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ISA 2019

RIP CURL SCHOOL OF SURF PRESENTS ISA INTERNATIONAL SURF - SUP COACHING AND INSTRUCTING SYMPOSIUM 2019

Publish on 22nd of February 2019

The Rip Curl School of Surf in cooperation with the International Surfing Association (ISA) and Persatuan Selancar Ombak Indonesia (PSOI) are delighted to announce the 6th annual ISA Surf - SUP Coach and Instructor Symposium to be held again in Bali, Indonesia from the 27th March – 10th April 2019.

The symposium will offer more program this year, from ISA Surf Level 2, ISA Surf Level 1, ISA Flat Water SUP and first time for ISA Surf SUP and ISA Aquatic Rescue & Safety Course. A Lifeguard Surf Rescue course by the Balawista(Bali’s Lifeguard Department) and the opportunity to complete the practical coaching and instructing hours necessary to obtain the ISA certification also still provided. The schedule will be divided as follows: ISA Surf Level 2 from 27-29 March, ISA Surf Level 1 from 31 March - 1 April, ISA SUP Flat Water from 29-30 March, ISA Surf SUP on 2 April and 5-6 April for ISA Aquatic Rescue & Safety Course.

As usual Australia’s Jamo Borthwick will be the keynote speaker and presenter for the ISA Surf Level 1&2, ISA Surf SUP and ISA Aquatic Rescue & Safety Course programs at the symposium. And for second time Jonni Deaker will be the ISA Course Presenter for the Flat Water SUP program.

After the 5th time the ISA coaching and instructing program has been conducted in Bali, it is no doubt the island is the perfect location to host such an event, not only for its surf and beaches but also its accessibility, with an international airport and well developed tourism facilities.

And the Rip Curl School of Surf provides the ideal locations and facilities for the practical part of the symposium, as it has one location just steps away from the sand on the west coast of Bali in the Double Six Beach area of Legian, and the second location on the east coast at the Prama Sanur Beach in Sanur, both of which are surrounded by hotels, restaurants, and entertainment options for the attendees. ISA Surf Level 1, ISA Flat Water SUP and ISA Surf SUP classroom sessions will be held at the Prama Sanur Beach Hotel where Surf Level 2 classroom sessions will be held at Rip Curl Bali Headquarters on Sunset Road as it was done last year and The ISA Aquatic Rescue & Safety Course at Rip Curl School of Surf, Double Six Beach.

The ISA Surf Level 1 or SUP Flat Water courses are each $450 USD (Rp 6.4million). $500 USD (Rp 7.2 million) for ISA SURF Level 2, $300 USD (Rp 4.3 million) for ISA Surf SUP, Included is all the printed ISA course materials and 12 months ISA registration. And $200 USD (Rp 3 million) for ISA Aquatic Rescue & Safety Course that included 2 years ISA registration.

Surf instructors already certified by another organization can sign up for a transition course that provides the necessary knowledge and skills to become certified by the ISA.

For those who wish to register, or need assistance with travel arrangements and accommodations, or have any questions, please email register@ripcurlschoolofsurf.com

The ISA Surf & SUP Symposium is sponsored by the Rip Curl School of Surf, Rip Curl SEA, Prama Sanur Beach Hotel, Danone Aqua, and Surftime Magazine, and supported by the ISA, PSOI, the ASC, and Balawista –Badung Surf Life Saving Bali.

Free Kartini SUP Cruising Day at Rip Curl School of Surf – 21st April 2018

Publish on April 26th, 2018

Kartini is one of national Indonesia heroine, Known as Raden Ajeng Kartini, a feminist and women’s emancipator. She was also a pioneer in the area of education for girls and women's rights for Indonesians. Kartini's concerns were not only in the area of the emancipation of women, but also other problems of her society like her interest in mysticism and opposed polygamy. [read more="Read More" less="Less"]

Celebrating Kartini Day in Indonesia is a common thing especially in Java. This is to appreciate one of prominent national women heroine in Indonesia and to remind women that they should participate on nowadays development where give women to express their ideas. Beside that to be grateful to live in freedom life on unlimited education.

