Looking for Bali’s best surf spots? Bali is home to at least 60 surf spots and there probably isn’t a bad one among them. So when you’re visiting an island with so many choice of surf spots, how do you choose where to surf?

Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a top ten list of the top 10 places to surf in Bali. We’ve purposefully left off Kuta, Bali’s most famous, developed (and crowded) surf spot. Keep in mind that this list is in no particular order and what is considered “best” for some might not be for others. The spots you choose would depend on your surfing skills, for example, Uluwatu is popular for surf trips but it is not ideal for beginner surfers.

Here’s our list of the 10 best surf spots on the island of Bali:

1. Padang Padang

Known as the “Balinese Pipeline”, this white sand beach is located on the Bukit Peninsula just 3km (2 miles) north of the temple at Uluwatu and is accessed via a stepped path off the main road.

Padang Padang beach is actually home to two breaks — the famous left break and the gentler beach break. One is for experts (Padang Padang Left) and the other for all levels (Padang Padang Right).

Padang Padang Left is a reef break with all the tubes, wave height and a speed an expert could want. Like Hawaii’s famous Pipeline, it requires significant skill to attempt.

During low tide it is dangerous and best left to pros and kamikaze surfers. Be careful of the jagged rocks and sharp coral reef that lurks just below the shallow water.

If you aren’t an expert you are advised to stick to Padang Padang Right or other nearby Bali surf spots for beginners. There are several picturesque beach breaks great for beginner and intermediate surfers with a long, unbroken wave at high tide — perfect for honing your technique.

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2. Dreamland

100 meters of white sand beautiful cliffs have made this are a very attractive location for resort developers. Though more built up and less rustic than some of our other picks for Bali’s best surf spots, Dreamland has long been regarded for its killer waves. It’s also close to several other Bali surf spots on our list.

While it is one of the island’s most famous waves for expert and pro level surfers, under the proper conditions Dreamland can still be one of the best Bali spots for beginners.

However, this should be done with extreme caution. If you’re still a bit green or not at a high skill level, make sure you ask your surf instructor if Dreamland is suitable for you.

3. Bingin Beach

Situated on the Bukit Peninsula about midpoint between Padang Padang and Dreamland, Bingin is another pro-level wave. In contrast to Dreamland, the location is rugged, scenic and more difficult to access, but as a wave it is big, powerful and world class.

Bingin is definitely one the offbeat Bali surf spots and this has its benefits too. You’ll find smaller crowds here and a quieter, more laid-back atmosphere. While it is less crowded, it is not recommended to visit Bingin if you are here to learn to surf.

bali's best surf spots - Bingin Beach Lineup Photo
Bali’s Best Surf Spots – Bingin Beach Lineup

4. Keramas Beach

Located on Bali’s east coast about 24 km (15 mi) from Denpasar City, regularly plays host to top-level professional events, such as the Oakley Pro Bali and the Kommune Bali Pro, as well as some festive night surfing events and parties. Keramas beach is black sand and the waves are big and fast. A tricky wave at times, pros return again and again to enjoy the thrilling ride it provides. It is also notable for producing good surf during Bali’s wet season.

5. Impossibles

Pros and experts seek out places like Impossibles for the sheer thrill and challenge they provide. The gorgeous rocky scenery doesn’t hurt either. Just 5 minutes from Uluwatu temple (and nearby Dreamland, Balangan, Padang Padang and Bingin), Impossibles got its name due to how difficult it used to be to access the spot. Thankfully it can now be reached more easily, meaning you don’t need to be able to scale cliffs as well as surf!

bali's best surf spots - Impossibles Beach Photo
Bali’s Best Surf Spots – Impossibles Beach

6. Suluban

Located to the west of Padang Padang beach and about 5 minutes by car from Uluwatu temple, Suluban is a wide, white sand beach set off by a backdrop of stunning cliffs.

Known also as Blue Point, this is a secluded beach that can only be reached by walking through a cave-like crevasse. Make no mistake, with its big Uluwatu-like barrels, this spot is suitable only for those at professional level, but the spectacular views and rock formations make it worth a visit no matter how well you surf. Be careful of the jagged rocks and reef!

