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Topic: should I buy a board in Bali?

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Moe Sizlack

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should I buy a board in Bali?

« on: January 01 2005 07:01:00 »

I live in Japan and have been surfing for about 10 years but to date I have never owned  a board.  Currently I get around 2-3 opportunities a year to surf for a few days, at which point I rent a board.  So now thinking, maybe it is time to make the investment....should I buy a board while on vacation in Bali?  Boards are expensive here in Japan, so maybe the opportunity should not be overlooked...  are boards generally inexpensive in Bali?  I have not been there before so I really do not know what would be a reasonable price for the region.  Thanks for any advice on this one...



RE: should I buy a board in Bali?

« Reply #1 on: January 02 2005 20:01:00 »

boards in bali arent that cheap, more expensive to buy then in aus where i live. But not sure on prices in japan, but if u only surf 2-3 times a year i dont think u need to buy a brand new board anyways, just pick up a 2nd hand one....



RE: should I buy a board in Bali?

« Reply #2 on: January 31 2005 03:01:00 »

hi mitch n moe, i'm an indo,'s expensive to buy a board here. i'm getting interested in surfing, i want to learn it so much. unless practice, is it usefull for me to learn by reading, any suggestion on it? about the board, i want to have one, but it's impossible for me to buy the new one, where i have to get the 2nd one, do u have any idea, how about in aus? for how much i have to pay the 2nd one?
looking forward your reply, you can mail me :; thx



RE: should I buy a board in Bali?

« Reply #3 on: February 02 2005 02:02:00 »

2nd hand boards u can buy in AUS no problems, u could pick a good learners board 2nd hand from surfshops/trader for around $200-400 depending on wat ur looking for i suppose...



RE: should I buy a board in Bali?

« Reply #4 on: March 11 2005 20:03:00 »

Hi. Were going to Bali in a couple of weeks. I want to get a surfboard while I’m over there. I was hoping u would be able to give me some prices and locations of surfboard shops or stalls in Bali. Either cheap new boards or second hand boards. Thanks.




RE: should I buy a board in Bali?

« Reply #5 on: April 01 2005 13:04:00 »

Buying a 2nd hand board in Bali is really easy. Getting a really good deal for it is a little bit harder. Don't worry about finding surfshops, they're all over Kuta.. Just have a walk on Poppies 1 or 2 and you'll find plenty. You can expect to pay from 2 millions Rp to 3.5 million Rp for a board in good shape. They do fantastic repair job though, so check it carefully b4 buying it !
Good luck !



RE: should I buy a board in Bali?

« Reply #6 on: April 29 2007 16:04:00 »

I can take care of you! I live in Japan and have a shaper in Ventura, CA (Todd Proctor) who makes custom boards for a very reasonable price specifically for people who live in Japan. Go to and check it out. Or you can email me at
I can help you out easily too. A board should be made for you and your surfing ability...not a board that is made or shaped for someone wont ride like you want it too.




Can i find any skimboard in bali?

« Reply #7 on: March 05 2009 10:03:00 »

im going to bali next month and i am searching for a skimboard. anybody know how to get it in bali? I have try to check in the internet for the skimboard on sell in bali but no show. I really interested for the wave skimboard. i wanted to buy a surfboard also but i leave in Sarawak,Malaysia. In my country we dont have any wave for surfing. so i have to go only for skimboard. Anybody can help? If anybody got any ideas to find in Bali please do email me

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