beautiful photography of yourself surfing
- GIVE BACK to the surrounding communities
- CONNECT with inspiring and like minded people
Limited spots available – join now!
Our Longboard Coaches
Each of our longboarding retreats are led by a highly skilled, talented, professional, and passionate coach. Each with years of experience coaching, unique coaching styles, video analysis experience, and fun and encouraging vibes in and out of the water. Our coaches all see the value of practicing body movement on land to help the body create new neural pathways and body awareness in the water. We love our coaches and are grateful for all of the wisdom, knowledge, and good vibes they bring to each retreat. We also work with local surf guides in the area who know the waves and tides better than anyone else and are grateful for their support in the water!
We are stoked to be working with the Indonesian legend, Akaa! Born in Java, living in Bali, Akaa is a highly experienced surfer and well respected instructor. He has been teaching for years in an accredited surf school in Bali before creating his own dream: Dawn Patrol Bali. He is motivated by and passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with everyone who wants to learn how to surf while they have as much fun as possible! From cross-stepping to nose riding, he does it all with style and grace. His friendly smile and vibe will leave you feeling inspired and at ease in and out of the water and we can’t wait for you to meet him!
A fitness extraordinaire, personal trainer, qigong instructor, and level 1 & 2 ISA surf coach, Lena is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the body and movement. Lena has participated in surf competitions since 2010 and has been a winner and prize holder in multiple National championships.
As co-owner and head coach at an international surf school in Bali with over a decade of surf coaching under her belt, she has worked with people of all levels to develop customized training programs to improve surf skills and maximize endurance.
Being a longtime Tai Chi practitioner and certified Qigong instructor Lena is also very aware of the mind body connection in and out of the water and the importance of becoming a master of your mind. She believes ‘Surfing teaches us patience, balance, and self-confidence and is probably the best way to express yourself and stay healthy while communing with Nature.’
When it comes to longboarding, she shares ‘I see longboarding as a true ‘men and ocean’ connection. If we look at the history of surfing it started from riding longboards. Longboarding is a way of expressing our inner power, strength, and grace!’
This secluded spot amongst the coconut trees is a perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and fully embrace the simple island life. You will find peace and relaxation amongst the untouched nature, white sandy beaches, lush green forests, and stunning views of uninhabited islands. It is a place to feel at home, reconnect with nature, enjoy tranquility, surf untouched empty waves, and experience the culture of welcoming local Indonesians in their nearby traditional fishing village.
What To Expect During Your Stay :
Enjoy waking up to the sights and sounds of the waves from your private room.
-10 private rooms available with ensuite bathrooms
- Air conditioning & WiFi
- Outdoor skate park, volleyball court, exercise area
- Ocean view yoga shala
- Daily surf coaching (including a few land drill sessions)
- Yoga + meditation sessions
- 5 video analysis sessions
- Take home professional surf photography package (all photos + videos from your trip)
- 3x meals / day (and clean drinking water)
- 7 nights accommodation
- Local surf guide knowledge
- Surfboard rental and transport to remote location
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Opportunity to give back!
What’s not included
- Travel costs to and from domestic airport
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Travel insurance
- Boat rides to further surf spots *dependent on conditions*
Early Bird (until 30 Nov 2023)
Dates & Itinerary
We will pick up guests from the airport (a 2 hour flight from the international airport in Bali) on the morning of the first day. Location details will be shared upon booking.
Have questions? Ask away!
Example schedule on a Cosmic Cross-step retreat (dependent on tides/swell):
6:00am: Sunrise yoga + meditation
7:00am: Light snack of fresh fruit/ coffee
8:00am: Morning surf session
12:00am: Free time (rest, free surf, chill)
2pm: Video Analysis / Land Drills (4 days)
4:30pm: Restorative yin yoga (3 days) or afternoon surf
Cosmic Cross Step retreats are all about moving in harmony with the elements and the rhythms of our natural world while reconnecting with our own inner world and sharing this experience with others! We created this retreat to offer our guests a joyful and perhaps transformative experience both in and out of the water with the intention to provide a week of growth, learning, and fun to those who join us 🙂