I stayed at Raja Ombak or Stormrider Surfcamp for a week to learn some surfing. It is a bit off the beaten track, so you need to rent a scooter to get to the nearest restaurants, but you'll get everything you need in the camp. The camp itself is beautiful, mostly built of wood in the middle of rice fields. I stayed in both a standard and the dorm room. The standard room is perfect, nice decor, very comfy, fantastic outdoor bathroom, fan cooled, overlooking the pool area. The dorm is upstairs and sleeps max 8 people. It is not a dorm in the traditional sense, as it is very spacious. I fond it great as long as we were only 3 people in it. When it is fully booked, it's a bit crammed and you have to fight over the bathroom. The kitchen is great and the staff serve very good breakfast and other meals for fair prices.
When it comes to surfing you can either join lessons or surf guiding. The surf lessons were great fun! The staff will do everything for you: arrange taxis, scooter rentals, massages etc. Weekly day trips and shuttles to Kuta are included in the price. I can highly recommend this place! I met some amazing people and it is good value for money compared to some other surf camps that cost 3-4 times the price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Stormrider Surfcamp Bali and Resort is located in Canggu, on the south-west coast of Bali just one kilometer from the beach and close to various worldclass surfspots. Around the corner you find the well known "Echo-Beach" Surfspot of Canggu with its surrounding restaurants, bars and shops where you can enjoy sunsets at the beach with a cold drink in your hand.The Stormrider Surfcamp and Resort Bali offers stylish accomodation including surf-guiding and surfing lessons for all ages and skill-levels at affordable prices. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Stormrider Surfcamp Bali Canggu