OUR TOP 5 | Things to do within 5 mins of QBSA

BREAKFAST PLACE  | Sacred Grounds Bali

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Sacred Grounds Bali is one of our favourite go-to breakfast places after a long session out in the surf.

Serving Bali’s best coffees and creating delicious breakfast & lunch meals, we assure you you’re going to love this little cafe. Their friendly staff will dine you in one of their three unique seating areas making it a very relaxing location amongst the busy Legian streets.

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Only a 10 minute walk from Quiksilver Bali Surf Academy, on Jalan Arjuna (Double Six Street). Don’t forget to share your experience with us!

LUNCH PLACE | Warung Murah

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Looking for an affordable lunch spot after a few hours in the surf? Warung Murah is our recommended restaurant to give you a taste of the local Indonesian foods.

We highly recommend this place, as it’s filled with a wide range delicious foods, is super cheap and great if you’re on a budget!

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Each day they freshly display a selection of rice, vegetables, curries & local specialities like spring rolls and mixed satay’s to choose from. Warung Murah is a 5 minute walk from the Quiksilver Bali Surf Academy, on Jalan Arjuna (Double Six Street).

MASSAGE | Mossane Healing Corner Spa

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Have you got any problems with your body? Sore shoulder or back? An old injury that’s causing you pain? We recommend you to stop by Mossane Healing Corner Spa on Jalan Werkudara.

This massage place doesn’t look like much from the street, but we all know the saying; don’t judge a book by its cover. These highly qualified masseuses will tend to your problems with welcoming hands.

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The owner Yuli has trained in massage all over the world and welcomes you with some great advise before having a message. Please stop by their spa if your looking for a serious massage experience.

SUNSET DRINK SPOT | On the Juice

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It’s the end of the day and you’re looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy the sunset with a drink in hand. Legian beach has many places to relax and enjoy the sunset, but our favourite spot is ‘On The Juice’.

Just a short walk down towards the Padma Hotel is a groovy little beach bar with fun afternoon music called ‘On the Juice Bar’.

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Friday afternoons is a must as they offer customers a free BBQ, half price drinks from 5-6pm whilst playing some groovy tunes with top local DJ’s, all whilst watching the sunset over the ocean.

SPA | La Karma Spa

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Treat yourself before the weekend starts! One of our favourite places to relax is La Karma Spa. This relaxing atmosphere offers a great range of spa treatments at very affordable prices.

Their friendly staff will help you decide on what manicure, pedicure, body scrubs or massages will best suit you daily need.

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We highly suggest you invest some of your holiday time here with La Karma on Jalan Camplung Tanduk.  

The Quiksilver Story

1969
The Quiksilver Story is the birth and essence of Quiksilver has been surfing. In 1969, Alan Green produced wetsuits with a $2500 loan from his father. Alan also launched a brand of sheepskin boots for surfers.

1973
In 1973, Quiksilver was born. Alan Green and John Law went into business so that they could make a living in Torquay, Victoria and go surfing. Quiksilver’s first product, and still its flagship, was the ‘boardshort’ – the essential surfing garment. Alan and John’s personal commitment to surfing ensured that they produced the best boardshorts available.

1975
The reputation of Quiksilver boardshorts quickly grew, and so did the demand. Soon Quiksilver was available all over Australia. All the top surfers throughout the 1970s wore Quiksilver boardshorts. Proof of the viability of Quiksilver’s passionate approach can be found in its continued support of athletes, such as world professional surfing champion Kelly Slater, and women’s world professional surfing champion Lisa Andersen.

1976
The first licensing of Quiksilver was to the States in 1976. Legendary surfer Jeff Hakman left Torquay with a Bells trophy and an agreement to distribute Quiksilver in the States. Along with Bob McKnight, he established Quiksilver USA.

1984
Europe became a licensee of Quiksilver in 1984, and was followed by Brazil, Japan (1983), South Africa, Turkey and Asia. In 1986, Quiksilver USA was listed on the Stock Exchange and merged with Quiksilver Europe in 1990. Quiksilver licensees are able to adopt local style signatures and designs, with the parent company reserving the right to veto any product that falls below international standards.

1988
The success of Quiksilver in Australia and the USA is repeated in Japan and Europe – wherever there were waves and those willing to ride.

1990
ROXY has captured the imagination of a whole new generation of young women. Quiksilver launched ROXY in America in 1991, initially with a range of swimwear. In 1992 the swim line was followed by the introduction of sportswear, denim and snow wear.

