Macaronis Resort Mentawai Islands Indonesia


Intermediate Surf Coaching Clinics Jan 17th – Feb 21st, Year 2020

In year 2020 we are offering 5 Intermediate Surf Coaching Clinics of duration 8 Surfing Days / 7 Resort Nights, with Surf Coaching by Clayton Nienaber and Surf Photography by Shayne Nienaber. This will be our third year running these clinics with Clayton and Shayne which have been extremely popular!

Introductory surfer rates are AUD $355 / night for a Private Room, or AU $325 / night per surfer in a shared room, with surf coaching and photography included. Join our FACEBOOK GROUP for updates and to meet others attending.

Don’t miss our previous surf coaching videos:

January and February 2018 Week 1 and Week 2 – Thanks to GnG Photography for the Edits

January and February 2019 Weeks 3 & 4 and Weeks 1 & 2 – Thanks to Hermes Penida & Julius Wau Wau for the Edits

Coaching Clinic Overview
Macaronis Resort
Macaronis Resort from the air
Macaronis Mentawais

Surf Coaching Clinics offer a unique opportunity to quickly improve your surfing skills, technique and knowledge of equipment and surfing in general.

Macaronis is the ideal location due to year round day to day consistency, breaking perfectly in all tides and most wind conditions.

Clayton Surf Coaching provides video play back and real time surf coaching, theory sessions focusing on equipment in relation to performance, plus out of the water technique drills.

The event now in its third year is aimed at being a fun and relaxed educational experience for any age group. We’re pretty sure there is no other wave on earth where a surfer can improve their surfing so quickly!

Its consistency and perfect breaking speed makes Macaronis much like a surfers half-pipe, ideal for practicing maneuvers, turns, and working on technique.

Regular resort services and facilities are available as usual. Non-surfers and beginners are most welcome.


Week 1 -Year 2018 Movie / Photo Album

Week 2 – Year 2018 Movie / Photo Album


Swellnet Article – Featuring 2018 Coaching Clinics

Indo Surf & Linggo – Where is least Crowded ?

Surf Coaching Clinics 2018 – Blog

Low Season Surfing Mentawai – Blog

Trip Dates & Pricing Summary

Prices include round-trip transfers aboard Mentawai Fast, Mentawai Surf Tax and regular package inclusions. Prices do not include Padang transit accommodation, which is dependent on travel itinerary and if requiring a shared or private room. Non-surfer and Beginner prices are listed on ‘Package Prices’ at the bottom of this expandable menu, just above the Enquiry Form. All trips in year 2020 will be 8 surfing days, 7 resort nights, running from Friday to Friday.

Fri Jan 17th – Fri Jan 24th (8 Surf Days / 7 Resort Nights)
Must arrive PDG Thu Jan 16th & depart Sat Feb 25th (2 transit nights PDG)
Private Room Package: AU $3035 (introductory price – 2020)
Shared Room Package: AU $2825 (introductory price – 2020)

Fri Jan 24th – Fri Jan 31st (8 Surf Days / 7 Resort Nights)
Must arrive PDG Thu Jan 23rd & depart Sat Feb 1st (2 transit nights PDG)

Fri Jan 31st – Fri Feb 7th (8 Surf Days / 7 Resort Nights)
Must arrive PDG Thu Jan 30th & depart Sat Feb 8th (2 transit nights PDG)

Fri Feb 7th – Fri Feb 14th (8 Surf Days / 7 Resort Nights)
Must arrive PDG Thu Feb 6th & depart Sat Feb 15th (2 transit nights PDG)

Fri Feb 14th – Fri Feb 21st (8 Surf Days / 7 Resort Nights)
Must arrive PDG Thu Feb 13th & depart Sat Feb 22nd (2 transit nights PDG)

Clayton Surf Coaching
Clayton breaking down the techniques


Clayton Nienaber surfing

Based on the Gold Coast, Clayton Nienaber is a Level 2 ISA Coach. Originally from South Africa, Clayton has served as South African coach for Seniors, Juniors, and Longboarders, and has previously been involved in coaching the South African Junior Team at ISA Games in France, Brazil and California.

Clayton has coached in Indonesia, Japan, South America, Canary Islands, Spain, the UK, and Macaronis twice in the past two years. He has worked with surfers of the caliber of Jordy Smith, Travis Logie and Ricky Basnett. Clayton is also an experienced surf board shaper and can bridge the nexus between technique and surfing equipment to deepen your understanding of surfboard design Vs performance.

