Kima Surf Camp Seminyak

Indonesia: Bali

Tropical set up directly in Seminyak with a short walk to beach breaks. Perfect place for the off season and east coast exploration

Kima Specials

Our Bali Surf Camps and Surfaris shouldn’t leave any wish unfulfilled, but our specials even top these - they’re the crème de la crème.

Basically speaking, a three-week surfing adventure is something fantastic, but if you want the ultimate kick and your own personal highlight, then you've come to the right place. No matter if it's competent tuition for beginners you're looking for or a trip to other islands in the archipelago. Or maybe you want your own surfing clip or a custom shape surfboard? How about learning to dive?


Beach Day Trip

Free Special

Every Sunday we offer Beach Day Trips with a driver to Bali’s best beaches. We’ll take you to Bali’s coolest surf beaches, e.g. Dreamland, Uluwatu or Balangan, where you can bask in the sun to your heart’s content or surf the perfect waves. Ideal for anyone who can’t get enough of sun, sea and surf.

The beach day trips are included in the camp price.


Learn to Surf

With the international licensed Rip Curl School of Surf, we offer qualified tuition for the rookies. Our special recipe is "first the basics and then move on to learning by doing" - one sure way of getting hooked on surfing. The Learn to Surf Package consists of three days' Surf School, where you'll learn the basics, such as paddling, turning your board and techniques to get you back on your feet. The Learn to Surf Package is the ideal way to connect into our guided tours.  

The 3-day Learn to Surf Package contains:

  • 3-5 days à 2.5 hours “School of Surf”
  • Training in small groups with individual supervision
  • Transfer, equipment, sunscreen and water
  • Price: 3 days: 129 EUR, 5 days: 199 EUR


Lembongan Boat Special

Enjoy a few days boat trip feeling on our floating hotel, the yacht “Paus”, which is anchored in the picturesque bay of Lembongan, a small island south-east of Bali. The three perfect island point breaks and other spots also suitable for beginners break here within eyeshot, only a short dinghy ride away. Lazy Lembongan is the place for relaxed surfing, chilling out, fishing, snorkelling, diving, gambling, painting, whatever - or maybe even just finishing that book you've always meant to read.

The perfect setting, crystal-clear corals in the bay's turquoise waters and the volcano silhouette of Bali..... well, what more can you ask for?

Drinks, snacks and meals are available on board at reasonable prices.

The 3-day Lembongan Boat Special includes:

  • harbour and hotel transfer
  • return speedboatsShuttle to Lembongan
  • accommodation on board of the “Paus“
  • breakfast
  • surf guiding
  • spotshuttle with the dinghy
  • snorchel ltrip to the neighboring Penida Island
  • dinghy transfer to the coast
  • Price: 119 Euro/person (169 Euro if booked outside the Surf Camp)

Snacks, Drinks and meals are available on board for reasonable prices


Custom Board

Get Ya Private Stick

Our experienced shapers manufacture custom made surfboards exclusively for our Surf Camp participants. The boards can be ordered according to individual wishes (size, weight, surf level, dimensions required) in various colours and designs. If you like, all boards come with an ESS board bag. If you have your own special wishes as to the design, let us know in advance. Special Kima discount on fins, leashes and foot pads.

  • Price: starting at 339 Euro


Standup Paddle

Originally stand up paddling was just an easy way for surf instructors on Hawaii to get back and fore from the shore to the reefs using a paddle. In the meantime stand up paddling has become a trend sport with more and more fans – the perfect combination of fitness and fun. Kima Surf Camps will make you not quite walking on water, but with your own instructor standing up and paddling over the ocean and riding your first wave on your stand up board.


  • Hotel transfers
  • equipment
  • drinking water
  • 3x 2h lesson for all levels
  • Price: 129 Euro / 3 day course


Wake Boarding

In Bali quite rare, but just in case the waves happen to be too small, our wake boarding Special is just the job. We’ll take you out to sea with our power boat and guarantee you a “fast start” straight from the water. We’ll show you all the tricks from Bunny Hop to Indie Aerial.


  • Hotel transfers
  • equipment
  • drinking water
  • 3x 1h lesson
  • Price: 199 Euro / 3 day course


Kite Surfing

If you’ve always wanted to try out kite surfing, your Kima Surfari is the perfect opportunity. Our Camps are not far to the best kite spots in Bali. We’ll show you the techniques you need to get into the swing of things 6 m above the water - adrenaline rush guaranteed. Flying is hard, landing is harder.


