Intermediate Surf Coaching Clinics – January 13th – March 10th, 2023
Our intermediate surf coaching clinics have been running annually in January and February since 2018, and we’ve always received great feedback with many guests returning to be coached again for a second or a third time. You can check out our customer testimonials here
What was once known as the “off-season” for surf charter boats that need to dry-dock to do their annual maintenance, has become known as one of the prime times to visit Macaronis Resort to score empty perfect waves and improve your surfing!
Our surf coaching clinics are designed with your surfing progress and enjoyment in mind, offered in a relaxed atmosphere, to help develop your physical and mental abilities, while also having a great time! Check out this article by Magic Seaweed about visiting in the low season and taking part in our Surf Coaching clinics.
Our 2023 coaching clinics have a duration of 1-week per clinic over 8 weeks, but you can stay longer if you want to. During the coaching sessions, normally there are 8 surfers per coach to provide one on one coaching and our accommodation is limited to one surfer per room during this period keeping a cap on surfer numbers, except in the case of surfing couples, where we can allow 2 surfers per room.
By having your own room, you get to enjoy more privacy and comfort with a choice of queen or twin beds, and you can bring along your partner, a non-surfing companion, or the whole family if you’d like to! Our family suites are also available if requiring 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.
View the play list below to see some of the movies made during our past surf coaching clinics. To find out more, keep scrolling down, and fill in our inquiry form to request more information, or you can email us at [email protected]
“Wow!!!!! I can’t believe how much I learned and improved in 1 week. I Had an absolutely incredible time at Macaronis. The surf and yoga week with Guy and Gemma and the whole Macaronis family was top-notch. Macaronis really has figured out the entire surf retreat experience. Best wave, awesome guides, delicious food, great massages, and good vibes all-day.”
“Macaronis Surf Coaching Clinic has been the perfect opportunity to work on my surfing technique and style. Surf coach Guy Morgan sets simple goals on which you work consistently throughout the coaching week. Following his exercises, you will already see massive changes in your surfing after only two days but this is just the beginning. The wave being repetitive and mechanical like a wave garden lets you practice single moves over and over again, so you will start surfing rail to rail, performing radical re-entries and roundhouse cutbacks after only a few days of training. Surf Coach Guy’s approach is super effective and focused on fast results while being an incredible entertainer and motivator.”
“We had an excellent experience during the weeklong surf coaching clinic at Macaroni’s Resort in March 2022. Guy made improving our surf technique fun and practical. His sick drone videos and surf photos were great for understanding how to improve and provided us with lots of memories. His comments and observations were spot on.”
“What can I say! I was expecting a lot from this trip after 2 years in the making with the Covid situation but It certainly didn’t disappoint. Insane set up everything from the food to the accommodation, need a boat run out to the wave? No problem just ring the bell. The main reason we came was to improve our surfing and had heard about Guys’ techniques. Definitely improved in a matter of days and with the ridiculous wave count each day, empty lineups, and Guys’ expert video analysis it’s no wonder really. Big shout out to Gemma, an awesome chick who really pushed everyone with the stretching and yoga each day. Can’t wait to do it all again next year 🤙 .”
January 13th – February 10th: Guy Morgan based in the Mentawai Islands will be coaching with Dave Renaud, an experienced level 2 ISA coach based in the UK who also coaches in the Maldives. Guy’s partner Gemma Fryer will also be along to provide Yoga as a part of the Strength, Stretch, Breath and Recovery program. Guy has received amazing feedback over the past two years and has a unique set of all round skills to help advance your surfing. Dave has served as head coach for Great Britain and as Team England’s head coach for the past 10 years.
February 10th – March 10th: Clayton Nienaber and Anthony Laye will be representing Ombe Surf Coaching based on the Gold Coast in the second 4 weeks. Clayton has been coaching at Macaronis since we first launched our surf coaching clinics in 2018. Clayton has a reputation second to none as a surf coach, having developed many of the techniques. Clayton’s brother Shayne will also be playing a support role and doing the photography. Ombe also has an online surf coaching program that we encourage participants to subscribe to before arriving to get a solid head start to make the most of your time at Macaronis.
A few photos of Guy and Gemma in action during the 2021 and 2022 surf coaching clinics.
Our hosts Dedi, Wewe, Ratna and the rest of the team will be there to make sure everybody is well looked after with all of the regular services, facilities and activities available as well. It’s quietly known as one of the best times of the year to score great waves with very few other surfers around, and we’re limiting our participants to 16 surfers to be taken care of by 2 surf coaches each week, so it’s best to book as early to be assured of a spot.
Our 2023 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 $302 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 $397 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 $513 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 we normally only allow 1 surfer per room with a maximum of 16 surfers taking part. An exception can be made strictly for surfing couples to be able to share 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!
Surfer Accommodation Package – USD 195 – 20% (limited spots!) = USD 156 / Night Per Surfer (includes meals, use of facilities, activities, entertainment, etc.)
Non-Surfer Accommodation Package – USD 95 / Night (includes meals, use of facilities, activities, entertainment, etc.)
- Surf Coaching & Photography – USD $275.00 / 1 Week Package
- Strength, Stretch, Breath, Recovery Package – USD $115.00 / 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).