7. Green Bowl

Once known as a bit of a “secret” spot on the Bukit, Green Bowl nonetheless offers some good surf. Green Bowl is unspoiled without even a warung (small family-owned shop or café) on site and this little paradise is located about midway on the southern coastline of the peninsula.

The wave can be surfed for most of Bali’s offseason (rainy season), and you may even get it all to yourself during weekdays giving it a rightful place in Bali’s best surf spots.

While not one of Bali’s most well known or consistent spots, we’re including it due to its small crowds, hollow and fast wave and wet season surfability.

The wave here is recommended for experienced surfers, especially on days with a big swell, which produces strong currents/rip tides. Beware the coral and sharp rocks. Green Bowl is sometimes referred to as “Green Ball/s”.

8. Nyang Nyang

This spot makes the list more due to its natural beauty than top-level waves. People come here for the view and the chance to surf in such a scenic place. However, the right side of the beach does offer a fun and short right-hander and further north along the beach can bring a larger and trickier peak.

The secret paradise of Nyang Nyang is only accessible via a rocky path off of the main Uluwatu road. After that you have to face a taxing 600-step journey on foot down to the beach.

Surfers should be at least of intermediate level and be careful of the rocks and temperamental waves. Crowds are small here, giving you the chance to experience a peaceful paradise all on your own.

9. Balangan

An idyllic and extensive stretch of white sand that becomes a small peninsula, this highly valued surf spot ranges from huge waves on days with serious swell to multiple peaks and a long wall during smaller days and during medium and low tides. Though the access road has made things more accessible, it has also brought more surfers to this beautiful location for big dry-season waves.

Close to Impossibles, Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Bingin, Dreamland and more, Balangan. Suited for those with plenty of experience, attracts a mix of local and international surfers.

bali's best surf spots - Balangan Beach Photo
bali’s best surf spots – Balangan Beach Photo

10. Uluwatu

Perhaps the most legendary of Bali’s best surf spots, Uluwatu is located on the southwestern tip of the Bukit Peninsula, under a spectacular 11th century Hindu temple. It is the southernmost in a line of top spots like (from south to north) Padang Padang, Impossibles, Bingin, Dreamland and Balangan.

Surfing Uluwatu
Surfing in Uluwatu it’s like being in paradise

Uluwatu is 5 amazing spots in one — The Peak, Racetrack, Outside Corner, Temples and The Bombie. Depending on the time of day and swell, each of Uluwatu’s breaks has its own unique features.

Known for its consistent good quality surf, variety of breaks and conditions throughout the day, Uluwatu is the domain of experienced and pro-level surfers. Those who still need practice should stick to nearby Padang Padang Right until they are up to the challenge of this spot.

As you plan your next surf adventure in Bali, remember that the island offers a diverse range of surf spots to suit every level and preference. From the legendary breaks of Uluwatu to the serene shores of Medewi, Bali has something for everyone. So, whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, grab your board, explore these incredible Bali surf spots, and get ready for an unforgettable ride.

Surfer at Uluwatu
Are you an experienced surfer? ULUWATU

Surf in Uluwatu and become one with Mother Nature

Uluwatu is 5 amazing spots in one — The Peak, Racetrack, Outside Corner, Temples and The Bombie. Depending on time of day and swell, each of Uluwatu’s breaks has its own unique features.


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Hear What Rapture Surfcamps’ Guests Have To Say:


Why is Bali a popular destination for surfing?

Bali is renowned for its world-class waves, diverse surf spots, and a vibrant surf culture. The island’s consistent swells, warm water, and picturesque beaches make it a sought-after destination for surfers of all levels.

What are some challenging surf breaks for experienced surfers in Bali?

Experienced surfers often seek out challenging breaks like Uluwatu, Padang Padang, and Impossibles. These breaks offer powerful waves and are known for hosting international surf competitions.

What is the local surf culture like in Bali?

Bali’s surf culture is vibrant and diverse, with a mix of locals and international surfers. The island has a laid-back atmosphere, and surf communities are known for their friendliness and inclusivity.