Travellers flocked to Bali to see its unique culture, pristine beaches as well as to try many of the ocean’s activities that Bali has to offer. The most popular one, Surfing. Before you plan to start jumping in the ocean and have a surf session, below are some useful tips for you.
• Know where to go
Bali has many different kind of waves for all levels. Places such as Kuta, Seminyak, and Legian beach are perfect for learning due to its relatively mellow waves and sandy bottoms.
• Learn the proper way
For beginners, its best to do it the right way – step by step learning. You may start with a surf school or to get some surf lessons from the beach boys renting surfboards at the beach. They offer hands-on training.
• Get the right equipment
Different boards are made for different levels. If you are starting out, it is recommended to use a ‘soft top’ long board where the materials are made from soft foam which prevent harsh injuries from contact with the board.
• Ask the local and know the surf etiquette
One wave, one person. That is the most basic sense for surfing. Due to the increase in tourists and surfers coming to Bali, the famous spots are usually crowded. Watch and learn the line ups. Do not jump in and take the waves straight away. Don’t drop in on other people (take a wave from someone who is already riding it). The person standing first have the right to the wave. Be patient and wait for your turn.