Ability Level: Advanced

Jul
03
2020

Bingin Barrels

The crew of hungry locals and small take-off spot make it tricky to snag a good one at Bingin, but if you’re up for the challenge, there’s no time like the present

The swell is pumping and with Covid restrictions having all but stopped tourism for now, you might never get a chance like this again to enjoy ‘Bali’s most make-able barrel’™ so start planning your next trip now

The recent run of solid swell continues with sets arriving today in head-high to double-overhead range and barrelling at Bingin — as you’d expect — but also down the outside reef at Impossibles too

The first international flight operated from Denpasar airport two days ago, Bali is officially reopening from the 9th July and travel to and from other Indonesian islands will be possible from the 31st July.

We hope and expect the issuing of tourist visas to recommence shortly after and possibly even the same day.

We’re still not posting the surf report on our typical daily schedule but check back again soon for more updates or follow us on Facebook for more Bali surf news and travel information

 

Jul
01
2020

Padang Padang Sundown Session

With Bali’s official reopening scheduled for July 9th and international routes starting to open up across the world, it’s time to start planning your next trip here!

We took the camera along with us this evening to one of our favourite local spots where the only thing better than the cocktails is the view.

With a very solid swell hitting Bali at the moment, the world-famous Padang Padang left-hander was throwing out some sizeable barrels which were being skillfully navigated by a crowd of around ten.

In the opposite direction, some chunky sets were rolling down the Impossibles reef in the ‘well overhead’ range with surfers enjoying some leg-achingly-long rides.

We’re too busy enjoying the uncrowded world-class waves for now so our regular daily surf report remains on hold but keep your eyes peeled for more regular updates soon.

Mar
10
2020

Intermediate and Advanced Surf Lessons and Guiding at Gunung Payung, Bali

The eagerly anticipated new swell still hadn’t arrived this morning so our intermediate and advanced group ventured to Gunung Payung for surf lessons and guiding, a spot that we don’t often surf but one that picks up even the smallest of swells.

Waves were breaking both left and right with sets arriving in the chest to head-high range. Conditions were a little challenging but nice and clean and everyone enjoyed a good number of waves before heading back to camp for delicious freshly-made tuna poke bowls!

Mar
08
2020

Intermediate Surf Lessons and Advanced Guiding at Gunung Payung, Bali

Our intermediate group ventured down the Gunung Payung stairs this morning for their first session of group surfing lessons.

The weather was typical for the Bali wet season — starting a bit gloomy with some rain showers but brightening up quicky as the session progressed.

Even on days like this, when the swell is only small, our expert instructors will always find somewhere with appropriate waves to surf. Today was no different as our surfers got to enjoy clean waves in the chest to shoulder-high range away from the crowds.

Mar
07
2020

Intermediate Surf Lessons and Advanced Guiding at Pandawa, Bali

After an initial check at Uluwatu where there wasn’t enough swell to surf, our intermediate and advanced group continued down along the south coast of the Bukit to former secret spot Pandawa for their first session of lessons and guiding this morning.

The sun was out and the conditions were glassy as the waves in the chest to head-high range peeled — mostly left — along the reef to the channel.

Even on days like today, when there’s very little swell hitting Bali’s shores, we’ll still find somewhere great to surf so what are you waiting for?

 

Mar
06
2020

Intermediate and Advanced Surf Lessons at Guiding at KFC Keramas, Bali

A road trip was the call this morning as our intermediate and advanced group jumped into the vans and headed up to the east coast of Bali to surf at ‘KFC’ in Keramas.

After leaving before first light, the group were the first in the water and enjoyed the place to themselves apart from just one other surfer.

As you can see, waves were super-clean and glassy — breaking in the chest to head-high range on sets and it was well worth the drive!

Mar
05
2020

Intermediate and Advanced Surf Lessons and Guiding at Pandawa, Balu

After a dawn surf to start the day at Greenbowl and a delicious fresh breakfast back at the camp, our intermediate and advanced group headed out to Pandawa for their second session of semi-private lessons and surf guiding of the day.

There was a brisk cross-offshore wind blowing which was making conditions a little bumpy, but there were plenty of clean waves in the chest to shoulder-high range for everyone to enjoy.

Mar
04
2020

Intermediate and Advanced Surf Lessons and Guiding at Nungalan, Bali

This morning, our intermediate and advanced surfers headed out to try and make the best of what little swell there was with a drive to Nungalan on the south coast of the Bukit peninsular.

On arrival at the car park, waves appeared to be breaking cleanly with a light offshore wind but, unfortunately, by the time the group had hiked down through the forest to the beach, the side-shore wind had increased and the previously clean waves were no more.

The group tried to make the best of the conditions and all caught a few waves but it was just one of those days when mother nature wasn’t on our side!