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.