November 11 - 20, 2019
Secret Location in Sumba
8-Waves Within 30-Minutes Boat Ride
Easy Access From Bali (1-hour flight + 2-hours drive)
Nestled atop a hill at one of Sumba's most picturesque location, this off-the-grid eco resort faces a world-class wave -similar to Nihiwatu's wave but a right-hander. The place was built by Nihiwatu's ex surf-guide who lived in Sumba for 14-years and knows all the waves and hidden gems in the area. He has insisted to not give any details on the location, it can't be found on Google map either. It has been promoted only through word-of-mouth until today.
This program is designed for Intermediate surfers
What’s on the program? Surf Coaching & More.
- STAY 9-Nights at an off-the-grid retreat, nestled atop a hill overlooking the ocean.
- EAT delicious meals prepared from the permaculture garden or from the sea. (Vegetarian / Pescetarian menu)
- SURF a variety of waves. Up to 8 waves are accessible within 30-minutes via speed boat.
- BE TAUGHT by World-Class instructors and improve your surfing with professional surf coaching and body therapy through yoga and other practices.
- BREATHE during an initiation to breath-work techniques
- CONNECT with inspiring and like minded people.
- BRING BACK professional photography of yourself surfing
- EXPLORE the island’s surrounding and dive into a pristine waterfall. (optional)
The Waves in Sumba – What is the surf like in November?
Sumba is one of the least explored parts of Indonesia. A lack of road accesses and accommodations have kept the crowd away.
October to March are prime times to surf this area as trade winds will have stopped. It will be either glassy or caressed by a slight off-shore wind. Most of the spots don’t need much swell to work. November is known to be a good season for the surf in Sumba.
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.
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.
Khat Mandu – Acro Vinyasa Yoga Teacher
Khat is a native New Yorker. While living her dream life in Bali, she realized she can combine her most inspiring loves of life – yoga, travel and the human connection. Khat is an Ashtanga-based Vinyasa teacher, having completed her training with Bodhi Yoga Academy and is a certified ACROVINYASA teacher by Yoga Beyond. Her classes follow a foundation on integrated alignment, while always reminding her students to keep it light and have fun with their practice. She claims to be half-Filipino and half-coconut. “One a day keeps the Bali belly away! During this retreat Khat will be offering classes of ‘Yin-Yasa’ – a fusion of Vinyasa to strengthen the body while bringing more flexibility, and Yin, a relaxing meditative practice to release tensions through deep and restorative stretches.
Secret Location in Sumba
- Stay in open-air bamboo bungalows and villa atop a hill.
- Picturesque location, ocean view facing the surf spot.
- Shared Room between 2 to 3 persons. Private Room can be requested.
- Infinity Pool, 24 meter solar powered and salt water chlorinated accessible over a 60 meter cable bridge spanning 20 meters above the forest below.
-Speed Boat, 12-meter long and twin 175 horsepower aluminum
|Early Bird (Limited to 6 tickets) – 2 TICKETS LEFT||Regular Ticket|
A 30% non-refundable deposit is due to save your spot. Full payment 60-days before the starting date of the retreat.
What’s included ?
Dates & Itinerary
The retreat starts on the 11th of November and ends on the 20th of November 2019 (9-Days / 9-Nights).
Sumba is just an-hour flight away from Bali’s International airport. Two-hours drive later, you’ll be arriving at the retreat.
Recommended arrival flight from Bali to Tambolaka – Garuda 12.55PM – 14.05PM (you’ll be on time for a sunset surf)
Recommended departure flight from Tambolaka to Bali – NAM Air 14.10PM – 15PM (you’ll have time to surf in the morning)
Have questions? Ask us we are happy to help!
Interested in joining our Sumba Surf Retreat?
Limited Space, Reserve Your Spot Now!
Things to know and pack for the retreat
Malaria is still present in Sumba – One should consider taking a malaria prophylactic, we recommend Malarone or something similar. There are also good herbal preventatives that can be chewed daily on site for prevention if desired(very bitter though). This being said, long sleeves during sunrise and sunset times combined to mosquito repellant can be enough to keep the mosquitoes away.
Suggested Packing List
Of course this list will vary dramatically from person to person we feel this list offers a pretty good start.
- Headlamp is a must. Preferably one with a “Red” option as well. As well as spare -or preferably- rechargeable batteries for it.
- Travel insurance is highly recommended, preferably one with a “medi-vac” option
- Sunblock, physical sun blocks preferred to chemical ones. We like Soleo, or Surf Yogis brand. SPF 40 plus recommended
- Hat or visor
- Reusable water bottle-hydro flask, nalgene, etc…something you can fill at the retreat and take on adventures
- Unlocked device for Internet connection over cellular network if desired- must be UNLOCKED and open for use by any internet provider, currently we will only get signal from Telkomsel provider, other SIMs won’t work. All sizes of SIM cards are available in Indonesia and can be bought locally or arranged at the retreat.
- ATM is available in town an hour away, not much to buy out there but you may find swords, textiles, beads, or the like that make good souvenirs. Good idea to bring a few million rupiah cash so you’re covered, there are safes in the rooms for cash, valuables, documents, and devices though this is a very safe place. Any charges incurred at the resort are best settled with cash on checkout.
- Beach towel/sarong if desired- we provide regular towels in the rooms
- Solid sandals (thongs if your Aussies), not the 2 dollar kind. These can be used to go most anywhere, but for those of you planning on doing serious adventuring you will want to bring running shoes.
- All toiletries- very little available on Sumba
- A first aid kit, all scratches, scrapes, blisters, wounds need special attention here. Things get infected in the tropics quickly if not looked after. Should include but not limited to betadine, bandaids, gauze pads, antibiotic powder (better than ointments in the heat), a course of antibiotics for Bali belly or related sickness, and a course of antibiotics for flesh wounds, always better to be overly prepared than not have what you need
- Any prescription or regular medicines you may require, ,also Benadryl topical and/or oral is highly recommended for individuals that may have allergic reactions to mozzy or sandfly bites
- Light long-sleeve shirts and long pants for nights. The months June-August are mildly chilly in Sumba and we’d recommend a little something warm for those months. Especially if you plan on dawn patrol boat trips which happen often.
- Spring or long sleeve rashy for protection from the reef and long hours in the water. Surf leggings or full body lycra “stinger” suits are suitable as well if you find yourself susceptible to aquatic life like sea-lice
- Reef walking shoes/surf booties for tidepool adventures on the low tides, these are generally not needed for surfing though. There are several pairs available at the retreat if you have a “normal” foot size.
- Boogie board/body surf fins and lycra socks with surf tethers if you like that sort of thing. Da Fin brand are generally the professional standard
- Electricity is supplied during daytime hours only 7 am- 9 pm, it’s 220 volts and Indonesian sockets, we have adapters here for your use
- Multitool- Gerber or Leatherman type recommended, may come in handy
- Mask and Fins for snorkeling if you’re really seriously into it and have ones that you like
- Compact umbrella for full sun activities, would be a luxury
- Rehydration packets to be mixed with water, emergen-c, liquimins, or the like
- Light clothes, average temperature 75-90 degrees
- Light rain jacket, while not likely to receive much rain during your trip, this may come in handy, optional if trying to pack light, depends on time of year you plan on visiting-March and April/October and November have the possibility of some rain.
- Wet wipes, like baby wipes for cleaning your hands and faces during outings and travels
- Water clothes, board shorts, bikinis, rash guards, and the like
- Print out of all travel documents including passport
- Bug spray of preference,
- Prescription glasses if you require as well as a back up pair.