Above: Balangan at 4 foot high tide, Photo Gory Spain.
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Balangan is a very fast left reef break, best on the highest or lowest tides of the month. Not a perfect wave, because most mid-tide waves tend to close out. Some surfers surf near the cliff, others surf the tail end. To get there turn right off the Uluwatu road into the road through the Suharto family owned “Pecatu Indah Resort”.

Lots of surf schools take absolute beginners there these days, so don't worry if it looks a bit crowded. Most are just floating around, not catching any waves over 3 foot high.

Balangan is probably Bali’s most beautiful and clean white sand beach, a great place to relax for a day. There is an unusual temple half-way along the beach with statues hidden by magic black and white checked cloth, representing the eternal conflict and balance between good and evil. Balangan may close out every 50 metres or so, but that 50 metres can be the fastest buzz you’ve ever had! Wear reef boots.

Our #1 Recommendation for Balangan

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