Drop In Lombok surf school has a small team of excellent surf instructors who are highly trained, fluent in English and love sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience with surfers who are keen on learning and improving their ride. All our surf instructors, with the exception of Scott, were born and raised in Lombok. Head instructor Scott has roamed and surfed the world before settling in Lombok about 12 years ago.
our surf crew
Scott: "Papa Smurf" of our crew
Before Scott came to Lombok in 2007, he travelled and surfed the world. His passion for surfing is endless; he loves talking about it for hours and inspiring ours guests with his exciting stories. He is not only a gifted surfer but also a passionate teacher who knows how to share technical surf knowledge and stoke our guests at the same time. Scott has been working with Rin, Doyo, Johnson and Bahar for more than ten years and he has not only taught the boys English, but has also passed on much of his knowledge and trained them to become the best coaches on the island!
Rin: Our "White Water Hero"
His calm and charming manner ensures that especially our beginners feel confident in the water and loose fear of the ‘washing machine’. His eyes are everywhere and - like Superman - he is immediately on the spot if there is any need. He owes his natural charisma to his constant grin.
Johnson: The "Drill Sergeant" or "Mr. Drogo"
Johnson is a bear. He "roars" and is loud but he could never hurt a fly. Johnson loves watching Hollywood action movies with a military touch. That's where he gets his personal method of teaching - let’s call it the boot camp method. He knows how to tickle our guests out of their comfort zone and to outgrow themselves.
Doyo: Our "little chicken" or "Mr. Barrel"
Even on the small wave he manages to get a barrel. Doyo is swift and full of energy and he definitely makes sure to pass on his spirit and energy to our guests. Doyo is our master of surf history, he knows every surfer and his tricks. He is the expert for fun in the water and at the same time he makes sure our guests get as much surf knowledge as possible. If you surf with Doyo, you will know every single poor joke and after one week you can perform the bottom turn in perfection!
Bahar: Our "Aquaman"
If anyone has two sides, it is our Bahar. If you meet him onshore he is shy and very quiet. But as soon as he gets into the water, whether surfing or in the pool, Bahar turns into a solo entertainer. He is the master of the correct positioning. Even his colleagues wonder how he always sits in the right place in the line up.
Adi: "The Jung Gun"
Adi is the youngest in our surf team and is currently being trained by Scott. His cheerful and wild nature is the icing on the cake of our coaching team. His everlasting good mood and his sense of responsibility fit perfectly into the "old men's crew".
our land crew
Ing is our local manager at Drop In and looks that everything runs smoothly. He knows Lombok like his pocket and has great tips for any adventure!
Mirjam and Catherine met years ago in the Swiss Alps where they were studying, skiing and enjoying life to the fullest. They travelled to Indonesia for the first time in 2007 and it was love at first sight. After having visited Indonesia several years in a row, they decided to take a break from their jobs in Switzerland to follow the dream of building a tropical home in Indonesia. When Mirjam and Catherine met Solli, that dream was about to become reality. Mirjam and Catherine both have a base in Engelberg in the Swiss Alps where they work as teachers. They travel to their tropical surfer's home in Lombok as often as possible.
Solli is originally from Munich, Germany where she owned a café. She discovered her passion for surfing later in life and decided she wanted to surf all-year round rather than just a few times a year. To make this happen she moved to Lombok which she has been lovingly calling her home ever since. In addition to co-owner, Solli is Drop In’s General Manager and the hostess ensuring you have an excellent time at the Lodge.