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Kitesurfing and Windsurfing in Bali

Rentals, lessons and kites are available at several beaches

Best time: May–September

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing
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Bali is primarily known for its superb surfing. However, kitesurfers can also check out many sweet spots on Indonesia's most popular island. Obviously, Bali has plenty of beaches, and it also has strong though not very consistent winds for a few months per year. Suitable side-off shore winds usually blow during the dry season from May through September. It's also a high tourist season on the island so Bali beaches can be rather crowded.

Kitesurfing in Sanur, southeast

Sanur in the south-east of the island is considered to be the best place for kitesurfing on Bali. The winds here are on-shore, reaching about 15 knots. Mertasari Beach, Tanjung Benoa, and Nusa Dua, all close to Sanur, boast several rentals and kitesurfing schools. Sanur is perfect for beginners with flat calm waters at the shoreline and good winds. Lessons are available at The Rip Curl School of Surf located on the beachfront of Prama Sanur Beach Bali Hotel. The School is accredited with International Kite Organisation and has a kiting arena right on the beach.

Kitesurfing in Seminyak, southwest

Seminyak is another excellent kitesurfing spot located on the southwest coast of the island. Waters here are usually clean and calm with side-offshore winds during the summer months. Canggu, also on the southwest coast, has strong side-offshore winds and high-quality waves.

Windsurfing on the southeast coast of Bali

Windsurfers will also discover plenty of sweet spots on Bali. Sanur beach is the top destination with plenty of rentals, schools and the right crowd, which mostly consists of adrenaline seekers. Flat water is just off the beach and there are some great wave spots too for different styles. Scenic locations south of Sanur like Club Med Beach lure windsurfers with azure waters. Kendi Beach, located a bit north of Nusa Dua, is a bit quieter spot. It suits intermediates and experts offering some fun waves. There is a lagoon for beginners as well.

Windsurfing on the southwest coast of Bali

Kuta and Canggu in the southwest of the island also have great beaches known for rolling breakers. Flat-water lagoons for less-confident windsurfers can also be found there.

Practical info

What is the best time to visit Bali for kitesurfing and windsurfing?

Bali for kitesurfing and windsurfing is best visited between May and September, during a dry season that delivers clear blue skies and sufficient wind strengths, averaging 15 knots. However, note that this period coincides with Bali's peak tourist season, meaning crowded beaches will need some managing. Show more

Which beach is considered the best place for kitesurfing in Bali?

The Southeastern Sanur on the Bali coast is a popular locale for kitesurfing in Bali. The onshore winds come in at a rate of roughly 15 knots, providing an appropriate environment for kite and windsurfers of all levels. The neighboring spots of Tanjung Benoa, Mertasari Beach, and Nusa Dua have several kite rentals and schools operating, while exclusive kite areas run by the Rip Curl School of Surf can be found at Prama Sanur Beach Bali Hotel. Show more

Are there rentals and schools available for kitesurfing in Bali?

For kite surfers, Bali has various rental shops and schools catering to the needs of beginners and advanced surfers alike. The schools, such as Pro Surf School Bali, The Kite Team Bali, and Rip Curl School of Surf, offer kite surfing lessons, while Sanur's Mertasari Beach, Tanjung Benoa, and Nusa Dua abound in kitesurf rentals and schools. Seminyak Kite Surfing School in Seminyak provides lessons to both local and international guests. Show more

What is the wind condition in Seminyak for kitesurfing?

Seminyak, located on the southwest coast of Bali, has clear, untroubled waters receiving side-offshore winds, which are ideal for kite surfing during the summer months. The period is appropriately designated for beginners and intermediate surfers, with an average wind rate of 15 knots. However, heavy rains and unfavorable winds prevail during the rainy season from November through April, making it inappropriate for kite surfing. Show more

Which windsurfing spot is suitable for intermediates and experts on Bali?

Kendi Beach, located slightly up north of Nusa Dua, offers an exciting windsurfing experience to intermediates and veteran surfers; kite surfers are also in for a treat. Beginners benefit from the lagoon, and professional windsurfing lessons are taught at the nearby professional windsurfing school. Club Med Beach, south of Sanur Beach, is another suitable mid-level beach option, garnering its serene characteristics from calm turquoise waters and an appropriate wind level. On Kuta and Canggu Beaches, southwest Bali, there are some great rolling breakers suitable for windsurfing. Show more

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