Surfing Spots: An Advanced Guide of Surfing Beaches in Bali

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Surfing Spots: An Advanced Guide of Surfing Beaches in Bali

May 22, 2017 | Comment

Bali is every surfer’s paradise. There are tons of surfing spots around Bali whether you are a beginner or an advanced surfer. Do you know which one suits your level and expectations? Here’s our compilation of the best surf spots around Bali.

 

Beginner-intermediate:

 

Kuta Beach

Kuta Beach, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

(Photo: Goworldbeaches)

 

Type of break – beach break

Wave direction - right and left

Best at low, middle and high tide

Working with  2-6ft

 

Since the 1930’s, this white sand beach attracts beginner up to intermediate surfers. This is one of the most popular beach in Bali: it’s possible to find a lot of public facilities around the beach as restaurants, shops and hotels. Here you can catch your first white water wave and practice in take off.

 

Batu Bolong beach

Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

Type of break – reef break

Wave direction - right and left

Best at middle and high tide

Working with  - 2-7ft

 

The beautiful black sandy beach is one of the easiest and most popular spot in Canggu for surfing. The waves are generally fat and powerful: it’s perfect for beginners and longboarders. Batu bolong beach is usually crowded as it attracts different levels surfers. You should definitely experience a surf session at sunset as they are breathtaking here. More about Batu Bolong you can find here.

 

Jimbaran

Jimbaran Beach, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Type of break – beach break

Wave direction - right and left

Best at low, middle and high tide

Working with  - 3-5ft

 

Jimbaran beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Bali with its white fine sand and its turquoise water. Jimbaran is a perfect spot for beginners with gentle waves . Also, this spot is not really crowded, but working only when the swell is big.

 

Kedungu

RT. Kediri, Belalang, Kec. Tabanan, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia

Type of break - reef break

Wave direction - right and left

Best at low, mid and high tide

Working with– 2-6 ft

 

The beautiful black sand beach located just a step from Tanah Lot offers powerful and fat waves. There are more than three breaks at Kedungu beach. However, it’s rocky with sharp reefs: surfers must be careful. More about Kedungu you can find here.

 

Seminyak

Seminyak, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Type of break – beach break

Wave direction - right and left

Best at low, mid and high tide

Working with– 1-5 ft

 

Seminyak is really famous beach: it attracts a lot of tourist as there’s a lot of restaurants, hotels and shops around. The waves are generally small which is great for beginners.

 

Intermediate-Advanced surfers

 

Airport reef

Kuta Beach, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

(Photo: Surfer magazine)

 

Type of break – reef break

Wave direction - right and left

Best at low, mid and high tide

Working with – 2-7 ft

 

The surf spot located right beside Denpasar airport is far away from the shore. Surfers must use the traditional boat to reach the spot. The waves are powerful and fast. It attracts intermediate up to professional surfers.

 

Kuta reef

Kuta Beach, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Type of break – reef break

Wave direction - right and left

Best at low, mid and high tide

Working with – 2-6 ft

 

The surf spot is located about 800 meters from the shore in front of Sandi Phala Motel. The best way to get to the spot is to use a local boat, they’ll also pick you back up when your session will be done. Advanced to expert surfers only should surf there.

 

Berawa beach

Tibubeneng, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Type of break –semireef break

Wave direction - right and left

Best at mid to low tide

Working with – 3-8 ft

 

Berawa beach is loved by surfers because there’s great and powerful waves. They challenge every surfer: intermediate to professional. Berawa beach also offers night surfing from FINNS beach club. They turn on the spotlights from 6:30 pm to 12 am. More about Berawa you can find here

 

Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot, Beraban, Kediri, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia

Type of break –reef break

Wave direction - left

Best at mid and high tide

Working with – 1-4 ft

 

Tanah Lot Beach is famous worldwide because of the unique Hindu temple set on a rock in the middle of the water. We can find powerful and fat waves that intermediate up to experience surfers can ride.

 

Serangan

Jl. Pantai Serangan, Serangan, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80229, Indonesia

Type of break – reef break

Wave direction - right and left

Best at mid and high tide

Working with – 3-8 ft

 

Serangan beach is one of the best surf points in Bali: it has fast, powerful and fat waves. A good paddle is needed to reach the surf point as it is in the middle of the sea.

