DRIFT AWAY

DRIFT AWAY NIAS

Visit one of the best right hand waves in the world with a crew who know the island well and can show you the best of this magical spot. 

 

Stay in the beautiful new Kabunohi Resort, hand built by traditional Nias craftsmen and enjoy the most delicious local food, freshly prepared for every meal. 

 

Explore the ancient megalithic culture and stunning villages that take you back in time, surf every day to your heart's content and enjoy yoga on the deck with a spectacular view of the horseshoe bay and magnificent sunrise and sunsets. Whether you would like to hike through the hills and even climb a mountain, or relax in the spectacular palm fringed bay, this is a very special retreat you can adapt to suit you. 

Theme = change

 

This is shoulder season so the waves and crowds are not as big. 

Recommended for beginner - intermediate surfers, but not first timers. 

15 - 23 OCTOBER 2018

8 Nights 

£1500.00 per person 

Get in touch for more details on this epic and very special retreat 

driftretreat@gmail.com

The price includes :

All transport from the airport in Nias down to the Bay and Return

Accommodation at Kabunohi Resort 

Daily yoga sessions

Surf lessons / guides 

Three delicious nutritious meals a day

Snacks / juices / smoothies 

Excursions to traditional village, cultural tour, boat trip & lagoon visit

All the fresh coconuts you can eat 

Drift Away eco-pack (to aid our effort to drift lightly the pack includes bamboo toothbrush, all-in-one body wash / shampoo / t-shirt / cap / water bottle / canvas bag / reusable straw

Itinerary

15 Oct - Arrive in Nias. Drive to Lagundri Bay / Orientation surf & sunset yoga / Welcome dinner / 'Change' creative session & yoga nidra

 

16 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / Optional Hike or surf theory / Surf / Dinner / Raw chocolate making / Yin yoga

 

17 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / Village visit / Surf / Restorative yoga 

 

18 Oct - Surf with video / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / Video analysis / Pranayama, guided meditation & journalling session

 

19 Oct - Optional Hike Mount Lölömatua otherwise Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / Surf / Night off

 

20 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Lunch / Bawomatalua Kings Village - Stone Jumping and traditional dancing / Local BBQ on the beach & optional film screening night

 

21 Oct - Breakfast / Yoga / Relax / Lunch / Surf  / Tempe and coconut oil factory visit / Lagoon visit / Beach dinner and fire

 

22 Oct - Surf / Breakfast / Yoga / Boat trip to secret beach with picnic lunch / Final surf / Closing circle and farewell feast

 

23 Oct - Travel Day - Transfers to Gunung Sitoli / Return flight

All activities are included in price and are optional.

Surf: The set up at Lagundri consists of an challenging outside pointbreak and a gentle inside section breaking over reef, both rights. Further inside the Bay is a beachbreak (right, sometimes left), perfect for beginners or when it's too big at the point.  Depending on the conditions, your current level/ability and surf goals, our aim is to start of at the beach and work our way towards super long rides on green waves at the main break.

Surf lessons take place in the mornings as this is when conditions are best, a second guided surf is also available in the afternoon. Guests are welcome to head out on their own or together outside of this, should they feel comfortable and have enough energy!

Sample Menu

Breakfast: Fruit salad (papaya, pineapple, banana, nuts, seeds, coconut shavings), mixed fruit juice, tea / coffee / omelette 

Lunch: Nasi Goreng (Indonesian fried rice) in banana leaf, avocado salad, gado-gado (vegetables in satay sauce), mango smoothie ice crush 

Snack: Chocolate brownies / energy balls / fruit

Dinner: Vegetable taco or BBQ Fish (freshly caught) rice or potatoes and tapioka & local vegetables / fresh local juice

Fish here is locally caught and provides income for local fisherman so we have decided to make it available a couple of nights of the retreat for those who would like to try.

We recommend leaving UK on 13 October and staying one night in Medan on 14 October - get in touch for travel details of Drift Team and Guests to travel together.

Guests must take out their own travel insurance. 

Drift are facilitating the Retreat but take no responsibility for travel arrangements.

There is wifi available nearby to check in at home when needed.