What was the first thing that popped into your head about Bali? Culture, art, beaches, waves, rice fields, waterfalls, mountains, lakes, and forests. Maybe God created Bali when he was in love.

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In fact, Bali has become a paradise for surfers who dream of surfing. Over the years, many surfers have come from all over to surf in Bali. Some of them stay because they find comfort on this island, while the rest are forced to leave to keep looking for the waves they dream of.

Surfing in Bali presents various levels of surfing. The beaches on this island are well-decorated for all levels, whether you come with the intention –beginners or those who come with a lot of experience.

If you are planning to come and want more surfing information in Bali then this is the right guide with a wide choice of levels, waves, and beaches.

Surfing for Beginners

1. Combing the Waves – Blackstone Beach Nusa Dua

It has ‘soft’ waves, making it suitable for surfing beginners in Bali. Some people come with the intention to learn. The tide here will be ideal for beginner levels.

Waves: 2 to 5ft

Ideal swell conditions: SE

Highlights: Soft waves, perfect for beginners to learn

Best season for surf: Wet Season (Oct-Apr)

Location: Jl. Pantai Mengiat, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali.

2. Exploring the Line – Medewi Beach

 

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Beach line with black pebbles and you will find the longest waves in Bali. Located in a quiet little village, this will suit those of you who really want to surfing in Bali but away from the crowds. While the best time to surf here is mid-tide, the waves here are also smooth and fat. Be careful with the rocks.

Waves: 2ft to 9ft, average size 2-3ft

Ideal swell conditions: S-SW

Highlights: Longest left-hand point break on the island

Best season for surf: Dry Season (May-Oct)

Location: Pantai Batu Bolong Street, Canggu, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

3. Perfect for Longboard – Batu Bolong Beach

Batu Bolong is located in the heart of Canggu. It has good waves and is oriented towards beginners breaking on the volcanic reef. Many people call it perfection for Longboard. Be careful with plastic bags.

Waves: 2 to 10ft

Ideal swell conditions: SW

Highlights: Mellow waves, perfect for longboarding and those learning to surf.

Best season for surf: Wet Season (Oct-Apr)

Location: Pantai Batu Bolong Street, Canggu, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Intermediate Surfing

1. Simplicity – Sanur Beach

 

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If you want to get a simple and relaxing touch of the waves, come to Sanur Beach early in the morning, then you will get the right wind. Apart from surfing, canoeing is quite popular here. Unfortunately, some trash tarnishes its simplicity.

Waves: 3 to 6ft

Ideal swell conditions: S – W

Highlights: Great learning spot for beginners, with soft, slow waves. Three different surf spots, with something for everyone

Best season for surf: Wet Season (Oct-Apr)

Location: Jl. Duyung, Sanur, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80716, Indonesia

2. Breezy Wind – Balian Beach

 

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A breezy and relaxing touch, not only to nature but also to the people. Come before 11 o’clock, and you will get a good breeze. Not much different from Sanur, some rubbish floats up because of the overflow of the river. But, it’s quiet here.

Waves: 2 to 12ft

Ideal swell conditions: S – W

Highlights: There’s often a big swell here with nice long, powerful left, where the swell at other west coast beaches may not be as big.

Best season for surf: Wet Season (Oct-Apr)

Location: Lalanglinggah, West Selemadeg, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82162, Indonesia

3. Counting the Wind – Balangan Beach

If you want to surf with waves suitable for all levels, plus beautiful views of the cliffs, then Balangan Beach is the right answer. But if you are a beginner, be careful and stay on the smaller waves.

Waves: 4 to 15ft

Ideal swell conditions: SW

Highlights: Good for surfing all tides!

Best season for surf: Wet Season (Oct-Apr)

Location: South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Advanced surfing

1. Climbing Popularity – Padang-Padang Beach

Residents call the best place for those who want to surf in Bali with high waves: Labuan Sait Beach. This beach is only recommended for those surfing at an advanced level because the coral reefs here are very shallow and damaged, so be careful. But sunbathing can be an attractive option.

Waves: 6ft to 12ft

Ideal swell conditions: SE

Highlights: Regular (and amazing) barrels

Best season for surf: Dry Season (May-Oct)

Location: Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

2. Waves and Caves – Suluban Beach

Want to get closer to the scene in the Pirates of The Caribbean movie? Perhaps you will be the actor here. The stunning surroundings and beaches are mapped out between the caves, making them unique, memorable, and beautiful. Inside, the tide makes perfect waves all day long.

Waves: 3 to 12ft, average wave size 3-5ft

Ideal swell conditions: WE

Highlights: Loads of barrels, perfect left and right-hand breaks, consistency

Best season for surf: Dry Season (May-Oct)

Location: Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

3. Draws the wind Uluwatu – Nyang-Nyang Beach

Apart from its beauty, the wind on the Uluwatu beach is known to be strong. Waves can be your best friend, but sometimes they can get really big, so make sure that you can handle it. It’s not difficult to come here, its location adjacent to Uluwatu Temple makes it easy to find.

Waves: 2-6ft

Ideal swell conditions: SE

Highlights: The long trail there keeps the crowds away, and there’s plenty of sea life out whilst you’re in the water

Best season for surf: Dry Season (May-Oct)

Location: Nyang Nyang Beach, Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia

It’s Time for you to Go Surfing in Bali!

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Bali is a phenomenon for surfers, all the beaches here always have surfing enthusiasts. If you love surfing, there’s nothing wrong with including Bali in your plans. April to October breaks the waves, then moves eastward during the rainy season.

Have enough free time? come here and describe to yourself how to surfing in Bali. Do you need a place to stay in the South Bali area? Sadara Resort might be an option!

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