How to choose the best surfing instructor for you?

Planning to get on a surfboard and ride the waves? Well, there’s no place better to learn than in Bali! As the island of the Gods, Bali is home to some of the most well-known surfing locations in the world. This is your chance to join the vibrant surfing scene, by learning to take on the sport yourself.

There are plenty of surf camps scattered throughout Bali. For the best learning experience, before you go and choose a random surfing camp, it would be wise to know what to look for in a surfing instructor.

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Here are the things you should consider before choosing a surfing instructor.


This is by far one of the most important qualities of any instructor. Effective communication forms the fundamental interaction between you and the surfing instructor. Make sure you’re comfortable with the way the instructor communicates with you. If you can’t speak local Bahasa, then make sure the instructor is fluent enough in English for you to understand.

Teaching style

Just as instructors have their own unique teaching styles, the same can be said about the students. We all have our own way of learning materials. Some may prefer more theory, while others learn better through a hands-on approach. Finding an instructor that’s able to mix up their teaching style will make your time learning to surf that much more enjoyable.

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Availability and experience

Whether you’re a traveler, a backpacker, or live locally in Bali, you’ll need to find an instructor whose schedule matches yours. In addition to availability, if possible, you’ll want to stick with instructors with a wealth of experience. Why? Because their depth of experience will facilitate the length of time it takes for you to fully learn the various aspects of surfing. You don’t want to be a student forever, right?

Make sure you keep these points in mind when you go out looking for a surfing instructor. Are you currently looking for a surfing camp to learn how to surf? We’ve got you covered! Join us at Pelan Pelan Bali for an unforgettable surfing experience. Our experienced staff regularly teach beginners to intermediate level surfers and have flexible schedules to fit your needs. Visit our website to learn more.

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