Bali has been a surf mecca since the 1970’s when Australian surfers first started flocking to this wave rich Indonesian island in search of perfect reef break waves. The island offers waves for surfers of all abilities from the beach breaks of Kuta, Canguu and Seminyak to the hollow left handers that Uluwata and Padang Padang throw out to anyone willing to brave the coral reefs.
Aside from scoring some of the best waves of your life, Bali
offers so many fun things to do it’s hard to know where to start. We’ve done
the hard part for you, so when staying in our surf camps in
Bali make sure you get involved with some of these must-do activities.
1) Dreamland Beach.
The perfect place to spend the
day relaxing with your friends and loved ones. This tiny cove situated just
down from Bingin is a sight to behold with turquoise water meeting some of the
whitest sand you’ll find on this volcanic island. Rent out a lounger and drink
fresh fruit juices in between sessions getting pounded in the infamous
shore-break. The outside waves offer great rides for mini-mal and longboard
2) Splash Water Park.
A great place to head with
your friends with a huge variety of adrenalin pumping slides and water fun. Take
advantage of the lazy river rapids with a nice cold Bintang!
3) Uluwatu Temple.
A truly magical place,
especially as the sun starts to dip in the Bukit. This Hindu temple is
fantastic place to visit to gain some knowledge on the traditional beliefs and
rituals that Indonesian Hindu’s hold, with you able to take part in a
traditional fire ceremony. The temple also happens to be home to a large number
of monkeys who spend their days lazing about on the walls of the temple
hundreds of feet above the ocean. Be careful as they will steal your
sunglasses, hats, cameras and anything else they can get their hands on before
you have to bribe them with fruit to get your belongings back!
This is the place you head to celebrate
getting the best barrel of your life! This is the main tourist area in Bali and
everyone from seasoned surfers to sun burnt European tourists head here to blow
off some steam. Take advantage of the many happy hours where getting an ice
cold beer won’t set you back more than a £1. Night spots such as Alley Cats,
Sky Garden, Mr Potato and Ku De Ta are great spots to head to once the clock
starts nearing midnight.
When you think of Bali, you think lush
green rice paddies staggered in valleys. Well Ubud is the place to head to for
the iconic Balinese landscapes. It’s known as the centre for traditional crafts
and dance and is surrounded by rainforest, terraced rice paddies, Hindu temples
Check out the video of style guru Rob Machado tearing up Bali's mechanical left-handers below.
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