Greenball’s proper name is green bowls as the first surfers to discover it seen green bowls. It is easier to pronounce greenball hence the colloquial name has stuck. 387 steps down is rather easy but after a long surf session it is quite challenging to walk back up to the car park. Always bigger than it looks from the top of the cliff so be careful to check the conditions are right for you before starting your descent. Bat caves at the bottom are cool and good place to shelter from the sun.
Shifty right hander that some people love and others hate. Very strong current this is not the place to lose your board as the nearest land mass is Australia to the south. Works on a low to mid tide there is also a left hander than is fickle but can be very good.
Very exposed to the trade winds and picks up a lot of swell so frequently blown out and/or too big. This is typically a morning surf spot and is a go to spot in the rainy season when the swell is small.
Back in the day the Bali Cliff hotel was the in place for secret parties with the elevator taking you directly to the bat cave. Sadly the hotel which is located directly above the surf break is now rundown and derelict. We are waiting for someone to pick up the mantle and return this place back to the glory days.