  • Hotel transfers
  • equipment
  • drinking water
  • 3x 2h lesson
  • Price: 215 Euro / 3 day course


Private Surf Guiding

Discover all Bali’s waves with your own private surf guide. Individually tailored to your preferences and level you can set off with your mates (max. 4 persons) and hit all the surf spots Bali has to offer. Our experienced guide is there for you 8 hours a day – inclusive.


  • Hotel pick up in Bali
  • Transfer to the surf spots
  • Spot instruction
  • Coaching in water
  • Car incl. fuel
  • Price: 59 Euro/day (max. 4 persons)


Intensive Surf Coaching

Kima Surf Camps Bali offer private surf coaching for every level. During a two-hour intensive session with an experienced guide and photographer you can improve your surf style on the whole and maybe even learn the odd trick. The surf guide will be with you in the water to give you general tips and advise you on wave selection and manoeuvring. The entire session will be filmed and photos taken so that afterwards during the video analysis you have the chance of recognising your own mistakes or weaknesses, and you’ll get advice on how to avoid these in future. The best waves and moments are recorded and available for you on CD.


  • Spot transfer
  • Spot instruction & intensive one-to-one coaching
  • 2h surf session
  • Video coaching plus analysis
  • Hire board inclusive
  • Photo session
  • Price: 79 Euro/person


Culture and Sport Trips

Our sport and culture trips will take you to the island’s interior, far from the fantastic Bali beaches. Trekking tours on Bali’s mystic volcano Gunung Agung, tree top climbing at 30 metres or excursions to the heart of Bali’s culture: Kima Surf Camps and Surfaris have something to suit everyone.


Tree Top Climbing & Botanic Garden Tour

Make your way through the tree tops, from tree to tree and platform to platform. Experience Bali and its flora and fauna from an altitude of 30 m and get a real kick abseiling your way down. This is suitable for all age groups and fitness levels.

Tour package

Transport to Tree Top Park – entrance into the Bedugul Botanic Garden – return to Surf Camp
Drinks and snacks can be had en route at reasonable prices.

  • Price: 39 Euro/person
  • Price min. 2 persons: 32 Euro / person


Bali Three Temple Tour (Goa Lawa, Goa Gajah, Pura Besakih)

Kima Surf Camps organise tours to Bali’s three most important Hindu temples. Goa Lawa is not only of architectural interest but also has the impressive caves with their flying foxes. The Goa Gajah Temple is home to the mystic elephant’s cave. Pura Besakih is the mother of all Balinese temples on the south-western slope of the Gunung Agung volcano. The portal of the main temple is absolutely breathtaking. And en route you’ll get fascinating impressions of Bali’s famous rice  paddies.

Tour package

  • Transport to all 3 temples – entrance into the temples – return to Surf Camp
  • Drinks and snacks can be had en route at reasonable prices. 
  • Price: 35 Euro/person


Volcano trekking tour (April - October)

Our Surf Camp trekking tour to the Gunung Agung volcano, which last erupted in 1963, offers the ideal sports offset to your week’s surfing. Take off with Kima Bali Surf Camps on a challenging Bali’s vulcano crest at more than 3100m.

Alternatively, you also can do a trekking tour on the smaller Mount Batur which is far easier.
Sturdy shoes are a must!

Tour package

  • Transport to Gunung Agung
  • snacks & water during the tour
  • trekking tour with torches
  • provisions en route
  • return to Surf Camp
  • Price: 59 Euro/person (49 Euro/person as of 3 people)


Scuba Dive

If you’re also interested in what’s going on underneath your surf board you can check out Bali’s underwater world with our diving coaches. You’ll be picked up and taken back to Kima. The coral reefs in the Blue Lagoon at Padang Bai are fascinating with their blaze of colours and diversity of species. The wreck of USAT Liberty, a US marine freight ship sunk in 1942 by a Japanese submarine is living history. Manta Point, Shark Point or the Mola Mola Bai are other countless diving spots off Bali.

For more information and prices contact LineUpEXplorers directly.



If you want to file on your surf skills but don’t want to leave the offspring with your mother-in-law at home, Kima Surf Camps Bali have the right solution for you and your family. Just leave the little bounder or darling diva with us. Our experienced child minders ensure your kids are ideally cared for, we take all your wishes into consideration (food preferences, activities etc.) and guarantee you a peace of mind when surfing or doing other activities.

For more information and prices contact LineUpEXplorers directly.


Welcome to Kima Bali Surfcamp -  Seminyak

28° water temperature – more than 60 surf spots – 365 days’ swell

Discovering the island with its many surf spots and numerous other attractions is at the heart of our Kima Surf Camp. Mobility is very important to us. We organise up to 12 “guided tours” to the various surf spots every day (Mon. – Fri.). This way we make sure that every surfer (beginners, intermediates or advanced surfers) is on the right wave at the right time. Accompanied by our guides by car and boat, you'll be able to discover the perfect waves all around this more than divine island.

