Bali or bust!

Discussion in 'Surfing' started by dingdong, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. dingdong

    dingdong Well-Known Member

    Jan 14, 2013
    USA California
    Headed to Bali for 8 days next week, super excited, hardest thing has been choosing what two boards to bring, staying in Jimbaran area, planning on visiting zoo/safari and one of the water parks for the kids, 11 and 7 years old, if anyone has any other recommendations for fun family stuff, please let me know!!! yew!!!
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  2. Driftwood

    Driftwood Active Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    I haven't been in ages, and then without kids... which slightly changes the dynamic. So I'm really of no use whatsoever except to wish you an excellent trip! In spite of the crowds and all, I would love a chance to get back there. Enjoy.
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  3. Poseidon

    Poseidon Member

    Jan 12, 2018
    Moro Bay
    Treetop Adventure Park
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  4. Dawnpatrol

    Dawnpatrol Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2006
    Have a great time Vinny and talk story with us when you get back. And remember, when surfing those reefs.................FALL FLAT! :eek:

    See ya in April!
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  5. OX 45

    OX 45 Member

    Jan 3, 2014
    take a 5'6 stamps Banjo fish
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  6. Surfnfish

    Surfnfish Well-Known Member

    Feb 6, 2015
    Devils Lake, Oregon Coast
    all depends on where you plan on surfing. On the more serious reefs at Ulu, Bingin's, etc, a daily driver tri fin shortboard along with a standard step-up is hard to beat. A racier HPLB will work on the Ulu area reefs as well, though they do tend to break in the pit..

    If preferring mellower fun waves like Dreamland or Toro Toro (both in Jimbara vicnity), pretty much anything that can get down the line will work.

    And if you need a board or break one, lotta local surf shops with board racks bursting at the seams with new and used boards, mostly for cheap.

    And once you're there, pick up some limes (not lemons, different enzymes) from the local. Get the usual reef scratches, just scrub them with a squeezed, quartered lime, far superior to the drug store ointments. Was taught this trick in Tahiti by the locals after getting mauled, works amazingly well.
  7. dingdong

    dingdong Well-Known Member

    Jan 14, 2013
    USA California
    I'm going to report you to the forum moderator
  8. deemce

    deemce Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2010
    USA Pennsylvania
    Good luck Vinny. I hope the wave Gods are good to you.......... and the reef Gods leave you alone!
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  9. apexman

    apexman Member

    Nov 16, 2016
    San Clemente CA
    Safe travels and have fun, Vinny!
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  10. Ticowannabe

    Ticowannabe Well-Known Member

    Apr 25, 2012
    Not sure how the volcano has left things...
    go upcountry to Mas village for wood carvings, Celuk for your wifes jewelry...always bargain for all.
    Kecak fire dance at Uluwatu temple is good for the kids, Nusa Penida marine protected area for snorkeling or diving.
    below are items in some of our itineraries for the scuba groups we send to Bali... please dont do the elephant ride, we hate that.

    09:00 Meet at Hotel Lobby and joining into a private Ubud & Mount Batur Land Tour
    • Explore the Pura Puseh temple in Batuan, which features extravagant carvings depicting stories
    from the Ramayana and Mahabharata.
    • Walk about 300 steps through stunning rice terraces to see the royal tombs of Gunung Kawi (and
    then walk back up again)
    • Stop at the temple and holy springs of Tirta Empul at Tampaksiring. This is a very important
    temple for Balinese Hindus, and the magical powers of the holy springs are thought to be very
    beneficial for those who bathe here.
    • Drive up to the beautiful mountain area of Kintamani, 1500m above sea level, with spectacular
    views of Mount Batur and its crater lake. On the way you will visit spice, coffee and cocoa
    • Have lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the crater.
    • See the beautiful rice terraces of Tegallalang.
    • Visit the Royal Palace in Ubud, and enjoy some free time in the market – a great place to buy your
    • See the Monkey Forest in Ubud, home to many playful monkeys
    Inclusions: entrance fee, transport in air-conditioned car/mini bus, English-speaking driver
    Overnight in a New Tantra Suite at Bali Spirit Hotel Ubud

    08:30 – 09:00 Hotel check out and transfer to Taro Ubud by AquaMarine
    Joining into Cycling+ White Water Rafting Ayung River
    Inclusions: Transfers, Cycling, Elephant Safari Park Entrance, Lunch, Rafting, Insurance
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2018
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