7 days in Rapture Surf Camp Bali
Welcome to Bali.
First of all, something about the Rapture Surf Camp Bali.
"... the dream of all surfers.
During the winter of 2003/2004 two very different people met whilst on holiday in North Africa. They had one thing in common — a love of surfing. Not just the sport, but the lifestyle; the travel and adventure involved in the search for new places to surf in far off countries while experiencing diverse cultures.
One came from Australia, a stronghold of modern surfing. He was born and bred with the ocean on his door step, and started surfing at a very young age, competing in contests and eventually becoming one of Sydney´s top surf photographers, and later one of Portugal’s most respected big wave water photographers.
The other hailed from Austria, a country landlocked on all sides. Without the ocean nearby, from an early age his afternoons and weekends were spent snowboarding in the winter and wakeboarding in the summer. It was not until later in life that he was blessed with a love of surfing — the same love that consumes so many of us. He pursued his new passion at every opportunity.
After that first season in Morocco (2004/2005) the pair journeyed to Bali and Portugal, starting two more camps: one at Padang Padang on the east coast of Bali’s legendary Bukit Peninsula; the other at Ericeira, Europe’s first and only World Surfing Reserve.
Rapturecamps’ founders have had a lot of help along the way and we will never forget this. We would like to thank our friends and family from Australia and Austria who have assisted us in whatever way they could, and all the others that we have met along the way. Big thanks to those who have helped (and still do) with the management of the camps, sourcing vehicles, and of course teaching surf lessons.
Hopefully after reading this you will see Rapturecamps the way that we see it: as the homes of these two friends and not just another surf camp."
Deals at the Ultimative Surfcamp:
- Camp stays open all year round.
- Offshore wind creates perfect surfing conditions for either the west coast or the east coast.
- 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.
- Warm water all year round.
- Beginners up to Pros.
- Accommodation within or Surf Resort and traditional grass bungalows/villas.
- Private couples bungalows/villas offering A/C for cool nights.
- Pool table.
- Motor bikes or cars available for rent.
- Local trips around Bali available (Ubud, Kintamani, Tanelot, etc.)
After a 18h flight and 24h on our way, we arrived well in Bali! At the airport we were warmly welcomed, not only from the weather with 30°C, but also from my guide, who picked us up.
We had a great tour around the aria of the Rapture Surf Camp Bali. We had the Private Surf Shed and its amazing! Although, the first thing what we did, was to jump in our pool and did some pictures. Later we had dinner and talked to the other Surfer who lives here in the Camp. To be honest, we slept very early because of our 24h trip!
The next day started also early, because of our first surf-session. After an incredible breakfast, we made our way to the first surf location. THE BLACK STONE BEACH!
We stayed there the whole day and had two surf-sessions. To be honest, I thought it will be more harder to learn surfing, but it wasn't. I caught some huge waves and tried my first tricks. After surfing Kev and I had a Yoga-lesson with Cat, she is an awesome Yogateacher. Later this evening we had dinner and went to bed also early. Generally speaking, you could say the surfer-lifestyle is exactly mine!
See more about the Surferlifestyle at my Instagram-Storys.