Bali’s perfect pipe
Few places in the world boast the recognition, variety and consistency of surf that Bali does. Attracting novices and professionals from across the globe, and hosting various surf events throughout the year, the island of Bali is a beacon to visitors hoping to secure the wave of their lives. Combine that with delicious fresh food, warm and generous locals, inexpensive shopping and pristine beaches, and it’s no wonder Bali tops the holiday wish list for so many Australians!
Where is the best surf in Bali?
The Bali surfing scene humbly began along the southern shores of the island, where today you’ll find a buzzing tourist hot spot among the waves. In fact, many surf locations throughout the island are situated where there is already a great variety of other activities, meaning if you’re in a group with some non-surfers they will certainly not be at a loss for things to do!
No matter whether you are a pro or a newbie, there are plenty of waves to go around. The Bukit Peninsula, located in Bali’s south-western region, is where the pros come out to play. Dreamland, Uluwatu, Impossibles, Padang Padang and Bingin are a favourite among elite surfers. These waves break on shallow reefs and promise the perfect drop. Over to the west, Nyang Nyand and Green Ball and to the south, Nusa Dua are also renowned surf spots in Bali. You could even go on a reef surfing tour in Sanur!
Learn to surf or sharpen your skills in Kuta, where there are many surf schools for newcomers. Alternatively, lagoons will provide a gentler beach break when you’re still learning the tricks of the trade. But in Bali, it’s not just about the timeless and traditional sport of surfing – make sure to check out the kite surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing and body boarding. These will all make for a great day down at the beach!
When is the best time to go?
With temperate weather conditions, Bali has year-round waves to relish. The drier winter season, from May to September, is suited for west coast waves from Kuta to Uluwatu. Whereas the wetter, summer months lead surfers to the east, from Nusa Dua to Sanur. Click here to find out more about Bali’s weather.
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