This year for first time Rip Curl School of Surf sponsored by Balian Water create an event to celebrate with all women in Bali- Indonesia, where not just Indonesian but also foreign women participate in this event. In a set up of free stand up paddle (SUP) lesson from one of our Instructor, We invited all women to come and spend the day together supping and having fun on this water sport.

The event start at 9am for re-registration but still welcome for new participant. Held at Rip Curl School of Surf Sanur at Prama Sanur Beach, this event bring the beach day vibes that you can enjoy lay down on beanbag on grass area with ocean view while Rip Curl School of Surf Staff ready with small traditional cake, fruits, coffee, tea and of course water to keep all participant hydrated.

More than 40 participants join this free SUP event, some participants come and try this for first time while some others already tried before. SUP theory were given before all participant have their real SUP experience in the ocean. Sunny day and best weather also help this event running well.

To remind of woman who dressed kebaya but can cook and participate on development. We held the SUP race game where the participants have to wear complete kebaya before they start to paddle. This fun race game show us how powerful women are! Nothing impossible when you give effort and believe even it is too difficult and not common.

Emma one on participant from French enjoy the event though she have difficulty on supping wear kebaya, but she said that she enjoy and have fun.

Novie one of local also feel stoked on the event, beside she won a racing game she also feel the power of women. On interview she said “Event it is difficult but nothing impossible, Like Ibu Kartini, even she is a women but she did an emancipation”

By singing "Ibu Kita Kartini" (Our Mother Kartini) by W.R Supratman song, we end this event with totally felt the power of women.

For all the Ladies, one powerful word From R.A. Kartini “After a pitch dark night come a new beautiful morning”. Letters and books from her are still one of most powerful motivation for all Indonesia women. [/read]

Woman division Champion at 2018 Taiwan Spring Surf Championship “IVY” – 31st March-1st April

Publish on April 1st, 2018

First surfing event this year in Taiwan, hold by Chinese Taipei surf association.  2018 Spring Surf Championship where head of Judge are Keenan, experiences judge from ISA.  And participants are surfers from all around Taiwan. [read more="Read More" less="Less"]

The location of the competition itself held at north Taiwan called Waiao. Waiao Beach in Yilan are the black sands beach only about an hour and thirty minutes by car from Taipei.  A destination that not many knew about which now incredibly popular with surfers in Northern Taiwan. So it is  perfect location to start the first surf competition of the year.

The wave of contest was affected by typhoon , Typhoons swell makes wave bigger so the wave is challenging because of inconsistent , strong current and tide change. But the event run really well from 7am in the morning until 5pm in the afternoon during weekend.

After close her competition last year, Won the Short Board Open Woman – 2017 National Winter Surf Championships, 9th – 10th December, Ivy Chang open this year Winning the Short Board Woman Division on 2018 Taiwan Spring Surf Championship, 31st March – 1st April.

Ivy said “This competition is challenging because of wave conditions. This championship is a gift to reward me that I has been making so much effort to practice and training myself to be able to compete different wave conditions. Taiwan has variety waves and I am happy to participate in this competition. Thanks for a great support from Ripcurl school of surf, Ripcurl Asia, my family and friends, my surf coach Mercy”. [/read]

Rip Curl School of Surf presents ISA International SURF - SUP Coaching and Instructing Symposium IV in Bali from 27th June – 12th July 2018

Publish on March 1st, 2018

The annual International Surfing Association International Surf and SUP Coaching and Instructing Symposium returns to Indonesia for interested surfers, SUP’ers, and surf schools. The Rip Curl School of Surf in cooperation with the International Surfing Association are delighted to announce the fourth annual ISA Surf - SUP Coach and Instructor Symposium to be held again in Bali, Indonesia from the 27th June – 12th July 2018. [read more="Read More" less="Less"]

The symposium will offer ISA Surf Level 2, ISA Surf Level1, ISA Flat Water SUP and first time for ISA Surf SUP coaching and instructor programs, a Lifeguard Surf Rescue course by the Balawista(Bali’s Lifeguard Department) and the opportunity to complete the practical coaching and instructing hours necessary to obtain the ISA certification.

