5 of the Best Surf Camps in Bali

by Roisin McAuley  |  Updated February 27, 2023

Bali’s beautiful weather, great value for money and excellent waves make the island a popular spot for visitors looking to hone their skills.

Surfers of all levels catch waves in and around Bali (Photo: Solid Surf House)

Whether you choose a central spot or prefer to retreat to one of the smaller, lesser-known areas of the coast, the numerous surf camps available in Bali offer something for everyone. Below we’ve selected the top four surf camps based on guest reviews, location and value for money.

Medewi Surf School

Spend eight days on one of Medewi Surf School’s camps designed depending on surf ability. This surf school offers three different camps: beginners opt for the ‘learn to surf’ retreat, and more advanced surfers can choose between green and white wave levels. Located on Bali’s south coast, the classes are given to small groups of guests by experienced instructors. Accommodation and equipment rental is included in the price of the camp, along with daily breakfast. From $384.

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Pelan Pelan in Canggu

Instructors help surfers hone their skills at Pelan Pelan (Photo:

At Pelan Pelan surf camp, improve your surfing whilst being surrounded by Bali’s beauty: rice fields, beautiful beaches, and Hindu temples. At Pelan Pelan, the focus is the ultimate relaxation; the camp combines escaping into the waves with yoga and meditation sessions. Surf and guiding classes are customized to suit the participants’ needs with the rental of surf equipment free of charge. Included in the price are healthy breakfasts, traditional Indonesian lunches, as well as airport pick-up on arrival. To complete the relaxation experience, the onsite spa offers complimentary massages throughout your stay. A number of eight and fifteen-day packages are available, each with different focuses, but if you are interested in an extended retreat the surf camp also offers a 29-day surf vacation. From $814.

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Isla Indah Retreat and Monkey Surfing in Nusa Lembongan

Surfing, freediving, snorkelling, yoga … there is something for all ocean explorers and beach lovers at Isla Indah Retreat and Monkey Surfing camp. Over four to seven days, surfers of all experience levels can escape to the Bali’s Southeastern Island of Nusa Lembongan away from the buzz of the mainland Bali. Included in the price is your transfer from Bali to the island, where you’ll immerse yourself in surf culture. A variety of accommodation is available during the surf vacation: the retreats private garden bungalows or private double and single rooms at the nearby the Santika Guest House. From $319.