Thinking of taking a beginner surf lesson in Bali, but not sure what you’re signing up for? Here we give you a few insights into what takes place during a mybalisurf beginner lesson…
What to bring
mybalisurf provide use of rash vests, surf boards and sunscreen (included within the lesson price) so all you really need to bring is yourself and a towel! We can also arrange pick up and drop off to your accommodation should you need it.
Finding the right surf board
By taking into account your height, weight, ability and condition of the waves, your surf guide will choose a board that is going to enable you to get the most out of your lesson. Beginners with no previous experience usually take out a long, soft top board which provides a more stable platform for you to be able to practice paddling and standing up.
On-land theory practice
Before you head out into the water, your surf guide will give you instructions on how to paddle and stand up on the board whilst still on-land. Your guide will assess your technique, give you advice on areas of improvement and answer any questions you may have at this stage. You will also have the safety aspects of your surf lesson explained to you at this point and be taught about any local beach rules that you may need to adhere to.
Like any sporting activity you take on, warming up is essential to get your muscles ready and raring to go! This is normally a quick 5-10 minute session on the beach.
Getting in the sea
Now comes the part you have been really looking forward to; getting in the water and catching some waves! You may find paddling tough on your arms and shoulders to begin with, but once you get standing up you will see why it’s worth it. Your surf guide will be with you every step of the way, helping to prepare and push you into the perfect waves whilst ensuring you are safe at all times.
Once you are out of the water, it’s the perfect time for the all important ‘after surf selfie’! Your guide will be there to discuss any questions you have and give you feedback.
While you are at the beach, what better way to wind down and relax after a lesson than grabbing a fresh, cold coconut or Bintang (local bottled lager) whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings and watching other surfers take to the waves.