Intermediate Surf Coaching Clinics –  February 11th – March 11th, 2022

If you’d like to improve your surfing technique while having a great time, then you’ve come to the right place! This year we have engaged with surf coaches based in Indonesia to ensure the event will go ahead regardless of any possible border or travel restrictions.

Our Intermediate Surf Coaching Clinics are designed to take your surfing to the next level. When you combine one of the world’s most rippable waves with experienced coaches in uncrowded perfect conditions, the progression you can make has been proven to be remarkable.

Clarke who attended our Clinics in 2020 described it perfectly “I’ve improved my surfing more in 7 days than the last couple of years.” In fact, we’ve heard this comment time and time again from all of those who have taken part. Some participants have returned two or three times to further increase their skills or to get that much-required touch-up!

Our surf coaching clinics are designed with your surfing progress and enjoyment in mind, offered in a relaxed atmosphere, to develop your physical and mental abilities while also having a great time! Check these articles by Magic Seaweed and Indo Surf & Linggo about scorring perfect uncrowded waves in the Mentawais and the MGS article also covers our Surf Coaching clinics and the advantages of taking part.

Our 2022 clinics are being held over 8 weeks with a 1-week duration per clinic, but you can stay longer if you want to! During the coaching sessions, normally there are a maximum of 8 surfers per coach, taking part in coaching sessions held at Macaronis, or visiting other breaks aboard our high-speed aluminium Catamaran, Surfalot. A lot of the theory and skill development sessions are taught on land back at the resort.

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 (our family suites are also available if preferring more room, please enquire for details). Regular services, facilities, and activities are available to keep everybody stoked having a great time with exciting things to do.

Below is a movie from our past clinics. To find out more, keep scrolling down, and fill in our inquiry form at the bottom of this page to request more information, or you can email us at  [email protected]

“Improved my surfing more in 7 days than the last couple of years. Unreal wave, awesome people. The staff are amazing and will help with anything. Will definitely be back!”

Clarke - 2020 Clinic

“Being at Macaronis Resort with the clinic and such an amazing group of kind and friendly people has been an incredible experience that will stay with us from now on. What we have learned both personally and for our surfing technic is invaluable. With love and gratitude.”

Silvio and Eduardo Maillo - 2020 Clinic

“What an awesome experience! Great place, great people, awesome coaches! Will definitely recommend it to anyone trying to better their surfing or anyone that just wants to chill and enjoy the Indonesian way of life.”

Claude - 2020 Clinic

Chris “Critta” Byrne, Sami Gustafsson and Guy Morgan are all based in Indonesia and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help improve your surfing. Dave Renaud and Richie Inskip are from the UK and may be attending depending on the border restrictions.

Our special guest surf coaches play a role as mentors for guests taking part and for our Indonesian surf guides and hosts that organize the surf coaching program each day. A bit more about our special guest surf coaches below…

Chris “Critta” Byrne holds level 2 ISA certification as a surf coach and was ranked in the top 10 surfers in the world in the 70’s and 80’s for four consecutive years. After his successful career on tour, Chris then co-founded Byrne Surfboards and began coaching up-and-coming surfers. Chris was previously the Australian Institute of Surfing’s head coaching director where he innovated an elite coaching program to prepare intermediate surfers for the WQS and WSL world tour.  A few shots of Chris in action below.

Sami Gustafsson is a Sports Management Graduate from Bond University in Australia, with over 30 years of surfing experience and dedication to physical performance and injury prevention. Sami has previous experience employed as a surf guide and host for Tropical Tube Lords in the Maldives and has more recently been consulted as an assistant coach with Bali’s International Surf Academy. Sami will be staying as a special guest alongside Chris and will share his knowledge on stretch, strength, recovery, breathing, injury prevention, and much more.

Dave Renaud is qualified as a Level 2 ISA Coach who has served as Head Coach for Great Britain during France 2017, Japan 2018, and Japan 2019 Olympic qualification years. Dave has also been Team Englands’ head coach for the past 10 years.

Richie Inskip is a Stick Mobility master coach, a level 3 Ginastica Natural Coach, and is qualified in personal training. Richie has worked with O’neil Europe, becoming their surf wellness coach, and has trained Jordy Smith, Mark Mathews, Nat Young, Josh, and Sierra Kerr, Bryce Young, Tom, and Lee Ann Curren, and Sophia Mulanovich.

Our 2022 Surf Coaching Clinics are based on a 1-week stay, but a 2-week stay is also possible!

Guests need to arrive in Padang on Thursday to depart on Mentawai Fast at 6.30 am Friday morning and 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).

Clinic – Fully Inclusive Packaged Nightly Rate:

  • Solo Surfer USD $231 per night – Includes Private Suite (Queen or Twin beds) + All Meals + Surf Coaching Package + Photos/Video + Flexibility and Recovery Package.
  • Surfer & Non-Surfer Shared Inclusive Package $326 per night (two people) – Includes Private Suite with Queen Bed + All Meals + Surf Coaching For 1 + Photos/Video Package For 1 + Flexibility and Recovery Package For 1.
  • Surfer & Surfer (Couple) USD $417 per night  Includes Private Suite with Queen Bed + All Meals + Surf Coaching For 2 + Photos/Video Package For 2 + Flexibility and Recovery Package For 2.

Please note: For this event, given the exceptional value, we normally only allow 1 surfer per room, 8 surfers per coach, a total of 16 surfers occupying 16 Twin Rooms. The above exception is made strictly for surfing couples to be able to take part as well sharing a room.

Packaged Nightly Rate Breakdown:

Room Rate – USD $90.00 / Night – Max 2 Adults Per Room, or enquire about booking one of our four new family-sized suites!

Accommodation Package – USD 95 / Night Per Surfer or Non-Surfer (includes meals, use of facilities, activities, entertainment, etc.)

Add-on Packages:

  • 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 a private room (in your Padang transit hotel).

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