BEST SURF SPOTS IN BALI
1. Padang Padang
Home to the yearly Rip Curl Cup, Padang Padang is known for its long tube rides, as well as its sharp reef bottoms. Known as the Balinese Pipeline, this surf spot is definitely not for beginners when the waves are big. It has a gnarly left hand wave that can range from about 5-12 ft.
The reef here can get pretty sharp as well so booties might be a good option. There is however, a gentle beach break on the right side which can accommodate beginners.
Padang Padang is located between Bingin and Uluwatu and is a popular spot for surfers-making it a little bit crowded at times.
2. Green Bowl
This not so “secret” surf spot located on the Bukit Peninsula is aptly named Green Bowl due to its bowl shaped ocean floor which is visible during low tide. The water reflects its green surroundings and is truly a sight to see.
Because this spot isn’t easily accessible (i.e. hundreds of concrete steps just to get to the beach), you won’t see a lot of crowds here. It is also often called Green Bali or Green Balls.
The reason behind the latter is beyond me! The waves here are recommended to advanced surfers when the waves are big due to strong rips and currents. The beach however is stunning and secluded- specially during weekdays!
Nowadays, Keramas break is becoming extremely popular. This break makes fast and hollow right handers that average about 5 ft. This place is often home to competitions for Billabong and Oakley as it is often considered one of Bali’s best waves.
We’ve never done it but we’ve heard you can also take part in night surfing here through Komune Resort and Beach Club! The black sandy beach goes on for 10 miles, offering fantastic views of the sunset in the afternoon.
Situated within walking distance from the built up Dreamland, this beautiful white sand beach offers fun left handers that are perfect for intermediate surfers. Although located not too far away from Kuta, you can still find some peace of mind in this place.
Although the beach looks peaceful and harmless, there is a sharp coral reef which is why surfers here are often recommended to use booties. The white sand beach stretches for 200 meters making it an idyllic location to relax and spend the day.
This spot is located about 5 minutes from Padang Padang and Uluwatu, Suluban is a stunning but narrow beach which you can reach by walking through a cave. The term Suluban means crouch under in Balinese as the crevice like opening can be somewhat treacherous.
The powerful and long swells make it ideal for surfers. As it’s close to Uluwatu, it can also reach Uluwatu like swells and barrels making it a no go for beginners. The white sand beach and cliffs make a stunning background as you surf.