Bali offers various surf spots all over the island! Bali should be on your list whether you're a total beginner and never even touched a board or if you're a pro looking for some barrels and you want to work on your backflip skills! We talk about the west and east coast when choosing the perfect Bali surf spots for you.
The west coast has perfect waves in the dry season, which is typically from April to November. From our Canggu camp, which is located in the western part of Bali, you can access our home break “Old Man” within a few minutes walking. Our Seminyak camp is just a stone's throw from spots as “Kudeta”, “Gado Gado” or “Nixoma”.
You should take the time to visit the famous surf spot Uluwatu, which is located on the Bukit peninsula, the southern part of beautiful Bali. “Ulus” sports the perfect left-hander break, and when the largest swell hits Bali it turns into big-wave surfing. Our Camps in Bukit and Uluwatu offer quick access to all the spots in the Bukit: “Padang Padang”, “Dreamland”, “Bingin” to name just a few.
Perfect waves are available almost every day in Bali, but the east coast offers better conditions in the so-called wet season from December to March. Grab your board and let our drivers bring you to stunning spots like the “Mushroom”, “Green Bowl” or “Sanur Reef”. Your Kima Surf experts compiled a list of 37 highly recommendable Bali surf spots for you, ranging from easy to hard within our Six-Star session planner with detailed information on the type, best season and the nearest camps.
To directly answer the most asked question for safety tips when surfing in Bali: Are there sharks in Bali? Yes, there are BUT according to the statistics and compared to all the surf spots around the world, Bali is one of the safest places to surf. The existing White Tip and Black Tip Reef Sharks in Bali are pretty shy and there haven't been any serious, let alone fatal, shark attacks in Bali so far.
But what to do if you see a shark when you're in the water? Of course, without any doubts, leave the water as quickly and as calmly as possible and avoid excessive splashing or noises.
Besides that, there are some more safety tips when surfing in Bali that we can give you to always stay safe in the water:
By following these safety tips, you can fully enjoy the incredible waves Bali has to offer. Remember, surfing is not just about riding waves; it's also about respecting the ocean and the local community that shares it.
So, wax up your board, put on your sunscreen, and catch those Bali waves. Happy surfing!