Kuta Beach Breaks

Maddi, Halfway Kuta.  Photo thanks David Deckers
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The softest sand-bottom waves in Bali. Usually the smallest waves on the island, so Kuta is the best place for beginners and less experienced surfers. The long fast walls are a fun and exciting alternative to the dangers of surfing over sharp coral reefs.

High Tide is usually better, with peaks starting from out front of the Hard Rock Hotel all the way to Legian 2Km north. Halfway is the most consistent peak, opposite the Istana Rama Hotel, 50 metres north of Poppies Lane 2. With an 8 foot swell on dead low tide, Halfway delivers superb sand-dredging tubes for experts.

You can rent surfboards, chairs and umbrellas on the long stretch of beach from Tuban to Kuta, to Legian and Seminyak. Lessons from the Pro Surf School. Crowds of Japanese and Balinese surfers flock to Halfway every day, so if it’s too crowded walk a few hundred metres north, there is often a less crowded bank just before Jalan Melasti. If Kuta is too small, Legian is always at least 2 feet bigger, sometimes more.

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