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Bali Surf Instructor Course – Island Hopper

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12 Weeks
Availability : Year Round Start Dates
Canggu, Bali
Max People : 20
Bali Surf Instructor Course - Island Hopper
Complete your certification across Bali, Java, Lombok and Nusa Lembongan!

Indonesia is a mecca for surfers from all over the globe – with it’s warm waters, amazing culture and pumping surf. So why not turn the ocean into your office with our zero to hero surf instructor training course in Bali, Indonesia?

Life as a Surf Instructor is pretty sweet, with your daily life being filled with sunshine, waves, smiles and heaps of ocean based stoke. Stoked Surf Adventures founder Chris has spent the last few years season hopping across the globe, it really is a ticket to a life of travel and serious job satisfaction!

Well, this 12 week Bali Surf Instructor Course is packed full of waves, adventure, and experienced instructors who will get you more than prepared for life as a surf instructor.

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

You’ll go through a structured programme of both land and water based lessons and gain confidence in the waves, learning about the ocean, the sport and taking the leap into a lifestyle that, with no doubt, will change how you see the world.


This Bali Instructor Course Is For You If:

✓ You want to turn the beach into your office, but want professional coaching to get you there

✓ You’re passionate about surfing and want to season hop aroun the globe

✓ You’re eager to discover the amazing waves Bali and Indonesia has to offer

Your professional instructors will help push you in a supported and safe environment, allowing you to increase your fitness and ocean knowledge. Starting from the very basics of learning to “pop” and ride the white wash you’ll soon progress to riding unbroken waves, learning about ocean safety and become a confident and competent surfer.

Over the 3 month period, you will set yourself personal challenges, tackling bigger waves, a variety of surf breaks and get your paddle power sorted.

Trust us, paddle power is the key to enjoying a long, successful session in the waves!

Before you know it, you’ll have learnt all the skills needed to be a success surf instructor, breezed through an internationally recognised Level 1 Surf Instructor exam (ISA Level 1) and you’ll be on your way to living the dream and passing on the stoke!

It’s not all hard work in the waves (if you can really call it that!) you’ll have the weekend free to explore the local area and there are some awesome mini trips included to help you experience the amazing culture and experiences Bali and the other Indonesian Islands have to offer.

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 course to complete your ASI Level 1 and Surf Lifesaving modules  so you can go off and live the dream!

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!


Time to hop across to the neighbouring island of Lombok. The reefs of Lombok which are perfect for pushing your skills to the next level and really building up your confidence before heading onwards to Lembonga before going back to Bali to complete your instructor course.

Nusa Lembongan

Next up is the island of Nusa Lembongan – where you’ll put 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 manta rays, and soak up some of the most incredible sunsets after a day filled with waves,

PLEASE NOTE: Due to current travel restrictions, currently this course isn’t heading across to Lombok.  Hopefully, it’ll return soon, so chat to our surf experts for more info.

Terms and conditions for this trip can be found here

Departure & Return Location

Denpasar Airport, Bali

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation throughout (shared dorm)
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner
  • Transport Throughout
  • ASI Level 1 Surf Coaching Examination
  • Surf Life Rescue Examination
  • Senior First Aid Certification
  • Professional Surf Coaching 5 Days Per Week
  • Experienced and Knowledgeable Instructors (Local & Western)
  • All Surf Kit Throughout
  • Surf Fitness Sessions
  • Surf Theory Lessons
  • Lombok Surf Trip
  • Nusa Lembongan Surf Trip
  • Red Island Surf Trip
  • Range Of Awesome Day Trips & Tours
Course Dates & Pricing

Course Options & Start Dates


12 Week Option – US$7,529

(approx £6,349)

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


Start Dates

  • Courses start on the first Sunday of each month



Most nationalities can get a free 30 day visa on arrival in Indonesia, with the option to get a paid via on arrival which is extendable to 60 days.

So if you’re doing the full 12 week course you will need to either obtain a Social Visa (which can cover you for up to 6 months) before arriving or do a visa run to cover your full stay.

Visas and visa runs aren’t included in the course, but chat to our travel experts and we can advise you on some options – it’s easy enough to sort out.


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 1Surf 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 2Red Island Escape

Time to leave behind the hustle and bustle of Canggu for empty waves and stunning beaches over at Red Island – time to surf surf surf!

Stop 3Hit 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.

Stop 4Nusa Lembongan

Off to the smaller island of Nusa Lembongan now, where plenty of fun reef breaks and sunsets await. Oh and snorkelling with manta rays too!

The perfect mini escape before getting your certifications done.

Certification 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...



4 Reviews
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Amber van Steenderen

Solo Traveller

Great surfhouse, great food with different options (vegetarian, vegan). Friendly staff and surf instructors. Definetely will come back to one of the surfhouses! 🧡🤙🏼

April 7, 2019


Solo Traveller

The place has a great atmosphere, the staff is super nice and helpful, the rooms are spacious and get cleaned every day. The pool is nice, breakfast is delicious and the surfing and yoga was exactly how I wanted it to be. There is seriously not a single thing to complain about.

April 1, 2019

Mige Truniger

Solo Traveller

Felt like home from the first second on. Everything is well organised, very friendly and professional staff in all areas.

October 20, 2018

Seda Soleil

Solo Traveller

Was the best thing I could do 🙂 I travelled alone but it felt like being at home! The best team of surf instructors and perfect crew in the house. Very clean rooms and delicious breakfast. I enjoyed every minute and will go back for sure!

June 17, 2016