Private Surf Lessons in Bali

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Why Padang Padang Surf Camp for Private Surf Lessons?

Padang Padang Surf Camp is located in the prime area for surfers of all abilities. Easily accessible are a cluster of many high quality and consistent world famous surf breaks such as; Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Impossibles, Bingin, Dreamland and Balangan. So whether you’re looking to learn or are searching for that perfect barrel, we have it all.

When you take private surf lessons with Padang Padang Surf Camp our expert surfing team makes it their primary objective to choose the best surfing location each day in accordance to your ability and conditions. There are numerous factors that effect the surfing conditions such as the size, wind and tide, so let us take care of that so you can rest assured that you’re surfing the best waves on any given day!

We have a magnificent team of surf instructors that are dedicated to giving you the best surfing experience possible and have extensive experience teaching surfers of all levels, so whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced. Our instructors have surfed Bali since they were children and are qualified to Australian surfing instructor standards. All whom speak fluent English and are renown for their charisma and friendliness.

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. Our surfing photo reviews are conducted in a class room environment and allows us to explain the theoretical and practical aspects of surfing.

What are the benefits of private surf lessons?

You will have the undivided attention of your own personal surf instructor, who will always be nearby and ready to help and Provide instant feedback that is readily applicable so you can sense an improvement from wave to wave.

Private surf lessons allow you to catch more waves which means more time spent surfing that will translate to progress at a much faster rate. You will also improve your wave reading and selection skills and build your confidence so that you can become an all around better and more competent surfer.

Unlike our group lessons that operate at fixed times each day, private surf lessons allow more flexible timings so that we can arrange the surf lessons around you and your needs.

What happens in a typical private surf lesson?

Each lesson will begin on land with your surf instructor providing you with crucial information of the surf break such as where to paddle out most efficiently and where the rips/currents are (and how you can avoid them).

If you have never surfed before, then the first lesson will include instruction on the very basics of surfing to help you develop a solid foundation from which to grow upon. You will learn such things as; how to paddle, how to jump-up and how to catch waves. We aim to get all our students up and riding by the first lesson. As you progress you will be taught the proper techniques necessary to take your surfing to the next level such as; turning your surfboard, how to build speed and how to perform surfing manoeuvres.

Additionally the lessons can be tailored to specifically focus on areas of surfing that you want to improve upon.

We typically offer 2 surf sessions a day and this would usually be 1 session in morning and 1 session in afternoon or 2 morning sessions. Generally the sessions are between 1.5 and 2.0 hours long.

How much do private surf lessons cost?

Private surf lessons are available for £70 per person for 2 sessions a day, or £40 for 1 session, for guests that stay with Padang Padang Surf Camp (includes all equipment).

For outside guests the prices are: £80 for 2 sessions (same day) or £50 for 1 session.

Semi-private surf lessons (1 instructor to 2 students)

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

Semi-private lessons are available for £90 (£45 per person) 2 sessions or £50 1 session, for guests that stay with Padang Padang Surf Camp.

For outside guests the prices are: £100 for 2 sessions (same day) or £60 for 1 session.

Private surf guide

If you want to surf some of the best waves in the World such as Padang Padang and Uluwatu alongside your own personal expert surf guide, then look no further. Contact us today about private surf guiding.

Private surf lesson locations

We're always searching for the perfect break to surf depending on the surfing conditions and your ability. The following are some of our favourite surf spots

  • Padang Padang & Padang Padang Rights
  • Dreamland
  • Balangan
  • Uluwatu
  • Toro Toro
  • Impossibles
  • Jimbaran
  • Kuta Beach
  • Canggu

How to book?

Private surf lessons and semi-private surf lessons are available as an optional extra 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 we will provide a board appropriate for you. Board hire is included when you take group surf lessons, private surf lessons or semi-private surf lessons. 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.


"I had the instructor Monot for private lessons and he was amazing - so kind and always keen to find the best waves for my level and explain to me how I can improve (and always laughing!) I felt totally safe the whole time."

"The surf instructors are wonderful human beings. I had private surf lessons for 10 days and improved every day. My instructor Monot was patient, gave good feedback, kind, fun and was always looking out for me. The team of instructors get along really well and are the top of their class and it's no wonder."

"The surf instructors are great. Very patient, always smiling, guiding you through the surfing experience and making sure you are having fun through the lessons. They know your limits and your surfing level. They are all expert surfers and have extensive knowledge of the surfing spots and choose them carefully for every surfing group level."

"The best thing about this place is undoubtedly the surf lessons. I could not fault any of the instructors on their enthusiasm, knowledge and care for their students. I was a little nervous at points in the water but felt completely safe with all of them. My surfing has progressed so much over the two weeks I spent there and I cannot thank them enough. Big shout out to Monot, Kristo, Willy, Sandi, Tumbling, Sandi, Andre, Agus and Dani! You are all superstars."