The Balicamp

Indonesia: Bali

Beautiful surf camp in Balinese surf villa for only 16 people max. - arguably the best guiding of the island

LowPressure Stormrider Surf Guide says

Bali is “The island of 1000 temples” which the locals believe is blessed by the gods. The gods certainly have blessed the local surfers, because they live in a perfect, tropical surf paradise. Although 40 years of booming tourism development has drastically transformed the landscape and the line-ups, Bali remains an essential surfing experience. There is no denying the quality and quantity of its surf, when SW swells wrap consistent lines around the Bukit Peninsula into straight offshore winds, creating a list of world-class lefts, including Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Bingin and Kuta Reef. Add to these the quality beachbreaks of Kuta and Legian, plus the east side rights of Nusa Dua, Sanur and Keramas or Shipwrecks and Lacerations on Nusa Lembongan, then it becomes obvious that Bali has one of the highest concentration of quality waves on the planet. It’s geographical position mid-chain with the plunging depths of the Java Trench just offshore plus the island like symmetry of the Bukit peninsula poking into the regular SW swell train, offering offshore flexibility during the predictable trade wind seasons are just two of the defining factors that make Bali’s surf so good. There’s a huge variety of wave types from sublime, coral-floored caverns to supine, sand bottomed beachies that seem to bring the best out of surfers from complete beginners to budding pros. This microcosm of perfection has bred a couple of generations of supremely talented local surfers, who surf with a grace and ease that sits beautifully alongside the poise and unhurried approach to life that the general Balinese population exudes.

Find more general info about when to go and statistics on the Low Pressure’s Stormrider Guide:

 

Condition descriptions provided by the Operator

Indonesia and especially Bali is known as one of the best surf destinations in the world. Groundswells, coming far from the southern ocean, ensure consistent conditions the whole year round. 17.500 islands, hundred miles of coastline, uncountable surf spots from beach break, point break or reef break to secret spot, slow and long, short and fast, hollow and powerful, left and right waves – welcome to Surfer’s paradise. Blessed with two coastlines, Bali offers perfect conditions for all surf levels.

Average swell size (wave height) in feet throughout the year.

 JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember
8 +            
6 - 7 ft            
5 - 6 ft            
4 - 5 ft            

The months from October to May are characterized by smaller swells, offering perfect conditions for surf beginners. From May to October the bigger, more powerful swells are best suited for advanced Surfers. Please note that the crowd factor can be high during that period.

 

We recommend

  • General recommendations for SAMA SAMA Guided Surf Boat Trips
  • December to March: Best time for trips to the Pacific Ocean (Northern Maluku)
  • February to May and October to November: Best time for trips to the East and West of Bali (less people, friendly medium-sized waves for all surf levels, especially beginners)
  • June to September: Best time for advanced Surfers (consistently powerful waves)

Bali is also Surfers' shopping paradise. Explore the countless surf shops which offer surf boards, board shorts, rash shirts, booties, wax or leashes of any brand for an affordable price.

PP/Night from US$ 69