Bali Surf Report and Surf Forecast

Dec
04
2023

Intermediate surf guiding at Uluwatu

It was a lovely, quiet season day here in Bali! After waiting for the tide to come up, our intermediate group headed to Uluwatu given the swell’s drop in size. The surfers enjoyed playful, shoulder-high waves with the occasional larger set. The best of the waves ran nicely along the reef, while the wind blew ever so lightly offshore. The surface of the ocean was perfectly smooth, with views of Java and the west coast from the lineup. The surfers all had some nice rides, and everyone went home with a smile on their face and an appreciation for how beautiful the Uluwatu area is.

The long-range forecast looks promising with a large swell arriving tomorrow afternoon, and plenty of fun-sized swells coming behind it. See you out there!

Dec
03
2023

Intermidiate Surf Guiding at Middle Reef

Our run of small surf is finally over, plus we have a fresh swell! With a low tide and no wind, our surfers jumped in the car before dawn and headed for Middle Reef. After a short boat ride to the other side of the airport, we enjoyed overhead left peaks with no one out but our group! The challenging lefts presented a quicker first section followed by open turn sections. The surfers all had an excellent, fun-filled session, having had the lineup entirely to themselves.

There is plenty of swell on the long-range forecast! After sitting through a few smaller days, we are being rewarded for our patience with three consecutive pulses of swells. The surf conditions are excellent in the Uluwatu area for those lucky enough to be here.

Nov
29
2023

Intermediate surf guiding at Uluwatu

Our run of small wave days continues. But, there are always waves at Uluwatu, and that is where our intermediate and advanced surfers went this morning. The surfers found shoulder-high surf at the most exposed end of Uluwatu. Conditions were beautifully calm and clear, with stunning views of the tropical reef just below the waves. surf was slower than what is expected at Uluwatu, but the rides were long and organized. The view from the lineup was remarkable with the iconic Uluwatu temple sitting above the towering cliffs.

The Uluwatu Temple is a stunning venue steeped in history, incredible views, and is the site of a nightly kecak dance that is not to be missed. Not just a top tourist attraction, the site is very import culturally for the Balinese.

Nov
28
2023

Beginner Surf Lessons at Balangan

What a day for our beginner surfers! The waves were small but the smiles were big! The small surf conditions allowed our beginner surfers to venture outside of the protected peaks of Padang Padang to find their share of waves. At Balangan, the surfers found easy-breaking, waist-high surf amidst pristine conditions. The water was tropically warm and exquisitely clear- clear enough for a few snorkelers to swim out and admire what lies beneath the waves. The reef served long left-breaking rides, breaking just a little faster than at Padang Padang.

When the swell really drops off, Balangan is an excellent beginner surfing venue. The break is more exposed to the swell than Padang Padang, meaning that waves will be larger at Balangan than at Padang Padang on the same day.

Nov
27
2023

Intermediate surf guiding at Uluwatu

More small wave surfing here in Bali! Small days are still fun days here in paradise. The surf has dropped in size and consistency since yesterday but there are still plenty of waves to go around. The surf was in the waist to shoulder-high range. The wind was blowing lightly offshore, and the ocean conditions were smooth and glassy. Despite the smaller size of the waves today, the rides are still long and fun, with several sections connecting over the reef. The surfers worked on reading the speed of the wave, identifying when to pump and when to reduce their speed.

There are more relaxed vibes in the water on small wave days. Everyone makes the most of what they have to work with, producing sessions that exceed expectations.

Nov
26
2023

Beginner Surf Lessons at Padang Padang

Small waves, big fun! Our beginner surfers enjoyed perfectly sized slow-moving waves at every developing surfers’ favourite place- Padang Padang. The waves this morning were in the waist-high range, which is a great size for finding your bearings when learning to surf. The conditions were absolutely flawless, with not a drop of water or breath of wind out of place. The lefts were breaking methodically across the long reef, while the rights offered a shorter but faster ride.

The surfers worked on identifying where to place themselves on the wave to catch the wave before it broke. When learning to catch green waves, it is critical that you can identify the wave’s power source, and position yourself to be in the right place at the right time.

Nov
25
2023

Intermediate surf guiding at Greenbowl

With a smaller swell and clean conditions, our intermediate surfers headed out to the scenic reef break at Greenbowl. The swell is about the same size as yesterday however the waves are coming at a less consistent pace. At Greenbowl, the surfers found overhead left and right breaking waves, with a few fast sections mixed in with turning sections. Everyone found their perfect size wave and all had a great time.

The surfers worked on getting drive from ther bottom turns, and used the open sections to give it their best. Essential for driving bottom turns is correct foot placement. In order for your surfboard to operate efficiently, your feet must be corretly positioned on the surfboard. Feet too far forward and you cannot turn. Feet too far back and you will stall the surfboard.

Nov
23
2023

Intermediate surf guiding at Pandawa

We have a small bump in wave heights this morning over yesterday’s small surf day. Our intermediate surfers utilized the slower conditions to try a new break for the first time. This morning, the crew headed to Pandawa, which is one of the most exposed breaks in Bali (and one of the prettiest too). At Pandawa, the surfers enjoyed the head-high left-handers amidst clean conditions. The waves at Pandawa can run for longer than you expect, even on small days like today. And they also pack a punch to those not expecting so much power in a small package. The surfers all got great waves and enjoyed trying a new break.

We have an increase in swell for tomorrow and Saturday. Expect up to overhead surf and excellent surf conditions!

Nov
22
2023

Intermediate surf guiding at Uluwatu

Another small wave day in Bali. However, when you are a short drive away from the best wave in the world at any size, small days are still fun days. The conditions this morning were stunning- a light offshore wind, clear water, and clean waves. These extra small conditions allow surfers who would otherwise still be at Padang Padang a chance to paddle through the iconic cave and experience the magic of Uluwatu. The surfers enjoyed the waist to shoulder high waves, and many enjoyed long rides across the reef.
Uluwatu is an incredible wave at any size. On days like today, beginner surfers can relish in the long rides and beautiful scenery at the base of the cliff. Now is a great time of the year for beginner and intermediate surfing!