The Kima Bali Surf Camp Seminyak is about 3 km north of the heaving tourist stronghold, Kuta at the quieter spot of Seminyak. A distance that means you can choose between a chill-out evening at the Surf Camp or a hot night clubbing in Kuta.
The six wonderful kilometres of Kuta Beach are only a few minutes' walk from
the camp and this offers you the legendary beach breaks, such as HalfWay, Padma or KuDeTa. These breaks are ideal for beginners and are an ideal counter-piece to the daily Surfaris with our camp cars

However, if you prefer to be out and about on your own, you’re free to use our jeeps and mountain bikes – just check with us. 



The Team

In 1989 it was "Pencak Silat", a type of martial arts,that brought Ari to a training camp in Indonesia, where he was meant to be preparing for competitions in the homeland of this old Malaysian martial art. However, it wasn't long before he got hooked on something completely different.......surfing, and the enchanting way and mentality of the people here. And thus the idea of a Bali Surfari was born. The years that followed saw him laying the foundation for the first Kima Bali Surf Camp along with his best mate, Boris.

Kima Surf has now been organising Surf Camps and Surfaris since 1995. Of course lots of things have changed since then, but one thing still remains: it's a get-together of like-minded people with the one and the same passion - surfing as a life-style.

Our  team is Ari, Roland, Tano and Felix (Office and Communication), Lars and Joko (Camp Managers), Kacrut and Angga (Guide Team Leaders) as well as our international and local Guide team.

And of course, not to forget our competent drivers, Made and Ngurah and the entire team (all 21 of them) at the "The Green Room Seminyak" Hotel!.

We all have one commitment: working hard to make the idea of the Bali Surf Camp  an unforgettable experience for you.




Equipment, your own stuff

Our material pool has been put together to suit the conditions we have here: shortboards (6'0'' - 7'0''), funshapes and mini-malibus (7'0'' - 7'8'') for our beginners. We have a board for every level and all conditions.  If you don't mind the haul, feel free to bring your own equipment or favourite board with you, so you can put them to the ultimate test here. Board shorts, leashes, booties, foot pads and wax can be had here at reasonable prices – with a special Kima discount. We are also pleased to kit you out with custom boards.

Leashes and lycras are included in the rental, however, possible repairs have to paid for. If you want to be on the safe side as far as ding repair is concerned you can “insure” your rental board – or your own one – for 25 €. That means that we will carry the costs for any repairs over a period of 1 – 3 weeks, whether it’s a tiny dent or a major break.

Any damage will of course be immediately and professionally repaired. If the board or parts of it get lost - for instance gone forever sailing over the wide, wide sea – the costs have to be borne by the user despite the insurance.


How To Get Here

How can I get a cheap flight?

Unfortunately there are no direct flights from Europe to Bali, you have to count with at least one stop over. Cheaper flights can only be had by booking well in advance (min. 5 months beforehand). If you fill in the flight offer form you’ll get non-binding offers per email from a travel agent we trust.


What airport do I head for on Bali?

Your destination will be “Ngurah Rai“ International Airport in Denpasar (DPS), Bali. It is the island’s only international airport.


Can I take my own surfboard with me?

Some airlines transport surfboards free of charge provided your total baggage weight is under 20 kg (plus 5 kg hand luggage).  But please check out with your airline beforehand since they do seem to take things as they come and decide as they like (make sure they know it is a ‘real’ surfboard, to avoid mix-ups with wind surfboards).


Will I be met at the airport?

The Canggu, Seminyak, Bukit Surf Lodge, Sanur Wet Season Camp, and Balangan Surfaris include airport transfer (return). To make sure everything goes smoothly let us know your exact flight data (time of arrival and flight number) latest three days before you set off. 


Visa For Indonesia

How do I get a visa (up to 30 days)?

For almost all European and North American nationals a visa-on-arrival is issued. You can pay for a visa when you arrive at an Indonesian airport. This visa can be extended once and can be obtained at:
Denpasar (Bali), Jakarta (Java), Padang (Sumatra), Kupang (Rote), Mataram (Lombok).
Price for up to 10 days: 10 US$; up to 30 days: 25 US$.
It’s a good to have the right amount of dollars in cash, otherwise horrendous exchange rates may well make a hole in your holiday funds, before you start.  

N.B.: Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months upon entry to Indonesia!

