Somewhere in Nusa Tenggara Timor

Power Surf, Surf Coaching, Skate, Video Coaching - it is all about bringing your surfing to the next level!

- Nusa Tenggara Timor, Indonesia -

Secret Location in East Nusa Tenggara

8 Waves Within 30 Minutes Boat Ride

Easy Access From Bali


Since our other retreat at Secret Nusa Tenggara Timor retreats now gets
booked months in advance, we just added another option in the same
region, similar set up, different location, and surfing slightly
different waves! Still a great variety of right and left handers waves -
perfect for intermediate surfers to work on their turns, techniques or
even get a barrel on the good days. We will aim on keeping that location
a secret as long as possible so we can still surf empty waves. Details
on the itinerary are shared upon reservation.

What’s on the program? Surf Coaching & More.

  • STAY 8-Nights at a resort, facing a wave.
  • SURF a variety of waves. Up to 6 waves are accessible within 30-minutes via speed boat.
  • GET FILMED while you’re surfing.
  • PRACTICE on the skate trainer, REPEAT in the water
  • POWER SURF techniques
  • RESTORATIVE stretches
  • VISUALISATION and exercises and BREATHING techniques
  • EAT well, SLEEP well in twin shared bungalows

The Waves in East Nusa Tenggara – What is the surf like in March / November?

You will experience one of the least explored coastline of Indonesia. A lack of road accesses and accommodations have kept the crowd away. Though, there are as many quality waves as in Bali, both rights and
lefts that awake with different kind of winds and swells. There is always an option, for all kind of levels, from beginners to pros alike.

Both March and November are a prime time to surf this area as trade winds will have stopped. It will be either glassy or caressed by very slight winds. Most of the spots don’t need much swell to work. We expect the average day to be around 4-5 foot wave faces.

Typical schedule on our 7-days surf coaching retreat

  • Those 7-days retreats can have a little more intense rhythm than the 9-days surf coaching trips, as we aim to squeeze as many information during this time.
  • Expect to wake up before sunrise for a quick warm up, to surf twice a day, to practice land based training daily on the skates, and to have a short meditation / breath work session daily to reset. Finally
    restorative yoga to recover those sore muscles will be provided every evenings. It is all optional and if you feel your body asks for a rest, remember to listen.
  • We plan our days around the tides to surf the best surf windows whilechecking in with other surf resorts in the area to make sure we don’t surf all at the same time

Rodrigo Machado – Surf Coach and Founder of the Power Surf Training

The Crew Rodrigo Machado – Surf Coach and Founder of the Power Surf Training Mentawai Surf Retreat Rodrigo is a Brazilian surfer and founder of the POWER SURF method. Throughout his 25-years of surfing experience, he has deepened his teachings in the art of ‘Surf Hacks’ throughout 4 major pillars that are Physical, Technical, Tactical and Psychological. The POWER SURF is born from his practices of yoga and self-knowledge, the art of breathing and meditating, natural gymnastic and capoeira acrobatic movements. Rodrigo teaches surfers looking to perform better from intermediate to advanced levels of surfing. The POWER SURF method is now practiced internationally supporting thousands of surf athletes in achieving their full potential.


Somewhere in Nusa Tenggara Timor

We will be staying at a beautiful and eco friendly resort, where everything has been thought to the well being of its guests. From a 13 meters swimming pool, to recently built bungalows with AC facing a right hander wave out front. There are in total 5 private rooms, 3 of them are bungalows and 2 rooms in a newly built house - each of them have their own en-suite bathroom. The crew is equipped optimally for surfing with a 9 meters aluminium Speed Boat with 250hp Honda, and a couple of dinghies quintrex aluminium 420 Busta with 40hp Yamaha. With its open garden, the place is ideal to gather after a long day of surfing before sharing a meal in the family style dining area.


March 2024

  • 7-nights in twin shared bedroom
  • US$ 3,450

November 2024

  • 7-nights in twin shared bedroom
  • US$ 3,550

A 50% non-refundable deposit is due to save your spot. Full payment 60-days before the starting date of the retreat.

Private room available for an extra charge, depending on availabilities.


  • 7  nights accommodation depending on date
  • 3 delicious nutritive meals a day
  • Daily classes of Power Surf
  • Video Analysis & Surf Photography (all footage of your trip)
  • Local Surf guide knowledge and Boat rides to surf spots


  • Flight tickets
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic Beverages


  • The arrival destination is just an-hour flight away from Bali’s
    International airport. You must be in Bali the day before the retreat
    starts to catch the next morning flight.
  • Two-hours drive later, you’ll be arriving at the retreat. We are
    happy to help you plan your trip and recommend best flight options.
  • Have questions? Ask us we are happy to help!

Suggested Packing List

Of course this list will vary dramatically from person to person we feel this list offers a pretty good start.

  • Travel insurance is highly recommended, preferably one with a “medi-vac” option
  • Sunblock, physical sun blocks preferred to chemical ones. We like Soleo, or Surf Yogis brand. SPF 40 plus recommended
  • Hat + Sunglasses
  • Reusable water bottle-hydro flask, nalgene, etc something you can fill at the retreat and take on adventures
  • Unlocked device for Internet connection over cellular network if desired- must be UNLOCKED and open for use by any internet provider, currently we will only get signal from Telkomsel provider, other SIMs won’t work. All sizes of SIM cards are available in Indonesia and can be bought locally or arranged at the retreat.
  • ATM is available in town an hour away, not much to buy out there but you may find swords, textiles, beads, or the like that make good souvenirs. Good idea to bring a few million rupiah cash so you’re covered, there are safes in the rooms for cash, valuables, documents, and devices though this is a very safe place. Any charges incurred at the resort are best settled with cash on checkout.
  • Beach towel/sarong if desired- we provide regular towels in the rooms
  • Solid sandals (thongs if your Aussies), not the 2 dollar kind. These can be used to go most anywhere, but for those of you planning on doing serious adventuring you will want to bring running shoes.
  • All toiletries- very little available on the island
  • A first aid kit, all scratches, scrapes, blisters, wounds need special attention here. Things get infected in the tropics quickly if not looked after. Should include but not limited to betadine, bandaids,
    gauze pads, antibiotic powder (better than ointments in the heat), a
    course of antibiotics for Bali belly or related sickness, and a course of antibiotics for flesh wounds, always better to be overly prepared than not have what you need
  • Any prescription or regular medicines you may require, ,also Benadryl topical and/or oral is highly recommended for individuals that may have allergic reactions to mozzy or sandfly bites
  • Light long-sleeve shirts and long pants for nights. The months June-August are mildly chilly and we’d recommend a little something warm
    for those months. Especially if you plan on dawn patrol boat trips which happen often.
  • Spring or long sleeve rashy for protection from the reef and long hours in the water. Surf leggings or full body lycra “stinger” suits are
    suitable as well if you find yourself susceptible to aquatic life like sea-lice
  • Reef walking shoes/surf booties for tidepool adventures on the low
    tides, these are generally not needed for surfing though. There are several pairs available at the retreat if you have a “normal” foot size.
  • Rehydration packets to be mixed with water, emergen-c, liquimins, or the like
  • Light clothes, average temperature 75-90 degrees
  • Light rain jacket, while not likely to receive much rain during your trip, this may come in handy, optional if trying to pack light, depends on time of year you plan on visiting-March and April/October and November have the possibility of some rain.
  • Water clothes, board shorts, bikinis, rash guards, and the like
  • Print out of all travel documents including passport
  • Bug spray of preference,

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