Light winds and head high waves this morning, but there was a squall overnight, which disrupted the waves and made conditions challenging. There were some good rides to be had, but quite difficult conditions, and a change from normal clean conditions. We decided to have a quick surf as always good to get wet. The forecast says the wind will change direction, so we will see how it looks after the tide turns, and maybe go back to Uluwatu for 2nd session, or take a trip over to the East coast for some Nusa Dua action.
The swell was bigger today, and the waves more powerful, but the wind was stronger and this made for challenging conditions. The best waves today were on the peak and there was some bombs to be had, but the onshore wind made the wave more difficult to read and also a bit harder to catch. To improve your surfing it is best to surf in a variety of conditions and swell size. After 8 months constant offshore winds it is a bit hard to adjust to onshore waves with a bit of bump, but necessary to get your surfing ability to the next level.
Sunny and new swell this morning, but the wind was onshore at Uluwatu. We did consider going over to the east coast, but the wave quality was quite good at Ulu’s, and not many people at start of the session. 1 long ride at Uluwatu is enough to make a great surf session, and there were a few 300 metre rides peeling to the end of the race track. An advantage of onshore conditions is that the hot local surfers generally do not bother, and today it was mostly intermediate surfers. 1 tip for these conditions: don’t take the first wave in the set as that is the bumpiest. The secondary waves in the set will be cleaner due to the first wave breaking up the chop.
Perfect surfing conditions again here in Bali, with a light offshore wind and blue skies. The swell is quite small today and just 2 people out surfing baby Padang. Just around the corner at Uluwatu, the waves were head high, and perfect for intermediate surfers. Long rides, clean waves not too powerful or fast and enough water on reef, gives intermediate surfers perfect opportunity to improve their surfing. Not having to wear a wetsuit improves the quality of the experience, and also makes surfing easier.
Today is perhaps the smallest we have ever seen Uluwatu. Hardly a ripple which is very unusual. As it was hot and sunny we wanted to get wet anyway, so headed to the nearby break of Nyang Nyang on the south coast. As you can see from the photos, it was a great day for groms. Also some head high waves to be had and clean conditions, and this is a quality wave, so not too bad a day. Swell is forecast to stay small for another week, which is highly unsusal.
Another perfect day for beginners to learn surfing in Bali. November is a perfect month for beginners as the water is warm, uncrowded and small waves. Unusually small today by Bali standards but very clean waves and perfect for beginners to practice riding the green wave for the first time. Balangan is one of the most beautiful unspoilt beaches in Bali and it’s always a pleasure to come to this excellent learner surf spot.
Very small surf today in Bali, perfect for beginners. Very clean conditions at Balangan, which is never ever flat. Unlike many surf destinations which can and do go flat, there is always a rideable wave in Bali 365 days a year. Private surf lessons are perfect for those who want to improve quickly and progress to riding the green unbroken wave.
Some spots on west coast of Bali today were flat, and even Uluwatu was barely rideable. Fortunately we are strategically located to easily get to all 3 coasts of the Bukit and Nyang Nyang is just 10 minutes from us. The south coast of the Bukit was the place to be to get head high waves, with the occasional overhead set. Very light winds and clean conditions. There is a new road to Nyang Nyang that makes access much easier. As you can see from the drone photo there is also an old plane parked on the cliff by a Russian businessman. This has caused some local controversy.
Very poor conditions today by Bali standards, with a very small swell and onshore wind. Uluwatu still works in an onshore wind, so there was still some waves to be had, and enough power in the wave to do some turns. Always fun to get wet, and the water is nice and warm this time of year. Tomorrow’s forecast is even smaller, and looks like we are in for a whole week of very small waves.