Salty Dance Longboard Retreat vol. 2

Dates: 20-25 May 2021

Join the 2nd edition of our signature longboarding retreat.

You can expect intense 5-days of longboarding featuring daily surf, land drills, surf theory, daily video analysis, 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.

Included:

  • 5 nights in a private or shared room
  • Daily surf sessions under the eye of skilled longboarding instructors
  • Daily video analysis
  • Surf theory and land drills to prepare you for water sessions (some things are best learnt out of water first)
  • Daily yoga
  • Pre-surf snack & smoothie, post surf breakfast/brunch, welcome dinner and farewell beach BBQ
  • Water re-fill  and free-flowing tea and coffee
  • Fun atmosphere

The 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

SURFING SESSIONS

Daily surf sessions with our surf coaches who will give you tips in the water

DAILY VIDEO ANALYSIS

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

SURF THEORY

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

YOGA SESSIONS

Daily yoga sessions on our rooftop designed with surfers in mind

CREATIVE FOOD

Pre-surf snack, healthy and filling post-surf breakfast, welcome dinner and beach BBQ. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free options available.

FREE FLOWING WATER COFFEE AND TEA

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.

Price

Our prices are for the entire duration of your stay with all the characteristics mention on this page

Shared room

Per person

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

IDR 7.800.000

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Private room

Per person

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

IDR 8.500.000

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A very special team for this longboard retreat

They thrive on giving you the best possible experience!

Longboarding at the Salty Dance Surf Camp

Dana

Learnt to surf at a young age and was a competitive surfer during high school in San Diego, California. Moved to O’ahu, Hawai’i, at 18 to pursue her dreams of surfing where she joined local competitions and surfed most of her days. She spent time with some of the best surfers on the island (of all ages) and learnt from them true water skills. Worked on the beach The Waikiki Beach Boys and taught surfing at two different surf schools to, later on, move to Australia and teach there. She did two competitions while abroad, taking 1st place in one and 3rd place against two-times world champ, Honolua Blomfield, in the other. Later she travelled to Fiji, Mexico, around Hawai’i, Australia and Indonesia. At 20 completed her yoga teacher training and worked as a yoga teacher for 2 years before travelling the world. She’s been practising for 10 years and enjoys sharing this magical gift with others.

Aret Xanadu Surf & Yoga

Aret

Xanadu head coach managing our team of surf instructors and responsible for the surf programme at Xanadu Surf & Yoga. Born and bred in Lombok, Aret knows the local spots inside out and will make sure you make the most of the local breaks during your stay. He can be strict and will definitely push and challenge you to progress your surfing skills while making sure you’re safe.

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Reman

Reman is our second instructor after the head coach in the Xanadu family. Big or small surf, you’ll most likely find him on a longboard or mid-length. If you’re lacking confidence in the water, he’s your man – he’ll make you feel at ease but at the same time help you challenge yourself.

A few reviews from our happy guests

mhairicoulter
mhairicoulter
2020-04-24
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
2020-04-21
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 🙂
Philippa
Philippa
2020-04-19
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
2020-04-17
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.
Corinnathekiwi
Corinnathekiwi
2020-04-15
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  ︴ Daily yoga  ︴Pre-surf snack  ︴ After surf breakfast/brunch (delicious and versatile – you won’t be bored) ︴ 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)

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.

We will 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 for IDR 100.000 per day. Unfortunately, unlike Bali, longboards are not as common here to rent and hence the rental is more expensive.

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 can arrange an airport pick-up from the airport to make your arrival hassle-free (additional charge IDR 150,000). 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.

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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