Welcome to RAPTURE SURFCAMP BALI
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At Rapture Camp you can surf the best waves Bali has to offer, or just chill out on
white uncrowded beaches.
Stay within 5 minutes of all those breaks in relaxed, comfortable, traditional grass bungalows or villas with other surfers.
Our Bali Surfcamp is run by owners who love surfing and welcome all kinds of surfers as well as those who wish to learn to surf. We offer surf guiding, surf lessons and even trips around Bali if you require a day away from the beach. The camp is surrounded by a beautiful traditional Balinese garden with grass huts for all to sleep in. Chill out in Balinese lounges and relax in our hammocks during the day.
4 about our 7 accomodations have TV & DVD, air condition, private bathroom with hot water.
Services non Included
Airport transfert on request : 16 €
Yoga lesson : 10€ per person
Motor bike and car rental : on request
Rapturecamps in Padang Padang is open all year in order to take
advantage of Bali’s consistently beautiful weather and great waves.
We offer a variety of gorgeous accommodation options from traditional Balinese huts to well appointed private villas.
Deluxe Twin Fan : Balinese style Bungalow, 2 persons per section with mosquito nets, fan and lock-up boxes. Shared bathroom with hot water
Deluxe Twin A/C : Balinese style Bungalow, 2 persons per section with mosquito nets, fan and lock-up boxes. Shared bathroom with hot water. Per person per day. €45,-
Deluxe Dorm : Balinese style Bungalow, 4 persons in total, mosquito nets, air condition, private bathroom with hot water. Per person per day. €45
Private Bungalow : Balinese style private Bungalow with king size bed, TV & DVD, air condition, private bathroom with hot water. 2 persons per day. €80
Private Surf Shack : Balinese style private Bungalow with extra king size bed, TV & DVD, air condition, private bathroom with hot water. 2 persons per day. €85
Private Villa : Balinese style private Bungalow with extra king size bed, TV & DVD, air condition, private bathroom with hot water. 2 persons per day. Can sleep 2 extra persons at €40,- a day each. €90
Private Surf Shed : Balinese style private Bungalow with extra king size bed, TV & DVD, air condition, private bathroom with hot water. 2 persons per day. Can sleep 2 extra persons at €50,- a day each.
All above accommodation prices include daily breakfast, five dinners per week (Monday to Friday)
-Qualified Australian Registered Surf Instructors who can surf.
- Surf School for beginners
-Rental boards in all shapes and sizes available for all to use.
-Surf coaching for those who wish to compete at pro levels.
-Surf guiding for intermediate and advanced surfers.
Surf lessons : Per person per week, from Monday – Saturday
Private Surfing: Lessons Per person per day, 2 hours, including board rental €80
Surfboard Rental: Per person per day, all types of boards from beginner through professional €10
Surfboard Insurance: Per person per day €5
Most of the spots are on « the bulb » located in the South of the island.
But Kuta, Seminyak sandy beachbreaks are great for beginning.
The SW swell of the Indian Ocean nicely unroll along this rocky peninsula during the dry season from April to November, generating 1 to 4 meters waves, easily surfable in some spots.
From December to March, this is the humid monsoon and the wave conditions are less appropriated but fairly regular.
WINDS & TIDES
From April to November, regular solar winds from the SE provide perfect lines and excellent quality conditions.
Winds are often W/NW during the humid season from December to March
The island is subject to two different tides: a big one and a small one every day, plan your session. You can find the tides’ time-tables in every surfshop.
To « charge » some Southern spots, wear a hood and boots to walk on the reef.
Water temperature: 28°C - wait until you surf with well-trained surfers, either locals or foreigners. Respect the wave priority – Watch out for the strong currents on the spots near Uluwatu.
Medewi : Nice and easy pointbreak, good for longboarders.
Canggu : rights and lefts on a reef
Kuta Beach : On many kilometres of sand and coconut trees, a bay surrounded by different quality beachbreaks. Up North near Legian, there are less people. In town, this is the crowded beach of Biarritz in the middle of August !