The schedule will be divided as follows: ISA Surf Level 2from 27-29 June,ISA Surf Level 1from 2-12 July (course 2-3, followed by practical coaching hours + lifesaving course),ISA SUP Flat Water from 29 June - 9 July (course 29-30 followed by practical coaching hours + lifesaving course) and 1 July for ISA Surf SUP training programs.

Again Australia’s Jamo Borthwick will be the keynote speaker and presenter for the ISA Surf Level 1&2 and ISA Surf SUP programs at the symposium.  And for second time Jonni Deaker will be the ISA Course Presenter for the Flat Water SUP program.

After the 3rd time the ISA coaching and instructing program has been conducted in Bali, it is no doubt the island is the perfect location to host such an event, not only for its surf and beaches but also its accessibility, with an international airport and well developed tourism facilities.

And the Rip Curl School of Surf provides the ideal locations and facilities for the practical part of the symposium, as it has one location just steps away from the sand on the west coast of Bali in the Double Six Beach area of Legian, and the second location on the east coast at the Prama Sanur Beach in Sanur, both of which are surrounded by hotels, restaurants, and entertainment options for the attendees. ISA Surf Level 1, Surf SUP the Flat Water SUP classroom sessions will be held at the Prama Sanur Beach Hotel where Surf Level 2 classroom sessions will be held at Rip Curl Bali Headquarters on Sunset Road as it was done last year.

The ISA Surf Level 1 or SUP Flat Water courses are each$730 USD (Rp9.855million).  The ISA Surf Level 1 and SUP Flat Water courses are $950 USD (Rp 12.825 million), $570 USD(Rp 7.695 million) for ISA SURF Level 2 and $310 USD(Rp 4.185 million)for ISA Surf SUP, Included is all the printed ISA course materials, transportation to and from the classroom to facilities in Sanur and Legian, a certified surf rescue program from the Bali Lifeguards Association for Surf level 1 and Flat Water SUP, 12 months ISA registration, 20 hours of instructor training supervised by a ISA representative for Surf Level 1 and Flat Water SUP, lunch each day as well as coffee and water.

Surf instructors already certified by another organization can sign up for a transition course that provides the necessary knowledge and skills to become certified by the ISA.  Surf or SUP instructors who already hold a surf rescue accreditation or do not will complete their practical hours elsewhere can inquire regarding the price for just the ISA Course.

For those who wish to register, or need assistance with travel arrangements and accommodations, or have any questions, please email register@ripcurlschoolofsurf.com

The ISA Surf & SUP Symposium is sponsored by the Rip Curl School of Surf, Rip Curl SEA, Prama Sanur Beach Hotel, Danone Aqua, Swich Sandwich, Retro Bar & Restaurant, Beach Hut Sunblock, and Surftime Magazine, and supported by the ISA, the ASC, and Balawista –Badung Surf Life Saving Bali. [/read]

SurfTime Award 2017

Publish on Dec 12nd, 2017

The 14th Annual Surftime Awards: A Night to (Try and) Remember

As exclusive as The lawn in Canggu may look from the outside, it still manages a very organic, tribal vibe on the inside. And the 14th Annual Surftime Awards, held there on September 22nd was just that. More of a family gathering than an awards night, this assembly of the best and brightest of our surfing community was at once a joyous, raucous and very, very loud affair.

DRAMATIC FINISHES, FIRST-TIME WORLD CHAMPIONS MARK OPENING RACES AT 2017 ISA WORLD SUP AND PADDLEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP

Posted September 2nd, 2017

An epic set of 18km SUP and Paddleboard Distances Races led to inspiring performances and photo finishes on the first day of competition at the 2017 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship.

New Zealand powerhouse Annabel Anderson dominated the Women’s SUP Distance Race while Australian veteran Jordan Mercer overcame personal adversity to win the Women’s Paddleboard Race in race that went down to the wire.

On the men’s side, Hungary’s Bruno Hasulyo, put on a stunning display of SUP racing to become a first-time ISA World Champion on the Men’s Distance Race, while Australia’s Lachie Lansdown overcame last year’s winner, Sam Shepard to win his second ISA World Title.

