Application Closed: Villa Onu Mentawai is looking for a new Surf Guide Manager

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Applications for this role are now closed, thank you to everyone who got in touch and applied. We will be reviewing your applications over the coming weeks and will contact you via the email address on your application for further questions or information.

Dream job alert! 

If waking up to pumping waves in your front yard, showing guests unforgettable experiences in Mentawai, while maintaining the highest villa standards and managing a motivated team sounds like your gig. Then you are going to want to check out this opportunity. 

As a surfer, you’ve been through the surf-to-work ratio dilemma. Last light is approaching, the swell’s cooking and you’re still sat at your desk with a deadline approaching, the boss breathing down your neck. Maybe you’re sat on the roof slating in some fancy house roof overlooking the break, but you can’t put that hammer down till 4 pm (been there!!). You know there is something better out there. 

Villa Onu Mentawai is looking for a Surf Guide Manager to start in time for the 2024 season. You will be responsible for overseeing daily operations of the villa and getting guests into the best waves Mentawai has to offer. It’s your job to make sure guests leave with lifelong memories and the villa runs smoothly, delivering the highest quality services. 

If you are a friendly, well-managed, outgoing person who loves to surf and show people a great time, then this might just be the dream job you have been looking for. 

More on the role here. 

The Role

Position: Surf Guide Manager

Location : Villa Onu Mentawai

When: Start by March 2024


Surf Guide Leadership: Lead and manage Villa Onu’s team, ensuring high standards of services and safety.

Guest Interaction: Interact with guests, assess their surfing skill levels, and customize surf experiences to meet their expectations.

Daily Operations: Oversee the day-to-day operations of the surf program, including scheduling, equipment management, and safety protocols.

Training and Development: Provide ongoing training and development for surf guides, focusing on improving their skills and ensuring exceptional service delivery.

Safety Compliance: Enforce safety standards and procedures to ensure a secure surfing environment for guests and staff.

Surf Excursion: Plan and execute surf excursions, considering weather conditions, wave forecasts, and guest preferences.

Villa Maintenance: Manage and maintain villa equipment/furniture/boat/stock of food & beverage, petrol – well maintained and checked, ensuring its quality and functionality.


Proven Leadership Skills: Previous experience within the surf industry or hospitality industry – min 2 years experience

Surf Expertise: In-depth surfing knowledge, including wave conditions, surf spots, and safety measures.

Customer Service: Strong customer service skills with the ability to create positive and memorable guest experiences.

Communication Skills: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with fluency in English & Bahasa 

Team Management: Ability to lead and inspire a team, and raise a positive and collaborative work environment.

Flexibility: Willingness to work irregular hours, including weekends and holidays, based on surf conditions and guest demand. If you are passionate about surfing, have a track record in leadership, and are ready to create exceptional surf experiences in Mentawai Island for our guests at Villa Onu, we invite you to apply.

Certifications: Hold relevant certifications such as surf instructor certifications, first aid, and lifeguard qualifications – is a plus 

 Skills or Creativity: photography or videography is a plus

How to apply

Application for this role is now closed