Looking a swell chart for Bali we can see a nice size swell on its way in. Over the weekend Uluwatu will be enjoying a steady 7.5ft swell height, at 13-14 second intervals. The best is yet to come though and as of Monday the predicted swell height will reach 10.5ft at 16 second intervals, maxing out on Thurday with a 12ft swell height.
This time of year the winds are coming out of the SE, with ther swell direction coming out of the SW. On the western Bukit, home of the classic breaks such as Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Bingin and others, this provides those left handers with ideal conditions. Later around Octover the wind starts to change and the eastern Bukit and east coast breaks are the ones to go for.
Beginning surfers should all start out at reputable surf school in Kuta / Legian such as Pro Surf, Rip Curl, Bali Learn To Surf or Palu. Breaks for beginning/intermediate surfers who are a bit rusty include Kuta Beach, Halfway, Canggu, Dreamland and Balangan at high tide.
With the great selection of accommodation and wonderful places to eat (check out Ultimo in Seminyak…a bargain!), Bali has to be the world’s best surfing destination.