1. Catch a wave
Surfing has long been part of the Bali dream. While the island has several world-class breaks that can test even the pros (especially around the southern Bukit Peninsula), Kuta Beach is one of the best places to surf, with dozens of board-rental stands and willing tutors lined up along the sand. The Bukit’s Dreamland surf break and Canggu’s legendary Old Man’s – where tamer waves break over sand instead of reefs – are also great places to hone your skills. Baliboarders is a collective of experienced local surf teachers who can operate as tutors or guides anywhere on the island.