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Surf Camp Padang is perfect for intermediate and advanced surfers who want to surf some of the best breaks in the world, and come back to enjoy the authentic surf vibe back at camp.
The quaint Surf Camp Padang on the Bukit Peninsula is run by PT Indonesia Surfaris. The location of the camp means you have the world famous left hand point/reef break of Padang Padang at your doorstep, as well as plenty more world-class waves that cater to every surfer & every skill level.
The camp itself consists of traditional Balinese bungalows, luxury mini-villas and a main house which has double and dorm rooms to cater for budget conscious travellers. In the main house you have a communal lounge & dining area where you can comfortably chill with the other guests and crew or play billiards. All the rooms and interior spaces are lovingly furnished and comfortable. If you want to soak up some sun after your morning surf at the camp you can hang in the outdoor area where you have a nice swimming pool, tropical garden with a few hammocks, and a yoga area. Surf Camp Padang has everything you need to have a great surf trip, great waves, amazing food, plenty of activities to partake in, comfortable accommodation and lots of space to chill at camp.
The island of Bali
Known as the Island of the Gods, Bali is definitely the most well-known of the Indonesian Islands, and for good reason. The surf in Bali was discovered in the 30’s, but it wasn’t until the 70’s that Bali became a premier surfing destination. When you arrive you’ll be inundated in amazing surf spots, just let the local crew give you some advice and you’re sure to score some epic waves.
Bali isn’t only this popular because of the great waves however. You have the nightlife. The nightlife in places like Kuta and the full moon beach parties are known around the globe. You also have the culture and history. The ancient Hindu & Buddhist Temples are stunning and well worth exploring. You also have spectacular food, as well as an amazing tropical jungle landscape once you get away from the cities. There really is nothing more that you’d want from an island surf trip.
Uluwatu is not only one of the best surf spots in Bali, but also offers an amazing beach, stunning clifftop walkways and a world-famous temple inhabited by monkeys. Uluwatu is about 20 minutes away from the camp and is well worth the trip. You can keep busy all the way from your morning surf session to late in the evening at the great local bars and restaurants.
This is a restaurant/bar/nightclub located on the cliffs above Uluwatu. It’s well known among the surfing community and is a great place to eat, chill and party later in the evenings. From the balcony you can enjoy a great meal in the afternoon while looking down on the surfers destroying the long left-hand point break below. Once the sun sets, and the surfers are out of the water, the dance floor starts to fill up with parties lasting well into the night.
Basic Double Room
On the upper floor of the bungalows in the camp you’ll find the double & twin rooms. The traditional building style with the grass roof keeps the building nice and cool on tropically warm days, plus there are additional fans to keep the air circulating to keep you comfortable.
Let the team know if you would like two single beds, or one double before arriving and they will get the necessary sleeping arrangements organised for your arrival. The guest staying in the traditional bungalows share a bathroom.
Deluxe Double Room
On the ground floor you have the Deluxe Double Room with air-conditioning and two single beds. For couples the single beds can be re-arranged to make one large king size bed. The Deluxe Double Rooms share a bathroom.
The Deluxe 4-Person Dorm Room is in a Balinese bungalow with grass roof which keeps the temperature down inside. There are 2 comfortable bunk beds, air-conditioning and mosquito nets.
The room is simply, yet comfortably furnished and even has its own private bathroom. This is the perfect option for solo-travellers or groups of friends looking for a budget friendly surf trip to Bali.
The private Bungalow is built in a traditional Balinese style which incorporates a grass roof that regulates the temperature inside. The rooms come with a huge, comfortable king size bed, mosquito nets and air conditioning.
The Bungalows also have a TV, DVD player, a safe to lock up your valuables and a private, open air bathroom. This option is perfect for couples and friends, who are looking for a little more privacy during their surf trip.
The Mini-Villa is lovingly designed & furnished combining modern, island & Balinese styles. Inside the villa you will be greeted by a king size bed, air-conditioning and a TV with DVD player.
You also have a private outdoor area with a shower, a private bathroom and a private veranda with places to chill after your surf sessions. This is the perfect option for those of you looking for a bit more luxury, private space and comfort.
