Top Tips for Surfing in Bali
Whether you want to carve up a gnarly break or hang ten in a polka dot bikini, we cover some of the essentials of surfing in Bali – from the best surf schools and retreats to the latest surf craze, Stand Up Paddle. We’ll even make sure you don’t get sunburnt. Just remember to book in your massages once the waves have finished with you.
Back to School
Everyone has to start somewhere. The Rip Curl School of Surf has lessons for absolute beginners and kids as well as power surfing lessons for the more serious rider. If you’re staying on the Bukit then the Padang Padang Surf School is a must. The Canggu Surf School at Echo Beach is great for anyone in South-West Bali. Rip Curl School of Surf, Jalan Arjuna, Kuta , Bali, Indonesia. p. + 62 361 735858. Open daily. Rip Curl School of Surf, Sanur Beach Hotel, Jalan Danau Tamblingan 33, Respati, Sanur, Indonesia. p. + 62 361 287749. Open daily. Rip Curl School of Surf, Bali Intercontinental Hotel, Jalan Uluwatu 45, Jimbaran Bali, Indonesia. p. 62 361 701 888. Open daily. Canggu Surf School, Jalan Batu Mejan, Echo Beach, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia. p.+ 62 361 800 4284. Open daily. Padang Padang Surf Camp, Padang Padang, Jl Labuan Sait, Pecatu, Bali, Indonesia. p. +62 81 999 283549. Open daily.
Stand Up Paddle Board
This is the latest aquatic craze worldwide so why not give it a try with the experts? Apparently it gives you great abs. SUP Bali, Sunset Road, Seminyak No.5 Kuta, Bali, Indonesia. p. +62 361 737056. Open daily.
Surf Goddess Start Here
Why not enrol in a fabulous 7 day retreats with Surf Goddess Retreat Bali mix surfing and yoga with luxurious spa treatments at a deluxe surf goddess sanctuary. Yoga and surf gear is all provided so just pack your sarong!
If you haven’t managed to talk dad into minding the kids for a week while you find your inner goddess, consider The Chillhouse. They do a Surf‘n’Family package to cover the whole brood or a Surf‘n’Love package for the partner that likes to surf and the wife that likes to be pampered. The Chillhouse, Jalan Kubu Manyar 22, Br Pipitan, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia. p +62 813 533 768 72.
There’s a plethora of surf breaks – some more known than others – around Bali, so make life simple and go with the pros. They know exactly where the surf is pumping and they’re happy to take anyone from beginners to experienced surfers. Bali Surfing, p. +62-819 331 02420
Serious surfers will love this one. Whether you need Japanese eye drops, a new Takayama scorpion board, or a new rashie, Drifter Surf Shop, has it all. Jalan Kaya Ayu #50 (Oberoi), 80361
Surf Yogi Sunscreen
Made in Bali from local ingredients, Surf Yogi sunscreen is magic stuff. It’s not just a sunscreen… but a surfscreen!
Image: Surf Goddess Retreat Bali