has been the number one water sport attraction for many years
since the day of the hippy travelers of the sixties and seventies.
Ever since those times, many people have been attracted to Bali
because of the great surfing it has to offer, and it is now one
of the top surf travel destinations in the world. Bali is ideal
for both "hard core" surfers who are keen to ride huge
waves that are equal to the best, as well as beach goers who are
content just to float in the warm waters.
There are a few reasons
why the surf is good on this island. Apart from anything else,
striping down to your board shorts and dunking yourself in the
water is really refreshing option. However Bali is most unique
for surfing because of the huge swell that is built as it travels
north from the southern oceans and catches the shores.
best spots for surfing are Kuta Beach, Legian Beach, Canggu, Uluwatu,
Nusa Dua. Although Bali's surf is the ideal surfer's paradise,
one needs to treat the ocean with great respect and be aware of
the potential dengers. The waves can have tremendously power due
to the long distance travel of the huge swells. Very strong currents
and rips are common, and may people find themselves caught in
rips that are impossible to swim out of. Often the waves travel
in sets with up to ten minutes between sets in which the ocean
can appear calm, so before entering the water it is always a good
idea to observe the conditions for extended period of time. Unless
you are a highly experienced surfer yourself.