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Learn to Ride the Barrel in Bali

Do you dream of riding inside the tube of a breaking wave?

Our dedicated team of experienced surf instructors is ready to turn your dream into reality.

Join us in beautiful Bali and unlock the secrets of barrel riding under the guidance of true masters of the craft.

At Padang Padang Surf Camp, we pride ourselves on having the best surf instructors in Bali. 

Richie and Randy are professionals in barrel riding coaching. They are both born in Bali, have been surfing local breaks since they were young kids, and know the surf breaks better than anyone else.

With multiple decades of surfing experience between them, they are masters in the art of barrel riding.

Their expertise combined with a genuine passion for teaching will empower you to conquer the waves and experience your perfect barrel in Bali.

Meet Richie

Richie is a first-generation surf guide and possibly the first in Bali. He possesses an intimate knowledge of the local breaks. 

Richie has been coaching and guiding for over 20 years and embraces the opportunity to share his extensive surfing experience with his students. 

Hailing from Bali and raised near his beloved wave at Bingin, where perfect barrels await you. When Bingin is too small, he heads to Uluwatu, ensuring that amazing waves and barrels are never far from reach.

Book your barrel session coaching with Richie and embark on a transformative surfing journey. Under Richie’s guidance, you’ll master the art of riding inside the barrel.

Surf instructor Richie in a barrel.
Randy in the barrel.

Meet Randy

Randy, a professional surfer, achieved remarkable success at a young age by winning the prestigious RipCurl Grom Search surfing contest in Canggu, Bali when he was only 16 years old.

Now, Randy’s focus has shifted toward surf coaching, leveraging his extensive knowledge and experience to mentor and inspire aspiring surfers. His passion for surfing and dedication to helping others achieve their goals make him an invaluable resource.

Join Randy for an unforgettable barrel session coaching experience. You’ll benefit from his vast expertise, personalized instruction, and enthusiasm for helping you conquer the waves.

Embark on this journey and unlock your true barrel-riding potential under Randy’s guidance.

The Ultimate Barrel Riding Experience

Imagine the rush of adrenaline as you drop into the face of a perfectly peeling wave. Feeling the power beneath your board as you glide into the barrel.

Riding a barrel is the most exhilarating experience a surfer can have. 

The visual spectacle inside the barrel is awe-inspiring.

Sunlight filters through the wave, creating a beautiful play of light and shadow. The water around you is crystal clear, and the wave’s energy is palpable as it rushes past you.

Time seems to slow down inside the barrel as if you’ve entered a different dimension. Every moment is heightened as you try to maximize your time in the tube.

Barrel riding offers an extraordinary and indescribable encounter with the beauty of the ocean. It’s something that can only be truly understood once you’ve experienced it.

Our barrel riding coaching sessions are designed to help you achieve this incredible feat.

During our comprehensive coaching sessions, you will:

  1. Learn the art of wave selection: Discover how to identify the ideal waves for barrel riding, understanding the unique characteristics that make a wave suitable for tube riding.
  2. Master positioning and timing: Develop the ability to position yourself precisely on the wave and time your entry into the barrel for maximum results.
  3. Perfect technique and body control: Refine your technique with expert guidance, honing your body positioning and control within the barrel to maximize speed and maintain stability.
  4. Gain insights from photo analysis: Benefit from photo analysis sessions that capture your rides, allowing you to identify areas for improvement and accelerate your progress.

Barrel riding is a sublime experience and represents the essence of surfing. It combines skill, wave knowledge, and a deep connection with the ocean.

Now let us help you feel the sensation of pure joy and satisfaction as you celebrate the satisfaction of riding nature’s liquid tunnel.


Private surf lessons are available for £84 per person for 2 sessions a day, or £48 for 1 session, for guests that stay with Padang Padang Surf Camp (includes all equipment).

For non-residents, the prices are: £104 for 2 sessions (same day) or £64 for 1 session.


For groups of 2 and couples we provide semi-private surf lessons where you can learn together.

Semi-private lessons are available for £108 (£54 per person) 2 sessions or £60 (£30 per person) 1 session, for guests that stay with Padang Padang Surf Camp.

For non-residents, the prices are: £127 for 2 sessions (same day) or £77 for 1 session.

Surfer riding a barrel at bginin.

The Unforgettable Bali Experience

Not only will you receive world-class coaching, but you’ll also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant surf culture of Bali.

Picture yourself basking in the sun, savoring delicious local cuisine, and connecting with fellow surf enthusiasts from around the globe.

Bali offers an unmatched combination of breathtaking waves, warm tropical waters, and a laid-back atmosphere that will make your barrel riding journey even more memorable.

Are You Ready?

Are you ready to conquer the barrel and experience the ultimate rush of riding inside the tube? 

Join us at Padang Padang Surf Camp and let Richie and Randy guide you on a life-changing experience.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to elevate your surfing skills and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Discover the thrill, master the technique, and become one with the barrel. Your journey to becoming a proficient tube rider starts here. Join us today and ride the wave of a lifetime!