Bali Tides

Welcome to our Kima Surf tide calendar for Bali! Whether planning a surf session or simply enjoying Bali's pristine beaches, understanding the local tide times is essential. Our real-time tide charts provide accurate and up-to-date information, ensuring you catch the perfect wave or find the ideal beach spot. Stay informed and make the most of your Bali beach experience with our Bali tide guide.

How to read a Tide Chart

A tide chart shows the daily rise and fall in surface water levels. Normally, there are two high tides and two low tides every day. High tide predicts the water level at its highest point, whereas low tide predicts the water level at its lowest point. The difference between high tide and low tide is called the tidal range. In some areas, the difference between high and low tides may not be so noticeable. In other areas, it can be quite stark. Being able to read a tide chart, understand the tide heights and when high or low tides occur will help you decide the best time to go surfing. A well-timed session can make all the difference in catching that perfect wave.

Tide information can be displayed in different formats, such as graphs or tables. Viewing the tides in a graph gives you a better sense of the rise and fall of water. So how to read a tide chart correct?

First, you have to choose the date and time. The date is usually displayed on the top of the chart. On the bottom axis the time. Tides change daily, so there's no point in looking at today's data if you're not planning to go surfing today. The height and expected changes throughout the day are shown as a curve on the chart. You can recognize the high tides by the peaks, while the valleys represent the low tides. These are the moments when the ocean is at its extremes.

In order to read a tide chart correctly, you need to know that chart datum is the average of low tide heights for the area, not the ocean floor. It doesn't tell you how far up the beach that water will reach horizontally. For example, a high tide of 7 feet (2 meters) means the tide will be 7 feet high than the average low water mark.