I stayed at the surf camp for a week in July/August 2012. I also did got surf lessons twice a day. I started as a complete beginner so the beach directly in front of the camp was perfect- beachbreak with plenty of whitewater to practice on. However after a few days I felt I could have advanced to keep things interesting as I was often in the same place/same board size etc and it wasn't a challenge and I felt the surf guides (who instructed from the beach) could have changed things up a bit. They did have a great video service to analyse technique but my footage was from my first day out and there really wasn't much to see except a lot of falling.
Food at the camp was decent, nothing special but there was a nice BBQ one night (at extra cost).
Between morning and afternoon sessions were quiet- people hanging out, reading, music as a good chance to relax- but it's a pity the pool hadn't been finished because swimming in front of the camp isn't recommended because of currents and lack of supervision.
This camp is probably better for experienced surfers-who can take full advantage of the Medewi break.
Also- myself and a few others in the camp got sick towards the end of the week. It seemed like a stomach bug- either from surfing after heavy rain or the food, I never found out but 24hrs of being sick meant we left early..
Overall it was a great experience but could have been improved.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Brown Sugar Surfcamp is located right at the beach next to Medewi at Balis westcoast. We have basic bungaoew with fan cooled doublerooms and deluxeerooms in the villa SUMBA with AC and hotwater shower in ensuite openair bathrooms. You have the daily choice of western or indonesian breakfast and wifi internet is cmplimentary for each guest. We also offer you beginner and more advanced surfclasses. ... more less