Make Your Surfing Easy
Ask travellers what they love about Bali and the responses could be as varied as the myriad of choices confronting you when choosing how to savor this pulsating paradise. Virescent rice terraces, enchanting temple ceremonies, traditional massages, mesmerising dance performances, sunset DJ riffs, tantalising Asian street food, or pumping surf. The array of experiences is astounding. The choices can be overwhelming.
A Blessing For Waves
Ceremonies and blessings are an integral part of the Balinese Hindu tradition. They celebrate, respect and place importance on these ritual offerings and dances. Attend a traditional Balinese blessing at the Resort Temple and ask for a blessing of pumping waves for tomorrow's session… you never know, there’s certainly magic in the air at Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay.
Many Balinese breaks can be seasonal, tidal or difficult to find. Expert guiding is essential unless you want to waste precious time. Tropicsurf is based at Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay -strategically chosen with easy access to West, South and East coasts. From here, we operate private guiding, beginner lessons and our renowned coaching programs to in-house guests on a year-round basis. For those seeking five-star adrenaline, a helicopter day trip to the legendary break of Grajagan offers some serious bragging rights.
Find Your Escape
The dazzling array of activities is why we flock to Bali. There are too many to list, however, here are our favourites: a scenic bike ride through mountain rice paddies to Bali Asli for a traditional lunch with Penni Williams; don your sarong at the grand, 11th century Uluwatu Temple and witness the kecak dance; trek the active volcano of Mount Batur to witness glorious views of the crater and lake; or, in Seminyak, shop till you drop before sunset DJ tracks at KudeTa. How long do you have?
Post Surf Bliss
Life is all about balance. Spend the morning in the warm Indian Ocean playing and progressing in Bali’s incredible waves and follow it up with an afternoon relaxing with your loved ones in paradise. Days are to be savoured at Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay. Enjoy a cliffside massage while the afternoon melts into a beautiful sunset.
Waves at Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay
Bali offers a preposterous selection of breaks, including some of the world’s very best. From the smallest beginner waves to the power of Uluwatu, there’s something for all. It’s unrealistic to expect empty lineups, however, good guiding definitely allows you to discover the best windows and waves. Quality set-ups lie close to the Four Seasons and Tropicsurf guests typically access uncrowded waves by boat along the Airport to Bukit stretch.
During the southern hemispheres most productive ‘swell season’ (March-October) Tropicsurf guests enjoy darting by boat to local reefs and surf spots that offer the best waves commensurate with guests’ abilities and desires. These journeys offer up a chance to view the coastline of Bali from a new and different perspective. During the months of December-March, the adventure is typically by road through the stunning scenery of rural and culture-filled Bali to the east coast.
Path For Progression
Due to it’s exposure as a hard and fast surfing destination, Bali can often seem intimidating to the lesser experienced surfer. However, with Tropicsurf you have access to a variety of waves that provide you the opportunity to improve through our highly successful coaching progression system. A new challenge can be had daily, or we can find that spot that allows you to just enjoy the peace and thrill of gliding across a wave.
High Performance Potential
Watching the level of performance surfing in Bali is inspirational. There aren’t many places that are blessed with year-round consistent swells, predictable winds and a coastline perfectly shaped for grooming these swell lines into a surfer's playground. If you’re after the chance to practise your barrel riding, or just push the tail harder and challenge yourself, surfing from Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay is a great location.
Follow In The Footsteps
Ever since it’s inception into the world of surfing during the 1970’s, there isn’t a surfing legend that hasn’t sampled some of the oceanic delights on offer along this varied and magical coastline. It is certainly an experience to even just watch the world-famous waves of Uluwatu and Padang Padang from the cliffs, imagining surfers like Gerry Lopez zipping along below. The level of surfing here nowadays has risen to another level. It is still a spectacle.
Art of Guiding
The word is out on what a great surfing paradise Bali is, however, Tropicsurf prides itself on having some of the most knowledgeable Surf Guides in the world. Our resident Tropicsurf Guides are experts on the local weather maps, surf forecast and coastline; this translates to you maximising your time and wave count on a daily basis. Good guiding is an art form, and this is our art.
Resort at Jimbaran Bay
This is an authentically Balinese resort elevated on some of Bali’s best real estate and nestled right on the oceanfront. Timeless and romantic, the traditional Balinese ambience is to be savoured. Just twenty minutes from the airport, yet secluded and peaceful, guests are close to three varied surfing areas, many of Bali’s diverse cultural and historic attractions, and a taxi ride to the action of Seminyak.
