10 Best Surf Spots In Bali, Indonesia

surf spots in bali

Bali is an amazing and inimitable island in Indonesia and is best known for its rice fields, sandy beaches, water sports and active volcanos. If you are looking for exhilarating and amazing places to visit, then you can start off at Uluwatu temple, a Hindu temple with captivating ocean vistas, Seminyak beaches, Mount Batur which is an active volcano and a famous site for mountain climbing, and the laid-back beaches and Pura Blanjong in Sanur. There are a number of restaurants serving amazing dishes and pubs, clubs, and bars with fantastic nightlife experience. Bali is also known for its surfing spots. Come and take a look at these amazing 10 best surf spots in Bali, Indonesia.

1. Medewi

If you are looking for a spot for you to catch that perfect wave, then find your way to Medewi for an absolutely amazing surfing experience. Enjoy the water as it becomes curved mirrors rising as high as 10 feet (3 meters), perfect for performing acrobatic stunts. Medewi is not only an ideal surfing spot, but also has a number of amazing beaches, restaurants, and pubs that you can visit after an amazing surfing experience in the Indian Ocean.


Address: Medewi, Negara, Indonesia

2. Kuta

Kuta Beach is located in an idyllic location just a few minutes to the Ngurah Rai International Airport. Not only do you get access to the amazing beach, but you also enjoy a captivating ocean view with huge waves that are just right for surfing. There are a number of lavish fine dining restaurants, accommodation, and shopping areas that you can visit and explore. Visit Kuta and try out your surfing skills if you think you can beat the waves.


Address: Kuta 80361, Indonesia

3. Dreamland

Renowned for its dangerous shore breaks, this majestic beach is perched on Bukit Peninsula in Bali. Dreamland Beach is a surfer’s paradise due to the amazing waves that form the perfect arena for surfers to go to battle as they showcase their skills hitting wave after wave. There are basic accommodations, cafes, and pubs for day visitors and surfers to enjoy as they rejoice in their long-awaited vacation. Dreamland Beach is hands down the must-go-to surfer’s vacation spot.


Address: Jl. Raya Pecatu Bukit Jimbaran | Bukit Peninsula, Kuta 80363, Indonesia

4. Uluwatu

Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Nazir Amin used under CC BY-SA 2.0

This hilly limestone region and namesake to the cliff-top temple, Uluwatu is best known for its picturesque and modish resorts and villas. This stunning beach also features thrilling waves that attract local and international surfers who come to test their skills and at the same time enjoy an amazing vacation. The nightlife in Uluwatu is just breathtaking. There are a number of restaurants that are a must visit, thanks to the flavorsome delicacies and exotic cuisines prepared and served here.


Address: Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

5. Balangan

Come join or watch as the surfers hit wave after wave showcasing their skills. If you are a beginner, no worries, the surfers are friendly enough to give you one or two tips on how to get started. At the right position on the cliff, you can get an amazing and captivating view of the ocean and the beautiful beach. The beach has many spots where you can sit and sunbathe as you watch the surfers enjoy their time. Visit the local restaurant, shops, and pubs and enjoy a fantastic time as you get to know each other while making new surfing buddies.


Address: Balangan, Kuta 80361, Indonesia

6. Nusa Lembongan

Blue Lagoon,Nusa Lembongan-Bali
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If you are looking for some time on quiet beaches or aching for a more private surf break not crowded by other surfers, then take a 30-minute ferry ride to the Nusa Lembongan. Not only does this surfers’ spot has the best surfing waves, but there are also a number of lovely guesthouses, breathtaking sunset spots, hidden coves, and stunning boutique resorts. The beach offers the perfect spot for you to relax as you read your novel while sipping your drink or just sunbathe as you enjoy your vacation.

Nusa Lembongan

Address: Jungutbatu, Nusapenida, Klungkung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

7. Keramas

Keramas Beach
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Rise up and rush to the Keramas beach and be the first to catch the early morning tide and waves that will give you an exhilarating surfing experience. Be among the skilled surfers as you sharpen and showcase your surfing skills. Sample some of the exquisite cuisines prepared at the local restaurants or enjoy an amazing night out as you get to join in the fun at the local bars and pubs around. There a number of basic and modish resorts and vacation rentals available to accommodate every visitor that comes here whether you are a local or international tourist.


Address: Jalan Pantai Keramas, Keramas, Blahbatuh 80551, Indonesia

8. Green Bowl

Green bowl
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Home to two unique and large limestone caves that shelter small rock shrines, the Green Bowl in Bali is considered to be a surfer’s haven. It is one of the most secluded beaches in Bali and attracts most surfers who are adventurous and prefer uncrowded waves. There are a number of exotic resorts and villas around for visitors and die-hard surfers to stay and private beaches where you can enjoy peace and tranquility either sunbathing or just simply enjoying the breathtaking views.

Green Bowl

Address: Ungasan 80361, Indonesia

9. Bingin

To put it in a few words, Bingin is a stunning beach with breathtaking Indian Ocean views. The waves are perfectly tuned making the best ground for surfers to enjoy their time. This amazing beach is situated in Pecatu village, south of Bali near the Uluwatu Temple and only 30 minutes’ away from the Denpasar Airport. What makes Bingin the perfect location is its strategic location being close to other popular surfing spots such as Suluban, Padang-Padang, Uluwatu, and Dreamland. Come and enjoy the best surfing spots while staying in the lavish villas and resorts around.


Address: Pecatu, Indonesia

10. Suluban

suluban beach
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Visit this stunning hidden cave beach located near Uluwatu in Bali. Home to a unique coastline with beautiful beaches, Suluban beach is hidden by the natural limestone foundations that can be accessed through narrow gaps in the rocks. Although it’s not an ideal place for you to sunbathe, it makes an excellent surfing location due to the fact that it is characterized by amazing waves, perfect for surfing. It is also conveniently located close to other popular surfing destinations such as the Uluwatu and Padang-Padang. Famous locations with stunning hotels and villas such as the Jimbaran and Kuta are easily accessible via motorbike, shuttle or a taxi.


Address: Jalan Pantai Suluban, Pecatu, Indonesia

The perfect surfing destination

If you are a die-hard for surfing or you just want to learn surfing, them these beaches will offer you an amazing experience as you enjoy your vacation in a beautiful beach resort surrounded by amazing restaurants and pubs.

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