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Surfing in Bali
Bali is a magic island in the centre of Indonesia. Most people who have visited Bali will want to return one day. The friendliness of the local population, combined with the Asian culture, adds a special atmosphere to this place.
However, on account of intense tourism the western influence is still highly visible. Bali is an ideal place to get to know Indonesia’s perfect waves and its culture.
Boredom is never a factor here as besides the good surfing conditions Bali is also known for its diversified leisure time activities. There is the chance to visit the primeval forests, go volcano trekking, horse riding, diving, shopping or just relax.
On Bali there is something suitable for everybody and that’s why it’s a perfect holiday destination for the whole family.
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Bali has a tropical climate all year round. The air is pleasantly warm and relatively humid. The rainy season, with increased precipitation from November to April, is characterised by short but violent showers.
The dry season lasts from May to October. Generally, the east coast and the southeast of Bali are drier, because the monsoon rain is blocked by mountains in the middle of the island.
Bali is one of the best know surfing destinations in the world. Powerful ground swells, travelling the long distance from the Antarctic hit Bali’s coasts perfectly.
In the west, some beginner beach breaks can be found but the real surfing action happens on the Bukit peninsula, where some of the world’s best waves like Uluwatu, Padang Padang or Impossible’s break over sharp corral reef.
Therefore this region is for advanced surfers only but in general, there are so many different waves on Bali that every kind of surfer will find something suitable. And those who spend some time looking around may possibly find one of Bali’s magic and un-crowded waves.
Best surfing season for beginners: From September to May
Best surfing season for advanced surfers: From June to October
Crowds: Bad during summertime
Most travellers land in the south of the island, at the Ngurah Rai airport (DPS) in Denpasar. Bali has connections several times per week from many Asian cities. Particularly there are also direct connections to Australia and other Indonesian Airports.
The other possibilities to get to the island are the ferries between Java or Lombok and Bali.
Once there it is recommended to organise a driver who often acts as a guide as well. At the beginning of a trip this is absolutely necessary, as many roads and towns are not signposted.
For short distances, motorbikes are very popular. Some rental motorbikes bikes already have a rack for the transport of surfboards.