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Bali Surfing Information

Uluwatu Bali Surfing

Uluwatu is situated at the southern end of Bali, these days you can drive or ride all the way to the warungs on a sealed road. There are 4 different sections at Ulu; there's Temples which is a long and hollow wave that works on the mid to high tide. The Peak right in front of the warungs in line with the cave also best on the high tide. Racetrack is a super fast but makeable barrel that works on the low tide, but gets seriously shallow. Outside corner is considered by many to be one of the best waves anywhere in the world, the corner won't even start to break unless the swell is at least in the 8' range, and then if your game you are in for one long and fast ride.

Wet/Dry Season
Dry Season - April/October

Best Swell Direction
South

Best Size
Will work on anything from 3-10'. Uluwatu is a swell magnet and rarely goes flat!!

Best Winds
SE Tradewinds

Crowd Factor
Uluwatu can get very crowded when the swell is in the 2-5ft range during the dry season, but when the corners breaking crowds are not much of a worry. Plus the crowds do tend to spread out between Temples and the Peak

Kuta Reef Bali Surfing

Kuta Reef is located about 800 mtrs offshore, infront of the Sandi Phala Motel. The best way to get out there is by paying one of the local boat operators a few dollars to run you out and then to come and pick you back up when your finished having fun.

Wet/Dry Season
Dry Season - April/October

Best Swell Direction
South

Best Size
4-5ft is the optimum size on the mid to high tide

Best Winds
SE Tradewinds

Crowd Factor
Due to Kuta Reefs central location it can get very crowded, sometimes up 60 surfers in the water. But, there are all types of different levels of surfer, so there's always a few waves to be had. Kuta Reef, when the conditions are right is a world class lefthander! With waves winding out for up to 200 mtrs and a couple of good hollow barrel sections as well

Airport Left Bali Surfing

Airport left is as the name says in front of the airport runway in Tuban, about 1.5 kms south of Kuta Reef and about 1km offshore. Once again, the go is to hire a local boat to get yourself out there, that way you can save your energy for the waves.

Wet/Dry Season
Dry Season - April/October

Best Swell Direction
South

Best Size
4-5ft Airport left starts to close out if it's any bigger than that.

Best Winds
SE Tradewinds

Crowd Factor
Airport left can also get crowded, and is a favourite with Japanese surfers. It's not a super hollow or powerful wave and the waves only run for about 50-70 mtrs

Airport Right Bali Surfing

Airport Rights is situated on the southern side of the airport runway, you can't see this wave from Kuta. The only way out here is by hiring a boat and you have to expect to pay a little bit extra as its a lot further out than the rest of the reefs in this area.

Wet/Dry Season
Dry Season

Best Swell Direction
South

Best Size
3-6ft

Best Winds
SE Tradewinds

Crowd Factor
If the swell is up at the reefs in the Kuta area it's well worth the trip around to Airport rights. It takes a bit of swell before this place starts to work. But if you have a high tide in the morning and a good swell to go with it, you can bet the rights are going off. Airport right is a classic right hand wave with rides up to 100+mtrs. When it's in the 2-4ft range you can expect it to be crowded

Nusa Dua Bali Surfing

To get to this reef you have to drive in to the town itself and then weave your way south, there are a couple of other good waves in this area also so it pays to do a bit of exploring.

Wet/Dry Season
Wet Season

Best Swell Direction
South

Best Size
4-8ft

Best Winds
WNW

Crowd Factor
Nusa Dua can get crowded, but there are at least three different take off spots on this long stretch of reef. Wet season crowds are no where as bad as in the dry season

Green Balls Bali Surfing

To get to Green Balls just head out towards Ulu and follow the signs to the Bali Cliff resort and you're there.

Wet/Dry Season
Wet Season

Best Swell Direction
South

Best Size
4-6ft

Best Winds
WNW

Crowd Factor
Green Balls is situated at the bottom of a cliff, to get down there you have to follow a stair case of around 500 odd sized steps. No worries going down but after you have been surfing for a couple of hours the return leg is a bit harder. You can always pay someone a couple of dollars to carry your things for you to make it a bit easier, crowds are not a problem here

Medewi West Bali Surfing

To get to Medewi you have to drive north west from Kuta for around 2-2.5 hours of hell traffic, best to leave early in the morning and beat most of it. There are also heaps of good river mouth set ups along the way, and rarely anyone surfing them. Just head towards Tabanan and keep following the main road.

Wet/Dry Season
wet and dry season, early mornings are best as it gets easily blown out.

Best Swell Direction
South

Best Size
4-6ft

Best Winds
Early Morning/Light Winds

Crowd Factor
I've never had a problem with crowds up there, I think due to the distance from Kuta you have to travel. Also, because there are no night clubs for the party crew. You will also find the locals very friendly in and out of the surf. It is definately a long workable wave, but you won't find to many tube sections up there

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