Padang Padang Surf Camp Blog

Welcome to our blog where we feature news, updates and articles about surfing and yoga in Bali

  1. Welcome Richie — PPSC's new Surf Manager

    14/06/2021

    We are absolutely delighted to welcome Richie Dianta to the PPSC management team. Fluent in English and Japanese, Richie has been surfing for 25 years, coaching and guiding for over 20 years and draws experience from literally thousands of sessions at the breaks in our local area, so he's sure to be a very valuable member of the PPSC team. Many local instructors like to think of themselves as the most experienced but Richie is the real deal; carrying boards as a child for the first visiting foreign surfers and truly one of Bali's original surf guides.

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  2. Welcome to the team Joshua Braddock

    02/12/2020

    As part of our ongoing commitment to improving the Padang Padang Surf Camp experience for our guests, we're delighted to announce a new addition to the management team. Having been living and breathing surfing for most of his life, surfing to a very high standard and being an accomplished surf coach and guide too, we're looking forward to Joshua's arrival and the experience and passion for surfing that he'll bring to the team.

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  3. November News and Updates

    05/11/2020

    Here at PPSC, we continue to try to make the best out of the Covid crisis and when we've not been out enjoying the uncrowded surf, we've been busy making further improvements and enhancements to both our facilities and operations.

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  4. June Progress Report

    26/6/20

    Here in paradise, although tourist attractions remain closed, the beaches are open for surfing and the local world-class waves are back on the menu on the daily menu. In anticipation of Bali's *official* reopening, which is scheduled for July 9th, we've been busy continuing the work to improve the surf camp's grounds, facilities and accommodation. Here's what we've been up to...

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  5. Head Instructor Monot Promoted to General Manager

    23/5/20

    We are extremely pleased to announce that Monot, our head surf instructor, has been promoted to the position of General Manager where he will — assisted by a team of supervisors — help to oversee all areas of surf camp operations. In his new role as General Manager, Monot is most looking forward to an even closer relationship between the guests and instructors that spans both in-water activities and daily surf camp life.

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  6. Support Monot and friends feeding Bali's most in need

    19/5/20

    If you've spent any time with him, it will come as no surprise to you that surf camp head instructor, manager and all-round good guy Monot was leading the charge to help those most in need as soon as the Covid crisis hit Bali. As lockdown is beginning to be eased across many parts of the world and things feel like they are improving, we invite you to spare a thought and a few pounds, dollars or euro for those who aren't so lucky.

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  7. PPSC Unsung Heroes: Kitchen Staff

    This post is dedicated to the ladies in our kitchen who ensure we're all ready to surf multiple times per day and fuelled with Bali's finest food. From pancakes to poké bowls, our full-timers Bu Yani and Maria are ably assisted by Bu Nyoman who splits her time between housekeeping and kitchen duties.

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  8. Surfing on the Bukit During Covid-19 Lockdown

    26/4/20

    The Covid-19 rules and how they currently apply to surfing here on the Bukit is a bit confusing for a foreigner to understand and locals also seem similarly confused about what is and isn't allowed. This is partly due to the way that the different levels of government work here in this massive archipelago.

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  9. PPSC Unsung Heroes: Ketut the Gardener

    13/4/20

    At a time of year where we would normally expect the camp to be full, the effects of COVID-19 have been felt throughout Bali and, like everywhere else around us, we are deadly quiet. While many businesses in the area have unfortunately had to close completely, the surf camp is still operating and we’re using this as an opportunity to keep busy and to continue working on various projects in and around camp.

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  10. State of Emergency Declared in Bali Amid COVID-19 Spread

    5/4/2020

    Bali Declares State of Emergency On the 31st March the Balinese governor declared a state of emergency for Bali until the end of April to restrict the arrivals coming into Bali. This also includes social distancing controls such as closing all popular beaches and imposing a short but very tight…

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  11. The Impact of COVID-19 on Bali's Tourism Industry

    31/03/2020

    As expected, tourist numbers continue to dwindle, with everywhere much quieter than it would normally be at this time of the year. It seems that expats are divided into two groups: those who have already gone home to Australia/Europe/USA and those who have decided to remain here for the duration of…

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  12. Nyepi and COVID-19 Lockdown in Bali

    28/03/2020

    Bali operates the most comprehensive and complete lockdown in the world every year for Nyepi to celebrate Balinese New Year and cleanse the spirits. Nyepi, also known as ‘silent day’ fell on the 25th March from 6 am, to 6 am the following day. The lockdown is so complete, you cannot leave your house, make a sound or even have a light on. It's a normal event here but with the current COVID-19 situation, this year was different.

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  13. Ten Tips for Your First Surf Trip to Bali

    09/02/2020

    Are you ready to begin a lifelong love affair with Bali? Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned surfer, Bali is a dream destination. The quality, quantity and consistency of waves is unparalleled. Regardless of your ability, local knowledge is key to getting you to the right break depending on…

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  14. The best 6 advanced surfing spots in Bali

    05/09/2018

    Bali is arguably the best and most consistent surfing location in the world with an amazing variey of waves. The bukit is the prime surfing area and has an incredible concentration of surfing breaks which work in almost all swells and wind.

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  15. The best 5 intermediate surf spots in Bali

    31/08/2018

    Bali has many advanced surf spots which are typically reef breaks. The reefs are perfectly shaped for the consistent swell produced from the Southern Indian Ocean at the latitude 40-50 degrees knows as the howling 40's and roaring 50's. In 2018 Bali was the location for not 2 WSL events attracting the worlds best surfers to Keramas (top to bottom barreling right hander) and Uluwatu (the premier big wave surfing spot in all of Indonesia). In this post we’re going to look at 5 surf breaks in Bali that are excellent for intermediate surfers.

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  16. The 5 Best Beginner Surf Spots in Bali

    18/6/2018

    Bali is well known for surf spots such as; Uluwatu, Bingin, Impossibles and Padang Padang (AKA “The Balinese Pipeline”) that produce some of the best quality waves in the world and attract expert surfers from across the globe. Read on to discover 5 surf breaks in Bali that are great for beginner and novice surfers.

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