“It was amazing, 14 days of bliss. Will be back as soon as possible. Christmas day in paradise!!!”
“It has been a special privilege to enjoy paradise in unrivalled luxury. Thank You to all the attentive staff. A special thanks to chad for showing us a new cocktail.”
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.
“I would also like to say a huuuuuge thank you to you and all your amazing staff. Truly commendable for the incredible effort on making not only ours but everyones stay so enjoyable,
You must be very proud of your staff and the resort you have set up. It has to be one of the most exceptionally run, friendly, adaptable, welcoming and enjoyable resorts we have stayed at. We absolutely loved it all and not to mention scoring rangas for nearly half the time we were there…..
So thank you again Matt from us both to each and everyone of you, the awesome guys Chad, Wal, Adz, Rob, John, Seagull, the smiley fun boat boys – Robin, Julian, Andri, Roi, the lovely reception/massage/hostess/waitress ladies, – Santy, Mani, Rizi, Unity, the wonderful chefs/kitchen guys, housekeeping/maintainance and security and of course not forgetting the one and only Larry!!) Hope to see you again next year!
ps. hope i havnt forgotten anyone…..Brain fuzz, still recovering! Sending a big grateful group hug. All the very best.”
“Just wanted to thank you and all your staff for an incredible week at RLZ. Ive done a lot of Indo surf travel but you are providing something way above most operators. Matt had the week of his life and progressed his surfing about three years! We would love to come back next year for an 11 day trip. Could you get the office to let me know any availability there might be for two of us- preferably around April/May or October.”
“I just wanted to drop a line to say thanks. We all had a great time, scratches, cuts, and broken boards (2 in one session to Pete Brockhoff at Rangas!!) not withstanding.
But everyone at the resort from Joel down to Larry the Wonder Dog contributed to a fantastic stay. Special mention to Sman the man. Great surf guide, nothing was too much trouble, he really did go the extra nautical mile to ensure we had great waves and memories. Even negotiating a pretty heavy inside section at Outside Moneys to take shots just because he likes that angle. He is a real asset to your op, but I’ m sure you already know this.
Anyway we are already lining up for next year!”
“Matt & Jenny, Just dropping a line to say..Thankyou to Wal, Shane, Chad & all your amazing staff. Our 2 week stay was truely wonderful, the staff, service and resort is everything we could have asked for, staying at your place in Padang..meeting Ma and her amazing cooking..was a great way to finish off. So Thanks again, hopefully we can save for a return journey…it has inspired our “old boys” to keep surfing.” – The Denmark Couples.
“Great Trip amazing waves with 5 star service. Guides put us into waves everyday, and plenty of cold beer.”
“Definitely the ultimate surfing experiences. Plenty of waves, relaxation, and fun was had. Supported by a world class crew, food, and facilities.”
“Wonderful!! We all loved everyday from Pete surfing to the kids and I playing back at the Resort. Thanks and see you soon.”
“We came and scored excellent waves, the 2nd best surfer from Penrith. Go the Panthers.”
“Last year I had an amazing surf trip with Mark Occhilupo, Ash Grunwald & Mark Gasnier. Quite simply, I was the fourth best surfer there and there was a big gap between 3rd and 4th:) I had an absolute ball.”
“Great trip. I was nervous not going with the boat option. Best surf trip ever.” – Dicko
“Our guides were the best – could not ask for more – thank you very much.” – Murray Dawbarn
“I’ll be back for sure. . . Amazing Holiday. . . Great waves, excellent staff, and the perfect Resort. Cheers Guys”
“Just wanted to let you know (and if you can pass it on to Matt, Adam, Chad, Andy & crew) that we all had a bloody fantastic time! Unbelievably good surf, sensational food & a cruisey welcoming & knowledgeable gang running the place. Our surf guide , Adam certainly knew where to head to, to give us a week of perfect surf. We were all so very grateful of Adam’s spot choices and his knowledge of the area. We were all a little flat with having to leave, which says it all. Definitely going to book for next year, but longer.”
Happy New Year.We arrived back a few days before Xmas from our 10-day trip to Latitude Zero. Connor and I had a great time. The swell held up and we had some memorable sessions at both Monkey’s and Rangers.Our sail back on the Nomad to Padang was really fun. We’ve had dinner on the upper deck, calm seas and clear weather made for a relaxing trip. Pic attached.We look forward to seeing you again in 2017.Could you please send me Wal/John’s email address.Regards,
“This is an awesome spot run by surfers for surfers of all ages. Been twice would kill for a third. Of all my trips this place is my favourite. Surfed my brains out ate like a horse and came back 4 kilos lighter & stronger both times. Nothing uncommon about 3 to 4 sessions a day from sunrise to sunset everyday. Highly recommend.”
“Thanks for all your help in arranging our trip. It was absolutely first class the whole way and all the boys had a fantastic time. Special thanks to Seagull and S man who were great guys. The attention to detail and overall quality of the whole package (staff, resort, boats, food etc. etc) will make it impossible to go anywhere else, so look forward to returning in 2 years time!!”
