First of all – don´t expect me as a real surfer. I´m trying to learn this since a few days and man, it´s really hard! Actually my expectations when I was still in Germany were like that: At the second try I´ll stand on the board and by the end of the week I am posing in front of the crowd. Well, that kind of arrogance needed to be punished. Here are the facts: Surfing is nothing for softies. It´s difficult, exhausting and painful. The good news about it – if you really catch a wave it feels like heaven and everything is worth it. You just get along with all the difficulties, at least as long as the waves catch you often enough (this by the way I call wash machine – probably you can imagine why).
Nevertheless, my friends and I went at 6 o´clock in the morning to Jimbaran for surfing. After we arrived we talked to one of the fisher man if they can bring us to the surf spot (it is just too far away for paddling). That means six people with their surfboards on a boat, whose width was about one meter. So the first adventure was the way until the surf sport. You pay about 50000 Rp for each person, but it´s the only way to get in.
Unfortunately for beginners like me the waves were pretty big and steep. But if you were a little more trained than me it can be really cool. There was just one disadvantage: a lot of surfer. So the biggest danger was not getting catched by a wave but by another surfer. That´s why it´s better if you go at high tide when the waves are smaller.
Afterwards we went to the fish market and I can really recommend that. You choose your favourite fish and then you find a place where they can fry it for you. Especially in the morning, when the fish is fresh, it´s pretty delicious! So even when you don´t like surfing – you should absolutely try the fish market!