Learning to Surf on Kuta Beach Bali
Learning to surf is one of those opportunities in life that I’ve been able to take advantage of because I travel. If I didn’t travel, I wouldn’t get the chance to do have of the cool things I do.
Bali is great for learning to surf because Kuta Beach is sandy, the waves are consistent, and there are plenty of surf schools.
I joined a few others one morning on Kuta Beach. We joined the Pro Surf School’s beginner lesson. This included a thorough 30-minute theory lesson indoors followed by two hours on the beach in practice.
Kuta Beach is great for starters because it’s got a sandy bottom. If you fall, and you will, you’ll smash against the soft sand instead of rocks or reef. The instructors at Pro Surf School were knowledgeable and helpful. They took it step-by-step and within a few minutes I was standing up and riding waves into shore.
A stop in Bali is a good way to break up the more serious stops while traveling through Indonesia. My surf lesson in Bali came after two weeks of intensive sightseeing, including the orangutans of Kalimantan, hiking Mt. Bromo volcano, visiting the Komodo dragons, and climbing the temple of Borobudur.
Have you taken a surf lesson? If you’re experienced, where is your favorite place to surf?