Back at it!
After traveling for three months I am back home. I haven’t been writing during these 3 months since I
wanted to focus completely on my experience abroad and keep it for myself for a while.
More about my personal experience in my next article, now I want to tell you about my experience
in Bali where I went surfing for the first time. And in case you want to see my video about this camp, including my most charming face, check it out HERE!
I have spent my second week in Bali at LaPoint Surf Camp in Bingin Beach. I was so excited about this
because I’ve always wanted to learn how to surf. 🏄♀️ Found out: It was a lot harder than I thought.
This LaPoint camp just opened and the facility is amazing! I had the most stunning view from my bed and
with a group of 24 fun peeps it was one of the best weeks I’ve had. We had our own pool and there was a lovely staff
to provide us with nice brekkies (Practicing my Australian vocabulary…. ) and they cleaned our room everyday.
We have been surfing in Sanur 5 days a week, 2 hours per session and that is more then enough for even the most clumsy one to learn how to stand up on your board and catch a wave. In case you are sure that you are not build for surfing,
they will prove you wrong. I am saying this because I thought I was like that after the second day. I got smashed so hard
by a few waves and couldn’t get up properly to hold my balance. My problem: I had absolutely no clue wether I am a regular of goofy (position of your feet, left foot or right foot forward).
Almost everyone else was already catching waves and I sat there, feeling frustrated because I couldn’t get the job done. Since I am quite a perfectionist and a competitive person I didn’t feel very confident after that session.
Luckily, the teachers at the Rip Curl School of Surf told us to be confident. ” Surfing is hard, you will fall most of the time and get smashed by a wave a lot.” So you need to be confident and have faith that you can do this in stead of quitting.’ That is what our teacher, Made Yoga, told us in the beginning. Well, try to remember that after you got wiped out several times.
So I decided to practice in the water, before catching a wave, to properly get up on my feet. This helped since
I managed to catch almost every single wave after that. I think it has been one of the best feelings I had!
Riding a wave (small wave) and not thinking about anything that is troubling or bothering you. Just enjoying that moment
and getting a kick out of it! After those waves I knew I wanted to this this over and over again. I always love being in the water, but now even more. It makes me feel completely zen with a little kick. Perfect combo if you ask me!
So reasons to go surfing in Bali:
– It is wicked!
– The people are the best
– Soooo many surf spots for all levels
– Hello, it is Bali..
– Crazy good food everywhere
– It’s cheap
– Tickets are also very affordable
– In the rainy season it is still fun and a lot less crowded
I made a video about the LaPoint camp, you can find it here. In case you want to laugh about my failures, definitely check it out. Most of all, for me, it was one of the best weeks of my life. The people, the experience in the water, the frustration and satisfying reward at the end made my week absolutely one of the best! Not forgetting the whole island of Bali, which is my favorite island in the world so far.