Solid powerful swell here today at Bali’s premier surf spot. World class surfing condition with light winds and overhead waves. The peak and racetrack were firing, and was an epic session.
Onshore today at Uluwatu, which is surprising to see, after 6 months offshore every day. Uluwatu is still good on onshore wind, and today the wave quality was very good. Consistent head high waves, light crowds and some very long rides on the racetrack. Great conditions for practising turns, or just racing down the line.
Another perfect sunny day in paradise island. The swell is smaller today, but also cleaner, with a light cross offshore wind. Seems that Bali is getting busier with international tourists, as there were quite a lot of new white faces in the line up today. Excellent conditions for novice and intermediate surfers, to experience riding quality waves with some juice. Swell is forecast to significantly bigger tomorrow, which will spread the crowd as all spots will have waves.
There are only 2 weather seasons in Bali – wet and dry. For surfers on bukit, there are 4 seasons – wet and onshore, dry light offshore, dry strong offshore and dry light offshore. Season seems to have changed from strong offshore to light offshore, and will get progressively hotter, until the rain comes in about 2 months. Swell is a bit smaller today, but combined with a perfect tide and light winds, it turned into a fun morning session.
Perfect tide and perfect size waves for racetrack at dawn this morning. There was some water moving down from the peak which give a little bump, but very long rides all the way to the big rock. As the tide dropped, the waves got faster and a bit sucky, but already had a few good ones by then. Light offshore winds which is typical for October. Swell size looks good all this week, and into next week.
Unusually small surf for September, perfect for novice surfers. Even on the smallest days, there are always shoulder-head high waves at Uluwatu. Today was perfect for beginner and intermediate surfers, as small easy waves and uncrowded. When the swell is this size the locals and good surfers, tend to take the day off, and that just left a small crew of improvers. One key aspect to improve your suring, is ride time and there is plenty of that at Bali’s premier surf spot, as the ride is very long.
Swell size is a bit smaller today and quite a strong offshore. The weekend crowds have gone, and it was very much a pandemic crowd out there today. Tides are smaller so slower moving and was the right tide for the whole session. Waves were a bit slow coming, but worth the wait as there were a few very long rides on the racetrack. Racetrack is a great name as it describes the wave very well.