From the empty lineup at Uluwatu this morning, our intermediate group were treated to the spectacular sight of the sun rising behind the cliffs of the Bukit Peninsula. The waves were almost as good, mostly in the head high range with a couple of bigger sets. An early bump on the waves soon disappeared and they were treated to over an hour of glassy and almost empty Uluwatu with an offshore breeze.
The swell has dropped in size a bit since yesterday, so our intermediate surfers were comfortable at Uluwatu’s The Peak for their early morning surf. The waves were shoulder to head high on the sets, glassy with a light offshore wind and almost no crowd in the lineup. It was an ideal day to learn and it’s always a great feeling to see our guests improving session after session with our local instructors.
Uluwatu is the ideal place to practice both down the line speed and push yourself in bigger waves when the conditions are right for an intermediate. That’s what our intermediate group did this morning as they paddled out at first light through the famous Uluwatu cave. The waves were overhead on the sets, glassy and with a relatively quiet lineup thanks to the early start. The dry season looks like it has finally arrived with more sunny skies and a light offshore breeze.
It’s not often you get a solo session at any break in Bali, but that was the case today for the intermediate group after they drove to Greenball for an early morning surf. The waves were about shoulder high with bigger head high plus sets coming at regular intervals. There was a light onshore wind but it didn’t deter anyone as they were able to pick and choose the best waves of the day as they rolled through – before heading back to the camp for breakfast and a second session at Uluwatu.
Sunny, glassy Uluwatu was the spot for our intermediate surfers for their second session of the day today. The waves were in the shoulder to head high range on the sets, the lineup was relatively uncrowded and there are never any complaints when the conditions are right for our intermediate surfers to make a trip there. There was a light offshore wind and it was ideal to practice making speed down the line and some turns.
It was a grey start to the day as our advanced group made the short trip to Uluwatu, but it didn’t dampen the mood as they were met by glassy conditions and a rapidly building swell. Sets were well overhead and our surfers were able to push their limits in the bigger waves safe in the knowledge that our local guide was there to help them pick the best rides. The crowd was moderate for “Covid times” but it didn’t deter anyone and our surfers came back in after a couple of hours thoroughly surfed out.
The lessons for our intermediate group this morning were at Balangan. The conditions were clean and ideal for learning, with the bigger head high sets interspersed with some smaller 3ft waves so our learners could practice both bigger drop ins and creating and maintaining speed on smaller waves. Once again the sun was shining and the wind was moderate for the morning session. The group came back to camp for a quick rest and refuel before heading to Padang Padang for their second session of the day.
The intermediate group set off to Balangan this morning in search of waves as a new swell had arrived overnight which made conditions at their favourite spot of Uluwatu a little too big. The swell was big enough to provide Balangan with some overhead sets so they could keep pushing their limits in a safe manner with our experienced guide. There was a light offshore breeze and clear, blue, sunny skies so our surfers could top up their sun tan while in the water. Conditions were relatively glassy for the most part and everyone had fun in the water.
Our intermediate group were back at Uluwatu today after yesterday’s (undocumented) trip across the Bukit Peninsula to Nusa Dua. The waves were small but it was sunny and they had a peak to themselves for most of the session, and there was enough power in the set waves to have some fun and practice turns in more forgiving conditions than those that Uluwatu normally provides. The waves weren’t super clean, but they had enough fun to choose to paddle back out for a second session at Uluwatu instead of taking a rest back at the camp.