Best Surfing Camps Bali: A Surfer’s Guide 2024

written by local expert Tom Rogers

Tom is the co-founder of Adventure in You and has been traveling the world for the last 9 years, living in 5 different continents. His advice on travel gear, adventure travel, and business have been featured in Foundr, Business Insider, CNN and more.

Looking for the best surfing camps in Bali?

After spending years on and off living in Bali and surfing my little heart out, I’ve put together this in-depth guide on the best surfing camps on the island.

Bali, also known as the Island of the Gods, is a dream destination for surfers from all around the world. With its warm tropical climate, crystal-clear waters, and consistent waves, Bali is a true paradise for those looking to ride the swells. 

Indonesia, Bali in specific is home to some of the world’s most famous surf breaks, such as Uluwatu, Canggu, and Padang Padang, catering to both beginners and seasoned surfers. 

During my time living in Bali, I absolutely fell in love with its vibrant surf culture and welcoming atmosphere, which is why I’ve decided to compile a list of the best surf camps in Bali for you.

A surf camp in Bali typically offers a complete package, including accommodation, surf lessons, equipment rentals, and even yoga sessions. 

These camps are designed to provide a supportive and immersive environment for you to hone your surfing skills while meeting like-minded travelers. 

The friendly and experienced instructors will guide you through every step of the way, ensuring that you have the best possible experience both in and out of the water. 

So, whether you’re looking to catch your first wave or improve your existing skills, our list of the best surfing camps in Bali is the perfect starting point for your next surf adventure. 

Get ready to soak up the sun, embrace the laid-back lifestyle, and ride some unforgettable waves in this tropical paradise!

Looking for Yoga in Bali Retreats? Check out our full guide

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Best Surf Camps in Bali Overview

Surf CampLocationLengthBook
Bali Yoga RetreatNusa Lembongan, Bali, Indonesia7 DaysView Prices
Amazing Surf Camp and Yoga Retreat BaliCanggu, Bali, Indonesia3 DaysView Prices
Pelan Pelan Bali RetreatCanggu, Bali, Indonesia15 DaysView Prices
Mondo Lifestyle ResortCanggu, Bali, Indonesia8 DaysView Prices
Fantastic Surf CampKuta, Bali, Indonesia7 DaysView Prices
GREEN WAVE SURF Guiding CampMedewi, Bali, Indonesia8 DaysView Prices
“Learn to Surf” CampGili Trawangan, Indonesia5 DaysView Prices

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Best Surfing Camps in Bali

1. 7 Day Surf and Yoga Retreat

  • Location: Nusa Lembongan, Bali, Indonesia
  • Length: 7 Days
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with this 7-day surf and yoga retreat in Nusa Lembongan, Bali. 

Immerse yourself in the tranquil tropical paradise, just a few steps away from the beach, as you enhance your surfing and yoga skills. 

Why We Recommend this Surf Camp:

This 7 day surf camp offers a well-rounded experience, combining 6 yoga and meditation classes, 3 surf lessons with highly experienced instructors, and a rejuvenating massage treatment. 

It also includes a snorkeling trip where you’ll have the chance to swim with majestic manta rays. Having personally explored and spent a lot of time in the Nusa Islands, I can say that swimming with mantas is an experience you won’t forget!

Your package comes with round-trip tickets to Lembongan, 6 nights of accommodation, and daily healthy breakfasts with vegetarian and vegan options.

Accommodation options include the Isla Indah Retreat, located in the heart of Lembongan Island, and the Santika Guest House.

Both accommodations are within walking distance of the beach and other activity centers. The Isla Indah Retreat features garden bungalows with western standard amenities, while the Santika Guest House provides clean and comfortable rooms with double beds.

Note: If 7 days are too long, they also have a 4-day version of this surfing camp with similar offerings.

What to Expect:

During your 7-day surf and yoga retreat, you’ll enjoy daily yoga and meditation classes, surf lessons with professional instructors, and ample opportunities to relax and explore the island. 

The retreat ensures a personalized experience with small group sizes, allowing you to connect with other travelers and receive individual attention.

