Today the weather is a bit cloudy and the waves are small but still good for surfers. Not many people in the water. When we arrived, it was very small, but when the tide came, several sets came, and our Guest was very happy because they got a lot of waves, and could surf Balangan for the first time and hope to surf there again
The lessons for our intermediate group this morning were at Balangan. The conditions were clean and ideal for learning, with the bigger head high sets interspersed with some smaller 3ft waves so our learners could practice both bigger drop ins and creating and maintaining speed on smaller waves. Once again the sun was shining and the wind was moderate for the morning session. The group came back to camp for a quick rest and refuel before heading to Padang Padang for their second session of the day.
The intermediate group set off to Balangan this morning in search of waves as a new swell had arrived overnight which made conditions at their favourite spot of Uluwatu a little too big. The swell was big enough to provide Balangan with some overhead sets so they could keep pushing their limits in a safe manner with our experienced guide. There was a light offshore breeze and clear, blue, sunny skies so our surfers could top up their sun tan while in the water. Conditions were relatively glassy for the most part and everyone had fun in the water.
This morning we headed down the road to Balangan on the west coast of the Bukit Peninsular where the waves were perfect for the intermediate surfers.
Breaking between knee and shoulder-high, there were mainly lefts as you’d expect from a reef-point break but the occasional few right-handers were sneaking through as well.
Tomorrow, we’re expecting the swell to be a similar size or slightly smaller so plenty of waves around for all abilities to enjoy.
With the swell peaking this morning, the south coast spots were maxed-out as expected, so we headed for the cover of the Bukit Peninsular’s west coast
Even at more sheltered spots, the waves were breaking well overhead with a tow crew in the water at Balangan. Our advanced group settled on Impossibles as the spot to surf at where the large swell was serving up huge green walls and long, leg-aching rides.
After a low-tide sunset session at famous Padang Padang this afternoon, the swell should start to decline for another day of great waves tomorrow.
The intermediate surfers ventured to Balangan this morning — one of the most picturesque, palm-fringed beaches on the Bukit Peninsular
The swell hitting Bali was a little smaller than yesterday so waves were breaking down the Balangan point between knee and head-high as all ages of surfer were out enjoying the waves.
For today’s second session, the intermediate group will head to Dreamland for the low-tide sunset session.
Balangan was the spot of choice for the intermediate surfers this morning and we took the camera along to capture some of the action.
Waves were breaking from around waist high to head high on sets and, although they were a little lumpy and bumpy, there were plenty of clean waves to go around.
Balangan can often be a tricky and fast wave when it’s a nice size for intermediate surfers, but on days like today, you can still enjoy a relatively shorter ride and practice your take-offs, cutbacks and turns.
It’s never too early to start planning your next trip to Bali, so until we can welcome you back, we hope you’ll continue to check our regular surf reports, and for news on the situation here, you should follow our updates over on Facebook