Reviews and Testimonials

We are Western and Balinese surfers who love the beauty and culture of bali. We want you to experience our lifestyle. Surfing the best bali waves while enjoying our mixture of traditional balinese hospitality, combined with Western standards. Here are some of the written comments we have received from guests:

It was a great stay, the staff in the camp in fantastic, and I certainly hope I can return sometime. All the best, keep up the good work!

Christina, Spain

I've been home for over two weeks now and still can't stop talking about my 4 days with you at Padang. You may get an influx of people from California as all of my friends are jealous of the amazing time I had surfing in Bali! Many thanks to all of you for your good humor, great surf tips, and generous warmth in welcoming me for my short stay. I hope to see you again.

Jordan, USA

Really pleased about my stay at Padang Padang Surf Camp in Bali. The accomodation was excellent really nice rooms with everything you need. The camp itself iin a beautiful setting and a great place to chill. The surf coching was top notch, at first you think there not teaching you anything but actually they're slowlly correcting your faults, building up your strength then they start to improve your technique and push your ability to a higher level. My surfing has really improved as a result of the instruction. The food and drink was of a high standard, with a good choice and cooked and served by friendly staff, customer service was excellent. It was the holiday of lifetime and i will be looking to go back there.

Mark, England

It's been a great stay. I really enjoyed the surfing and liked the casual and friendly atmosphere at the camp.

Stephane, France

I had a great stay thanks very much. I wish I was still there and plan to get back there in the future.

Justin, New Zealand

I had a wonderful stay thank you. My intention is to stay with you again soon and have been telling everyone how amazing it is so hopefully more of my friends will visit you at some stage too. Paul and Justin enjoyed it as much as I did (they have been looking at your surf reports online and wishing they were still there!)

Olivia, New Zealand

Koyok, Tino & Wayang made surfing so much less scary & more enjoyable, Henrik made me look like i could surf by capturing some awesome pics, the food was fantastic, the accommodation was lovely, and I have met some really special people. I hope to be back soon!

Vicky, Australia

We LOVED our stay at the surfcamp. Thank you for all the good times, the delicious food, the good surf instructing, the fun, the crazy smiles and laughs, the scooter-rides and everything else. The people working at camp are all doing a really great job. We would definitely like to come back someday.

Henni and Ann, Sweden

I would like to thank everyone at the camp for the best holiday of my life!! The service, rooms, food and instructors were all of the highest standard. Thankyou for helping my surfing.I will be continuing to recommend you to all my friends and if you will have me back I'd like to come back soon!

Sam, England

I had a fantastic time. The surf instructors koyok, Tino, wayan & made were great. They were so patient and I got a lot of tips from them on how to improve. My room was superb with my own sitting area! I want this room when I come back again. The food was very nice... Loooove the pancakes and coffee. I enjoyed every single massage I had too - all 4 of them!

Lynette, USA

We had so much fun last week and are already planning our next trip to surf with you guys again!

Kam, USA

We had the most fabulous holiday at the camp. It was such a relaxed atmosphere and so many great people we met during our week.

Bron, Australia

WOW. I had the BEST vacation. It really exceeded all of my expectations. The crew there was great -- the instructors were very encouraging, patient, and fun. The accomodations were great and the food was delicious. Beyond excellent!

Gabrielle, USA

Had a great time and will definitely be back later in the year.

Thomas, USA

Once again, the staff made it a great stay at the camp. Special mention goes to Stefano

Tat, Hong Kong

Once again it was so good to be in padang padang surf camp. There was a fantastic group and the team of padang padang is always so friendly.a part of me is still over there...Hope to see you soon

Jean, Malaysia

Tina I just wanted to thank you again for making the most of my stay at Padang Padang. You were patient teaching me surfing and really went out of my way to make my stay at camp more comfortable. My trip was that much better because of you - thank you!!!

Chris, Hong Kong

What a great time i had at the camp, the helpfulness and enthusiasm of all the staff was really amazing and made the stay so very enjoyable so i just wanted to say thankyou, and well done

Dan, England

Great stay, great place, great team......thank you. Amazing trip!

