Sorry if this information has been given in another post but my head has been spinning searching through all the places and options to go and Indo seems hard to narrow down! Looking at improving my riding by going on a surf camp. At this stage it will be 3 people (2 surf, 1 non-surf)
Intermediate? Comfortable in chest/shoulder high waves(2-3ft) , can go along the line of a wave but still working on going top to bottom.
My friend is a body boarder and much better at that than I am surfing but he is after some fun waves (not massive or super quick barrels).
Budget and Timing;
Looking at going for about a 10day surf tour.
I am able to get time off either October 1-14 or anytime in January. Judging by most sites I think October would be the better option though (happy to be corrected!)
- $2500 max pp for flights, food, accom, surf guide/transport.
Anyone able to recommend a place with;
- consistent surf with options that aren't too big
- small crowds
- good guides and transport included
- My friend is not a great flyer and would not be a fan of getting on a small plane to access some of the more hidden islands.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
What areas/spots have you been considering?
If you have 1 non surfer with you then that would probably rule out locations that don't offer much other than the surf e.g. Sumbawa.
And since your level seems reasonably basic you would want to avoid heavier spots anyway.
I am yet to head over so not fully qualified to comment, but I feel sorry for the guys here that get bombarded with these questions hah.
Bali / Lombok sounds like it would be suited to you guys. You can Ferry to Lombok so no need for a small plane, and I've heard Lombok is good for more mellow surf.
I leave in 9 weeks to have a 3 month trip around Indo. My first week is being spent at this surf camp in Bali after being recommended by my good friend and seeing the hundreds of amazing reviews. https://www.tripadvisor.co.nz/Hotel_Review-g297696-d2051600-Reviews-Wave...
Some people have said that you don't need to bother with a camp/guide in Bali, as it is more expensive, and it is apparently pretty easy to get around by yourself. However these guys are apparently very clued up with all the spots nearby to take you, wake you up early as **** to beat the crowds, and give you good advice at each of the spots.
So you're after somewhere with consistent surf, small crowds and want to be able to get there without having to get on a smaller plane.
Jeez if I knew of a place like that I wouldn't be saying it on here..
Ps. Heard Lennox is good at the moment :-)
Have you considered Port Albert?
Haha, now they are openly advertising they will dog every other competent surfer to get kooks into waves for a few rupees
No shame, can't blame em, but where's the honour?
From the kooks and the guides
"We introduce you to the locals so they won't drop in! We will also find you the best suited waves to your ability. We will block, snake, drop (other people) and we will even push you on waves. Anything to make your Bali surf holiday awesome.."
Yeh maybe try lennox, I hear ben matson offers a similar service in the region...for a few rupees
sypkan, are you referring to my post?
Yeh mate, not you personallly, I just read the link
Thanks very much Chumbucket, appreciate your advice and I'll check them out :)
I have been considering lombok, have you got any advice or recommendations?