The swell was quite small at 6am and it looked like Uluwatu would be the go, but as the tide came in the new swell arrived and there were some solid sets coming through. We decided on Impossibles for a change and was very good at start of the session. Around 9am the wind came on strong, and many of the waves were too fast. There was some bombs that were not too fast. The trick as Impossibles is to pick the wave with a short line as these break the slowest. Long line waves are too fast.
Huge swell today and quite stormy conditions, which is unusual for this time of year. August is normally endless sunshine but there were some heavy showers. The photos look like Padang Padang, but actually were shot at last section of impossibles, which was firing some square barrels today. Only 5 guys brave enough to take on impossibles today. We took a look at Uluwatu and just 1 guy out as massive and a bit lumpy.
Perfect size at impossibles this morning, if you didn’t mind taking the bigger sets on the head! Just a handful of guys out and some leg achingly long rides to be had. As always with impossibles, wave selection and positioning is key. Many close outs, but you only need to get a couple of long rides to have an excellent session. Swell is a touch smaller than yesterday but there were 10 wave sets and needed to be careful not to get swept inside.
Perfect clean overhead conditions this morning for our advanced group at the legendary Impossible. The waves today offered super long fast rides with occasional cover ups. The effort to get up early was well rewarded. The condition of impossible aren’t easy, but when the condition are right, Impossible is one of the most perfect wave in the area. A massive swell at low tides produces big clean barrels for the brave, with consistent swell – like today – is a great improver spot for learning to pop up fast and pumping.
We headed to Impossibles for an early uncrowded session at dawn this morning which started with the whole break to ourselves.
The shoulder to head-high waves were as speedy as usual but with perfect sunny weather, it was a great way to start the day.
Tomorrow’s swell should be a little smaller so safe to venture out to the Bukit peninsular’s more exposed reefs again for more fun!
The conditions for this morning’s intermediate surf guiding session weren’t quite up the very high standards we’re accustomed to here in Bali
Up the road, Uluwatu had a little too much size, so we tried our luck at Impossibles where there wasn’t quite enough swell for it to be a five-star day and the changeable wind direction took off another star.
Having said that, there were few people in the water and even though the waves weren’t perfectly clean, there were some long racey walls on offer and plenty of waves for everyone.
Yesterday’s swell had dropped significantly overnight but there were plenty of waves on offer and only three other surfers in the water when our intermediate and advanced guiding group paddled out at Impossibles for the late morning session
Waves were breaking around head-high and improved in quality as the tide pulled out with long racy walls in the sun for everyone to enjoy
The swell is expected to fade further overnight but there will be plenty around tomorrow still for all of the premier breaks in the local area to be firing again
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.