The luxurious Surf Shack option comes with a large king size bed, a mosquito net, air-conditioning and a private bathroom with modern amenities. You also have plenty of space to chill inside and watch TV, or a DVD.
The Surf Shed is the 5-star option at Surf Camp Padang. You get a large king size bed, a mosquito net, air-conditioning and a huge private bathroom with modern amenities as well as a fold out couch, TV & DVD player. The surf shed also has a rooftop terrace where you can chill and enjoy the afternoon sun as well as a private terrace and garden area.
So that you experience more of what Bali has to offer the team can organise day trips with a private driver who can fill you in on plenty of interesting facts, local tips and show you the best sights on the way. For example, if the trip is to Ubud, the driver might make a stop at a Temple, or waterfall on the way that is off the beaten tourist path. You could also head to Kuta, roughly 60 minutes in the car, and check out the hustle and bustle of big city life. Here you can shop for anything and everything, eat at amazing 5-star restaurants or amazing street food vendors, and party like no other place in the world.
If you want to explore Bali on your own accord you can hire a car with driver, which the camp crew can organise for you. The team can also organise a car if you want to go to Kuta, or even just go to the supermarket or cash machine.
Otherwise you also have the option of renting a scooter or mountain bike to explore. There’s nothing quite like strapping a board to the side of your scooter and exploring the coast, stopping at any spot you like for a quick surf, then continuing until sunset. If you want to rent a scooter you need an international licence.
There are plenty of opportunities to experience Balinese culture. Whether you want to go to one of the many ancient Hindu or Buddhist temples to learn about the origins of the culture, visit the palaces to see how the royalty in Bali live, check out the rice fields or even take trips into the bigger cities to shop, eat & party. Each trip will highlight a different element of Balinese culture. From its origins in the temples, through its development, to what the culture has become today.
There are plenty of options and the team at Surf Camp Padang can give you plenty of advice regarding any trips you want to undertake. Ubud comes highly recommended as it combines history, nature and a city trip in one.
For those who like an action-packed trip, Surf Camp Padang has got plenty of options on top of the 12 Surf Guiding sessions a week. You can go Diving at one of the outer reefs surrounding the island. Kite Boarding or Stand Up Paddleboarding are also available. If you want to get out of the ocean you can go White-Water-Rafting through one of the inland rapids. If you want to stay out of the water altogether you can go mountain biking, hiking, rock-climbing, zip-lining or even hike up a volcano to watch the sunrise.
There are also regular yoga sessions available directly at the camp that are perfect to balance out all the time spent surfing.
Breakfast is included for all guests
Your daily breakfast at Surf Camp Padang is prepared by the local legend Sunny for the whole camp. You’ll wake up to a great mix of local and international cuisine as well as fresh tropical fruit and smoothies.
If you have any special requests or would like to order something special in advance just let the team know.
Dinner is included for all guests, Monday to Friday. The menu includes local and international specialties using the freshest local ingredients. There are vegetarian and vegan options also available. Usually all the camps guests eat together, so it’s always a nice communal atmosphere, and you get to meet the other guests properly, share a meal & a cold drink while swapping a few stories.
The camp also has a small onsite supermarket if you want to buy any snacks or cold drinks. On the weekends, you can check out the great restaurants, cafés and bars surrounding the camp.
Surf Guiding is included in the cost. The team make 2 trips per day to the best spots around Bali. The crew know the coast extremely well and will consult with you to find out what kind of waves you are looking for, then find the appropriate break.
With the included Surf Guiding you receive while staying at Surf Camp Padang you get to enjoy small groups, experienced guides and great surf. The team make two trips a day, 6 days a week. This means you can take 12 guided surf trips every week to optimise your surfing and explore a huge selection of surf spots.
The team meets at the communal dinner and talks about what sort of conditions are ideal for you. They then check the swell, tide and wind charts to find the perfect waves for you, and your skill level.
