“It is now Friday afternoon in Santa Monica. I returned late Monday night after I decided to skip my layover in Taipei… feeling blissful when I got back to LA because of a wonderful vacation.
We’ve had waves here all week. Decent for Malibu, which means chest high on the sets, super crowded, but fun little peelers. Nothing like the head high to double overhead macking perfection that we experienced in the Telo Islands!
I have traveled the world and surfed many of the world-class breaks. Upon reflection, this was the greatest surf trip ever, not only because of the epic waves, but because of the people and the magical environment in which we thrived. It was great to meet each and every one of you, mostly lawyers, but all of you have indeed the Spirit of a surfing lawyer! Memories will be forever etched in my mind about that wonderful week at latitude zero with latitude Larry! I was particularly inspired by our awards dinner in the wonderful songs and speeches made mostly by barristers.
From the bottom of my heart, thank each and every one of you for making this surf journey so incredibly special! After all, all of us surfers are joined by one ocean!”
“First class: Resort, Staff, guides, service, food = “EVERYTHING” The ultimate surfing adventure for a father and his sons. Thank You.”
Just wanted to say thanks to you and your team for another fantastic trip to Resort Latitude Zero. I am absolutely stuffed this week in a very happy surfed out way. The bungalows concept is a great success congratulations and the build quality is first class. Thanks again for another great RLZ holiday.
“Just wanted to say g’day and let you know what an awesome trip I had last week. We were obviously lucky with the swell, waves were phenomenal and a special mention to Sman and Swilly who were great value and fantastic company. Also to the other staff Julian, Firry, Santi, Dewi, Wayo (don’t know spelling) and the chefs. As a first trip to Indo it would be hard to surpass but will certainly try to repeat it, this time with some mates for next year. I will be in touch again.”
“Best surf resort I have stayed at with very professional staff, great location. A very good week was had by all. Thank you to all Indonesian & Australian staff. Could not fault.”
“Just a quick email to thank you for this fabulous week we had Eric Hubert and myself. It was just magical, your resort and organization is the best i have ever experienced, and your crew also. Thank you also to Adam and Chad, for their kindness and their professionalism. We still have some wonderful pictures in our head and it is hard to go back to work. We are already planning our return for next year. Take care and see you soon. Merci Beaucoup.” – Frederic Bardinet
“Cheers RLZ crew for all the great memories.”
“Surfection!!! Best Indo location. Will be back.”
“What a trip!! Thanks to all for an amazing experience. Great venue, great waves & great people. Special thanks to Adam. Legend Guide.”
“This was probably my last trip. What a great way to end the surf travels that started almost 20 years ago. RLZ is the best surf destination that I’ve experienced. All of the folks who traveled with me in the three trips that we made to RLZ have indicated that the trip was, by far, the best they ever experienced.
You’ve done a tremendous job catering to adventurers. The attention to details always surprises in a most positive way. My decision to not travel has nothing to do with the frequency that I’ve visited RLZ as with each trip there, I have had an opportunity to surf new spots. That has been such a great piece of the adventure.
I told the guys that I will help them assemble the group for their trek over there. There is a lot of interest and I would not be surprised if the island is taken over once again by 16 travellers from Hawaii.
Thanks again for being terrific hosts. It was a long trip over there but well worth the time and effort to enjoy the best surf “camp” experience there is.”
“Had a fantastic trip – great waves and a great bit of timeout.”
“Finally home after another awesome trip with you guys. Once again the boys and I can’t thank you and all the staff enough for looking after us every step of the way .
A special thanks to Albert and Firry who found us waves every day and kept us surfing.
If you could send me what’s slots are available for 2016 and 2017 for the resort and for the Mangalui it would be appreciated.”
“Just letting you know Swilly’s photos made it home OK. I have made two backups and also given most of the guys their images.
Thanks again for sharing a great couple of weeks with us and for the awesome photos. All of us are in agreement that you were a key factor in making the trip so amazing. I hope you are having as much fun this seek and that all your travels coming up go smoothly.”
“Great waves, great guide, great staff & a fantastic resort. Couldn’t have asked for anything more, well maybe a few more left! Will be back.”
“The only place to be this place rocks! Surf, sand, soul!”
“As mentioned in Padang it would be appreciated if Mark could be our skipper on the above 2014 trip. So far with Mark on the 52 days on the Mango he has found us waves on everyday. If I add my Resort Latitude Zero stay u guys have a 100% wave finding record over 70 days. Want more could one ask for. Awesome food – that again is 5 star.”
“Sensational!! Excellent place, people, waves & food. Living the dream!”
I just want to say thank you for the awesome trip out to RLZ. To have the imagination yet alone skill and determination to make that place a reality is beyond me. The staff, food, facilities and waves were nothing short of first class. If I were to choose only one camp to go to for the rest of my life, RLZ would be it. In fact, I’ve just decided, it is the only camp I will ever go to.
