Salty Dance Longboard Retreat

~~2022 Dates:~~

3-10 July (SOLD OUT)


30 October – 6 November (SOLD OUT)

We are doing our signature longboard retreat again and are super excited about it!

You can expect intense 8 days of longboarding featuring daily surf, land drills, surf theory, video analysis sessions, yoga and delicious creative food in an intimate and fun setting at Xanadu Surf & Yoga, a boutique surf and yoga retreat in the centre of Kuta.


  • 7 nights in a private or shared room
  • 8 surf sessions under the eye of skilled longboarding instructors
  • Surf trip with lunch on a secluded beach and a full day of surfing
  • 5 video analysis sessions
  • Surf theory and land drills to prepare you for water sessions (some things are best learned out of the water first especially when it comes to longboarding)
  • 2 yoga sessions
  • Surf board rental (high quality longboards)
  • Breakfast, lunch, welcome dinner and farewell beach BBQ
  • Water re-fill and free-flowing tea and coffee
  • Photos
  • Airport transfer
  • Fun atmosphere

Intimate setting means 100% attention on you.

Availability: Only 6 rooms available! Max. 10 participants

Location: Xanadu Surf & Yoga, Kuta, Lombok

The Salty Dance surf camp is made to improve your longboarding skills and give you the ultimate experience in Lombok


Daily surf sessions with our surf coaches who will give you instant tips in the water in order for you to achieve the goal you have set for yourself


The best way to get better is by seeing yourself on the wave


Expect land drills and surf theory to help you achieve your goals, whether it is cross step, nose riding or something else


We’ve included 2 restorative yoga sessions to restore your body after hours of surfing and prepare you for more


Healthy and filling breakfasts, lunches, welcome dinner and farewell beach BBQ. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options available.


Feel free to make yourself a cup of coffee or tea at home in our open lounging area

Surf coaching

At the beginning, we will cover basic longboard skills to build a foundation. This will include where to position yourself when laying down, good paddling technique, how to turtle roll/go over the waves, where to place your feet when standing. Depending on your level and your personal goals, we’ll work on turning, cross-stepping and noseriding. We’ll also practice some land drills before heading in the water and review all the sessions from the day. You’ll gain knowledge on how to read waves, where to paddle when a set is coming and what to do when there are big waves. You can expect lots of ocean knowledge and plenty of time for individual questions and improvements.

**Note: To be able to participate you will need to be able to catch the waves on your own.


Day 1: 

Check-in / Welcome dinner / Setting up the goals for the retreat

Day 2: 
Breakfast / Surf / Lunch / Video analysis + Land drills / Group fun activity
Day 3-4:
Breakfast / Surf / Lunch / Video analysis + Land drills / Restorative yoga
Day 5 – Full day surf trip
Breakfast on the boat / Surf / Lunch on the boat / Surf
Day 6:
Breakfast / Surf / Lunch / Video analysis + Land drills / Restorative yoga
Day 7:
Breakfast / Surf / Lunch / Video analysis / Farewell Sunset BBQ on the beach
Day 8:
Breakfast / Fun Surf / Check-out
*The order of the surf and meals may change depending on the surf conditions


Our prices are for the entire duration of your stay with all the inclusions mentioned on this page

Shared room

Per person

You’ll be sharing a room with another traveller of the same gender.

EUR 1086

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Private room

Per person

A double room with a king-size bed all to yourself

EUR 1226

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Private double room

Price for 2 people

A double room with a king-size bed

EUR 2100

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A very special team for this longboard retreat

They thrive on giving you the best possible experience!


Grew up surfing in San Diego, California from a young age where her passion for the sport and love for the ocean began. She started competing in high school before moving to the island of O’ahu, Hawai’i at 18 years old. Living in Hawai’i completely inspired Dana to take her surfing to the next level and commit her life to playing in, learning from, and protecting the ocean. She worked on Waikiki Beach with the beach boys for 4 years, observing some of the best surfers in the world and teaching surf lessons with people who’ve been sharing the sport for decades, learning from them true water skills. Later she continued heading west in the world and found herself living on the east coast of Australia where she also taught surf lessons and participated in local competitions. Taking 1st place in one and 3rd place against 2X world champ, Honolua Blomfield in another. Dana has traveled to Mexico, Fiji, around Australia, Hawai’i and Indonesia surfing renowned waves and paying close attention to the way the ocean moves. She believes surfing is a form of soulful self expression and the ocean, our greatest teacher for wisdom and healing. Dana deeply enjoys sharing this gift (and her experience / knowledge on it) with others.

Xanadu Surf Coaches

Our Xanadu surf coaches know all the local spots inside out and will make sure you make the most of the local breaks during your stay. They will push and challenge you to progress your surfing skills while making sure you’re safe and have fun in the water. The guys are always to ensure you have a great time and you learn at the same time. Don’t hesitate to ask them questions, they’re always happy to answer them.

