“Just got back from my 5th trip today, Matt & Jen never disappoint.”
“First time back since 2009 & it is still the best surf adventure spot in the world. Great destination, great staff, perfect surf. We will be back. Thanks!!!!”
“U have the best place for families and surf!! We want to go back!!”
“Sick place, sick surf. Ads the surfguide is a legend.”
“A really enjoyable experience, fabulous hosts and acommodation 4 stars plus, with great waves ( wow) 🙂 and sensational staff !!!” – Edward Messara
“Best trip ever.I felt like royalty, treated like kings. Everyone is kind and happy. Hope to come back soon.” – Dean Kuhio Campos
Magic – one of the great experiences of my life – I love the staff.”
“First Class yet again. Best set up on the planet. Thanks for a great week.”
“Been back to Adelaide a month now and not a day has gone by without reminiscing about our great times at RLZ We just wanted to thank you all again for a great Christmas, was FANTASTIC. We all enjoyed ourselves so much and to have uncrowded waves with friends old and new a real treat.”
“The trip was brilliant.”
“Absolutely fantastic… Staff, food, accommodation and surfing all exceeded expectations. Loved it!” – Craig Smith
“Thanks to the boys for their guidance, Chad, Joely, Ads; and to those – the kitchen / bar – thanks for your exceptional service. Love this place.”
“Snapped 3 boards, got the squints and the best barrel of my life. Stoked !!”
“It was amazing, 14 days of bliss. Will be back as soon as possible. Christmas day in paradise!!!”
“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.”
” Both Scott and I wanted to send a massive sincere thank you to you and Jen for making our trip to the Telos extremely awesome!! The Resort you have built is outstanding and our expectations were certainly well exceeded … which in this industry is hard to do sometimes!
Being surrounded by such wonderful people was great for the soul and we enjoyed every single second of our trip. Particularly our candlelit dinner on the beach! Oh, and the laundry service is so unreal, I’m wondering how I can get that at home!
The staff you have working on the Island are just fantastic! Joel is a gem who ensured we were very well looked after. We really appreciated meeting them all and our gratitude for their efforts goes out to all of them. Meanwhile, we are back to work, trying our best to hang on for as long as possible to that island vibe … Thanks again Matt. We look forward to seeing you again soon! ” – Claire & Scott
“Great. Would come back next year. All staff very good” – Pierre Langenhoven
“Awestruck ! The location, accommodation, food, waves, staff were amazing. Thank you so much for creating this experience. The ultimate surf trip!” – Richard Tudor
“Looking forward to getting back for a 3rd time in August. You guys do it well.”
Best trip. Our surf guide was energetic, knowledgeable of the surf and a very hard worker. He guided us through all the surf breaks as well as our own surfing and how to improve. Best surf guide you could ever ask for!
“Wonderful!! We all loved everyday from Pete surfing to the kids and I playing back at the Resort. Thanks and see you soon.”
“To my dearest family. Thank you to all of you… Jen, Matt and kids for making my stay so wonderful.”
“We all had a wonderful time. Surfed ourselves stupid and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and great setup with teeriffic boats fantastic food, service and accommodation. Thanks to all!”
“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.”
“Thanks again for another awesome trip, in particular to Joel for providing us with every opportunity for waves and fun times and for tolerating some of our less desirable antics. The level of service provided by you and all of your staff from housekeeping and F & B staff through to the to the surf guides is what makes the trip and we are genuinely appreciative. Thanks Matt for creating a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet our heroes, its something we will cherish forever.”
“Had a great time at RLZ the team out there were first class.”
“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.”
“Been to Bali, Lombok, Costa Rica, Mexico, Phonpei. Nothing compares. We got great waves every single day (10 days). Uncrowded perfection. At 56 yrs old, the BEST SESSION of my life!!!
“Fantastic. Great surf guides and accommodation and not to mention waves in a pristine area.” – Dennis Wilson
“This was one of the best experiences of my life. Both the surfing and Resort + Staff. The only improvement I can think of is my part, I will stay longer next time.”
“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”
“Had the pleasure of a Resort stay in early September 10, including meeting the legends Matt, Todd and Wal (of course), John and Budgie plus the staff. Hospitality was outstanding – what a great job to build and operate such a resort at the standard you have achieved. The surfing was extensive, with the guides taking us to the ‘right spots’ for the swell conditions, and importantly, crowd avoidance – comfortable boats and well-stocked for the day’s surfing – surfed ’til we dropped’. And the first aid competence and care was exceptional (after my unfortunate reef-experience at Bombers!). Special mention of appreciation to Shane. Definitely a memorable, value-for-money experience.”
“Now that I have had a chance to go thru the pix you saved onto my storage hard drive I have a better idea of what you have given me. Just wanted to say “thanks very much” for the enthusiasm, encouragement and humor that you injected into our contact out at Latitude Zero and in the water.
Some of those photo’s in the surf are just terrific. I will have those forever and have you to thank. So THANK YOU!” – Swilly Professional Photographer Package
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.
“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 place on earth.”
“We had a stokealishious time, frothing on these amazing waves. Look out for us groms next year.”
“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.”
“Very friendly staff, great acommodation & great waves. Chad, Adam & Yeyen excellent, and Larry way cute.” – Nick Pond
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.