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GUIDE TO BUY A LONGBOARD IN BALI: Stores, shapers, rentals and second hand.

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Bali is known as surfing's paradise so anyone who is adventurous and into surfing is being welcomed into this Island. So, this guide is for everyone who is planning a visit or settle on this beautiful surfing spot in Southeast Asia.

In this post, I will share some information about where and who supplies surfing boards, especially surf longboards, from iconic stores to shapers, and rentals.

If you don’t know exactly which board you want, first have a look at our “Beginner's guide to buying a longboard: Here’s everything you need to know’’ to give you some pointers about what kind of Surf longboard you are looking for.

And, a little piece of suggestions if ever you are in doubt or no idea of what you are getting then renting a surfboard is the most convenient way. This island has the most amazing options for surfboard rentals ask some good referrals, locals or someone who has sharp knowledge about surfing boards.

So, here is the list of my recommendations: 

Deus Ex- Machina youtube promorional video

The ''Temple of Enthusiasm” is the Deus Ex-Machina Bali flagship store it has the feel of the Deus shop from other big cities.  The clothing retail space, motorcycle workshop, bike shop, art wall gallery, bar with restaurant, outdoor lounge area that is perfect for a nightcap, surfboard shaping, skating ramp and photography studio. The view of the rice field makes it a more interesting twist on this cool surf shop.

 

 

 

Folklore shop located Canggu

2.Folklore surf

  • Address:Pantai Batu Bolong St No.63, Canggu, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80351, Indonesia
  • Phone: +1 347-770-0217
  • Email: info@flklrsurf.com
  • Instagram :flklrsurf

FLKLR surf shop offers concept style boutique, they have custom- made surfboards designs and fins, swimming apparel (also use organic and sustainable materials for their apparel.) . Their designs are sustainable, ethically made, custom made and to top of that every sold surfboard they donate the water-refilling system to Balinese community.

 

 

 

 

          Dream Good surf shop photo

     3.Dream good (website coming soon)

     This shop has a groovy kind of feel, they have a wide range of clothing with a good garments, cool graphics designs and the best of it they offers a good array of Dead Kooks surfboards. 

     

     

     

    Kayu surf shop photo located in Berawa

    4.Kayu surf

    • Address: Jl. Pantai Berawa No.5a, Kerobokan, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
    • Phone: +62 858-1432-7942
    • Email: info@kayusurfboards.com 
    • Instagram: kayusurfboards

    This surf shop produces sustainable wooden balsa surfboards. A hand shaped hollow balsa wood boards (Blanks and Wooden Surfboards). They offer pure good wood and high standard designs.The store is cool in ambiance. One of the most sought Bali wooden surfboard boutiques. 

     

     

     

    Onboard store located in Canggu.

    5.Onboard 

    This surf shop offers premium brands of selected surfboards in Bali. Comes also with some good surf suits and wide collections of (accessories). A good quality store,they offer a great lines of surfboards to choose from such as longboard surfboards by @christensonsurfboards and many more. Here is the list: 

     

     

    Suket surfboard shop in Batu Bolong

    6.Suket

    • Address: Pantai Batu Bolong St No.8, Canggu, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80351, Indonesia
    • Phone: +62 812-9600-8828
    • Instragram:suket_surfboards

    Handmade & heartfelt custom surfboards”, Suket, built his name doing the glassing for Deus. Working inside of the industry for a long time. Now, he has own a range of custom built of long boards, he opened the store in 2017 and from there a lot of the longboard locals of the area are riding his boards.From 9’5 to 9’0 Ted longboards custom made.

     

     

     

    Redz surfboard shop in Canggu, a redz custom board

    7.Redz Surfboard Bali

    • Address:Jl. Raya Canggu No.18X, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia 
    • Phone: +62 361 8446207
    • Email: redzsurf@iol.
    • Instagram: redz_surfboard

    This shop offers a wide range of surfboards and surfing gear for every surf adventures you’re on. A Bali surfing trip, rashguard leash tail pads, to variety of premium quality fins. Also they sell surf wax, accessories, and ding repairs They’re open daily from 9am-10pm

     

     

    BGS CAFE SURF SHOP WITH PEOPLE HANGING OUTB

    .8.BGS

    • Address: Jl. Munduk Catu No.1, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
    • Phone:+62 878-6181-3103
    • Email: info@bgsbali.com
    • Instagram: BGS BALI

    Komang and Jordan have been a long-time supporter of local communities. BGS's first store opened in Uluwatu in 2012, as a surf cafe and lifestyle store and just this year they open the same concept cafe style store in Canggu. The best coffee selection in town, (thumbs up) cool spot to hang out and meeting with the locals is a good way of starting your Bali experience. They also sell a good selection of clothing apparel such as swimsuits and board shorts.

     

     

    Charlie Brown surf shop with apparels and surf boards.

    1. Charlie Brown Bali Surf Shop

    Charlie brown built his reputation for the ding repair.He has open range of boards but he mostly specialize in shortboards. They also have a small rental at the beach in Berawa, Charlie Brown also handles surfing lesson. 

     

     

     

    Luke Studer shop with massive collections of boards

    9.Luke Studer Surfboard Shop

      This surf shop has the good feel of a surfing shop, surfboards are rad and very reasonable when it comes to pricing. Massive of surfboards to choose from longboards, short board, mini and SUP boards.

     

     

     

    Kartel Board shop in Canggu

     9.Kartel Boardstore Bali

    Kartel Boardstore started in 2015, They started as a surfboard shop that offers a great range of good boards.They offers surf lessons, local Bali trips and many more. Now, fast forward to 2019 Kartel Bali opened to everyone a coffee nook where you can dine in and enjoy some good coffee. 

