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Surfing Bali solo in October« on: July 23 2007 10:07:00 »
i'm a 23 year old english girl, planning a trip to Bali in October...just got back from 10 days surfing in portugal but now gotta write a thesis for 2 months [yawn] so thinking i'm going to be pretty out of practice by the time i go anywhere!
i want honest answers - i'd call myself a novice, and i ride my own board [6'10" buoyant mini-mal shape, custom] but i want to make some REAL progress when i go away, will Bali be too heavy, or are there breaks i'll be able to ease into?
my alternative is morocco but i realllly wanna surf without a wetsuit!
Any tips on surf schools, places to stay etc? And where to meet like-minded people...anyone who's also planning a trip to Bali in october get in touch!
RE: Surfing Bali solo in October« Reply #1 on: July 23 2007 14:07:00 »
Im doing the same too, so i would be keen to meet up with someone on the same flow. Im gonna be in
RE: Surfing Bali solo in October« Reply #2 on: July 23 2007 15:07:00 »
Im a 25yo from NZ and il be in Bali for the month of Oct after a month in Thailand. From my lil bit of research it seems that there are good beginner waves to be had in kuta, before taking on the heavier reefs elsewhere. Im a beg-inter but have never surfed reefs, so i was planning on having a couple of days in Kuta to ease into it, and then maybe head to dreamlands coz it’s a mix of beach-reef break, or to Medewi where its a rivermouth pointbreak and less crowded. Im taking over my 6’6. Check out the different breaks on this website and see what u think. I havent looked up any surf schools so cant help u on that. And theres tonnes of places to stay to suit any budget. Anywho, keep in touch and we could suss something out for over there! cheers
RE: Surfing Bali solo in October« Reply #3 on: July 24 2007 03:07:00 »
yup that was what i'd figured too...i'll def be in touch, it'd be cool to meet some people to surf with when i'm out there. i'm planning on a pretty chilled out time, more surfy-surfy, less party-party!!
RE: Surfing Bali solo in October« Reply #4 on: July 24 2007 14:07:00 »
Yup thats kool, im planning on more surfing too....and less partying (to a certain extent), as the surf is main reason for me going there! Prob 3/4 surfing and 1/4 partying haha. But yeah it will be choice to have someone to go out with. Catch u up!
RE: Surfing Bali solo in October« Reply #5 on: July 25 2007 19:07:00 »
Hi I'm a 23yo Uruguayan that's in queenstown right now but will be travelling to Indonesia in october to get some surf done. I'm also a beg-int but I really want to take advatage of being in indonesia and get as much surfing as possible as long as I don't kill myself in the process. I'd really like to meet up qith anyone who will be there surfing at the same time as me, so if you're keen just send me an e-mail and we'll meet in Indonesia for some surf sessions.
RE: Surfing Bali solo in October« Reply #6 on: August 07 2007 05:08:00 »
we are planning a trip in october to bali, 3 weeks, one on a boat and two at e cool spot. the guys are all quite good, exept me, i am a kitesurfer but love to ride waves.
maybe you can join us, if I can do it, i am sure it wont be a problem for you
we live in zürich, switzerland, call 0041 79 336 38 37 or write back.
PS: last year I was in peniche (portugal as well)....where have you been?
RE: Surfing Bali solo in October« Reply #7 on: August 07 2007 08:08:00 »
Hey ladies, I`m also gonna be in Bali/Lombok in October after 2 years of living in Japan. Was in Bali last year for the first time and had a wicked time of mostly surf and wee bit of party. Started out at Bingin, freaked out, then met up with some mates and headed up to Medewi which was super mellow (and rocky) and good to get some surf-fitness back. Then went back down to Bingin/Dreamlands with more confidence. Reckon I`m beg-int too, not after anything too big. And Kuta`s fine for beginners too.
There are a few schools around and one catering for chicks, maybe google though cos I forget the name of it or try going through the Surfer Girl (shop in Bali) website.
JW, I`m also a kiwi lass, on my way home, and it`d be rad to meet up if your keen. I may have a Japanese chick with me as well otherwise may be flying solo.
RE: Surfing Bali solo in October« Reply #9 on: August 08 2007 22:08:00 »
Im a kiwi and heading there for 1st time semi-solo also for 3 weeks of barrels and parties from 21st September. Prob start on Bali and then move away from the crowds for a bit. Keen for missions with this united nations conferance