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Bali« on: November 17 2008 05:11:00 »
ich werde nach Weihnachten auf die Insel Bali fliegen und wollt mal fragen, ob irgendjemand schon Erfahrungen mit der Insel hat.
Wie sind die Wellen? ich kann zwar schon surfen, aber ich weiss nicht ob ich mich alleine trau überall raus zu paddeln? Wie ist es auf Bali als Mädel alleine zu reisen? Wie ist die gesamt Situation?
Vielen Dank schon mal
RE: Bali« Reply #2 on: November 17 2008 20:11:00 »
Sorry my German is bad so will type in English...
Ya, fine to travel alone! You may meet other surfer girls just like you here. I live in Bali (I'm Australian) and travelled solo many times. You get attention but it's very safe...All talk no action. Locals are friendly and accommodating. Waves are plentiful. I recommend east coast in December (wet season). During wet season it wont rain every day, and only an hour or less then passes. If you are advanced, confident with reef breaks then head to Uluwatu or Medewi...Or start off in Legian/Kuta where it's busy but safe beach breaks...Later you may want to cruise further along the East coast. If you need more info email: [email protected]
I know of a few excellent surf guides/drivers if you need.
RE: Bali« Reply #3 on: November 18 2008 04:11:00 »
if u plan going to Bali to improve your surfing, just visit a surfcamp.
there is a plenty of camps on Bali, i spend 3 weeks in the kima camp in Seminyak. First i did a week of surfschool, and then 2 weeks of surfguiding. It was realy helpful cause they showed me all the spots, always tried to push me, and encourage me to paddel out in difficult spots. I had a really good time at the camp and met new people.
i can recommed u to do that....
whatever, enjoy Bali
RE: Bali« Reply #4 on: November 20 2008 07:11:00 »
Unless tyou want to pay 5 times the normal amount in bali for stay and some lessons, I wouldn't reccomend a surf camp
RE: Bali« Reply #5 on: November 27 2008 11:11:00 »
If surf camps are "5 times" more expensive, then can someone recommend some hostels and surf board rental shops? Is Bali a safe place for a woman backpacking alone? Is it worth it to go to Bali if you are a beginner/intermediate? Is Fiji a better option? Thanks!!!
RE: Bali« Reply #6 on: November 27 2008 20:11:00 »
My first time on a board was in Bali two months ago(Seminyak beach). The advice I got was to just talk to the guys on the beach that have sets of boards. My impression of the locals is that everyone is extremely nice and not there to rip you off, but haggling is just part of the culture. I don't remember exactly what I paid but it was a boat-load cheaper than the schools. They gave me a basic lesson and let me keep the board until I got tired. The rest of my time there, I skipped the lesson, and paid about 80,000 for 2 hours (around 8 bucks US). Enjoy Bali, it's an island rich with culture and fantastic people.
RE: Bali« Reply #7 on: December 11 2008 04:12:00 »
i plan on going bali in the near future, i know bali is only a small island but what are the best spots and islands to go to during which season as i'm sure they have trade winds.