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Bali


PRESENTATION

28° water temperature – more than 60 surf spots – 365 days’ swell

Discovering the island, with its many surf spots and numerous other attractions is at the heart of our Kima Surf Camp. Mobility is a big thing for KimaSurf. We organise up to 12 “guided tours” to the various surf spots every day (Mon. – Fri.). This way we make sure that  every surfer (beginners, intermediates or advanced surfers is on the right wave at the right time. Accompanied by our guides by car and boat, you'll be able to discover the perfect waves all around this more than divine island.

The Kima Bali Surf House Seminyak is about 3 km north of the heaving tourist stronghold, Kuta at the quieter spot of Seminyak. A distance that means you can choose between a chill-out evening at the Surf Camp or a hot night clubbing in Kuta.

The six wonderful kilometres of Kuta Beach are only a few minutes' walk from the camp and this offers you the legendary beach breaks, such as HalfWay, Padma or KuDeTa. These breaks are ideal for beginners and are a great counter-piece to the daily Surfaris.

However, if you prefer to be out and about on your own, you’re free to use our jeeps and mountain bikes – just check with us. 

The History  

Kima Surfcamp Seminyak Team

In 1989 it was "Pencak Silat", a type of martial arts, that brought Ari to a training camp in Indonesia, where he was meant to be preparing for competitions in the homeland of this old Malaysian martial arts.

However, it wasn't long before he got hooked on something completely different.......surfing, and the enchanting way and mentality of the people here. And thus the idea of a Bali Surfari was born. The years that followed saw him laying the foundation for the first  Kima Bali Surf Camp along with his best mate, Boris.

KimaSurf has now been organising Surf Camps and Surfaris since 1995. Of course lots of things have changed since then, but one thing still remains: it's a get-together of like-minded people with the one and the same passion - surfing as a life-style.

We all have one commitment: working hard to make the idea of the Bali Surf Camp  an unforgettable experience for you.

Surf Guiding  

Kima Bali Surf Camp’s big plus is that surf guiding is inclusive!

Monday to Friday we we organise up to twelve trips for all surf levels to various breaks all round Bali. What this means is that you can take part in at least two and a maximum of three guided session per day. At the weekend diversified Beach Day Trips (Link zu Mobilität) are lined up for you or you can join one of the inland Culture and Sport Trips organised by Kima Bali Surf Camps (Link zu den Specials).

The surf spots we head for are graded according to the various surf levels and selected depending on the tide, swell and wind conditions. Our guides are all trained in life-saving (auch im Deutschen ‘life’ nicht ‘live’, they’re familiar with the island, drive safely and can give you competent briefing on the spot.  Here they’ll point out the characteristics of reef surfing or any possible hazards. The guides always surf with you in the water, giving you tips and showing you tricks. Twice a week the sessions are filmed so that the analysis afterwards can help you identify the mistakes you’re making and sort these out. You can also take part in twice-weekly theory lessons on material maintenance, wave know-how and surf rules.

Our guided tours are always adapted to the given conditions, that means that depending on the swell the odd secret spot might come to light. On the other hand, you might, even as a beginner, be able to ride a reef break and then boast at the end of your holiday that you mastered Uluwatu.With our years of experience you’ll always be at the right spot at the right time!

Daily proceeds
On the evening before choose the surf sessions that suit you best – depending on your preferences and skills and simply enter your name in the list. If you’re really surf-crazy and not put off by the thought of an early-morning surf, you can do more than the usual two sessions a day. Our surf guides will be pleased to help you make your choice.

* Beginners
For beginners the many beach breaks on our doorstep (e.g. HalfWay, Padma, KuDeTa, DoubleSix) are ideal for surfing your first green wave and improving your take-off. These spots are considered world-class beach breaks and even experienced surfers can get a perfect ride here.

* Intermediates
For intermediate surfers Bali has a whole series of soft reef breaks and semi-beach breaks in store. Many perfect waves at long point breaks will push your skills and maybe even make you an advanced surfer by the end of your stay.

* Advanced
Of course it is the advanced surfers that really get their money’s worth on Bali. The best waves all round Bali are on our schedule: the legendary Airport breaks, the classic Bali waves such as Dreamland and Balangan or the world famous spots like Padang-Padang, Keramas or Uluwatu. As something of an institution here, we obviously know a few unknown and unsurfed waves – the ones the guidebooks don’t know.

The diversity and sheer perfection of the waves is enough to make any surfer's heart miss a beat. No matter what time of the year, Bali has a constant surf and ideal conditions for both beginners, intermediates and pro's. And don't worry about the swell - that’s 100% guaranteed!

Accommodation  

For your comfort and to let you really enjoy your time before and after surfing we've made every effort to create a genuine Bali feeling in our choice of accommodation.

The Base Surf Camp is “The Green Room” Hotel in Seminyak, a quiet place on Bali's west coast, a few minutes’ walk from Kuta. Shopping, dining, clubbing possibilities are all within easy walking distance.