“Thanks Chad, Joel, Andy, Fury, Gemma, Roy, Santi and Dewi! Great Island coral slab adventures again and can’t wait for next year!”
“It was amazing, 14 days of bliss. Will be back as soon as possible. Christmas day in paradise!!!”
“Many thanks to Walter, Chad, Yeyen and all the staff at Resort Latitude Zero. We all had the most epic trip of a life time with the greatest waves you could take us to. The Resort, food and staff are all 5 star and one could not of asked for any more. We are all looking forward to returning back to Latitude Zero to finish what we started.” – Anthony Parry
“Best trip ever.I felt like royalty, treated like kings. Everyone is kind and happy. Hope to come back soon.” – Dean Kuhio Campos
“Thank you to you and your workers for another great stay. I really enjoyed my holiday and I will be back again in January with some friends. Albert and Furry were absolutely fantastic on the boat. They contributed a lot to the very friendly atmosphere on our days out surfing. It would be a very long holiday on the boat if you didn’t have 2 very positive catalysts for a good and relaxing time like these guys. And the shore crew were equally as good. I don’t know how you do your employing but you definitely seem to have a “no dickheads policy”.
The boat trip over to Telo was very memorable. So much so that I bought the Nomad tee shirt as a souvenir. Captain Will’s cool head did a great job in giving us novice sailors a lot of confidence during some pretty rough weather and sea sickness. In addition he was a very attentive host. See you in Jan.”
“Thanks for an unbelievable trip to RLZ. Adjusting back to the real world hasn’t been easy ! Especially when it’s only 8 degrees in Adelaide ! So, I figure I’d better start planning my next trip to lat zero !”
“Thanks Joely, Chad, Ads, and all the lads for another awesome trip. Yewwwwwww!”
“Super impressed will be back. Adam was an awesome guide.”
“Looking forward to getting back for a 3rd time in August. You guys do it well.”
“Outstanding. Thanks for adapting to high numbers & conference demands.” – Ywain Lawrey
“Fantastic. Some of the best waves of my life. The service at the resort was first class. brilliant!” – Peter Simmons
“To the staff at RLZ thanks for another memorable trip to your region. We are always impressed as to the efforts you all make to get us into the surf, within an hour of our arrival we were in the water and an hour before we boarded the plane at Telos we were in the water also. ”ITS ALL GOOD” Thanks again Pete Coulson and crew from Coffs.” – Peter Coulson
“Thanks very much for a fantastic trip, the waves at the start of the week were pumping and I got plenty of rides that would make it into my top ten of all time! Even when the swell dropped, I still had a great time on the smaller ones. Thanks very much to you and the team, Sman was the perfect guide, full of info, enthusiasm and a great story or two. Adam was laid back and philosophical, Joel had the weight of the world on his shoulders, but carried it with grace, making sure everything was perfect. The resort was outstanding – well done on a great set up, I loved the attention to the environment with the water bottles and no plastic.
Thanks again – it was a great trip.”
“Hi Matt Joel, Chad and Adam. We just got back to Australia, and I wanted to send a thank you to you guys for a great trip Christine and I really enjoyed it, also thanks again for the extra effort for the last 2 days there. I got to surf 4 spots in one day on the 2nd to last day and then surf rangers on my last morning and get a few barrels which was the icing on the cake!!! I will let my friends know.Thanks again Steven and Christine Deveney.”
“We have just returned from our stint at RLZ and we are all amazed with the place. So much so I was after some package details for next year.”
Bungalow’s are epic – stayed in one during our recent trip to Resort Latitude Zero. Takes your stay to a whole ‘nother level (smile emoticon).
“I just thought I would give you some feedback. The new plane service is excellent. According to Tim Cooper (who is also a pilot) the pilots were professional and thorough/no shortcuts.
The staff and management were great! Wal runs things very smoothly and Indo staff always happy and helpful. A good vibe. Special mention goes to Andrew our surf guide. He is a great guy, always enthusiastic, always willing to help us or the Indos in order to give us a good experience. Shared his knowledge on the winds and islands and even gave tips to some of the boys on ideas for surfboards that might benefit them in the future. Keep him!
Only one improvement that I can think of and that would be some specially designed back support cushioning for the boats. And by the way Room 1 was great. Cheers.”
“The trip was brilliant.”
“Best place I want come back next holiday.”
“Great trip! Thanks to all the RLZ. My son and I had the experience of a lifetime. We’ll be back! The surf was epic and everyone involved made the experience top notch.”
“Absolutely fantastic… Staff, food, accommodation and surfing all exceeded expectations. Loved it!” – Craig Smith