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FAQ - Frequently asked questions

  • When are courses available?
    • Legian
      • The Rip Curl School of Surf, surf and body board courses are scheduled as followed:
        • 07.30 am – 9.30 am
        • 09.30 am – 11.30 am
        • 11.30 pm – 01.30 pm
        • 01.30 pm – 03.30 pm
      • Beginner courses are held on mid tides adding safety and ease to the learning process.
      • Advance course our held on the high tides offering more comprehensive conditions and powerful waves.
      • Reef trips are generally held in the morning departing from the school at 7.30am to be in the water by 8am in Canggu or 8.30am in the boat in Sanur returning to the school by 11am.
      • Adult Privates will be scheduled dependant on the level of the surfer and the according required conditions.
      • Kids courses are generally held on the low tide, due to the shallow water and small waves.
    • Sanur
      • The courses in Sanur are scheduled around the tide (available water depth) in the Sanur lagoon. 
      • We require a minimum depth of 1.0m of water to operate our boats for wake, kite and surfing
      • Courses will be scheduled from 8am - 6pm dependant on the water
      • Courses levels are dependant on the tides…
      • Beginner Kite surfing courses can be held on low tides, as they don’t require water, just wind. 
      • SUP – Bali programs, Level 1 and guided paddles require only a 0.8m depth
      • Windsurfing all levels, SUP level 2 & 3, all wakeboarding levels and Kite surfing level 2 & 3 all require 1.0m depths
      • Surfing boat trips and taxi out require 1.0m depths
      • Agents can call the Rip Curl School of Surf and request a monthly tide chart be faxed or emailed to them
  • What time do I get picked up?
    • Legian
      • Nusa Dua, Tanah Lot and Sanur pick up times would be 1 hour before the scheduled course time.
      • Jimbaran pick up times would be 45 minutes before scheduled course time.
      • Kuta, Legian and Seminyak pick up times would be 45 to 30 minutes before the scheduled course time.
      • Ubud transport is available at an extra charge 150,000/return for the Ubud area, pick up times for Ubud would be 90 minutes before the scheduled course time.
      • Students will be picked up by our air-conditioned transport and are required to wait in your hotel lobby.
    • Sanur
      • Nusa Dua, Canggu & Seminyak pick up times would be 1 hour before the scheduled course time.
      • Jimbaran, Kuta & Legian pick up times would be 45 minutes before scheduled course time.
      • Ubud and Tanah Lot transport is available at an extra charge 150,000/return for the Ubud area and 100,000/return for Tanah Lot, pick up times for both Ubud and Tanah Lot would be 90 minutes before the scheduled course time.
      • Students will be picked up by our air-conditioned transport and are required to wait in your hotel lobby.
  • What is included in the price?
    • The Rip Curl School of Surf will provided the guest with air-conditioned transport to and from their hotel, all guests will be supplied with Rip Curl Rash shirt, Rip Curl surf shorts, additionally for course in Sanur Rip Curl Booties (reef shoes), Rip Curl wetsuits and Rip Curl impact vests.
    • Student facilities include changing room facilities, bathrooms, water showers, fresh towels, individual student lockers, 44+ SPF sunscreen for the arms and legs, full block zinc cream for the face, Gath surf helmet, all the necessary equipment for the individual course selected and tea, coffee, drinking water before during and after the course. 
    • Study book: each course include a Study Book
    • Student ID Card which allows you free board rental
  • Where are the courses held?
    Rip Curl School of Surf has three locations for surf courses:
    • Introductory and intermediate courses are held at the Legian beach located at the bottom of Jalan Double Six (Jalan Arjuna), chosen for its safety and relatively un-crowd waves, with its sand bottom beach break it is the safest spot in Bali for learning to surf. 
    • Advanced and Reef course are held at Canggu, we utilize two separate reef breaks the first being Old Man’s reef, named for it’s big slow rolling waves, best suited for long boards and first time reef surfer. The second being Tugu reef offering a longer more powerful wave with perfect lefts and rights. Parking and facilities are found in front of the Tugu Hotel. Both of these reefs have been select due to there large channels, offering easy entry and exiting points, unhidden paddle routes, easy resting points, both reefs are lava rock formation, not live coral.
    • Sanur Reef, Wet season (November to February) we can hold our entire beginner, intermediate and advanced course from our Sanur school location. Escaping the wind and poor water condition of the Legian and Kuta Beaches. We use our reef boats to transport students to a number of different breaks chosen on the day and dependant to the students required level. 
  • How do I know I will be safe?
    For every five students in a course at the Rip Curl School of Surf there is at least one Instructor and one Assistant (5:1 ration of student to instructor + assistant). The school records all of their incidents and accidents; be it a pump on the head or a broken board. These incidents and accidents are then analyzed and changes are made to the curriculum to prevent such incidents from reoccurring. Surfing is a sport that carries minimal risk, so training and correct equipment is the key factor to a safety. The Rip Curl School of Surf selects its equipment and trains their staff to minimize all risk. All beach staffs are required to pass CPR and senior first aid courses yearly, all of our instructors are certified International Surf Instructors and current bronze medallion lifeguard holders (the same standards and requirements set by the Australian and New Zealand authorities).
  • Can you guarantee that I will be a surfer, Stand Up Paddle boarder or Body boarder at the end of my course?
    Due to the complexity of the courses, if a student is unable to complete an exercise to a satisfactory level, than this would hinder there progression to the next level, so the Rip Curl School of Surf offers a free repeat of a course to allow the student to better themselves and move on once their skill level has been lifted. The school also offers free usage of the surf board after the course, on the same day, and we have found that students would rather practice on there own rather than repeat a course. The instructors also happy to come in earlier or stay later if it means a student can progress to the next level.
  • What are the age restrictions on learning to surf?
    Children under the age of 12 years old are required to take private lessons (50% discount from regular price for children under 12 years old), due to the amount of personal attention a child requires and also a 2.5 hour course can be very tiring for a big kid let alone a little one. We have developed a special curriculum for the under twelve’s private which progress the child through the same skills and knowledge as our regular curriculum but in less time and more fun. Our insurance covers anyone taking part in a course at Rip Curl School of Surf between the ages of 6 and 65, however we have been known to teach kids as young as 4 and big kids as old as 78.
  • What is the difference between SUP – Bali and Rip Curl School of Surf?
    There is no difference in our services, standards, facilities, locations, equipment, instructors and teaching process. SUP – Bali in additional offers guiding programs and equipment rentals. SUP – Bali is owned and operated by the same mother company of Rip Curl School of Surf and is our SUP wing, working with the Star Board SUP company, testing prototype boards and retailing Star Board SUPs in Bali as well.

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