5 Best Surf Camps In Indonesia For Beginners

From the shoestring surfer paying just a few dollars per night, to the once in a ‘life-timer’ ready to blow their bank accounts on the ultimate surf trip, everyone can find surf camps in Indonesia to suit their budget.

While a lot of accommodations near good surf throughout Indonesia are often referred to as surf camps, in this guide we narrow the field down to surf camps that specifically cater to improving people’s ability to surf.

So if you’re a beginner surfer looking for a surf camp that will give you the greatest shot at working on your surfing, you’ll love this guide.

1. Surf Camp Lombok

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Founded in 2007, Surf Camp Lombok is seriously passionate about improving people’s ability to surf. Their highly qualified team helps and support you through a truly unique and potentially life-changing experience. The surf camp is in a small fishing village known as Gerupuk within a beautiful inlet. This large inlet is home to five different surf spots which provide some of the best opportunities to develop your surfing.

  • Surfing Level: Suitable for all levels.
  • Beachfront: Yes
  • Price Range: Mid-price range.
  • Food Included: Yes.
  • Restaurant On-site: Yes
  • Air-Conditioned Rooms: Private villas with air-conditioning available for an extra charge upon request.
  • Free Wifi: No, but they’re happy to help arrange a local sim at going rates.

Surf Camp Lombok uses a well-developed level 1-4 system to customise a course specific to your needs, maximising your progress during your stay. The camp accommodates sixteen, level 1-2 guests and eight, level 3-4 guests in dorm rooms, double rooms, or private houses. You also have the option to book a separate villa next door should you prefer more privacy.

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Located directly on the beach in Gerupuk and 5-10 minutes by boat to any of the five world-class surf spots, Surf Camp Lombok will provide you with the surfing adventure of a lifetime.

Guests love the detail of surf coaching, including the feedback given and on-land theory sessions to take your surfing to the next level and beyond. Knowledge passed on (in and out of the water) provides you with know-how otherwise gained from years of surfing.

Whether you’re looking to improve your surfing or are simply a beginner, this unique location and camp can provide you with a one-of-a-kind experience that will have you coming back for more!

Where to book: surfcampindonesia.com

 2. Rapture Surfcamps Bali Cliff (Greenbowl, Bali)

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  • Surfing Level: Suitable for all levels.
  • Availability: Open all year round.
  • Price Range: Affordable to luxurious price range.
  • Food Included: Free breakfast. Five dinners per week (Monday to Friday).
  • Air-Conditioned Rooms: Yes.
  • Restaurant On-site: Yes.
  • Free Wifi: Yes.

Rapture Surfcamps Bali Cliff location above the secluded Green Bowl surf spot offers packages ranging from a first-class experience to an affordable backpacker trip — all in combination with your dream surfing holiday.

Take your pick from five private rooms, two private penthouse suites, two twin rooms, or a trendy dorm that sleeps six.

Either way, Rapture Surfcamps Bali Cliff location truly provides you with all the facilities, space, and comfort you need plus more. Including but not limited to:

  • Surf theory multiple times a week.
  • Surf schools for beginners.
  • Surf guiding for intermediate and advanced surfers.
  • Private lessons for those who wish to compete at pro levels.
  • Qualified Australian Registered Surf Instructors and local instructors who know all breaks and secret spots by heart.
  • Along with rental boards in all shapes and sizes available for all to use so you don’t have to buy a board if you don’t have one.
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Green Bowl Beach offers seclusion that every surfer is looking for due to its limited access.

The beautiful white sand beach and super fun waves provide one of the best opportunities to dodge the crowds and develop your surfing from surfers whose passion is to teach and share surfing knowledge with people from all walks of life.

Guests also commonly comment that they love the lengths that this surf camp goes to ensure everyone has an amazing time. Hosting weekly BBQ, pizza, trivia, and beach bonfire nights to share a surf camp experience like no other.

Where to book: rapturecamps.com

3. Rapture Surfcamps Padang Padang

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  • Surfing Level: Suitable for all levels.
  • Availability: Open all year round.
  • Price Range: Affordable to luxurious price range.
  • Food Included: Free breakfast. Five dinners per week (Monday to Friday).
  • Air-Conditioned Rooms: Yes.
  • Restaurant On-site: Yes.
  • Free Wifi: Yes.

About: Rapture Surfcamp Padang Padang is one of a network of five surf camps in Bali, Portugal, Nicaragua and Costa Rica that provide epic surf vacations and surf schools for people from all over the world.

Whether you are a beginner looking for a surf school or a more experienced surfer wanting to discover new surf breaks, Rapture Surfcamp Padang Padang is there to help you get the very best from your surfing experience.

Their surf camp in Padang Padang accesses an incredible range of world-class surf breaks that cater to all abilities. While offering fantastic facilities and accommodation to fit almost any budget that is guaranteed to have you longing to extend your stay!

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Choose from shared or private rooms, consisting of a deluxe dorm, traditional Balinese bungalows, and luxurious private villas.

All rooms are located within the camp where you can hang out and enjoy daily yoga and the various facilities provided or get out and about and amongst the many treasures of one of Bali’s most popular areas, Padang Padang.

Rapture Surfcamps Qualified Australian Registered Surf Instructors and local instructors who know all breaks and secret spots by heart provide:

  • Surf schools for beginners.
  • Surf guiding for intermediate and advanced surfers.
  • Private lessons for those who wish to compete at pro levels.
  • Along with rental boards in all shapes and sizes are available for all to use so you don’t have to buy a board if you don’t have one.
  • And much more.

Where to book: rapturecamps.com

4. Kima Bali Surf Camp Canggu

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  • Surfing Level: Suitable for all levels.

  • Beachfront: No.

  • Price Range: Affordable-price range.

  • Food Included: Daily 3-course breakfast.

  • Restaurant On-site: Yes.

  • Air-Conditioned Rooms: Yes.

  • Free Wifi: Yes.

Kima Bali Surfcamp Canggu is located only 2-minutes from the beach in Canggu. Beginner, intermediate or advanced, Kima makes sure that you surf the best waves twice a day, seven days a week including video analysis and theory lessons.

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Their spacious facility also includes a fully equipped sports centre with various workout options, a 15m climbing wall, a diving pool as well as an in-house spa. Their Poke bowl, Juice bar and Restaurant will delight your taste buds. Whether healthy, Indonesian, Western, vegetarian or vegan – they got you!

Where to book: kimasurf.com

5. Kima Bali Surf Camp Seminyak

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  • Surfing Level: Suitable for all levels.
  • Beachfront: No.
  • Price Range: Affordable price range.
  • Food Included: Daily 3-course breakfast.
  • Restaurant On-site: Yes.
  • Air-Conditioned Rooms: Yes.
  • Free Wifi: Yes.

Kima Surf Camp Seminyak has been the perfect surf vacation for over 20 years! Surf the best waves twice a day, seven days a week, including video analysis and theory lessons.

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Experience a genuine Bali feeling with natural stone pools surrounded by a tropical garden where you can chill out with a cocktail or practice your duck dive.

End the day in a relaxed way with their weekly BBQ and a sunset beer in one of the nearby beach clubs in the hustle and bustle of Bali’s famous Seminyak area.

Where to book: kimasurf.com

So there you have it folks, 5 surf camps in Indonesia in detail.

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