Bali South Coast

Bali’s exposed south coast is usually too big to surf. Chances are you will only surf here because everywhere else is "flat", but this area is not for learners ~ even when everywhere else is "too small to surf" the South Coast can have powerful thick 4 to 8 foot sets. This coast has undergone massive changes since its early days as a few remote secret spots, with a highway now circling cliff tops. There are no beach-side resorts or roads as the cliffs are too steep and close to the ocean. Next to the huge Bali Cliff hotel Green Ball is down a few hundred ridiculously steep steps,. A few kimometres west is Nyang Nyang, also only accessed down a difficult steep goat track scrambling on the edge of the cliff face. It's even harder to climb back up again.  

Arrive early before any wind. Be careful of the currents, especially as the tide sucks out on full moons. 

Don’t surf the south coast alone  

there is no land between here and Antarctica

 

 

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Green Ball

Photo Dick Hoole

Green Ball, on Bali’s exposed south coast, is usually too big to surf. It has undergone massive changes since its early days as a remote secret spot, with a highway to the huge Bali Cliff hotel.

Hundreds of steps lead down the steep cliff to a thick right reef break, good up to 8 feet, but often too wild and unpredictable. The waves here are very powerful, facing directly into the open ocean.
So for experienced surfers only.

Arrive early before any wind. Be careful of the currents, especially as the tide sucks out on full moons. 

Nyang Nyang

Photo Jon Huberman

Pronounced N-Young N-Young. Always has swell, but usually too big to surf safely. Normally only visited when everywhere else goes flat as it is difficult to get down the dangerous goat track that winds down the cliff face. 

Arrive early to get it glassy before any wind picks up.
A thick right reef break with a sometimes left on the opposite side of an extremely treacherous channel with some weird currents.

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Indo Surf & Lingo Checklist

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