Watch out for locals breaking and smashing on every wave.
Kuta Reef and Airport Reefs : you can reach the spots paddling (10 min) or by canoe from the bottom of Kuta bay, in town.
Rights and lefts of quality on coral reefs. Many people in the water during the season. Between 2 series, you will read the names of the fuselage of planes landing above your head.
Balagan : Two medium-sized peaks, works well in heavy swell.
Dreamland : A dreamy beach – white sand combed by coconut trees. Nice wave breaking in deep water.
Bingin : A solid left – very deep tubes on this spot, radical take-off on not much bottom.
Impossibles : 3 very fast sections, not easy to negotiate like its name says – not too crowded -
Padang-padang : Not too far away from Uluwatu, breaks not very often which makes its quality – right and left – Many people and tubes in abundance !
Uluwatu : Imposing setting on the edge of the cliffs – mythical – noteworthy launching in the water that can be reached by the cavern and its stairs. A very radical left when it is in good shape. 3 sections: right in front of the cave in medium-sized swell (Inside Corner) – in heavier swell and in half-rising tide works the second section (Race Track) – finally (Outside Corner) beyond 2 meters, takes place more out at sea and gives the dimension of long interrupted remarkable tubes. Stuffed with people when it is working, but possible take-off in different sections of the lip.
Nyang Nyang – Green Balls : South of Uluwatu. Nice waves. Many people when it is working.
Nusa Dua : On the other side of the peninsula, East coast. Nice right working good in humid season from December to March.
Saucer : Near the Grand Hyatt – quality right – Tangjing’s also provides good quality rights and lefts.
Geger Beach : (Prononce Gerrgerr) is phenomenal during big swells. Reach iyt with a jukung boat is easier due to the big current over there.
Sri Lanka : Nice left close from Club Med. Working on rainy season and big swell.
Sanur Reef and Tanjungs, Padang Galak, Ketewel, Lebih : Plenty of great spots to be surfed during rainy season. Located east coast round Sanur Hotels zone.
Nusa Lembongan : Little island off Bali – 3 quality spots: Playgrounds and Shipwreck: nice rights easy to surf – Lacerations: a kick ass right, fast and hollow. Many people during the season. Reachable by ferry.
Weather / Temperature
Air temperature : 31°C (Summer) / 30°C (Winter)
Water temperature : 30°C (Summer) / 29°C (Winter)
Bali, the Southeast Asian pearl was discovered in the 1960’s by Australian traveller-surfers. It always has kept its delicate image, full of dreamy trips. A tropical shore with mythical waves : Uluwatu, Padang…
Its warungs (small family owned businesses like shops or outdoor restaurants), hung up in the cliff, nights listening to the swell rising from the bottom of the Indian Ocean, a fresh Bintang, bruised arms from coming up to the line up a 100 times to catch the deep tube.
A motorcycle ride, thrilling moments for sure in the middle of the crowd of Kuta and Legian.On the flat days, trips on the inside island, wisdom of the temples and traditional rites, in the middle of green rice-plantations. On the way back to the hotel at night, the swell is back again. A dreamy sunset view on Bingin’s lines before the night.
Bali is such a sweet name for an island that beams in the Pacific.
Baptised “ the gods’ island”, many legends afloat about it, and it is the picture of a paradise with long and beautiful beaches, of mountains covered by forests, of smiling hills sprinkled with rice-plantations drawing pretty curves where the light waves.
Balinese people, with their legendary kindness, have learnt to mix tourism and protection of a living and authentic culture.
The Southern beaches’ invasion do not prevent the people from dropping their offerings in early morning in front of their doors and from praying like nothing else matters.
Unconcerned towards the tourists’ wealth, they simply discern what is really important: their soul is not for sale, but who would complain about that ?
Tiny island, especially compared to its notoriety, Bali can be sum up in a surface area of about 5 600 km²: this is one of the smallest islands of Indonesia and Sunda Islands’ among the 13 500 islands and islets.
