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It’s your journey, to learn and discover, to ride new boards, score new waves and explore new reefs. Your ultimate experience is at the heart of what we do.
Dex Siner has been a surfer since he was seven years old. He is a local surfer and tour guide in Indonesia. He will show you best spots to surf and the most beautiful places in Lombok and Sumbawa.
Herman loves surfing since he was a child and today teaches and spread his passion for the sport.
Jacka will be your surfing instructor. He believes that being happy and smiling is the most important attitude required to learn surfing.
from Indonesia, September 2019
"Great surfcourse by Kubu Surfschool"
The surfcourse was great and Dex his enthusiasm for surfing and helping you improve was a great motivator. The stay at Rumah Canaria was also amazing, the place is in the middle of the island and is very peaceful.
Daniel Cooke Cooke
from Hong Kong, July 2019
"Dan, Ash and Besons's review of Kubu Surf School"
All staff were so welcoming from the start and made us feel at home immediately. Dex was a superb instructor, showing amazing patience and persistence with us. The facilities were excellent and you really did feel like you were in paradise. I would strongly recommend this surf school to anyone!
Mette Bilde Sørensen
from Denmark, July 2019
Dex has created an absolutely wonderful little surfcamp togethers with his wife Jenny. You feel at home right away in the cozy little houses and the friendly atmosphere. Dexes brother Wayan is also there to help you, and always make sure you have a good time.
We loved the stay at the surf camp: professional surf lessons, the best live guitar music and singing, fresh juice and pancakes, bonfires, coconutharvest, snorkeling, chilling, and just the nicest people.
We highly recommend the surf camp to everyone, who would like to have an authentic and relaxed surf experience.
from Australia, June 2019
"Great experience "
Wayan at the bungalows was very helpful escorting us to the beach by bicycle each day and making us breakfast. The waves were perfect for learning to surf.
from Malaysia, March 2019
"Great places to learn Surfing"
Kadex went for vacation and the stand in instructor Ibenk was excellent. He's a dedicated person to me and my 3 daughters. He make sure all of us able to surf even on the 1st day itself and by the 3rd day we were able to catch our own wave. Really exciting if you are able to do everything yourself without assistance. It's tiring for him as my divas teenagers is not strong enough to paddle all the way out to the sea to catch surf but Ibenk pull one after the other out. Also not to forget the accommodation caretaker Wayan, very friendly, dedicated, he goes all out to make sure all your need is met and also play the guitar to keep you entertain. He treats you more like a friend then customers. I'm planning my next trip already.
from Malaysia, January 2019
"Amazing first time surfing experience "
I love how friendly and kind the people around Gili Island. Dex Is an excellent instructor. He was very patient and easy going. He didn’t push us much knowing we’re first timers and he helped us get through the waves step by step. He’s very encouraging even when we keep falling off the surf board. We surf at 2 surf spots throughout the 4 days of surfing and the waves is just perfect for beginners to intermediate levels. Would definitely return to surf with Dex. Friendly people, sandy beaches, cool waves, delicious local food. Lombok, Gili Trawangan is indeed a beautiful island.
from Indonesia, August 2019
We spent five days at the surf camp and had a absolut blast. Dex and his wife Jenny are super friendly and open. You can ask them anything and they will take very good care of you.
Hannah Marie Helpferer
from Indonesia, January 2019
"perfect first surf impressions "
Everything was very easygoing. The atmosphere was super chilled. Everyone was so friendly and we made new friends who showed us the amazing island. There are bicycles offered for free which was really nice!
We started surfing at the Gilis and had the perfect first surf impression. Dex is really the best instructor!
from Indonesia, February 2020
Wayan & Arman were bloody awesome hosts. The surf was not great with windy conditions and small swell but these guys still made an awesome experience with plenty of things to do to like snorkeling which wasn't even included in the package. They go out of there way to look after you and make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Although the surf was a bit below my expectations they still managed to get two rookies surfing within minutes of paddling out so I highly recommend for beginner surfers.
from Singapore, February 2020
"Gili T is not great for surfing"
Staff and instructors were very nice!
from Slovenia, January 2020
Many people come here and stay just for a few days. With my wife, we stayed for 10 days. The vibes were amazing and we kind of fell in love with that cosy place. We were surfing every day and doing yoga every second. The nearest surf point, Pandawa beach, is just five minutes away (by bicycle). The boards are kept in the small restaurant there, so you just grab them and go catching the waves.
And the staff, they are really nice. Wayan is a living legend. With his friend Arman, they would do everything to make your stay amazing. They are both surfing instructors, as well.
from Indonesia, December 2019
"Not many waves just go surfing elsewhere"
Great friendly staff
from Indonesia, December 2019
The bungalows were typically bamboo like in paradise!
