Looking for an adventure in paradise? Then come and join us for an unforgettable surf trip to Indonesia! Designed by local surfers, our fully-organised, two-week surf trip to Bali and her sister island Nusa Lembongan offers the perfect balance between surfing & sunbathing, adventure & culture and relaxing & discovering the island’s wild side. Live in three luxurious accommodations only a stone’s throw away from some of the Indonesia’s best waves!
Our surfing holidays provide the perfect introduction to these amazing islands and our expert surf guides are some of the most friendly and experienced surf coaches on the islands. Learn to surf or improve your surfing in warm tropical waters with our team of local guides and surf instructors. We keep the group numbers small with a maximum of ten people per trip to ensure you’re in the company of like-minded travellers, receive top quality, personal surf coaching and can truly make the most of your surf holiday adventures in paradise!
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Welcome to Bali! The ‘Island of the Gods’ is renowned for its unique natural sites, beautiful, white beaches, turquoise waters and countless waves to make every surfer’s heart beat faster. And there’s more, a certain authentic sensation, an atmosphere difficult to describe but experienced alike by all visitors and surfers from around the world. During our fully-organised surf trip, you’ll discover for yourself how two unforgettable weeks in Bali make one surfing holiday adventure of a lifetime!
The conditions in the water are great for first time surfers as well as for those looking to improve their existing surf skills and, of course, Indonesia is famous for its high performance waves. With our qualified team of international surf instructors, you can be sure to be in good hands, be surfing the best waves suited to your ability everyday and having the time of your life.
Enjoy daily surfing, live in three luxurious accommodations, right by the beach, feed monkeys on excursions exploring the islands, meet the locals for the best tips on authentic foods, party at an infamous full or new moon party, island-hop on a speed boat, build a selection of videos and photos of your surfing with our surf photographers and be looked after by our amazing surf tour guides every step of the way!
And there’s more: Join us for a thrilling white water rafting excursion, a two-day snorkeling adventure, an exciting dive with manta rays, a fantastic tour around the cultural sights of both Bali & Nusa Lembongan and many other great opportunities to discover the true Indonesia. We guarantee, you’ll make memories and friends for life and surf the most beautiful waves you’ve ever seen!
You’ll be spending your first week in the award-winning Echoland. The charming boutique hotel is situated among the rice paddies, only a two-minutes stroll from the world-famous Echo Beach. The spacious roof top terrace overlooking the sea provides a perfect vantage point to check the surf, enjoy a delicious breakfast or to simply chill out with other guests between surf sessions. The terrace can also be used for yoga sessions, massages and group surf theory lessons. Each room is kept immaculately clean by the friendly staff and comes with an A/C, a flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi and hot water. Eight great surf spots, numerous eateries and one of Bali’s hottest bars all within easy walking distance makes Echoland the ideal place to start your Indonesian adventure with Star Surf Camps.
Leaving Bali behind for five fantastic nights in Nusa Lembongan.
Located right on the beautiful, white Jungut Batu beach in Nusa Lembongan, the Pemedal Beach Bungalows have everything you could possibly wish for in Nusa Lembongan! Your spacious, air-conditioned room comes with an ensuite bathroom and free Wi-Fi, and the resort’s on-site bar, restaurant and infinity swimming pool make your time between surf sessions relaxing and fun. After a long and sunny day in the water, unwind on the sun terrace and enjoy a Happy Hour cocktail while watching the sun go down on two of Bali’s most picturesque surf spots.
Returning from Nusa Lembongan, you’ll be spending your last day and night in the stylish Wida Hotel right in the heart of Bali’s centre, Jalan Malasi Kuta. Spend your day relaxing in the hotel’s day beds and sun loungers around the large pool area or wonder around the famous shopping courts of Bali’s most popular area to get a souvenir or two. And with the popular night markets in Kuta, numerous bars and night clubs just a stone’s throw away, you’ll get to celebrate your last night in Indonesia in style!
Star Surf is renowned for its fun, professional and enthusiastic approach to teaching surfing which gets you up on that board in no time and help you improve your surfing skills!
Our international team of professional instructors doesn’t simply watch you from the beach, but gets in the water with you to help you catch the best waves. All our surf instructors are experienced, fully licensed and qualified and also have a lifeguard qualification.