Surf Camp Inclusions:

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 yoga and meditation classes
  • 3 surf lessons
  • 1 Balinese massage treatment
  • 1 snorkeling trip with manta rays
  • Round-trip transfer to Lembongan
  • Daily healthy breakfast (vegetarian and vegan options)
  • Eco-friendly souvenir bottle
  • Unlimited spring water
  • Superior quality yoga equipment
  • Super-fast email response, support, and organization
7 Day Surf and Yoga Retreat

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2. 3 Day Surf and Stay Yoga with Mojo Surf Camp

  • Location: Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
  • Length: 3 Days
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Join this exciting 3-day surf camp and yoga retreat in Bali, Indonesia, and immerse yourself in the surf yoga culture of Canggu. Stay at the Mojosurf Camp and spend your days surfing, working out, and enjoying delicious food. This retreat can start on any day and can be used as a base before or after experiencing other surf adventures.

Why We Recommend this Surf Camp:

This surf camp is ideal for beginners and intermediate surfers who want to learn or improve their surfing skills in a fun and safe environment. 

You’ll benefit from daily surf lessons with fully qualified instructors and surfboard and gear hire. The camp also includes daily yoga lessons, 2 dinners with a free beer, 2 nights of lodging, and breakfast.

Mojosurf’s local instructors will introduce you to some of the best surf spots for your skill level, from friendly beach breaks to exciting reef breaks. 

They’ll also help you understand the surf conditions, local cultures, customs, and other essential information about Bali which for me is priceless!

What to Expect:

During your 3-day surf camp, you’ll enjoy daily surf lessons, yoga classes, and the opportunity to explore the vibrant surf culture of Canggu. 

Make new friends and create lifelong memories as you immerse yourself in the unique local culture while surfing, eating amazing food, and socializing at funky night surf venues.

Please note that you need to be able to swim to participate in surfing. If you wear contact lenses, you can wear them in the water but make sure to bring spares.

Surf Camp Inclusions:

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 1 surf lesson per day (2 days with instruction)
  • 1 yoga lesson per day (2 days with instruction)
  • All equipment
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners with a free beer
3 Day Surf and Stay Yoga with Mojo Surf Camp

3. Pelan Pelan Bali Retreat: 15 Day Surf and Yoga Holiday

  • Location: Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
  • Length: 15 Days
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Escape the stress of everyday life and immerse yourself in the tropical paradise of Pelan Pelan Bali Retreat. This surf and yoga retreat is surrounded by rice fields, beautiful beaches, and Hindu temples, offering the perfect holiday destination to relax, practice yoga, and surf.

Why We Recommend this Surf Camp:

This 15-day surf and yoga holiday includes six massage sessions, weekday surf lessons or guiding, 8 yoga classes (including 2 meditation sessions), daily breakfast, weekday homemade lunches, and a half-day trip around Bali. 

You’ll also enjoy 14 nights of accommodation, free airport pickup, and free use of a scooter during your stay.

At Pelan Pelan Bali Retreat, you’ll stay in authentic Indonesian villas surrounded by a stunning Balinese garden on the river. The retreat offers a variety of room options to suit your budget, from shared rooms to luxurious suites with private gardens and semi-outdoor bathrooms.

What to Expect:

During your retreat, you’ll experience professional surf lessons tailored to your skill level and personal needs. The experienced local instructors will ensure you catch the best waves in the Canggu area. 

In addition, you’ll participate in yoga and meditation classes in a beautiful yoga sala by the river.

Take advantage of the peaceful surroundings, relax by the outdoor pool, or enjoy a massage in the outdoor massage room. Meet like-minded travelers from around the world and make unforgettable memories during your 15-day surf and yoga holiday in Bali.

Surf Camp Inclusions:

  • 14 nights of accommodation
  • Daily healthy breakfast
  • Homemade Indonesian lunches (Monday to Friday)
  • Free coffee, tea, and water
  • Airport pick-up
  • Surfboard
  • 10 surf lessons or guiding (Monday to Friday)
  • 8 yoga sessions, of which 2 are meditation
  • 6 massage sessions
  • A half-day trip around Bali
  • Free use of a scooter
Pelan Pelan Bali Retreat 15 Day Surf and Yoga Holiday

4. Mondo Lifestyle Resort: 8 Day Bestseller Yoga and Surf Holiday

  • Location: Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
  • Length: 8 Days
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Mondo Lifestyle Resort’s 8-day yoga and surf holiday in Canggu, Bali is perfect for those with little to no surfing experience or intermediate surfers looking to improve their skills. 

Mondo Resorts’ surf coaches will select wave locations appropriate for your skill level, ensuring you progress to the next level during your stay.

Why We Recommend this Surf Camp:

This 8-day surf and yoga retreat includes 2 yoga sessions per day (morning and afternoon), daily surf lessons for all levels (except Sundays), surf video analysis for skill improvement (guaranteed for 7-night packages), 7 delicious breakfasts, and 7 nights of accommodation. 

