Nusa Lembongan Bodyboard Holiday | Join us on our Indonesian Island Paradise
Ability: All abilities welcome but we recommend that some bodyboarding experience is preferable. There are waves suitable for all abilities including some of the best barrels that we’ve ever ridden!
You can now choose to spend one, two, three or four weeks with us in Indonesia. The weeks run consecutively, so let us know which you want to attend. The first 8 day trip is to the island paradise of Nusa Lembongan after your first night on Bali.
Take a look at Bali, then roll the clock back by thirty years. Beaches that are straight from the Bounty chocolate bar advert. White sands fringed with palms and iridescent aqua marine waters. A pace of life that puts everything into focus. With the best sunsets that we’ve ever seen. Welcome to our bodyboarding island retreat – Nusa Lembongan!
We’re returning to one of our favourite Indonesian islands and settling in to our accommodation right in front of one of our favourite breaks. If you poke your head out of your bedroom door you’ll see our infinity pool, then a beautiful natural lagoon fringed with perfect right and left breaking waves. We’d like to take you to our island paradise for a week of chilling, re-focusing and of course 7 days of immersion in to some of the best bodyboarding waves of your life.
Organise a flight to Bali, we’ll pick you up from the airport and after a welcome meal you will have a great nights sleep at our hotel. Bali is the gateway to your island adventure, the following morning we will board our boat and take a short journey (under an hour) to the neighbouring island of Nusa Lembongan.
Lonely Planet describes the island as ‘The surfers dream’ for good reason. As you arrive you’ll sail slowly through the 5 surf spots that fringe the lagoon in front of our accommodation and you’ll feel the mellow island vibe wash over you.
With a population of only 4000 people the pace of life is very chilled and you will have a week to immerse yourself in to this dreamy existence and benefit from our 20 years of travel to this location.
Put on your sunglasses, grab a cold drink and settle yourself in the shaded end of our infinity pool. Then look across the blue water expanse of the lagoon in front of you. To the south end of the bay you will see the fun, deep water peaks of Playgrounds. Still a world class wave on its day, it is generally a mechanical, playful peak that makes improving your bodyboarding easy. To the right is ‘Lassos’. This is a longer right and shorter left. The intensity of this wave can be high on the right swell and tide. The expert bodyboarders that have joined our trips have reveled in the long blue funnels that this wave supplies as it hits the reef. It also works well as an excellent coaching wave when the swell is smaller. To the southern end of the lagoon are the fast breaking lefthanders of Razors and the running right hand walls of Shipwrecks. From the breaks that you can see from the pool alone there is plenty to keep the stoke levels high for day after day of bodyboarding, however we have explored further to other areas of the island where we have named numerous waves and have never seen other surfers. You will benefit from our exploration. A new experience for many will be being picked up from the white sand beach by our boatman before each session. For a small fee he will drop us to our line up of choice. The boat then waits for us in the channel allowing you to return to the boat to grab a drink, apply sunscreen, take photos or chill out. It’s a fantastic system that you will soon learn to love.
The classic March weather is a nightly downpour and daily sun with the odd days of scattered cloud. Expect tropical island temperatures. The heat can be searing when you are spending hours in the water so the cloud can be very welcome. Due to the fortunate shape of the island we can generally find clean waves each day. This is the end of the wet season and the beginning of the dry season. The benefit of visiting at this time of the year is the low crowds and empty line-ups. Something that you will long remember is the Nusa Lembongan sunsets. As the sun dips below Bali to the west, rays of orange, red and yellow light illuminate the lagoon and evening drinks are all about enjoying this natural light show.
We stay in separate bungalows with twin or double beds. Each has an en-suite with air conditioning and its own balcony for chilling out with a book and hanging out board shorts to dry. Prepare to relax and base your life around the tides and the swell. There is an onsite restaurant with open sides, which is a great place to eat breakfast and watch the waves. The accommodation always receives great reviews from our guests. A highlight of a trip to Nusa Lembongan is the snorkeling at Crystal Bay, The wall and Manta Point. Tours of the island are often by scooter and include riding across the wooden bridge to the neighbouring island of Nusa Ceningan. You’ll visit the awesomely named Dream Beach, Sandy Bay and Devil’s Tears.Yoga and massage are always high on the agenda with our guests as well, we’re a short walk from some excellent restaurants.
Rob Barber’s coaching team offer daily tuition tailored to your ability with coaches that are qualified and fully insured. Experienced lifeguards, some have twenty years of surfing experience and fifteen years of worldwide travel experience. All trained by British Champ and Brit Team Coach, Rob Barber. Intermediate and advanced level coaching is tailored towards the individual.
You’ll never be thrown straight into the deep end. We’ve got your back whatever your ability, and that’s a promise. Don’t stress if you’re used to smaller waves or you’re a total novice – there’s something for everyone. In fact you’ll be amazed how quickly you master paddling out to catch good quality waves. By the same token, if you are an advanced bodyboarder you will be catered for accordingly.
Beginner coaching includes:
- Oceanography class at the start of the week to understand breaks, rips and current
- Video and photo analysis
- Bodyboarding safety, beach awareness and how to catch waves
- How to paddle out, gain speed, duck dive and wipe out safely
- Learning moves such as cutbacks, barrel rolls and three-sixty spins
- How to get the most from your equipment while having heaps of fun
In order to book, follow these steps.
1. Fill in the form on the right hand side of this page
2. You will then be emailed an information pack and a Frequently Asked Questions sheet.
3. Read the information and follow the instructions to contact us to pay.
4. Remember we have limited numbers on each trip so please book early for the best price.
5. If you want to hear what other bodyboarders have thought of the holidays, read our Trip Advisor reviews here.
6. Once you have paid you will receive an online enrolment form, when you have completed and returned this you will be confirmed on the trip.
You need to make your own travel arrangements to Denpasar International Airport, Bali. Those flying from the UK, we suggest calling Dial a Flight on 0330 100 2220. We then arrange airport pick-ups for those arriving on the first day of the trip. It is essential that on the final day of the trip your flight departs no earlier than 4pm.
We have our welcome meeting at 6pm on the first day of the trip so please try to arrive in good time.
For more information, please fill out the “Request more information” tab on the right hand side of the screen.
We’ll visit a variety of restaurants and cafés, which have an incredible selection of Indonesian food, western dishes, Japanese, Argentinean, and Italian menus. The choice is incredible and the prices are around £5 ($7USD) per meal.
- 8 nights accommodation
- Airport pick ups and drop offs
- Surf guiding to find the best waves to suit your ability
- Video and photo analysis to advance your riding
- Expert tuition tailored to your ability
- Guaranteed good times!
We have bodyboarding equipment available on arrival in Bali. Please contact us in advance if you would like to hire or buy equipment for the trip.
All our accommodation is of a good standard. You will be in a twin en-suite room with air conditioning and will be sharing with someone of the same sex.
We can also cater for the following:
- A couple who require a shared room and both bodyboard
- A couple who require a shared room but only one of you bodyboards
- An individual who would like a private room
If you are interested in any of these options, then please email us and we’ll supply a quote.
If you can’t make the dates, or you’d like to arrive early or stay on for extra days, then contact us and we can help put together the perfect bespoke package for you. Call us on 01637 879571.