Looking forward to stay at surf camp in Bali for your next surfing trip? Here are some insightful tips and considerations to help you decide.
Some surf camp in Bali are not inclusive
When you think about surf camp, you might be thinking about staying at a surfing house where you will be heading for surf lessons every morning and come back for leisure rests in the evening. Well, that’s correct. But if you have done your research, you will know that some surf camp in Bali do offer a not all-inclusive accommodation. You can always book an all-inclusive accommodation, but you have the choice of purchasing the lessons and gear rentals separately. This give you freedom to experience other places. To stay at other villa but to enjoy the surfing lessons from this surf school. It’s also perfect for someone who is travelling with a non-surfing partner. However, for those who want it practical and whose goal is getting stoked, staying in an all-inclusive surf camp could be the ideal option.
The cultural immersion at surf camp is amazing
Food is the easiest and tastiest way to experience a new culture. And this should be happening during your stay in Bali. Those surf camp in Bali that run by the locals know how to present the best of Bali. Breakfasts are usually kept simpler and lighter, and tend to follow the western style. But expect to have delicious homemade Indonesian food for lunch. One taste and you will be craving for more. You can also see them doing the morning prayer rituals everyday with all the incense, colourful offerings, and stuffs. However, remember that this is not a public attraction. Always ask for permission if you want to take pictures.
You can stay at women only surf camp
Want to get surrounded by powerful girls gang during your surf trip in Bali? Look for a women only surf camp. These surf camps are specifically designed to be a safe place for woman to thrive and grow their surf potentials. It’s also a perfect choice if you feel more comfortable getting surrounded by woman-only peers due to religious/ social reasons.
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Dry season is the best season
Though you can surf in Bali practically at almost any given time of the year, the dry season in still the best season. You don’t have to worry about the rain, the tides, the swells, and you got plenty of sun. April to October is the best time to visit this Island of God for some quality surfing!
Look for less-crowded surfing hotspot
Almost all beaches in Bali are surfing beaches, so you can practically stay anywhere and go surf! However, beginners are most likely be more comfortable to learn surfing at Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, and Canggu. Now, these regions are also hella popular for mainstream holiday, so the beach could be packed with tourist. Especially Kuta and Legian. If you are okay with that, great. Go ahead. But if you want to have some quality, peaceful holiday, think about going to less popular beaches. If you are an experienced surfers, the choices would be plenty. Jimbaran and Bukit Peninsula are less crowded and they have awesome—yet challenging—waves to conquer. Staying at a surf camp Bali in less crowded coastal spot will feel even more satisfying!