You’ll also enjoy free airport pick-up and drop-off, free use of a motorbike/scooter, and complimentary Bali coffee, tea, and water refill at Mondo Village.

During your retreat, you’ll stay at Mondo Surf & Lifestyle Village, a unique surf and yoga resort nestled between the beach and rice fields of Canggu. The resort offers a range of comfortable accommodations, from budget-friendly shared rooms to luxurious private bungalows with balconies overlooking the garden and pool.

What to Expect:

At this surf and yoga retreat, you can expect personalized surf coaching tailored to your skill level and goals, daily yoga sessions to complement your surfing, and a supportive and fun environment to help you progress. 

Enjoy a variety of amenities and services at the resort, including a swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, and daily fruit baskets in the breakfast area.

Surf Camp Inclusions:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 healthy breakfasts
  • Surf lessons every day (except Sundays) for all levels – Surf Safari
  • Surf video analysis to improve your surfing skills
  • Free once or twice daily yoga sessions morning or afternoon
  • Free use of motorbike/scooter
  • Free airport transfers
  • Free daily fruit basket in the breakfast area
  • Free Bali coffee, tea, and water refill at Mondo Village
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Everyday cleaning
  • Swimming pool
  • Mini-fridge available inside the room
  • Safety box inside the room
  • Air-conditioned in all rooms
Mondo Lifestyle Resort 8 Day Bestseller Yoga and Surf Holiday

5. 7 Day Fantastic Surf Camp in Kuta

  • Location: Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
  • Length: 7 Days
  • Skill Level: Beginners

The 7-day Fantastic Surf Camp in Kuta is designed for beginner surfers with no experience or intermediate surfers who want to develop their skills. 

Stoked Surf Bali provides daily surf lessons tailored to your ability and experience, ensuring that you make progress during your stay.

Why We Recommend this Surf Camp:

This 7-day surf camp includes daily surf lessons with experienced instructors, equipment during surf lessons, transfers to and from the airport and local areas, 6 nights of accommodation close to Kuta Beach, and breakfasts. 

The two and a half hour daily surf lessons are programmed according to your ability and experience, ensuring that you have plenty of time to practice and improve which is perfect for beginner surfers.

During your surf holiday, you will stay in accommodation close to Kuta Beach, which allows for easy access to the surf and local attractions. The surf camp’s main focus is to make learning fun, and they aim to have you surfing in no time.

What to Expect:

At this surf camp, you can expect daily surf lessons tailored to your skill level and goals, allowing you to see your progress and have plenty of time to practice. 

The experienced surf instructors will ensure that you have a fun and enjoyable experience as you develop your surf skills.

Surf Camp Inclusions:

  • Two and a half hours per surf lesson
  • 7 days surf lessons
  • 6 breakfasts
  • Hotel pick up or drop off from local areas (Tuban, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Jimbaran, Umalas)
  • Transfers to or from Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport (DPS)
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
7 Day Fantastic Surf Camp in Kuta

6. 8 Days GREEN WAVE SURF Guiding Camp in Medewi

  • Location: Medewi, Bali, Indonesia
  • Length: 8 Days
  • Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced

The 8-day GREEN WAVE SURF Guiding Camp in Medewi is designed for intermediate and advanced surfers who want to improve their surfing skills and technique. 

With experienced and English-speaking surf guides, you’ll be taken to the best spots around Medewi and coached to catch more waves while fine-tuning your surf abilities. 

I can speak from experience, the surfing in Medewi is unreal and is perfect for those who want to level up their surfing skills.

Why We Recommend this Surf Camp:

This surf camp is perfect for surfers looking to take their skills to the next level. Daily surf sessions in small groups with experienced surf guides will ensure you have personalized attention and progress at your own pace. 

The camp includes weekly video coaching with analysis, all surf photos free for you, 7 nights accommodation, daily breakfast, and much more.

Situated in Medewi on Bali’s west coast, the surf camp is nestled within lush rice fields and tropical garden, offering both basic Balinese bungalows and deluxe villas. 

The camp’s design focuses on providing a relaxed, homey atmosphere for surfers, and all rooms have their own private bathroom.

What to Expect:

During this surf camp, you can expect daily surf sessions in small groups, spot introductions, duck dive sessions in the pool, and weekly video coaching with analysis. 

The experienced local surf guides will bring you to the best surf spots to ensure you spend the maximum of your time surfing and improving your skills.

