Bali and Lomboks's fabled reefs and booming beach breaks are in season between April and October when swell swinging up from the Roaring 40s and Howling 50s march south-west across the Indian Ocean and the trade winds blow from the south-east. Even during the off season when the trade winds switch to west there are still classic waves to be had. Sea and air temperatures remain steady at around 28Â°C or 82Â°F. Pioneered in 1936, by Bob Koke, a Californian from Hawaii and later by the likes of Jerry Lopez. Perfection like this has a price, paid in the form of crowding, excess development coupled with littered and polluted beaches around the main centres such as Kuta. Famous breaks like Uluwatu always have a crowd but for the surfer prepared to travel adventure and uncrowded waves await.
Surf camps can offer a variety of types of accommodation such as apartments, hotels, rooms, camping or dormitories together with food, surf lessons and group activities. Often included are guided surf tours of the best local spots along with surf hire, videos, photography, professional coaching and even some night life.