Surf Report

1st September 2018


There have been excellent waves on Bali's West coast during 2018's Dry Season, with offshore winds since early April. Spots like Uluwatu, Padang-Padang, Kuta Beach and Canggu have all been perfect, with three back-to back XL, XXL and XL swells during July. Between major swells has seen plenty of fun head high days for the average surfer. Keramas on the other side has enjoyed glassy mornings during peak season. Crowds are at their maximum right now, especially after July's Mega XXL swell, but Late Season could see a lot less crowds now "everyone's had their fix" and spent their holiday savings. Usually from April to October each year the surf pumps, the sun shines with perfect offshore winds for month after month. July's Mentawai yacht trips scored insane huge waves which will be filling magazines over the next few months. So plan your Late Season Indo surf trip now! Or maybe come in the less crowded Off Season (Dec-March) or Early Season 2019?

We might learn a little from the last couple of years: Bali's 2016 and 2017 peak surf seasons started earlier than usual, with some great uncrowded sessions all over Indo starting in late February to early March. Last year April and May were especially good and glassy. Then June kicked in with ultra-high tides and massive swells. July saw solid 8-10 foot swells at Padang-Padang, then again in August and September. And remember, last year's El Nino conditions delivered epic "Best Waves of a Lifetime" with two huge swells in October and November, proving Indo can always turn it on. Full details of what to expect are in the latest update of the Indo Surf and Lingo Guidebook

* October 2015 saw many Bali flights cancelled due to Volcanic ash from nearby East Java and Lombok. Then in September 2017 Bali's Gunung Agung volcano started to rumble and smoke for the first time since 1963. Although Bali skies are 100% clear now, make sure you get Travel Insurance the same day you book any flights, yachts or hotels. Then you'll be covered for any unexpected future delays or expenses if another Volcano kicks up cancelling flights, or you or a close family member "break a leg" and you have to cancel your trip before you even leave home! 

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Our Book's exclusive Bali Wave Size Prediction Chart  makes it easy for you to plan where to surf each day, in waves that suit your ability. If it's 15 foot at Uluwatu, the chart tells you where to find easy 4 foot waves. All you need is board shorts, sun block and Indo Surf and Lingo  to guide the way! Get your copy now.

Water Temp: Very Warm 25º C/ 80º F. Air Temp: Hot & Sunny 25-33º C/ 85-95º F

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