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THE SURF TRIP OF A LIFETIME
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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.
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
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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All our accommodation locations have a private en-suite room for all guests.
Our Canggu accommodation is stylish and modern with all the luxuries you would expect to find for a comfortable and relaxing stay.
Our accommodation on the Bukit Peninsular is the perfect spot, a stone’s throw from the famous waves of Uluwatu.
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.
Throughout the week we will deliver several bodyboarding related workshops that are optional to attend.
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.
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.
Indonesia is revered as the home of perfect warm-water barrels. A distant swell-pumping machine, Antarctic storms generate almost non-stop corduroy lines out of the south Indian Ocean from March to October, they quietly travel for thousands of miles before striking the pristine beaches of Bali and Nusa Lembongan. Boasting some of our surfing’s most iconic waves, these islands have naturally become popular destinations for travelling bodyboarders. Yet with the incredible knowledge of our local guides, empty perfect waves are still very attainable.
There’s something for everyone at Canggu; a wedgy fun sand bar, a fast right hand walling peak at the north end of the beach and, for those fancying something racier, there’s a left-hand reef break at the south end of the beach. We time our visit to take advantage of the best tides for uncrowded morning and evening sessions. We also head north and south to offer off the grid waves. There’s a great selection of cool beach bars and cafés on the beach to enjoy and relax in between sessions.
Nusa Lembongan is a dream location with three fantastic waves, which range from the fun, cruisey, deep-water peaks of Playgrounds to the more challenging peaks of Lasso’s and Shipwrecks. To add to the adventure, we get boats from the shore out to the waves each day.
On the Bukit Peninsular our daily itinerary is flexible so we can make the most of varying swells and wind forecasts. We’ll surf most in the morning when the wind is lightest and the sun is less strong. You’ll be just minutes from the endless left-hand barrels of Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Impossibles, Bingin and Dreamland – the most perfect waves in the world!
Indonesia offers you the best of both worlds when it comes to accommodation; you can enjoy the relative luxury of a high-end hotel without the associated costs. Nestled in the most beautiful surroundings, our accommodation blends the traditional Balinese architecture with a modern living space, allowing you to relax in comfort after an epic day of bodyboarding.
We are proud of the accommodation we offer our guests and we do all that we can to maintain our high standards of quality. We have members of staff who are located in Bali year-round, and it is their job to source great accommodation for our customers. They provide regular spot checks on our accommodation and are constantly striving for the high standards we’ve set ourselves on previous trips.
Our Indonesian trip takes place across three separate locations; two different areas in Bali and the beautiful neighbouring island of Nusa Lembongan. All of our rooms have private bathrooms, satellite TV and unlimited free Wi-Fi so you can stay in touch with your friends and family back home.
Our Canggu accommodation is stylish and modern with all the luxuries you would expect to find for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Equidistant from the beach and restaurants, it is perfectly located for bodyboarding by day and exploring by night.
Bordered by rice fields, volcanoes, bars, cafes, shops and restaurants, you’d be hard-pressed to run out of things to do in Canggu; that’s why we adore this part of Bali so much!
Away from the crowds and craziness of Kuta and Seminyak, our accommodation on the Bukit Peninsular is the perfect spot. Situated in the south of the island, the hotel is within visiting distance of the famous Uluwatu Temple. Here you can explore the ancient Hindu monument and learn a bit more about the culture of Bali whilst appreciating the breathtaking views over arguably the worlds best left hander.
You can allow your pace of life to slow down as much as you like here, enjoying the quality waves or relaxing by the pool. This is your holiday so remember to embrace the peace and quiet!
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.
This hotel, with its stunning infinity pool, overlooks its very own blue lagoon to boast an impressive view that you’ll never tire of. The open-air restaurant is perfect for refuelling after a day’s bodyboarding, soak in the surrounding views as you sample the delights of the local cuisine.
