Beginner or Experienced Surfer?
Travelers who want to try surfing for the first time or more advanced
surfers with a limited amount of time will appreciate hiring a surf
guide, staying at a surf camp, or getting a surfing package through an
agency. These approaches will help you take advantage of local
knowledge and find conditions that suit your skill level. Most packages
come with a driver who will make sure you get to the right place at the
right time, maximizing your surf session.
For tourists who are less serious and just want to have a go, boards
can be rented at most of the places suitable to beginners. Make sure to
ask around if you are not sure what the waves are like. Bali has great
spots for learners, but many of the more advanced breaks have dangerous
currents, sharp coral reef bottoms, and locals who are impatient with
learners. The perfect spot is out there for you, so just ask around and
For experienced surfers who have more time, Bali is a great place to
strike out on your own. Kuta has more surf stores per kilometer than
anywhere else on the planet and well-stocked surf shops are available in
all major centers around the island, offering tail pads, leashes, wax,
and surf gear from all the major brands. Prices are more affordable than
in many other countries. If you need to have your board fixed, Bali’s
ding specialists will do it quick, perfectly, and at a very low price.
It’s easy to rent a motorbike with a surf rack and strike out on your
own or with new friends.
Whatever your surfing needs, Bali will meet them. Waves are available almost every day of the year, so grab your board and get out there!