Deluxe Dorm
 
The two-story Deluxe Dorms combine a Balinese traditional style with western comfort and each level includes 2 bunk beds. All Deluxe Dorm guests share the spacious bathroom, which comes with an overhead shower. All bedrooms come with air conditioning and enough storage space. The small tropical garden provides an authentic Bali feeling.
 
The maximal occupancy is 8 persons per Lumbung.


Deluxe Double/Twin Room

If you prefer things a bit more exclusive, you can book a deluxe room with all modern comforts, such as air-conditioning, 32"-LED-TV with included surf movie collection and DVD player with an esxtensive DVD library available at the front desk.

Each room features a hair-dryer, bathroom amenities, luxury bath towels and deluxe-bedding as well as a big wardrobe with a work desk and personal safety deposit boxes.  All rooms are situated on the ground floor of the main building and feature a semi-open bathroom with a small tropical garden.

The day bed on the small terrace in front of each room is the perfect place to read or relax between the surf sessions. We will also serve breakfast on your terrace on request. It goes without saying that you will get the deluxe version of the breakfast with plenty of yummy extras to choose.

Standard Double/Twin Room

The double/twin standard rooms are situated on the top floor of our 2-storey main house, overlooking the natural stone pool and the Jacuzzi.

All rooms are equipped with safety deposit boxes for each guest, fan cooling and en-suite bathroom. Mosquito nets are available on request at the front desk.

The day bed on the small terrace in front of each room is the perfect place to read or relax between the surf sessions.

4-bed room Lumbung

These two air-conditioned four-bed rooms are situated near the pool in the “Lumbung”, a Balinese wooden bungalow with two storeys and a traditional grass roof.
Each room is equipped with 2 bunk beds, mosquito nets and a safety deposit box for each guest. Four people share one of the two bathrooms, which are situated directly behind the bungalow.

4-Bed Room Bungalow

This spacious, air-conditioned four-bed room features one bunk bed for two people and 2 single beds, which can be arranged as a double bed.

All beds are equipped with mosquito nets and there is a safety deposit box for each guest. The room has one en-suite bathroom and is situated on the top floor of our bungalow, just a few steps away from the main building.

All guests of the bungalow (2 rooms, max. 7 people) share the open living room, a small kitchen with cooking facilities and fridge, TV/DVD, and of course a lush, tropical garden.

Triple Room Bungalow

This cosy triple room comes with air-conditioning, mosquito nets, safety deposit boxes for each guest and an en-suite bathroom.

The room has a terrace with sun chairs and is situated on the ground floor of our bungalow, just a few steps away from the main building.

All guests of the bungalow (2 rooms, max. 7 people) share the open living room, a small kitchen with cooking facilities and fridge, TV/DVD, and of course a lush, tropical garden.

Our Chill House with its HiFi/DVD, beach bar, BBQ corner or hammocks is ideal for hanging out between surfing trips: relaxing, wining and dining, whatever you fancy...

 

Deluxe Suite

The Deluxe Suites feature a king size bed (1.80 x 2m) in the master bedroom for a comfortable sleep, and a spacious living area with a stylish and large sofa bed. Our Deluxe Suites can easily accommodate 4 persons. The modern kitchenette with sink and refrigerator as well as a dining table with 4 chairs are integrated into the living area for more convenience.

A “rotating” flat screen between the master bedroom and the living area and also a DVD Player provide a relaxing escape between extensive surf sessions. A Large selection of DVDs is available at our reception.

The interior is kept in a modern luxurious look and the accommodation features complementary toiletries, deluxe bath towels, hair dryer and cosy bedding all of which will let you “feel like home”. 2 small safes are provided in each suite as well as an easily accessible storeroom for e.g. your luggage.

The suites are designed with a main entry door and also with sliding doors to the veranda.
Our new 15m2 pool with pool bar is located directly in front of the suites and a private sun deck and a pool lounge ensure for a relaxed time between your sessions.

 

Superior Double Room

Our new air-conditioned superior rooms are located on the 1st floor of our new surf camp area and offer the perfect choice for those of you who like it a bit more exclusive.
All rooms look over our new pool area with pool bar and are equipped with a king-size bed (1, 80 x 2 m) and a small balcony with seating possibilities in the entrance area.

It goes without saying that there is a W-LAN Internet connection available for all our guests.

Food & Drinks  

Our Kima Bali surf camp Seminyak restaurant is open from 7 am to 11 pm and offers various international and local dishes, created by our internationally experienced chef. We only use fresh ingredients and cater for a variety of options such as vegan and vegetarian.

BREAKFAST INCLUDED
Our delicious breakfast options – plus an upgrade to deluxe breakfast – are available from 7 am to 12 pm at the surf hotel in Canggu. Free tea and coffee are available every day until 6 pm. Our standard breakfast with a choice of fresh fruit juices, a starter such as a fruit salad or pancakes, and a main course like eggs, fried rice or fried noodles, is included in the camp price.

