“Our guides were the best – could not ask for more – thank you very much.” – Murray Dawbarn
“Just a quick email thanking you for arranging the best surf trip Paul and I have ever had, and we have been on many.
From the initial contact with Missy at Padang (she goes over and beyond with looking after the guests) to Joel, Adam and Chad (who have got the resort and waves wired) to the deckies and all staff at the resort including Larry.We had a trip to remember but not to last a lifetime because we will be coming back for sure.
The waves were super fun and we still have tons of waves to explore so we have to come back.”
“I just wanted to drop you a short note to say what an amazing place it is you have created over there, and that the time we all had was amazingly unique and special. I also wanted to say that a massive part of that experience was the fact we had Smanny as our guide, along with Furry, Roy and Gamma. Those blokes are all legends.
In particular, Smanny’s knowledge of the waves in the area, his willingness to back us to surf waves like DC’s straight up, his repour with the locals and other surf guides, the way he respectfully managed relationships with the other boats in the area to ensure we maximised our time at each break with minimal (no) crowds, and just generally his easy going, relaxed and magnanimous way all meant we had one hell of a time.
On behalf of all of our crew, our sincere thanks for one of the best surf trips we have all been on.”
We had a great time @ RLZ 28 April through 8 May. Should you have any need to fill spots in the future keep me on the ready to return list.”
“Words can’t explain the joy and fun I have had.” – Mathew Henderson
“Back home after an awesome trip to RLZ and back into the Aussie winter. Had a great time though and was super impressed with the setup you’ve got there. Everything was bang on.
So time to start planning the next visit. Once again, thanks to you and all your crew for making it such a great experience. Had a an absolute blast!”
“The best surfing trip in Indonesia.”
“Fantastic. Great surf guides and accommodation and not to mention waves in a pristine area.” – Dennis Wilson
“From start to finish it was a fantastic experience! My husband was stoked with the waves and as a non-surfer I was relaxed, entertained and well looked after. Special thanks for making our anniversary one to remember forever! We’ll be back! x” – Michelle & John Varga
“This is the best place ever to have my 16th birthday. Thanks a lot to everybody for making it special and memorable.”
“Firstly, a big thanks. We had a great time at the resort last week. Everyone was totally surfed out and we are still impressed that so much surfing can be done with minimal and often no other surfers. It just keeps delivering and we are keen to go back again.
Operations at the resort seem to get better every year. You have a great mix of people working out there and the hospitality and service was excellent. We all liked David our surf guide and overall he did an excellent job.
On to 2017, can you let us know what you have available for September at the resort again please. We have quite a few out of Australia who are on 2 year rotations, so it’s most likely our demand will be for more than 8 slots, but I don’t know how many more. Ideally, we want to get people committed as early as possible this time around. Cheers.”
“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.”
“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”
“Resort and ALL staff were amazing. Adam, Billy, Wal, Yeyen, Gemma and Ampuni especially were fantastic! The surf was great! Food was beautiful, we will be back guaranteed! We all loved it ! Thanks Guys!!!” – Hilly, Davo, Frase & Keebs
“We are back home after a very fun trip. Your Resort is very well run. The staff seemed very eager to accomodate us and make our stay a good one. The surf was fun every day. We had plenty of time in the water. We enjoyed the other guests on the island. Larry is a great dog. The only complaint(?) is that the staff served too much food for dinner. Anyway, we are grateful for the experience.”
“Firstly many thanks for kindly looking after myself and Nerea for 10 days over the Easter break, we had an awesome time – you guys are the ultimate professionals. I’d like to book again for next year for myself and Nerea. Just let me know if you have any vacancies and thank you so much again for running such a great operation!”
“Would like to say a big thanks for a awesome trip for this August…..Cheers and see you again next year…”
“Awesome time, great hospitality from the staff, fulfilled a dream. Shall return.”
“Very friendly staff, great acommodation & great waves. Chad, Adam & Yeyen excellent, and Larry way cute.” – Nick Pond
“Cheers Joel and all the crew – home now in the very crisp and chilly south west – 7 days is just no where near long enough.”
What an amazing trip I had and the waves where great. Thanks for the brilliance of your pictures, you really have a great skill and passion for surf, I really admire you for your natural ability to live and love life. you get stoked on a lot of things and I must say your so in tune with mother ocean nature.Thanks again for the great photos, hope we get one in a mag!! Hope we can meet again one day..If those pro girls have a free spot on board let me know. hahaJeremy west (Jezza)
“Massive shout out to the latitude crew. Awesome surf guides, waves and resort!! So many memories, I’ll be back to slay more waves.”
