Nomad Keramas Surf Resort - Bali

IDEAL FOR

Couples or Honeymooners
Group - Land Based
Solo Travellers
Learn to Surf

Surf and Yoga
Longboarders
Stand-up Paddleboarding trip
Bodyboarders

Star Rating

Season

January, February, March, April, May, November, December

REVIEW RATING (8)

Summary
Nomad Surf Camp at Keramas is a true surfer's retreat near one of the best waves in Bali. With 2 expert surf guides at the resort, surf coaching, lessons and yoga sessions available, this is one of Bali's best surf retreats.
 
Right handers rule the east coast of Bali (Nusa Dua, Sanur, Serangan and Keramas) and the resort is open year-round because the waves are great year round. Their experienced surf guides will show you some secret surf spots that you wouldn't normally discover if you stayed at a regular resort.
 
Keramas Surf Camp offers perfect options for families, couples and single travellers. There are surf courses for beginners, surf guides for the experienced, or anyone wanting to combine surfing with other activities like yoga. If you are intermediate or an experienced surfer you can find surf in front of the camp or at Keramas just 2 km away.
Quick Facts
      • Expert surf guiding
      • Explore secret spots
      • 2 surf guides
      • Yoga classes
      • Surf lessons
      • Clean & comfortable accommodation
      • Great vibe
      • Top value for money

Set amongst tropical vegetation and rice paddies, the surf camp is on the  east side of Bali, far from noisy, chaotic Kuta but only 300m from the beach.  With plenty of surf spots nearby, you can either use one of the local surf guides to take you out or just go for a walk along the beach. There are 6 quality breaks within a 30 minute walk. Right handers rule the east coast of Bali (Nusa Dua, Sanur, Serangan) and the resort is open all year round because the waves are great all year round.

Nomad Keramas Surf Resort can be classified as a resort as all the accommodation offers air conditioning, private bathrooms and plenty of privacy with perfect options for families, couples and single travellers. There are surf courses for beginners, surf guides for the experienced, or anyone wanting to combine surfing with other activities like yoga.

Accommodation
Rooms:
  • 8 private bungalows

  • King size or twin beds

  • Air-conditioning

  • Terrace

  • Ensuite bathrooms

  • Daily cleaning service

Surf & Other Activities

The Surf Guides

Surf guiding is in the mornings from Monday to Friday. The van will leave camp after breakfast. The exact time may vary depending on the tide each day and the surf spot they're planning to go to. Some of the waves you might surf will be Uluwatu, Bingin, Dreamland, Balangan, Padang Padang, Nusa Dua, Canggu, Berawa, Medewi amongst others.

They have 2 very experienced surf guides that will take you to secret spots that you would otherwise probably miss.

The Surf School

The Surf school was voted 'Best Surf School in Bali' for 3 consecutive years by Magic Wave Surf Community Magazine. Located right at Half Way Kuta Beach, which has probably the best waves for learning in Kuta & Bali.

  • US$ 10,000 comprehensive insurance cover.
  • Quality trainer surfboards & equipment.
  • Sun protection surf shirts, sun screen & zinc.
  • All coaches accredited  to Level 1 & 2 – Australian Surfing Association standard and certified life guards.

The Surf Courses

Beginner - The board, safety, ocean & wave positioning, paddling & catching waves, control & standing up

Intermediate 1 - Paddling out & navigating waves, reading, selecting and understanding waves, timing & take off, turning & trimming

Intermediate 2 - Refining timing & jump up, late take off riding the wave face, surf etiquette video feedback on performance

Intermediate 3 - Surf trip - beach/reef breaks. Put your skills to the test, graduate on challenging waves

Introduction to Short boards - Takes you to the next level. Understand & control short boards, duck dives, selecting waves, timing, take off 

Facilities:

  • Swimming Pool
  • TV Room
  • Games room: Pool table, table games, etc
  • Bar with very cold Bintangs!
  • Chill out area where you can see a right hander break only 300 metres away
  • Massage Gazebo

 
Weekly Itinerary

  • Sundays: Arrival and Check in - Welcome dinner and briefing
  • Mondays to Fridays: Surfing
  • Friday: Surfing and Kuta Shopping
  • Saturday: Cultural visit to Ubud and dinner with Traditional Balinese Dance show (dinner not included)
  • Sunday: Guests check out

Extra Activities

There are heaps of extra activities you can do apart from the above suggested itinerary. Ask us for prices for:

  • Diving
  • Yoga
  • Golf
  • Kitesurf
  • Stand Up Paddle
  • Wakeboarding
  • Paraglading
  • Bungy Jump
  • Horse back riding on the beach
  • Safari Park
  • Elephant park
  • Water park
  • Boat trip to Nusa Lembongan Island
  • Temple visit
  • Zoo
  • Sea food dinner at Jimbaran
  • and of course, partying in Seminyak or classic Kuta
Other Surf Experiences
Testimonials

Keri (September 2014)
Nomad Keramas (Bali) and Nomad Tropical (West Sumbawa) were both fabulous resorts and exceeded my expectations as both were nothing like the surf camps I was imagining. The rooms were beautifully appointed, clean and well air-conditioned, staff were friendly and helpful, and the food amazing. Kim, from Perfect Wave, arranged everything for us, and all our transfers, flights and other arrangements flowed like clock work. Kim was always available to answer our questions, even when we were in Bali.

