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Surfing in Bali

Post by laocgirl » Sun, 20 Jan 2013 8:30 pm

Hi, do you have any recommendations for a surf tour guide, personal surf instructor, or surf camp in Bali?
I will go surfing to Bali fo 5 days the end of this month.

Is there any other surfing spots near Singapore??? Pls don't say "Go to Sentosa" ! Haha!

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Re: Surfing in Bali

Post by the lynx » Mon, 21 Jan 2013 9:20 am

laocgirl wrote:Hi, do you have any recommendations for a surf tour guide, personal surf instructor, or surf camp in Bali?
I will go surfing to Bali fo 5 days the end of this month.

Is there any other surfing spots near Singapore??? Pls don't say "Go to Sentosa" ! Haha!

Cheers!
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I've used Billabong Surf School when I was in Bali. It has an office in Westin Hotel, Nusa Dua so I booked directly from them. Not cheap but very good experience. I forgot the price though. It was a one-day beginner's course and I had it done on Kuta beach (transport was provided).

If you want options outside of Bali, you could try Boracay in Philippines and Mui Ne in Vietnam. They've got awesome waves and winds.

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Post by laocgirl » Mon, 21 Jan 2013 7:46 pm

Thanks a lot for your comment!

It will be good options to try Boracay and Mui Ne :) :)


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I've used Billabong Surf School when I was in Bali. It has an office in Westin Hotel, Nusa Dua so I booked directly from them. Not cheap but very good experience. I forgot the price though. It was a one-day beginner's course and I had it done on Kuta beach (transport was provided).

If you want options outside of Bali, you could try Boracay in Philippines and Mui Ne in Vietnam. They've got awesome waves and winds.[/quote]

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Post by Michael X » Thu, 02 May 2013 6:20 pm

You can try renting a board on the beach in Kuta and getting lessons from a beach boy, that is the cheapest way and not a bad option. Surf schools in Bali are everywhere, and you can take your pick once you arrive.

In terms of surf outside Bali, your best option is definitely the other islands of Indonesia. Although the waves may be a bit advanced. Java, Lombok, Sumatra, and Sumbawa all have legendary world class surf spots. However, for a beginner looking to learn, Bali is hands down the best spot. Once you've mastered the basics at Kuta Beach, ask a driver to take you out to Serangan which is the next step up in skill level.

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Post by laocgirl » Wed, 22 May 2013 10:28 am

Michael X,

Thanks for your advice!

I will be going to Nias Island for the first time... hope I can enjoy surfing and the waves are not that big.

If you have been to and surfed there before, please advise me again!
Thanks!

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Post by Michael X » Wed, 29 May 2013 9:41 pm

laocgirl wrote:Michael X,

Thanks for your advice!

I will be going to Nias Island for the first time... hope I can enjoy surfing and the waves are not that big.

If you have been to and surfed there before, please advise me again!
Thanks!
Hmmm, Nias may not be the best spot for beginners. They have world class waves there, but most of for very experienced surfers anyway. That being said, I'm sure you can find a few spots to try and learn. A place like Bali is much better for learning. The beach break is good for starting. A lot of reef break (jagged rock bottom) in Nias.

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Post by chaaraard » Sat, 14 Sep 2013 4:35 pm

I also used to surf. I miss it. I don't think there's ANY good safe surf spot in or near Singapore; i wouldn't risk it unless you go with a group.

In the past I'd pay 900 for a round trip back to Aus - Goldcoast or Fraser's island -, 200$ for a 2nd hand surf board (which you will get back when you resell the board) - $200 for a car and you go looking for good surf spots. Beaches are patrolled and the life guards are always watching and keeping track of whose out there, so you are pretty safe. But I am not so sure about Bali.

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Post by Michael X » Thu, 03 Oct 2013 8:26 pm

chaaraard wrote:I also used to surf. I miss it. I don't think there's ANY good safe surf spot in or near Singapore; i wouldn't risk it unless you go with a group.

In the past I'd pay 900 for a round trip back to Aus - Goldcoast or Fraser's island -, 200$ for a 2nd hand surf board (which you will get back when you resell the board) - $200 for a car and you go looking for good surf spots. Beaches are patrolled and the life guards are always watching and keeping track of whose out there, so you are pretty safe. But I am not so sure about Bali.
There are lifeguards in Bali, but they are few and far between on very overcrowded beaches. You will want to make sure you are with a friend and/or have your instructor/guide keeping an eye on you.

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Re: Surf in Desaru Malaysia

Post by Michael X » Sat, 11 Jan 2014 12:55 pm

JYMA wrote:I do weekend tours to Desaru Malaysia from December to April depending on the waves. 1.5 hours by car.

Peaky beach breaks 1ft - 5ft.

Good for beginners and intermediates and even advanced desperate for a surf.

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Just checked out your page, looks like fun! Is there a high season for waves in Desaru? What time of year is it best?

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Singapore Surfers Meetup Group!

Post by laocgirl » Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:51 am

Hi guys! How's going?

I have recently joined Singapore Surfers Club at Meetup.com.

There is a first meet-up event tomorrow.

If you are still in Singapore and feel like meeting up with other surfers,
please let me know.

If you are not a Meetup.com member, I can add you as my guest.

Thanks! :)

http://www.meetup.com/Singapore-Surfers ... 168858862/

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Post by Birger » Sat, 15 Mar 2014 10:50 pm

Hey,

just arrived here in SG. When will you guys meet next time? I am exactly looking for that: weekend surftrips
can you add me to the meetup group?
btw anyone kitesurfer here?
my stuff is back home in germany, is it expensive to lend?

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Post by laocgirl » Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:27 pm

Hi Birger! We just had a first meet-up last week. I will definitely let you know when we will have second one :)

If you're interested, some of them will plan a surf trip this coming weekend either going to Bali or Lombok.
The details has not yet been posted, but you can create your own profile at http://www.meetup.com/
and fine Singapore Surfers Club & join us :)

Thanks!

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Re: Surfing in Bali

Post by mariehel » Wed, 04 May 2016 9:26 pm

Hi everyone,
I've used Bali Ocean Surf when I was in Bali. This Surf School is based at Double Six Beach, in Seminyak. I found them directly on the Internet because I was looking for surf lessons in french, because i know that local people have a strong balinese accent when they speak english. But they speak english and bahasa too.
I had a great time there so I recommand it !

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