Eric, USA

My two month in your surf camp was one of the best things I ever done for myself. And I have been good to myself. What made this trip so special? new friends, good instructors, great food and most of all a service I have never seen before. If I come to Bali again, I already know where I'm gonna stay. Say hello to everybody from me. Take care and be Happy.

Roland, Denmark

I want to thank you and your instructors for a great day of surfing. They were really great and made my one day experience one to remember. I wish I could of stayed longer! Maybe next time.

Philippe, France

I wanted to say thank you for a great weekend. Please also pass my thanks to Medak too. Not only does he rip but he is a really good surf guide. My best waves were thanks to him. Let your boss know I am really happy with the service from all you guys. You rock!

Andy, Australia

Thank you for every thing. It was all great, I loved to staying there! All the best for all of you.

Mauricio, Brazil

Had a great time, great place and people. Catch you next time. Until then, paddle paddle!

Michael, Australia

Thanks very much for the stay in Padang Padang, i had a very good holiday and I was ver happy to see again the lovely instructors, all the staff and the lovely little Zoe. I believe a stop at your place is now compulsory next time

Thibaud, France

Hey lovelies! Thank you so much for an awesome stay. I had a fabulous time. I only wish I could have had longer. Next time hopefully. Take care of yourselves. Koyok be good!

Nunu, USA

It was awesome.One of my best holidays.Thanks so much to all, especially Made for his excellent guiding.

Tom, Australia

Thanks so much for a wonderful time in Bali! We had a great time on the waves with you in Balangan and Padang Padang.

Chris and Nick, Hong Kong

Thank you ALL for a magical experience over Xmas...Lou and I were blown away by the friendliness and professional service for the whole 10 days...hopefully see you all again some time in the future.

Steve, Australia

Thank you so much for the wonderful accommodation these past 3 weeks. I had an absolutely amazing time as the camp! I wish I could stay 3 more weeks. I must say that the staff were EXCELLENT! They took care of my every need and the food was especially great! The surf guides were so helpful & up-beat. They were all great fun to hang out with. I will wothout doubt recommend Padang Padang Surf Camp to everyone! I fet totally at hime & comfortable for my entire stay :)

Ben, Canada

Thank you for a great month at surf camp. I really appreciate the help you gave me with surfing and having Robby and all the instructorsto guide me in my slow progress! Its been a pleasure dealing with everyone at surf camp.Hope to see you next year again.

Alex, South Africa

I really enjoyed my stay with you. Staff is very nice and always willing to help. The surf camp is perfect place to chill out.

Jean, France

THANK YOU! I really enjoyed these 3 days at the surfcamp and look forward to my next trip at Padang Padang Surf camp.

Philippe, France

I just wanted to tell you and Ina thank you for my beautiful stay at your place and thank you very much for the great holiday time. I really hope coming back again. Thank you very much.

Valentina, Russia

I really enjoyed my stay and it was an amazing experience. I really felt at home at your place and will definitely come back, maybe for a longer period of time next year. The surf lessons were always good fun!

Thomas, Germany

We had a fantastic time at Padang Padang Surf Camp. We definitely intend to return and would recommend you to everybody! Thank you for an amazing experience!

Sindi, USA

Hey guys thanks for an amazing holiday, I loved it! I will be coming again as soon as I can get away.

Sarah, Australia

I wanted to tell you again I had a superb time during my stay and hope to be back with the surfcamp as soon as my work it permits. You truly created a wonderful place where it is extremely nice to stay. Send my love and greetings to all the staff.

Pieter, Holland

Thank you my time was mist enjoyable and I plan to come back a few times over the course of the next 12 months.

Andy, Germany

Thanks for a great few days - have already recommended you to half the surfing fraternity at the office and a few others! Back to cold rainy Melbourne :( Will be back for sure!

Alex, Australia

Thanks for the amazing holiday mate. Will try and make it back there... real life just doesn't cut it!

Mick, Australia

Thank you! We had such a great time! And will highly recommend the camp.Thank you for such a great experience!

Katie & Todd, Australia

My stay at the surf camp was like a dream. I can't even imagin a better place to stay in Bali. That is exactly what I was looking for. A peaceful place to relax, chill out and surf a lot. That's the aim of the camp and it's all about surfing. I love Ina and Andrew (the owners) hospitality. The food is amazing, the staff friendly and always smiles, the room are very comfortable.

