Another solid swell arrived this morning. October has been epic, and we went again to our favourite surf spot. Very light winds, and perfect size for Bingin, but there was a bit of chop from the current running down from impossibles. Not many barrels today, but every wave at Bingin feels fantastic as so much power in the wave. A few more people in the line up today as it is a Sunday, but the groms stayed mostly on the inside catching the smaller waves.
Another perfect uncrowded session at Bali’s most fun wave. There were only between 6 and 8 people out the whole session and lots of waves for everyone. The forecast was for a weak 13 second period swell, but waves were well overhead and some barrels to be had. Today was not a day for 5’8″boards but towards the end of the session, local top gun Mega Semadhi paddled out and showed us how to take the sets on a very small board.
Smaller swell today, but set waves were perfect size for Bingin, and the tide was smaller and slower moving. The wind was from the south, which is side shore at Bingin, and while there was some bump on the outside, the wave face was very clean, as Bingin offers natural protection from this wind direction. Around 10-12 people in the line up is very good for this very popular spot and great another fun session. Swell will be smaller tomorrow, very small on Thursday morning, but a new swell should arrive late Thursday.
Perfect conditions at Bingin for first hour of our session. Waves were pumping and only a handful out. Big tides today and got high quickly at around the same time as wind turned onshore and got more crowded. It always seems to be like that, perfect waves with not many people, and everyone rushes in when conditions past their best! Bingin is still great fun at high tide, and onshore, but the current was quite strong today as swell was well overhead. Higher the tide and bigger the swell, the stronger the current. Mid tide always best at Bingin as no current and the waves will barrel but not scary shallow.
Another great fun session at Bingin today. Bingin is known as an advanced barrelling wave, but on a medium size swell and higher tide, the wave can be quite mellow and suitable for intermediate surfers. There was no wind this morning so the waves were not barrelling, but still fun to do turns. Only a handful of surfers out and a nice friendly vibe, perfect way to start the day.
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.
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.
Swell size was again smaller than expected from forecast, but perfect size for Bingin. At beginning of the session the waves were slow coming and a very strong offshore wind. As the tide dropped the waves came more frequently and the wind dropped off. Bingin can handle the strongest wind as it is tucked under the high Bukit cliffs. A cross offshore wind works good here as it holds up the barrel, but does not affect the wave quality as close to the shore. Another perfect day of surfing in Bali.
The swell was a bit smaller than expected today, and hard choice to pick the right spot. We decided on Bingin which is a perfect machine wave as was relatively uncrowded. Set waves were perfect size for Bingin (overhead) and the smaller shoulder-head high waves were still fun and throwing little barrels. Surf is expected to bump up in size tomorrow, and all breaks from Uluwatu to Balanagan will be firing all weekend.