From the empty lineup at Uluwatu this morning, our intermediate group were treated to the spectacular sight of the sun rising behind the cliffs of the Bukit Peninsula. The waves were almost as good, mostly in the head high range with a couple of bigger sets. An early bump on the waves soon disappeared and they were treated to over an hour of glassy and almost empty Uluwatu with an offshore breeze.
The swell has dropped in size a bit since yesterday, so our intermediate surfers were comfortable at Uluwatu’s The Peak for their early morning surf. The waves were shoulder to head high on the sets, glassy with a light offshore wind and almost no crowd in the lineup. It was an ideal day to learn and it’s always a great feeling to see our guests improving session after session with our local instructors.
Uluwatu is the ideal place to practice both down the line speed and push yourself in bigger waves when the conditions are right for an intermediate. That’s what our intermediate group did this morning as they paddled out at first light through the famous Uluwatu cave. The waves were overhead on the sets, glassy and with a relatively quiet lineup thanks to the early start. The dry season looks like it has finally arrived with more sunny skies and a light offshore breeze.
Sunny, glassy Uluwatu was the spot for our intermediate surfers for their second session of the day today. The waves were in the shoulder to head high range on the sets, the lineup was relatively uncrowded and there are never any complaints when the conditions are right for our intermediate surfers to make a trip there. There was a light offshore wind and it was ideal to practice making speed down the line and some turns.
It was a grey start to the day as our advanced group made the short trip to Uluwatu, but it didn’t dampen the mood as they were met by glassy conditions and a rapidly building swell. Sets were well overhead and our surfers were able to push their limits in the bigger waves safe in the knowledge that our local guide was there to help them pick the best rides. The crowd was moderate for “Covid times” but it didn’t deter anyone and our surfers came back in after a couple of hours thoroughly surfed out.
Our intermediate group were back at Uluwatu today after yesterday’s (undocumented) trip across the Bukit Peninsula to Nusa Dua. The waves were small but it was sunny and they had a peak to themselves for most of the session, and there was enough power in the set waves to have some fun and practice turns in more forgiving conditions than those that Uluwatu normally provides. The waves weren’t super clean, but they had enough fun to choose to paddle back out for a second session at Uluwatu instead of taking a rest back at the camp.
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We headed back to Uluwatu today where yesterday’s swell remained but the wind had switched to offshore and the skies had turned blue – grooming the waves into overhead peaks and perfect long walls to race along and practice our turns. The crowd was light compared to a normal pre-pandemic April as the dry season finally kicked into gear and Bali’s premium left hander delivered the goods for all present. The swell is due to stick around for a couple of days, so we’ll be back to Uluwatu tomorrow for some more fun waves and sunshine!
Today our advanced group made the short trip to Uluwatu where they were greeted by less than perfect conditions – however, this is Bali and there was enough swell to make up for the onshore winds. Hopefully this is the final hurrah of the wet season and we’re expecting nothing but offshore winds for the next 7+ months! The sets were head high plus and there was enough quality in the waves that everyone had fun. The lineup was quiet and there were plenty of waves to go round and for our advanced surfers to practice their maneuvers.