Experience some of the world’s best Surfing Bali on Bali’s beautiful Bukit Peninsula!
The tropical paradise of Bali is famous for being a top Surfing Destinations Bali, as well as a backpacker’s dream and first-class resort location. Surf conditions in Bali are great year round for all levels of surfers, from beginner to expert. The Bukit boasts a range of reef and sandy beach breaks, including world-famous spots like Padang Padang, Uluwatu, Bingin, Impossibles, Balangan, Dreamland, Green Bowl, Gunung Payung and Nusa Dua — all within easy reach of our 2 Bali surf camps. Our Bali Cliff location is just 150 metres behind the secluded Green Bowl surf spot!
About our home surf spot
Green Bowl, also sometimes referred to as “Green Ball”, “Green Balls” or “Greenbowls”, is sometimes considered one of Bali’s secret spots. It gets its name from the bowl-shaped ocean floor that can be seen during low tide, when the water reflects the green vegetation of the surrounding hills. Unspoiled by so much as a warung (small family-owned shop or café), it is situated roughly midpoint on the southern coastline of the Bukit Peninsula. As well as during the high, dry season, Green Bowl can be surfed for most of Bali’s offseason (rainy months). Small crowds, coupled with exciting, fast and hollow waves, make Bali Cliff surfcamp’s home wave an amazing hidden gem. Weekdays are sometimes even deserted, meaning you’ll have this great break all to yourself!
Surfcamp Bali features
- 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 School
- Guided Surf School for intermediate and advanced surfers
- Warm, crystal-clear water all year long
- Air-conditioned couples suites and shared dorm rooms
- Pool table
- Car and motorbike rental
- Guided Bali tours (Kintamani, Ubud, Tanelot, etc.)
- Daily Yoga included
- Surf theory 3 times a week
About our surfcamp
Like our Surf Resort Bali in Padang Padang, our Bali Cliff location offers packages ranging from a first-class, resort experience to an affordable backpacker trip — all in combination with a top-notch surfing holiday. Both our surfcamps in Bali are owned and run by surfers who love to teach Surf Knowledge 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 modern, high-end suites and dorms are located only 80 metres from Green Bowls, an amazing un-crowded Surfing Bali replete with the gorgeous white-sand beaches this Indonesian island is famous for.
For when you’re not Surfing Bali, our surfcamp incorporates stunning Balinese gardens and traditional, yet comfortable, Balinese lounges to relax in. Come surf Asia’s best, most consistent waves and chill out with us in Bali!
Green Bowl combines the waves that Bali is famous for with the small crowds (25 persons max) of a remote beach. The natural seclusion of the beach means that you won’t have to share this spot with a lot of other surfers.
We are located midway on the southern coast of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, behind the Ungasan hills. Take the Jl. Pura Batu Pageh road going south and then veer left towards the beach. At the end of the road you will reach a parking lot. Make your way down the path to the beach and down the many concrete steps until you arrive on Green Bowl beach, which is nestled amongst caves and surrounded by the steep, green hills.
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.