The island of Bali has been a favourite amongst wave riders since the 70s, and for good reason. With predictable trade winds, consistent long period ground swells, year round warm water and beautiful beaches, Bali provides the perfect surf for your bodyboarding trip.
Although famed for the reeling left hand barrels of the Bukit Peninsular, Bali has so much more to offer. The varied ocean bottom contours of this island mean that there is a great variety of surf spots ranging from sand bottom beach breaks, wedges, river mouths and of course the finest reef breaks in the world. No matter whether you are a complete beginner looking to catch your first ride, dedicated novice or an experienced ripper hunting dredging barrels and massive launch ramps, then Bali will provide you with the rides of your life.
Also aside from bodyboarding and surfing there is every other water based activity you could wish to enjoy from scuba diving to white water rafting which can be organised for you.
A trip to Bali is so much more than just the best waves in the world. Bali is a special experience in every possible way. Anyone who has visited Bali can attest to the welcoming nature of the Balinese who have a rich tradition of hospitality towards visitors. The island boasts everything you could want from a tropical holiday, whether you want to just sun yourself on a beach, shop in what has to be the world’s highest concentration of surf shops or simply haggle with locals in the traditional markets around Ubud, it has it all.
Don’t forget the amazing Indonesian food! From the ever popular Nasi goreng to wonderfull seafood there are restaurants for all tastes and budgets. Before dinner why not enjoy a sunset beer or cocktail at one of the many beachfront bars. What better way to end a day of great waves!
For those interested in immersing themselves in the local culture the Balinese have been very resilient in resisting the encroachment of western values and still maintain a strong cultural identity which they take pride in sharing with visitors. So while you are here it is well worth a visit to any number of the thousands of temples that are scattered over the island, go and see a Kecak Dance or any of the other festivals, parades and ceremonies that make Bali so culturally unique.
So with the right guides and advice perhaps rather than ‘why Bali’ instead ask ‘why not’?