“A really enjoyable experience fabulous hosts and accommodation 4 stars plus, with great waves (WOW).” – Edward Messara
“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
“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 !”
“Good times, great waves. May the froth be with you!”
“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.”
“Just a short note to say many thanks to you and all of your fantastic staff at RLZ for putting together one of the best surf trips I’ve experienced,it really was excellent and very much appreciated by me.
The consistent high standards and level of service in and out of the water at every level including location, accommodation, food, guides (Andrew), boats, staff and of course the surf were all very impressive and a real credit to everyone involved at RLZ.
You have created something very special and unique in the surfing world for which you and your wife should justifiably be very proud of and it was an absolute pleasure and privilege for me to experience the results of all your many years of hard work and passion in creating RLZ, so again many thanks for just a great surfing week experience. All the best.”
“What a great place & people. Thanks loads for looking after us all. . . Cheers RLZ crew for all the great memories. Loved every minute.”
“U have the best place for families and surf!! We want to go back!!”
“Fantastic time! Thanks for looking after us so well. Especially grateful to Adam for his insights and ‘go hard’ outlook.”
“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 a brief message to let you know how much we all enjoyed our stay at RLZ. We were lucky enough to surf some excellent Ranga’s & Bommers & various other breaks during our stay. Your resort & staff, from the surf guides, boat crews & resort workers, in my opinion are all first class. You have a great team!!”
Magic – one of the great experiences of my life – I love the staff.”
“Just thought I would let you know I had an awesome trip to Latitude. 5 stars all the way. I had one of the best surf trips I have ever had and we didn’t even score a solid swell ! I take my hat to you and the team. You have set up an amazing operation that is decadence in Indo. We were looked after incredibly by the entire staff and in particular Ads, Joel, Ferry and Roy who are all legends. Thanks again mate – keep up the good work.” – Dooma
“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.”
“Another awesome time at RLZ to all the staff. A big thanks from us for the entire trip.”
“Had a great time at RLZ the team out there were first class.”
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% .
“Let me be the first to thank Matt and all the crew at RLZ. Great place, great service. Third time back & still loving it!!”
“One word for the new bungalow…..WOW!!!!!! It is super spectacular. You’ve nailed it! The little touches like the floor lighting when you into the bathroom are ace. I reckon you might struggle to get rid of us after 5 weeks, haha. Not much surf today so we came hom early – Garth chilling on the balcony playing guitar to his fan club – Larry! So he’s stoked as can be.
Thanks soooo much for letting us stay in the bungalow, it just takes things to a whole ‘nother level. Garth says it doesn’t matter if it’s flat for 5 weeks, he’s so happy to just sit out front and chill :-)”
“I just wanted to pass on my thanks for the great week our group had at RLZ.
Really had a great time and thought everything about the resort (staff, food, accomodation, boat …everything) and the experience was fantastic!! In particular, Adam our guide was excellent – he really went the extra mile in searching for and delivering good conditions…..and thanks again for the great week.”
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.
“Awestruck ! The location, accommodation, food, waves, staff were amazing. Thank you so much for creating this experience. The ultimate surf trip!” – Richard Tudor
“The best holiday I’ve experienced – The Resort, the people, the surf, everything was top class, even Larry was a top dog! I will be returning some time in the future. Cheers!”
“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 had an amazing time, the place really was mind-blowing and hard to describe adequately to people back at home. Your prompt attention to all the emails I sent you was greatly appreciated and the whole process was pretty stress-free.”
“Terrific beach, great staff, incredible experience. I hope it stays like this forever.”
“Best accommodation, staff, ever had, coming back boys! Yeah!”
“The only place to be this place rocks! Surf, sand, soul!”
Wow, what a great trip, hats off to all of you on providing a great place, empty waves and good times all round.
I got back a week ago and showed some mates photos of resort and waves, needless to say the call is in for a trip next year.
“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.”
“To my dearest family. Thank you to all of you… Jen, Matt and kids for making my stay so wonderful.”
“Thanks for a fantastic week of surf, food and fun. No one does it better than you.”
“There’s a pulse coming!”
“The best resort in the surf game, run by the coolest core bunch of surfers… food to die for… truly living in abundance at rlz.”
“The product you have is excellent, but it is the way you and your people sell it that makes it so special. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience from Missy fussing over us at Padang, to Joel getting us to the QANTAS desk as they were closing in Jakarta. Your staff are a credit to you – the balance of attention without being in your face is perfect. The food was magnificent. You and Jenny were great hosts, and your kids are truly delightful. Adam and S’man are fabulous blokes and are great assets to you. And the waves, weather, back drops – well words fail us.” – Gerome Van Der Linden
“I’m writing to express my thanks to you and all the team at RLZ for a really amazing couple of weeks. We had a great time yet again and I personally would like to express my thanks to all the team at the resort, particularly Joel, Wal, Chad all the boat crews. They did a great job, particularly in the first week, with a large group of young boys with varying surfing abilities in conditions, which delivered the largest swell of the season! An amazing time was had by all, personally my boys had the time of their lives.
The resort is really a credit to you and your team, it runs like clockwork, excellent food and accommodation and of course a great team of dedicated staff.
Well done and thanks.”
“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 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.
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.