Regina's report

ABOUT SURF CAMP in September 2014

To see the ocean once is to learn how to miss it.Patrick Ness

There are a lot of words, which are written and said about Bali, for example: the pearl of Indonesian archipelago, “the Island of thousand temples”, “The island of Gods”. That’s why there is no sense to repeat it; you should feel it deeply, to visit it, to touch…

And after all, I would like to notice, that the combination of infinite and magic ocean, picturesque landscapes, local colour, sunny people, extreme surfing, wonderful music and good mood makes Bali incredibly attractive and never leaves you indifferent. Once, one of my friends, who is islander, observed correctly: “You’ll be dreaming about it for a long time.” And it is the truth.

So, our group consisted of cool guys from different Russian and Ukrainian towns. We spent our summer holidays on the “Island of Gods” amicably and funny (sure not without the assistance of super managers from Surf Mania). We got to know how to conquer waves and also inner fears. Wonderful instructors and tutors from Pro Surf School Bali helped us and taught us basics of surfing: Svetlana Zinovieva, Larisa Aleksandrova, Sasha Moiseev, Elena Lobova ( by the way, she took part in shooting of the film Duhless 2, which was made on Bali island). Amazing young people, which became guides for us in this attractive and extreme world of surfing. Everyone in the childhood dreamed to be the part of this world (as for me, my dream has appeared when I saw the film “Point Break” with Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves).

However, not only the magic ocean and surfing made a great impression on me, also fascinating excursions and trips along the island. Also acquaintance with it through the local art.

Guys from Surf Mania, Nastya Sokolovskaya and Rinat Safin – are open-minded and cheerful people with the positive energy. They tried to combine excursion program with our surf training at Pro Surf School in a proper way. Colorful ceremonies, wonderful rice fields, waterfalls, volcanoes, which is higher than clouds, ancient temples and monkeys, who live right in them, fairy sunsets, tropical forests, islands of paradise, including Lembongan, sandy beaches, washing by warm water of Indian ocean and so on, which excited so much the soul of the town citizen.