Who is advanced surf guiding for?
If you are an experienced surfer, someone that has been surfing consistently for several years and are comfortable in most surfing conditions with waves double-triple overhead in size, but you are not yet familiar with the characteristics of the surf spots in Bali, advanced surf guiding is the best option for you. With advanced surf guiding you will receive information about the surf breaks as well as eliminate unnecessary risk so you can enjoy your surfing maximally. You will also have the opportunity to surf some of the best waves in the World with expert surf guides.
If you require help deciding whether our advanced surf guiding is right for you, then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Advanced surfing spots in Bali
Please see our surf spots page for a full list
Uluwatu - Known for its consistency and ability to handle swells of just about any size, Uluwatu, for many, reigns King of the Bukit. Our guides are truly experts at this break and are happy to share their knowledge with you.
Bingin - When asked to describe Bingin the first word to come to mind is ‘barrels’. The locals and tourists alike adore this break and it’s easy to see why. This challenging left-hander will test your surfing ability - will you pull in and get the totally tubular ride of a lifetime?
Padang Padang - Home of the annual ‘It’s On When It’s On’ Rip Curl competition, Padang Padang, also known as ‘The Balinese Pipeline’, boasts one of the most quality waves in the World. Our surf guides will more than happily oblige any requests to surf this beast… if you can handle it.
Impossibles - Impossibles generally requires a larger swell than most to break optimally and is the surf break where the potential for impossibly long rides can be found. When the conditions are right it’s achievable to get rides up to 1km long (which is so long you’ll begin to feel your legs hurt), but only if you’re fast enough!
Surf with some of Bali’s best surfers
All of our surf guides surf an extremely high level with many past & present Padang Padang Surf Camp guides achieving competition success. Blacky & Tumbling, for example, are Uluwatu locals and competition winners. For a complete list of our guides (including photos!), please see our surf school page
How to book?
Surf guiding is included when you book to stay with us at Padang Padang Surf Camp.
For outside guests we kindly ask that you complete our Surf School Booking Form
What you need to bring with you
You will need to bring surfing shorts, sun screen and a towel i.e. things you would normally bring to the beach.
You may bring your own surf board or you can hire one from us. We have a vast array of surfboards available of all shapes and sizes including; shortboards, mini-mal’s, longboards, softboards and hardboards.
No wetsuit is required due to the warmth of the Bali water year round but we do provide rash vests.
How much does surf guiding cost?
Surf guiding is included for guests that stay with Padang Padang Surf Camp providing there are at least two guests of a similar ability.
For outside guests the prices are: £32 for 2 sessions (same day) or £21 for 1 session.
“Padang Padang surf camp exceeded my expectations! The run a first class operation. The staff treats you like family. The coaches are awesome! The food is 5 star, and the locations is great! They took us to all the best places to surf in the Bukit. Places I used to wish I could surf one day. The coaches are really good at assessing your level, knowing the breaks, and where the best place to take you is going to be. From beginner to advanced, I highly recommend this camp, no matter your level. My coaches really helped me take my surfing to the next level!”
“The camp is not just for beginners though; although being probably the best place to learn and improve the basics it is also absolutely perfect for advanced surfers who will be taken out separately to the other groups and score the best waves of their lives with the essential local knowledge of the instructors; were talking beach breaks, reef, point breaks, barrels, 200m lefts, Uluwatu, Bingin, Impossibles, you name it you'll surf it and with the locals with you, you aren't getting out the water without having your fair share of waves!! It can't be said enough that this camp is just as good for learners as it is for the more experienced surfer too.”
“In my time at the camp, I have seen them make us of over 15 different breaks to create the best possible experience under all different conditions. I love the variety of experiences... paddling out at Airport Right (well north, off the Denspar airport runway, accessed by boat) one day, Uluwatu the next, Impossibles the next, and Green Bowl after that (well south.) We dodge crowds, dodge days of huge crowds clubbing each other for scarce waves, and keep it fresh. Maybe after a year's study, I could replicate the judgment they've built - but would I want to do the work. I enjoy relaxing, letting them handle it, and watching things work out beautifully.”