September 12 - 22, 2019
This is more than a surf trip.
This is a transformative experience, doing what you love most, surfing.
7 and 10 Days Retreat Available - Beginners, Early Intermediate and Advanced Intermediate Surfers Welcome
Life comes in waves. Sometimes the ride is smooth, other times we fall. Enjoying the fall and looking for an always better wave. We learn by doing, failing and learning from our falls. Practicing conscious growth associated with a good physical preparation can be a game changer for your surf and your everyday life.
We have gathered here Top Level surf-coaches and multi-disciplinary instructors in different fields of the body and mind. After 10-days, your surfing will be taken to the next level and our training will impact positively the rest of your surf routine for years to come. You will also connect with incredible people, feel inspired and build new friendships for life.
This program is designed for Beginner to Intermediate surfers
What to expect?
- IMPROVE your surfing as you would in 365-days!
- BE TAUGHT by World-Class instructors.
- LEARN AND INTEGRATE the benefit of POWER SURF into your surfing.
- BRING BACK professional photography of yourself surfing
- STAY at an one of most magical locations of Indonesia.
- SAVOUR delicious nutritive meals organically grown from the garden.
- DANCE during a full moon party organised exclusively for the retreat and led by Andrew Sealy.
- MEET inspiring and like minded people.
- LEARN HOW to ride the waves of life!
POWER SURF & YOGA – a continuous flow to make us surf better.
POWER SURF – While most of us may not be familiar with this discipline, it was born and inspired by the practice of ‘GINASTICA NATURAL’. Power Surf is a physical flow that can look like a fusion of capoeira, martial art, and yoga. WQS’ pro surfers have also integrated this practice into their training. (see below Rodrigo giving a private training to Johanne Defay #5 on the WCT)
It has been initiated by Rodrigo Machado and designed for surfers’ to assimilate surf techniques and make them easy for the body and mind to remember so it becomes instinctive while surfing.
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It’s tough and stressful to manage the lay days, but with such an amazing crew it was really exciting! Well done @johannedefay and thank you for your enthusiasm and good vibes. Also a special thank to @smoothstareurope for introducing me to Johanne! #rodrigosurfcoach #powesurf #smoothstar #surfcoach @ginasticanatural @alvaroromano @raphaelromano #Repost @johannedefay with @get_repost ・・・ So nice to move our body in this rainy day – Thanks @floresjeremy for the studio and thanks @surfcoach for the training. Love getting to know more about the #ginasticanatural !!!!! #training #raw #GoProHero7 #mouvement #mybodymytemple 📽 @5im_on @gopro
YOGA – We will practice yoga daily – exploring different types of yoga practices to relax the body after surfing but also to prepare your body to surf, avoiding injuries and enhancing your flexibility and strength. There will be two different yoga teachers. Andrew, being one of them will also teach the basics of acro yoga.
What is ecstatic dance?
The ecstatic dance will be an exclusive addition to the Rote Conscious Surf Retreat and will be happening on the full moon of the 14th of September. Ecstatic dance is an expression of the body through music. We found this practice to be as medicinal as surfing for the positivity it brings to life. Ecstatic dance is all about freedom and expression through a continuous flow, restorative for the body and mind.
Rodrigo Machado – Surf Coach and Founder of the Power Surf Training
Rodrigo is a Brazilian surfer and founder of the POWER SURF movement. Throughout his 20-years of surfing experience, he has deepened his teachings in the art of ‘Surf Hacks’ throughout 4 major pillars that are Physical, Technical, Tactical and Psychological. The POWER SURF is born from his practices of yoga and self-knowledge, the art of breathing and meditating, natural gymnastic and capoeira acrobatic movements. Rodrigo teaches surfers looking to perform better from intermediate to advanced levels of surfing. He now lives in the Bask Country, working as a surf-coach at Pukas Surf Eskola and also performs physical surf training at Hurley Surf Club.