I wanted to thank you for an absolutely awesome trip; I left early as you know so didn’t manage to fill in a questionnaire afterwards but well here is my take! The accommodation excellent; all the blood, sweat and tears that went into those beautiful bungalows was 100% worth it; really felt VIP staying there; mission accomplished; very cool. The food & menu was very nice; whether buffet or table serving; just a really good variety. You recall me saying/believing that happy staff are more important than happy customers and your staff are amazing. So I am being a bit “gushy” now but I am being completely honest and open with you!
“What a trip!! Thanks to all for an amazing experience. Great venue, great waves & great people. Special thanks to Adam. Legend Guide.”
Thank you for an amazing trip for our crew over the past week at RLZ. You’ve done an outstanding job on all of the ‘little’ details which make the experience at RLZ outstanding. The entire crew of staff were very friendly and attentive to all of our needs and a special mention to Jack our Surf Guide who managed to put us into the right spot each day to cater to our surfing ability. We joked that any more than 4 in the break was a crowd and rarely in the 7 days did we surf with any other crew than the 4 on our boat. I’ve attached some photos which you can feel free to use as you wish. We took a drone on the trip and got some incredible footage of RLZ and the surrounding surf breaks. We’ll definitely be back ! Thanks again.
“The best holiday I’ve ever experienced. The Resort, the people, the surf, everything was top class. Even Larry was a top dog! I will be venturing back sometime in the future. Cheers.”
“Best accommodation, staff, ever had, coming back boys! Yeah!”
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 place has it all. My surf guide Adam was so good. The boys and I had a great time. Cheers Lat Zero.”
Hi Deb firstly i,d like to say what a top notch show you run @ RLZ appreciation and congratulations are in order for creating such a great place in the middle of remote Sumutra a huge achievement for human nature ,secondly I would like to thank Matt and the guys for hiring and taking care of our son Leigh and giving him the opportunity to work in such a unique natural environment ,thirdly i like to thank you guys for taking great care of us every time we visit ,also my wife mentioned the variety of activities available to non surfers all in all 110% .
“I have been trying to come up with a way to explain my stay at the greatest place on earth and the words just escape me every time I sit and start typing. I will say a little bit but I will have to come back later because when I think about it I just want to be at Lat-zero right now and one knows he needs to work and get things done. I’m having writers block and i’m not a writer. This place rocks the dunia out of anywhere I have ever surfed and I only touched like 4 of the main waves and was blown away. I have driven more miles than I care to say in search of the perfect waves or even a wave but there is no need for that ever again. My next trip will be Latitude Zero to continue to drink fresh young coconuts, read amazing book, have the best food in Indonesia, swim in the most epic water, dance in the moonlight on the pristine untouched beach, hang with world class surfers and get coached by them too in a way, do the dolphin swim with the cutest underwater child ever, watch the other amazing water children swim and dance to the beat of the island. ETC like I said I have writers block but you get the gist and I didn’t ever really say anything about the surf which I will say was amazing 10 days out of 11 the 11th day I was just too tired. ha.. Hope all who choose to journey here find time to breath again like I did. Thank you all at Latitude Zero my life is 10X’s better that it has ever been. I will be back with coconut openers. Aloha A hui you” – Shaylan Allmen
“Absolutly terrific. Great value (I’m pretty picky). Thanks for a great time.” – Rob Medoff
“I’ll be back for sure. . . Amazing Holiday. . . Great waves, excellent staff, and the perfect Resort. Cheers Guys”
“A big thank you for the best holiday, great surf, great food and accommodation and the staff made it extra special.” – Jeff Mercer
I just wanted to email you guys from the NOMAD and all involved to thank you on behalf of the boys for everything and for an amazing trip. All the boys absolutely loved the trip and I’m sure Mark loved it too. It was so well organised, the crew were absolutely awesome in every way possible, food 10/10, fishing, waves, relaxing, it had everything. You guys have nailed it in every way possible. I will be recommending it to all my mates and will be back on it again one day.Thanks Shaun
“Best surf trip ever. Surf Guides were excellent and all staff friendly and helpful! Big thanks to Matt, Adam, Sman, Ampuni and Guli and all the Resort staff for a memorable trip.” – David Ellis
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.