Justin (October 2014)
I had a an awesome trip and stay at nomads, great local food, nice and quite and focused of finding great uncrowded waves. Jake and Shaun were great hosts and surf guides. They put me onto some great uncrowded wave. I now have some great surf pics and will definitely go back dome time.

Jason (February 2015)
Thanks for organising my recent surf holiday to Nomad Keramas, Bali. The two South African surf guides, Jake and Sean, are some of the biggest frothers I've meet, making sure we scored every day. And score we did. Depending on the wind and tides I surfed twice most days, with the size ranging from 2-3ft beachie to 4-6ft+ reef breaks. Even battled the crowds at Keramas and got a couple, with the uncrowded night surfing at 4ft a definite highlight of the trip. We travelled to Canguu, Serangan and Nusa Dua, but mostly surfed a relatively uncrowded reef peak close to the surf camp. The camp itself was very comfortable, although in need of a little maintenance and the Balo staff very helpful and served up delicious meals.

These guys take all the hassle out of surfing and travelling in Bali as they drive you wherever you want to go, do their best to take you to the best and least crowded waves on the island and ensure your holiday runs smoothly.

Arron

I had an amazing time traveling round with Tom & Marsh finding "perfect waves" all around Bali East, West & South Coast. Beach Breaks, Point Break & Reef Breaks which I had a humbling encounter with haha. As there was only me in the lodge it made the entire experience more personal. Reggae bars & Bintangs at night became a standard, flat spell hit so the boys showed me Uluwatu smashed beers in Single Fins then out in Kuta till early morning, top boys had a wild night.All in all I can't recommend Nomads enough for its location, staff, relaxed atmosphere and above all the lads knowledge to find a waves even on days with hardly any swell.Thanks to Josh as well for hooking me up.CheersArron

Experience Begun: December 2012
Created on: Tuesday 12 February 2013
Dan

Nomads Keramas was awesome! Tom and Marsh are sick guys, the Wayans and all their crew are awesome too. The place is nice, a little far away from everything else in Bali...which I take as a great thing. The week I spent there got me geared up to surf a lot more when I get home.

Experience Begun: December 2012
Created on: Tuesday 12 February 2013
Nishan

The Nomad Surf Camp was great, chilled out and fun. The camp surf guides Tom and Marshall made everyone feel comfortable and created a fun environment for all. HIGHLY RECOMMEND it to anyone who wants a chilled-out surf holiday.

Experience Begun: September 2012
Created on: Thursday 29 November 2012
Ella

Hi Josh,Thanks very much for recommending Keramas Lodge. We had a great time, the kids didnt want to leave and nor did the parents. Tim got some great waves at Keramas and Ceasar was a great surf guide.We will definately be back next year! plenty of things to do and out of Kuta's traffic and noise which was nice but still close enough to go our for dinner and for a look around!Everything ran smoothly from the pick up to the drop off, thanks again for your help and we look forward to booking with you again next time.Hein family.

Experience Begun: July 2011
Created on: Thursday 16 February 2012
Josh

Hey guys, I just spent 5 days at Keramas surf lodge which is about 45mins out of Kuta in Bali.I was simply blown away! When I walked through the front gates of this secluded resort hidden amongst the tall palm trees and green shrubbery that surrounds the resort.8 amazing Villas lined the centre piece of the resort which was a stunning garden bed and lap pool. Beautiful gardens with greens, blue, reds and yellows surrounded and when I got to my room a huge king size bed greeted me with air con and a cool 22 degrees, perfect!Along with the great rooms and huge bathroom I was very impressed with the TV room, games room and multiple chill out areas!The waves in the area were also amazing, I scored 4 days in a row surfing out at Keramas for 5 hours straight with hardly anyone around and scored the longest right hand barrels of my life! I hit the reef a few times but surfaced everytime with nothing but a small scratch that healed later that night anyway!Id recommend this place to anyone that wants to surf awesome waves or to those who want to learn to surf as the surf guides Cesar and Antonio will take great care in helping you either find epic waves or help you get to your feet for the first time and well on your way to surfing the epic waves Keramas has to offer! Its also great for families and is only 10mins from Sanur for shopping or dining!Definitely will be back, hopefully in November!

Experience Begun: July 2011
Created on: Wednesday 17 August 2011