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BALI SURF SPOTS

Blessed with some of the world’s best waves. Legendary spots like Uluwatu, Padang Padang are on every surfers wish list. Discovered 30 years ago as the true surfers paradise, Bali’s waves are still some of the most desirable places to go to for a surf trip.

Have a look at the Bali Surf Map below, there are many more surf spots. but  you’ll have to come and join us at WaveHaven to experience all the great waves that bali has to offer. See you in 2016!

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SURF INFO BALI

Year round quality surf & warm water and weather makes Bali a top surf destination in the world. Dry season (April to October) sees the biggest waves in Bali from solid Indian ocean ground swell, average wave size in Indonesia is around 4-7′.

During this time the wind blow offshore on the west coast. Rainy season the wind come from west to east, so offshore on the east coast (only a 20 minute drive) so regardless of when you plan to visit Bali, there will be good waves, somewhere.

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There are plenty more, secret or not so well known spots.

[hotspot id=’2169′ /][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css_animation=”top-to-bottom”]The surfing in Bali was made famous in the 1971 movie “Morning of the Earth.” That movie caught the amazing ride of a 15-year-old Australian surfer and was responsible for publicizing the surfing potential in Indonesia. One of the most important things to remember when you head for the beach in Bali is that the reef present very sharp points that can do serious damage, so don’t be too cool to eschew footwear.

Dreamland

Dreamland has a beautiful white sandy beach and is just a short walk from Bingin or around a 20min drive south from the airport.

Description:
There are a few different waves here depending on the tide and swell size. – The A-Frame in the middle is the best wave and works on a big swell with a low tide and breaks both left and right. This wave is quite rippable and has a long wall and can link up to the shorey but usually no barrel sections – The Shorey also work well in the same conditions and can be quite punchy – There is also a right hander on the north end of the beach that breaks in front of the headland on the right swell and tide.

These waves are always fun and great for beginners to intermediate surfers as they break over a sand bottom.

Best time:
Dry Season from April to October

Best Swell Direction:
South

Best Size:
4-8ft

Best Winds:
Early morning and light as it can be blown out easily.
Offshore in SE tradewinds

Crowd Factor:
There is never usually a heavy crowd here with a mix of international surfers all on holidays with the odd local tearing up the shorey.

Uluwatu

Uluwatu can be found about an hour to the south of Kuta and offers some of the most amazing surfing experiences in the world. The huge break at Uluwatu is dependent on the swell approaching Ulu cave, which is the only exit point. This means that timing needs to be perfect, so beginners should definitely avoid this Bali surf point. When the swells are at their peak, the waves here can reach as high as 30 feet. Combine that serious height with the necessity for good timing and the hazards of sharp coral reefs, and you can see why only experienced surfers mount their boards here.

Bingin

Bingin is 45 minutes south from Kuta. The same hazardous coral reefs make this a dangerous place for beginners, but the waves aren’t nearly as huge as at Uluwatu. Riding over a reef break, the waves generally stay beneath 15 feet. Bingin adds the hazard of being more crowded than Uluwatu because it isn’t as imposing. A less crowded area can be found south of the reef at a long wally known as Impossibles.

Padang Padang

Padang Padang is between Bingin and Uluwatu, and when the big waves are being ridden at Uluwatu, you can catch a 15-footer at Padang Padang. The barrel here is less impressive if Uluwatu isn’t cooperating. When that’s the case, the waves at Padang Padang are more likely to be between 6 and 10 feet high. This Bali surf site might even be considered more treacherous than Uluwatu because of the canyons in the sharp reef. The best time to hit this area is from April to October, when the tide is high.

Greenballs

Green Balls is located on the southern tip of the Bukit Peninsula. This place can be difficult to find.

Description:
This is a heavy, thick right hander and usually too big to surf due the location facing directly into the open ocean. This wave is very dangerous has some very strong currents. This wave is for the advance surfers only and not to be surfed alone.

Best time:
Wet Season

Best Swell Direction:
South

Best Size:
4-6ft

Best Winds:
Early morning and light
Offshore in W/NW

Crowd Factor:
There is never a crowd here usually due to the difficult location and 500 odd steep steps down the cliff edge which is extremely tiring walking back up after a long surf.

Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua is considered the most consistent right reef break in Bali. To get to it you must drive into the town itself then weave your way south.

Description:
The wave is about 800m offshore and you will need to pay a local boat operator to drop you out there and pick you up. This wave is rarely under 4ft and has 3 separate take of zones. The current is very strong and it breaks over a shallow reef. This wave is for intermediate and advance surfers only who are always aware or their surround conditions.

Best time:
Wet Season

Best Swell Direction:
South

Best Size:
4-6ft

Best Winds:
Offshore in W/NW

Crowd Factor:
There is usually a big crowd here due to the fact it is so consistent.

Sri Lanka

Usually a couple of foot smaller then Nusa Dua. This wave is located in front of Club Med in Nusa Dua.

Description:
This is a long right hander with a good hollow barrel end section into the channel. Best before and after low tide and breaks over a shallow reef. Recommended for intermediate to advance surfers only.

Best time:
Wet Season

Best Swell Direction:
South / South-East

Best Size:
4-6ft

Best Winds:
Offshore in W/NW

Crowd Factor:
The crowds here are usually not too bad because when this place has waves Nusa Dua is usually going off.

Kuta /Legian Beach

Legian Beach provides excellent surfing opportunities for both beginners and experts. Large swells can reach nearly 20 feet, while during down periods Legian Beach waves may get only as big as 2 to 5 feet. The potential for smaller waves means that really experienced surfers usually head to Uluwatu or Padang, which makes Legian Beach slightly less crowded and better for beginners. The best time to head for Legian Beach is during mid- to high tide from March through October.

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