reviews

"Samo from The Bali Wave is amazing. He has taught my 9 year old daughter Indie so much in the time we have used him when we are in Bali which has lead to much success in competitions in Bali and back home in Perth. He pays close attention to where she is when they are out in the surf and I feel totally at ease whenever they are out in the water. I can’t recommend him highly enough. His cheerful personality is a real hit with the kids. He always has the biggest smile. The best."  

-Ali Caddy 

"Couldn’t recommend The Bali Wave enough if you are visiting Bali. Samo and his brother were amazing with our two daughters (age 8 & 9) We were picked up from our hotel and spent the morning watching our girls having so much fun in the water and yes of course... surfing, and then dropped back to our resort. A huge thank you to Dana for booking us in, we are so lucky our paths crossed in Hawaii and you recommended Samo. Thanks boys.... you are legends."   

-Megan Martin 

"​Samo took me from complete beginner to catching waves on my own within a week, which is pretty incredible considering my terrible sense of balance. An amazing instructor who encourages you to keep pushing and improving, with some really solid and helpful advice. The session are incredibly fun, and you can really tell surfing is in his blood. I couldn't recommend him more, definitely book him next time you're in Bali, you won't regret it!" 

-Caspar De Roij  

"Samo is an excellent instructor ! Samo is a great guy, funny, patient, professional, helpful ! The surf lessons with Samo are very fun and you will learn a lot ! Samo teaches you all you need to know about the ocean, the waves, the timing, and all the best tips for catching the waves and improving your surf ! He knows all the spots and puts you in confidence day after day! Thanks a lot for everything!" 

-Olivia Vargas  

"My boys loving their sessions every time with KidsBaliWave. Best surf coaching for kids at all ages in Bali. Super friendly and fun coach Samo and Dana. Highly recommended :)"  

-Tia Glossop  

"Samo is a great surf instructor. He is patient and very helpful. His great sense of humour and charisma makes every surf lesson even more enjoyable. Giving surf lessons is certainly his passion in life and I highly recommend him to anyone of any age wanting to give surfing a go when visiting Bali." 

-Arlo Gibb  

"The nicest mentor ever! Glad to have them guiding me for my 1st surf .Giving us advice before each trial. Able to surf within 5 shots! We even took the course again before our flight. Would definitely recommend them." 

-Wing Shum  

"Had a sensational experience late last year with Samo, Dana and the rest of the crew.

Their surfing ability and knowledge of the surf was excellent .The kids had a ball surfing with the crew and learnt so much, always smiling. We hung out with the guys and got shown how the locals do it. Good food , drink and plenty of laughs .I would recommend these guys to anyone who wants to learn to surf and have the bali experience. Cant wait to get back this year." 

-Dave Robson  

"Samo is an awesome surf instructor and a great guy! I've had a few lessons with other instructors and hands-down Samo was the best!" 

-Jeff McCormack  

"These guys were so great with my kids. My son has only been surfing a year and Samo and his team helped him so much in just the short time we were there. They even took him to different beaches to challenge his ability more. My daughter never even wanted to learn how to surf before she met the lovely Dana. Honestly you won't be disappointed. Beautiful friendly natured people that i wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone looking for surf lessons! Thanks guys."  

-Crystal Goode  

"Samo has taught me since I started surfing. Whenever I was afraid of big waves in the sea, he made me laugh and relaxed. And teaches me how to get ready for wave, the timing, the path in the water. He is so responsible for his work and very professional. Other than that, his best is the jokes letting us feel happy in the water!!!" 

-Mijin Lee  

"Samo and Dana totally erased my nerves for my first time surfing experience. They are fun, patient, skilled and what important is ENCOURAGING !!! I had a lot of fun in the sea and I will definitely keep surfing. If you are beginners, I highly recommend The Bali Wave" 

-Jamie Mak  

"Samo is a fantastic instructor! I took a course with him when I was extremely nervous about surfing but within minutes he put any nervousness at bay! This is the perfect surf school for anyone looking to have some serious fun while learning something new and ride some incredible Bali waves. Would take another course in a heartbeat if I was still in Bali!!! Try it and you will not be disappointed (: Thanks Samo! You the best!" 

-Lexy Lane