You must have heard that Bali has the best waters for surfing and of course, you want to head there because it’s an excellent place for surfing.
Surfing in Bali has been on your bucket list for years. But, what could be the principal reasons? Well, that includes – warm water, relatively uncrowded breaks, in contrast to California and Australia. This little island is full of natural beauty and magical vibes that pulls you toward it. You always wanted to try surfing in primitive waters of Bali, but never really got a chance to. Are you prepared for your fantasies to change into reality? Sounds good?
The blue waves have continued to entice you, and you can’t even imagine how amazing it would be to explore Bali. Let’s see what all you can have there (for surfing, of course!) –
If you like to surf, it’s essential to know the best season for surfing. It is internationally acclaimed that Bali’s beautiful southern coastline generates spectacular waves all year round. While it is always good to surf, Bali’s two seasons will actually determine where these waves can be found. Generally, the east coast is being seen as the best place to surf during the wet season and the west coast during the dry season. Perhaps, there is no surprise that the best time to surf in Bali is throughout the dry season, particularly from June to September. But the charming atmosphere of the wet season excites you out to surf, only if you are looking for a little more chilled but somewhat adventurous.
Surfing Bali In The Dry Season
The western coastline from Kuta to Uluwatu endows substantial oceanic waves to surf. You should say thanks to the south-east trade winds that blow during the season. Find out the best surf beaches on Bali’s west coast that comprises of –
Have you ever been to an exposed reef, the one where you will see no rocks, only mammoth of left-hander swells? The waves tend to be quite short which are best negotiated by advanced surfers. Bingin is a beautiful beach, and it does get crowded in very less time. In fact, you’ll get only a specified area to take off for surfing.
Balian beach is not a crowded one, the waves are consistently left-handed and swells are long and fat. This beach is well-suited for intermediate surfers. The waves on this beach mostly break up which creates a strong rip and that’s the point when some surfers get behind the waves. If compared to other beaches, Balian has gigantic waves. If you are lucky, you’ll get the bonus of witnessing stunning panoramic views.
This beach offers swells that are fast and powerful and invites a considerable number of surfers at all times. The beach has good quality waves which makes it a best-suited for advanced surfers. After surfing, you can also head to Single Fin, a restaurant and bar upheld on the cliff that administers the stunning coastline.
A famous surfing beach amongst the experienced surfers with gorgeous 180° views of the Indian Ocean and solid barrels, waves will give you a fantastic experience of surfing. Being located in the beach resort of Pecatu, its proximity to many tourist attractions.
Due to the superfast nature and left-hander swells, the waves here are the most-suited for the advanced surfers. Usually, the waves break over a sharp coral reef that only adds a difficulty level of the waves.
Kuta and Seminyak
These beaches have the smaller waves that are best-suited for all the levels of surfers. In actuality, the mellower nature of streams is suitable for the beginners. You can even learn surfing from different learning schools.
Surfing Bali In The Wet Season
If you don’t want to surf out along with a lot of crowds, head to Bali in the wet season. You can enjoy a refreshing and relaxing vibe. During this time of year, the wind changes and results in left-hander swells that are far smoother and smaller than those from the dry season. In fact, the best waves can be found on the east coast where the winds are generally wild and near to perfect. The best surf beaches on Bali’s east coast are –
This beach offers long and heavy right-hander waves that can go up to 10-feet high. If these waves frighten you, then go further down the coast for smaller streams. It would be an unforgettable experience for you that should be on your travel list.
If you head to the east of Denpasar city in Sanur, you’ll find the waves at Keramas are immensely powerful and are well-suited to high-performance surfers. Ensure to watch out for the sharp coral reefs and sea urchins.
During the wet season, there are less familiar beaches as well on Bali’s east coast that is great to surf –
a. Mushroom Rock
b. Sir Lanka
c. Turtle Island
d. Tanjung Sari
e. Hyatt Reef
f. Sanur Reef
Head to Bali’s beaches early in the morning to avoid onshore winds. If you find that beauty, magic, and surf is not enough for you, the Balinese food is so finger-licking good that you can’t resist. So yeah, Bali is a surfer’s paradise.
Plan a surf trip to Bali and book flights to Bali from Sydney for a pretty darn magical experience.