Come surf with us on the beautiful Southeast Asian island of Bali. This tropical paradise is known among surfers as one of the planet’s top surfing destinations and as a first class holiday destination among world travellers. Bali offers ideal surf conditions for beginner and advanced surfers, all year round. Catch a variety of waves at reef and sandy beach breaks at highly regarded spots such as Padang Padang, Uluwatu, Bingin, Impossibles, Balangan and Dreamland – all of which are within easy reach of Surfcamp Bali.
• Open year-round
• Perfect surf conditions on both east and west coasts due to ideal offshore winds
• Qualified Australian Registered Surf instructors
• Surf lessons for beginners
• Surfboard rental available in all shapes and sizes of board
• Professional level surf coaching
• Guided surfing for intermediate and advanced level surfers
• Warm, crystal-clear water all year long
• Lodging in traditional Balinese grass roof private bungalows and villas
• Air-conditioned couples bungalows and villas
• Pool table
• Car and motorbike rental
• Guided Bali tours (Kintamani, Ubud, Tanelot, etc.)
Our surf resort in Padang Padang offers the true rustic Bali beach vacation experience combined with a top quality surfing holiday. Surfcamp Bali is owned and run by surfers who love to teach surfing to people from all walks of life. We also provide guided surfing as well as tours around the fascinating island of Bali for when you fancy a day away from the beach. Our traditional Balinese grass bungalows, lodge, surf shacks and well-appointed villas are located only 5 minutes from the best surf breaks Bali has to offer and of course the gorgeous white sand beaches this Indonesian island is famous for.
For when you’re not surfing, our surfcamp incorporates stunning Balinese gardens, traditional – yet comfortable – grass hut accommodation and pleasant Balinese lounges to relax in. Come surf Asia’s most consistent and best waves and then unwind in a cosy hammock while absorbing the incomparable atmosphere that only exists in wonderful Bali.
30-day tourist visas are available to visitors from most countries upon arrival in Bali for only $25 USD. A 60-day tourist visa can also be applied for at the Indonesian embassy in your home country. The 60-day visa is necessary for citizens of countries not eligible for obtaining visas upon arrival as well as those who wish to stay in Bali for more than 30 days.
To stay at Rapture Camp in Bali you are required to have valid travel insurance. Adequate insurance is considered absolutely necessary when visiting Bali or any other part of Indonesia.
Surfboards and equipment
Tourists are permitted to bring 3 surfboards into Bali for personal use. Any boards beyond the allotted three will be counted as imports by the Indonesian government and subject to a customs duty of around $100 US dollars per board, though this fee is often negotiable.
You are welcome to bring your own surfboard or you can rent one from the camp. We have a variety of boards in different shapes and sizes, suitable for all levels, available for your use. Since the waters in Bali are warm and comfortable throughout the year, no wetsuits are necessary.
The island of Bali is considered malaria-safe. If you plan to venture to other parts of Indonesia be advised to take precautions, since all other Indonesian islands have a higher risk for malaria. Staying on boats offshore (for liveaboards, diving excursions, etc.) is also considered safe.
Currency and credit/debit cards
The currency of Bali and Indonesia is the Rupiah. The exchange rate with the euro varies from day to day but at the time of writing 1 euro = 12,300 Rupiah. It is best to arrive in Bali with a valid international debit card such as a Maestro (EC) or a widely accepted credit card. It is advisable to check with your bank as to whether your card will work in Bali. If you bring cash, make sure it is in a major currency such as US Dollars, British Pounds or Euros. The cheapest option is to exchange cash, but the use of ATMs and cash machines is of course the more secure method. There are ATMs at the airport and at major hotels as well as cash machines located throughout the island.