The Sundara Beach Club provides a seductive hangout at the sands of Jimbaran Bay; day beds to get lost in, an ocean front lap pool and the best food on the beach. A fun and laid back atmosphere during the day turns hip and engaging as the sun goes down with DJ’s curating the Indian Ocean vibes, or live bands sharing their energy, and the freshest flavours providing a set up to be savoured.
An Island of Opportunity
It’s no secret that Bali is a surfer's dream - our resident Tropicsurf Guides can attest to that - however, that only scratches the surface of what is possible on the ‘Island Of A Thousand Temples’. The Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay’s Ganesha Cultural Centre offers daily classes, ceremonies and cultural activities that you can partake in; the Jala Cooking Academy allows you to take the tastes of Bali home with you. There are also endless possibilities of venturing outside of the resort to explore the myriad of temples, natural wonders and wildlife on offer.
Balinese Culinary Culture
There is a craftsmanship to the culinary culture in Bali. The look and creativity are just as impressive as the delicious flavours. The culinary exchange at Taman Wantilan restaurant sees an extensive array of Western and Asian cuisine elegantly designed to satisfy any palate. The Pool Terrace Cafe offers more casual, alfresco dining, while the In-Villa Dining options can provide you with the romantic, private dinner you desire.
Blessings of Bali
People have long been drawn to Bali as a place to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect. The Spa at Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay makes this it’s art. Visiting Wellness Guru’s provides fresh perspectives. Resident Yogis will guide you through enlightening meditations and stretching sequences and Spa Therapists will use ancient healing traditions that are truly transcendent. Reach new bliss and limber up for the next day’s waves.
Rooms at Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay
Inspired by traditional Balinese architecture, the Resort’s 147 villas are housed within a private courtyard featuring separate thatched-roof pavilions. Each villa includes oversized living areas, lush gardens, a private pool and a sun terrace. Décor features authentic Indonesian furniture, fabrics and artifacts. The Resort’s nine residence villas are grand-scale homes located in an adjoining enclave just steps from Jimbaran Beach.
Indian Ocean Energy
The Indian Ocean is an integral part of Balinese culture and is in full display with the breathtaking views you wake up to at the Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay. While watching the fisherman in the mornings, or watching the edge of your private pool melt into the Indian Ocean at dusk, it is easy to drift into that feeling of connection that the Balinese feel.
Private Balinese Paradise
There is an infectious hustle and bustle to life in Bali and it can be easy to get caught up in this non-stop energy. However, the beauty of life in Bali is this balance between fervour and serenity. The Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay understands the importance of having your own private sanctuary. This allows for you to disconnect from the various stresses of life, and reconnect with yourself.
Families at Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay
Jimba Club is where little ones can spend fun hours with games and supervised activities – while you relax at the Spa or take an afternoon nap. Sample activities include Balinese Kite flying, Coconut frond art, Balinese offering making, coconut bowling, sand castle building, Balinese sweet making and dancing with local kids.
Four Seasons of Fun
Surfing in Bali has long been characterised by the fast, hollow and powerful waves of Uluwatu and Padang Padang, however, there are also incredibly fun options for families to learn to surf together. Right in front of our Tropicsurf Surf Shack on Jimbaran Bay we are, more often than not, blessed with gentle rolling waves over a shallow sand bank. This is the kind of environment where kids can get hooked, and where parents can share the stoke.
Kids for All Seasons
It’s rare for kids to be bored while enjoying a stay Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay because there's simply too many stimulating things to do. Not only do the Kids for All Seasons staff keep them enthralled with educational and entertaining activities, but the resort promotes a social scene for the children as well. This means that the little ones will have no problem with you taking a massage, or going surfing, as they will be having too much fun with their new friends.
Family values have always been at the heart of Balinese culture, making this a place that inspires western families to spend more time together. Take the whole family family to beautiful ceremonies at local temples and experience, and learn from, a new culture as a family. The famous temple above the cliffs of Uluwatu shouldn’t be missed; the stories, dances, music and monkeys are truly memorable.
Tropicsurf offers guiding Heli Surfing from Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay. It’s possible to depart just near the resort, be delivered to the legendary waves of Grajagan (G-Land), surf most of the day and be back at Four Seasons for a sunset daquiri. With former clients such as Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning and Julian Wilson, this is definitely a rock-star way to go surfing!
Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay
Jimbaran Bay, Jimbaran, Kuta Selatan, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Tropicsurf gets an A+
A+ for surfing with TropicSurf on the beach and private boats to reach various surf spots. Strongly recommended.Sebastien1125 - TripAdvisor
Enjoyed surfing with Tropicsurf
We enjoyed 3 days of surfing with Tropicsurf, which is located on the Four Seasons property.rshea67 - TripAdvisor