- Sumbawa, Indonesia -
September 17 - 24, 2022
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, learning new skills, full body and mind relaxation, and epic waves at a beautiful beachfront retreat nestled in a pristine and remote turquoise bay of Indonesia. Our intention with Cosmic Cross-Step is to give guests a mind, body, & soul reset, 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 surf with Cosmic Cross-Step!
This retreat is designed for surfers who are looking to improve their longboarding skills. *must be able to catch own waves*
One of the main focuses of this retreat is to help guests gain new skills and confidence on a longboard and have fun doing it! We will start by reviewing the foundations of longboarding and move through each day building new skills and getting more comfortable with the flow of the ocean. Our smiling and talented surf coach, Dana, will lead surf theory lessons on land and in the water as well as surf video analysis discussions. She will share a soulful perspective of the ocean based on her international experience and a deep inner passion. Topics you can expect to learn include: where to position yourself on the board, proper paddling technique, how to maneuver through the waves, where to position yourself on the wave, and other useful tricks Dana has found helpful along her journey. Based on where you’re at in your surfing journey and the goals you want to accomplish, Dana will help you with turning, cross-stepping, and noseriding.
Dana attributes a lot of her growth in the water to practice she’s done on land. One of her favorite things is sharing the power of this habit, so get ready for land drills to practice whatever skill you are working on. In the water you can expect Dana 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, Uriel and Melisa will be shooting professional photos and video to be used for video analysis and as souvenirs from the trip. Throughout the week, Dana will provide 5 analysis sessions of each surfer in the group. In these sessions, she 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 goal. 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 recalibrate your mind, body, & soul
At Cosmic Cross-Step we recognize the interconnectedness of all things. Meaning that our time in the water can only be enhanced if we are also aligned in our mind, body, and spirit. We believe in the power of stillness and time in nature to help bring people back to their center and quiet their busy mind. In addition to improving your surf skills we hope you will also leave with a calm, healthy, and happy soul. We will include daily meditation and yoga sessions from Melisa to assist in your journey back to your body; tailoring each session to match what you’re focusing on in the surf. She will lead an energizing flow in the mornings to open the body and prepare it for the surf and in the afternoons, a restorative yin class will allow for a deep space of rest and relaxation, one of the best gifts we can give ourselves.
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 communities in which we engage with, learning from them however we can. We aim to do our best to give back in any way we can, to both the environment and the community. During the retreat, together we will do our part to give back either through beach clean ups, waste management education, gifting school supplies, or whatever else the community may need. One day of the retreat will be dedicated to interacting with the local villages, exchanging and sharing with them. We are visitors to these lands and are here to learn and give.
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 experienced and passionate surf coach, Dana, through video analysis and land drills
- RELAX the body and mind through daily yoga and mindful meditation practices led by our soulful yoga instructor, Melisa
- TAKE HOME professional beautiful photography of yourself surfing from our filmmaker, Uriel
- GIVE BACK to the surrounding communities through a day of sharing and exchanging with the local village kids
- CONNECT with inspiring and like minded people
Limited spots available – join now!
Growing up surfing in San Diego, California Dana’s passion for the sport and love for the ocean started at a young age. She started competing in high school before moving to the island of O’ahu, Hawai’i at 18 years old. Living in Hawai’i completely inspired Dana to take her surfing to the next level and commit her life to playing in, learning from, and protecting the ocean. She worked on Waikiki Beach with the beach boys for 4 years observing some of the best surfers in the world and teaching surf lessons with people who’ve been sharing the sport for decades, learning from them true water skills. Later she found herself living on the east coast of Australia where she also taught surf lessons and participated in local competitions. There she took 1st place in one and 3rd place against 2X world champ, Honolua Blomfield in another. Dana has traveled to Mexico, Fiji, around Australia, Hawai’i and Indonesia surfing renowned waves and paying close attention to the way the ocean moves. She believes surfing is a form of soulful self expression and the ocean, our greatest teacher for wisdom and healing. Dana deeply enjoys sharing this gift with others.
Born and raised in Huntington Beach, California aka Surf City USA, Melisa has been surrounded by surfing and the ocean her entire life. She only picked up the art of surfing more seriously in her adult life but it quickly became her greatest teacher. That and yoga have together shaped her into the person she is today. Constantly being reminded to slow down, flow with the rhythms of life, and trust. Living in Bali the last 2 and a half years throughout the pandemic she was able to dedicate much of her time and energy to her yoga practice and progressing her surf skills. This dedication has led her to now being in a place to share these gifts with the world. She could not be more excited to be able to share the gift of ultimate presence and connection to those who join these retreats. Yoga and meditation have been incredible tools to help her come back to stillness, balance, and clarity in her own life and she is honored to share the wisdom of these ancient teachings; the perfect balance to the yang and stimulating world of surf. Melisa is also co-producer of the new surf documentary, Surfers Dharma.
Uriel – Ocean Film-Maker
Uriel started surfing in the French Basque country where he was born 33 years ago. Traveling with the bare minimum to stay stoked (a camera, surfboard, and yoga mat), he has spent the past 7 years “chasing waves and light” in Indonesia. His mission is to protect the Oceans and encourage conscious behaviors on our planet through creativity and art. He designs surfing journeys for every surfer, from beginner to advanced, the way he knows it best: around pure spots in beautiful nature, weaving the practice of surfing with his passion for self-connection, meditation, and yoga. And, when waves are pumping, he will be swimming out there with his camera, making sure to get the shots. Uriel has also started a new surf documentary series called Surfers Dharma, featuring water people and surfers who are committed to sharing their gifts with the World by living their purpose.
A hidden paradise off the coast of West Sumbawa. 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 secret empty world-class 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
- Daily surf coaching (land drills + in-water)
- Daily yoga + meditation sessions
- Individual video analysis
- 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 and boat rides to surf spots *dependent upon conditions*
- Surfboard rental
- Airport pick-up/drop-off from Lombok
- Opportunity to give back!
What’s not included
- Travel costs to and from Lombok
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Travel insurance
|Early Bird (until 30-June 2022)||Regular Ticket|
with Dana Hamann
|US$ 2350||US$ 2500|
Dates & Itinerary
We will pick up guests from the Lombok airport (a 20 min flight from the international airport in Bali) on the morning of September 17th, head to the ferry, hop on a short ferry ride, and arrive at our destination in the afternoon. We are happy to help you plan your trip and recommend the best flight options.
Have questions? Ask away!
Example schedule on a Cosmic Cross-step retreat (dependent on tides/swell):
7:00am: Sunrise yoga + meditation
8:00am: Light snack of fresh fruit/ coffee
8:30am: 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)
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. We created this retreat to offer our guests a transformative experience both in and out of the water with the intention to provide a week of growth, learning, and joy to those who join us!