Andrew Sealy – YOGA
Andrew is a connection catalyst, a Yoga artist, and a movement creator. His days are spent traveling to find adventure, practicing to cultivate growth, and constantly absorbing wisdom to creating new experiences that he shares with love to his friends around the world. With his profound curiosity of body-mechanics and human potential, he set on a path to build his temple through the devout practice of Yoga. Andrew will guide ecstatic dance on the Full Moon of the 14th of September and introduce acro yoga classes to those interested.
Uriel – Ocean Cinematographer
Originally from the French Bask country, Uriel has been spending his past 5-years in Indonesia, producing surf-content related as well as documentaries. He has a great knowledge of the surf-scene in Indonesia and knows where to sit in the water to get the perfect barrel shot. Uriel’s ultimate goal is to bring a positive impact to the environment and communities through surfing and film-making. You can find many of his latest videos posted here on the site.
Utopia - Alternative Surf Accommodationhttp://www.utopiarotelodge.com/
Nestled atop a hill, view on the ocean and 10-mins from the surf break of T-Land, Utopia is a surf eco-retreat like very few in the World.
At Utopia, everything is run with a full focus on environmental responsibilities. The outdoor private suites provide a unique feeling of being in total immersion with nature while in a comfy room. Each lodging has its own balcony with ocean view and bathrooms, with biodegradable toilets to add to the cycle of life.
Utopia is powered by solar energy and its kitchen by plants coming from its organic garden. From breakfast to dinner, each dish is a yummy and healthy surprise. You can read more in details about Utopia, here.
The rooms displayed on the photos are the private suites that will be shared between 2 to 3 people. Spacious bungalows are also being built at the moment and will be shared between 2 people.
Surfing Rote in September
September is usually one of the best time of the year to make sure to have epic conditions while having passed the peak season of July / August. Off-shore winds blows on T-Land all day and crowds are lesser.
T-Land is a world-class left-hander wave, peeling over 300 meters. This is a perfect wave to practice for intermediate surfers as it gathers all kind of different sections, from long rippable walls that can also be surfed on longboards to barrel sections when condition aligns.
We will also do missions to the outer islands to surf empty waves if the conditions allow us to do so.
How will a typical day be like?
Our days will be planned on what the ocean is doing. Therefore, there won’t be such thing as a typical day. Every day will be a combination of:
- Physical Preparation (Power Surf)
- Surfing* (as much as we can)
- Rest and care through Yoga and Massages
- Video Analysis of our sessions
- Acro-yoga Initiation
- A unique selection of Surf movies and Documentaries
- Eating WELL. Nutritious, healthy and yummy – locally grown in Utopia’s organic garden.
- We will also have a FULL MOON party with Ecstatic Dance led by Andrew Sealy
Prices (Payments Organised by Utopia Rote)
|One Week Retreat (7-Nights)||10-Days Retreat|
|Private Open Air Suite||US$ 2600|
|Shared Bungalow (2 persons per bungalow)||US$ 1700||US$ 2200|
* Double occupancy in Private Suite 10-days: extra 1,500 US$
** Double occupancy in Private Suite 7-days: extra 1,200 US$
*** The fee for kids below 6 years-old is 50 US$ / day. Children below 16-years old can enjoy a 200 US$ discount on any of the listed prices.
- 10 nights accommodation*
- 3 delicious nutritive meals a day
- Healthy snacks and smoothies throughout the day
- Daily yoga classes
- Daily classes of Power Surf
- Video Analysis & Surf Photography
- 1x Massage per person
What's not included?
- Flight tickets
- Boat Trip to the outer islands (extra)
- Alcoholic beverages
- Travel insurance
Dates & Itinerary
Retreat starts on the 12th of September 2019 & Ends on the 22nd of September
How to get there?
Daily morning flights depart from Denpasar Bali that makes you arrive in Rote in the afternoon after a quick transit in Kupang. Return takes longer as the connection in Kupang is longer.