Filming of your surf sessions will assist Clayton to provide analysis of your surfing technique, and where improvements can be made. Throughout the week, you’ll be given practical and theoretical coaching to improve your surfing skills and technique, and increasing your knowledge of the technical aspects of surfing equipment.

Related Links

Podcast Interview with surf coach Clayton Nienaber 

Swellnet Article – Featuring the 2018 Event

Surf Mastery Website – Topics to be covered


Shayne Nienaber Photography
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 magazine
  • White Horses magazine
  • Zig Zag magazine
  • Bride magazine
  • Gold Coast Surf magazine
  • Sin Eyewear cattalogue
  • Cross Fit cattalogue
  • On A Mission cattalogues
  • Clayton Surfboards
  • Swellnet

On any given day, you will find Shayne treading water for hours, waiting to capture that unique shot. Shayne prides himself on satisfying client expectations and being a perfectionist.

Shayne has more than 10 years of experience in photography and has worked in the Maldives, Philippines, Indonesia, New Caledonia, South Africa, Fiji and Europe to expand his portfolio. Shayne has also done photography at the past two surf coaching clinics held at Macaronis in year 2017 and 2018 alongside his brother Clayton.

In his spare time, Shayne enjoys surfing, jet skiing and spending time with family and his dog, Mylo.

Interviews Sep, 2018Surf Careers.Com (Sep 2018) / Swellnet (Nov 2017)


Package Prices

Introductory Packaged Prices below, are based on 7 Resort Nights / 8 Surfing Days.

Nightly Rate: AU $355 – Includes Surf Coaching & Photography, 7 Nights / 8 Surfing Days = AU $2485
Round-trip Airport-Resort-Airport Transfers Guest & Surfboards = AU $450
Mentawai Surfer Tax = AU $100
​TOTAL​: AU $3035 pp

Nightly Rate: AU $325 – Includes Surf Coaching & Photography, 7 Nights / 8 Surfing Days = AU $2275
Round-trip Airport-Resort-Airport Transfers Guest & Surfboards = AU $450
Mentawai Surfer Tax = AU $100
​TOTAL​: AU $2825 pp

Nightly Rate: AU $250 – Includes Surf Coaching & Photography, 7 Nights / 8 Surfing Days = AU $1750
Round-trip Airport-Resort-Airport Transfers Guest & 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)



  • Surf Coaching – Clayton Nienaber is a world class surf coach with a wealth of experience coaching all levels of surfers (see Bio for more info)
  • Surf photography package by Shayne Nienaber. Shayne is a professional, freelance photographer specializing in surf photography (see Bio for more info)
  • 3 meals daily from our weekly set menu with BBQ buffet dinner served twice weekly. ​Continental breakfast buffet and hot breakfast menu included, ​baked goods & fresh fruit​ in the afternoons; appertisers & dessert with dinner!
  • Basic beverages (coffee, tea, juice, milk​, soy milk ​&​ ​filtered water)​
  • A​ir Con. ​suite​ (​ocean​/lagoon views), daily cleaning, hot shower,​ ​TV​ &​ DVD, movie channels​, & ​Macas ​Live Surf Cam
  • ​Wifi in-room & through​​out the main guest areas​
  • ​​All surf boat transfers​ & ​recreational boat use
  • ​Use of all recreational equipment (​soft-top surfboards, snorkel​ling gear​, SUP’s, kayaks, fishing, spear fishing equipment etc.)
  • Stainless drinking flask – disposable plastic bottles are banned from the island
  • Local ​Silabu Village tour ​&​ donation

Items purchased over the bar such as:

  • Massage & spa treatments
  • High-performance surfboard rentals
  • Laundry service
  • ​Extra meals, snacks or drinks​​ ​from the bar menu​
  • Surf board Art


Surf Clinic Enquiry form

  • * Only intermediate surfers accepted. Advanced surfers will be offered elite surfing clinic options on different dates. Beginner surfers always welcome.
  • You flight needs to arrive in Padang on Thursday allowing for 6.30 am departure aboard Mentawai Fast to Mentawai (transit night required).
  • Your flight should depart Padang Saturday one day after Resort Check-out, providing assurance in case of any delays (transit night required).
  • Careful!! hitting the ENTER or RETURN keys will send the form!
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