DELUXE BREAKFAST
Upgrade your standard breakfast to a deluxe spread for a little extra money. You will receive a wider selection of breakfast options such as muesli, bagels, Nutella and more: the perfect start for your surf day. Deluxe breakfast is included in all deluxe room categories.
 

INDONESIAN FOOD
The cost of living in Bali is fairly low. A healthy and filling meal (e.g. fish with a side dish) costs around 3 €. The obligatory evening beer on the beach is likely to be the most expensive thing on the healthy Indonesian food menu. Fruit salad or Nasi/Mie Goreng (fried rice/noodles) can be found even on the most remote beaches. Our restaurant in the Canggu surf camp also offers a variety of Indonesian dishes.
INTERNATIONAL FOOD

In Seminyak there are plenty of good restaurants with high-quality food that cater to western tastes. You’ll find all sorts of food: German, Persian, Italian, Japanese, Greek and Brazilian, plus international fast food chains.

UPGRADE TO HALF-BOARD
In addition to your standard breakfast you will receive a meal from our menu in our restaurant every day after 5:30 PM.

KIMA BOTTLE & DRINKING WATER
Use this bottle to refill from our fresh drinking water dispensers in the camp at any time. The enormous amounts of plastic waste are increasingly becoming a problem in Bali. To help keep Bali as plastic-free as possible buy a Kima bottle and unlimited drinking water for only 10 €

Mobility  

On the move -  by land and sea - our strong point
Discovering Bali


The major concept of the Kima Bali Surf Camp is to get to know what's near and far in Bali. Whether shorebreak in Dreamland, reef of Bingin or Kuta´s beach breaks: our long-term experience of Bali promises to take you to the best waves all around the island. Depending on the day's conditions, what the participants want to do and their surfing level, our guests take off in small groups by car or boat over and around the island .

This way you can take part in at least 14 surf sessions at the various spots in any one week.

Here on the island you don’t have to miss out on culture and other activities.  Hindu Bali offers not only endless temples, royal palaces and rice terraces in the island’s interior, the coastal towns have loads of opportunities for shopping, dining and hanging out with the right people.

For the sports fans there is a wide spectrum: diving, wake/kiteboarding,stand-up paddling, volcano trekking, rafting, mountain biking or tree top climbing.

Culture and Sport Trips
So that you can get to know Bali’s inland we, at Kima Surf Camp, also offer organised culture and sport trips with a driver at the weekend. (Link zu denSpecials).

Beach Day Trips

If surfing during the week is not enough for you, you can take part in the beach day trips. We’ll take you to Bali’s coolest surf beaches, e.g. Dreamland, Uluwatu or Balangan, where you can bask in the sun to your heart’s content or surf the perfect waves. The beach day trips are always on a Sunday and are included in the camp price.

Bali off your own bat
So you can get to know your “own” Bali our car pool with minibuses (min. 3 guests), jeeps and mountain bikes is available free of charge for island tours or other activities. – just check with us for availability. You can hire a moped with a board carrier for 2€ /day.

For short trips to the supermarket or bancomat a driver can be organised – just check with us.

An international driver's license is necessary for all vehicles!

Material  

Equipment, your own stuff

Board shorts, leashes, booties, foot pads and wax can be had here at reasonable prices – with a special Kima discount. We are also pleased to kit you out with custom boards.

Leashes and lycras are included in the rental, however, possible repairs have to paid for.

If you want to be on the safe side as far as ding repair is concerned you can “insure” your rental board – or your own one – for  25 €. That means that we will carry the costs for any repairs over a period of 1 – 3 weeks, whether it’s a tiny dent or a major break. Any damage will of course be immediately and professionally repaired.

Services  

One week Kima Surf Camp Bali Seminyak covers:

    * Airport transfer
    * 7 nights’ accommodation incl. breakfast in a double or 4-bed room with WC and shower
    * Surf Guiding 7 days a week, twice a day incl. spot transfer,  spot instruction, coaching in the water
    * 6x Surf video coaching and analysis
    * 1x Boat shuttle to the outer reefs (advanced surfers)
    * 6x Surf theory
    * Use of mountain bikes and Camp vehicles
    * Camp drivers
    * W-LAN
    * Free flow coffee & tea (daily up to 18.00h)
 

Virtual tour  

Learn to Surf  

We offer qualified training for rookies with our surf school in Bali. Our special recipe is “first the basics, then move on to learning by doing” – a sure way to get hooked on surfing.

The package consists of three days at the surfing school in Bali where you’ll learn the basics, such as paddling, turning your board and techniques to get you onto your feet. After and in parallel to the surf school classes you can take part in our guided tours for beginners and practice with our surf guides.

Joining the surf school in Bali is the ideal way to prepare for our guided surf sessions.


Services

● 3 days of 2 hours a day at School of Surf
● plus 2 hours 1 on 1 Pool session
● Surf lessons in Bali in small groups with individual
● supervision
● Transfer
● Equipment and Board Insurance
● Sunscreen
● Changing Poncho
● Water
● Lycra
● Board Shorts

 Prices started from 79€

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