Located in Senggigi, West Lombok, Indonesia, Kubu Surf School offers surf and yoga classes to improve your physical strength and yoga postures.

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Instructors (3)

Dex Siner

Herman Rombak

Jacka Wright

Reviews (61)

Raymond Rienks

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.

Anonymous

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.

Dan Pang

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.

Kemmy Mun

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.

Sung Yoon Joung

from South Korea, June 2018

"More than a surfing camp"

Simply put, Dex has been the best instructor all the way. I have never surfed before and so even it took quite a bit of time for me to just stand up on the board. Dex was always very encouraging and patient with me all the way until I got it.

Outside surfing we hung out and chilled together. I just had a great time with Dex and Jen. I think his leadership quality is going to benefit anyone who is interested in learning how to surf.

And another point I should make. Thanks so much Dec and Jen for helping me find my “once-lost” phone!!

Gina Penhall

from Singapore, March 2018

"such lovely people"

I really enjoyed meeting the locals, and chilling out at the surf beach.

Everyone was so nice and helpful, really felt at home.

My instructor Aliq was amazing, he was he great teacher, and also spend time to show me around and ensure i was taken care of during the day/night.

Lots of activities to do, even when the surf is down.

The surf isnt big, and the reef break can can pretty shallow..but the people make it soo fun. perfect for beginners...

The snorkelling was amazing, i swam with turtles everyday.

Louisa Bachmann

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!

Armand Dalmau

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.

Shaun Novak

from Indonesia, August 2019

"Awesome"

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!!

Adina Kendelbacher

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.

Kerry Crosson

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.

Steve Jackson

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.

Elena Kleinhofer

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!

Ross Machejefski

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

Pamela Trotta

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!!

Andy Vu

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 :)

Matteo Previdi

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.

Grant Müller

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.

MOST IMPORTANTLY

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

"Delicious experience"

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.

nicola godsell

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.

Sofia Infantini

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 -

Sherri Elias

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❤️

Hannah Adams

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!

Lea Schenk

from Cambodia, July 2018

"Amazing first surf experience"

We (twi girls from switzerland) had an amazing week at the kubu surf school while staying in Baleku Hotel. We had the package including 5 surf lessons and that was perfect for us to learn the basics. Dex always showed and explained us how to improve our surf skills. After 3 days of surfing we could change the surfboard and catch intermediate waves.

The Baleku Hotel had free transfer to the city center and also free water refill and good breakfast. There is a pool, yoga props and wifi. The rooms are nice and clean. The stuff is really friendly and helpfull. We had a great time and we deffinitly recommend this surf camp!

Flore Swynaryk

from Indonesia, July 2018

"Amazing surf camp! "

My overall impression of the surf camp was excellent! I spent 9 days at the Kubu Camp with Dex, the sy overall impression of the surf camp was excellent! I spent 9 days at the Kubu Camp with Dex, the surf instructor, Gin and Jennyfer who helped to manage and lead the camp. The atmosphere was marvelous. Everyone was very friendly; it was like a big family. The surf camp was amazing! As a beginner, Dex explained to me  all of the basic theories that a beginner must know before surfing on the waves. For instance, how to paddle correctly when you catch a wave, how to pop up, the right position on the board etc. Also he taught me all of the points regarding safety techniques and tips which are really important. Dex was helpful during every surf session. It was hard for me to catch waves by myself, he helps me by pushing my board in order to get much more speed ! I really improved my surf skills during this week, Dex was a good instructor, passionate, who love sharing his knowledges with you. Now I have all the keys to keep practice surf by myself! I look forward seeing you guys in France or in Canaries island and catch some waves together!

About the camp itself, the accommodation was really cosy, very pleasant to live. Also bicycle are available to get around the island.

Thank you again for everything guys: I had a really awesome time with all of you!

Cheers 🤙🌊

Jenny Gibbs

from Thailand, May 2018

"Excellent waves to gain confidence "

Good location for surfing with great waves in a beautiful setting. The instructors were excellent. Attentive and supportive of personal needs. Good at building confidence with lots of positive encouragement. Perfect for beginners and intermediate surfers coming back after a bit of a break. Lots of fun as would be expected with a surfing crowd.

Antoine Augier

from New Zealand, May 2018

"BEST SURFSCHOOL EVER"

We had an AMEZING time With Dex in Senggigi. Dex is the BEST teacher ever, he is really pedagogue, enthusiastic and full of positives vibes. We were 3 people who never did surfing before, and after only 3 sessions we could stand up correctly and take the wave by ourself. Dex is really professional and always tell you the way to improve wave after wave !! The supplied materiel is really high quality and the wave are perfect for all levels !

Apart from that Dex was always here to gave us the best advices for local places and local prices. If you've still energy after class you can still rent a board and keep going !!!

The Yoga part was Awesome as well, we did some Ashtanga Yoga, it suit really well with surfing. We even did a 2 hours yoga sessions on the top of a hill for the sunrise, is was outstanding !!

The place to stay is run by a family and the staff is really kind ! You feel like home !

We really like our stay in Senggigi with KUBU surf School, we Highly recommand this place and this teacher !! Dex is definitely the BEST Instructor in LOMBOK !

Esther Pai

from Taiwan, April 2018

"Super awesome experience"

When I stand up

Alexander Stiegler

from Austria, April 2018

"Shiny days in Senggigi"

The surf lessons were great. Even during only three sessions I could feel the improvements from beginner level.