1993
In 1993 the ROXY logo, two Quiksilver logos mirrored to form a heart shape, was born, along with the ROXY signature girl’s boardshort. Inspired by the women’s outrigger team and the women’s surf team in Hawaii, ROXY became the answer for girls who were looking for a boardshort cut for them, that achieved the same levels of flexibility and fit that men’s shorts offered.

1995
Quiksilver revenues US$174 million

1998
Quiksilver revenues US$318 million

2000
Quiksilver revenues US$519 million

2002
Ug Manufacturing joins forces with Quiksilver Inc – We’re now one group, publicly listed on the NYSE, with combined revenues over $800 million!

2004
Quiksilver becomes a $1billion company. The acquisition of DC Shoes is completed – DC Shoes is already a leading brand in the footwear market and at the end of an awesome year, Quiksilver leads the way with the ‘Wave of Compassion’ – an aid charity established to assist the victims of the Boxing Day Tsunami. The Wave of Compassion works within the local communities by sending Doctors, Nurses and medical equipment to communities in need.

2005
Quiksilver acquires the Surfection retail chain further expanding its retail presence in the Australian market.

2009
to Today, Quiksilver offers a diverse line of products under its umbrella, including a complete clothing collection, accessories, eyewear, watches, sun care, footwear and wetsuits. The Winter Sports division is emerging with snowboarding apparel and hard goods designed for high performance enthusiasts. From it’s humble beginnings as a boardshort company, today Quiksilver is a global boardriding lifestyle company.

Q&A with Our Surf Head Coach – Febrie

ISA Certified Surf Head Coach and Surfer, Febrie Ardianto or Feb, was born in Malang, East Java, Indonesia, went to SMA Kutapura highschool in Kuta, and has lived in Bali for most of his life. He speaks Indonesian, Balinese, Javanese and perfect English.

We chatted with him about one of the greatest love in his life; SURFING! Read on…

How old are you when you begin surfing and who taught you?

12 years old, self tutorial, and watch surf videos

Where have you work before?

My first job was Photographer Assistant at Surf Time magazine for 2 years, and then Quiksilver Team Manager at Quiksilver South East Asia for 8 years, followed by working at Surf Board Factory, running surfboard cutting machine for 3 years. Now I am working as the Head Coach at Quiksilver Bali Surf Academy.

What do you like most about your current job?

I get to teach people to enjoy surfing and enjoy the beach which is what I grew up doing, I’m also happy being at the beach everyday.

What makes Bali such a good surf destination?

We have waves all year round and there’s great waves for beginners all the way through to professionals. Bali is one of the riches surfing destinations in the world, so learning here will mean you always have a great place to come back to and continue surfing.

What best advise you can give to a beginner?

Surfing is a lot like golf, you need to have a good understanding of basics before you can enjoy it like a good experienced surfer. It’s also such a fun, healthy lifestyle to have in your life.

Favorite beach in Bali?

Legian Beach, the place where I grew up 


Favorite place to visit in Bali?

One of my all time favorite places is Batur Lake near Kintamani in the middle of Bali. My friends and I like to go camping, ride our bikes and chillin.

If you could surf with 1 pro surfer, who would you choose and why?

Kelly Slater, so I can surf at his wave park.

Shout out to Feb on Instagram or Facebook !

Bali’s Big Eco Weekend 2016

Bali’s Big Eco Weekend 2016 – Staying true to their commitment to contribute in protecting the environment, Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia and Quiksilver Indonesia strengthen their commitment to work hand in hand with local government, communities, and environmental warriors to keep Bali’s beaches clean and safe.

Since 2007, the Bali Beach Clean Up (BBCU) crew have been cleaning the shorelines of Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Jimbaran and Kedonganan. Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia (CCAI) and Quiksilver Indonesia (QS) as the initiators, provide 3 garbage trucks, 4 beach tractors, 2 barber surf rakes, and 150 bins per year to support the programme. The 78 crews, a significant part of the programme, are local community members from the 5 beaches. Until today, BBCU has removed more than 31 million kilograms of rubbish.

While the regular Bali Beach Clean Up has been contributing some impacts, through Bali’s Big Eco Weekend (BBEW) Coca-Cola Amatil Indonesia and Quiksilver Indonesia are trying to drive more supports from everyone in Bali to keep Bali beaches clean and green.

This year’s BBEW was held at Padma Beach, Legian, Bali, on Saturday (30/7). Inviting tourists, communities, and local governments, BBEW 2016 exhibits the progress of BBCU and inspires others to think and do what we can for a sustainable environment through various eco-activities, including Coke Kicks, #ROXYFitness, #ROXYFitness Yoga, lifesavers race, sand sculpture, beach clean-up, and the most-awaited sea turtle hatchlings release.