Bukit Peninsula has been a popular destination for surfers since the early
1970s. It is one of Southeast Asia’s best surfing beaches and is considered
among the top ten surfing spots in the world.
Experienced surfers report that Bali surf is superior to any along the US
West Coast. The most favorable tides come in during the full and new lunar
Go early in the morning to catch the best waves. A good time to surf is in
the dry season from April to October, when the water temperature is in the
70s F. October to April brings the least favorable conditions; it is the
rainy season, when the water temperature is in the 80s F and strong winds
blow. July and August are the best times to surf, when the swells are most
Some of the best beaches for surfing:
This spot is well off the main roads but is a beautiful, white-sand surfing
beach. Be sure to walk up to Look-out Point for a grand panorama over Bukit
and the airport.
Bingin [hollow left-handers]
A great place for surfing. Medium to low tides bring the best surf.
This is a nice place for surfing and the beach is also quite nice.
Suluban [the best left-handers]
Also known as Ulu, this may be the island’s most famous and most crowded
surfing spot, with straight-line swells sometimes reaching eight meters in
This beach might remind you of Baywatch. Lifeguards patrol during daylight
The break in the front of the Grand Bali Beach Hotel offers fast, good-size
rides, but only about 25 days a year. When the conditions are right, you’ll
find a hollow right break of four or five meters. Beware the strong current.
A big attraction for the serious surfer. Three of the most deadly breaks in
the world can be found here. This beach is on the west side of the island
and is not crowded with surfers.