Bali is a really really great place for a surf trip. It has so many great waves, great weather and warm water temperatures. Bali is a great place to visit and a fantastic surfing destination. There are surf breaks here to suit beginners through to the experienced surfers and the tropical climate and warm waters make it a must stop on your world surf tour.
The surf is just classic around the Bukit Peninsular – directly south from Dempasar. Kuta is the main gateway to many of these breaks and has plenty of cheap accommodation but beware – you will get hassled 24/7. Kuta Beach is a popular beach for tourists and surfers alike and the lineup here can get pretty hectic. The list of top surf spots nearby reads like a surfers dream list. Dreamland, Uluwatu and Padang Padang to name a few. If you have never heard of them you will almost certainly seen a picture of one of them in a surfing magazine.
Bali picks up the swells from the Southern Ocean and from April to November will see consistent surf of up to 12 ft. This is also the dry season so its the best time to come. That said the rest of the rear still receives surf from 2-6ft. It is boardshorts all year round so don’t forget your sunscreen.
Surfers have been traveling to Bali for years and the surf scene is now well established. There are plenty of surf shops if you need to restock equipment.