What kind of visa do I need if I want to stay longer than 30 days?

If you want to stay longer than 30 days in Indonesia, then you either extend you visa-on-arrival once or you can apply for a tourist visa from the Indonesian Embassy in your country. This visa costs around 40 EUR, is valid for 60 days and can be extended up to four times by 30 days each time. However, this extension regulation does not apply for all 60-day tourist visas, so be sure to ask at your Embassy.

To get this 60-day visa you have to provide the Embassy with your passport  (valid for at least six months) plus the completed application form, a copy of your flight tickets, two passport photos and maybe proof of sufficient finances (bank statement). Reckon with anything between 3 days and 6 weeks!!!



What’s the currency on Bali?

The local currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fluctuating exchange rate is approx. 12.000 Rupiah for 1 Euro.


How and where can I change money?

Lots of money changers will try and bait you with good exchange rates. But to avoid any rip-offs you should only change your cash at official P.T. Moneychangers or in your hotel. Make sure you get your changed money in large bills (50,000 or 100,000) then you know you’re with the right money changer.


Can I pay for my Surf Camp on the spot?

You can pay 50% of your Surf Camp in Bali with cash (all currencies) or traveller cheques (American Express).


Can I get money from an ATM?

There are lots of ATMs on Bali where you can get Rupiahs with your credit card or bank card (international creditor, e.g. Maestro, Cirrus). The maximum amount per transaction varies depending on the ATN, but the absolute maximum per transaction is 3 million Rupiah (approx. 215 Euro). Several transactions can be done one after another.



How far is the hotel from the beach?

The Green Room Hotel in Seminyak is a 3-minute walk from the beach, in Canggu about 2 minutes. From the Balangan Camp you could more or less jump off the cliff into the sea. The Sanur Wet Season Camp has direct access to a white sand beach. In Lembongan the camp is located up a hill overviewing Lembongan bay. From Padang Padang and the Bukit Surf Lodge you reach the next beach within 10 minute driving.


What do I do with my valuables?

Every room in the Seminyak, Canggu and Balangan Surf Camps has an electronic safe where you can keep your cash, flight tickets, whatever. Larger valuables (laptop, photo equipment etc.) can, if you prefer, be deposited in the hotel office. None of the hotels takes responsibility of lost or stolen items.


Will I need a plug adaptor?

All sockets are European standardised with 220V output. Bring your adapter if your devices have other standards. But every adaptor can also be bought here.


Will I need a mosquito net?

There are mosquito nets Seminyak, Lembongan, and Padang Padang.


Are there towels in the hotel?

The hotel provides towels – fresh ones as required. However, these should not be taken to the beach, so pack your favourite beach towel.


Is there bed linen in the hotel?

Bed linen is provided and is changed regularly (with night temperatures of around 26°C you won’t need a sleeping bag or the like :-) 


Is there Internet in the hotel?

In the Green Room Hotels Seminyak and Canggu you have free use of our W-LAN for your laptop, as well as the Bukit Surf Lodge. At Balangan and Padang Camp there is a small charge for the use of W-LAN.

If you don’t have a laptop with you there’s an internet café more or less next door in Seminyak, Padang, and Balangan. The Sanur Winter Camp offers internet at the reception only.

In Lembongan you relax without any electronic access to the outside world, but there is an internet cafe near te harbour in walking distance.



Can I drive myself?

During the day our cars are used for the guided surf tours. You can use them in the evenings or at the weekends – just check with us (an international driving licence is required).

Groups of at least 3 can also use the cars during the day (no charge, but please refuel). Be aware: Only in Seminyak, Canggu, Balangan, and the Sanur Wet Season Camp we have cars for anyone’s disposal.


Are the cars insured for KIMA?

In the case of self-drive, driver and passengers share the costs for any possible damages. 


Surfing & Weather

What kind of surfboards are there at KIMA?

Our surfboards are all made of high-quality epoxy or polyester resin. On the one hand this means the best possible performance on the water, but on the other hand, if they’re not handled properly, they’re easily damaged. Repairs have to be paid for by the user. So be careful with the boards. For 25 € (20€ Bukit Surf Lodge) you can “insure” your hired board for 1-3 weeks. In case you lose the board or parts of it you have to take over the costs despite the insurance.

Here’s a rough guide to repair costs (always depends on the extent and severity of the ding):

Small ding: approx. 20,000 Rp.

Medium-sized ding: approx. 40,000 Rp.

Large ding: max. 100,000 Rp.

Fin broken: 60,000 Rp.

Snap: 600,000 Rp. Or 60 EURO!