In Bali and Nusa Lembongan, you are picked up from each accommodation and taken to the best surf spot of the day for your surf lessons. To ensure you’ll get to surf the best waves suited to your ability level, we usually divide our group and, with multiple surf spots around each of our accommodations, our local guides and instructors find great waves for your every day!
All surf equipment rental for our Bali surf trip is included. If you want to bring your own board, simply let us know in advance so we can arrange a bigger car for airport transfers.
Our surf trip to Bali and Nusa Lembongan has been designed by local surfers who have lived on the islands and surfed Indonesian waves for years. Benefitting from their expertise, local knowledge and surf guidance, expect an unforgettable surf trip with the most exciting surf locations of both islands, unique and authentic places to eat, great people to meet and fantastic places to see!
Let the adventure begin! Today, you’ll arrive in Bali, where you are picked up at the airport and transferred to Echoland in Canggu, your luxurious accommodation for your first week in Indonesia. Enjoy your free afternoon with a stroll along the beach or the surrounding area, a relaxing Balinese massage or a drink at the hotel’s roof top terrace overlooking the sea. After you’ve settled in, meet your head guide, Aidan, and the rest of the group for drinks and a Welcome BBQ down at Echo Beach.
You’ll start your day early for your first dawn patrol surf coaching session. With the help of our local guides and surf instructors, you’ll find the best waves and head out for a day of fun in the water. The afternoon is spent relaxing by the pool with a massage or a Yoga session at the hotel before hitting the infamous ‘Tattoo Tuesday’ night at Deus Bar, one of Bali’s coolest surf spots outside the water. Here, you can easily turn the night into day! And in case you wondered why it’s called ‘Tattoo Tuesday’, well yes, the reckless ones among you can get a free tattoo! Surely, a night not to be missed. (And, there’s free beer all night for the first customer to get a Star Surf Camp Tattoo!!)
An early breakfast today is followed by your first surf theory and photography session. We’ll use this session to familiarise you with the intricacies of surfing the mellow reef breaks in the area. Once we’re done, we head straight down to the beach for another coaching session in the water. The afternoon and evening are free for you to chill out by the pool and catch your breath. Optional on this day: If you’re up for it, how about a visit to the iconic town of Ubud (made famous by Julia Roberts in the film Eat Pray Love) for some souvenir or jewellery shopping? We’re happy to make arrangements for you.
You’ll start your morning with a refresher session to brush up on old surfing skills and to learn some new ones. Afterwards, we head out south to the Bukit Peninsular, feed some monkeys on the way and explore the legendary surf at Uluwatu. Once out of the water, there’ll be time for you to hang out on one of Bali’s most beautiful beaches at Padang Padang. Enjoy the sunset with an afternoon refreshment before heading back to Echoland.
Another early and fun day awaits you today! After a surf photography session, breakfast and a little more surf theory, we head straight out for a manoeuvre specific coaching session in the day’s best location for waves. For lunch, we’ll go to Bettlenut Café, a charming place overlooking the rice paddies and the ocean. Relax in the afternoon before going for a sunset surf or evening out and about.
Today, we trade the surf photography and theory sessions for an exciting white water rafting trip. Get ready to get wet during our amazing 1.5 hour rafting adventure in the north-east of Bali with free rafting photography for you to take home. Afterwards, we’ll go out for a delicious Balinese lunch before heading back to Canggu for a sunset surf.
After six early and exciting mornings, you deserve a long breakfast and a little morning surf session before waving good-bye to Canggu and to Bali for now. Today, we head to Sanur from where we catch the speed boat to new adventures in Nusa Lembongan. You’ll get to explore the island’s beautiful coral reefs and, if the tide’s on our side, the water to familiarize yourself with the intricacies of surfing from a boat. After a long and exhausting day, we’ll check into our hotel to relax by the pool and enjoy a sunset drink.
Your morning’s surf coaching session is followed by a surf photography session. Get that Facebook gold to make all your friends stuck at home green with envy. After your free, relaxing afternoon, we’ll go to Ketut’s Thai restaurant for a rewarding dinner. Try their amazing Pad Thai or Chicken Cashews and behold Pak Ketut’s punk rock approach to flicking Jenga pieces out of the Jenga tower. A truly fun and unique experience with one of the local legends on the island.
