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Bali- DO NOT USE BALI-SURFING.COM« on: January 23 2008 06:01:00 »
Please be careful not to use www.bali-surfing.com. My daughter used them in Sept and the owner Leo Walsh was offering 'substances' to the surfers. One guy from US accepted and was caught and is now in jail for at least 6 mos in Bali. Police followed this group around and the surf guide left the island to distance himself from Leo. We had to re-arrange flights and bring our daughter home early by 2 wks. Although 2 wks were paid for, Leo had her money and did not reimburse her anything for the 5 days of surf camp that she lost. She was left high and dry in Legian .. no board, no guide, no lessons and all alone. Great looking site, but shaddy character. Tried several times to contact him and allow him to do 'the right thing', but never a response. WARNING
RE: Bali- DO NOT USE BALI-SURFING.COM« Reply #1 on: January 23 2008 07:01:00 »
Sad story, but good to share that info here.
RE: Bali- DO NOT USE BALI-SURFING.COM« Reply #2 on: January 28 2008 20:01:00 »
I hear you ... I have had 3 personal emails already ... various stories, but the problem is the same. Please be careful ... my daughter went a long way ... spent a lot of hard earned dollars... she loved Bali .. was having a great time ... just don't go near bali-surfing.com ... trouble
RE: Bali- DO NOT USE BALI-SURFING.COM« Reply #3 on: February 01 2008 12:02:00 »
I did use bali-surfing tours and met Leo himself. Great guy and never used drugs or offerd drugs. However he did tell me a story about a tour that bought some pot from the beach and was arrested for it. a girl named stefaine was using and wanted to party but was there at the wrong time. Leo had nothing to do with dealing drugs that I know about . I think you should be more carefull about what you are saying about other people. You should be more informed before you spread rumours about Leo Walsh. Really think about what you are saying. I was shocked to see this on the net!!! So Bali-surfing.com is a safe and better then the reat I think.
RE: Bali- DO NOT USE BALI-SURFING.COM« Reply #4 on: February 01 2008 12:02:00 »
pLEASE IF YOU WANT TO SPREAD RUMOURS ABOUT ME THEN GO AHEAD. bUT BE CAREFULL ABOUT SAYING THAT i EVER OFFERED DRUGS TO YOUR DAUGHTER. yOU NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SAYING AND IF i DO NOT SAY YOUR SORRY TO US THEN WE WILL TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUR DAUGHTER AND HER TRUE NEEDS. sO i HOPE YOU WILL GET YOUR FACTS TOGETHER. wE NEVER STOPPED HER TOUR BUT SHE WANTED TO LEAVE BEFORE HER TOUR WAS FINISHED. nEVER LEFT HER STRANDED . So please stop to say bull about us. I look forward to a reply asap.Thank you Leo
RE: Bali- DO NOT USE BALI-SURFING.COM« Reply #5 on: February 01 2008 12:02:00 »
Checked out the website, and looks pretty bad to me, not very professional.
Then I read the "about us" bit, and that gives me even less confidence in Leo's operation, and finally reading the above reply from him it is clear to me that I would never book with someone like him.
RE: Bali- DO NOT USE BALI-SURFING.COM« Reply #7 on: February 01 2008 14:02:00 »
"yOU NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SAYING AND IF i DO NOT SAY YOUR SORRY TO US THEN WE WILL TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT YOUR DAUGHTER AND HER TRUE NEEDS."
Doesn't sound very professional does it Leo?
Is that how you treat client of yours?
RE: Bali- DO NOT USE BALI-SURFING.COM« Reply #8 on: February 02 2008 08:02:00 »
Bali ? for your kids ? Are you kidding me ? Try the surf camps in Mazatlan, Mexico or Puerto Vallarta areas. Far enough away to have that "lost" feel, you are looking for without the sketchy, "overseas" headaches. Mazatlan is solid, and despite what's been going on in Baja, Mazatlan is very safe. I have taken my children here for the last few years. You can see Natty at the Sinaloa camp about 50 miles from Mazatlan, and Allen and Javier at the East Pacific Camp which is in Mazatlan. The waves are great and there is a lot to do there.
RE: Bali- DO NOT USE BALI-SURFING.COM« Reply #9 on: February 02 2008 11:02:00 »
Yes i agree,dont use the tour that leo guy is running,he dodgy and the bali local are known,to give drugs and try getting with any tourist girls, go with a friend and do it on your own. I had a really bad time there as well.