     

     

     

    Drifter Surf shop showcasing their products

    10.Drifter Surf shop 

    •  Address:Jl. Labuan Sait No.52,Pecatu, Bali 
    •  Phone: (+62) 0817-557-111
    •  Instagram :drifterbali

    If you are looking for a place to unwind, good eats, coffee and a wide range of surfboards then this is the place you need to check out in Bali. They have three (3) Drifter shop around Bali (Ulutawu, Seminyak, and Berawa) so you may hit their shops and good finds await you. Also available for accessories and surf suits. (Maximum size that you can find is minimal, no longboards available on the store)

     

     

     

    Chilli Surf shop

    1. Chilli Surfboards Bali

      Bali surf trip soon? Then this surf shop is a good one for you known for their ‘’CUSTOM ORDER 7 DAY ” board made up and deliver it right to your hotel. Wide ranges of surfboard brands available(basically a shortboard store maximum size that you can find is minimal, no longboard available on the store) They just opened their Chilli flagship Sunset store  a place to cater where people can come to hang out and just talk about surfing passions over some drinks.

     

     

    Another option that you can do is to order a custom board directly from a shaper or local board shaper in the Island. Some of them don't have a physical surf shop or don't own any. But don't fret you can find mostly on social media, facebook groups or you can ask some good referrals from locals or friends.

    The good thing about asking board shapers that knows his thing and also has a passion for surfing is they have an edge in giving you important surfing board tips. And, prices range depends on the quality of materials or glassing. As well as the ''reputation'' of the said shaper.

    Here we publish a list of board shapers from the peer groups that might help you in the future.

     

          Bali Board Shapers:

    Ross concept shaping surf board

    1.Ross concept surfboard

    Ross is living around Canggu for some time, originally from Brazil, he also shaped in Spain. Ross's concept has both the passion and legacy of its brand. They can adjust based on what style and make the perfect board just for you, the Russian community in Bali also devotes Ross concept and built his reputation. He has a wide range of custom boards to check out form longboard, fish and mid-lengths.

     

     

    Danu Sworo board shaping

    2. Danu sworo 

      At the age of 8, Danu left his family but changed through the passion for surfing and the art of shaping. He wants to share his talent for board shaping not just for his family, friends, customers but also to the world. Credits: Danu Sworo   

     

    Hauna surfboard

    3 Hauna surfboard 

    This surfboard shaper basically designs customs like funboard, shortboard, longboards, SUPs, handplans and fins. A good lokal shaper in Bali. Created local products with an imported goods.

     

    Rockwell Surfboard shop (boards on the workshop)

    5.Rockwell bali local surfboard     

    • Address: Jl. Tukad Badung XVIII No.18, Renon, Kec. Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80226, Indonesia
    • Phone: +62 813-3744-5200
    • Instagram: ROCKWELL SURFBOARD

     A local board shaper production in Bali in a low range of prices, Rosyid the owner has a good name shaping mostly shortboards.

    If you look for a good deal on surfboards then be sharp in choosing. And, remember to be aware that a difference in price can affect the quality of the materials and the shapes of the boards. A lot of local sharpers in Bali that had already built a strong reputation in board shaping. So better be conscious and take time to find good recommendations before getting on your first surfboards

    Surf board Repairs:

    Studio repair surf shop

     

    Studio Repair

    • Address: Pantai Batu Bolong St No.78, Canggu, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
    • Phone: +62 821-4447-799/0818-0543-2011
    • Instagram: studio.repair

     Amin Brothers, been working already for a long time, they built a reputation in repairing dings. Now they just opened a workshop near Batubolong. They have lots of options with importing blankets, and they are also producing for some established brands, so it’s a place to check it out.

    Naruki shop with some crew of the shop posing for the photo

    Naruki Shop

    • Address: Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
    • Phone: +62 361 765772
    • Instagram: Naruki surf shop

     On the top for repairing surfboard dings.Surfboard painting jobs very excellent,  Good price, customer’s rapport is on point. Selection of surfboards are amazing, you can also trade boards. So, the next time you hit your dings might you know where to go and they offer variants of short surf boards, mostly.

    Jockey surf shop with some displays outside

    Jockey’s surf shop

    • Address: Jl. Labuansait No.72 Pecatu, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
    • Phone:  +62 853-3704-7840

    Operated by surf duo Jockey and wife, they caters ding repairs, surfboard rentals, Buy and Sale and Surf lessons. 

    Aki surf a board shaper doing his shaping turning back from the camera

    Aki Surf Shop

    • Address: Jl. Subak Canggu, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
    • Phone: +62 831-1966-5060

     A local surfboard ding repair shop in Bali. You might check it for future purposes. And, watch out because new store will be opening soon. 

    Surfboard rentals:

    Travelling with your surfboards is a little bit uncomfortable.That is why we also incorporate some list of surfboard rentals along Bali to make it a little easier for you to check out. Canggu has one of the most amazing locations for surfboard rentals.You may check out this beach surf shop:

    You just need to go to the beach and check all the options. A lot of beginner’s friendly surf spots and you will have at least a few rentals options, the range price is 50.000RP for 2 hours. Not bad, right

       E) Second hand boards

    And, lastly the second hand surf board. Since we are on modern technology  a lot of Facebook group community in Bali. Supporting  surfboards buy and sell is a huge hit in the past years. People come and go to the island and you can always find good deals of surfboards may it be brand new or second hand. You may check out a few recommendations.

    Actually, a lot of known surfboard shops located in Canggu sell second-hand surfboards but before you pick your favorite, I want you to be observant check everything. Make sure that you are getting what you paid for.

    There you have it surfers before you hit the airport and start your surf adventure and paddle those Bali waves. Always take time to read some reviews, it will make your life easier. 



     

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