Aleks, Poland

I couldn't be more happy with my Bali experience. I learned to surf and I got to share it with you guys and gals. The camp was a safe and positive place to relax and do nothing, but get ready for the next session.

Erek, USA

I just wanted to write a quick note of thanks for the warm and gracious hospitality you showed me during my short but fantastic trip to your surf camp. I have to say, calling it a 'camp' seem to almost not quite do it the justice it deserves. I think 'retreat' is more fitting. You have done an absolutely tremendous job with the place and I must commend you both. Everything from the pleasant well kept clean rooms, to the great variety, not to mention quality of food served and the beautiful pool chill out area. Most of all though it was the warm and friendly atmosphere created by you and your great staff that made the holiday extra special for me. I thoroughly enjoyed every last minute of my stay and hope to return at the earliest opportunity.

Gavin, Hong Kong

I had a very pleasent stay at the surf camp and the owners, kitchen staff and surf guides were excellent. I hope to be back again next year some time.

Noopy, Australia

Thanks for the great surf experience as usual. Had a really good time.

Peter, Canada

I had such a great time at the camp with you and your crew. Will be coming back again!

Amy, Australia

Thanks for a great stay and a big thank you to Ina for setting us up in some great accommodation in Ubud and her recommendations on where to eat and what to do. The whole experience was very positive

Monique, England

Would just like to thank you and everyone at the camp for making my sister's and my stay just incredible. We had a brilliant time, and it was made by the environment we were surrounded by. The surf instructors were fantastic: so encouraging and helpful, full of fun and energy. Koyok's patience and sense of humour especially made all the failed attempts bearable and the successes even sweeter. The home you have created and share with us all is something special. I hope to return, and that you continue with your success and the enjoyment you glean from it never ends.

Rebecca, England

I am so happy that I was referred to your surf camp. My 3 night stay there salvaged my first trip to Southern Bali and the chaos that is the Kuta / Seminyak beaches. Pictures don't do the oasis you have created justice. It was nice to go to a great bed after an exhausting day of paddling out. Koyok and Steamy were excellent instructors and all around good guys. Patient, great sense of humor and sharp eyes to point out what I was doing wrong. As a beginner surfer that has had lessons from various surf spots, I found their observations very helpful plus the small teacher / student ratio meant lots of one on one time. You two and Rob created a warm vibe from the moment that I arrived. For someone that has been on the road for a few months now, it was a really nice environment to be apart of.

Carol, USA

Morgan and I had a fantastic time - you're fantastic! We are already tying to put together another trip and we will definitely be staying at the surf camp! Rob and Ina were fantastic, as well as all of the guides.

Jon, USA

I thought the camp was excellent, from my experience a much more luxurious experience than most around the world. Please pass on my regards to Ina who was an excellent host.

Jason, Australia

I had such a wonderful time last week at Padang Padang surf camp, that I have just booked to come back next month! You have such a great place there, I really enjoyed hanging out and reading by the pool, playing with Zoe, and of course, the surf! I have been out surfing once since I got home, but it was so choppy and horrible compared to Bali, and it was not the same without Koyok telling me "paddle faster faster!

Tammy, Australia

A big thanks to you and Ina, your surf guides and all your camp staff who move so quietly behinds the scenes keeping everthing ticking along. We really enjoyed our time at Padang Padang!

Jo, Australia

Just wanted to let you knw that both Steamy and Koyok were excellent instructors! They were really fantastic, learned a lot from them both.In particular, Steamy really look a lot of time to help me improve my surfing, he's a fantastic instructor. Excellent at providing feedback and direction.

Parmi, USA

I went to your surf school last week. I'm at Moscow now. I want you say "Good buy" and Thank you very much for your lessons and friendly instructors! I like Steamy most of all! He is the best! Pleas? say him Hello! :)

Nina, Russia

Thanks a lot for your nice camp and how you treat your guests and friends - you are really one f the best team I know. The place made with good taste and warm attitude to coming people and my special thanx to our surf guides and instructiors, to Steamy who cared a lot about us and Koyok and other guys. Thank you and wish you all the best.

