BALI SURF CAMP BALANGAN
Welcome to Kima Bali Surf Camp - Balangan
You’re looking for idyllic beaches with perfect waves?
The sound of the sea as your lullaby?
Just drop into the eat-sleep-surf-rhythm with one of the world’s best surf regions on your own doorstep: far from the madding crowds and shopping malls, we have only one thing in mind: surfing!
Here in the remote Southern region of the island it’s the ideal place for ‘overworked’ surfers to unwind. But on the other hand, it’s just a 40-minute drive to the hot spot Kuta, where you can shop and party as much as you like.
The Surf Camp Hotel is situated directly on the cliffs of Balangan Beach, on the Balinese peninsula of Bukit. One of Bali’s longest left-hander breaks over the reef at the foot of the cliffs on to a wonderful white sandy beach with palm groves.
Our Balangan Camp is the ultimate training camp for intermediates and advanced surfers to dedicate themselves to surfing at our home break. Mobility is a big thing at Kima. There are guided tours to the various surf spots round Bali and Bukit up to 6 times a day (Mon. – Fri.).This way, we can ensure that every surfer (intermediate and advanced) can ride on the right wave at the right time.
However, if you prefer to be out and about on your own, or want to go clubbing at night, you’re free to use our cars or mountain bikes. If you don’t want to drive yourself, there’s always a driver to take you where you want to go – shopping, to the spa or the next supermarket – just check with us.
In 1989 it was "Pencak Silat", a type of martial arts, that brought Ari to a training camp in Indonesia, where he was supposed to be preparing for competitions in the homeland of this old Malaysian martial art. However, it wasn't long before he got hooked on something completely different.......surfing, and also the enchanting way and mentality of the people here. And so the idea of a Bali Surfari was born. The years that followed saw him laying the foundations for the first German-speaking Surf Camp along with his best mate, Boris.
Kima has now been organising Surf Camps and Surfaris since 1995. Of course lots of things have changed since then, but one thing still remains: it's a get-together of like-minded people with the one and the same passion - surfing as a life-style.
Our team is Ari, Roland, and Felix (Office and Communication), camp manager Mark as well as our local Guide Team with international support.
And of course, not to forget our competent drivers, Made and Putu and Robby & Rosita and the rest of the service team of Balangan Surf Camp!!
We all have one commitment: working hard to make the idea of the Bali Surf Camp an unforgettable experience for you.
Kima Bali Surf Camp’s big plus is that surf guiding is inclusive!
Monday to Friday we organise up to six trips for all surf levels to various breaks all round Bali’s Southern Peninsula, The Bukit. What this means is that you can take part in at least two and a maximum of three guided sessions per day. At the weekend you can join one of the inland Culture and Sport Trips organised by Kima Bali Surf Camps.
We head for the various surf spots in small groups at different levels - depending on the tide, swell and wind conditions.
Our guides are all trained in life-saving, they’re familiar with the island, drive safely and can give you competent briefing on the spot. Here they’ll point out the characteristics of reef surfing or any potential hazards. The guides always surf with you in the water, giving you tips and showing you tricks. Twice a week the sessions are filmed so that the analysis afterwards can help you identify the mistakes you’re making and correct them.
No joke: bed to beach in just 2 minutes - just make your way down to the fantastic Balangan beach, where one of Bali’s longest left-handers breaks and, if the swell is big enough, there may well be one or two tube sections as well. The sheer length of this wave means that it has several starting points, as well as varied sections – in a word, everything the surfer heart desires: whether steep or simple drops, sharp faces or smooth longboard sections, there’s something for everyone. Even advanced surfers can learn something here.
Dreamlands semi-beach breaks are perfect spots for intermediate and advanced surfers and can be reached on foot if the tide’s out or paddled if the tide’s high. Apart from an A-frame peak there’s a simpler left- and right-hander and a fun shore break.
If you’ve done your homework you’ll know that all the spots from Balangan to Uluwatu are in the same bay, all connected by one and the same road. They’re ideal for intermediate and advanced surfers. From April to November constant south-west swells and off-shore winds ensure perfect waves, loads of point breaks and tubes. This way there’s always something on our daily surf schedule for our intermediate and advanced surfers: reef or sand substrate – take your pick.
Our guided tours are always adapted to the given conditions, that means that depending on the swell the odd secret spot might come to light. With our years of experience you’ll always be at the right spot at the right time!
On the evening before choose the surf sessions that suit you best – depending on your preferences and skills and simply enter your name in the list. If you’re really surf-crazy and not put off by the thought of an early-morning surf, you can do more than the usual two sessions a day. Our surf guides are there to help you make your choice.
For intermediate surfers Bali has a whole series of soft reef and semi-beach breaks in store. Perfect waves at long point breaks will push your skills and maybe even make you an advanced surfer by the end of your stay. With our experienced guides you can be at all the spots of the southern peninsula within 15 – 30 minutes: Dreamland, Impossibles, Mini Padang, or Uluwatu, and of course our home spit Balangan just down the cliff
In Balangan the advanced surfers really get their money’s worth. The best waves all round Bali are on our schedule: the legendary Airport breaks, the classic Bali waves such as Dreamland and Balangan or the world famous spots like Padang-Padang, Keramas or Uluwatu. As something of an institution here, we obviously know a few unknown and unsurfed waves – the ones the guidebooks don’t know.
The diversity and sheer perfection of the waves is enough to make any surfer's heart miss a beat. No matter what time of the year, Bali has a constant surf and ideal conditions for both intermediates and pro's.