Indonesia, much like the rest of Southeast Asia, is quite unique when it comes to food and home cooking. Many young people choose instead to eat from street vendors and local restaurants, this brings a real communal feel into the area and a fantastic atmosphere after dusk. It’s not uncommon to see the streets of Indonesia lined with locals gathered around small plastic tables, the colourful kind that wouldn’t look out of place in a reception class. Though a pretty foreign concept for us, it injects a sense of community and togetherness through eating, unparalleled anywhere else in the world.
If your taste buds are feeling adventurous, local dishes are both delicious and cheap. A particular favourite is Nasi Goreng (fried rice mixed with meat and vegetables, served with a fried egg). Other popular dishes include Gado Gado (Mixed steam vegetables and rice with a peanut sauce) and Sate sticks (Your choice of skewered meat served with a spicy sauce, vegetables and coconut milk.) Local Balinese food is affordable, tasty and filling. It’s another great way of experiencing the history and culture of a country, and a great way of learning how the population uses its freshly available produce.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, plenty of western restaurants can also be found to cater to the millions of tourists attracted to Indonesia each year. You’ll find American, Japanese, South American, Indonesian, Italian and Mexican restaurants populating the high streets. Whatever your body is craving after beasting it in the waves; you’ll find something to satisfy your taste buds – best enjoyed with an ice-cold bottle of Bintang, the local beer in Bali.
The next morning, starting your day right is just as important. Bali (and Canggu in particular) has an abundance of cool new cafes that have created an epic brunch scene in this part of Indonesia. Heading out at mid-morning to your favourite cafe is now a popular pastime in Bali, and it’s easy to see why. You’ll likely see a lot of western faces with their laptops plugged in, enjoying an iced coffee and an acai bowl whilst the free Wi-Fi accommodates their nomadic lifestyle. And who can blame them, it’s an affordable relaxed world of digital opportunity.
To ignore the price of food in Bali would be almost as criminal as the price of food itself. Indonesia is a place where you can pick up delicious local meals for as little as a couple of quid, and the general price of beer is as cheap as water. The cost will of course increase if you decide to eat in the more westernised restaurants, but it will still be much cheaper than you’re used to. Check out our ‘What to budget for’ to calculate what you should budget for food expenses.
The variety of Indonesia’s surf breaks means we’ll always be able to find quiet peaks offering mellower, long walling waves – perfect if you’re a beginner learning the basics or an intermediate rider looking to reach the next stage. Then there are more challenging reefs for the advanced rider. We split the group by abilities to cater for all levels of bodyboarding experience. It’s an amazing location with a veritable fun park of waves to suit all skill sets. If coaching isn’t your thing and you just want to be guided to the best waves, no problem.
FOUNDATION LEVEL INSTRUCTION
Indonesia caters for bodyboarders of all abilities, and you’ll often find gentler, mellower waves breaking at one end of the beach or reef, when at the other there are waves offering barrels and steeper sections for more advanced riders. This is great if you’re looking to test yourself without jumping in at the deep end. A great mix of waves for all abilities.
Whatever your level, our coaching team is on hand to offer daily guiding and tuition should you want it. This is tailored to your ability, with instructors who are in-house qualified and fully insured, and includes beach, water and classroom-based tuition.
Our team comprises experienced lifeguards, some of whom have 20 years of surfing and worldwide travel behind them, all trained by multiple-times British National Champion and Team Coach Rob Barber.
We’ve got your back whatever your ability, and that’s a promise. Don’t stress if you’re only now giving it a go – on this trip there’s something for everyone, and we all have to start somewhere.
In fact, you’ll be amazed how quickly you master paddling out to catch good-quality waves, and we’re committed to patiently helping you progress.
Foundation level tuition includes
Our instructors are on hand with groups in the water, able to give extra tips on the beach, and give detailed feedback during our informal classroom analysis.
As well as coaching, we’re also keen to develop your learning and understanding of the sport in general. This is why we offer a separate Q&A sessions, answering all things bodyboarding: equipment, travel, safety, surf prediction, understanding pressure charts and bodyboarding fitness.
INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED INSTRUCTION
There is good reason why there are so many amazing bodyboarders making an annual pilgrimage to Indonesia. The waves lend themselves to high level bodyboarding and we can help you perfect specific moves from carving reverse spins to airs. Ben Player would regularly use Uluwatu, Padang Padang and Canngu as his pre-season training ground when he competed on the world tour, and for good reason too. The variety of the waves in this area is huge and as a result we can focus on every aspect of your riding. Or put more of a focus on guiding you to the best waves each day and letting you enjoy them while being videoed by our team.
Photography and video analysis will be available throughout all sessions to help improve your riding. There is simply no better way to see your riding sky rocket than to benefit from slow-motion analysis of your biggest moves. By the end of your trip we guarantee that you will feel that you have up’d your game. If coaching isn’t your thing, then you can benefit from our guiding, to know that you’re in the best spot for the waves each day.
You will need to arrange your own flights to Denpasar International Airport (DPS) in Bali.
We highly recommend that you have a read of our ‘How to book a flight’ blog post to help you organise the best flights for your holiday.
RECOMMENDED FLIGHT ARRIVAL TIMES
Please arrange your flights to coincide with the following times to make use of our free airport transfer:
If you arrive outside of these times we will organise your airport pickup but you will be responsible for the costs.
Many of our guests choose to arrive a day early in order to acclimatise and get over jet lag. The Bodyboard-Holiday doesn’t begin until 5pm on the first day of the trip.
FLIGHTS AND CONNECTIONS
If your flight includes a stop, please allow enough time to make your connection and factor in short delays. It’s best to book a ticket that transports your luggage directly to Denpasar International Airport in Bali if possible.
ARRIVING AT THE AIRPORT
Our Indonesian transport driver will meet you on arrival at the airport in Denpasar and take you to our accommodation.
Day 1: Arrival day after 14:00 at our accommodation in Canggu
Day 2-4: Canggu accommodation
Day 5: Morning surf in Canggu then move onto Bukit Peninsula
Day 6-10: Bukit Peninsula accommodation
Day 10: Morning surf on the Bukit Peninsula then take the ferry to Nusa Lembongan
Day 11-14: Nusa Lembongan accommodation
Day 15: Leave Nusa Lembongan on the ferry. This is where the trip finishes, you should arrange your flight to leave after 18:00.
Once we’ve all arrived at our accommodation and checked into our rooms, we’ll have a group welcome meeting to discuss the trip and start getting excited for the waves ahead.
Bali is known as the island of the Gods for good reason. Perfect weather, great food, rich culture and, of course, awesome bodyboarding waves. With forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, pristine beaches and coral reefs; the beauty is breathtaking.
The island is home to a rich culture with a plethora of religious sites scattered around the countryside, such as the world-famous Uluwatu Temple. Bali also forms part of the Coral Triangle, an area containing the highest biodiversity of marine species in the world. In this area alone you can find over 500 reef-building coral species – seven times as many as the entire Caribbean!
Home to some of the finest bodyboarding waves on the planet, the islands of Indonesia have naturally become a popular destination for travelling boogers. However, with an adventurous spirit and some local knowledge, uncrowded wave perfection is still very attainable.
Bali has so much going on that you could join us on this trip, not even touch a bodyboard and still go home having had the adventure of a lifetime. The lifestyle, temples, mountains, culture, food and scenery are all a world away from home, and they are all things you can enjoy as a by-product of this bodyboarding holiday.
Canggu is a relaxed coastal town with plenty to see and do. Popular with backpackers and families alike, there is something here for everyone. The main hub of Canggu is only a 10-minute walk from our accommodation, meaning you will have plenty of time to enjoy the vast array of shops, cafes and beach bars that Canggu has to offer.
More laid back than the close-by areas of Kuta and Seminyak, Canggu attracts the slightly more chilled out character. The lush green surroundings are easily accessible by scooter and the traditional culture remains largely intact.
In the evening grab yourself a bean bag on the beach while you enjoy a cold bottle of Bintang in the last of the glowing sun. Take a walk up the hill to overlook the ocean in the evening as night falls and chilled beach bars light the way along the coast. Enjoy cocktails and food – make friends and memories.
