My wife, Jen, and I took a surfing lesson at East Bali Surf and Sail as part of our honeymoon and we had a GREAT time. The owner, Charlie (sp.?), was very welcoming as soon as we got there. EBSS provided footwear, surf shirts, boards, and water for the session. There were lockers for personal items, showers and extra sunblock, although my wife got some intense sunburn on her back legs (make sure you put plenty of sunblock on before you surf). My instructor was Oka Sulaksana, who happens to be an Olympic windsurfer and is rather famous around Bali, so to have him as my instructor as a total beginner was an incredible opportunity. He gave incredible tips and was ultra attentive. After a quick land lesson about how to get up on the board when catching a wave and how to paddle, we took a boat out to where the waves were and started paddling in the water with our instructors right with us, towing us in tandem. Charlie was behind us the whole time to help after catching waves or if we took a tumble. When a wave came Oka told me to paddle, then he pushed me forward to catch it. I stood up and I was on my way. Both me and my wife caught a bunch of waves and also wiped out a bunch. I ended up swallowing a little too much sea water about an hour and fifteen minutes in and went back to the boat while my wife finished her 2 hour lesson, having the time of her life. The instructors also took video of us with a. Go-pro camera for a keepsake. They are sending the footage soon. We learned a lot, loved our experience at EBSS, and plan on continuing to learn how to surf in New York City, where we're from (yes, there are lots of surf opportunities in the big city too, but not quite like Bali, haha). This was our first time surfing and doing it really changed our lives. Thank you EBSS for helping us learn, grow, and have an amazing time on our honeymoon!
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