This day’s surf session is all about manoeuvre specific coaching on Lembongan’s reef break right in front of our accommodation. Relax in the afternoon and enjoy a few sunset drinks before heading into Jibaku for a wild night out partying! Later that night, there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself on a full or new moon party, a highlight for the local surfers.
Enjoy the option of a rest day with the chance to explore Nusa Lembongan’s beautiful bay, a time warp that offers a glimpse of what Bali must have been like in the 70s. Use the opportunity to take more awesome photos or to buy a traditional Indonesian souvenir. Of course, surfing will still be an option for those who need their saltwater fix.
Today, we’ll spend the morning with a surf coaching session followed by some lunch-time photo analysis. In the afternoon, we’ll head out for our first of two days of snorkelling. Enjoy and explore some of the world’s best snorkelling at ‘The Mangroves’ and the ‘The Wall’ with their shallow coral reefs and fantastic, multi-coloured underwater paradise! And for those feeling a little fatigued towards the end of the trip, don’t worry! The current does the work for you, so there is minimal swimming required, just float on by and be mesmerised by some of the most magical sea life and colourful corals beneath the turquoise seas.
The morning of day two of our snorkelling adventure takes us to one of Nusa Lembongan’s finest snorkelling spots: Manta Point. Here, you’ll get the rare chance to see manta rays in their undisturbed, natural habitat. And if afterwards you’re still hungry for more, come with us to the beautiful Crystal Bay to see and experience for yourself how rightly this little paradise deserves its name. And if the tide gods are with us when we get back, we go for another paddle in the waves. We’ll end our last night in Nusa Lembongan on a glamorous note with a couple of sunset drinks at Scoobie Doo’s.
Those of you who are keen for one last morning surf get to hit the waves early to avoid the crowds. Around lunch time, we’ll take the first boat back to Bali where we’ll check into the stylish Wida Hotel. The afternoon is free for you to shop the last souvenirs and to check out Bali’s crazy side.
We highly recommend exploring the famous and crazy Kuta district! Or to simply relax in one of the sun loungers around the swimming pool. Later in the evening, you’ll re-convene with the group and head down to Legian Beach for a farewell sunset dinner before embarking on a guided tour of Kuta’s famous bars and clubs Show off your tan and cut lose for your final night in paradise!
Sadly, it’s time to say good-bye. Enjoy your morning in paradise with a sunrise breakfast before we take you to the airport. Swap contact details, pack bags, buy those last souvenirs and get ready to sit back on the plane reminiscing on the perfect surf holiday.
Travelling means making new experiencing and discovering the unknown! When on surfing holidays in Bali, we’ll definitely be experiencing and discovering the new and unfamiliar Balinese culture. And besides exciting excursions and surf spots, we’ll do so with some amazing local cuisine and delicious traditional Balinese dishes, such as Nasi Goreng, Satay, Gado-Gado, Martabak and Bubur Sumsum!
A healthy Continental or Balinese breakfast is included in all your accommodations during your surfing holidays. Lunch and dinner usually mark the social highlights of the day with the whole group coming together to enjoy authentic local foods and talk surfing story!
Eating out is comparatively cheap on both islands. If you budget about €10-20 per day, you’ll have plenty of food and even change to wash it down with one or more delicious cocktails!
Throughout the surf trip, we’ll make sure you see the most of Bali and Nusa Lembongan! We’ll definitely take you out to see the cultural highlights of Bali, such as the Uluwatu Temples, the money forest or to try some of the typical Balinese cuisine. We also offer optional trips to the famous town of Ubud, where Julia Roberts met her Indonesian Guru in the movie ‘Eat. Pray. Love’.
*** Two half days of snorkelling in Nusa Lembongan
*** Speed boat trip to Nusa Lembongan
*** Excursion to Uluwatu Temple
*** Visit to the Monkey Forest in Uluwatu
*** Wild-water rafting trip to the Highlands
*** Welcome dinner on first surf trip night
*** Bar & club nights are at surf holiday guests’ own expenses, but scheduled in the surf trip
Also included in your Bali surf trip are all airport transfers & surf trip transfers, the free use of all surf equipment during the entire surf trip, all your surf guiding & surf lessons as well as all transfers.