And don't worry about the swell - that’s 100% guaranteed!
For your comfort and to make sure you really enjoy your holiday, we've made every effort to create a genuine Bali feeling in our choice of accommodation.
The Surf Camp complex is an authentic family business in keeping with Balinese style, with an eye for detail.
Accommodation is in two-storey bungalows with one room on each level and one shared bathroom or in bungalows for up to 4 persons.
If you need more comfort book one of the deluxe rooms with en suite bathrooms, some with fan, some with AC.
The bungalows are situated round the pool set in a tropical garden. The small hotel restaurant has tasty treats in store and also has a pool table and TV/DVD.
Traditional Bali houses are the ideal place to chill out between your surf sessions. There’s always a wonderful view of the cliff-lined coast and you can look out over the sea as far Uluwatu .
If it gets too ‘relaxed’ (or even “boring”?!) in Balanagan, you can always head for the urban jungle of Kuta on your own or with a driver and, if you dare, shop – or party – till you drop.
The cost of living on Bali is extremely low. A healthy and filling meal (fish plus a side dish) will cost around 3 €!!!
The warungs on the beaches also offer fruit salads and an ample nasi or mie goreng for just 1 €. The obligatory evening beer on the beach is likely to be the most expensive thing on the menu of healthy indo food. Breakfast is inclusive – a choice of American, Indonesian, English or Continental – coffee or tea, jaffle with fruit salad or mie or nasi goreng.
The Balangan Surf Camp kitchen also has various western dishes on offer - sandwiches, pizza, pasta, burgers and fries, and of course Indonesian specialities.
On the move - by land and sea - our strong point
Car pool and discovering Bali
The major concept of the Kima Bali Surf Camp is to get to know what's near and far in Bali. Whether it’s shore break in Dreamland, barrels of Bingin or Uluwatu Reef: our long-term experience of Bali promises to take you to the best waves all around the island.
Depending on the day's conditions, what the participants want to do and their surfing level, our guests take off in small groups by car or boat over and around the island. This way you can take part in at least 10 surf sessions at the various spots in any one week.
But here on the island you don’t have to miss out on culture and other activities. Hindu Bali offers not only endless temples, royal palaces and rice terraces in the island’s interior, the coastal towns have loads of opportunities for shopping, dining and hanging out with the right people.
For the sports fans there is a wide spectrum: diving, wake/kiteboarding, stand-up paddling, volcano trekking, rafting, mountain biking or tree top climbing.
Culture and Sport Trips
So that you can get to know Bali’s inland Kima Surf Camp, also offers organised culture and sport trips with a driver at the weekend.
Bali off your own bat
So you can get to know your “own” Bali you’re free to use our car pool with minibuses (min. 3 guests, please fill up the tank), jeeps and mountain bikes for island tours or other activities – just check with us for availability. You can hire a moped with a board carrier for 3 € / day. For short trips to the supermarket or ATM a driver can be organised. Our car pool is also available free of charge for island trips and other activities – just check with us.
An international driver's license is necessary in any case for all vehicles
Equipment, your own stuff
Our material pool has been put together to suit the conditions we have here: shortboards (6'0'' - 7'0''), funshapes and mini-malibus (7'0'' - 7'8'').
We have boards for every level and all conditions. If you don't mind the haul, please feel free to bring your own equipment or favourite board with you, so you can put them to the ultimate test here. Board shorts, booties and wax can be had here at reasonable prices. Leashes and lycras are included in the rental, however, possible repairs have to be paid for.
If you want to be on the safe side as far as ding repair is concerned, you can “insure” your rental board – or your own one – for € 25.That means that we will carry the costs for any repairs over a period of 1 – 3 weeks, whether it’s a tiny dent or a major break. Any damage will of course be immediately and professionally repaired.
If the whole board or parts of it get lost - for instance gone forever sailing over the wide, wide sea – the costs have to be borne by the user.
One week Kima Surf Camp Bali Balangan covers:
- Airport transfer
- Accommodation incl. breakfast
- Surf Guiding, min. 10 guided sessions per week
(Mon. –Fri.), incl. spot transfer, spot instruction, coaching in the water
- 2x Surf video coaching and analysis per week
- Use of mountain bikes and Camp vehicles
- Camp drivers
- 1 Boatshuttle to the Outer Reefs per week
PRICES (per person):
|ACCOMMODATION - Low Season |
01. April - 15. June and 15. Sept. - 01. Nov.
|1 week||2 weeks|
|Twin/Double room||449 Euro||679 Euro|
|3 -4 Pers. Bungalow||389 Euro||619 Euro|
|ACCOMMODATION - High Season |
15. June - 15. Sept.
|1 week||2 weeks|
|Twin/Double room||499 Euro||749 Euro|
|3 -4 Pers. Bungalow||439 Euro||679 Euro|
|Board, Leash, Lycra (Low- and High Season)||per week: 45 Euro
Extension of equipment per day: 8 Euro
|Camp extension (per day)||44 Euro|
|Camp extension (per week)||239 Euro|
|Single room supplement||25 Euro / night / person
|Deluxe Room Fan supplement
||4 Euro / night / person|
|Deluxe Room AC supplement
||7 Euro / night / person|
|Moped rental||3 Euro / day|
|Surfboard Insurance||(1-3 weeks): 25 Euro
(possible only for Kima rental boards)
Individual booking dates possible between April and November.
Low Season: 1st April – 15th June and 15th October– 1st November
High Season: 15th June – 15th October
Minimum Booking: 1 Week
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