WhatsApp +447401827447 [email protected]

Bali Surf Development Academy

Full Name*
Email Address*
Travel Dates*
Room Option*
Traveller Details (Ages & Surfer/Non Surfer)*
Other Questions*
* I agree with Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.
Please agree to all the terms and conditions before proceeding to the next step
Save To Wish List

Adding item to wishlist requires an account


Why Book With Us?

  • Run by surfers, for surfers
  • No-hassle best price guarantee
  • Expert & honest travel advice
  • Hand-picked surf experiences
  • Largest range of surf instructor courses
  • Learn More About Our Team HERE
4, 8 or 12 Week Options
Availability : Year Round
Canggu, Bali
Max People : 12
Bali Surf Development Course
Take your surfing to the next level with our 4, 8 or 12 week surf academies

Looking to learn to surf in Bali and really take your skills to the next level?

Well, our Bali Surf Development Course is packed full of waves, adventure, and experienced instructors who will get you up and riding and progress your skills safely and quickly.

Based across 4 locations this Bali Surf Development Course is as much a surf adventure as a training programme – so get ready for some serious tropical vibes, pumping waves, and epic coaching.

Depending on how long you have to spend in paradise you can choose from the 4, 8 or even 12 week options. All include expert coaching, accommodation, surf lessons and day trips around Bali too.

The 8 and 12 week options also include trips to the neighbouring islands of Java, Gili T and Lombok too!

And of course with so many awesome spots to explore in Indonesia, this course packs in some of the best surf destinations in the area:

Canggu, Bali

Kick off your course in the hipster, surfing hotspot of Canggu where you’ll settle into Indo life, enjoy some cold Bintangs, hit the waves and also enjoy a relaxing massage after your flight.

You’ll also loop back to Canggu at the end of the academy before saying goodbye to all your new surf buddies

Java & Red Island

Time for some dreamy, empty lineups in Red Island, Java – the neighboring island to the West of Bali. These empty lineups are perfect for pushing your surf skills to the next level and you also get the option to head to the famous G-Land too!

Gili Trawangan

Next up is the island of Gili Trawangan (aka Gili T) – where you’ll enjoy some downtime on this fun party island before heading onwards to Lembongan with your new skills to the test and step it up a notch on the friendly reef breaks.

Kick back and enjoy the gorgeous beaches, snorkel with turtles, island hop or enjoy some cold Bintangs on the beach, the choice is yours!


After some down time on Gili T it’s back to the waves – this time the reefs of Lombok which are perfect for pushing your skills to the next level and really building up your confidence before heading back to Bali to complete your instructor course.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to current travel restrictions this course is currently operating within Canggu and Bali at the moment. Other stops will be added back in when possible. Chat to our team for more details.



Terms and conditions for this trip can be found here

Departure & Return Location

Denpasar Airport (Bali, Indonesia)

Price Includes

  • Accommodation throughout (shared dorm)
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner
  • Surf Coaching 5 Days Per Week
  • Experienced and Knowledgeable Instructors
  • Transport Throughout
  • All Surf Kit
  • Surf Fitness Session
  • Surf Theory Lessons
  • Range Of Awesome Day Trips

Price Excludes

  • Visa & Visa Extensions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Flights

Academy Options & Start Dates

Start Dates

  • All options start on the first Sunday of each month

12 Week Option – US$6,456

(approx £5,425)

This zero to hero style format is perfect for those who have just started surfing! You’ll learn everything from the basics of your pop and paddle technique right through to riding unbroken waves and all the skills needed to become a confident and competent surfer.

Taking in the mellow beach break of Red Island (the perfect place to get the basics nailed!), the fun reefs of Lombok, the famous Canggu and then the more challenging reefs of Lembongan you’ll gain experience at a variety of breaks

And of course if you’re already an experienced surfer the 12 week option is still an epic way to get that extra bit of coaching and enjoy heaps of amazing Indo surf breaks!

12-week development course participants can also opt to add on the Surf Instructor Course module to the end of their trip.


8 Week Option – US$5,105

(approx £4,289)

Ideal for those on a slightly shorter time frame but who want to learn to surf in Bali and really get to grip with the first stage of your surf progression.

Jump in as the group head over to the mellow rollers of Red Island and Lembongan before finishing up your time in Canggu, Bali.


4 Week Option – US$2,775

(approx £2,339)

If you’re looking to learn to surf in Bali this is the perfect introduction – giving you plenty of time to get the basics nailed and explore some of what this stunning slice of Indonesia has to offer.


PLEASE NOTE: All payments will be taken in £GBP, but the base price of this course is in $USD


Please chat to our team about visa options for Indonesia and Bali – as these vary from nationality to nationality.

We work with an awesome visa agent who can run through all the options and get everything sorted for you.

12 Week Option

Day 1Welcome To Indonesia!

Time to get everything started! You’ll be met at the airport by the team before heading to the Canggu Surf Camp to meet your new surf buddies and settle in to Bali life.

Stop 1.Surf Surf Surf In Canggu

Your first few weeks will be spent at the epic Canggu Surf Camp, where you’ll get your training underway nailing the basics. The camp itself is situated in the heart of Canggu, an easy walk to the beach, bars and restaurants. Your instructors will assess your surfing ability and you’ll begin work on ironing out any bad habits and getting the essentials from popping to paddling all dialled in.

Stop 2.Gili T Escape

After a solid stint of eat, sleep, surf, repeat it’s time for a mini escape over to the famous Gili Trawangan, aka Gili T. Kick back with some awesome islands vibes, snorkel with turtles, scuba dive or party the night away!
Rest those tired surf arms for a few days before heading over to your next wave fuelled destination…

Stop 3.Hit The Reefs Of Lombok

Time to push your skills to the next level and get back into the surf, eat sleep routine on the neighboring island of Lombok. 

With plenty of epic surf spots to explore it’s the perfect place to build up your confidence before heading back to Bali for your assessments.

Final WeekCertification Time

Now it’s crunch time! This section of the course, based back in Canggu, is where you’ll complete your certification for both the surf lifesaver and surf instructor course. It’s a pretty intense, but fun few weeks where you’ll learn more skills about teaching and of course first aid.
If you’ve put in the effort for the last few weeks you’ll sail through and get all the certifications you need to teach all over the world.

Time To Say GoodbyeTime For The Next Adventure...

With your new qualifications under your belt it’s time to plan the next surf trip or begin your career as a surf instructor. And of course you’ll have that epic 40% off your dream Mentawais trip too!