Surfing in Seminyak Bali has to be one of the best experiences to try out when you’re on the perfect little island. As there are a number of options for a resort in Bali, looking for accommodation in close proximity to the shimmering waters of the Indian Ocean won’t be an issue. When you’re staying at a property near the beach, you should prepare to spend at least a whole day on the beach or riding the waves. Bali seas are ideal for beginners and surfing pros. If you’re interested in trying surfing for the first time, look for a local surfing school along the beach side that will provide you with a trainer and surfing boards.
Uluwatu Beach is probably the most famous place to catch some major waves while in Bali – easily recognised by its crowded shores. The Peak, located at the front of the famous cave, is the most consistent wave type. The Racetrack is popular with tube riders while Outside Corner has big swells or low tide, which should only be tried by experienced surfers. The best season to go surfing in Uluwatu is from August to Sepetember, where the waves are exceptionally high. Impossible, located below Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort attracts moderately skilled surfers who are not as advanced to handle the big beautiful waves of Uluwatu. There are two main take off points near the top and bottom where surfers are advised to be cautionary while surfing there as it can be highly unpredictable.
Kuta beach is probably the best for beginners due to its average wave height and soft tides. As Kuta Beach is a popular beach town and famous for night life, there are plenty of lifeguards around the beach areas. Canggu beach is more suited for trained surfers, who are skilled at standing on their boards. Located in close distance to Seminyak, Canggu draws both experienced surfers and beginners to try out its soft and medium waves- depending on the tides.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.