1st January 2019
2018 INDO "PEAK SEASON" WAS BEST IN DECADES
The 2018 Dry Season saw excellent waves at all Bali's West coast surf spots, with offshore winds starting early April. Spots like Uluwatu, Padang-Padang, Kuta Beach and Canggu were all perfect, with three back-to back XL, XXL and XL swells during July. Between major swells saw plenty of fun head high days for the average surfer. Keramas on the other side enjoyed glassy mornings even during peak season. Crowds are at their lowest right now, in the middle of the Wet Season. Expect 2 inches of rain daily in January and February. Usually from April to October each year the surf pumps, the sun shines with perfect offshore winds for month after month. So plan your 2019 Early Season Indo surf trip now!
We might learn a little from the last few years: Bali's 2016, 2017 and 2018 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 clean and glassy. Then June kicked in with ultra-high tides and massive swells. July saw the XXL swell create solid 15 foot plus waves at Uluwatu, with the longest waves ever ridden there using jetski take-offs. There were maxing 10-12 foot waves at Padang-Padang, then again in August and September. And remember, 2017'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. It went quiet most of 2018, but smoked again 30 December 2018. Although Bali skies are 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 & Humid 25-33º C/ 85-95º F