Following on from our guides to the top five beginner waves in Bali and the top five intermediate waves in Bali we now shift our attention to the more experienced surfers, with all these waves close to our surf camps in Bali.
As an advanced surfer you will be hunting out the best spots
on the island for your adrenaline fix. So if you like big, hollow and shallow
waves then read our guide below to the top five advanced waves in Bali.
Racetracks is the inside section found to the right of the
cave at Uluwatu. Working best on a low to mid tide at around 4-8 foot, this
lefthander offers up incredible barrels breaking over an extremely shallow
coral reef. Some sections can be knee deep so bring your reef boots for this
spot. The spot also gets crowded with locals dominating the line up, so keep
your eyes peeled when paddling into a wave here.
Without a doubt the best wave on the Island, with folklore
saying the wave is so good they named it twice! Starts to show its teeth from
about 4–5 foot but can hold up to 12-15 foot! This left hander provides world
class barrels that offers up two chances to pull in.
The first section offers a
barrel straight from take-off after which you have chance to whip in a turn and
readjust for the extremely hollow end section, where the wave bottoms out and
spits you out into the channel.
Watch the video below to see this magical wave in action.
Photo by: Padang
Padang Surf Camp
This short left hander can throw out some of the widest
barrels for its size of any wave on the island. The rides are short, lasting
for about 50m, but churn out mechanical waves constantly. Due to this and the
take-off spot being so small it can be super crowded.
Best on a falling tide
but can get extremely shallow at low tide, with the wrong move resulting in
days picking urchin spikes out of your skin!
In a land of left hand waves, Keramas is a paradise for
regular footed surfers. This right hand wave breaks over a rocky and patchy
reef with a scattering of sand that offers up rides of 100m.
between mid and high tide, the wave itself allows for a heavy barrel straight
after take-off before walling up allowing for a few turns or snaps before
pulling in again for the inside section.
A great place to take the other half
as she can watch you surf from the comfort of one of the many pool bars that
line the beach.
Photo by: Mondo
Surf Life Style
This mechanical right hander is situated on Bali’s
neighbouring island Nusa Lembongan. It’s best to head here for a day trip or
spend a couple of days here when the swell starts to max in Bali.
working at head high and can hold double overhead, churning out 50–100m waves
that can give you some really deep barrels. A dangerous spot to surf due to the
currents that tear through either side of the reef alongside buoys, fishing
traps and sea weed farms!
Top Five Advanced Waves In Bali
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