Imagine waking up in the middle of a tropical garden, the day just gets up, there is no noise outside. You scooter across the rice fields to the spot, join the peak and attend the sunrise, waiting for the perfect wave. This is what awaits you if you decide to go on a surf trip on the island of the gods.
Beyond the world-class waves, you will also find a unique pace of life, a rich culture, a friendly and welcoming local population and above all incredible and varied landscapes. From rice terraces to active volcanoes, turquoise waters from Amed to the cliffs of Bukit, black sand beaches to remote temples ... Bali is not only a paradise for skiing but also offers a guaranteed change of scenery.
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Indonesia is a destination at the end of the world, so it's important to choose the right time to enjoy it. The best surf season in Bali runs from May to September, with a peak of optimum conditions from June to August. The swell from the Indian Ocean is longer, stronger and more consistent. From Kuta to Uluwatu, the ocean offers incredible surf days at this time. But it is also possible to surf during the rainy season, on the other side of the island, between Sanur and Nusa Dua. The daily rain shows another face of Bali. The atmosphere and the colors change, and especially the spots are much less crowded.
By paying a little attention to its expenses, a stay in Bali can be very inexpensive. You can find cozy guesthouses and close spots at affordable prices - between 6 and 20 euros depending on the standard, if you sleep in dormitory or private room - eat for 2 to 5 euros in local warungs, drink a beer for 2 euros, rent a scooter for 3 euros a day and a board for 3 euros the 2 hours. However, beware of the temptations: there are many very good restaurants, shopping spots and bars and nightclubs that will soon be right for your savings!
On the surfing side, the Bukit peninsula offers an incredible landscape with vertiginous cliffs that plunge into the turquoise water. Be careful though, beginners abstain. The waves are technical and the reef rather nasty for who it rubs. Beginners and intermediate surfers will prefer the sandy bottoms of the beaches of the southeast. From "white water" you want it for beginners and beautiful "glassy greens" for the most assertive, that's what awaits you from Kuta to Canggu. In detail, here are the most famous spots according to your level:
Many companies make the connections between Europe and Bali. Flights to the capital of Denpasar are numerous and inexpensive if you go ahead. You will stop at Doha, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok. Note that some companies do not charge for the transport of surfboards: be sure to inquire before booking your ticket! On arrival, the visa is free and valid for 30 days. It is also possible to pay a visa extension to extend your stay by an additional 30 days. It will then be necessary to contact an agent on site to validate the extension.
During your stay in Bali, you will experience a unique lifestyle. Watchword ? Freedom. You will ride a scooter all over the island, your board stuck in the rack, live barefoot boardshort, salty skin and hair in the wind, enjoy beautiful sunsets while enjoying a Bintang from the famous bars for surfers - the Single Fin at Uluwatu or Oldmans at Canggu. You will recover strength in a local warung with a good Nasi Goreng before going on a crazy night of celebration. Here again, you will have the choice, between the atmosphere "American Pie" with the Australian sauce of Kuta, the luxury of Semyniak or the atmosphere hipster and a bit badass of Canggu.
It is not for nothing that Bali is called the island of the gods. Here you will have access to an incredibly rich culture, marked by Hinduism, ceremonies, dances, rituals and Balinese belief in karma. The kindness of the locals is not fake, they are perfectly happy to welcome you to their land and will do everything to make your stay enjoyable. Between two surf sessions, do not hesitate to drive in the land by scooter, looking for the most beautiful temples, waterfalls, rice fields, snorkelling spots ... not to mention the islands of Lombok, Gili or Nusa Penida that you will put your eyes full.