Surf Camp Inclusions:

  • Daily surf sessions in small groups
  • Tips and tricks on how to improve your surfing during sessions
  • Spot introduction (wave conditions, what kind of break, current, wind)
  • Duck dive sessions in pool
  • Weekly video coaching with analysis
  • Daily surf spot shuttle
  • Return airport / Kuta transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Free BBQ at the beach every Saturday
  • Welcome drink
  • Free water bottle and unlimited refills
  • Free Wi-Fi internet
  • Swimming pool
  • Towel service
  • Photo session
8 Days GREEN WAVE SURF Guiding Camp in Medewi

7. 5 Day Semi-Private “Learn to Surf” Camp

  • Location: Gili T
  • Length: 5 Days
  • Skill Level: Beginner

Kubu Surf School has been teaching beginner surfers since 2007 and offers a refined learn-to-surf program through its 5-day semi-private “Learn to Surf” camp. 

The multi-day beginner progressive surfing lessons teach paddling, standing up, dropping into waves, and riding across them. You can expect to stand up and ride your first wave on the first day, with the goal of teaching all the skills necessary to surf forever!

Why We Recommend this Surf Camp:

This surf camp from Kubu Surf School is perfect for beginners looking to learn and improve their surfing skills in a supportive and fun environment. The experienced instructors at Kubu Surf School are dedicated to helping you progress and enjoy your time in the water. 

The camp also includes a daily breakfast, a traditional Balinese massage, a photography GoPro session, and more. The Gili islands are also the perfect place to learn for beginners because the surf lineup is rarely crowded!

You will be staying at a private bungalow at Rumah Canaria Bungalows, a peaceful location surrounded by coconut trees and white sand. The traditional bamboo bungalows offer a comfortable and classic atmosphere, with outdoor showers and toilets, and are only a five-minute walk to the beach.

What to Expect:

During the 5-day surf camp, you will receive daily surf lessons, along with other activities such as diving, snorkeling, paddleboarding, yoga, and more. The camp also includes a traditional Balinese massage, live music on Fridays and Saturdays, and a visit to a traditional night market.

Surf Camp Inclusions:

  • 4 surf lessons
  • Surfboard, booties, and wetsuit
  • Free bike
  • Free coffee, tea, and drinking water
  • Daily breakfast
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in a private room
  • 1 session snorkeling with sea turtles, including mask and tube
  • Freshwater
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sunscreen
5 Day Semi-Private Learn to Surf Camp

Surfing in Bali

Surfing in Bali has a rich history that dates back to the 1930s when American and Australian surfers first began to explore the island’s incredible waves. 

Since then, Bali has grown into one of the world’s premier surf destinations, attracting surfers from all corners of the globe. With its warm waters, consistent swells, and diverse breaks, Bali offers something for everyone, from beginners to seasoned pros. 

Some of the most popular surf spots in Bali include Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Bingin, Impossibles, Canggu, Keramas, and Medewi. Lombok is also a popular place to go surfing.

These breaks offer a variety of wave types, such as fast and powerful reef breaks, mellow beach breaks, and long point breaks. 

Uluwatu is a personal favorite of ours as we lived there for almost five months last year.

When you’re not surfing, you can also spend your time visiting the many beaches in Uluwatu like Melasti Beach, Pandawa Beach, Balangan Beach, and more.

If you want to read our full guide on the best surf spots in Bali, check out our article.

The best seasons for surfing in Bali depend on the location and type of waves you’re looking for.

The dry season, which runs from April to September, offers more consistent swells and favorable wind conditions, making it the best time for experienced surfers to tackle the island’s famous breaks on the western coast. 

During the wet season, from October to March, the eastern coast offers more manageable waves, ideal for beginners and intermediate surfers. 

No matter the season, Bali’s diverse surf spots ensure that there’s always a wave to ride for surf enthusiasts.

In conclusion, Bali offers a plethora of surf camps catering to a wide range of skill levels, preferences, and budgets. 

From beginner-focused lessons to advanced surf guiding, these camps provide tailored experiences designed to help surfers of all backgrounds improve their skills and make the most of Bali’s world-class waves. 

Many surfing camps also include additional activities such as yoga, snorkeling, and cultural excursions, ensuring a well-rounded and unforgettable experience. 

With its warm waters, consistent swells, and diverse breaks, Bali truly is a surfer’s paradise. 

No matter your surfing goals, you’re sure to find a surf camp in Bali that aligns with your needs and helps you create lasting memories in this beautiful and vibrant island destination.

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