SurfCamp Bali Blog

About life, death, surfing and everything you wanted to know about bali but had been afraid to ask

Camplife, play, relax and have some fun

Camplife, play, relax and have some fun
Camplife impressions

What do the "Stormriders" do in between the sessions, celebrating an awesome session or meanwhile there are surfer unfriendly conditions out in the ocean? Having good times anyway ;)

Guide Ranu test out his wings & "Splash"....:


5 Life Hacks for Surfers

1) How to avoid loose boardies

Loose boardies can be a problem. Even if you sometimes prefer to surf naked, the second you realize that you're loosing your trunks while facing the impact zone of a 10 footer, you probably wonder how this could happen. The answer is as easy as the solution. If the fabric of your boardies and ties get wet, they shrink. But there are ways to avoid an untight-tie-up-lace situation.  Either wet them, before you bind them, or remember to tie them up again after you entered the water.

2) The foam rubber thermal insulation tube travelbag

Surfers travel. And travelling with your surfboard often means flying which also means that your baggage will be moved by people that consider a surfboard to be a mixture of an air matrace and a kanu. The result will be damage. Even if you are lucky, if you travel with your quiver, dings and cracks on your sticks will always be round the next corner. But there is one well-established method to bring the safety level of your crappy travel trolley up to the level of an high-class surfboard bag by the price of a box of cigarettes. Foam rubber insulation tube, used for heating or solar systems are available from your next hardware store for less than 3,-$ a piece. Buy 4 meters for a shortboard, fix them with duct tape and build your own diy custom sized protection bag! If you treat this construction gentle, you can put the foam frame several times on and off without taking the tape off or harming the stability. You can also cut a "pool noodle" in half. Tested and prooved!

Guided surf trip to Medewi, West Bali

Guided surf trip to Medewi, West Bali
Medewi Surfspot, one of the longest lefthanders in Bali.

Even though, Bali is known as the most consistent surf travel destination in the world, from time to time the swell gets to big or the wind blows our home beaches. But Bali would not be Bali, if there wouldn’t be an option! While the east coast of Bali can be a good option during rain season and for expert surfers, the west coast can be in dry season. Especially the famous lefthand pointbreak Medewi is always worth a visit, when the breaks around Canggu and Kuta can no longer hold the swell (10- 12 ft. and bigger).

An outstanding lefthand pointbreak - Medewi

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