Things to do
The south of Bali sits upon an ancient raised coral platform, or hill (literally translated to Bukit in Indonesian). Surrounded by 200ft cliffs and endless lagoons, some argue that The Bukit is home to some of Bali’s best beaches. With so many to choose from, it’s probably a fair shout. Easily accessible beaches such as beautiful Padang-Padang attract heaps of visitors from surrounding areas, while the more difficult to reach places like Nyang Nyang remain pristine and fairly untouched. Each beach, with its own stretch of white sand, creates a stark difference to the darker volcanic beaches that you’ll find further north.
The Bukit is famed for its spectacular surf spots and a whole host of celebrity and millionaire residents who are lucky enough to call this part of Indonesia home. This raised part of southern Bali has a fantastic panoramic view of the Indian Ocean, so it’s easy to see why hotels and wedding venues are becoming an ever-popular choice amongst residents in this part of the island. It’s also now home to a 9-hole golf course, the perfect playground for the rich recent residents.
Just a 45-minute ferry ride from Bali lies the idyllic island of Nusa Lembongan. This piece of paradise covers just 8km square and has a population of around 5000 people. In stark contrast to its larger sister, Bali, the roads of Nusa Lembongan are much quieter. Scooters and trucks make up the bulk of the traffic with cars being seen only very rarely, though due to its remote location the state of the road network leaves a lot to be desired.
Recent years have seen construction work begin around the island as the rest of the world slowly discovers its beauty and potential. The next 5 or 10 years could see a boom in the tourism of Nusa Lembongan as a larger infrastructure is created and the accessibility of the island improves.
One huge draw for locals and tourists alike in this part of Indonesia is the opportunity to see and swim with manta rays. The plankton-rich waters around the small island of Nusa Lembongan make it a perfect feeding ground for these majestic ocean dwellers. Watch them elegantly glide through the crystal-clear waters towards you while you snorkel patiently at the surface.
As these great rays come to say hello, you will be amazed at how graceful they are for their size. Often reaching spans of up to 7 metres, you can’t help but be impressed by these gentle giants. These docile yet sometimes inquisitive mantas will have no problem sharing the ocean with you while they look for their lunch. An incredible experience you won’t forget in a hurry.
We first started visiting Nusa Lembongan over 20 years ago and to this day we are still in awe of its natural beauty. The clarity of the surrounding ocean is like nothing you’ve ever experienced. The orange glow of the setting sun dances light across the Indian Ocean before disappearing for the evening. It’s nights like these that you can really embrace everything that Indonesia is about. A cold beer in front of a sunset after a fun day enjoying the ocean; you might even get slightly addicted.
Daily food budget – £25 per day.
Visa on arrival at the airport in Bali – 500,000 IDR.
Tanah lot temple – £5 – £10
Ubud waterfalls, rice fields and monkey visit – £15-£20
Taxi to surf shop warehouses/factories – £5-£10
Sunrise trek up Mount Batur – £25-£40
Rice field trek in Ubud – £10-£15
Uluwatu temple £5-£10
GWK statue visit £10-£15
Rent a motorbike £5 per day
Snorkelling with manta rays and other ocean creatures £15-£20
Tour of the neighbouring island Nusa Penida £25-£30
Mangrove tour £5-£10
Underground house tour £5
If you decide not to bring your own kit (or you don’t own it) to hire equipment for the week the prices are as follows;
Swim fins – £45 per week
Board – £60 per week
Indonesia has a tropical climate with lovely sunny weather every day. There may be the odd evening downpour depending on how quickly the seasons are changing from wet to dry. We choose this time of year as the weather is continually fantastic with incredible morning sunrises and evening sunsets. There are also longer afternoons to recharge with a drink on a sun lounger and the consistent water temperatures sit at around 28°C.
At the time of booking, you will receive an email listing all of the kit you need for your bodyboard holiday in Bali.
What’s more, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss, with Grant the trip leader, the required kit and equipment, on the pre-trip video call.
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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.
We hold part or full costs, depending on when you cancel:
Cancellation may fall under the terms and conditions of your holiday insurance policy and you may be able to claim.
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