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Do you know those days when the swell is too small to surf at Padang-Padang, the waves at Uluwatu are not really breaking at Outside Corner, and if you try to surf Race Tracks or Inside Corner some bigger sets would just wash through?
Those days are what we call the Bingin days.
Bingin is a perfect left-hander that breaks with 3-4ft on a perfect corner of reef. The best waves are caught behind the peak. You take off and back-door it straight into the barrel, that usually opens up and drives you to a section where you can do 1 or 2 turns before you reach what is called by many “the greeds” the last bit of the wave where you usually meet the reef.
The white sand beach with all the Warungs (the local restaurants) on the cliff gives the place a look of paradise. Then when you walk down to the beach and see the beautiful girls hanging under the balinese sun in their small bikinis you definitely find yourself where you always wanted to be.
Some surf camps are great, some good, others are just plain grotty. mpora.com give us nine of the best camps that can give you a surf trip of a lifetime, here we go:
This short video features Balinese surfers such as Mega Semadhi, Agus Sumertayasa, Agus Julyantara, Koki Hendrawan, Raditya Rondi, Alik Rudiarta, Mukhlis Anwar and two Malaysian surfers Azmi Awang and Didaqt Musadiq. Most of the footage was filmed at Padang Padang, Bingin and Impossibles.
Bali Stops Hotels on Postage Stamp-Sized Pieces of Land in Kuta. A regulation introduced by the Regent of Badung on June 3, 2014 (Perbup 36/2014) is poised to have a major effect on how hotels are built in Kuta in the that regency of Bali.
Old footage of Kelly Slater and Taj Burrow surfing all sorts of crazy stuff, like a christmas sled, guitar case, snowboard, table ++ you name it, they’ve prob tried surfing it. Slater gets a pretty sweet ride (with a table!) at the end there.
A man has died following a shark attack at Byron Bay on the New South Wales far north coast, paramedics say. A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said the man, believed to be aged in his 40s, died on Clarkes Beach just after 11am.
On Saturday 6th September Ulus was small and crowded – a lull between swells. Roxy surfer Hayanna Iguchi Murakawa was enjoying a surf with her friends when an hour and half into the session she heard people screaming: “I was sitting in the line-up when I heard people cheering and screaming. I looked to the side and saw a huge black fin rise up from the water.”
The Town of Kure Beach is now home to the newest surfing world record holder! Ben Shaw started riding waves on Saturday morning at 6:34. He kept riding throughout the night, until shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday. In total, the Kure Beach native spent more than 29 consecutive hours on his board in the water.
An Australian surfer has been missing in Bali for a week after he disappeared from his hotel room leaving all his belongings behind. Local police say they are mystified by the disappearance of Peter James Alexander Maynard from the Nusa Indah bungalows on Nusa Lembongan, off the coast of Bali.
Taking a taxi in Bali can be a daunting experience for newcomers to the island, what with the similar look and color of these rental vehicles, the difference in currency and the constant barrage of honks from drivers (personally, if I need a taxi I will seek one out proactively, negating the need for a shrill honk thank you very much). Thankfully though, catching a cab can be quite a simple task if you follow our expert tips listed below to help you navigate the local taxi scene here in Bali.