The Best Surf Spots in Bali

Published on October 23, 2023

Bali is a surfer's paradise, with stunning beaches and warm water year-round. The island offers a variety of surf spots for all levels of surfers, from beginners to experts. Here are what we believe the best surf spots in Bali:


Uluwatu Beach

Uluwatu Beach is Bali's most famous surf spot, known for its long, fast waves that break over shallow coral reefs. The waves at Uluwatu can reach up to 10 feet and are best for experienced surfers.


Padang Padang Beach

Located just south of Uluwatu, Padang Padang is home to the yearly Rip Curl Cup. Also known for its long tube rides, as well as its sharp reef bottoms, it offers some of the best barrels in Bali. Padang Padang’s waves are fast and powerful and are best for advanced surfers.


Bingin Beach 

Bingin is a consistent left-hand reef break that is perfect for intermediate to advanced surfers. Secluded, clear water, cliffs, and perfect waves are a good description. Good to know is that to access the beach, you’ll need to climb down a set of steep stairs.



Canggu is a popular surf spot for both beginners and advanced surfers. Canggu has 3 different breaks which you can find in Batu Bolong, Echo Beach, and Berawa Beach. The waves at Canggu are fun and consistent, with a mix of beach breaks and reef breaks.


Kuta Beach

Kuta Beach is Bali's original surf spot and is best for beginner surfers. The waves at Kuta Beach are small and gentle, making it the perfect spot for beginners to take a surf lesson.


Medewi Beach

Located on Bali's west coast, Medewi is a left-hand point break that offers long, mellow waves. The waves at Medewi are best for intermediate to advanced surfers. Renting booties is a tip, because the reef can sometimes be very sharp.


Keramas Beach

Keramas is a fast and hollow right-hand reef break that is best for expert surfers. Mainly known for its rippable walls and hi-fi surfing. A great reef break on a classic, black-sand beach.


Nusa Dua Beach

Nusa Dua is an open-ocean reef break that is best for intermediate surfers. This stunning location has a stretch of white sandy beaches all with right-hand breaks.


Balangan Beach

Balangan is a beautiful white-sand beach with a left-hand reef break that is best for intermediate surfers. The waves at Balangan are mellow and fun, with a stunning scenery. The beach stretches for over 200 meters, making it also perfect for relaxing and sunbathing afterwards.


Green Bowl Beach

Green Bowl is located on Bali's south coast. The beach can only be accessed by climbing down a steep staircase, but the effort is worth it. Because of the uneasy access it is pretty quiet. The waves at Green Bowl are fast and hollow and are best for advanced surfers.

In conclusion, Bali offers some of the best surf spots in the world, with something for everyone, from beginners to experts. Whether you're looking for long, fast waves or mellow beach breaks, Bali has it all. So, if you're a surfer, make sure to add these top surf spots to your Bali itinerary.


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