Intermediate Surf Coaching Clinics – Year 2020 & 2021

Availability Update (as at 12th January, 2020): All January and February intermediate surf coaching weeks are full, except Jan 24 – 31 having 1 room / week available due to cancellation. Alternatively, Shane Beschen advanced Surf Coaching is available May 01 – May 15, 2020.

If missing out on an intermediate surf coaching spot in 2020, year 2021 dates are January 15th – February 26th, total 6 weeks of intermediate surf coaching clinics. You can currently book these on 2020 AUD rates and save before year 2021 USD prices are released. Enquire for Year 2021 Coaching Clinics

Macaronis Resort is hosting 5 Surf Coaching Clinics between January 17th – Febuary 21st 2020 of duration 8 Surfing Days / 7 Resort Nights with inclusive Surf Coaching by Clayton Nienaber and Cris Mills, and Surf Photography by Shayne Nienaber supported by Macaronis Resort’s inhouse photographer / cinemotographers.

This will be our third year running these clinics with Clayton and Shayne which have been extremely popular, and this year Cris Mills who is equally experienced is joining the team adding a new dimension providing strength, stretch, recovery and breath training as well.

Below are movies from our past clinics held in January and February 2018 and 2019. To find out more, 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 surfing 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 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 joining the team in year 2020 is an equally experienced surf coach, and for this event 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

Surf Coaching Clinics are weekly from January Friday 17th – February Friday 21st, year 2020. Due to popular demand, we have recently released our year 2021 schedule from January 15th – February 26th (book early on old rates now if missing out on your preferred week in year 2020).

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 completion of your trip as arrival back to Padang is at 6.30 pm the following Friday (8 days surfing / 7 resort nights).

A 2-week stay is also possible, with the second week either inclusive of surf coaching, or additional nights are charged at regular nightly rates minus an early bird discount if applicable (30% Off for the first 10 surfers or 20% Off for the last 10 surfers that book).

Prices include round-trip Airport – Resort – Airport transfers, Mentawai Surf Tax and regular package inclusions. Prices do not include Padang transit accommodation, which is dependent on your travel itinerary and if requiring a shared or private room.

Weekly Rate: Includes Surf Coaching, Stretch, Strength, Breath training & Photography = AU $2635
Round-trip Airport-Resort-Airport Transfers with Surfboards = AU $450
Mentawai Surfer Tax = AU $100
​TOTAL​: AU $3185 pp

Weekly Rate: Includes Surf Coaching, Stretch, Strength, Breath training & Photography = AU $2425
Round-trip Airport-Resort-Airport Transfers with Surfboards = AU $450
Mentawai Surfer Tax = AU $100
​TOTAL​: AU $2975 pp

Weekly Rate: Includes Surf Coaching & Photography = AU $1750
Round-trip Airport-Resort-Airport Transfers with Surfboards = AU $450
Mentawai Surfer Tax = AU $100
​TOTAL​: AU $2300 pp

Non-Surfers and Beginner Surfers: AU $195 per night (sharing) OR AU $250 per night (private room). Transfers are AU $400 Rtn without surf boards.

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