A few reviews from our happy guests

Unforgettable Experience I had the most incredible time in Lombok at the Xanadu Surf & Yoga retreat! Lombok itself is like a paradise island, completely unspoiled. The Xanadu camp was beautifully relaxing, peaceful, clean and the food was great. However, it was the people who made the experience! As a brand new surfer I was very nervous but the wonderful Ola and Daniella were always on hand to offer words of advice and encouragement. Aret was an incredible coach, who was able to give the most terrified new surfer the confidence to keep trying! I felt like I made the whole team proud when I did well, they really made you feel so comfortable and part of the family. Yoga in the evening was so serene and the perfect end to the day. Both locations where we practiced were stunning and I would love to return. This was my first solo trip and I was so lucky to end up sharing the experience with an amazing group of people from all over the world! It was a thrilling experience and I look forward to returning, as soon as we’re all allowed to travel again!!
Tomas M
Tomas M
Kute’s best kept secret Xanadu is the perfect balance of all things Lombok! Close enough to Kute’s best restaurants and cafes, yet quiet enough to really relax. Only a short ride on the scooter to a huge variety of amazing waves, and some truly breathtaking scenery. The accommodation is beautifully designed and maintained, and the beds were ultra comfy. The included breakfasts were healthy and tasty, my personal favourite being the overnight oats! Ola is a truly exceptional host, and has surrounded herself with a great local team, who always go above and beyond, for the guests. I will most definitely be back, hopefully some time soon 🙂
So many happy memories! I stayed at Xanadu for 5 nights while solo-travelling in Kuta, Lombok - it was definitely the highlight of my trip! The surfing and yoga were fantastic, but the most enduring memories were of all the times in between- hanging out waiting for the tides; kicking back with a beer in the evening; or enjoying an amazing breakfast after a morning surf, all with the coolest people and a backdrop of paradise. Ola and all the staff have created a wonderfully welcoming space and go out of their way to make guests feel at home. I would definitely recommend Xanadu to anyone wanting expert surf instruction, or who just want to spend time relaxing in a beautiful guesthouse with great people on the incredible island of Lombok.
Tina S
Tina S
Highlight of my trip to Indonesia My stay at Xanadu was fantastic. The activities were well-organized, yet flexible in taking into account individual wishes and needs. Everyone at Xanadu was incredibly friendly, fun and helpful, and the resort itself is tastefully decorated, spotlessly clean and incredibly comfortable. The surf instructors were patient and skilled, and great at adapting their teaching to the level of the student. On top of that, Lombok is an absolutely beautiful island with a great laid-back vibe. An overall great experience that I would definitely recommend.
Thank you Xanadu for the BEST WEEK EVER!! My week at Xanadu as part of the Salty Dance surf retreat was one of the best weeks I've ever had! Aret + Reman were both extremely knowledgable in the ocean and really helped me build on my skills and push my boundaries, in a fun and supportive way. Xanadu itself was lovely, comfortable, clean, and felt like home right away. All of the staff were beautiful, warm & friendly people. Dana did an incredible job at putting this retreat together and was a pleasure to learn from! The food was amazing too! Was always looking forward to the next meal..haha. Have the happiest memories from my week at Xanadu, looking forward to going back. Would highly recommend to all 🙂

FAQ’s about the Salty Dance Surf Camp

︴ Daily surf  ︴ Surf theory, land drills and video analysis  ︴ 2 yoga sessions︴Photos ︴Breakfast and lunch (delicious and versatile – you won’t be bored) ︴Longboard (if you don’t have yours) ︴ Beautiful and cosy room ︴Welcome dinner  ︴Farewell Beach BBQ ︴ Free-flowing tea and coffee ︴ Water re-fill (just bring your re-usable water bottle – we are trying to reduce waste on the island) ︴Boat transport ︴Transport to the breaks ︴Airport transport ︴Board rental

Anyone who is keen to learn more about longboarding. However, you will need to be able to catch your own waves to be able to participate. If you are a complete beginner, you can visit us on any other date to learn the basics of surfing.

The maximum number of participants is 10 people. We want to give you our full attention and that’s the reason we will not accept more people. So hurry up and book now!

We try to surprise you every day with a breakfast special with a western dish with a local twist or the other way round. Every day we also offer a choice of eggs your way, bread and fruit. We always use fresh local ingredients. If you have any dietary requirements, drop us a note at the time of booking and we’ll make sure to be prepared.

Yes, lunches are included. We will also welcome you with a delicious dinner and there will be a farewell beach BBQ.

We encourage you to bring your own board. However, if this is not possible, we can arrange a board for you.

WiFi is available everywhere around Xanadu. If you’re a digital nomad and still need to work while staying with us (which we hope you don’t!) , you don’t need to worry about the WiFi speed.

Xanadu is located in a quiet area, just a 3 minute-walk to the coolest street in Kuta, with many bars and restaurants. There are also a few surf shops and supermarkets nearby. Kuta Beach is always nearby.

Check-in 2 pm / Check out 11 am. But you can leave your luggage with us if you arrive earlier or leave later and hang out by the pool or in the lounge area.

Aside from spacious rooms, Xanadu features a swimming pool, tropical lounge area and rooftop yoga space.

If you are arriving by plane, we will pick you up from the airport to make your arrival hassle-free. Otherwise, you can see us on the map here. We’re located right in the centre of Kuta, on the south coast of Lombok. If you need transport from a different part of the island, let us know – we can arrange it at extra charge.

Many great places – local and non-local. You won’t be disappointed. We’re at the heart of all the action, tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac. You get the best of both worlds.

Do you have any more questions?

Feel free to send us a message on Whatsapp, we’re happy to answer all your questions so that you can enjoy Xanadu

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