Surfing Holidays – When to Come, What to Do and Where to Go
If you’re a surfer, then at some point in your life you’ve considered making a trip to Indonesia and surfing Bali. Boasting over 20 excellent-quality breaks, Bali is a Surfer’s paradise and is the starting point for every Indonesian surf tour. Legend has it that Bali was discovered as a surfing destination by a group of hard-core Aussie surfers in the 60′s, but in fact people have been surfing in and around Indonesia since the 1930s, although Aussie surfers were the ones to bring high-quality equipment to Bali. Below you’ll find a list of some of the places to visit, when to go and what do do while you’re in Bali. SO what are you waiting for? Book your Bali Accommodation, grab your board and let’s go surfing, man!
When to Come
According to Surfing Bali, a comprehensive Indonesian surfing website, Bali is most popular in August but is generally agreeable all through the year:
“Bali is blessed by nature with a short, hot wet season and a longer, cooler, dry season and tourists flock here all year round. Many tourists choose to arrive in the dry season – which nowadays appears to cover a longer period from April to late November. The busiest period is during the holiday season of August, which is also the coolest month on this Island of the Gods.”
Having said this, the best time to surf in Bali is between April and October, when the roaring 40′s produce solid swells.
What to Do
Well, apart from the obvious, which is surf until you can hardly stand, there are several ways to amuse yourself in Bali and soak in everything that these majestic and beautiful islands have to offer. You can take in a Balinese temple and feel the centering power of the people’s spirituality wash over you. You can also get lost in nature, with rice fields, rain forests and lush countryside at your doorstep. For the more lively party-goers, Bali does not disappoint, with a roaring tourist trade and fantastic nightlife.
Where to Go
In terms of surf, you can’t go past the reefs of Kuta, Uluwatu and Nusa Dua. Bali also has some fantastic beach breaks, which are less likely to cause injury to less-experienced surfers, and anyone who’s ever been caught out on a reef will attest that it is not a pleasant experience!
Bali Hotels are some of the best value and most hospitable in the world, so your full day of surfing can be topped off with a cocktail by the pool or a relaxing massage to help those tired muscles! There are plenty of package deals available, so you can make the most of everything that spectacular Bali has to offer. Ridgy Didge!