6 Best Places for Surfing in Bali
Aside from their ultimate beauty, Bali’s beaches are also great for surfing. Here, I have summed up 6 of the best of them for your reference.
1. Nusa Lembongan
Nusa Lembongan is a small island located about twenty kilometers from Bali’s eastern beach. You can reach this place by speedboat in an hour.
Several cruises like Balihay Cruises and Bali Cruise Bounty provide a transportation service to reach this island. This isle is excellent for surfing. In addition, it has a stunning natural panorama that is very interesting for sightseeing. You can also do snorkeling and diving here.
In Nusa Lembongan, you can surf comfortably because the beach here is not too crowded. For utmost surfing pleasure, go surfing between April and October where the wave reaches its maximum height.
2. Serangan Beach
Serangan Beach is located on a small island near Denpasar. Although it’s close to the Bali capital city, Serangan Beach is not as crowded as Kuta and Sanur. This beach is favored by many surfers. The wave here is good for the beginner because its height is only four to six feet. The best surfing time in Serangan is in the morning, from November to April.
3. Kuta Reef
Kuta Reef is an ideal place for surfing in the world-famous Kuta Beach. The exact location of Kuta Reef is in front of Sandhi Pala Motel, or, about 800 meters offshore. To reach Kuta Reef, you can rent a boat that is available nearby the beach.
Uluwatu is in northern Bali and close to Pura Uluwatu. Only professional surfers are allowed to surf here due to its very high wave. It is often used as the place for a surfing competition.
5. Padang Galak
Padang Galak Beach is also called Ketewel Beach. This beach is known to be one of the best surfing places in Bali. To reach this beach, you only need twenty minutes trip by taxi from Denpasar. Padang Galak is also close to Sanur. This surfing spot is favored by many tourists, especially the Japanese.
6. Medewi Beach
Medewi Beach is located in the regency of Jembrana. It’s easy to go to this beach. You only need to drive about two hours from Denpasar. Medewi Beach is also recognized as one of the best surfing spots in Bali, suitable for either amateur or professional surfers. You can surf here any time, but I recommend you do it in the morning.