For those who have always wanted to try surfing, bali has very consistent surf and weather. The surf instructors will choose the best location according to your ability. The lesson begin on the beach, with the instructor advising on how to handle the board, paddle out, catch waves and stand up. All our instructors have surfed Bali since they were children and are qualified to Australian surfing instructor standards. They are experts on choosing the best time and location to surf.
No wetsuit is required as the water temperature is warm year round. You can bring your own surfboard or we will provide an appropriate sized board from the surf school. We cater for all standards of surfer from beginner to advanced.
You can arrange to have surfing lessons as part of a small group or have individual surfing instruction. The maximum group size per instructor is only 4 persons but to maximise the potential for improvement you can request one on one tuition by a balinese surfing tutor. Depending on your age and general level of fitness, we recommend you spend at least 2 hours surfing every day of your vacation, to maximise the potential for improvement.
Surf School Bali
Padang Padang surf camp opened the first surf school on the bukit. Most surfing lessons are at Dreamland or Padang Padang beach which are beautiful location to spend the day - white sand and clear blue sea. Other locations nearby such as Uluwatu and Balangan will be chosen depending on your ability and the conditions on the day. Our objective is to find the best surfing conditions so you have the maximum enjoyment riding the bali surf.
If you have never surfed before, then the first surfing lesson will include instruction on the basic theory of surfing. Our internationally qualified surfing instructors will teach you the correct technique to jump up on the board, how to select waves, how to paddle and catch waves, and how to ride the waves. As your surfing progresses the instructors will advise you how to turn the board, accelerate and proper techniques to progress to the next level of surfing. The instruction will be address your specific ability irrespective of whether you are a complete beginner, intermediate or advanced.
We also do theory classes at the surf camp and regular photo review sessions where we analyse your surfing photos and advise on the correct technique.
Bali surf school Surf lessons by balinese professional surfer, can be arranged for you individually or with your friends. For more advanced surfers we have specialist instructors who can teach you how to ride the barrel (tube) which is the ultimate surfing experience.
Please note that while Bali is rarely too small to surf, we sometimes get surf that is too big on the bukit for novice surfers. When the surf is too big at Padang Padang and Dreamland we will drive you to either Jimbaran bay (approx 20 mins) or Kuta beach (approx 40 mins). Alternative options are to visit the rice paddies at Ubud (breathtakingly beautiful scenery), Uluwatu temple (cultural highlight) or shopping. If the surf is very small, snorkelling and swimming are great in this area.