Intermediate Surf Coaching Clinics –  Jan 15th – Feb 26th, Year 2021

Year 2021 surf coaching clinics are being held over a total of 6 weeks with 1-weeks duration per clinic. In 2021 numbers are limited at 16 surfers per week split between two coaches, as per ISA recommendations of 1 coach per 8 surfers.

COVID-19 Update: We’ve updated our T&C’s to allow changes to be made up to 14 days before your booking. This means you can book to confirm your spot, and if running into any travel complications, you can cancel up to 14 days before your trip and keep your payment in credit for a future booking.

During the surf coaching clinics, each participant will enjoy their own private room with queen or twin beds and you can bring along your partner, or the whole family if you’d like to. Regular services, facilities, and activities will be on offer to keep everybody entertained with exciting things to do. 

Intermediate Surf Coaching Clinics include a complimentary photography package and are of duration 8 Surfing Days / 7 Resort Nights. Year 2021 will be our fourth year running these clinics which have been very popular, enquire today to secure your spot!

Below are movies from our past clinics. To find out more, view this Magic Seaweed editorial, join our FACEBOOK GROUP or fill in our enquiry form at the bottom of this page, or you can email

Our Surf Coaching Clinics offer a unique opportunity to quickly improve your surfing and knowledge of equipment. The event is aimed at being a fun and relaxed atmosphere to develop your physicial and mental abilities and is suitable for any age group.  Regular resort services and facilities are available as usual. Non-surfers and beginners are most welcome. As featured on Magic Seaweed, Swellnet and Indo Surf & Linggo.

Clayton breaking down the techniques

Clayton Nienaber surfing

Clayton Nienaber is a Level 2 ISA Coach that has served as South African coach for Seniors, Juniors and Longboarders working alongside surfers such as Jordy Smith, Travis Logie and Ricky Basnett.

Clayton is also an experienced surf board shaper and can bridge the nexus between technique and equipment to deepen your understanding of surfboard design Vs performance.

Cris Mills who joined the team in year 2020 is an equally experienced surf coach, and will be adding additional dimensions of stretch, strength, recovery and breath training.

Filming of your surfing sessions will assists Clayton and Cris to provide an in depth analysis of your surfing technique, and where improvements can be made.

Related Links:

Surf Strength Website

Surf Strength featured on Magic Seaweed

Surf Mastery Podcast 1 with Surf Coach Clayton Nienaber 

Surf Mastery Podcast 2 with Surf Coach Clayton Nienaber 

Clayton Surfboards

Shayne Nienaber surf photographer

Shayne is a professional freelance photographer on the Gold Coast of Australia, with a style consisting of creative and energetic imagery. His work has featured in: Surfing Life, White Horses, Zig Zag, Gold Coast Surf, Swellnet.

Shayne, originally from South Africa and now residing on the Gold Coast, prides himself on satisfying client expectations and being a perfectionist, having more than 12 years experience as a surf photographer.

Shayne is supported by Macaronis Resort’s inhouse photographer/videographers during the event.

Interview Swellnet  / Interview – Surf Careers

Our packages are based on 1 week duration, but a 2-week stay is also possible, with the second week either inclusive of surf coaching, or Surfers are charged at Non-surfer rates, just USD $95.00 / Night, while specials last.

Those taking part need to arrive in Padang on Thursday to depart on Mentawai Fast at 6.30 am Friday morning. A night in Padang is also required at the completion of your trip as arrival back to Padang is at 6.30 pm the following Friday (8 days surfing / 7 resort nights).

Room Rate – USD $90.00 / Night

Max 2 Guests Per Room (or 3 if child under 13 yrs using a fold-up bed in Queen bed room)

Required Add On Package –

  • Surfers, Non-Surfers & Kids 6 – 12 years – USD $95.00 / Night
  • Surf Coaching & Photography USD $225.00 / 1 Week Package
  • Strength, Stretch, Breath, Recovery Package – USD $95.00 / 1 Week Package
  • Children under 6 stay FREE . Roll-away/fold-out beds are available

Prices do not include airport and ferry transfers, surf tax, or Padang transit accommodation, which is dependent on your travel itinerary and if requiring a shared or private room.

Year 2021 Surf Clinic Enquiry form

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