Salty Dance Surf Camp

Salty Dance Surf Camp is a Longboarding & Yoga Retreat: 15-21 March 2020

You can expect a full week of surf coaching, video analysis, yoga, beautiful photography, delicious creative food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in an intimate and fun setting at Xanadu Surf & Yoga, a boutique surf and yoga retreat in the centre of Kuta.

The intimate setting means 100% attention on you.

Availability: Only 6 rooms available!

Location: Xanadu Surf & Yoga, Kuta, Lombok

Dates: 15-21 March 2020

Booking widget b24_widget_5f9d66c861ccf

The Salty Dance surf camp is made to give you the ultimate experience in Lombok

However, if you feel like following your own path on a given day during your stay and skip some activities, feel free to do so.

SURFING SESSIONS

Enjoy 2 daily surf sessions with all the gear included

PHOTO AND VIDEO ANALYSIS

The best way to get better is by seeing yourself on the wave, our photographers will help you keep those incredible memories alive

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 THEORY

We've condensed the theory so that you can improve dramatically and really understand the fundamentals of surfing

YOGA SESSIONS

Enjoy free daily restorative yoga sessions on our rooftop

DELICIOUS FOOD

We'll make you an amazing welcome dinner and also a la carte breakfast every morning

Choose from three different room setups

Social animal

Shared same sex twin room

Love my privacy

Private double

Double trouble

Shared double (2 people)

ALL OF OUR ROOMS HAVE

  • Super comfy beds
  • Private veranda and pool view
  • Spacious and minimalistic design
  • Safety box
  • Desk
  • Sustainable toiletries
  • Fluffy bath and pool towels
  • Fan + AC
  • Minimalist design
  • Handmade tiles
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Water in the room refilled daily
  • Minimalist graphics on the walls done by local artists

Price for 7 nights at the Salty Dance Surf Camp

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

SHARED DOUBLE BEDROOM

Social animal

Per person for 7 nights

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

EUR 1234

Book Now

ONLY YOU IN THE MORNING

Love my privacy

Per person for 7 nights

A double room all to yourself

EUR 1371

Book Now

A day in the life

We wanted to give a little snapshot of the life in Xanadu, we are ocean lovers. We strive from making our guests happy and showing them a unique side of Lombok.

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. Then 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.

Professional photographers

During the retreat we’ll have two amazing photographers/videographers in the water to capture the beautiful moments in the water. The package includes 5 fully edited photos each day (of your choice and made available to you the next morning), raw surf video files and copies of all your RAW photos. Should you wish to upgrade your package to receive a fully edited video at the end of the stay plus 5 fully edited additional pictures per day, you’ll have that option at an additional charge.

Yoga

Practice will be based around vinyasa flows to build strength and flexibility. It will relate to surfing, opening up muscles that will help improve surfing skills. Every other morning we will have a 30 minute wake up flow to bring fresh blood to our entire body before heading to the beach. Evenings will start off with power moves and end with relaxing poses held for longer. Lots of twisting to cleanse our bodies internally, balancing poses on hands and feet for surfing, and plenty of stretching. The best part of yoga is that there is a layer for everyone so if something doesn’t feel right in your body, we can adjust to another position that does.

Our Delicious Food

The menu has been created by the French kitchen whizz, Juliette, who is the head chef and the owner of The Patio restaurant. You can expect creative breakfasts, lunches and dinners prepared with fresh organic ingredients, such as mahi-mahi carpaccio or smoked eggplant salad. Whether you are on a plant-based diet, lactose- or gluten-intolerant, we’ll make sure to have a yummy option for you.

We've put together a very special team for this camp

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.

Trainer pic

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.

Sea diving at the Salty Dance Surf Camp

Eka & Ivan

The photography and videography power couple who will capture all the beautiful moments in the water during the retreat for you to take back home. Eka and Ivan are based in the Philippines and it's their second time with Xanadu Surf & Yoga for which we are very excited. Their love for the outdoors and the ocean can be seen in every picture. During the retreat they will be shooting from the water, boat and the beach using a different type of equipment so prepare for some magic end results.

The surf coaches

Aret, Reman and Rendi are fun in the water but at the same time they always make sure that you progress your skills on a daily basis. After surfing the guys love to jam at Xanadu.

Your host

Daniella is an amazing host who makes sure you have the perfect stay. She always becomes really good friends with the guests - a very social soul.

The kitchen master

Nur is our fantastic cook and like a mother to all of us. Makes sure everyone is well fed every day.

The house keepers

Watti and Mul are our fabulous housekeepers - they tidy up the rooms to perfection every day and they're always smiling.

The night watch

Bayan and Roni are our lovely security guys who watch over Xanadu day and night.

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

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.

We use European plugs on the island.

︴ 2  surf sessions per day (Sundays no surf – yoga and fun beach trip instead) ︴ Surf theory and photo/video analysis (every Wednesday) ︴ 1 yoga session per day ︴ Breakfast (delicious and versatile – you won’t be bored) ︴ Rooms with AC and hot water ︴ Welcome dinner (every Monday) ︴ Free-flowing tea and coffee ︴ Water re-fill (just bring your re-usable water bottle – we are trying to reduce waste on the island) ︴ Board rental *On video analysis days, there is only 1 surf session

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.

For the time being we offer two dinners during your stay. One is a welcome dinner and the second is a beach BBQ which happens every Wednesday.

Lombok is said to be like a chili, small but spicy. There is plenty of things to do other than surfing.  A couple of ideas for you:

Waterfalls

  • Traditional Sasak Village
  • Breathtaking beaches: Tanjung Aan, Salong Blanak, stunning volcanic Semeti Beach, Mawun Beach and many more
  • Snorkeling at Pink Beach

We are happy to share our tips with you – simply chat to our staff who know all the good places.

  • Insurance – everyone staying with us needs to have their own travel insurance
  • Mosquito repellent – we do have an electric mosquito repellent in the room, but you may need a spray for outdoors
  • Sunscreen (high UV) – the sun in Lombok is very strong so you’ll need some good sun protection
  • Swimwear
  • Yoga wear / comfortable clothing – if you are planning to join the yoga session you will need it
  • Re-usable water bottle

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.

A/C and hot water (not so common in this part of the world) in all rooms, swimming pool, lounge area, free water (you will only need to have your own re-usable bottle as we aim to be plastic-free),  coffee and tea all day.

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.

Absolutely! Xanadu is great for all levels. If you’ve never surfed before, we will teach you the basics and take you to spots perfect for beginners. We surf in small groups so that our instructors can always keep an eye on you and help you ride them waves.

Not at all! We’re not a boot camp and we want you to have fun. We offer two surf sessions per day (if the swell allows) so if you want to sleep in, go for it. But if you feel like joining all the activities we’ve planned for you, you’re more than welcome.

Yes, we provide bathroom towels as well as pool towels. However, you will need to bring a beach towel as our pool towels are not to be taken out to the beach.

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

Send us a text