• ✓ Surf Coaching with Rodrigo Machado
  • ✓ Use of SmoothStar Surf Trainers
  • ✓ Long Walls & Barrels
  • ✓ Low Crowd - Facing The Wave
  • ✓ Eco Conscious & Responsible Resort

Simeulue Surf Coaching Retreat

Our favourite Sumatran playground

- Simeulue, Indonesia -

  • May 11 - 20, 2022

    Spots Left: 5

  • May 22 - 1, 2022

    Spots Left: 5

Improve Your Surfing Radically in just 9-Days.
Practice on land and repeat in the water.
Learn the Power Surf techniques with Rodrigo Machado.
Practice on SmoothStar Surf Trainers.

The aim of this program is for each of our participants to discover new ways of preparing themselves to surf and make of it a new habit in their daily surf routine. Whether it be surf hacks introduced in the classes of ‘Power Surf’ (inspired by Ginastica Natural) or improve your stamina, as well as body and mind consciousness through Yoga. Major improvements will be achieved in 9-days and this will change the way you surf.

This 9-days experience combines Surf, Yoga, Wellness & Power Surf, Body & Mind Preparation.

This surfing program is designed for:



You surf consistently since already few years. You look out for the good swells and occasionally know how to find barrels and throw a spray after a snap. You want to deepen your surf techniques to bring more flow and power in your surfing. You are ready to push your surf to the next level.

Watch below video of our Simeulue retreat 

POWER SURF, YOGA, AND WELLNESS, the recipe for health and performance

While most of us may not be familiar with the term ‘POWER SURF’ – this physical flow can look like a fusion of capoeira, martial art or yoga while performing surf movements. 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.

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.

The Peak Simeulue
The wave on which most part of the training will take place. Is this what you’re looking for?

NEW – Improve your Surf Techniques on SmoothStar Surf Trainers

We’ve recently incorporated the use of the SmoothStar surf trainers in our surf coaching programs and it has been a game changer for everyone that has practiced on it. It is now part of all our retreats (except on boat charters).

After practicing Power Surf techniques on land, you will be guided into repeating those movements on the SmoothStar surf trainers. Through a step by step course taught by Rodrigo Machado, you will learn how to perform advanced manoeuvres in a very short time. It is not needed to have any prior experience with skating. Three workshops with the SmoothStar surf trainers will be taught over the 9-days retreat.

Find out more about SmoothStar surf trainer here.

Bottom Turn with Smoothstar Surf Trainers
Bottom Turn with SmoothStar Surf Trainers – Step 1

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Bottom Turn with Smoothstar Surf Trainers
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    The Crew

    • Rodrigo Machado – Surf Coach and Founder of the Power Surf Training

      Mentawai Surf Retreat

      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.

    • Uriel – Ocean Film-Maker


      Uriel started surfing in the French Basque country where he was born 31 years ago. Traveling with the bare minimum to stay stoke (a camera, a surfboard and a 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 behaviours 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.

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    Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort

    Enjoy the most consistent wave of the island at your doorstep!

    Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort is an all-inclusive ecologically minded surf resort located on Simeulue Island, in the Aceh province in northern Sumatra.

    Bungalows & Villas constructed from up-cycled materials, re-incorporating traditional antique structures, guests can relax in comfort and style.

    Rooms @Mahi-Mahi
    Mahi-Mahi aerial view
    Mahi-Mahi from above
    Mahi-Mahi from above
    Mahi Mahi Surf Resort
      Secure Your Space

      How are the wave in Simeulue in May?

      Situated at the North of Sumatra, the island of Simeulue is no secret for those chasing waves around Indonesia. It is less traveled than the Mentawai’s but still provides the Indo picture-perfect waves, on the right conditions. Early season usually brings clean, small to medium swells but can also bring some bigger surprises. We are familiar enough with the island to know that it doesn’t need much swell for the magic to happen. We’ll be staying at Mahi-Mahi and the A-frame wave out front will be our go-to on most days. Known as The Peak, this wave offers a good rippable wall on the right-hander and a more technical left-hander with a rewarding barrel section.

      Simeulue in December

      Both early and late seasons are good times to enjoy Simeulue as an intermediate surfers. December may not be as consistent as May can be, though it has surprised many years in a row. When we ask people who live there about their favorite time to surf in Simeulue, ‘December’ often comes up. Expect empty 4-foot waves with many options around that don’t need much swell to start working.

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      Surf in Simeulue – May’18

      Surf in Simeulue – May’18

      Surf in Simeulue – May’18

      The Peak Simeulue
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      Surfing Simeulue May’18

      Surf in Simeulue – May’18

      Surf Retreat
      The Peak – view from Mahi-Mahi’s swimming pool

      Surf in Simeulue – May’18

      Surf in Simeulue – May’18

        What will a typical day be like?

        Our days will be planned according to 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
        • Breathing techniques
        • Thai Yoga Massage (One massage will be included for each of you)
        • Video Analysis of our sessions 
        • A unique selection of Surf movies and Documentaries 
        • Eating WELL (nutritious, healthy and yummy.)

        How many people will take part in the retreat?

        We welcome a maximum of 10 participants. We will ensure to have an even group in terms of surf levels – which is why we ask you to describe your surf levels and define your expectations for the training in the form below.

        Non-Surfers are also welcome to join as there will be plenty of space for all of us at Mahi-Mahi.

        Mahi-Mahi from above
        Mahi-Mahi from above

        Early Bird May 2021 Regular Ticket May 2021
        9-Nights Private Room at Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort SOLD OUT 2990 US$
        What's Included?
        • 9 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 Thai Yoga Massage per person
        • Surf guide knowledge
        • Boat rides to other surf spots*

        *Boat rides to Tea-Bags and the island of Mincau will be organised depending on weather conditions.

        What's not included?
        • Flight tickets
        • Alcoholic beverages
        • Travel Insurance
        Dates and Itinerary

        Check in: 27th of November 2020 & 21st May 2021

        Check out: 6th of December 2020 & 30th of May 2021

        How to get there?

        You can get to Simeulue via Medan with a one-hour flight departing daily at 12.45PM. International flight to Medan departs from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and locally from Jakarta or Batam.

        It is recommended to take an extra night in Medan if you don’t have a flight scheduled to arrive in Medan before 11AM.

        When leaving Medan, we recommend booking a flight out after 6PM as flight delays are common in Indonesia.

        We’d be happy to help you find the best options and coordinate with a travel agent if needed.

        Extra nights at Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort can be arranged for the price of 160 US$ / night

        Limited Space, Reserve Your Spot Now!

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