It took me more than 4 hours drive from Kuta to reach Medewi for my surfing adventure. Medewi was... read more
I wish I read the other review before going. The same thing happened to us. I am an experienced surfer but my girlfriend is just learning. The Medewi board riders club shop will try to screw you. The guy "Roberto" is so... More
I wish I read the other review before going. The same thing happened to us. I am an experienced surfer but my girlfriend is just learning. The Medewi board riders club shop will try to screw you. The guy "Roberto" is so shady. !!!!! BEWARE!!!! He did not screw in all the fins, so I would have lost one and have to pay. That's what happened to the other guy. Thankfully for some reason I checked. He also did not tie the leash cord on my girlfriends board so it would have come undone and she would loose the board in the rocks. Thankfully we went to the beach break. Also check for repaired fins, they will break. One broke on a turn, he made me pay. He also told us to paddle out at low tide, which at that spot is very unsafe for a beginner. Thankfully we got one too many cuts on the rocks and decided to call it for the day. That is the only reason we didn't get completely robbed. If we had done what Roberto told us I would have lost a fin. My girlfriend would have lost her board into the rocks at low tide, which would have put dozing of dings in it. To add to that, she would have had to swim in over razor sharp reef to get her board back. This "little" scam could have put her in serious danger as well as literally robbing us after they set the boards up to break. If you pull into town and anyone tries to sell you a cheap room off the street say NO. We also got hassled into the same unnamed home stay across from the shop. I really hope these reviews help someone else not get taken advantage of or seriously injured.