Bali Surf Report and Surf Forecast

Jul
23
2020

Advanced Private Surf Lessons at Bingin

This morning Dean headed out to Bingin with Gunung for his first of two private surf lessons for the day

The swell could have been a little larger, but there were still plenty of perfect glassy waves breaking at around shoulder-high

After stopping back at the surf camp for some rest and recovery time, they’ll be heading out again to surf the dropping tide this afternoon at Uluwatu

In the third and final phase of the easing of Bali’s lockdown, the island will officially open its borders again for oversea tourists on September 11th.

Start planning your trip now and get an uncrowded Bingin session for yourself!

 

Jul
18
2020

Big Saturday at Uluwatu and Padang Padang

On the afternoon of what some were calling ‘Big Saturday’, the ocean was putting on a show as Bali’s reefs took a pounding by the biggest swell of the year to date

The show started with some monster tow and paddle waves at Uluwatu’s Bombie and Outside Corner, and we finished on the cliffs overlooking Padang Padang

In the third and final phase of the easing of Bali’s lockdown, the island will officially open its borders again for oversea tourists on September 11th.

Start planning your trip now and join us to enjoy some of the world’s best lineups, emptier than they’re likely to be for a very long time!

Jul
13
2020

Padang Padang to Dreamland

With a solid swell hitting Bali today, we took a drive along the coast from Padang Padang to Dreamland to see what was going down at some of the most popular local breaks

Although the size of the swell didn’t disappoint, the wind wasn’t quite right which meant there were more turns than barrels at Bingin, a couple of big cleanup sets, and all the breaks were a little wild and unpredictable.

If and when the wind changes direction and straightens everything out later today, expect everywhere to be pumping!

In the third and final phase of the easing of Bali’s lockdown, the island will officially open its borders again for oversea tourists on September 11th.

Start planning your trip now and join us to enjoy some of the world’s best lineups, emptier than they’re likely to be for a very long time!

Jul
03
2020

Bingin Barrels

The crew of hungry locals and small take-off spot make it tricky to snag a good one at Bingin, but if you’re up for the challenge, there’s no time like the present

The swell is pumping and with Covid restrictions having all but stopped tourism for now, you might never get a chance like this again to enjoy ‘Bali’s most make-able barrel’™ so start planning your next trip now

The recent run of solid swell continues with sets arriving today in head-high to double-overhead range and barrelling at Bingin — as you’d expect — but also down the outside reef at Impossibles too

The first international flight operated from Denpasar airport two days ago, Bali is officially reopening from the 9th July and travel to and from other Indonesian islands will be possible from the 31st July.

We hope and expect the issuing of tourist visas to recommence shortly after and possibly even the same day.

We’re still not posting the surf report on our typical daily schedule but check back again soon for more updates or follow us on Facebook for more Bali surf news and travel information

 

Jul
01
2020

Padang Padang Sundown Session

With Bali’s official reopening scheduled for July 9th and international routes starting to open up across the world, it’s time to start planning your next trip here!

We took the camera along with us this evening to one of our favourite local spots where the only thing better than the cocktails is the view.

With a very solid swell hitting Bali at the moment, the world-famous Padang Padang left-hander was throwing out some sizeable barrels which were being skillfully navigated by a crowd of around ten.

In the opposite direction, some chunky sets were rolling down the Impossibles reef in the ‘well overhead’ range with surfers enjoying some leg-achingly-long rides.

We’re too busy enjoying the uncrowded world-class waves for now so our regular daily surf report remains on hold but keep your eyes peeled for more regular updates soon.

Jun
22
2020

Instructor Spotlight: Andre

Here in Bali, the beaches are open for surfing but we’re too busy enjoying the uncrowded world-class waves for now so our regular daily surf report remains on hold.

With Bali’s official reopening scheduled for July 9th and international routes opening up soon afterward, it’s time to start planning your next trip here!

The focus of today’s instructor spotlight post is Andre Julian who was born in 1995 in Cimaja, West Java and grew up surfing with his brother Sandi — who is also one of PPSC’s top instructors.

Through a friendly brotherly rivalry, they pushed each others’ ability levels higher and higher whilst competing internationally in countries including France, Malaysia and Thailand.

Like many of the PPSC guests and instructors, Andre’s favourite place to surf is Uluwatu — one of many world-class waves in our local area. He enjoys the long and high-quality left-handers that Uluwatu offers and thrives on the fact that it still challenges him when the swell size increases.

When the waves are smaller, Andre rides a 5’5″ or 5’6″ board and when it turns on you’ll find him riding either his 5’8″ or 6’0″ step-ups.

The Indonesian surfer who’s inspired Andre the most is hometown-hero and Quiksilver sponsored athlete Dede Suryana — who also hails from his hometown of Cimaja — and internationally, his favourite surfer is Ítalo Ferreira who he’d love to surf against in a competitive heat.

When Andre isn’t surfing he likes to focus on rest and relaxation — chilling out, playing games and hanging out with friends.

Andre has been working at PPSC now for over four years and whether it’s your first lesson or your hundredth, he can spot exactly where you’re going wrong, communicate suggestions in a simple and accessible way, and help take your surfing to the next level.

May
27
2020

Instructor Spotlight: Sandi

Here in Bali we’re still not able to produce our daily surf report but, with the Covid situation improving around the world, we’re optimistic we’ll be able to welcome guests back here again in June or July.

The focus of today’s spotlight post is Sandi.

Growing up in the beach town of Cimaja, West Java, Sandi set his heart on emulating his favourite surfer Dane Reynolds and developed a repertoir of skills and manouvers to match.

Previously sponsored by world-renowned brand Quiksilver, his adventures as a professional athlete gave him experience travelling and competing abroad on several occasions in countries including Malaysia, Taiwan, New Zealand and France.

With surfing as his love, Sandi decided that working in a surf camp would be the perfect place to share this with other people and has been working at PPSC doing so for over six yeears.

Sandi is one of the surf camp’s best instructors both in terms of his own skills, and with his excellent English and communication skills, can help take your surfing to the next level too.

 

Apr
28
2020

Instructor Spotlight: Blacky

While we remain in Covid-19 lockdown, today’s post shines a spotlight on Blacky.

Local standout and son of Uluwatu legend Made Lapur, Blacky is one of the surf camp’s top surfers both competitively and as an instructor.

In addition to winning many local competitions, he gained international recognition by finishing 2nd in the 2018 Padang Padang Cup — contested in one of the biggest swells to hit Indonesia for years.

Blacky is one of our most in-demand instructors for private lessions/guiding and for very good reason. With unrivalled local knowledge and great communication skills, you’re almost certain to leave the water a better surfer by the end of a session with him.

Blacky is sponsored by Insight (@insight51_id) and you can watch him in action during any decent swell at Uluwatu or in his catalog of highlight reels over on his Instagram account (@agusblackysetiawan).

Apr
17
2020

In-Water Surf Photography by Head Instructor Monot

While the COVID-19 lockdown is ongoing and beaches remain closed, the focus of today’s update is on our head instructor and professional surf photographer Monot aka @indo_watershots.

As well as being one of camp’s most experienced instructors above the water, Monot has also been shooting from in the water for around three years having got his start assisting a friend with some off-camera flash work for a professional surf photography project.

Using a state of the art Sony mirrorless camera and housings from Liquid Eye and BOX, Monot also enjoys shooting nature and waves but there’s no place he’d rather be sitting that on in the inside at the world-famous Padang Padang Left with his camera in his hand.

Whether you want to be the envy of all your social media friends or create a print of an unforgettable surf memory to display in your living room, you can book Monot to shoot a session for you or a group of friends when you book to stay with us.