For those in search of top quality surf lessons Bali look no further than Padang Padang, one of the island’s most famous surf spots. Situated on the beautiful Bukit Peninsula, which features Bali’s highest concentration of surfing location, Padang Padang is only a 25-minute drive from Denpasar Airport and only 3km to the north of Uluwatu temple.
Rapture surfcamp provides a friendly and comfortable setting including charming traditional Balinese architecture. We’re situated at the premier beach for surf lessons Bali (Padang Padang) and are within easy reach of other famous spots including Uluwatu, Bingin, Dreamland, Balangan and Impossibles.
In the surfing world, Bali is known for consistent waves and an incredible selection of breaks for all levels of surfers. Padang Padang Right is ideal for beginners and those developing their technique, while Uluwatu and Padang Padang Left (the “Balinese Pipeline) are suited to experienced surfers and professionals. All this in a breathtaking natural setting.
Our surf lessons Bali instructors are skilled, experienced and qualified according to Australian standards. They possess a deep knowledge of local conditions and surf spots and can help you find the best times and breaks for your skill level.
Surf lessons Bali covers:
Positioning — Where to place yourself on the board to paddle out — stomach flat with your feet at the tail, maintaining a board that is level with the water.
Paddling — Paddling should look like a forward crawl swim stroke, except with arms out to the sides. Cup your hands to propel yourself through the water.
Stance — Find out if your stance is “goofy foot” (right foot forward) or a natural (left foot forward). Then we’ll refine it.
Finding a wave — Then the real action begins. After paddling out, turn your board around so that you’re facing the shore, paddle forward together with the strength of the wave, timing your entry in order to catch it. Once you catch a wave, place your palms under your shoulders and push yourself up so that you’re standing with feet shoulder-length apart, slightly bent at the knees. Place your back foot across back end of the board and your front foot at 45 degrees. Hold your arms out at your sides for balance and steering.
Example surf lessons Bali schedule:
- Introduction to safety
- Beach awareness
- Surfing equipment
- Catching a wave
- Standing up
- Board control
- Stand up class
- Catching a wave towards the shore
- Stalling and accelerating
- “Popping up”
- Refining your stance
- Backhand and forehand techniques
- Surf awareness
- Developing your style
- Improving technique
- Linking turns
- Linking top and bottom turns
- Techniques for paddling out
- Getting through white water
- Going over “out of depth” waves
- Coming out the back
- Riding green/unbroken waves
- Angled takeoffs
- Sitting on your board
- Timing and selecting waves
- 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
Rapturecamps in gorgeous Padang Padang is located in Unggasan village in the South Kuta district on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula — the perfect place for surf lessons Bali. Take private as well as group lessons at any level, whether you’ve never surfed before or are an experienced shredder. We love surfing and we love Bali — let us share the best waves in the world with you.