Uluwatu was the first top-tier surf spot in Indonesia to be found, and it was discovered via the air in the 1970s. Due to the caliber and consistency of the waves, which are perfect or almost perfect every day from March to November, it was and is still Bali’s most well-known surf spot.
Huge reef Uluwatu Surf, open to all swell directions, is situated beneath a breathtaking limestone cliff. While the party crowd prefers to see and be seen at Single Fin, the cool crowd goes down one level to the Edge for a perfect view of the surfing action. The area is a goofy-foot surfer’s nirvana with so many different peaks that turn on at different tides and swell sizes. In comparison to other surfing locations in Bali, Uluwatu Surf is the greatest.
Uluwatu Surf 5 main peaks
Temples shatter quickly and violently in relatively shallow water. There is typically a smaller crowd here because it takes so long to paddle up the reef, but only advanced-expert surfers are allowed to use it.
As Temples picks up a little bit more surf than the other sites further down the reef, it may be worthwhile to paddle along the reef on smaller days. This is one of the best Uluwatu surf spot.
The Bombie is set up way out back where it is exposed to the largest, most powerful sea surges and only targets them at times of the higher tide. If you’re heading to Bali and the swell is at its highest, you must check out this riding display where the biggest waves in Indonesia have been surfed.
On windy days, only a select few dare paddle out to the Bombie, where it has taken a few brave lives over the years. The bombie changes when there are larger swells and can withstand waves up to 40 feet high.
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The best large wave surfing location in Bali, if not all of Indonesia, is Outside Corner. Outside Corner is often best at low tide on a large surge. It’s difficult enough to get to the sea across the shallow reef when the water is moving quickly.
On hefty swells On a medium tide, outside corners will still break well; however, at high tide, they will plump out. It is a fantastic experience to see the surfing gladiators below as they face enormous waves from the cliffs, but only for committed large wave surfers.
A high tide break called The Peak is 50 meters south of the cave’s entrance. Of all the waves in Uluwatu, the peak is the part that is the most reliable. The summit of Uluwatu is like a wave machine, whereas other parts of the beach have longer periods between waves.
Unfortunately, the peak draws large crowds of surfers who come to ride the reliable waves that hit this part of the reef, so it often becomes congested and packed. From mid to high tide, punchy, medium-length rides with lots of barrels are the norm on the top. At high tide, it flattens out on smaller swells, but on medium- to large-sized swells, the peak is incredible.
This one is so-called because it is swift. Quick, like, really fast. It’s most likely the Ulu’s part that moves the fastest. It moves quickly and has several simple tubes. and a lengthy rippable section with decreasing barrels off the reef. However, it gets very shallow on a very jagged reef and is best at low tide.
Entering the Uluwatu Surf
Three distinct staircases now allow access to the cave below, replacing the decrepit ladder that was once there. During the rainy season, a river of water cut off access to the first set of stairs. The second staircase was a bit more terrifying, but it provided you a better chance of making it down the stairs without getting seriously hurt by the water flow. The third staircase offers safe access to the cave every day of the year and is immune to any amount of water coming from above or below. Everyone enters via the cave, but not everyone returns to the starting place because the goat tracks around the temple area are difficult to travel with a surfboard.
You will exit the cave and into the water on a high tide or require a 100-meter walk across a jagged reef on a low tide after descending the stairs on the Uluwatu cliff. Avoid drifting with the current into the path of approaching surfers who are destroying the Racetrack section when paddling out straight in front of the cliff.
If you’re not a strong paddler, you run the risk of being pulled over the shallow, sharp reef in addition to getting in the way of approaching surfers. Alternatively, you can turn left at the bottom of the stairway and exit through a tiny cave onto the tiny strip of beach known as Suluban Beach.
Exiting the Uluwatu Surf
The current is always flowing internally from Temples to Padang Padang and gets stronger the larger the swell. On a medium-sized swell at high tide, returning to the cave’s entrance can be extremely challenging.
The reef can be walked back on during low tide, but during high tide, the current will push you beyond the cave. The quickest and simplest approach to avoid being carried away by the current can be to ride a large rolling whitewater set wave. It can be practically impossible to enter the cave on particularly busy days. It will be required to paddle up to the top at mid-tide or higher, running the danger of getting flogged by a cleanup set.
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