Surfing Guide: Learn to Surf Waves in Bali

Surfing for beginners

Teaching Yourself How to Surf

Learning how to surf can be an exciting and rewarding adventure. The feeling of riding a wave and being in harmony with the ebbs and flows of the ocean is truly exhilarating. While surfing may seem challenging at first, with dedication and the right approach, you can master this sport in no time!

Whether you're a total beginner or looking to improve your skills, here are some pointers to help you on your surfing journey — hopefully just in time for your next beach adventure.

Safety First

Before diving into the waves (or any other sport for that matter), you should always prioritise safety above everything else. Equip yourself with the proper gear, including a well-fitted leash and a board suitable for beginners. Foam longboards or soft-top surfboards would be the perfect choice when you learn to surf.

Understanding the basics of ocean safety is also crucial, and if you’re a weak swimmer, it’d be better to train your fundamentals first before you attempt to surf. At the very least, you should know how to float before

New to surfing? Consider taking a beginner’s surf lesson. Our world-class resorts in the Maldives, Kani and the Finolhu Villas, offer comprehensive surf training sessions to ensure you’re well-prepared for the challenges of the vast, open seas.

A new learner is riding a surfboard on a small wave at the Club Med resort

Once you’ve got the hang of the basics, you can finally dip your toes in the water to test out your newly acquired surfing skills. But wait! You should never underestimate the seas. Start with the smaller waves, as they’re much more forgiving and allow you to practise your balance and paddling skills without the intensity of larger swells.

For a sample of a diverse range of waves suitable for beginners, look no further than the iconic surf spot in Bali. Once you’re all tuckered out from a day of enjoying the waves, head back to your comfy room at our Club Med Bali resort to enjoy all of the facilities to your heart’s content.

Patience is Key

Just like learning any other skill, you’ll need plenty of time and training to master it — and surfing is no different. Learning to surf is a process that requires patience. Don’t be discouraged by the initial tumbles as they’re part and parcel of learning how to surf. Instead, take your time to understand the rhythm of the waves and hone your skills gradually.

Club Med's surf lessons are designed to cater to all skill levels. If you require continued guidance, our professional surf instructors will be able to guide you at your own pace so that you can enjoy the journey.

Ride the Wave: Learn to Surf at Club Med

Teaching yourself how to surf is an adventure filled with challenges and triumphs. It's a sport that connects you to nature and offers an incredible sense of accomplishment. Remember that progress takes time and each day in the water brings you one step closer to becoming a skilled surfer.

Embrace the waves and ride the excitement! Visit our beach resorts in Kani at the Maldives, Bali, Bintan Island, and more for the ultimate surfing experience.