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Surfing in Bali 2024

Surfing in Bali may be an intimidating but awesome experience!

Best time: April–August


Even if you have just found your balance on the board and Bali may seem a bit scary, Kuta is one of the best places to surf. It is also one of the most recognizable surfing spots. The more difficult reef breaks are situated more to the southern Bukit Peninsula and should be reserved only for advanced surfers due to the five to six-foot curls.

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When is the best time to go surfing in Bali?

Surfing enthusiasts can enjoy Bali’s waves throughout the year due to its equatorial location, but April to August is the best time. Winds are calm, the water is warm, and waves are consistent during this period, making it ideal for surfing in Bali. Show more

Where are the best surfing spots in Bali?

Bali’s Bukit peninsula and Kuta are the top surfing spots. Kuta is well-known for its beach breaks, while Uluwatu’s reef breaks are popular among surfers. Besides, beaches such as Padang Padang, Bingin and Dreamland are very popular among surfers. Show more

What surf breaks are suitable for beginners?

If you're new to surfing, stick to the beach breaks around Kuta, offering calm, smaller waves that are perfect for learning. Other beginner-friendly breaks in Bali include Canggu and Seminyak. It is strongly recommended to learn the surfing basics, including water safety, balance, technique, and stance from a qualified instructor. Show more

Which areas of Bali are known for more advanced surfing?

Southern Bali’s Bukit Peninsula's more challenging reef breaks are ideal for seasoned surfers. These waves require greater surfing experience and expertise. The powerful and famous breaks in Padang Padang and Uluwatu offer some of the most thrilling waves and should be tackled with caution, given the shallow waters and tricky currents. Show more

Are there any surfing competitions held in Bali?

Yes, several surfing competitions are held in Bali throughout the year, attracting many famous surfers worldwide. The Quiksilver Uluwatu Challenge, Oakley Pro Bali and Rip Curl Cup Invitational Padang Padang are just a few examples of these popular competitions, where surfing lovers gather to witness some of the world's best surfing performances. Show more

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