4 Bali Sports Communities & 5 Hang-out Places to Visit
Many people long for a healthy and beautiful body. Unfortunately, they are often constrained by non-stop activity. The exercise plan is just a discourse because there is no committed time at all. Perhaps what you need is some sports buddy! And surely there are some sports communities you can join in Bali. But, where to find them?
Well, you don’t need to worry. Because now there are many communities based on sports hobbies. Besides having new friends, exercise also feels fun because it is done together.
Here are 4 sports communities in Bali that will make you healthier and more enthusiastic about exercising and have lots of friends.
1. Bali Parkour & Freerunning
Parkour Bali is a sport community where you can practice parkour together and also a place to share knowledge about parkour for parkour practitioners on the island of Bali. Parkour Bali has branches in several areas; the largest are in the Denpasar and Badung areas.
Parkour Bali has a mission to unite and spread the spirit of parkour to the people living in the Bali region. Parkour Balinese practitioners have the spirit of “Be Strong to be Useful”, which makes them not only just practicing to be strong but also with the aim of being useful someday. Not only for yourself but also for others.
For more info visit: https://parkour-freerunning.world/index.php
2. Bali Archery Heroes
Bali Heroes Archery Club is an archery club intended for all ages to develop archery as a lifestyle, hobby, and forum for developing Bali achievements. Bali Heroes continues to develop good archery facilities in producing good archers and is supported by experienced trainers who have both national and international training certificates.
Bali Heroes Archery Club is also an official club through the decree of the Chairman of PERPANI Denpasar on 15 November 2016 which later became the Club Formation Day and has been recognized by the Chairman of PERPANI (Indonesian archery organization) Bali since 2017.
What’s even greater is that this Bali sport community is managed by a trainer with an experienced Archery background and has an archery trainer certification from PERPANI.
Sometimes, Bali Heroes Archery will hold internal and external competitions which aim to improve the technical and mental abilities of the participants.
For more info visit: https://baliheroes.com/
3. Bali MX (Bali Motocross)
Another sports community you can join is Bali MX, or Bali Motocross. A community of extreme sports practitioners, such as Motocross, Supermoto, Adventures Bike (such as Mountain Bike), etc.
This sport community also trained children with MX Talent and MX interest in Bali!
For more info:
4. Surfing Community in Bali
The island of Bali is the most touristic destination for surfing in Indonesia as it has many world-class waves and infrastructures to put up the tourists. The most famous surfing destinations on the island are Padang Padang, Uluwatu, and Keramas.
Bali is considered one of the most wave-rich islands in the world with surf spot after surf spot lining the Western and Eastern coastlines of the island. This provides world-class surf all year round and is one of the primary reasons Bali is a surfing mecca for travelers. Bali is definitely the right place for you to join a surfer sport community!
If you want to join a surfing community in Bali, just come to the beach or bars near the beach, you would definitely find a lot of people in the surfing community there. Here are our 5 bars recommendation for you to visit:
1. Komune Beach Club
Komune Beach Club is located right at the beach of the world-renowned surf break of Keramas. This is perhaps the only place in Bali where you can do night surfing. That’s right, surfing at night! The beach offers a different kind of food, beverages and a cozy place to hang out after a nice surf session at one of the best breaks in the world. It is the site for local competitions.
In addition, there is excellent accommodation if you plan to spend the night to go surfing in the morning or to enjoy the live entertainment that is offered here! Check out their website for some more info and other activities that they offer.
Location: Jalan Pantai Keramas, Medahan, Gianyar, Medahan, Blahbatuh, Gianyar Regency
2. Old Man’s
Located in Batu Bolong beach at Canggu. 3 miles north of Kuta, Canggu, Old Man’s offers a consistent long wave to surf with both right and left-handers. Canggu itself is booming and attracting people from different walks of life. Old Man’s, the restaurant/bar, is the hub of what’s happening in town. The place is right by the beach. After a nice surf session, hangout at Old Man’s and enjoy the atmosphere with fellow surfers. Enjoy Old Man’s for the parties they have during weekdays and weekends.
Location: Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, North Kuta, Canggu, North Kuta, Badung Regency
3. Single Fin
Enjoy the good view of one of the most iconic surfing spots on the globe. Uluwatu offers high-class waves breaking off the cliffs and attracts surfers from all around the world. Single fin offers you one of the best views of the waves. So enjoy your time here surfing, catching world-class waves or just watching world-class surfers surf them! Open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: Suluban Beach, Jalan Labuansait, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency
4. On The Juice Padma
Padma is the home break of the ‘Padma boys,’ a close-knit of the best local surfers in Bali. Life on the Juice is located on the street right in front of the beach breaks of Padma. This must ‘go-to’ place offers smoothie, juices and sunset drinks. They open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. It is best to visit during sunset time for live music and free barbeque they hold every Friday!
Location: Jalan Padma, Legian Intersection, Legian, Kuta, Badung Regency
5. The Balcony Restaurant & Bar
Situated near the famous Half Way spot in Kuta beach, the Balcony restaurant is the perfect place to hangout. After all, the restaurant is owned by a well known Indonesian pro surfer himself. Many of the big names in surfing such as Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Bruce and Andy Irons have hung out here. The Balcony offers both local and international food, surfing atmosphere, and who knows maybe you will meet one of your favourite surfers in the restaurant!
Location: Jalan Bene Sari 16, Legian, Kuta, Badung Regency
Those are all the 4 sports communities and the 5 hang-out places in Bali that you could visit. Hope this helps you in finding your sports pal and stay fit together! See you in Bali, Flokqers!