THE SURF TRIP OF A LIFETIME

Indonesia

THE SURF TRIP OF A LIFETIME

Indonesia

  • Visit, surf and experience three different areas on two different islands

  • 1 or 2 weeks, itinerary of locations, waves and activities = unforgettable memories!

  • A tropical paradise with western luxuries

  • A bucket list destination for any bodyboarder

  • Visit, surf and experience three different areas on two different islands
  • 1 or 2 weeks, itinerary of locations, waves and activities = unforgettable memories!
  • A tropical paradise with western luxuries
  • A bucket list destination for any bodyboarder

Experience

Quick Facts

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Quick Facts

  • Take one or two weeks to explore up to three exotic destinations, perfect for bodyboarding addicts
  • World-famous bucket list waves & under the radar spots
  • Tropical climate, consistent swell and 28°C water temperature
  • Beach, reef, point, slab and A-frame surf spots
  • Private en-suite room for all guests
  • Bespoke one-to-one coaching tailored to your skillset
  • Includes professional video and photography analysis package for you to take home
  • Limited time at each destination makes you live each day to its fullest
  • Small group, no more than 5 bodyboarders
  • 22 years experience means no rookie mistakes that all surfers make on their first trips
  • Excellent access to UNESCO Heritage sites, volcanoes, waterfalls and temples
  • An intense and diverse plan = endless memories!

Why join a Bodyboard Holiday in Indonesia?

So, like any bodyboarder you’re itching to hit this bucket list destination but haven’t the time and/or perhaps the crew to make this logistically intricate and wave rewarding trip happen. Well, this trip enables you and a group of likeminded souls to visit up to three iconic bodyboarding locations with all their cultural splendour, getting the full and rounded Indo experience in just one or two weeks.

What to expect?

During this bodyboarding extravaganza, you’ll see the entirety of Bali, exploring three exotic locations.  In week one the first stop is Canggu, the digital nomads haven with Bali’s best beach break and bars. Finishing week one, we explore the famous Uluwatu area of the Bukit Peninsular blessed with perfect reef and beach set-ups.  We continue for in the Uluwatu area at the start of week two before, finally, we’ll island hop to Nusa Lembongan to chill and surf uncrowded waves in crystal clear waters

Who is this trip for?

It’s the perfect trip for bodyboarders of all levels who seek both perfect morning waves in paradise and cultural, culinary, and historical experiences in the afternoon. Using our local knowledge, we create an itinerary to ensure that you are getting the best waves for your level while making the most of the area’s activities. 3 mini breaks means you’ll live each day to the fullest, ride a variety of waves and feel you’ve left no stone unturned when leaving Bali.

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PRE-TRIP

  • A video call with the trip leader – Here we’ll discuss how to book your flights, insurance and where you will be met on arrival. We’ll cover your objectives, pre-trip planning, dietary requirements, physical preparation, kit list, trip expectations and you’ll have the chance to ask any burning questions about the holiday or bodyboarding in general.
  • Upon completion of the call, you will receive the trip leaders direct contact number so that you have personal, immediate line of communication until arrival in the destination.
  • Bespoke Bodyboard-Holiday preparation fitness video.
  • Bespoke Bodyboard-Holiday preparation Yoga video geared toward bodyboarding flexibility and cramp reduction.
  • If you have footage of your riding, we can offer a pre-trip analysis.

AIRPORT ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE MEETING AND TRANSFERS

  • A member of our transport team will be waiting for you in arrivals at the airport, having tracked your flight. Your transfer to our accommodation will be around 50 minutes. After a surf stoked 2 weeks we will return you to the airport in good time for a stress-free check-in.

ACCOMMODATION

All our accommodation locations have a private en-suite room for all guests.

Canggu

Our Canggu accommodation is stylish and modern with all the luxuries you would expect to find for a comfortable and relaxing stay.

  • Walking distance to Echo Beach surfing and restaurants
  • Large swimming pool
  • Rooftop restaurant with yoga and chill area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hot and cold showers
  • Personal safe storage compartment


Uluwatu Peninsular

Our accommodation on the Bukit Peninsular is the perfect spot, a stone’s throw from the famous waves of Uluwatu.

  • Ideally situated hotel on the Bukit Peninsular near to world class surf breaks
  • Well-kept garden grounds
  • Swimming pool and sun loungers
  • Laundry service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Parking area

 

Nusa Lembongan

Our Nusa Lembongan accommodation is, quite simply, island life at its finest. Surrounded by white sands, traditional thatched beach umbrellas and crystal-clear waters; prepare to unwind and manage your movements around the tides.