We were like alone with Wayan and Arman who helped us with everything and were so lovely hosts!
from Australia, November 2019
"Over priced accommodation with happy locals"
The two young guys who where leading the school while Dex was away where great, friendly, easy going and great guys.
from United States, October 2019
"Great surfing "
Dex is a great instructor. He greeted me from the very first day with a smile on his face. He’s full of positivity, very patience and helpful. You can tell he absolutely loves what he does as every day he was very excited by looking at the waves on the ocean. He helped me get up on the board on the first day and I was able to catch a wave on the third day. I hope to one day go back and have Dex as an instructor again. Muchas gracias!
from Australia, October 2019
"Amazing place to stay"
Dex and the other staff were very professional, friendly, and helpful. I enjoyed surfing lessons everyday with them. The bungalow was clean and lovely. Location was good, close to the surf beach and the snorkeling beach. Very quiet and peaceful. Highly recommend for solo travelers and everyone. Definitely come back to here!!!
from Indonesia, October 2019
"Not a surf camp, but a hotel with surf lessons"
The instructors were good at teaching. The conditions were good and definitely improved my skills after 4 days.
The stuff was helpful and the breakfast outstanding.
The pool and common areas were very cool.
from Indonesia, August 2019
The staff was absolutely amazing. Dex was a great instructor and a super friendly guy. His wife Jenny and friend Wyan were always very happy to see us at the bungalows and it was a lot of fun jamming with them!
We had a great time!!
from Germany, August 2019
"Amazing experience in Paradise!"
I loved the location and the people.
The surfing course was really good and Kadek did everything to get us on the board during the first lessen, and it actually worked!
The atmosphere was really nice and I felt instantly comfortable like at home.
It was like a little paradise and I didn't want to leave in the end.
from Taiwan, July 2019
"Surf and Yoga Taster"
The food at the in-house restaurant was amazing, and at a good price, as was the bar. Lots of guests tended to eat in-house so it was easy to meet other travellers and make friends.
from Philippines, July 2019
"It’s about the vibe "
So where to start?
Kadek is an an amazing person, probably the most positive person I have ever met. He truly wakes up everyday and says “it’s a beautiful day”. He wants everyone to succeed at surfing and he seems to get all beginners standing on their first day. Always reinforcing and keeping things positive. His wife Jenny is a delight and very hospitable. Wayan and Ari turned out to be my homies. We hung out everyday and sang songs and drank some beers. Went out to a cool reggae club, hung around the bungalows. It’s the vibe. You can’t manufacture it. It’s like a family and to me that’s what is the coolest.
from Austria, July 2019
"6 days in paradise"
Words can’t even describe how amazing these 6 days of surfcamp were. With his enthusiasm and great surfing skills, Dex was able to transfer some of his surfer vibes to me and made me love this sport. Thanks to him I‘m now able to catch my own waves and am confident enough to rent a board and try to surf on beaches on my own. But it‘s not only the surfing that made this camp unforgettable, it‘s the people who live there. Dex‘ wife and brother offered me a place in which I felt like home from the first minute on. Beside the great breakfast and lovely talks with them, the accommodation itself is also super nice. Every bungalow has it‘s own private bathroom were you can see the palm trees while showering and a hammock in front of the door which is so cozy that I felt asleep on it.
Together we also went out for watching the sunset, jamming on the beach, getting dinner (and massages afterwards), going out and much more. So if you want to experience how it feels like to live in paradise with the loveliest people, book this camp and you will never regret it!
from New Zealand, May 2019
"Beginner at the bungalows "
The communication was great from the family running the bungalows . Very friendly , very accomodating . Bungalows better than expected . Clean tidy comfortable .Relaxed vibe at the surf spot and easy going guys .
Wayan - dex brother and host was excellent . Dex wasn’t the instructor but iban was great . A great 3 days
from Indonesia, May 2019
"Super recommendable !!! Beautiful place!! Amazing people!"
The customer service was excellent!! The host, his name is Wayan, is very friendly and he help you every moment with your enquiries ( information, activities, trip, etc) and always has a big smile! The surf class were excellent! High quality! The packcage for the 6 days are super recommmendable, you can do that contact with the nature and forget about your routine!!
from Japan, April 2019
"Personalized coaching and instruction!"
Our experience at Kubu surf was amazing! Dex was super responsive and helpful in getting us situated for the camp. The accommodations at Makarma Resort were tip top - Chan and the staff were so friendly and provided crucial support in helping us around Lombok. Our surf instructor, Herman, was a first class teacher. I had done a surf camp before and he helped me progress my skills to catching bigger left/right hander waves. My wife had never surfed a day in her life before this and by the end of her lessons with Herman she was able to catch her own waves. He was such a motivating teacher that we decided we wanted to keep progressing after surf camp and bought boards of our own on Lombok after our lessons.
