Riding the waves: Surf Schools in Bali
You do not necessarily have to be a professional surfer in order to feel a little bit of adrenaline that only riding a wave can give you. Bali is the perfect destination for surfing, especially with its vast beaches which are flooded with all kinds of surfers; from newbies to even professional surfers that come from all over the World to experience the Balinese waves.
When choosing a surf school; do make sure that the school you have chosen has valid international certification, and that safety standards are being observed. Also, take a look at the surf equipment; which should be of high quality displaying the best brand names in the world.
From standing on the board to riding the wild waves
If you have the will, ambition and passion to learn surfing, surf schools put at your disposal several lessons guided by professional surfers. A one day beginner lesson, if you only want to catch a feel of the atmosphere, is aproximately 40 Euros. Many different price packages that cater to your needs are available. Why not try a 10 day package, where you can
Here are the lesson focus points for a comprehensive course:
- Stand on your surfboard, and learn to control the waves, continuously building even more confidence with each lesson.
- Learn about backhand and forehand skills. This is not going to be easy, but thanks to your instructor, you will definitely find it a very thrilling experience.
- Navigation tricks and skills
- Learn to climb the waves with your surf
- Be taken to a real surf trip by your coach
If on a family holiday in Bali, there are even lessons that are available specially for kids. The more comprehensive the package you want to buy, and of course the more members of your family join the course, the higher the discounts you are eligible for.
Surf trips for the enthusiasts
If you are a long time surf enthusiast, or have just become one thanks to the lessons you have been taking; be sure to join in on one of the many surf trips organized by surf schools, to the best spots on the island. These professionals will know when the tide is optimum, and the best places to ride the waves during all hours of the day. There are trips with coaches which are suitable for those who have gone through at least 10 - 12 surfing lessons (intermediate level at least), while the guided trips are suitable for the mre competent surfers. Keep in mind that a guide is not your surf instructor, he will only take you to the best spots and make sure you have everything you need (i.e. surfing equipment, cool drinks, etc.).
Even if you are an adept surfer, if it is your first time on the Balinese waves, you are highly advised to book a few guided trips first, before venturing out on your own. Guided tours do not cost a lot of money, and you will know that you are taken to the best spots around the island. Even if you need to travel to the destination with a boat, the price is usually included in the guided tour overall price.