15 BEST Beaches in Bali for Surfing - 2021 (Photos & Reviews)
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Vacationers hunting for rolling reef breaks and spotless beaches in Bali for surfing scroll on! Besides being the honeymooners’ paradise, Bali is highly cherished by the adventure enthusiasts. Riding the rolling waves is a skill worth learning and if you are already a pro in taming the tides then head to the beaches like Padang Padang, Uluwatu, Balangan, Echo beach etc in Bali.

Picking up a sport like surfing in Bali is easy with a number of surfboard rental stores and surf schools along the shore. The sea is your playground and the world-class waves command your attention in Bali. There are ample options to master this skill in Bali, get acquainted with a surf expert and learn to dart all sorts of breaks.

The exotic surfing spots in Bali take your riding experience to the next level. Imagine maneuvering your board in large and powerful sea swells which are tough to break. Dodging waves in the crystal clear Indian ocean is a sport that is extremely appealing and difficult to ignore. 

Here is the list of Best Beaches in Bali for Surfing:


Uluwatu Beach

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Uluwatu Beach

Uluwatu beach is a pristine stretch of sand wedged between naturally formed cliffs. To reach the beach, one has to carefully walk on a steep staircase stowed in a huge rock by the sea.

Only the pro surfers should try their game on the waves at Uluwatu beach because the untamed sea becomes hard to handle on a board. It is one of the few surfing spots in Bali that is not for the faint-hearted.

Best time to surf: April to October or mid-November.

Charges: Rent a board for INR 250 or take lessons for INR 7000 to 10000.

Location: Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

How to Reach:  Pecatu village can be accessed by taxi.

Distance from Bali Airport: Approximately 23 KM

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Nusa Dua

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Nusa Dua

The long list of private and public beaches in Nusa Dua spoils you with options. From flawless horizon at Sawangan beach to the hidden stretches of Pandawa beach and Geger beach; Nusa Dua beaches has mushy waves which are enjoyed by the novice as well as the experts. Nusa Dua encompasses some of the best beaches in Bali for surfing.

Best time to surf
: November to March

: Surf for free if you have your own board.

: Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia

How to Reach
: Taxi from airport, public transport from Jimbaran and Kuta areas.

Distance from Bali Airport
: 40 KM ( Denpasar)

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Canggu Beach

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Canggu  Beach

The swells at Canggu beach plunge from major heights and do not collapse easily. This black sand beach in Bali is nestled somewhere between Seminyak and Tanah Lot temple. Canggu is famous for its lush rice paddies on the countryside and extravagant surf waves on the beach. It is one of the cherished beaches in Bali for surfing.

Best time to surf: March to November

Charges: INR 2000 to INR 5000 for lessons.

Location: Canggu village, North Kuta, District of Badung, Bali, Indonesia

How to Reach: A 45 minutes car ride from Ngurah airport and 20 minutes ride from Kuta beach.

Distance from Bali Airport: 18 KM ( Denpasar)
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Suluban Beach

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Suluban Beach

Fondly called the “Blue Point,” Suluban beach sprawls near to the Uluwatu and Padang Padang. The beach can be accessed by a set of stairs modelled out of the cliff and log slope.

Suluban beach is one of the hidden surfing spots in Bali with lovely reef breaks for pro surfers. The swells at Suluban beach can be noticed between 3 to 12 feet high; highly tempting for a surfer.

Best time to surf: March to November

Charges: INR 100 entrance fee for the beach. Surf for free if you have your own board.

Location: Jalan Mamo, Labuan Sait, Uluwatu

How to Reach: Taxi is the best bet to reach Suluban, it takes a 45 minutes-long drive from Kuta beach.

Distance from Bali Airport: 34 KM ( Denpasar)
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Padang Padang Beach

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Padang Padang Beach

Padang Padang is a deadly combination of the sea, the Sun and surfing. You will spot families and sea lovers sunbathing, splashing and reading under the shade of a parasol here while the local vendors sell refreshments and snacks to people.

The distant horizons and reef breaks lure the advanced surfers to Padang Padang which has become a hotspot for surfing. Right from surf lodges to upbeat cafes and shacks; everything is available at this beach.

Best time to surf: June to September

Charges: beach entrance fee- INR 50; Parking Charges: INR 20.

Location: Labuan Sait, Pecatu village, Jimbaran

How to Reach: Rent a motorbike or car to reach Padang Padang.

Distance from Bali Airport: 27 KM (Denpasar)
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Bingin Beach

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Bingin Beach

The beckoning coastal that produces the perfect swells to launch your boards is tucked away in a corner of Pecatu village in South Bali. Bingin is one of the best surfing spots in Bali and is flocked with surfers throughout the year.

Since it is an island beach the many cliff-top amphitheatrical views of the sea is unparalleled at Bingin.You can enjoy the reef breaks on a surfboard or can simply laze on the beach; the choice is yours.

Best time to surf: April to June

Charges: Take your own surfboard. Entry is free.

Location: Bingin Beach, Bali, Indonesia

How to Reach: Rent a motorbike or car to reach Bingin

Distance from Bali Airport: 20 KM (Denpasar)

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Keramas Beach

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Keramas Beach

This long beach sprawls over a distance of 1.8 kilometers and is a rare black sand beach in Bali. Not long enough when Keramas beach piqued the curiosity of vacationers, especially surfers who are interested in night surfing.

The right-hander waves in the sea at Keramas attract a major chunk of pro riders who are looking for an offbeat surf location.  Keramas is one of the remote beaches in Bali for surfing.