All instructors (surf &yoga) are professional and very flexible. They organized the lessons (one surf lesson may take several hours if you want) in a way that we even could spent time for a one day trip to Gili island and several half-day trips to visit other sights at lombok.

The camp is much more than surf school and yoga classes as - if you like - you will be part of the big family around dex and the baleku team. We spent several afternoons and nights joyfully together and I am still overwhelmed by the hospitality from all those people. I really loved to be part of Senggigi lifestyle for one week.

Laureen De Koning

from Netherlands, March 2018

"We had a great time af Kubu Surfschool!"

Me And my friend booked a 4 day surfcamp at Kubu Surfschool and we enjoyed it a lot! We received a warm welcome of Dex, our instructor . He is very funny, friendly and enthusiastic. Because of the private surfclasses, Dex could really give personal attention to us. We never surfed before and we learned a lot from him. We would definitely recommend Kubu surfschool if you want to learn surfing and have fun!

Julia Wiedmer

from Indonesia, March 2018

"amazement"

The instructors are all really friendly and helpful. It‘s so much fun to go surfing here and the spot it perfect for beginners. You can surf here in small groups so you can catch many waves. It‘s really worth the money.

Anonymous

from Indonesia, March 2018

"Disappointing"

They have a nice pool and a friendly family

Jacky Ly

from Indonesia, February 2018

"Bad experience "

1. The friendliness of the staff at the Baleku Homestay.

2. Cheap motorbike rental

Michaela Augustin

from Great Britain, February 2018

"Perfect waves very good teacher"

Yoga was great and surfing as well. The staff is extremely helpful and nice

Joanna Cisneros

from Indonesia, January 2018

Coaching and equipment was great. Dex and his team made sure this was the most fun we’ve ever had surfing.

Ismael Goedertier

from Indonesia, January 2018

"Beautiful spicy waves "

I liked the way our instructor gave us a taste of the daily lombok surfers life. Really dedicated local surfers who have an incredible passion for taking these spicy beautiful waves.

Enough time to discover the incredible authentic Lombok by motorbike around the 2 hours surfing per day.

Ed Gent

from Great Britain, January 2018

Surfing was good - instructors were great

Anonymous

from Indonesia, December 2017

"Great time with Kubu surf school!"

Dex and the team are really fun. Great English speakers. They made sure I had all the best equipment and that I was surfing the best waves, if not we would move to another beach. Jack and Dex had me standing up on the board on the first day, which I wasn't expecting...I quickly progressed over the next few days.. it is so exhilarating!! They are great teachers, and actually champions on the island so I was instructed by the best! They will give you lots of attention and good instruction. Hotel was good, rooms are simple and clean. Staff are nice.

Anonymous

from Denmark, December 2017

"Awesome surf lessons, a relaxed time & a lot of fun "

First of all, Dex was really great at taking care of and helping us out with anything we needed prior during and after the week of surfing & yoga. He was very flexible to accomodate all our needs, and always made sure that we were having a good time. The surf lessons qere lead by him and his brother, and their friend Zul and all three of them were fabulous. They are really great surf instructors, so that both me (who didn‘t have any prior experience) and my friend (who had some surf experience) were really happy with the lessons. And it was a lot of fun with them. Zul provided us with perfect materials (boards, shirts, even fried bananas during the break:)..). The accomodation was quite simple, but absolutely fair for the price. The staff there is very nice and helpful, too. Oh and the massage at the end was great. So, overall we were absolutely amazed by the experience and can definitely recommend anyone to book it. The highlights for us were: the great and fun surf lessons, the beautiful location right by the beach (best sunsets!) and the relaxing surroundings (as we travelled in December, we were lucky that not many other tourists were there).

Nick Govers

from Belgium, November 2017

"Surfs up"

Had a Nice time with these 2 guys .

If your a beginner or an interm surfer senggigi is a Nice to spend a few days surfing .

There Some Nice sports and not that busy so you have the waves for your self.

Dex is a good teacher and his friend the camera and mango man ?

Lieselotte Vieweg

from Malaysia, October 2017

I liked very much Dex's attitude and service quality. He is a very good instructor and dedicate and know well how to keep his clients motivated. He has good knowledge and understanding of surfing. He is patient and has good skills for teaching.

Caroline Nilén

from Malaysia, September 2017

"Supergood"

We had two good instruktors. We couldent had got better ones.

Roberto Torreggiani

from Spain, August 2017

Una semana inolvidable, en el surf camp he coincidido con joven de toda Europa. Hemos hecho buen grupo!

Las clases intensas y divertidas

Lo recomiendo

Benjamin Fiedler

from Indonesia, August 2017

"Perfect Surf course"

Personal Attention, Looking at Progress and potencial

Roos Van Gent

from Indonesia, August 2017

"Great experience!"

The surfing was fantastic, we had a really nice group together and got along very well. Teachers were great and everyone was so friendly and helpful.

Anonymous

from Indonesia, August 2017

"Great Surfcamp "

It was a pleasure to be there. The staff of the surfcamp was great. They did a lot to keep a good and relaxed atmosphere. During our surf trips they helped us to get better in a very friendly way.

Lukas Frühwirth

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.

Zoe Schmitt

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!

Sandra Neumann

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!