Bali Indonesia is a destination ideal for a surf trip that has many spots. Bali has great waves, great weather with which not even need to wear neoprene, therefore, not surprising that it has become one of the favorite tourist destinations for surfing.
Spots: Bali surf conditions and waves
Bali Surf Spots
|Medewi||left||S/SW/W||2-8 ft||medium – high||dry winter|
|Canggu||left – right||S/SW/W||2-8 ft||medium – high||May to September|
|Kuta||left – right||S/SW/W||4-6 ft||medium – high||May to September|
|Bingin||left||SW||3 – 6 ft||low- medium||May to September|
|Dreamland||left – right||NW||3-12 ft||low||May to September|
|Uluwatu||left||S/SW/W||4-8 ft||low||May to September|
|Nusa Dua||right||SE/S/SW||5-15 ft||low – medium||October to April|
|Padang Padang||left||SW/S||3-12 ft||low||May to September|
|Balangan||left||SW/S||3-10 ft||low||May to September|
Uluwatu: In this spot it is recommended surf during low tide because we enter the peak of the wave walking on the reef or paddling out of the cave. With a high tide we risk that current drag us to the cliffs is very difficult to go out. It is one of the most visited spots in Bali throughout the year, although the monsoon season is when best it works.
Greenballs: This spot is located in a small beach we access through some stairsis recommended surf during low tide because with high tide the waves break directly on the stairs and out of the water difficult.
Padang Padang – Imposibles
Swimming from the beach of Padang arrived at the spot, has large powerful waves suitable only for professional surfers reef funds make a fall can be very painful, so it is not a spot for beginners.
Impossible is a spot for professionals, Balangan is a perfect spot for beginners, left waves long distance leaving aside the reef. Also, there isn’t a spot as crowded when compared to Kuta and Uluwatu.
Kuta Reef, Airport left and right:
The large population on Kuta makes it not the best place in Bali for surfing since it is not a breath of peace that this sport transmits. Nevertheless, those who wish to start in the sport have the advantage that there are many surf schools, shops and apartments for rent in the area. The waves of Kuta Beach are feasible for beginners, if we go to the left and right spots from the airport, we engage the services of a boat to access them. It is important to remember that like any spot located in a big city, we can not leave it anywhere if we do not want them to disappear.
Medewi Beach is one of the ideal spots for beginners who are on the island of Bali, easy and accessible left on a beach full of restaurants, hotels, making all whole, a very relaxed atmosphere.
Wave left short path for experienced surfers who like to pipe, be careful because if you do not take precautions this spot can end our vacation.
Another beach for experienced surfers as the fund is also reef is shallow and therefore leads to large and powerful waves rights. One fine day the waves can reach fifty feet high. Some of the local fishermen offer us the possibility to spare of paddling for only $ 1.
Map of Bali surf spots
Weather / Wave Statistics Bali
Although we can find good quality waves throughout the year, as the prevailing winds on the island tend to be offshore, we can distinguish two seasons:
- The winter season is usually dry from June to early September and the area where we find are best waves around the west coast of Kuta to Uluwatu with winds from the southeast.
- Stormy summer season where areas of the island that work best are in the Nusa Dua Sanur, with prevailing winds from the northwest from late October through March.
Wave Forecasts Bali / Kuta
Quality of life in Indonesia – Bali
According to the list of countries by Human Development Index included in the 2013 Human Development Report of the United Nations Program for Development (UNDP), Indonesia is besieged within countries with medium human development index ranked 121.
How to get to Bali / Bali Airports
For surfing in Bali we pass Ngurah Rai International Airport, the third busiest airport throughout Indonesia, also known as Denpasar Airport, is located in southern Bali, 13 km south of Denpasar.
Bali surf photos