June 7 - 18, 2021
Banyak islands, North Sumatra, Indonesia
Score World Class Point Breaks at a Prime Time of the Indo Season
Power Surf Land Training on the Beach & Breathing Techniques
Filmed Video Analysis & Surf Photography
The Banyaks islands have some of Indonesia’s most perfect waves on the planet. This trip is for the ones who want to bring their surfing to a new dimension. You will learn how to perform advanced surf manoeuvres and how to improve your barrel techniques or get inside your first tube in pristine waters.
Our surf coaching retreats on boats are slightly different than the ones we do on land as we won’t be able to include the SmoothStar surf training in it. Though, the surf improvements you will achieve throughout the trip will stick to you for a lifetime as we will be working on muscle memory and surf techniques with the Power Surf classes.
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.
You are comfortable in solid conditions (6ft+), not scared of hollow waves and late take offs. You want to improve your surf techniques, ride barrels, and perform more radical surf maneuvers. You are ready to push your surfing to the next level.
What’s on the program? Surf Coaching and More.
Our schedule is planned around the tides and swells. The surf coaching program is adapted accordingly to make each session better than the previous one. Power Surf sessions will take place on the beaches. The Power Surf techniques are a combination of movements breaking down surf techniques. It helps building muscle memory and bring more awareness, power and precision when surfing. Breathing techniques will help you find the calm and confidence to get out of your comfort zone while still remaining at ease and ready to catch the next wave. The breathing techniques are inspired from the Wim Hof method as well as yogic breathing techniques. Meanwhile, your surf sessions will be filmed and photographed, following an in-depth video analysis with surf coach Rodrigo Machado.
Waves in the Banyaks
June is undeniably one of the best swell window to score perfect waves in the Banyaks. We will be there right at the beginning of the Indo Swell season when it starts to pump all over Indonesia. For being more sheltered than the other islands, The Banyaks will like bigger swells. Treasure Island, as featured in ‘The Tempest’ surf movie featuring Stephanie Gilmore, starts to work on a 6-foot SW swell forecast, which is common thing in June.
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, “chasing waves and light”. Traveling with the bare minimum you need to stay stoke: a camera, a surfboard and a yoga mat. His mission is to bring awareness to our Oceans and more consciousness to our planet, through creativity and art. And when waves are pumping, he’ll be there sitting in the water waiting for you to exit the barrel.
The Dream Surf Charterhttps://www.thedream-surftrip.com/
The Dream Surf Charter is a 26-meters long boat designed for the total relaxation and comfort of its guests. It is made up of five large cabins that each have a private double bedroom with A/C and large beds of 1.40m. Sunset can be watched from a spacious second-floor terrace.
Couples can be accommodated in a VIP room with king sized bed. There will be 10 students and 2 of us crew (Rodrigo, surf coach and Uriel, surf photographer).
|Early Bird – before 30/09/2020||Regular Price|
|3,800 US$||4,190 US$|
A 30% non refundable deposit is needed to secure your booking. Full payment must be done 60 days before departure.
- 11 nights aboard The Dream Surf Charter
- 3 delicious nutritive meals a day and healthy snacks throughout the day
- Daily Power Surf classes held on the beach
- Video Analysis & Professional Surf Photography (all photos of your trip)
- Local Surf guide knowledge
- Flight tickets
- Travel Insurance
- Alcoholic Beverages
Dates & Itinerary
- DEPARTURE – 7 June
You will need to arrive in Medan, Indonesia on THE DAY BEFORE THE DEPARTURE, on the 6th of June to spend a night in Medan. The last leg of your trip will be on the morning of the 7th via a short flight to Sibolga, where we will get picked up by the boat crew.
If you want to arrive in Indonesia the same day as your charter departure, the Silk Air flight from Singapore arriving in Medan at 8:00 or the Batik Air flight from Kuala Lumpur arriving in Medan at 7:35 would work.
You can travel to Medan via Singapore (Silk Air, Jetstar), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysian, Air Asia), or Jakarta (Garuda).
- RETURN – 18 June
On the return trip, we recommend you stay the night in Medan on Friday (June 18) and plan to depart on Saturday (June 19), as domestic flights from SIbolga to Medan are occasionally delayed due to weather or operational issues. If you really want to depart on the Friday night of the charter’s return, we will do our best to accommodate flights leaving after 19:00 at the earliest, but you must have fully comprehensive travel insurance, as we do not bear any responsibility for missed connections due to domestic airline delays or cancellations.