Surf Consciously

  • Surf Simeulue

    Simeulue Surf Travel Guide We stayed at Mahi-Mahi Surf Resort – not because it faces the most consistent wave of the island, known as The Peak. We did stay there because this place is a model for what eco-tourism and sustainable development should be. Funding a volunteer program in the Banyak islands From protecting the turtles’ reproduction, to opening a…

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  • Sumba Hospitality Foundation

    The Next Bali, Sumba, is Becoming a Social Model for Other Indonesian Islands Far less ueveloped than his Hindu sister, the Christian island of Sumba is sadly one of the poorest of Indonesia and has been very isolated from the rest of the World until now. Still today, water access, education and even simple phone signal are very limited, some…

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  • Volunteering Surfing

    During our recent surf-trip to Rote, we’ve heard about a foreigner who has initiated an orphanage. As we also like to be involved in empowering local Indonesian communities, this topic is dear to us and we hope to bring through this article some awareness and support to Ryan, the founder of Loving Orphans Global Rote. Meet Ryan, founder of Loving…

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  • Surfing Nias

    When in Nias, hanging out with local kids Lucinda was just coming out of the water when I met her for the first time at KabuNohi Surf Resort in Nias. She came over to the communal table with a smaller boy who looked just like her miniature and settled down next to me. Her smile communicated pure joy and I liked her…

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  • Nihiwatu beach

    WHEN REMOTE INDONESIA MEETS LUXURY… IndoSurfCrew has visited the island of Sumba several times over the last few years. Without any doubt, the island is one of the wildest and most remote we’ve encountered in Indonesia. Most parts of the islands lack electricity, clean water, and the people suffer from most basic nutrition needs. As a traveler, you’ll even be surprised that it…

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  • Lombok Surf Trip

    Escaping Bali to surf during Nyepi While witnessing the Balinese celebration for Bali’s annual day of silence, we took the road to Lombok greeted by Ogo-Ogos – colourful statues built for Nyepi’s parade. Swell forecasts looked promising and brought us to a spontaneous surf-trip to the neighboring island of Lombok. Lombok, 5 years later… Our last visit in Lombok was…

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  • “We are not another surf camp” insisted Mark Flint, owner of a new upscale surf resort facing Lagundri Bay. There is a lot more going on than just being a new resort. It does feel like a resort for guests as you are extremely well taken care of. However, what you’ll find here is a whole subculture that was born…

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  • The Utopia Surf Rote Islands

    Surf & Yoga, immersed in the nature of Indonesia’s new frontier: Rote Island. Kim shares her story while staying at The Utopia. Utopia Lodge on Rote Island – A Unique off the grid Surf Retreat Do you ever dream of Utopia? Perhaps it is a place that is fully disconnected from the business and stresses of today’s world. A sanctuary of sunshine, happy…

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  • Gerry Lopez Uluwatu

    Gerry Lopez, now 68 years old goes back to Uluwatu, 40 years after he first stepped on the islands of the Gods, and discovered now legendary surf spot: Uluwatu. Gerry Lopez, who’s also known as Mr. Pipeline is one of the pioneer in the surf industry, and was one of the first to ride the Hawaiian tubes of Pipeline. You…

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  • Sumba Surf

    We went surfing to Sumba last week and stayed at the surf homestay of our friend, Petu, where we learnt much more about this fascinating character who can be referred to the King of the Sea (Raja di laut) by some of the locals who know him well. Petu, King of the Sea in Sumba Petu is a 32-year old Sumbanese…

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