What Level surfer am I?

We cater for all levels, our specialty is Intermediate and we also offer barrell sessions in Uluwatu, Bali.



A Beginner surfer will generally be found in waist deep water on whitewash waves using a foam board. If you’re at this level, you’ve had an introduction to surfing and are just starting to learn the basics.

You are not quite yet comfortable catching your own green waves or surfing independently. Booking a beginner learn to surf lesson, you will learn how to select and catch waves with the assistance of a coach as well as how to pop up correctly on the board, how to fall off the board safely, and the basic rules of surfing etiquette.


Beginner / intermediate

A beginner / intermediate surfer can comfortably paddle through the whitewash waves on their own and are able to stand up and control the board for at least 3 seconds. Level two surfers are focusing on correcting the pop-up technique and keen to catch unbroken waves.

In this level you will learn about wave selection, work on starting to attempt bottom turns, angle your take off and create speed on the waves. This level will put to practice your surf etiquette and test your ability to confidently and safely deal with any situation that may occur.



An Intermediate surfer – can catch waves without assistance. This level is ideal for surfers who find themselves easily standing up and riding a wave all the way to shore and who feel ready to progress to attempting manoeuvres on the waves.

We start to learn how and when to perform more complex manoeuvres, such as a cutback.
This is where you will shine with Jiwa Surf attentive care in and out of the water, the video reviews will theory will show you exactly how to move when you are next on a wave.



An advanced surfer is very confident in the surf and is able to perform manoeuvres, in the critical part of the wave with speed, power and flow. In this level, your coach will identify areas of improvement and work with you to correct these. You will learn skills and manoeuvres that are relevant to your current ability and that will help you progress as an individual. The objective of this level is to leave the surfer clear about the areas they need to improve on and the ways in which they can do this.

Oh, and get barrelled with Jiwa Surf!

Our Coaching Style

Video Review

Barrel Sessions


Jiwa Surf are definitely the best surf coachs on the island. Monot always takes into consideration your skills, chooses the surfspot for you carefully, and he can also help with overcoming your mental fears if you have any, he pushes your limits slowly. I improved so much!

Their whole team is very well organised, and provide an amazing service! Highly recommend them!

– Reka


Jiwa surf lessons are definitely the best in Bali! I have improved so much. Monot and his instructors go above and beyond to help you improve your surf! They know exactly where to take you for your level, and give a very descriptive video analysis after every lesson.

I would highly recommend Jiwa Surf for surf lessons in Bali!

– Sophie


Monot is by far the best surf coach I know. He’s not only an extremely talented surfer, but also highly professional and well organized. He puts his heart and soul into the sessions and takes the time to check the photos and videos, analyze what you did, and gives you great advice as to how you can improve. I hope he’ll teach me how to get barreled one day 😉

– Greg