Swell is a little bit smaller than yesterday, but the waves were more consistent and more perfect. There was around 15 surfers out today and quite competitive to get the best set waves, but there were some sets swinging wide which allowed a wider take off zone and more room. Bingin is often described as a mechanical wave, and it was like a machine today. Excellent quality wave, perfect size and clean offshore wind
Swell is pumping here this morning in Bali, so we decided to head to bingin, which is more sheltered than Uluwatu. Challenging conditions on a 16 second period swell as the wave is moving fast and powerful. Bingin is a short intense ride with a scary drop. Perfect size for bingin today with around 10-12 surfers in the water, when there would normally be a pack of 30 in these conditions.
Unusually quiet at Uluwatu this morning. Swell has increased in size to novice surfers would be looking for a more sheltered spot. Many surfers have taken advantage of the new swell to go island hopping. The whole of Indonesia is wide open for uncrowded surf and this swell is a great opportunity to try somewhere new. A little bit windy this morning on the racetrack but there were some bomb set waves to be had. Looks like will be very big this afternoon and next few days.
Incredibly quiet at Uluwatu this morning. Only 4 of us in the water for the first hour on the Racetrack, and there was some excellent long rides to be had. Swell is a bit smaller than yesterday, but perfect size for Uluwatu. At 9am there was still hardly anyone out, which is unusual when the waves were this good. There was a rain shower this morning which is quite unusual this time of year. Perfect morning of surf, with light offshore winds and a few barrels.
Swell is pumping here today in Bali and we done a dawnie at Bingin. Only 2 of us in the water for the first 45 minutes is quite a luxury at this break, which is normally crowded in the dark. By mid morning the crowd maxed out as 6 people who were all happy to share the waves. Light offshore wind was good for wave quality but better for barrels on a medium-strong wind. Overhead on the sets and always a pleasure to get a few rides at this mechanical perfect wave.
Swell picked up overnight and was perfect size for baby Padang. Bali is never flat, and always a wave breaking at Padang Padang but on days like today, the waves are consistently breaking and plenty of waves for everyone. Padang Padang is arguably the most beautiful beach in Bali, and the surf spot is perfect for intermediate and novice surfers due to the length of ride and predictability. Bonus is a channel that makes it easy to get back out to the line up.
Perfect size at Uluwatu this morning for advanced surfers, and as you can see from the photos, there were some great waves to be had. We had an early start this morning at the Racetrack which was near perfect. As the tide filled in the peak started working, and the set waves were pushing double overhead. Light offshore winds and sunny again, which is how we like it. When the swell is this size there are other spots further down the coastline that are suitable for intermediate surfers, and our intermediates surfed Padang Padang shoulder-head high.
The surf is a little bit bigger today and the wave quality is very good. There were not many people in the water and many waves for everyone. Richi is the most experienced surf instructor in Bali and always finds the best waves for his students. Alan from USA is on his first ever trip to Bali and he was very happy surfing at Padang Padang Beach.