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Bali is becoming a popular holiday destination for many travellers. Perfect for those seeking a piece of paradise, Bali has it all – idyllic nature and a rich cultural heritage. Whether you want to explore, swim, surf or unwind at a retreat, Bali can offer you the best holiday experience.

When is Bali surfing season?

Bali has a monsoon climate, meaning its often very windy throughout the year. However, for surfers, it's best to go during the dry season. Bali's wet season runs from October to March, whereas Bali's dry season (perfect for surfing) occurs from March to October.

The best months to go are generally considered to be April, May, June, and September.

Surfing in Bali for beginners

The first thing you want to do when preparing for a surfing trip to Bali is to get adequate travel insurance. Surfing can be dangerous even for professionals, so in the event of an emergency, insurance is essential. The ocean is a powerful force and without the right preparations, you could become seriously injured. Having travel insurance that covers your surfing can, at the very least, give you coverage if you later need medical care.

If this is your first time surfing or you're a beginner, you'll then want to book a slot at a Surf School so that you can learn from the best.

Where are the best places to surf in Bali?

The best places to surf in Bali are:

  • Kuta Beach
  • Canguu
  • Jimbaran
  • Uluwatu
  • Green Bowl

Though there are many great surfing opportunities all around Bali, aim to choose a location that allows you to enjoy all aspects of this island's way of life, and consider renting a vehicle to get to the best beaches to truly enrich your surfing vacation.

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