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18 Oct 2018

We are really stoked to announce 10 years of operation and service.

In honour of this occasion lets reflect on where it all began.  From it’s humble beginnings in 2009, this special piece of paradise we know as Resort Latitude Zero, was conceived by Matt Cruden. Matt formerly explored the Mentawai islands claiming the position of captain on a surf charter boat during the early 90s. Having scanned the Mentawai islands on his purpose built ‘Mangulu Ndulu’ (which in Nias means ‘searching for waves’), the vessel reached proper legendary status among surfers and professionals seeking local expertise and navigation to some of the lesser known waves and typically hard to reach surf breaks.

A courageous spirit helped pave the way for Matt’s next project. With a growing family and love affair with the Telo region he decided to lay foundations on land and build his dream surf resort in the perfect location, engineering it to within stand tropical elements. Leveraging years of knowledge of the Mentawai Islands, pioneering intrepid surf explorations – Matt was primed for this new adventure. And thus, ‘Resort Latitude Zero’ was born.

Ten years on Resort Latitude Zero still boasts a plethora of waves varying from beginner to professional. The breaks range from within walking distance and up to a fast 45 minute boat ride. Situated on the equator the private island features the sandiest beaches, accompanied with warm clear water, making it the ideal place for swimming, snorkeling and a host of other water activities.  Step inside the resorts dining area and your taste buds will be tantalized with the freshest, locally derived produce and an eclectic mix of modern Australian and Indonesian influenced cuisine.

All tropical holidays must include some additional leisure so we make sure you receive an experience second to none. Relax and unwind with a massage, or choose from our great selection of cocktails, while being entertained with an array of activities on offer, we have something to keep every member of the group happy.

Here at Resort Latitude Zero we go the extra mile and provide world-class service that is totally unmatched.



  • Mangalui Ndulu

    She is a magnificent 84 foot timber sloop, custom built for the sole purpose of searching for waves.

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