Well-known for its mild climate and for its religious characteristic (it is the only Hindu one in a Muslim country), it approximately has the shape of a diamond with a peninsula in its Southern part, little piece of land where most of the beautiful waves unroll.
The whole island is 140 km from East to West and 80 km from North to South.
On the inside, this is the volcano kingdom (the highest rises up to 3 142 m!), lakes and rice-plantations. The Northern coast strip, less attractive for tourists, provides beautiful quiet beaches.The West, a mountainous region fairly deserted, is the less populated part of the island, the less known as well.
The East part (Tulamben, Amed and Mount Seraya) reveals some gorgeous black sandy beaches, well-hidden and wild.
Not too far away, you can discover Nusa Lembongan Island and some quality spots, a tiny Bali on a small scale…
BALI VISAS :
Visitors from most countries can get a 30-day tourist visa on arrival for $25 US. Other options are to apply to the Indonesian embassy in your country for a 60-day tourist visa. A 60-day visa is applicable if your nationality does not allow you to get a visa on arrival or if you want to stay for more than 30 days.
Bali is considered safe for malaria. All other Indonesian islands have a higher risk of malaria and precautions are necessary on dry land, although boats offshore are considered safe. If you leave Bali for other Indonesian islands – be prepared and be safe.
Appropriate travel insurance is an absolute necessity for traveling in Bali and to other Indonesian islands. To stay at the Camp you are required to have valid travel insurance.
You are allowed to bring 3 surfboards into Bali for personal use. Additional boards will be considered as imports and customs will charge a fee – usually $100 US per board, but this is negotiable. In Bali no wetsuit is required as the water temperature is warm all year round. You can bring your own surfboard or we can provide an appropriate sized board from the surf camp. We cater to all standards of surfer from beginner to advanced.
TIME DIFFERENCES :
GMT + 5 hours in summer and + 6 hours in winter.
But there is 1 hour difference between Java and Bali: + 6 hours (+ 7 hours in winter) if you land to Bali right away.
Located near the equator, in a tropical region, Bali has only 2 seasons balancing one another.
- The dry season : from May to November-December. Avoid the crowd of tourists preferring going to Bali in May, September or October.
- The rainy season : from January to April.
Usually, July is the chilliest and the driest month of the year, while in January, the rainfall gets very important (be careful, it is raining twice more in North than in South). Even in dry season it can rain, but rather at the end of the day or at night.
The average temperature is 26°C. The temperature is almost pleasant all the time. It may get really warm but it is always bearable.
Be careful to sunburns: even when the temperature is nice, you burn in less an hour !
The days always keep the same amplitude. The sun rises, whatever the season is, around 6.AM and sets at 6.PM the latest.
DRIVING CONDITIONS :
Driving in Bali is crazy…If you have enough money, the taxi remains the most comfortable and the safest transportation mean. There is now taxi with mileage indicator. The price of the trip depends on the itinerary, the hour and the traffic jam.
Car renting is also a good method if you are many to share the costs. Renting cars is more and more common in Bali, with the creation of a parking lot adapted to the demand (small open cars). Prices are reasonable.
Renting a motorbike is fun but dangerous. If you must ride a motorbike please make sure your insurance company cover you for this. You must hold a current motorbike license in your own country but in Europe some companies will not cover you at all regardless of what you have. So please check before you leave home.
Avoid absolutely driving at night if you choose this option…
For four people, expect to pay about 40 euros per person for a week.
« Unity within diversity »: 350 languages and dialects.Bahasa Indonesian is the official language, but English is widely spoken in the tourist regions.
The local currency is the Rupiah. The exchange rate varies from day to day – 1 Euro is currently about 12.300 Rupiah. You should bring cash in Euros or other major currencies and a Maestro (EC) or credit card. You can change cash at exchange offices at the airport and at banks. The airport, most banks and big hotels provide ATMs. Cash machines are widespread. The cheapest way is to change cash.
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