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 and Andi, 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 some of the boys 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!
Andi: our Aussie
Andi is from Australia and Scott's right hand. Besides of also being an excellent surfer, he shares the passion for teaching too.
His friendly and kind vibes are loved by our guests and puts everyone around him in a happy chappy mood. Andi and the boys run our intermediate level coachings.
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.
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.
our land crew
Ing: The guy with the insider tips
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! Super friendly, patient and his knowledge about the Island is unpaid.
Kayun: The Happy Chappy
Another “Happy Chappy” in our “Manager Crew”. Kayun has been working for us for three years now and we don’t want to miss him at all with his ever good mood. He is the man behind the scene, there's nothing he can’t repair or fix and he loves to take care of our garden and to help Ing and Ketut to get everything organized.
Ketut: The “Man with the Magic Hands”
He is Balinese and quite new in our “Manager Crew”. Ketut is a beautiful soul and his smile is legendary. Very patient and happy if he can help you out with anything you want. Besides his lovely character, he is one of the best massage therapists on the island. We call him also “The Man with the magic Hands”.
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.