3RD ANNUAL ISA INTERNATIONAL SURF AND SUP COACHING AND INSTRUCTOR PROGRAMS COMPLETED IN BALI

Publish on July 25th, 2017

This is the 3rd year that the Rip Curl School of Surf has hosted an ISA International Surf Coaching and Instructor Symposium here in Bali, but this year it was expanded to include three different certification programs: ISA Surf Level 1, Surf Level 2, and Flat Water SUP, with a total of 27 participants representing 13 different countries (Venezuela, France, UK, Holland, Guam, Indonesia, Italy, Greece, Norway, Russia, Spain, Brazil and USA).

8 OF THE BEST BEACHES IN BALI

Publish on May 16, 2017

Protected by a distant reef, the light blue waters of Sanur are perfect for families who want a low-key place to soak up the sun while sticking close to top-notch seafood restaurants and bars where happy hour never seems to end. Look for bright orange clownfish darting between corals, practice your balance with a stand-up paddleboarding adventure with the Rip Curl School of Surf, or take advantage of the smooth waters on a high-speed jet ski.

ISA INTERNATIONAL SURF AND SUP INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION SYMPOSIUM III IN BALI

Publish on March 1st, 2017

1 March 2017, Kuta-Bali, Indonesia: The Rip Curl School of Surf in cooperation with the International Surfing Association are delighted to announce the third annual ISA Surf and SUP Instructor Symposium, to be held again in Bali, Indonesia from the 7th to 22nd of June 2017.

BEST SURF SCHOOL SURFTIME AWARDS 2016

Publish on Oct 12, 2016

13th annual Surfttime Awards

As another spectacular year passes, as we have witnessed yet another great Rip Curl Cup, a stellar season of waves and as the Surftime awards come to a close, our thoughts turn toward champions.

EAT, STAY, SURF WITH THE RIP CURL SCHOOL OF SURF BALI

Posted on August 14, 2015

With its endless wave and swell producing coastline, Indonesia is a surfer’s paradise.  With no major landmass to block or alter the swells that are produced from the Southern Indian Ocean, Indonesia produces some of the best waves on earth.  Made popular by the classic 70’s surf film “The Morning of the Earth,” the beaches of Kuta and nearby reefs are surfed regularly by surfers of all levels.

Opened since 1988, the Rip Curl School of Surf Bali quickly gained the reputation as the best surf school in Bali.  The school teaches students of all levels how to surf, kite, wake and windsurf.  The Rip Curl Scool of Surf Bali operates in three locations allowing for the best conditions regardless of the season: Legian which is the largest of the schools and has calmer waves and is good for beginners; Sanur which offers the perfect access to calm lagoons and coral reefs as well as offshore winds that are great for kitesurfing; and Jimbaran which offers quieter waters for students trying to learn how to bodyboard or stand up paddle board.

ESSENTIAL BALI

Publish on May 23, 2015

If it wasn’t for surfing, where would Bali be today?
Well, evidently, it would be in exactly the same place as it is now, but our question refers not so much to its geographical location as its cultural, social and financial status. Because while Balinese tourism today is sophisticated and largely centred around high-class hotels, restaurants and various activities and attractions, it was originally born of people coming here to do one thing and one thing only surf.

LIFE STYLE ASIA

Publish on Sept 2, 2014

If you want to get out on the water, this Kuta-based surf school has been in operation for more than 16 years and today holds classes across the island.
Sign up for a session at the nearby Legian branch and try your hand at surfing, kite surfing, wakeboarding, body-boarding and stand-up paddle boarding. Classes cater for all skill levels, and who knows, you might end the day catching a wave as the sun sinks into the sea.

IN BALI

Blessed with 365 days of swell, damn good weather and pristine warm water temps, the island of the Gods is a fave surf destination for travellers.

With 60 plus surf spots scattered across the island, surfers and holidaymakers are spoilt for choice. But before you throw on some board shorts and hit Kuta’s gnarly waves with a longboard in tow, check out our newbies guide to surfing in Bali. It will see you “shredding” beyond the shoreline in no time.