 

Binging 

Kesiman Kertalangu, East Denpasar, Denpasar City, Bali, Indonesia

Type of break – beach break

Wave direction - right

Best at mid and high tide

Working with – 2-5 ft

 

The black sand beach is one of the best surf points in Bali. The right-hander waves are generally powerful. Depend of the swell Bingin beach waves attract beginners up to advanced surfers.

 


Medewi 

Medewi, Pekutatan, Jembrana Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Type of break – reef break

Wave direction – left

Best at mid and high tide

Working with – 2-7 ft

 

Medewi is one of the longest left hander wave in Bali, up to 200 m. Spot is great for intermediate and advance surfers. Beginner surfer can enjoy the spot during the high tide and when the swell is not big, but should be always supervised by guide. Bottom is rocky and shallow what make this spot dangerous for beginners.

 

Expert

 

Padang-Padang

Padang Padang Beach, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Type of break –reef break

Wave direction – left and right

Best at low, mid and high tide

Working with – 3-10 ft

 

Located on the north-western coast of Bukit Peninsula, Padang-Padang is the perfect place for experienced and pro surfers that are looking for high waves. When the swell is big enough there are great sets of barrels. Some of  the international surfing events take place there like the Rip Curl Cup Padang-Padang.

 

Uluwatu

Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

(Photo:SpotZone)

 

Type of break – reef break

Wave direction – left and right

Best at low, mid and high tide

Average size of waves – 4-12 ft

 

Uluwatu is famous for its beautiful scenery, waves and location. The surf spot is situated deep under the oldest temple in Bali: Uluwatu temple which is on a cliff blank. The waves are fast, powerful and the barrels force the surfers to use their top skills.

 

Impossibles

(Photo: Pinterest member)

 

Type of break – reef break

Wave direction – left and right

Best at low, mid and high tide

Average size of waves – 2-7 ft

 

The word impossible derives from the access to the beach that was hard to reach in the past. The beautiful rocky beach has long and powerful waves. Impossible beach is the perfect spot if you’re looking for challenging surf.

 

Keramas

JL. Pantai Selukat, Keramas, 80551 Gianyar , Bali, Keramas, Blahbatuh, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

(Photo: @y5_photo)

Type of break – reef break

Wave direction - right

Best at mid and high tide

Average size of waves – 3-9 ft

 

The beautiful black sand beach located in the east has powerful and right-hander waves. They are generally big and fast. Intermediate up to professional surfers experience Keramas beach waves.

 

Green bowl

Green Bowl Beach, Ungasan, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Type of break – reef break

Wave direction – right and left

Best at mid and high tide

Working with – 2-5 ft

 

Getting to Green bowl might be hard, but certainly worth it. This exotic white sand beach offers really good surf. The little paradise is known as a ‘’secret’’ spot: there’s a really small crowd. The waves are fast and sometimes there’s a really big swell that produces strong currents and tides.

 

Bingin

Jl. Pantai Bingin, Pecatu, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

(Picture: Travel & Leisure)

 

Type of break – reef break

Wave direction – left and right

Best at low, mid and high tide

Working with – 3-8 ft

 

Bingin beach is really famous: many local surf competitions take place there. The waves are big, powerful and world class. As it’s difficult to access the beach, there’s a really small crowd and it’s quieter. Advanced to professional surfers can surf Bingin beach’s waves.

 

Dreamland

Dreamland Beach, Bali, Indonesia

Type of break –reef break

Wave direction – left and right

Best at low, mid and high tide

Working with – 4-7 ft

 

Dreamland beach properly wears its name: it’s one of the most demanded surfing point by advanced to pro level surfers in Bali! The waves are consistent and powerful. There’s also a lot of facilities around like hotels, restaurants and bar.

 

Echo beach

Jalan Pura Batu Mejan, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Type of break –reef break

Wave direction - left

Best at mid and high tide

Average size of waves – 3-6 ft

 

The popular black sand beach is strictly for advances to pro level surfers. The take-off spot is quite small and can be crowded. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a breathtaking sunset and also surf powerful and great waves. More about Echo you can find here

Prerenan

Prerenan, Mengwi, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Type of break –reef break

Wave direction – left and right

Best at mid and high tide

Working with – 3-7 ft

 

Prerenan beach attracts surfers from all around the world for its powerful and fast waves. It’s left is arguably the most famous break in Echo Beach. Due to its length and diversity of sections, many professional and advanced surfers congregate here religiously in the morning and evenings to enjoy its peaky face. More about Prerenan you can find here.

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