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.
We headed back to Uluwatu today where yesterday’s swell remained but the wind had switched to offshore and the skies had turned blue – grooming the waves into overhead peaks and perfect long walls to race along and practice our turns. The crowd was light compared to a normal pre-pandemic April as the dry season finally kicked into gear and Bali’s premium left hander delivered the goods for all present. The swell is due to stick around for a couple of days, so we’ll be back to Uluwatu tomorrow for some more fun waves and sunshine!
Today our advanced group made the short trip to Uluwatu where they were greeted by less than perfect conditions – however, this is Bali and there was enough swell to make up for the onshore winds. Hopefully this is the final hurrah of the wet season and we’re expecting nothing but offshore winds for the next 7+ months! The sets were head high plus and there was enough quality in the waves that everyone had fun. The lineup was quiet and there were plenty of waves to go round and for our advanced surfers to practice their maneuvers.
The bukit is arguably the best surf destination in the world, as always somewhere the right size and offshore. However, Bali has much more to offer than just the classic famour bukit waves and we decided to take a trip up to the west coast where it is usually offshore in the morning and onshore in the afternoon. Light offshore this morning and then turned light onshore just before lunch time. 3 to 4 foot. Slow coming, but worth the wait.
We headed to Bingin today with our advanced group where we were met with an increase in size compared to the previous few sessions. The break was maxing out on the bigger sets which reached double overhead, and with a virtually empty lineup there was no shortage of waves to go around. There was a light onshore which led to a bit of bumpiness on the surface of the waves and made for some challenging takeoffs, but sometimes there’s a small price to pay for surfing uncrowded waves in paradise. With dry season on the horizon and blue skies overhead, we’re looking forward to sampling more of what Bingin has to offer over the coming months.
Today’s swell has picked up since yesterday. Waves were breaking shoulder to over head high with occasional double over head.
Soft offshore breeze with sunny sky after morning rain in the east coast .
There were less crowd than expected which made it even better.
The swell will mild down tomorrow and beginners might be able to surf in the inside for some stoke fun!
Nikko is one of the right hander in East Coast Bali and is a great option to go to for all levels of surfers when the swell is big everywhere else.
Waist to head high waves, soft offshore wind and blue sky this morning made the surfers want to grab their surfboard and paddle out to get some waves.
You can surf Nikko for a more soft wave though you’ll spot the crowd and if you’re confident with your surfing abilities you can head to Pandawa for bigger waves and less crowd.
Very good swell size for this time of year. Onshore on the west coast so we cruised over to the east coast today to one of Bali’s premier right-hand surf spots — Sri Lanka — which is located in front of Club Med in Nusa Dua.
Very crowded for a pandemic, but plenty of good waves coming through and everybody got their share.
We’re all very happy that the sun is out and and there’s a good swell!