I can’t recommend Kubu school enough! They make sure that the instructor to student ratio is low (1:2 to 1:4) so instruction is very personalized and you’ll never feel like classes are too crowded where you don’t have the attention you need in order to improve. Come train here and you’ll be on your way to catching the coveted barrel wave :)
from Indonesia, December 2018
"Amazing experience "
Dex really love surfing and he transfer him passion tu you and the accommodation is very nice I felt like in family.
from Australia, November 2018
"Gilligan's Island experience"
If you want to completely switch off and just enjoy life try this experience. They say Trawangan is like Kuta was 20-30 years ago - no paved roads, dirt tracks for bicycles and lovely waves and sweet beaches. Just 3 hours on the fast ferry from Benoa "Gili T" is easy to get to from the main Bali areas. If you take the package at Rumah Canaria, like i did, you stay in small huts on stilts made from local materials that are clean and tidy with great bathrooms and cooling comes from a fan and the evening breezes through the woven walls. The dirt floor compound takes you back to another age as you sit and swing in your hammock after a banana pancake breakfast cooked by Gede. One of the best elements of Rumah Canaria (Jenni is from the Canary Islands) is the amazing social life of the musical people of Trawangan. Reggae music is on every turn table and reggae bands play in every venue - perfect for the long hot nights. No shortage of cold drinks on the island there is a bar next door with bands so you don't need to ride your bike to the main entertainment area.
These amazing island people need all the support they can get following the devastating earthquakes earlier this year.
The damage is still quite visible as you ride around but the rebuild is occuring and people are starting to return.
What you get in return (outside the crazy busy main season Dec-Jan where european backpackers fill the main bars and luxury resorts) is a unique experience.
Javier Viñuela Madera
from Spain, October 2018
The good think of the school is not only that a real good local professional surfer, Dex, the main teacher, has all of dedication, expertise, knowledge, kindness and passion teaching surf. The real best is that he and friends in the school are real fine and nice people. If you want the best teaching at amazing locations of the Indian sea to surf and snorkel and in the best of human waves, call him.
from Great Britain, October 2018
"Nice, but not amazing."
The staff were incredibly friendly, they really made it a great stay. The surf lessons were really fun and helpful, I stood up the first time! I only went to 1 yoga class but it was really great.
The bungalow I was staying in was very nice, especially the bathroom. It would be lovely for a romantic getaway.
from Indonesia, October 2018
"Surfers beginners "
We have a great time with Instructors, and cool transfer to the beach. They were always with a smile and motivate us in every session. Explain and repeat as many times we need how to surf 🏄🤙Also delicious snacks after clases to recover energy!!! We thanks a lot to Dex & Herman. Sofia y Sabrina -
from Thailand, October 2018
We( Randi and Sherri) from Canada had the best time surfing with Dex! Couldn't have asked for a better instructor. We had amazing waves to learn on and Dex was great at explaining what we needed to do to get up! When we weren't surfing we had a blast biking around and enjoying the island. Dex, Jenni and Gede totally took care of us, had a great breakfast every morning and just the best people to spend time surfing and chilling with❤️
from Japan, October 2018
"Kubu Surf Camp"
Dex and his staff were great - really good surf instructors and went out of their way to show me other places around the island to snorkel or eat. They were also always around to answer any questions or just hang out. I would definitely return to Kubu surf school and recommend it to friends!
from Australia, March 2020
"Un centro alternativo cerca del complejo / "
Se realiza en una cabaña/árbol cin vistas al mar, espectacular./ el tema surf no me parecío un sitio profesional, sino más un sitio para poder praticar surf como actividadad adicional en algún momento en la estáncia, No como sitio para poder mejorar técnica y principal preferéncia con instructores de surf .
from Indonesia, May 2019
"Perfect location, super friendly staff! "
You are not far away from the clubs and the main area (5-10 min with the bike)
But still far enough from all the noise.
The staff is amazingly friendly and the surf experience was also great.
from Germany, February 2019
Dex and Hermann were really good surf teachers and very helpful. I even enjoyed private lessons as I was the only one in the surf camp. It was easy to meet other people staying in the same accommodation though. Nice bungalow, outdoor pool and staff at the Markama. I went to the Gili trawangan accomonadation later which was really good. Very cute bungalows and it’s very quiet at night. Dex wife and brother are really sweet too. So really a good place to stay. I would definitely come back!
from Indonesia, October 2018
"Einfach Wohfühlen! :)"
Es war toll, wie man mit einbezogen wurde. Gerad, wenn man allein reist. Dex und Jenni sind tolle liebenswerte Gastgeber. Alle Sessions (surfen, Yoga,Massage) waren extrem gut! Die Insel ist traumhaft schön, klar ist nach dem schweren Beben noch viel zu tun, aber auch da können wir helfen, indem wir Lombok und die Gilis trotz allem wieder besuchen!