Surfing in Bali
Bali is truly one beautiful island where you can start learning something new, or to do something you love, or to challenge yourself about the skill you have. Bali has everything from warm water, great climate, world-class waves, and warm people. These all can make you become addicted to one of the fun activities: surfing.
Although Bali has a dry and wet season, it doesn't really have an off-season for surfing. The dry season (from June to September) is when the surfing season starts on Bali’s West coast: Kuta to Uluwatu. The wet season (from December to late March) is good for surfing on the East Coast: Nusa Dua, Sanur and Serangan. Depending on your location around the island, Bali has wide range of waves for any level of surfers, for both beginners and professional surfers.
Some nice surf sites suitable for beginners are Kuta Beach, Legian Beach, Batu Bolong Beach in Canggu and Seminyak Beach.
For intermediate surfers, you can try Echo Beach, Berawa Beach, Tanah Lot Beach, Padang Galak Beach, Matahari Terbit Beach, Segara Beach, Sindhu Beach, Mertasari Beach, Serangan Beach, Sanur Beach, Tukad Balian Beach, Medewi Beach.
And for Professional or Advanced-surfers, you can find more challenging spots like Uluwatu Beach, Suluban Beach, Impossible Beach, Balangan Beach, Keramas Beach, Bingin Beach, Padang-padang Beach, Dreamland Beach, and Pererenan Beach.
Most top surf schools are located around the Kuta area: Rip Curl School of Surf, Up 2 U Surf School and Odysseys Surf School.
Rental starts from USD 5 per hour, depending on the location. Some surf accommodations are also widely available in most surf spots, like in Kuta, Balian, Canggu, Seminyak or in the Uluwatu area. And of cause Surf Tours are also available starting around USD 40 for one-day tour.
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