Drift Away to Nias, Sumatra; a bespoke yoga retreat for improver surfers

15 - 23rd October 2018

2 spots still available on each!

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 Visit one of the best right hand waves in the world with a crew who know the island well and can show you the best of this magical spot. 

Stay in the beautiful new Kabunohi Resort, hand built by traditional Nias craftsmen and enjoy the most delicious local food, freshly prepared for every meal. 

Explore the ancient megalithic culture and stunning villages that take you back in time, surf every day to your heart's content and enjoy yoga on the deck with a spectacular view of the horseshoe bay and magnificent sunrise and sunsets. Whether you would like to hike through the hills and even climb a mountain, or relax in the spectacular palm fringed bay, this is a very special retreat you can adapt to suit you. 

This is shoulder season so the waves and crowds are not as big.  Recommended for beginner - intermediate surfers, but not first timers. 

our theme is change

Included in price:

All transport from the airport in Nias down to the Bay and Return

Accommodation at Kabunohi Resort 

Daily yoga sessions

Surf lessons / guides 

Three delicious nutritious meals a day

Snacks / juices / smoothies 

Excursions to traditional village, cultural tour, boat trip & lagoon visit

All the fresh coconuts you can eat 

Drift Away eco-pack (to aid our effort to drift lightly the pack includes bamboo toothbrush, all-in-one body wash / shampoo / t-shirt / cap / water bottle / canvas bag / reusable straw

Itinerary:

15 Oct - Arrive in Nias. Drive to Lagundri Bay / Orientation surf & sunset yoga / Welcome dinner / 'Change' creative session & yoga nidra

16 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / Optional Hike or surf theory / Surf / Dinner / Raw chocolate making / Yin yoga

17 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / Village visit / Surf / Restorative yoga 

18 Oct - Surf with video / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / Video analysis / Pranayama, guided meditation & journalling session

19 Oct - Optional Hike Mount Lölömatua otherwise Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / Surf / Night off

20 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / Bawomatalua Kings Village - Stone Jumping and traditional dancing / Local BBQ on the beach & optional film screening night

21 Oct - Breakfast / Yoga / Relax / Lunch / Surf  / Tempe and coconut oil factory visit / Lagoon visit / Beach dinner and fire

22 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Boat trip to secret beach with picnic lunch / Final surf / Closing circle and farewell feast

23 Oct - Travel Day - Transfers to Gunung Sitoli / Return flight

All activities are included in price and are optional.

Surf: The set up at Lagundri consists of an challenging outside pointbreak and a gentle inside section breaking over reef, both rights. Further inside the Bay is a beachbreak (right, sometimes left), perfect for beginners or when it's too big at the point.  Depending on the conditions, your current level/ability and surf goals, our aim is to start of at the beach and work our way towards super long rides on green waves at the main break.

Surf lessons take place in the mornings as this is when conditions are best, a second guided surf is also available in the afternoon. Guests are welcome to head out on their own or together outside of this, should they feel comfortable and have enough energy!

Sample Menu:

Breakfast: Fruit salad (papaya, pineapple, banana, nuts, seeds, coconut shavings), mixed fruit juice, tea / coffee / omelette

Lunch: Nasi Goreng (Indonesian fried rice) in banana leaf, avocado salad, gado-gado (vegetables in satay sauce), mango smoothie ice crush

Snack: Chocolate brownies / energy balls / fruit

Dinner: Vegetable taco or BBQ Fish (freshly caught) rice or potatoes and tapioka & local vegetables / fresh local juice

Fish here is locally caught and provides income for local fisherman so we have decided to make it available a couple of nights of the retreat for those who would like to try.

We recommend leaving UK on 13 October and staying one night in Medan on 14 October - get in touch for travel details of Drift Team and Guests to travel together.

Guests must take out their own travel insurance. 

Drift are facilitating the Retreat but take no responsibility for travel arrangements.

There is wifi available nearby to check in at home when needed.

£1500.00 per person

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Drift Away to the magical Mentawaiis; an island retreat especially for intermediate surfers

23rd October - 1 November 2018

Drift away to an amazing magical island all to ourselves in the heart of the Mentawai chain of islands, the infamous mecca for surfers.

The beautiful Togat Nusa Retreat is a private island close to many perfect waves. We will have our own boat and local surf guide to take us to the local reef spots just a short boat ride away.

little taste of paradise. Living simply. 

Ainsley and JohnE Ocean are our awesome hosts who have lived here for many years with a wonderful local crew and a monkey.

The food is especially delicious, fresh and wholesome with all the fresh fruit, smoothies and coconuts you can manage.

Stay in a private handmade villa on the island. The resort is made from driftwood and you can walk around the entire island in twenty minutes. It is a spectacular part of the world and an epic surf spot with a unique opportunity to improve your surfing in a short space of time. 

Recommended for more intermediate surfers as we will mainly be surfing reef breaks, although it is shoulder season so the waves and crowds are not as big.  

Recommended for intermediate surfers who will be comfortable to paddle out from a boat.

our theme is transformation

The price includes:

All transport from arrival at the airport in Padang out to the island and back 

One night accommodation in Padang the night before and after the island stay 

All ferries and surf boat trips 

Private villa accommodation 

Daily yoga sessions - Yoga for all levels 

Surf lessons / knowledgeable local guides 

Three delicious nutritious meals a day

Snacks / juices / smoothies 

All the fresh coconuts you can eat 

Snorkelling & Mentawai village visit

Wifi 

Drift Away eco-pack (to aid our effort to drift lightly the pack includes bamboo toothbrush, all-in-one body wash / shampoo / t-shirt / cap / water bottle / canvas bag / reusable straw

Itinerary

23 Oct - Arrive in Padang. Meet the crew. Stay overnight in a hotel 

24 Oct - Morning boat to the island. Orientation, settle in. Yoga and first surf session. Lunch. Explore the island. Welcome dinner 

25 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / snorkelling or relaxing / Surf / Dinner / Yin yoga

26 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / Mentawai Village visit / Restorative yoga / Dinner & Beach fire

27 Oct - Surf with video / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / Video analysis / Pranayama, guided meditation & journalling session/ Beach BBQ dinner

28 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Relax / Lunch / Island game activities / Surf - option to visit other surf breaks / Boat trip / Dinner & Talk story 

29 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / afternoon creative session / snorkel or surf - options to visit additional surf spots / Beach dinner and fire

30 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch /  Surf / snorkel / relax / Farewell Island BBQ / Closing circle

 31 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / 3pm Boat back to Padang - farewell dinner at Hotel 

1 Nov -  Breakfast at hotel. Travel to airport / Transfer Day 

 

Get in touch soon for more details on these epic and very special retreats:

There are only 4 spaces left on each!

driftretreat@gmail.com

or contact me to register your interest.

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