Macaronis Resort Mentawai Islands Indonesia


Intermediate Surf Coaching Clinics – Year 2019

January 25th – February 22nd,  Macaronis Resort is offering 4 Intermediate Surf Coaching Clinics with Surf Coaching by Clayton Nienaber and Surf Photography by Shayne Nienaber. Surfer rates are AUD $355 / night for a Private Room, or AU $325 / night for a shared room, with surf coaching and photography included. Join our FACEBOOK GROUP for regular updates and to meet others attending. Recent update by SWELLNET

Don’t miss our previous surf coaching clinic videos from January and February 2018, here is Week 1 and here is Week 2, thanks to GnG Photography.

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.

Macaronis is the ideal venue 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 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 ability 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 also most welcome.


Week 1 Movie / Photo Album

Week 2 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, 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.

Fri Jan 25 – Fri Feb 01 (8 Surf Days / 7 Resort Nights)
Must arrive PDG Thu Jan 24, and depart Sat Feb 02 (2 transit nights PDG)
Private Room Package: AU $3035
Shared Room Package: AU $2825

Fri Feb 01 – Fri Feb 08 (8 Surf Days / 7 Resort Nights)
Must arrive PDG Thu Jan 31, and depart PDG Sat Feb 09
Private Room Package: AU $3035
Shared Room Package: AU $2825

Fri Feb 08 – Sun Feb 17 (10 Surf Days / 9 Resort Nights)
Must arrive PDG Thu Feb 07, and depart PDG Mon Feb 18 (2 transit nights PDG)
Private Room Package: AU $3745
Shared Room Package: AU $3475

Sun Feb 17 – Fri Feb 22 (6 Surf Days / 5 Resort Nights)
Must arrive PDG Sat Feb 16, and depart PDG Sat Feb 23 (2 transit nights PDG)
Private Room Package: AU $2325
Shared Room Package: AU $2175

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, and the UK. 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

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 9 years of experience in photography and has worked in the Maldives, Philippines, Indonesia, New Caledonia, South Africa, Fiji and Europe to expand his portfolio.

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

Packaged Prices below are based on 7 Resort Nights / 8 Surfing Days, which is applicable to the first two trips. Enquire to receive a quote for your preferred trip dates. 9 Resort Nights / 10 Surfing days and 5 Resort Nights / 6 Surfing Days is also available.

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 by Clayton Nienaber 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; appetisers & 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 by 2.00 pm one day before your Resort Check-in date.
  • Your flight should depart Padang after 11.30 am one day after your Resort Check-out date.
  • Careful!! hitting the ENTER or RETURN keys will send the form!
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