“Surfection!!! Best Indo location. Will be back.”
“It is now Friday afternoon in Santa Monica. I returned late Monday night after I decided to skip my layover in Taipei… feeling blissful when I got back to LA because of a wonderful vacation.
We’ve had waves here all week. Decent for Malibu, which means chest high on the sets, super crowded, but fun little peelers. Nothing like the head high to double overhead macking perfection that we experienced in the Telo Islands!
I have traveled the world and surfed many of the world-class breaks. Upon reflection, this was the greatest surf trip ever, not only because of the epic waves, but because of the people and the magical environment in which we thrived. It was great to meet each and every one of you, mostly lawyers, but all of you have indeed the Spirit of a surfing lawyer! Memories will be forever etched in my mind about that wonderful week at latitude zero with latitude Larry! I was particularly inspired by our awards dinner in the wonderful songs and speeches made mostly by barristers.
From the bottom of my heart, thank each and every one of you for making this surf journey so incredibly special! After all, all of us surfers are joined by one ocean!”
“After nearly 6 years with World Surfaris, I am finishing up today 04-SEP for a long holiday and to take on a new adventure in life.
It has been an amazing few years in a dream job but I feel like the time has come for a change.
4 weeks of holidays just isn’t enough so I am heading back to Uni to become a teacher so I can have plenty of holidays J
It was a pleasure dealing with you over the years and an even greater pleasure to have had the chance to visit and stay at Resort Lat Zero a few years ago.
Lat Zero is an incredible place by itself but in my eyes your operation on the whole (RLZ/Nomad/Mango) leads the way in the surf tourism industry.
Obviously having experienced guys like yourself and Captain Mark who can see weather/surf conditions change before other operators and swooping in on that is a big advantage over others.
The amount of repeat client bookings and RLZ booking for 2016 is a testament to the operation.”
“I would like to convey my appreciation and gratefulness to the way in which your RLZ is run, my son Joel and myself had an amazing 7 days on your island and will definitely be back in 2015 with Kong’s Academy. We would like to personally thank Wal, Sman, Swilly, Julie, Santi ,Adam and all staff for their hospitality and professionalism over our complete stay.
Swilly is very professional and hard working and depicted our trip with amazing photos in and out of the water. There was nothing more we could have asked for or needed and the experience of Sman and Adam in the boats ensured a hassle and injury free adventure for our sons at all times. The food was amazing and the Bintangs icy cold and with water temp of 25 degrees it was truly an island paradise.
You should be very proud of what you have achieved in building such an amazing resort in such a remote location, as well as provide staff with such a constant generous and friendly attitude.”
“Definitely the ultimate surfing experiences. Plenty of waves, relaxation, and fun was had. Supported by a world class crew, food, and facilities.”
“Very friendly staff, great acommodation & great waves. Chad, Adam & Yeyen excellent, and Larry way cute.” – Nick Pond
Just wanted to say what a fantastic trip I had even though we were a bit unlucky with the swell this time. Matt has put a fantastic team of people together and created a really positive and cheerful vibe at the resort. As for Andy (Sman), the guy is just a really nice bloke – a great guide and a great guy – helpful, happy and always positive and encouraging. As you can see my third trip to RLZ was as good as the first!
“It was amazing, 14 days of bliss. Will be back as soon as possible. Christmas day in paradise!!!”
“Awesome as always. . . Yewwww.”
“Perfection does get better! ! Well done RLZ team. See you in 2015.”
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.
“In every aspect Fantastic!” – Gordon Schoffl
“No complaints. Excellent staff. Excellent time. Thanks.” – Jack Tomlinson
“Cheers to the awesome crew Matt & Jen. Amazing Resort and fun times, good fish and surf! See ya soon!”
Great Resort and haven’t had service like this in Oz for 20 years. Very accommodating.
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.
“Hope you guys are well! Thanks heaps for putting Grant & I up and looking after us so well at the resort!! We had an awesome time and even though we didn’t plan on staying a few extra days it was great to really experience Resort Latitude Zero. The Resort is incredible & the food blew me away. Cracker menu Wal! The staff & surf guides were all really helpful as well. It was never too much trouble for Wal, Ferrie, Gema to drive us either North or South looking for waves in the conditions. The general facilities are amazing and the gym and games area tops it off. Cheers. Kind Regards.” – Justin Scanlan
“Best place on earth. A genuine honour to be apart of what you have created.”
“Fantastic time! Thanks for looking after us so well. Especially grateful to Adam for his insights and ‘go hard’ outlook.”
“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.”
Magic – one of the great experiences of my life – I love the staff.”
“Massive shout out to the latitude crew. Awesome surf guides, waves and resort!! So many memories, I’ll be back to slay more waves.”
“What a great place & people. Thanks loads for looking after us all. . . Cheers RLZ crew for all the great memories. Loved every minute.”
“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.”
“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!”
“Best Resort I’ve stayed at, with EPIC waves and great food. All the staff are legends, would definitely come back just to surf Ranga’s.”
“Just letting you know Swilly’s photos made it home OK. I have made two backups and also given most of the guys their images.
Thanks again for sharing a great couple of weeks with us and for the awesome photos. All of us are in agreement that you were a key factor in making the trip so amazing. I hope you are having as much fun this seek and that all your travels coming up go smoothly.”
Our surf guide went over and above to make sure we had an awesome experience. We all appreciate the extra effort he showed in the evening to make sure we had wheat we needed for the next day. He also prepped us on conditions each morning. We all noticed and appreciated the extra effort. The best surf trip ever!
“First Class – Resort, Staff, Guides, Service, Food – “Everything” the ultimate surfing adventure for a father and his sons. Thank You.”
Shari and I just returned from our trip to RLZ and as anticipated It was simply wonderful. Adam was our guide and did a superb job. What an easy guy to hang with and we were really impressed with his low key demeanor We shared a boat with 3 lovely women and were joined by Layne Beachley which was a bonus.
You do a superb job and I am most grateful to be able to come and enjoy it.
We left our boards there so we will be back soon! This was our third trip within a year!
“Best place I want come back next holiday.”
“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
“First Class yet again. Best set up on the planet. Thanks for a great week.”
“Keep going the same way. Our holiday has been so full with joy & adventure firsts. Happy kids, happy husband, happy family. Thank You. x x x”
Dear Rlz, thank you for what was one of the most memorable holidays of my life, your staff, accommodation, amenities, food and level of commitment to providing the best possible customer experience was second to none. I’m already saving for next year and can’t wait to see you all again.
All the best,