Surf Buddy Bali
Surf Buddy Bali
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Certified surf instructors and guides of Surf Buddy Bali offer private surf lessons and surf guiding for every level to the surf spots of Bali.
Canggu, Indonesia

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Chaps09
Melbourne78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
We sourced 'Surf Buddy' from online reviews and our experience was AMAZING!!!. Buddi's communication before our tour was excellent and everything that was promised was exceeded on the day!! Buddi picked us up from Seminyak at 7am sharp and we looked at a few breaks heading north and ended up at a fantastic break North of the Tanah Lot area that was uncrowded and a great wave. Buddi arranged our perfect hire boards (as requested), he came out into the break with us and gave us great tips and suggestions during our session, even though we are competent surfers. Buddi did not rush us and we had a full 3 hour session in the water and our wave count was through the roof. Buddi's friendly laidback personality is also reflected in his surfing, very Jerry Lopez smooth and respectful. We would highly recommend Surf Buddy Surf Tours to anyone wanting a great hassle free surf experience.
Written July 16, 2023
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LMLL2017
Berlin, Germany16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
I´ve already surfed with Budi in March 2019, but decided to go back to Bali in September with my boyfriend... and we booked guiding with Budi for nearly three weeks. We absolutely loved it! Even though my boyfriend and I are different levels Budi knew which spots would be suitable for both of us. He gave us a lot of confidence in the water and helped both of us to improve. What I liked most? Budi is such a cheerful character in the water, but at the same time takes his business very serious ... always on time, great video analysis, good gear and wise selection of spots. He also took us on a longer trip to Medewi where me met his family. We can´t wait to go back and do guiding with him again.
Written January 12, 2020
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Ctwells
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
Budi was awesome. Always early to pick me up and find the best places to surf with limited crowds.
His spot and wave knowledge was amazing and he helped improve my surfing 10 fold by the time I left.
Not only was he a great surf guide but his tips and pointers make him a great coach.

Also helps he is friendly and all round great guy.

Highly recommend
Written August 3, 2022
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Ea
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
100% recommend! Buddy was so helpful, kind and an excellent surf guide and teacher. Also amazing to have footage for each session! Buddy really takes his time with each person, and it's clear that he is very passionate. If you are looking for the right place to book your surf lesson, this is it!
Written August 4, 2022
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Aylssa C
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
Angga took picked us up at 6am this morning and took us 2 beginners out for a lesson, while the more experienced of us hired a board. Couldn't recommend him highly enough. Great fun. Loads of patience. Great English. Would recommend for both beginners & more experienced surfers. Will definitely go back 😊
Written December 23, 2015
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Vanessa R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
I visited Bali with my teenage boys and wanted them to enjoy an experience that was a bit more than the average surf school. Being intermediate surfers, I was confident to send them off on their own with Budi (and I had some pampering that needed doing). He was professional and responsive when it came to booking us in and went above and beyond to accommodate us. My boys LOVED their time with Budi. They certainly had an experience that was unique and still won't tell me where the secret spot was that they went surfing. They were on cloud 9 from the barrels though. Thanks Budi, we will definitely come back and see you again.
Written February 14, 2019
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Kodikod
Singapore17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
I know Buddy for 3 years already and he is by far the best surf guide in Bali. I have been coming to Bali every few months with my son who is 12 yo now. We always try to plan our trips far in advance so we can book Buddy and surf with him as much as possible. He is extremely professional and has loads of local knowledge. Each day he picks us up early and takes us to the best surf spots based on our level and the conditions that day. In the water, Buddy is extremely patient, motivating, and safe. He has loads of great tips and instructions to improve your surfing quickly, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced surfer. Buddy is also very humble, positive, and fun to be around. Always good vibes :)
Written February 14, 2019
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Yung Fy
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
We did 3 surf sessions around Christmas time and I must say it was definitely the highlight of all my Bali trips. Budi is a fantastic instructor! He is always calm and gives easy instructions to follow. When we're in the water, he constantly motivates and pushes me to do better. Budi made this fat old man surf! Hahaha! Definitely MUST if you're a first timer. And being a Bali native and a seasoned surfer, I'm sure Budi has something for experienced surfers as well. Thanks Budi! See you soon. PS: don't forget our secret handshake bro.hahaah
Written February 13, 2019
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Kate E
Milan, Italy2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
I had the best 5 days of surfing with Budi. I have done surfing lessons once before and Budi's lessons definitely go above and beyond. With Budi's teaching, I felt progression every day (I was able to move to a shorter board). Budi is exceptionally patient, motivating and accommodating, and always made me feel safe in the water. I really appreciate Budi taking the time to remind me to focus on my breathing. He helped me to let go of my fears and become more relaxed in my body in order to catch the best waves possible. On top of this, Budi is just a really great, down to earth guy who brings lightheartedness to each lesson.

I highly recommend Budi and have already told all my friends who are coming to Bali to book with him.

Thank you so much Budi, can't wait until next time!
Written October 2, 2018
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Fabian G
Düsseldorf, Germany11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
My girlfriend and I spent four days with Buddy. As total beginners after only one unsatisfying surf lesson we really enjoyed our time with Buddy. He is a super relaxed guy, speaking very good English and is super knowledgeable. We both stood several waves on the first day and after four days were able to pick up small waves by our owns. He gives great advices which helped us to progress quickly. Before surfing he gave us good instructions including safety and the specifics of the surf spots. So we felt save all the time. Thumbs up and full recommendation from our side. We are looking forward to come back and spend some time with Buddy!
Written August 28, 2019
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