Bali is one of the best surf destinations on earth. Whether you want to learn to surf or improve your technique, there are waves to suit every level in Bali. Here are some of the many popular places for surfing
We start the article with Uluwatu. The first world-class surf break to be discovered in Indonesia. Uluwatu has the most serious waves in Bali. Every surfer going to Bali has definitely put this spot on his list.
Uluwatu has five main known peaks that turn on at different tides and swell size, which is perfect for the advanced surfer. All the locations have something unique to offer. There is approximately 100 meter between each pack, and if you’re lucky you can catch a ride on all the peaks in one go.
The main surf peaks are named as follows; Temples, The Bombie, Outside corner, The Peak and Racetrack.
Canggu has become really popular over the past few years. It is perfect for beginners and pro surfers. Canggu has predictable waves, a variety of spots and an easy access. This makes it the perfect place to test out surfing.
There are a lot of options to book surf lessons of a surf camp. You can choose between a lot of different surf beaches depending on your needs and level.
Some of the spots in Canggu:
- Berawa: Waves both left and right. A good spot for beginners and intermediate surfers.
- Batu Bolong: A good spot for beginners, where the waves are only 1-2 ft high.
- Old mans: Ideal for midlevel surfers, with waves up to 3-8 ft.
- Echo Beach: A good spot for advanced surfers and competitions.
Padang Padang beach
A small breathtaking beach, which is accessible via steep stairs and through a unique hollow rock entrance. The beach is hidden among cliffs along the southwest coast of Bali.
It is a famous surf spot, known for its world-class waves. The surf has a steady set of barrels during good weather, attracting wave riders from around the world. It’s part of a line of beaches that surfers usually hop around interchangeably for a different set of challenges and another thrill for the day. This beach is also a regular spot for international surfing events, such as the Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang.
Besides surfing, this beach is also nice for swimming and chilling. Which is nice for the people who go with the surfers, but don’t want to surf themselves.
Mellow waves and sandy bottoms. The best spot to surf in Seminyak is Double Six beach.
There is plenty of room to go up and down the beach and find a place to yourself if you are not fussy. We would sum up the Seminyak surf by saying this is beginner to intermediate level accessible which is just slightly more difficult than Kuta Beach next door.
Medewi beach is known for its pretty high waves and the longest left-hand wave. It is a quiet place, but it is worth visiting if you want to be close to nature and just relax.
On the east side of the beach, the outline has black sand, more rocks, and large gray stones.
While on the west side, there is more sand than rocks. Because the beach sand is black, it is not suitable for sunbathing because it scorches at noon.
You can get a cheap massage, and try the fish from the local fisherman.