Diane, Russia

Thank you for the wonderful time Marie and I have had in Padang Padang surf camp. It was a great weekend getaway from Kuala Lumpur and we will definitely come back and make it a regular trip. We will also recommend this surf camp to friends and colleagues here in Malaysia and in France. Everything from the food, the camp, the staff was fantastic. Marie and I very much look forward to our next trip to Padang Padang Surf Camp.

Phil & Marie, Malaysia

I am having a great time; Ina has been a very good host. Steamy is an excellent instructor, patient and friendly, will definitely recommend your place and steamy to my friends in Australia.

Jack, Australia

I just wish to thank you for an excellent 4 days of surfing experience. I had a great time meeting everyone at the camp and being taught by the expert guides, and ended up with a few nice pics to show my friends, too!

Matthias, Switzerland

Thank you very much for the week in Bali. I had tons of fun. If only I have more peddle power, then I can have more fun. Your instructors are great, they certainly save me from currents and give me a helpful push. I am also very impressed by the diverse mix of students in the camp, some of them are certainly very smart guys in their own. So the dinner conversation has great depth. Overall a great experience. Definitely worth recommending to my friends!

David, Australia

I just want to say a big thank you to you to all your staff for making our recent stay so enjoyable. Ann and I are both the wrong side of 50 and had never been on a surfboard before, but staff, and fellow guests, made us welcome and offered encouragement and support. We both had a great time and plan to return next year, with the aim of being competent surfers by the time we are 60 !! A special thanks to Steamy who spent a lot of time, and offered advice, and showed great patience with me, on a day when I couldn’t even manage to stand up.

Gary and Ann, England

Thank you again for everything, my time at the camp was amazing! I'm back in the States now and very sad to have left...hope to see you and the camp again soon!

Emily, USA

Many thanks for the week, had a great time and will be heading back as soon as I can.

Shaun, England

I still can't stop thinking about the week there. It was fantastic. The people I met, the weather, the surf, lazing around in the hammocks, all of it. I'm already making plans for going back to Bali next year.

Greg, Australia

Thanks so much for an amazing honeymoon. We have had such a good time. The surf camp is amazing, all the instructors are brilliant and your family are the best hosts. We cannot recommend this place enough! The food ROCKS! We have both learned to much in our 3 weeks here and are truly sorry to leave.

Iggy & Tom, England

I would like to thank you for the professionality and kindness of your surf school team. All you staff was very helpfull with me, we became friendly easier and i spent with them good time laughting in the water and outside. I have to thank you because you really care about the safety of surf, having in the water one istructor for at least two or three people, instead of other surf school who let you go in the rips and big sets with other 10 beginner and only two teacher. In these four days I spent having lesson my teacher was Gunung. I have to tell you that i can't pretend better from a teacher. He is really a hard worker, every moment in the water. He concentrate to let you do the best progress in less time, explaining the movement to correct mistake, looking the right position in the water in order to catch the best waves, and finally, guarantee for your safety looking at you in everey moment, always with a sincere smile on his face. I should be very thankfull to Gunung for the progress i made in my surfing. I hope that you take care about him, in order to continue to guarantee and high level standard of your surf class. I have to thanks also Koyok, he was very kindness and friendly with me in every situations, and with a high professionality too.

Fabio, Italy

I just wanted to thank you for a really fantastic surf camp experience. The instructors are great and i cant wait to return

Rachel, Australia

Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the great time at the surf camp. It could't have picked a better place. Everything was simply perfect. I hope I will be able to visit the place in the not to distant future...

Julian, Switzerland

You've got a great place and a talented group of individuals that place their patrons first both on and off the water. Thank you for the wonderful stay and I hope to ride with the Padang Padang group again.

Shawn, Ireland

Thank you so very much for your attention and kindness. We had a great time with you and the crew again, and the new set of fellow guests. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience of Padang Padang Surf Camp. You and Ina care about your guests and helping them progress with surfing,as well as having a good and safe time, and we really appreciated that again this year.

David, England

Just a quick note to say thanks again for the great barrels, great pics, great food, great people, great laughs and great times!

Darren, USA

Thanks for your hospitality and great organisation that made our surf trip very memorable. John, Adrian, Ken, Philip and myself had a great time. Hopefully we will see you next year.

Rob, Australia

I would like to thank you again for the wondeful time I had at the Padang Padang surf camp. Special thanks to Koyok, without his guidance and endless efffords to push me in to waves and out of trouble. I do not know exactly when, but count on it that I will be back.