All transports during your Bali surf trip are included in our surf trip packages. This includes all transport to your surf lessons as well as all transfers between islands. Our local surf team is joining you on all of these, too.
Additionally, your airport pick-up and drop-off is also included. Please be sure your flight to Bali arrives on Monday and leaves a week later on Sunday. Should your flight times differ from Monday/ Sunday, please be in touch with our surf travel experts in advance of your Bali surf trip. We can help you make arrangements.
Should you not need an airport transfer, please also let us know in advance. We will then meet you directly at Echoland. Thank you.
No. The trip is suitable for all levels of surfers. We will surf the waves according to your abilities and your surf experience. Bali and the sister island Lembongan where we stay in the second week has a variety of different surf spots for different surf levels. It is important that you fill in the pre-trip questionnaire that is sent to you with your booking enquiry so we can plan the trip as good as possible in regards to the different surf levels.
Yes it is. In your pre-trip questionnaire that you’ll send us back you can choose your size of board and if you want to hire a hard- or soft-top board. For the complete duration of the trip that board +equipment is yours. You can also go on some solo surfing sessions after the main lessons if you wish to.
You need to have a valid travel insurance that covers surfing outside of Europe. Prior to your arrival it is required that you let us know your insurance policy number and an emergency contact number. Please do not hesitate to contact our team for any questions concerning travel insurance requirements.
Other than that you need to bring your camera or Go Pro, high water-resistant sun protection, long or short sleeved rash-vests (lycra), sun hat or cap, flip flops, towels and of course your passport, travel documents, a copy of your health insurance and your credit card. It would be great if you could also pack your hard-drive or USB-stick so we can give you all photos and videos from your Bali Surf Experience at the end of the trip. For girls we recommend to bring some sport leggings or surf leggings to protect your knees on the surf board from bruises that might occur while surfing.
We have a "don’t leave the hotel with more than RP300,000"-rule. This will cover food and drinks for the day. The average price of a beer is between RP25,000 – RP35,000 (which is about €1,50) When it comes to souvenirs, everything is negotiable. Check the latest exchange rates, too. It can be difficult to obtain Indonesian Rupiah outside the country. We recommend taking a debit or credit card and using cash points. Our accommodations have safety boxes for passports and cash. If you budgeted £8 or 10€ per meal you will have plenty of food to eat. The shopping is excellent in Kuta and Seminyak for buying souvenirs etc., but you will need to budget extra. You can exchange cash or traveller’s cheques with Balinese money changers, but this is way less convenient than taking cards. We recommend taking at least 2 bank cards in case one gets lost, damaged or simply does not work.
Yes you need a tourist visa to enter Bali. For most nationalities you don’t need to apply for that prior to your trip. You will get a tourist visa that is valid for 30 days automatically on arrival and it will cost you $35 (US Dollars). We recommend that you’ll bring that amount in US Dollars already because there is no ATM at the arrival hall. Please note that you can not pay in Pounds or Euro there. However to check your personal requirements please visit the Bali Visa Website for more info.
If you plan to hire a car or motorcycle (if you are staying on longer or arriving early) you will need an international driving license, which can be obtained from the AA or RAC. It is a good idea to carry photocopies of your important documents (packed separately) and note that it is also easier to carry photocopies of relevant pages from heavy guidebooks etc. We also suggest that you scan copies of your important documents and email them to yourself.
We limit every trip to a maximum of 10 people to make sure the trip still gets a personal touch and everyone gets enough attention during surfing. The group is most of the time mixed – females and men – and all attendants have to be over 18 years old.
Yes for sure. We can help you to find an accommodation for the days before the actual surf trip with us starts. Unfortunately we can not pick you up from the airport and you need to make your own way to the first hotel of the trip. This will be the Echoland Bed and Breakfast Hotel. Airport pickups can only be made on the first day of the Bali surf experience. However getting a taxi from the touristic area around Kuta probably just costs you around 25 Euro.