Balian rivermouth, 3 hours drive from Kuta. Photo Troy Roennfeldt,
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Pronounced Bali-ahn which means magic healer. A very peaceful rivermouth left and right peak, rolling for 200 metres over round river rocks. Cops heaps of swell, rarely under 4 foot and often bigger than Uluwatu, so gets crowded when small.

It takes close to 3 hours driving from Kuta to Tabanan, on to Soka, then follow the coast 6km and turn left just past Sacred River Resort.

Trade winds blow side-shore, so arrive at sunrise, or stay over night at the superb Gajah Mina Resort. There are rumours of other rarely surfed breaks nearby. Go exploring! Another 20 minutes drive north brings you to Medewi.

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