NEWS

Find out about what’s been happening at the Rip Curl School of Surf right here in the news section. Read reviews written by reporters who have signed up for a course, look at photos from our surf trips and watch videos of all the fun we’re having here in Bali. You’ll find links below to newspapers, magazines, blogs and websites so that you can see what other people think about the Rip Curl School of Surf. If you’ve written about us and want to feature in our news section, get in touch!

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.