A large new swell was forecast for today, so we decided to do dawn patrol Dreamland. Only 2 of us out in the water on the A frame early, with some solid double overhead sets. The left was mostly breaking too fast, but there were some fun right handers, and if you picked the right one, it would go all the way to the beach. The mini lockdown seems to be over and seems all surf breaks are now open again. This is good news for bukit surfers, as the Canggu crowd seem to have gone back to Canggu. Late morning a few more people paddled out but was very quiet at Dreamland. Swell is forecast to be massive this afternoon, and big all week
This morning we headed to Dreamland — one of our closest breaks — where the conditions were perfect for the intermediates.
With a little more shelter than some of the surrounding coastline, waves were breaking here on the main beach and the A-frame reef between waist and shoulder high with long lefts and rights to enjoy
The sun was out and with light winds the quite clean conditions made for a beautiful morning of waves for everyone
After an overnight downpour the skies cleared to reveal a beautifully clear and still morning which resulting in some perfectly glassy and clean waves at Dreamland beach.
Waves were breaking in the shoulder to head high range with light offshore winds, and which kept the waves very clean and there were plenty of long glassy waves for everyone to enjoy this sunrise session.
With a solid swell and a low tide to start the day, Dreamland was the pick of the spots for the intermediate and advanced surfers this morning
With head-high sets breaking off both sides of the A-frame there were long hollow faces and even a few barrels up for grabs with relatively few surfers in the water
The current swell is expected to fade throughout the day tomorrow before a new swell will start to show what’s in store for the weekend
We took the camera down to Dreamland beach this evening for the sunset session where the low tide was serving up some fun little waves to end the day
Waves were breaking in the chest-high range with a medium offshore breeze keeping things nice and clean but requiring a little extra paddle-power on takeoff
With a solid swell hitting Bali today, we took a drive along the coast from Padang Padang to Dreamland to see what was going down at some of the most popular local breaks
Although the size of the swell didn’t disappoint, the wind wasn’t quite right which meant there were more turns than barrels at Bingin, a couple of big cleanup sets, and all the breaks were a little wild and unpredictable.
If and when the wind changes direction and straightens everything out later today, expect everywhere to be pumping!
In the third and final phase of the easing of Bali’s lockdown, the island will officially open its borders again for oversea tourists on September 11th.
Start planning your trip now and join us to enjoy some of the world’s best lineups, emptier than they’re likely to be for a very long time!
With a similar dawn low tide to yesterday, our intermediate group headed to dreamy Dreamland again this morning where a beautiful sunrise lit the scene for their day’s first session of surfing lessons.
The waves were a little slow coming but as our group were just about the only ones in the water, they each had plenty of opportunities to catch some set waves which were breaking around shoulder-high.
After breakfast back at the camp, the group will surf their second session at Balangan as the morning low tide pushes back in.
With the very low tide coinciding with dawn — our favourite time of the day to be in the water here at the surf camp — Dreamland was the spot of choice for today’s intermediate surf lessons and guiding.
It’s clear from the photos what great progress everyone is making and they all had a great session enjoying the clean and learner-friendly waves that were breaking in the waist to shoulder-high range on sets.
After enjoying breakfast and a little break the group just left for their second session at Balangan.
Our intermediate group headed to Dreamland this morning for their first session of surfing lessons where the conditions weren’t quite as good as we’d hoped with a few too many waves closing out.
Surfing on the main beach rather than the A-frame as we normally do, the group got to enjoy waves breaking both left and right in the clean early morning conditions.
After breakfast the group plan to surf their second session at Padang Padang or Balangan.