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Bali is a surfer's island paradise offering various beaches to catch that perfect swell. Not many people are lucky enough to learn surfing back home so more surf camps have set up here in Bali. Surf camps welcome anyone who wishes to learn surfing or for those who would like to go on a surf trip around Bali. The following are trust-worthy surf camps in Bali.

Kima Surfaris

Their mantra is "Eat, sleep and surf". Kima Surfaris has five surf camps all over Bali. Its main surf camp and head office are at Seminyak. The other camps are at Canggu, Balangan, Padang and Lembongan Island. Seminyak and Canggu camp are suitable for beginners while Balangan, Padang and Lembongan Island are for intermediate and advanced surfers. 

Accommodation

You need to stay a minimum of seven days at any of these Bali surf camps. A weeks stay includes airport transfer from Ngurah Rai Airport to the camp grounds. You can choose double, four bed room or bungalow with ensuite bathroom and shower. The double and four bed room have no air-conditioning but it tends to get cool at night and early morning anyway. The bungalows come with television and a private pool. It is suitable for a group of four.

Surf lessons

Look out for the board information with surf locations, timing and surf guides. For beginners, it is advisable to start with the one star surf guiding. Most surf guiding take place at different beaches around Bali. Usually there are four to six students under two surf guides. At Kima Surfaris, there is a surf video coaching once a week.

A surf guide will record your surfing session and analyze your mistakes or strengths afterwards. A surf theory class is also held twice a week at all camps. You will learn more about the ocean and its dangers. All guests at Kima Surfaris are entitled to one surf board, leash and rash guard. You are more than welcome to bring your own board too.

Food

Only breakfast is included in the package. There is a choice of jaffles (toast with stuffing) with fruit salad, mee goreng or nasi goreng, which are Indonesian dishes. If you don't fancy any of these, there are other western dishes as well such as pizza, pasta and burgers at an additional cost, of course. 

Services

All Kima Surfaris surf camps allow guests to use the in-house motorbikes or vans for a trip to Kuta or Seminyak. Make sure you have an international license and are familiar with Bali's traffic. You are also welcome to use the mountain bikes. At Canggu and Seminyak camp grounds, WIFI is available at all parts of the camp. 

Price for a week stay starts from Euro 299 for a shared double room. Booking can be done at Kima Surfaris main website.

Rapture Surf Camp

Rapture Surf Camp has only one camp located at Pecatu, which is the southern part of Bali. There are several camps around the globe such as Portugal, Morocco and Austria. This Bali surf camp is suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced surfers. It is just a five minute walk to Bingin beach. 

Accommodation

Airport transfers are available for Euro 15 per person one way. There is a choice of staying at a dormitory style bungalow with mosquito nets and lock-up boxes, private bungalows for two people or private surf shack and villas. All rooms are equipped with bathrooms. 

Surf lessons

The package does not include surf lessons but it is offered at an additional cost of 150 euros (6 days) with surf board rental at 10 euros a day. Book Rapture Surf Camp if you have your own board and have mastered green waves. Surf guiding sessions are included and takes place on Tuesdays until Sundays with unlimited trips a day. Do note that surf guiding and lessons are different. Surf lessons are for absolute beginners while surf guiding are for those who have surfed before and wish to go around Bali in search of the perfect wave. 

Food

All packages include daily breakfast and dinner (Monday to Friday only). Local Indonesian and Western dishes are available at the in-house restaurant. 

Services

Rapture Surf Camp allows its guests to rent motorbikes for Euro 3 day and a week for cars from Euro 100. There are transportation for surf trips to beaches such as Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Impossibles, Bingin, Dreamland and Balangan.

Price for a week stay at Rapture Surf Camp starts from Euro 490 for two people. Booking can be done at Rapture Surf Camp main website.

Rip Curl School of Surf

Rip Curl is a well known name in the surfing scene and it is one of the biggest surf brands in Bali. You can never go wrong at Rip Curl School of Surf. The surf school is located at Jalan Pantai Legian. Unfortunately, there are no accommodation inclusive of the package. If you are looking for an intensive surf lesson, Rip Curl is the answer.

Surf lessons

There are lessons suitable for beginners all the way to advanced surfers. There are no minimum days needed and all lessons are conducted for two and half hours. You will learn essential ocean knowledge and safety in the waters too. Surf boards, leash, rash guard or shorts are provided. Refreshments, sun block and towels are given as well. 

Services

There is a Rip Curl surf shop, showers, changing facilities and lockers. The surf school is located at Legian's prime location and getting around is not a problem. You can request for a cab at the surf school's front desk.

Price starts from IDR 1,700 000 for beginners package. Booking can be done online at Rip Curl School of Surf main website.

The Chillhouse

This is one of Bali's boutique retreats and surf camps. The Chillhouse is located at Canggu and nearby to Kima Surfaris Canggu. For those who wish to surf and relax, Chillhouse is the place. There are several packages which suits for hardcore surfers, families and couples. 

Accommodation

The Chillhouse offers a full board package with accommodation. You can choose The Gerry Lopez Treetop Loft, which is a three story deluxe loft that has a private balcony and mini bar. This is great for families. There is also The Double Bungalows with living room and a garden sundeck. The Double Rooms are similar to the bungalows but slightly smaller. Finally the Single Rooms are great for single travelers and there's the Single Bungalow which has a private outdoor bathroom. All rooms are fully air-conditioned.

There is a pool, WIFI and spa treatments at The Chillhouse.

Surf lessons

All guests are advised to arrive at The Chillhouse on Saturday and surf lessons start on Monday. There is the Surf Star, Supersurf, Surf's Up, Surf n' Love, Surf n' Family, The Chill Deluxe and Sleep & Eat package. For those who can't wait to rip it, take up either one of the surf packages. The good thing about Chillhouse is that you are guided by one guide for two people. 

Listen up ladies, if you don't wish to surf but your other half wants to be in the water all day long, take up the Surf n' Love package. Instead of surfing, you are pampered with manicures, pedicures and massages for one whole week. 

Food

Since all packages are full board, you need not to worry about food. All food served at The Chillhouse are organic. Coffee, tea, toast, croissants, fruits, banana pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausages are offered during breakfast. When you come back after a morning surf session, brunch is available till 1pm. Afternoon tea and cookies are served at 4pm. There is a free flow of fruits too. As for dinner, you can either choose a four-course meal, buffet or BBQ. 

Services

You are given one Chillhouse t-shirt and a temple trip is inclusive. A week's stay at The Chillhouse entitles you to a Canggu Club membership where you can go for saunas and reflexology. Airport transfers are inclusive for all packages too. 

Price starts from 540 euros per person. Booking can be done at The Chillhouse main website.

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Location: Bali, Indonesia







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