  • A beachfront hotel with panoramic ocean views
  • Private bungalow-style rooms
  • Infinity pool overlooking the lagoon
  • Laundry service
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free bottled water
  • Personal safe storage compartment

GUIDING

  • Every day throughout the 2 weeks our expert trip leaders will draw upon their collective 40+ years of experience to find the best waves for your ability. This includes all boat taxis.
  • Each day we’ll have one long 3 to 4-hour session or this may be split in to two shorter sessions. We work around the tides and daily conditions to guarantee the best waves for our guests.

COACHING

  • We will find the waves that suit your objectives discussed in the pre-trip video call
  • Using the Bodyboard-Holidays Tree of Knowledge, for those with the desire to really improve their riding, we will plot your progression and sign post you through each stage of your bodyboarding development
  • Using our bespoke resource bank of explainer videos, we will help you to overcome your bodyboarding challenges
  • Coaching can be optional, if it’s not for you we can focus more on free surfing, photography and video. It’s your trip, we will facilitate your fun!

PHOTO AND VIDEO ANALYSIS

  • Land and in water photo and video package to take home with you (all uploaded to an online gallery for you)
  • Daily analysis sessions of the footage to see you improve fast
  • Move specific split screen analysis videos to break down the sports benchmark moves step by step

BODYBOARDING WORKSHOPS

Throughout the week we will deliver several bodyboarding related workshops that are optional to attend.

  • Surf forecasting & travel
  • Equipment and industry trends
  • Duck diving and paddling efficiency
  • The secret to surfing reefs
  • 360 and roll workshop
  • Yoga, stretching and nutrition session
  • Ask Me Anything session (a workshop tailored to your burning questions)

FREE TIME

We spend a lot of time bodyboarding, but when it is finished for the day, people’s time is then their own to visit Indonesia’s famous tourist attractions or local cafes and shops. We can direct you to the best areas of local interest and excursions.

EVENING ACTIVITIES

With the three-stop tour, the evenings have a different feel to them in each location. In Canggu there are some of the trendiest bars, beach front bbqs and a selection of the best surf retail in the world. So an evening walk followed by some food and a couple of drinks is a popular option.

On the Bukit Peninsular you will find yourself magnetically drawn to Uluwatu. The view out over the bay as the sun dips is phenomenal. There are some great infinity pools, bars, and cafés to sit back and watch as the light show unfolds.

In Nusa Lembongan we find ourselves chatting as a group, mixing it up with the other travelling surfers and divers who tend to resonate to the stretch of beach in front of our accommodation. Here you can plump down into a bean bag, while cold drinks are served to you, listen to chilled music, and watch the sunset over Bali. The light show that refracts across the lagoon in front of our lodgings is like an explosion of colours. Not to be missed.

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FAQs

We Offer 3 Easy Ways To Pay!

  1. Pay In Full – Pay the full amount in one, that’s it your done! (Available online)
  2. 50/50 – Pay 50% deposit and then 5 weeks later pay the remaining 50%. (Available online)
  3. Payment Plan – Pay an initial deposit of as little as £100 to save your place and the rest in instalments!  (Contact us using our online chat for this option)

 

We can’t guarantee your place until we have received a payment from you.

Once you have made a payment, you’ll then be sent a trip confirmation email with all details on.

Yes definitely! We pride ourselves on being super welcoming and friendly. Most of our guests arrive solo and leave with a host of new bodyboarding buddies.

Due to this trip being in high demand and having limited spaces, we can only hold your space for up to 24 hours without payment.

You are welcome to attend for a shorter period to suit your personal schedule, however the package price will remain the same.

Group booking discounts are available, please contact us for more information.

ASAP! These holidays fill up quickly and, with limited spaces available, sell out fast. We operate on a first come first serve basis. If you want to secure your place on the trip, it is advised that you pay as soon as you can.

If you are based outside of the UK and would like to book or chat through the holiday details, we can be contacted through our online chat.

If you wish to bring a non-bodyboarding partner with you, that is absolutely fine, however, the price stays the same.

We have a great mix of all ages from young whipper-snappers to silver surfers.

The gender ratio at the moment is around 60% men to 40% women. However, this is constantly changing and Bodyboard Holidays is inclusive to all.

Most international mobile’s work in Indonesia, you should check with your supplier before you fly.

Yes there is WiFi which is of a good standard for the area.

You’ll be asked to fill in an enrolment form as part of the booking process. You’ll signify which level of bodyboarder you are. You may be in a different group suited to your ability, however, there will be plenty of time to see each other back at the accommodation and during our social evening meals.

We choose the time of year and location for our holidays based on local knowledge and historical swell data. In the event of flat waves or stormy conditions, we will offer alternative activities and day trips to help you get the most out of your holiday.

