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Advice for beginner surfer in Bali, May 2007« on: March 04 2007 18:03:00 »
I'm traveling to Bali solo from 1-15th May 2007 and want to do as much surfing as I can whilst over there without breaking the bank. Any advice of places to stay, surf, hire boards, etc. If anyone is going out there at the same time with similar intentions it'd be cool to hear from you.
RE: Advice for beginner surfer in Bali, May 2007« Reply #1 on: March 28 2007 00:03:00 »
I'll be in Indonesia April 28 - May 12th and am looking for beginner waves/camp/lessons. I was going to pick up a Lonely Planet guide and play it by ear, but advice is always appreciated. : )
RE: Advice for beginner surfer in Bali, May 2007« Reply #2 on: April 06 2007 19:04:00 »
I'm also heading to Bali beginning of may looking for beginner waves. Not sure where to head either. Would be good to get in contact and work out where to go?
RE: Advice for beginner surfer in Bali, May 2007« Reply #3 on: April 07 2007 11:04:00 »
As a beginner, you mignt want ot consider Thiland over Indo. "Less crowed" than Bali, a more biginner friendly wave, and just as much fun when nit in the surf.
RE: Advice for beginner surfer in Bali, May 2007« Reply #4 on: April 17 2007 16:04:00 »
Hey I'm from Thailand and want to go to Indo sometime between June-September to learn to surf...now you say theres places to do that in Thailand? I didn't even know that!
RE: Advice for beginner surfer in Bali, May 2007« Reply #5 on: May 07 2007 10:05:00 »
I am indo girl. I used to learn surfing in Pro Surf School on Kuta beach in 2004. Kuta is where most people learn how to surf partly cos it's sandy beach and the wave is soft. there are several numbers of surf school, but usually the local balinese who rent boards can teach you how to surf less cheaper. it's all up to you. i reckon only europeans want to spend money at surf schools.
if you love parties, go and stay in kuta. everything you name, you have it there (cheapest rooms to expensive ones, cheapest food & beers to fancy one). it is advised to have an international driver license if you drive cos sometime the police checks.
RE: Advice for beginner surfer in Bali, May 2007« Reply #6 on: May 07 2007 10:05:00 »
I used to stay in Lili Garden Cottages, Benesari Street. Ibu lili who owns the place is a nice balinese woman. in 2006 I paid for 30thousand rupiahs/night (double bed with fan and clean toilet, no breakfast). Find as many friends as you can while in bali. Learn bahasa then you will have a wonderful time.
RE: Advice for beginner surfer in Bali, May 2007« Reply #7 on: May 08 2007 02:05:00 »
surfing in thailand? kata beach in phuket or naithon beach are good to surf in june to august. bali is still the paradise of surfing world
RE: Advice for beginner surfer in Bali, May 2007« Reply #8 on: May 18 2007 00:05:00 »
Just got back Bali today. Beware of the beach breaks (Kuta, Legian) in even a moderate swell. Can be nasty for beginners. Keep away from the huge closeouts, particularly on low tide - can be 10 minutes apart and sneak up on you as tide changes. Also, look for realistic board- no point hiring a small thruster (which you will be offered) unless have ridden before.