Hi there, I'm pretty new to surfing.
I understand this question might of been asked a few times already. Google seems to be filled with too many options.
I want to do a Indo trip, I've never been, and I'm seeking advice on a good budget friendly camp/lodge. (preferably with scooter and meals included)
I've been surfing for 2 years approx twice a week, so I'm starting to get more consistent trimming down the line on anything up to 3ft that isn't too hollow. (I prefer right hand breaks)
If anyone know's of any camps that would fit the bill for me or any other advice I'd super appreciate it. Prefer non crowded spots :) Thanks heaps!
Really can't go past Bali as an introductory Indo surf trip, lots of fun beaches west from Legian and a bunch of surf camps in that region too.
Plenty of Mellow options on the right day maybe Kuta region of Lombok if you want an alternative to Bali.
As for Indo advice don't bring in drugs and whatever you do don't kill a cop.
Contact Slim at Baliwaves.com and jump on board .
"Contact Slim at Baliwaves.com and jump on board ."
If he starts drinking bourbon just leave the bar..........
Ha yes to true !!
Gets loose on the juice eh ?
Never met the bloke or had anything to do with him , but it looks like he specialises in shepherding a flock around Bali.
Wealth of knowledge and a top guide but FFS ....get blind drunk and start picking fights with your customers?
I would not expect anything less in Bali. ;-)
Thanks guys will check out Bali/Lombok options... had a look at baliwaves websites, lots of good info. Sounds like a character this fella :)
Reading the above comments you can only assume if you like drinking and fighting Slims your man.
Is slim Balinese or an expat?
I always check into his site before heading over and always assumed he was Balinese but a few months back said he was staying in Newcastle,nsw.
I've stayed with Slim half a dozen times. Always had good waves, surfed places that his local knowledge has wired and seen lots of Bali the hordes miss. Had a few brews, as you do, never seen any fighting. Already booked again for next trip.
Didn't have enough brews.
If you're getting dragged around Bali by a paid surf guide you ARE the hordes.
You'd have to be stoked surfing a quiet spot when a bule pulls up with half a dozen paying ducklings in tow wouldn't you ?
Touche. Makes me realise how low surfing has sunk finding out people need a guide to surf Bali, and not for their first time there but for six trips to Bali! Where the fuck has your spirit of adventure gone??? You make Club Med look like Shackleton's journey.
I understand both sides derra & jezza.
If you're time poor and only have a week or so to find the best waves possible away from the crowds, then I can understand getting Slim to play the "surf guide".
But I also fully get where blowin and derra are coming from, getting out and exploring are often the best parts of a surf trip.
Blowin, he managed to turn up to a few uncrowded spots last year when it was cranking. I found his guests aren't the 'take every wave' shit heads you get normally. So has a knack of being in the right spot. I reckon Slim is probably a good option for a first timer.
Those guys wouldn't have been adding numbers to the line up , good blokes or not , if it wasn't for the bule surf guide.
I stayed with Slim back in 1999/2000. He was running his little enterprise out of a guest house in Tuban. As I was staying there solo after mates came home, it was pretty sweet having crew from all over the place to hang with and team up to do surf missions & boat trips etc. Even back then he had a fair few returning annually. Not sure what the story is now.
mtepaa with 2 years under your belt stick to the beachies.
ps. Last I bumped into Slim was around '05 where we proceeded to smash a bottle of arak just for catching up. He liked a drink.
Each to their own but I'd rather hang with myself in Indo and surf the same..If you want company it's not hard to find these days ,head to your favourite warung and talk to someone other than yourself for a bit..even as first timer anywhere,you need to make your own decisions ,you win some you lose some..That's one of the great gifts of being a surfer I think..
Fleazool did Slim smash the bottle over your head after you smashed the bottle of arak together.
Now that's when you know you've had a ripper night on the turps
Ha ha WJ no, never saw an aggressive side. He was always pretty chilled.
Got a window up my sleeve early november and have been thinking of taking my chick to lakeys.
Just after some advice/wisdom regards winds/waves etc.
Chick surfs well, so no problem there. Have heard will be morning offshores then blown out afternoons?
Any info would be great. Also open to other suggestions.
Nov is o.k. can still get 4-6ft ,wind info is correct, pain in the arse to get to a few hours from Bima by car....Airlines may still be looking inside board bags and charging per board not per bag....Usually Brazzo free by November.
Pain in the arse from bima as its late season or just pain in the arse all the time?
Not really that much of a pain just added time to get there...around $80 fare by memory
Lakey Peak inn site gives some info .
Edit : yep 800,000 R for Bima to Lakeys fare.
yep udo I got slugged $60 by wings for my board bag Bima-Dps last month. Told 'em I had 2 boards but they checked. And I had 3...
tangles did you get o.k. waves and had the crowds eased by then ?