Maarten, Holland

The hosts were fantastic. The guides were very experienced and knowledgeable and were great characters. The trip was all we hoping for - Brett and Joel had some great surfing (although Joel snapped his board!) and I had a very relaxing time. The food was very good and the facilities were great.

Leah & Brett, Australia

Thanks again for a great week at the surf camp. We had a great time. You and Ina run a great operation, the camp is gorgeous, and the staff is outstanding.

Chris & Cary, USA

Thanks so much for a great week surfing with you guys. We had a ball.

Robyn & Daniel, Australia

I enjoyed my stay very much. You have a wonderful staff. I am anxious to come back out again and really hope I find an opportunity before I move back.

Colleen, USA

Although my trip to Bali was too short yet again I enjoyed the three days out with Koyok, Steamy, Putu and Eddy. It felt nice that they remember when me and my daughter from two years ago.

Paul, USA

Please thank every one for making the two week stay the best holiday i have had in a long time and i am already planning the next trip out. My boss is getting stress as i have asked him for 6 months off and i have only been back for two days.

Rob, England

I want to thank you for my experience at your place. You have put together a fantastic crew there. They made the experience at the camp for me.You could not have left me in more capable hands. The time they spent with me in the surf was perfect. If needed help with anything they were ready to go. I am sure that you already know this, but I wanted to make sure that you knew how awesome they were to me. I will be back.

Neil, USA

After having lived in a dream for 3 weeks, getting back toreality is hard. I want to thank all the staff for making this stay outstanding!!! I had such a great time. Probably the best holidays I've had so far. Surfing was excellent and even better with the great surfing teachers. Greetings to them and also the kitchen team. The food was great and I already miss the banana pancakes.

Luka, Switzerland

Thanks for helping Nick & I have the best vacation ever. It was so nice to be in such a chill, clean and fun environment, surrounded by beautiful kind people. We can't wait to come back and definately recommending Padang Padang to our friends!

Jen & Nick, Taiwan

Thank you for your kindness, I really had a great time in Bali. Your staff were amazing and they truly deserve a pat on the back! Thanks also for your flexibility (Ginny's visit, car rental, lending me the scooter etc.), it was such a great, relaxed experience. Honestly, everybody I spoke to enjoyed their time there and I got the feeling people were really happy with your camp. I will be referring some people to you.

Gabor, Hungary

I had a great last day surfing Ulus before heading home. Just wanted to say thanks again for a great stay - you have created a real gem of a surf camp. Good luck for the future, and I hope I'll make it back to stay with you next year.

Scott, England

Thank you for a great time in Bali. We thoroughly enjoyed your kind hospitality. Everyone is keen to return next year and needless to say the Hong Kong waves dont quite cut it. Hayley and Adele particularly feel they achieved something and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Thanks to Koyok, Steamy and your staff.

Greg, Lori, Hayley and Adele. Hong Kong

Just a quick hello to let you know Steve and I had a wonderful time at your surf camp. Thank you so much for accommodating us on such short notice.

Heidi & Steve, USA

Just wanted to write and say I had an awesome time. Steamy and the boys were rad.

Simon, Australia

We had THE BEST holiday at Padang Padang surf camp - rest assured we will be back.It was nice to have some gentle Padang waves to end our week practicing on. Anyway, just a big hello to all at the camp. Wishing I was still there living the surfing life.

Helen, England

Thanks you for everything again. It was a great experience over there for me.

Zoltan, Hungary

Quick mail to say thanks for your hospitality and very well organised surf camp! We left you fit, well feed and ready for G-land.

Lance, SA

Just wanted to say thank you again, I had a brilliant time, and am determined to get stronger so next time I’ll be better! Also thank you to Ina, for the wonderful food, care and advice!

Abigail, England

I would like to thank you for the time at the villa, I had a good time in the end. The staff is awesome it was a pleasure to be around in the waves and in the house with them. The food and the accomodation are very good as well.

Thibaut, France

Thanks for everything for the short time I was there. Definately taken away more than I came with, can't wait to get back there. Already thinking about when I can get back. Have to say I think I conquered my fear of reef hehe. Thanks Koyok, til next time.

