Surfing has really gained popularity in
today's Bali. As the sun approaches the horizon, you can see line of
young Balinese men approaching the beach on their surfboards,
controlling them with the same gracefullness as in their traditional
dances, mastering the waves and penetrating the tubes.
Kuta is one of the most
popular sites; you can now find basically any surfing equipment
there. As the sun approaches the horizon, you can see
lines of Balinese approaching the beach,
controlling their surf-boards with the same gracefulness
as their traditional dances, mastering the waves
and penetrating the tubes. Even in Kuta Beach and the area
around it alone there are places for difficult surfs. It's best
to talk to the locals so you won't get into trouble.
On the southern tip of Bali, Uluwatu is also high on
a surfer's destination list. The road to the beach is
pretty well-hidden, off the road to the temple of Uluwatu
(which in itself is an amazing three-court temple
on top of a few hundred feet cliff). You can't reach it by
car - rent a motorcycle or walk for about two miles to get
there. The site is very popular among serious surfers.
On the south-eastern tip of the island, the Nusa Dua peninsula
has some nice reef that provides good waves for surfing.
You can stay on any of
the most sumptuous hotels in the world spread around
the area, and surfing is readily available within walking distance,
from a beginner's level to a challenging one for the serious surfers.