Once you get to the spot the next morning, the team will give you pointers about the best take of spots, the currents and the best channels to paddle out. The crew will paddle out with you and give you pointers on how to improve your surfing. The Surf Guiding runs from Tuesday to Sunday. The surf spots & Surf Guiding option are perfect for intermediate and advanced surfers, so if you have never surfed before or wanting a refresher course we recommend the Beginners Surf Course, which takes surfers to mellower beach breaks perfect for learning.
The learn to surf package offered by Surf Camp Padang is perfect preparation for the daily guided surf trips where you need to have paddling, duck-diving and standing up locked down. The course runs over 3 days. It’s an intensive course that will get you ready to surf smaller, mellow waves during the Surf Guiding with no problems.
The experienced and local coaches will run through the basics on the beach, and then its straight out into the warm water to catch some fun small waves, work on paddling and getting up.
Price for the 3-Day Beginners Surf Course: 129 € p. P.
The team at Surf Camp Padang have a huge quiver of surfboards to cater to every type of surfer, size, skill level and surf conditions.
The quiver includes high performance Shortboards that range from 6,0ft to 7,0ft, Mini-Mals that start 7,0ft, and fun shapes like retro fish & twin fins. You can purchase insurance for your rental board just in case you get a little close to the reef. The insurance covers everything from the small ding, to a snapped board. The only thing it doesn’t cover is if you lose your board, then you will have to replace it.
Of course, you can bring your favourite board from home. The team can also recommend plenty of surf shops in and around the Bukit Peninsula where you can get leashes, wax, tail pads, booties and boardshorts. Or even if you want to get a custom board made during your stay.
Rental Prices: Surfboard for 11€ per day, Insurance is 5.50€ per day.
Navigate via the tabs to find prices for the different accommodation options, as well as various optional extras. Here you will see an example:
1 Week incl. Surf Guiding, Breakfast & 5 x Dinner from 299 €:
Detailed prices under: Accommodation
Price per Person, per Week
|ACCOMMODATION||PRICE PER PERSON & NIGHT|
|Surf Shed (1-2 pers.)||120 €|
|Room in Villa (1-2 pers.)||110 €|
|Surf Shack (1-2 pers.)||94 €|
|Bungalow (1-2 pers.)||88 €|
|Deluxe 4-Bed Room||49 €|
|Basic Double Room||42 € (fan)|
|Deluxe Double Room||49 € (A/C)|
payable locally or in advance
|surf lesson including surf equipment and transfer||34 €|
|Surfboard Rental||11 €/Day|
|Surfboard Insurance||6 €/Day|
|Airport Drop-Off||18 € per trip*|
|* After booking, please send flight details directly to the camp manager specified in the invoice.|
Denpasar Airport (DPS)
We offer an extra service where we will find you the cheapest available flight, then contact you with the final offer. Flights to Denpasar are the best option when travelling to Surf Camp Padang. When the flights are booked and finalised we can organise an airport transfer to come and meet you at the airport, and take you to the Surf Camp.
For those of you who would rather find and book flights yourself, we recommend Skyscanner, this will give you a good overview of the available flights and where they depart from, and where they stop over. You can fly to Denpasar Airport (DPS) with Emirates, Qatar, Etihad and many more local & international airlines.
When you arrive in Denpasar you will be required to buy a 30-Day Visa, this will cost 25 USD, which you can pay in Euro, USD, IDR or Credit Card. Problems could arise if you have an Israeli Visa or stamp in your passport. Upon departure you need to pay a 150,000 IDR departure tax, which is a little under 10 €.
If you have any questions feel free to contact us.
The airport transfer is free for anyone staying 5 or more nights, both pick-up upon arrival & drop-off for departure. If you are making are staying less than 5 nights the transfer cost is 18 € per person, per trip. The crew can pick you up when you land, and drop of again when you depart. Contact the camp manager once your flights are booked. Their details are on the Pure Surf Camp invoice.
For any day trips you want to undertake, or trips to the airport or harbour, you can book a driver and car or van for the day. This is a great way to get some local info and explore the country in comfort. The team at Surf Camp Padang will gladly organise a car a driver for you whenever you need.