Do I need a wetsuit on Bali?

With water temperatures between 27 and 30°C you can easily leave your wetsuit at home.


When should I book the surf school?

For absolute beginners we recommend our 3-5-day Learn-To-Surf package. This way you save a lot of time and avoid making mistakes that are difficult to straighten out later on. 

If you can handle a take-off and manage to surf standing to the beach ahead of a roll,  you do not need to attend surf school and your best bet is our surf guiding and video coachingwhere you’ll learn lots simply by practice and the many tips and help our surf guides will give you.


Do I need my own equipment during the surf school?

Tuition at the surf school includes soft-top learning boards, but we do recommend you hire your own equipment from us. This way in the afternoons after your lessons, you can practise what you’ve learned from our surf guides, you’re flexible and can for instance miss out on the surf school for a day and just do a camp session (e.g. a daytrip on Sunday).


When does the surf school start?

The surf school can begin any time from Monday to Sunday. In between you can easily miss a day to practise with our surf guides. We normally book your surf school session for the first day after your arrival. But this can be arranged individually.


When does the guiding programme start?

You can take part in our guiding programme as soon as you’re here. Depending on when you arrive, straight from the plane to the line-up, unless you arrive on a Saturday or Sunday – that’s our surf guides’ day-off. But then once you have your equipment and after a briefing nothing stops you heading to our home break on your own or surfing somewhere else. 


Are the Bali waves ok for beginners?

The endless surf spots on Bali have the right wave for all levels. Kuta’s mile-long beach and some very soft reef breaks are ideal for beginners. If the swell is too big at the beach our surf guides always know the one or other spot with nice little breaks for our beginners. In The Bukit Surf Lodge (when booking the beginner package offered there) and in Padang Padang you should prepare yourself for longer driving times if you want to surf at beginner friendly spots.


What’s the weather like on Bali?

April to November is the dry season on Bali, with an air temperature of approx. 30°C and 2-3 days’ rain a month. 
November to April is the humid season on Bali. That means it rains more often than in the previous months, but mostly in the morning or evening, at sunrise or sunset. In between the sun always shines and everything’s budding and blooming. The rain seldom lasts longer than half an hour, but then it does pour down. 

It can rain at daytime sometimes, as the weather anywhere is always a bit of gamble. Sometimes it won’t rain the whole week long and then a few days in a row...who knows?


What’s the temperature like on Bali?

All year round the temperature is always around 30°C. At night during the European summer months it can cool down to as little as 24°C :-)


What’s the water temperature on Bali?

The water temperature on Bali is between 26°C (July/August) and 30°C (December/January). 
Leave your wetsuit at home :-)



What kind of food is there on Bali?

There is no end of variations. From tiny tasty Indonesian (mobile) street stands and mini-restaurants to Indian, Italian or even fondue, steak houses or fast food chains. In and around Kuta you can eat something different every day.


What’s the nightlife like in Kuta and Seminyak?

Depends what you want: you can either sip a quiet cocktail in Seminyak, or go dancing to house music or a live band in Kuta. A massive amount of clubs, bars and discos mean you can party all night long.


What kind of clothes should I take with me?

As a rule, during the day, you can go around in a bikini or board shorts and flip flops. In the evening when you go out to eat, a T-shirt, shirt and long trousers are a good idea, they also help against the mossies. 


Illness - Vaccinations

What vaccinations do I need?

We recommend a tetanus boost (1 jab in your rear end), hepatitis A (2-3 jabs, starting 6 weeks before your trip), typhoid (oral vaccination, 3 weeks before) and if you want to be on the safe side, a malaria prophylaxis, and rabies vaccination. Bali and Nusa Lembongan are classified as malaria-free!

However, there is some isolated cases of infection now and again. But the prophylaxis is hard stuff with its side effects on organs and mind.

If you act wisely (repellents, protective/covering clothing), you can keep the risk to a minimum. If you want to travel further you should find out what the situation is like on the islands of your choice. 


What’s medical care like on Bali?

What you need for your own personal use you should take with you; all kinds of antiseptic creams, lotions, band-aids etc. can be had very cheaply at the local pharmacy. Medical care in the tourist regions of Bali is good and up to western standards (hygiene, disinfection, educational standards of the medics, etc.). 



What insurance should I take out?

Everyone should have a travel health insurance. Apart from treatment expenses and drugs on location, this also covers return transport by an emergency service. This costs about 20 €. A must for everyone and mostly valid for a whole year!

Apart from a travel health insurance, you can also take out a casualty insurance (hospital daily benefits or even a pension in a worst case scenario) and a travel and baggage insurance.