Guest Post by Michelle on Surfing in Bali
Bali is a tropical Indonesian island situated in the Java Sea, adjacent to the Philippines. The island boasts of volcanic mountains, famous rice paddies, scenic beaches and emerald reefs. The island, which is called the “Red Island” by locals is home to several religious sites like the cliffside, Uluwatu temple. To the south of Bali lies the coastal city of Seminyak, where there are many popular tourist bars. The island also houses several popular resorts like Nusa Dua, Sanur, Banyu and Seminyak.
There are many activities and sports that you can partake in if you plan on visiting Bali. One such activity is surfing. Surfing is quite an exotic sport, where people use their own board on the waves. Unlike swimming, surfing is more dangerous as it involves moving around with your body rather than just being held on to the board by your feet. However, if you plan on taking up surfing as a hobby, you should be sure to follow safety precautions like wearing a helmet, protective clothing and goggles. In addition to this, if you want to learn to surf, you should ensure that you are accompanied by a professional surf instructor.
If you are interested in learning to surf, you should consider Bali as your first option. The place is one of the best surfing hotspots in the world, due to the presence of several renowned surfing venues. Surfing in Bali usually requires you to go through a course or training. However, there are certain places in Bali where you can surf without having to attend any lessons. These areas are called “surf clubs” and they provide great surfing opportunities. Surf clubs usually have an experienced surfer who can give you guidance while you are learning the art of surfing. It is important that you check out a surf club in Bali before you start surfing because not all surf clubs are created equal and you want to make sure you are comfortable with the Surf Guide you choose for maximum enjoyment 🙂
Canggu is the ideal place to learn surfing in Bali because it has lots of information about surfing and all the beaches are very accessible. If you plan to go surfing in Canggu and want to take lessons, there are a number of organizations that offer surfing lessons.
Canggu has numerous options to get a surfing lesson. There are a number of local surf schools that offer such activities as surfing courses to beginners and surf school for advanced surfers. One can also avail surfing lessons through online resources, which are usually inexpensive. If you are keen on taking up surfing but are not sure where, to begin with, there are plenty of books available that will help you learn the basics of surfing. All one has to do is look for these books in bookstores or surf shops in your area. The books will offer you enough information to learn the basic skills of surfing and even go further to improve your skills and knowledge.
Once you start surfing, you will definitely enjoy your surfing experience. Canggu offers a variety of water sports which include surfing. The different kinds of water sports include white water skiing, banana boating, wakeboarding and jet skiing. These are popular in Thailand and there is always a great crowd cheering for these activities. If you are looking to spend a quiet day on the beach, then surf the waves in Canggu. You are certain to have a memorable experience.
The only surf-able stretch of sand along the entire island of Bali is a relatively short 15-kilometre stretch of coastline on the east side of Jambi Island. The rest of the coastline is flat, offering little opportunity for surfing. To access this stretch of beach, surfers will need to fly into Bali’s capital city, Denpasar; and make their way through the mountains to reach the south. The main surf break in this stretch is located at Medewi beach, which is situated near the village of Kuta. This small village is rarely visited by average tourists; but is famous in the surfing community as the epic left-handed surf break at Medewi Beach.
If you are looking for a fun family vacation in South-Eastern Malaysia, you can’t go wrong with Uluwatu. Situated on the west coast of the Bukit Peninsula, this island is an ideal destination for surfing. It has a number of beaches that offer a wide variety of surf breaks, such as The Racetrack and The Peak. These are not just perfect for beginners to intermediate surfers, as many of them are family-friendly and suitable for everyone. If you want to try your hand at surfing, head over to the Racetrack or The Peak. Both of these beaches are easy to find and provide good, reliable waves. But for beginners, it is better to head to The Racetrack. The other surf break in Uluwatu is Outside Corner.
With these surf breaks, you can choose between more challenging and easier ones. All of them offer good waves and are very popular. So you should definitely head to Uluwatu for a surf break.
Enjoy surfing in Bali – it is Epic!