An early morning, as you rise before the sun, the Call to Prayer from a nearby mosque sounds faintly in the background.
A quick coffee, a banana to go, and you pile into the car, surfboards loaded tall on the roof.
Tired eyes watch the scenery pass through the window, as you make your way to the surf break.
Don’t worry, we don’t surf at sunrise every morning.
The boards are unloaded and reloaded onto a local boat.
The boat captain manoeuvres his way through a maze of fishing boats, as he has done time and time again. His many years on the water given away by the deep sun lines that reveal themselves when he smiles.
The sun glows orange as it rises to the east, revealing deep blue oceans and the glistening of waves as they grow tall and fold over themselves.
An extra layer of sunscreen for the face and wax for the surfboard.
There is no better way to wake up the body than jumping in the ocean bright and early and paddling into a line up.
Here you wait patiently, floating on the surface of the ocean until a rolling hill of water moves towards you.
With the encouragement and help from one of our knowledgeable local guides, you’re in just the right spot. You paddle hard, pop up to your feet, stay low and ride the wave, a feeling only those that have experienced it will understand.
You ride it all the way to the end, until finally it flattens out and you gleefully fall into the sea, surfacing with salty eyes and a smile.
A couple of hours later and your arms feel heavy, your skin sun kissed and salty. Surfed out is a unique type of tired. A whole-body experience, one that leaves you smiling, an indication of a session well surfed.
The boat ride back is filled with chatter of waves caught, waves missed and wipe outs.
Before you know it, you’re back in Kuta, many other travellers are just starting out their day.
Ravenous, you enjoy a breakfast made by our team at LMBK. Perhaps a smoothie bowl or an omelette. Or you venture out to one of the many cafés close by for a quality cup of coffee.
There are many ways to enjoy the next few hours. Reading a book by the pool. A massage to knead out those tired muscles. Strolling through the trendy surf shops located on the main strip.
Perhaps a nap after lunch.
This is, after all, what island life is all about. It is the embodiment of cruising through your day.
The only timeline for you to follow is the rising and falling of the tides.
Remember that your stay here is highly customisable.
Let our staff know what you would like to do while here and we can organise it for you.
So, what’s on for the afternoon? Well, that depends on what day it is here at LMBK and it’s all included in our surf and stay package.
You’re in for a second surf session on Monday, Thursday and Sunday so enjoy a nice big lunch to get those extra calories in.
On Tuesdays you’ll take part in our specially designed Surf Fit Class.
This workout focuses on building the mobility and strength to progress your surfing to the next level.
To mix things up we have our community surf skate session on Wednesday and Saturday afternoon.
Highly translatable to surfing this gives you a chance to work on body positioning and manoeuvring on land. But it’s not all about technique, we play some tunes and hang out for an all-round good vibe.
Stretch out those tight muscles and relax at our guided recovery yoga session on Friday.
Who can resist that last 10 minutes of meditation at the end? Achieve the ultimate relaxed state for your mind and body.
Our evening schedule throughout the week provides the perfect balance of relaxation and socialising with your new surf buddies.
No matter what day you arrive, we’ll give you a briefing so you know what to expect for the week.
If you’re a beginner, our coaches will run you through the basics, including how to position yourself on your board, paddle and pop up.
For our intermediate and advanced surfers, we’ll review your current level of experience and work with you on your goals.
We’ll run through water safety and surf etiquette with all our guests to ensure a safe and fun experience in the line-up and answer any other questions you may have.
On Monday evening you’ll go through some surf theory with your coaches, covering topics for all levels.
These sessions vary on the different surf abilities of the group. They can include coaching in the pool to practice paddling technique, turtle rolls and duck dives.
Other topics might include how to catch your own waves, learning the different types of turns such as top turns, bottom turns and cutbacks and how to perform them.
Whatever it may be on the day, we cater these lessons to each group to make sure you are learning tools that will help you progress.
Enjoy a family dinner with your fellow surfers on Wednesday and Saturday. Sitting around a big table, enjoy a delicious meal while laughing and sharing stories of waves ridden and wipeouts.
On Tuesday and Friday, we head to Seger Hill or Bukit Merse to watch the sunset. Pick up a Bintang to go and spend the afternoon watching the sun sink down over the ocean.
There really is no better way to end a day.
On Thursday and Sunday, we gather around for the surf photo analysis.
One of our surf experts run through photos of our guests, showing you exactly what you’re doing well and areas you can improve on.
From your stance on your board, to your position on the wave, you will get advice specific to you.
Observing photos of yourself is the best way to push your surfing. The table is alive with chatter as you applaud each other’s rides and chuckle at waves gone wrong.
And, of course, make mental notes of which photos you’re going to post on your Instagram for your friends stuck back home to admire.
After dinner, stick around for some drinks at the camp. Or hit the town for a cocktail or two at happy hour, a game of pool, live music, dancing.
Ask our friendly staff what’s on that night and we’ll tell you exactly where to find what you’re looking for.
But don’t forget to check what time your surf session starts the next day! Because tomorrow, we do it all over again.