Best time to surf: December to February

Charges: No surfing rentals or lodges are available, bring your own surfboard. No entry charge.

Location: Keramas, Bali, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bengkulu, Indonesia

How to Reach: Take a cab or taxi.

Distance from Bali Airport: 35 KM (Denpasar)
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Balangan Beach

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Balangan Beach

Surfers hunting for the intimidating left-hander waves can thrill you to the core at Balangan. Balangan beach is a small half-kilometer stretch fringed with vegetation on one side and is dotted with several limestone cliffs.

The breaks at Balangan call for dedicated surfers who ace the sea like no one else. The golden sand on the shore hosts beachgoers and sunbathers relishing the million dollar view of the ocean.

Best time to surf: May to October (Dry season)

Charges: A surfboard can cost somewhere between INR 250 to INR 500 (Rent)

Location: Balangan Beach, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

How to Reach: Take a taxi or cab.

Distance from Bali Airport: Around 20 KM (Denpasar)
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Kuta Beach

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Kuta Beach

The dramatic narrow isthmus adjoining the western Bali to the rest of the state has got most of the Bali tourism on board. Kuta has a hip character due to the rise of resorts, hotels, shops in the last couple of years.

Kuta beach is located on the western end of this Isthmus and well-connected with other well-celebrated places of Bali. Kuta beach is an ideal surfing spot in Bali as well as a hub for tourist.

Best time to surf: November to March

Charges: Get a surfboard for around INR 250 to 300 (rent)

Location: Kuta Beach, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

How to Reach: Several public transport ply between the Airport and Kuta city.

Distance from Bali Airport: Around 5 KM (Denpasar)
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Medewi Beach

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Medewi Beach

This beach strip is peppered with rocks and small boulders and is situated in the western end of Bali. The rocky beach may not be ideal for sunbathing but the fat waves and undying swells convince you to run with your board into the sea.

Best time to surf: May to October

Charges: Bring your own board, no surf rentals available. No entry fee.

Location: Medewi Beach, Jl. Pantai Medewi, Medewi, Pekutatan, Jembrana Regency, Bali, Indonesia

How to Reach: 3 hours drive from Denpasar and 2.5 hours from Ngurah airport

Distance from Bali Airport: Around 35 KM (Denpasar)
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Green Bowl Beach

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Green Bowl Beach

Green Bowl beach is a hidden white sand stretch of 30 meters. Step down hundreds of stone stairs fixed and carved under a huge vegetated cove in the village of Ungasan to reach this less-touristy spot. Surfers are found completely soaked in and hooked to Green Bowl beach for its rapids and powerful breaks. Green bowl beach is one of the secluded beaches in Bali for surfing.

Best time to surf: November to March (wet season)

Charges: Take your own surfboard; the secluded beach doesn’t have a surf shop.

Location: Green Bowl Beach, Ungasan, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

How to Reach: Rent a car or take a taxi.

Distance from Bali Airport: Around 18 KM (Denpasar)
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Balian Beach

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Balian Beach

Paddling in and out on this remote beach is a pleasure a very few surfers enjoy. The strong current and the shallow reef at this beach electrifies every surfer who likes to challenge the sea. The beach life in Balian is laidback and relaxing which attracts backpackers from around the world. The beach is also famous for its incredible sunset hours.

Best time to surf: April to August.

Charges: surf camps are available on the beach. Rent boards at INR 250 onwards.

Location: Balian Beach, Lalanglinggah, West Selemadeg, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82162, Indonesia.

How to Reach: A cab is the best option.

Distance from Bali Airport: 60 KM approx. (Denpasar)
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Sanur Beach

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Sanur Beach

A white sand calm beach located east of Denpasar city offers an ultimate surf adventure for beginners as well as the advanced surfers. Sanur beach is the extreme end of Sanur village, appointed with powerful waves to ride on.

Formerly a fishing village, Sanur is still a hub to explore the local art and culture. The laidback character of this beach attracts solo travelers and backpackers in bulk who settle down for months at this place.

Best time to surf: December to February.

Charges: Get a board on rent from INR 300 onwards.

Location: Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

How to Reach: 15 minutes drive away from Denpasar airport, take a taxi or public transport like a Bus.

Distance from Bali Airport: Around 16 KM (Denpasar)
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Seminyak Beach

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Seminyak Beach

Famous for a throng of some upbeat beach resorts, and beachfront villas- Seminyak is an oasis to the ones seeking lavish pleasures and unhindered view of the sea. Surfing at Seminyak beach is considered a leisure activity and the sea throws soft swells at you. Ideal for learners and children as well. Seminyak beach is mostly considered a luxury hotspot for vacationers in Bali.

Best time to surf: March to November

Charges: The beach has ample surf schools and lodges. Rent starts from INR 300 onwards.

Location: Seminyak Beach, Bali, Indonesia

How to Reach: Can be accessed by private as well as public transport.

Distance from Bali Airport: Around 12 KM (Denpasar)
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Echo Beach

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Echo Beach

Locally known as Pantai Batu Mejan, Echo beach is one of the best surf beaches in Bali. The beachscape enables a 180-degree view of the surrounding. Think about shallow reefs, left-hander waves, and strong currents all the ingredients to invigorate the rush.

The swell rises between 3 to 8 feet during mid and high tides. The beach is quite secluded from the mainstream locations and is often challenging for surfers during strong currents.  

Best time to surf: November to March

Charges: Bring your own surfboard.

Location: Echo Beach, Jl. Pura Batu Mejan, Canggu, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

How to Reach: Rent a motorbike or take a taxi.

Distance from Bali Airport: Around 22 KM (Denpasar)
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