Please take a look at our Area section for more information. We may also adjust the format of the week, for example, choosing to run more bodyboard sessions on the days that the waves are at their best.

Please visit our Terms & Conditions for more information.

The area that we visit is blessed with constant surf, you can expect great conditions most days of the trip. To give you a clearer idea, the videos on this webpage were all filmed during previous bodyboard holiday trips.

Please refer to the Waves section for more details.

We do not offer a discount for bringing your own equipment.

Remember to check the baggage size and weight allowance with your airline, as well as reading their guidance for carrying bodyboards. Baggage handlers can be unforgiving, so a tough bag and intelligent packing are a must.

Firstly, pack your board(s) in a protective, padded board bag, and write FRAGILE and TOP LOAD ONLY on it with a permanent marker. Make sure you wrap your towel and clothes around your board inside the bag for added protection. Place your shampoo and other wet toiletries in a separate sealed bag in case of leakage. We also recommend locking the zips on your bag with a padlock.

British nationals can visit Indonesia for up to 30 days without a visa. However, entry into Indonesia may be refused and airlines may turn you away if you have less than six months left on your passport validity, or you don’t have an onward ticket out of the country.

If you’re travelling to Indonesia and intend to stay over 30 days (but no more than 60 days), you will need to pay for your visa on arrival at the airport in Bali – this will cost around $35USD. For more or updated information visit: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/indonesia/entry-requirements

Please check international travel requirements for your nationality. Please contact your travel agent or airline if you are unsure or have any further questions.

If you are under 18, we will need to chat to you on the phone and you will need to be accompanied on the trip by a parent or guardian throughout the holiday. If you are 60 or over we’d love to chat with you about the trip before you book. Please contact us via our online chat.

On the day you travel please keep your mobile phone handy so we can stay in touch in case of delays and flight changes. Please inform us if you’re early or delayed for any reason.

If you need help booking your flight then just drop us a line or read our helpful blog post about booking flights.

If you can’t find our representative at the airport, stay there and wait, they won’t be far away. Our transfer representatives will have access to your arrival details. However, if you’re having difficulties finding them follow the instructions in your pre-arrival email. One of the team will locate you. During the pre trip video call you will be supplied with your trip leaders number so that you can contact him at any time.

As with any holiday, full travel insurance is a requirement for all guests booking a trip with the company. 

Please also ensure that your policy covers you for ‘disruption to travel’ and ‘cover for cancellations’ as standard.

For further help please read our helpful blog post about travel insurance.

You may need to add additional cover for surfing or bodyboarding, it is essential that your insurance policy covers you for all activities during your stay. Failure to take out travel insurance breaks the contract between Bodyboard Holidays and the client.

If you are joining one of our trips and you are native to the country of its location (i.e you live in Lisbon and are joining our Portugal trip) you do not need to take out medical travel insurance. This is as long as you have your own personal health-care plan or are covered by your country’s National Health Service. Although, we kindly request that you still take out trip disruption and cancellation insurance to cover all possible eventualities.

Health and safety medical advice for UK travellers can be found online at https://www.gov.uk/world

Otherwise, contact your GP or the Department of Health (DoH) for further information. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) also issues up-to-date information on safety issues for countries world-wide. Contact the FCO travel advice line on 020 7238 4503/4504 if you have any concerns.

Please contact your doctor if you’re unsure about vaccinations. We advise you to take mosquito repellent to avoid getting bitten, though we’ve never been aware of any malaria or dengue fever cases in the areas that we visit. According to netdoctor.co.uk, the risk is very low.

It is difficult to obtain Indonesian Rupiah outside the country so we recommend taking a debit or credit card and using cash points once you’ve landed. You will find some ATM’s at the airport. Our accommodation has lock boxes for both passports and cash. You can exchange sterling cash with Balinese money-changers but this is less convenient than using cards. Stop two of the trip is to the island of Nusa Lembongan; there are only a few cash points here so we will make sure to visit one on the mainland before heading over.

We recommend taking at least two bank cards in case one becomes lost or damaged.

Please refer to the “What to budget for?” section.

We are a UK based company that delivers trips all over the world welcoming travellers of all nationalities.

If your circumstances change and you can’t join the trip, please let us know as soon as possible via email. Your cancellation notice will start from the date we receive it.

Cancellation terms:

We hold part or full costs, depending on when you cancel:

  • If you cancel 12 weeks or more before the trip we retain one-third of the total trip price
  • If you cancel between 36 days to 12 weeks before the trip it’s 50% of the total cost
  • If you cancel between 21-35 days, we retain 75% of the total cost
  • Under 20 days – we keep 100% of the total cost.

 

Cancellation may fall under the terms and conditions of your holiday insurance policy and you may be able to claim.

Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions videos.