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Learn to surf in Bali

Bali isn’t just a surfers paradise for intermediate and expert surfers. The Bukit (known for heavy and perfect waves) has plenty of mellow and beginner friendly waves.

for who

This course is ideal for people who have never surfed before or have done 1 or 2 surf camps in the past.

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The lessons are given in a structured way by profesional and qualified surf instructors. The surf lessons take place in waves that are suitable for beginners to ensure safety and quick progress.

Surf lessons can be booked in a group, semi private or private surf lessons.

After the learn to surf course you will be able to catch waves on your own and get your first rides on a soft surfboard (for safety) .


Surf lessons time may vary per days since it depends on the tide and wave conditions, but we will keep you informed of your schedule ahead in time to make sure it fits in everyones daily plans.

Lessons include transportation to and from the surf spots and use of surf equipment.

intermediate surfers


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For  guests that already know how to surf but want to surf as many different surf spots as possible with the help of lots of local knowledge, the surf guiding is a good option.

The local Bali surf guides are all semi pro or pro level surfers with years of experience surfing Bali’s different waves. They will explain the different characteristics of the different waves. Rips, tides, what to watch out for etc. They will select the best waves that suit your level of surfing based on the surf forecasts.

The Bali surf guiding and surf trips can be booked and planned before your arrival at Swell or on site.

Please note: Surf lessons and surf guiding are only available for clients staying at Swell

learn to surf in bali

surfing bali

the ultimate surf destination


Year round surf season. Bigger waves between May- October


Large variety of waves from beach breaks to shallow reefs


Year round warm air and water temperatures, bring plenty of sunscreen

Skill level

Something for everyone: beginners – intermediate and expert surfers

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quality surf rental pool

ideal for

People that don’t want the hassle of travelling with their own surfboard, but do want to use a quality surfboard on their holiday.


Our surfboard rental pool is an ever expanding collection of quality surfboards.

Here’s a sample of what we have available. (contact us for full list)

  • 6’2” Firewire Spitfire
  • 6’4” Firewire Greedy Beaver
  • 6’7” BSB Hypto copy
  • 6’8” Sunova Nitro
  • 6’10” Pyzel Ghost
  • 6’10” Channel Islands Pod
  • 7’0” Verall
  • 8’2” Mini Mal

*Our boards are only available to rent for Swell clients.


All board are in a very good condition: never been broken, and only might have the smallest dings which are professionally repaired.


Need help?

Below are some of the frequently asked questions about Swell Bali, if your question is not answered, send us an email, we’ll get back at you in no time.

Have a look at our online booking system, and you can choose and set up your own package surf holiday in Bali with Swell

We can set you up with highly respected pro-level surfers from bingin and the surrounding area. They are super knowledgable on where to find the best waves for your surfing ability.

You can create your own package in the booking system with surf guiding, lessons are none at all.

A short walk from Swell Bali you will find the world-class wave of Bingin.  Bingin is a machine like a left-hander that breaks over  reef, however on the higher tides and smaller swells it’s also a great wave for beginners and intermediates. Impossibles is another wave that Swell guests can walk to, without the need for a scooter or taxi. It’s a long left-hander that is suitable for intermediate and expert surfers. For long rides, it’s best on a bigger swell and can easily hold waves up to 4-5 x overhead. On smaller waves, you can still enjoy Impossibles but don’t expect the waves to connect all the way through.
Looking for mellow intermediate waves? Walk to Dreamland and enjoy mellow waves. Dreamland is best on the lower tides.Overall if you want to enjoy the best waves that Bali has to offer, you could not be better located than in Bingin with Swell bali Surf Camp

Traveling by yourself? You couldn’t have picked a better place to stay ! 
At our Surf Camp in the Caribbean, we are the #1 destination for solo / single travelers who want to meet new people on their adventure surf holiday.

70% of our clients travel to Swell solo. The way we are set up means that it is really easy to meet fellow travelers. We have breakfast together, we surf together and go out for sunset drinks.

The large communal area which is at the heart of our surf camps /  hotels is the central meeting hub to socialize, play a game, and enjoy meals and drinks in the company of others.

Swell is not a suitable place for young children, so we have a minimum age restriction of 13 years old

We started our  Luxury Surf Camp in the Caribbean 10 years ago. Clients loved the concept of the luxuries of a boutique hotel with the social aspects of a hostel. Swell in the Caribbean has ideal learning to surf  conditions for people who have never surfed before. After looking for a location for a second Luxury surf camp, with detours in Mexico and Costa Rica; we finally made it back to Bali after 20 years. Yes some things have changed in Bali, but a few things remained the same: the surf is world class and the locals are still as friendly and smiley as ever.
We looked for a good location in Bali; Seminyak (too busy), Canggu (too busy), finally we made it to Bingin and we realized that it ticks all the boxes: Stunning beach – Awesome surf –  A few  restaurants, bars and surf shops and lots of local charm.
We decided against opening a ‘Bali Surf Camp‘, instead decided on a boutique surf resort, less focus on the beginning surfers, and more on the intermediate and expert surfers.Swell Bali does not have in house surf instructors, unlike at Swell Surf Camp in the Caribbean.What is the same?
The same good vibe, ideal for solo travelers. The standard of accommodation is also the same:  super comfortable rooms, mattresses, linen and very tasty and healthy food.


Boutique Bali surf hotel accommodation in the center of bingin


Different waves for different levels of surfers


Pictures of swell and the stunning scenery in bingin

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A Swell bali surf holiday can only be booked through our own online booking system.

We do not sell our room rates on any other external website or via an agent, so you are guaranteed to pay the best price!

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