We had an early start this morning to catch Bingin before the tide got too high. The waves were not barrelling this morning, as no wind and too much water, but still good fun. There was 1 great barrel and @Richie was in the spot to get wave of the day. Only 5 of us out this morning, which is incredible for waves this good at Bali’s most fun wave.
There are only 2 weather seasons in Bali – wet and dry. For surfers on bukit, there are 4 seasons – wet and onshore, dry light offshore, dry strong offshore and dry light offshore. Season seems to have changed from strong offshore to light offshore, and will get progressively hotter, until the rain comes in about 2 months. Swell is a bit smaller today, but combined with a perfect tide and light winds, it turned into a fun morning session.
Perfect tide and perfect size waves for racetrack at dawn this morning. There was some water moving down from the peak which give a little bump, but very long rides all the way to the big rock. As the tide dropped, the waves got faster and a bit sucky, but already had a few good ones by then. Light offshore winds which is typical for October. Swell size looks good all this week, and into next week.
Unusually small surf for September, perfect for novice surfers. Even on the smallest days, there are always shoulder-head high waves at Uluwatu. Today was perfect for beginner and intermediate surfers, as small easy waves and uncrowded. When the swell is this size the locals and good surfers, tend to take the day off, and that just left a small crew of improvers. One key aspect to improve your suring, is ride time and there is plenty of that at Bali’s premier surf spot, as the ride is very long.
Swell size is a bit smaller today and quite a strong offshore. The weekend crowds have gone, and it was very much a pandemic crowd out there today. Tides are smaller so slower moving and was the right tide for the whole session. Waves were a bit slow coming, but worth the wait as there were a few very long rides on the racetrack. Racetrack is a great name as it describes the wave very well.
Waves were tiny early this morning, but as the tide came in, the new swell arrived. Waves were head high late morning, with the occasional overhead set, and seemed to be picking up. This is a long range 17 second period swell so the waves were a bit slow coming, but quite powerful. There were some new faces in the line up, new arrivals since the government started issuing visas again.
Swell size is a little bigger today. Clean head high with overhead sets, perfect for intermediate surfers to practice turns. Full moon means big tides, and surf today was best before and after high tide. Tomorrow looks unusually small, but the weekend looks very promising with a long range 16 second period swell to look forward to.
We were out at dawn this morning, to catch the perfect tide before it rushed in to a high of 2.2 metres. As expected, the swell had dropped overnight and Impossibles and Bingin were very clean but a bit small. Uluwatu was overhead, and a perfect size for most surfers, but there was morning sickness and was less than perfect. Only 1 guy out on the peak early and he was getting plenty of waves but the rides were rather short. The racetrack was the best section this morning and if you were patient there were a few 200-300 metre rides to be had. Swell is forecast to drop in size again tomorrow and be in the head high range for about a week.
Perfect uncrowded Bingin 3 days in a row is hard to believe. Today was the best with very consistent overhead sets, perfect wind and tide, delivering lots of fun barrels. All the signs are that Bali will soon open to general tourism. Best to come here soon if you want to enjoy uncrowded surfs and quiet roads.