Surf Lessons

On the lookout for surf lessons Bali? There’s no better place than Padang Padang on the peaceful and scenic Bukit Peninsula. Only 25 minutes by car from Denpasar Airport and just 3km north of Uluwatu temple, our surf resort bali offers an ideal mix of friendliness and comfort in a rustic Balinese setting. And we’re located at the best beach for surf lessons Bali — Padang Padang. We’re also close by other renowned surf spots like Balangan, Bingin, Dreamland, Impossibles and Uluwatu.

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Bali is famous throughout the world for consistent surfing and a wide variety of breaks that suit all skill levels, from Padang Padang (beginner and up) to Uluwatu (experienced surfers and pros). You can’t surf in a nicer or more beautiful place anywhere in the world.

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All surf lessons are taught by experienced, skilled and qualified instructors with Australian licences for surfing standards. In addition to surf lessons, our instructors have a wealth of knowledge to share about the best times, surf spots and conditions to take advantage of.

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What beginners can expect from surf lessons Bali:

Position — How to position yourself on the board for paddling out into the surf; with your stomach flat against the board and your feet at the tail, keeping your board level with the water.

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Paddling — A good board paddle resembles a forward crawl in swimming, only with arms out to your sides rather than over your shoulders. Keep your hands cupped in order to help move yourself through the water with increased power.

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Stance — We’ll help you determine if you’re “goofy foot” (right foot forward) or natural (left foot forward), and help you improve your stance for optimal surfing.

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Finding a wave — This is where it starts to get really fun. After you’ve paddled out you’ll turn around and face the beach, then paddle forward with the force of the wave, and timing your entry so you catch it. When you catch a wave, push yourself up into a standing position with palms down and under your shoulders. Your feet should be shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent. Keep your back foot across back edge of the board and your front foot at a 45-degree angle. Place your arms out to your sides in order to help you balance and steer.

A typical surf lessons Bali schedule:

Lesson 1
*Safety intro
*Beach awareness
*Explanation of surfing equipment
*Catching a wave
*Standing up
*Controlling your board

Lesson 2
*Standing up class
*Catching your wave towards shore
*Stalling and accelerating
*“Popping up”
*Refining your stance

Lesson 3
*How to turn
*Backhand and forehand techniques
*Surf awareness
*Developing your style

Lesson 4
*Improving your technique
*Linking your turns

Lesson 5
*Linking top and bottom turns
*Paddling out techniques
*Getting through white water
*Going over “out of depth” waves
*Coming out the back of waves

Lesson 6
*Riding green/unbroken waves
*Making angled takeoffs
*Sitting on your board
*Timing and selecting waves

Lesson 7
*Making back and forehand turns on the face of the wave
*Using rip currents
*Surfing with hardboards
*Refining timing and wave selection
*Positioning yourself in the lineup

Our surf resort in beautiful Padang Padang, Unggasan village in South Kuta district on the Bukit Peninsula is perfect for surf lessons Bali. We provide private and group surf lessons for all levels of surfer — from absolute beginners to experienced shredders. Our certified instructors are anxious to share their deep knowledge and enthusiasm about surfing in general and the specifics of Bali’s numerous surf spots. Come experience some of the best waves in the world in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. And you won’t believe our camp until you see it! Start your adventure and join our Surf School Bali this year!