“I just wanted to take the opportunity to sincerely thank Swilly for his contribution to our trip. It was a pleasure to meet you after seeing your work over the years.
I’m really happy with my pics…takes a true professional to make an ageing ‘grom at heart’ look good! Your stories added to the atmosphere of the whole trip and its one I’ll remember forever.
The boys are already talking up another trip to RLZ and I hope if you are available, we have the opportunity to share that one with you as well. Safe travels wherever that may take you and look forward to seeing your work in the future!”
“2nd trip here and so happy to have come back. Best surf Resort we have ever been to. Amazing food, guides, staff. Can’t fault it. We’ll be back.”
“A really enjoyable experience, fabulous hosts and acommodation 4 stars plus, with great waves ( wow) 🙂 and sensational staff !!!” – Edward Messara
“Had a great time. Fantastic vibe, great staff and great waves. Will definitely be back.” – Andrew Travis
“Memories that will last a lifetime and will endeavour to return. . .”
“I’m attaching two photos for you..…the first one is from our first surf/day at Lance’s Left……& it was taken in the afternoon session and we reckon it was bigger in the morning…I know now why I was shaking after surfng a few of them ! As big a waves as we’ve surfed in a long time…
The other photo is me on a relatively smaller day at Scarecrows I think bit it was quality stuff…
Anyway, thanks again….the Nomad trip was the real surprsie winner for us…..(Skipper Eric fabulous) …& never having done a boat trip…it was sensational..…surf thru. the Mentawis for 6 days straight was unbelievable… we avoided crowds ….and food excellent……and to cap it off …waves at RLZ to follow as good too….thankfully smaller !
Only issues was seven very tired and sorry 50 + year old men trying to have enough energy to surf for 10 intense straight days…..we’re still recovering”
“Would like to say a big thanks for a awesome trip for this August…..Cheers and see you again next year…”
“First Class yet again. Best set up on the planet. Thanks for a great week.”
“Great service, facilities, friendly, efficient., excellent food. The best conference I’ve ever been too. The evening cruise with the sail as a projector screen was awesome. Nothing lost by not trying.” – Steve Cattanach
“All round excellent. Sman and Adam were great guides. Swilly was an awesome addition. It was extremely well organized and professional.” – Ben Jeffcote
As usual, you and your staff were simply terrific. I have tried and now I believe that I have succeeded in hopefully starting the next generation of our group to make it a point to get to RLZ. As I understand it, there will be a group of four from out group traveling next year to RLZ. I believe that the group will come back in 2018. There will probably be a bunch of new guys as we try to keep feeding the stoke.
By the way, if you need testimony regarding Swilly, he is worth it. He’s a professional and does tremendous work. He takes so many shots that one could easily find that one or more memorable shot(s) that may wind up on a wall in a traveler’s home. Swilly is also such a great companion on the boat, my goodness, he is entertainment and creates great friendships.
Matt, if I have a criticism of the total package, I’d say that incredibly, there may be too much of an entree during dinner. Maybe we’re smaller eaters, but with the exquisite ‘pupus” prior to dinner, it seemed at times that we were just overfed (if that’s possible). BTW, I liked the buffet style dinners of the past. Yet, who can complain. You still, in my opinion, have the very best surf destination.
Hey, who knows, I may show up in 2018. Thanks again.
“Thanks so very much for looking after me while I was there & thank Smenny, Christina, Albert & all the boys loading the boat, John, Rob, Resi & Marni & the cooks.
I had such an amazing time all the staff are absolutely amazing the place is so well organised it was a breeze. Can you please let me know if there are any out of season prices for the new lodge because I would like to take my family. I will definitely be back with my family & friends.
I’ll be telling everyone about your resort it’s the best surf holiday ever.”
Thanks to RLZ for another incredible trip. We really enjoyed our stay in the main resort last year, but the 10 days in the Bungalows this year was on another level. It just doesn’t get any better than surfing uncrowded waves with 3 of your best mates in a remote paradise in 5 star luxury! Throw in terrific food and great surf guiding /coaching and it creates a surf experience which is the best we’ve ever had.
“Best place on earth.”
“Words can’t explain the joy and fun I have had.” – Mathew Henderson
“I just wanted to give you some feedback. Had an awesome trip. Venue was stunning, food was sensational and the staff and service were friendly and attentive. The surf was great and special thanks to Adam and the boat boys for their surf tips, sense of humour and efforts to put us on good waves. Everyone in the group had a great time, and for my boys the call was the best holiday they have ever had. Thanks heaps to everyone. Currently suffering depression looking at crap cold surf! Already planning our next trip.”
“A big thank you for the best holiday, great surf, great food and accommodation and the staff made it extra special.” – Jeff Mercer
“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
“Terrific beach, great staff, incredible experience. I hope it stays like this forever.”
Come on a journey aboard the fully-equipped 60’ timber sloop Nomad which frequents some of the finest lefts and rights Indonesia has to offer. The Nomad is all about surfing, adventure and sharing the stoke.
She is a magnificent 84 foot timber sloop, custom built for the sole purpose of searching for waves.