I'm after a little advice really, from surfers that are intermediate + in surfing ability, that have surfed in Bali before............
I'm going to bali this July for 2 weeks, I've been once before last summer. I've surfed for a little over a year and currently i'm pretty much just getting to an intermediate level in surfing (consistently popping up, bottom turning and going down the line.) I want to push myself in Bali - last time I was there I pretty much only surfed padang padang rights ( a smaller reef break next to the real padang pandag break, and a couple sessions at kuta half way, and one session at kuta reef on a 2ft day and didn't catch anything, just wanted to get a feel for it.)
What breaks would you recommend? Surf is also pretty big out there, much bigger than what I normally ride, any tips on getting that confidence up, how big is too big for someone of my ability?
Secondly...completely unrelated - because there is super strong UV's out in Bali, I've got myself some factor 40 sun lotion (i got the burns of my life last summer out there) but am considering zinc too - do you put your lotion on first then apply the zinc ontop of that? (i've never used zinc before.)
Any advice, travel tips, surf info, whatever, would be great, thanks for reading!