Mike, Australia

Thank you for great surf and accomodation! It was very nice to stay at surfing camp.

Kalle, Sweden

I would like to thank everyone at the camp for their fantastic hospitality and making our stay very enjoyable.

Dylan, Australia

Many thanks once again for a wonderful time at your villa / surf school.I had an excellent time. Hopefully I get to visit Bali again very soon. My regards to everyone there!

Pauline, Wales

I wanted to write though to express my thanks and gratitude to you and your staff. You have a fantastic camp at Padang and the staff did a fantastic job of making my stay so comfortable, memorable and incredibly enjoyable.

Luke, England

Thanks very much for looking after me when I was at the camp. I had a great time and can certainly highly recommend the resort.

Ben, Australia

I had a great time at the camp and learnt a lot, you have really great surf guides/teachers. I'm looking forward to coming back.

Hugo, England

Thanks for a really great holiday - I'll definitely be back, hopefully next year - was such good fun. Please thank all the instructors for me -let them know how awesome they have been. And the rest of the staff too. This surf trip really made Bali for me!

Holly, England

Have to say going back to normal life is pretty hard once you"ve been to Bali!!!. I take the opportunity to thank you and Ina for the great time and hospitality. U guys are running a really good thing there! Please be sure to send her my best regards! and Zoe... As well the whole crew there! Special thanx to Putu for showing us a great time around! Hope to see you all again soon!

Guido, Brazil

I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for the great hospitality.Nicole and I had a wonderful time and really enjoyed every aspect of the surf camp. It really was a fantastic experience. We both hope to visit the camp again next year.

Brian, USA

Thank you so much for making our stay in Bali so adventurous and fun. Everyday we spent there was beautiful and everyone we met made a lasting impression on us. We will definitely be coming back soon.

Marcelle & Jarrod, USA

Thanks for a great week at the camp,,,we both feel like we lucked out picking your camp as a place to stay and both had a fantastic and memorable week,,,,definitely be back in the future

Dan & Caroline, Canada

I had an unreal time in Bali, the surf camp is awesome. Can't wait to get back there - I fell in love with the place!

Brent, Australia.

The stay at villa was spot-on, got good waves and enjoyed surfing with your guides. I'll certainly come back to Bali again.

Nick, England.

I just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful stay at Padang Padang. Ina was not only one of the most incredible people I have met in a long time, yet she was also able to create an incredible space for all of us at different levels and able to cater to all our needs.

Nikki, Australia

I miss the time I spent there with the camp crowd taking good care of me. It was really, really FANTASTIC!! Everything was perfect in the camp: great setting, tranquility, friendly and helpful staff, great food, great guests and, above everything, the warm cozy mood. It exceeded my expectations in all possible aspects.

Alex, Portugal.

The stay was terrific and we were well looked after and we certainly had our fill of outstanding Bali surf but hope to go back again.I have also recommended the surf camp to the travel agent. The surf guides took care of everything.

Anne, Australia.

I had a great time and I think you have a great program. Keep up the camp! Hope to be back in the future.

Rick, USA

I am having the best of time (the small waves are in fact good for me to learn) here at the camp. Surf guides have been very cool and attentive and the girl makes me some tasty breakfasts and lunches. The rooms are great.I will definitely come back and bring along some friends.

Luis, Macao.

We had a wonderful time. Working with Steamy and Koyok was fun.

Tom, Singapore

Thanks for a great week of lessons. Your staff was great.

Ashli, USA

Thanks for a great week surfing with PPSC. Hope to see you next time I am in Bali.

Tony, Australia

We have been thinking of you and Zoe and all our friends at surf camp. Thank you so much for everything you did for us - we are eternally grateful to you! Karl and I send you both big hugs." Sasha, USA"Thanks for your help at the surf camp, we all had an absolute ball!

Jim, Australia

We don't operate surf camps all round the world. PADANG PADANG SURF CAMP own and manage one surf camp - it is situated in the world's premier surfing location near all the very best Bali surf breaks. We cater for complete beginners, intermediates, longboarders, short boarders and bodyboarders. All the above comments were written by guests who stayed at the surf camp. If you want a great time in Bali surfing every day staying in comfortable accomodation then you have found the right place.

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