Must-Visit Spots on West Bali’s South Coast, Especially For Surfers

Must-Visit Spots on West Bali’s South Coast, Especially For Surfers

The sea in this area is known for producing some great waves, which are perfect for surfers. Also, the beaches are much quieter than their southern counterparts, despite most of them being located within close proximity to the large main road connecting Denpasar and Gilimanuk Port.

With that being said, here are some of the spots that you can go to if you happen to be wandering off to the western part of Bali.

Brazilian Surfers Save Aussie Life At Desert Point, Lombok

Brazilian Surfers Save Aussie Life At Desert Point, Lombok

Bartlett, who’s known for never pulling back, was knocked unconscious on the reef and split his face open. Luckily three Brazillians Renan Farias, Rodrigo Cardoso, and Kako Lopes, who reacted quickly to Bartlett’s life-threatening condition.

Rip Curl Announced The 16 Surfers For 2017 Padang Padang Cup

Rip Curl Announced The 16 Surfers For 2017 Padang Padang Cup

Among the world’s best surfers preparing to push the limits of tuberiding in pursuit of the prestigious title are: 3x World Champion Tom Curren (USA), North Shore charger Mason Ho (HAW) and former WCT superstar and style icon Bruce Irons (HAW). Among the surfing luminaries representing Indonesia are defending Rip Curl Cup Champion Mega Semadhi, Indonesian surfing ambassador Rizal Tandjung and two-time Indonesian Champion Lee Wilson.

Break Down The Ins and Outs of Padang Padang

Break Down The Ins and Outs of Padang Padang

Padang Padang is the jewel in Balinese surfing’s crown but it is a rare gem, and scoring this mythical wave is easier said than done. Reigning event champion Garut Widiarta to break down what makes the wave tick, and he gave us an in-depth look at the mechanics of Padang Padang.

Countdown to 2017 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Begins

Countdown to 2017 Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang Begins

In just a few weeks the surfing world’s attention will turn to the Indonesian island of Bali when the Rip Curl Cup returns to the storied lefthand barrels of Padang Padang. The opening ceremony kicks off the action to surfing’s premier renegade contest on July 9.

Video: Bali, 1974

Video: Bali, 1974

Story of a two months surf trip there at 17. Kuta was just a small village. Few losmen for backpackers and surfers with the neighborhood of the local families. Cows were hanging under the coconut trees. No electricity, no running water, dogs everywhere. Mushrooms from cowpats end up in a small restaurant. Pot passed from hand to hand. No forecast just the expectation of a new moon when it was flat. We had to listen the sound of the swell during the night, with the morning surprise… Just few surf spots were discovered beside Kuta and the virgin beaches up to Legian. Kuta Reef was the main surfed left on a good swell. Aussies were already ripping on 6′ boards.Frenchies, we were still under the 8′ gunny hawaiian/cal influence.

How Surf Tourism Dumped on Bali and Indonesia

How Surf Tourism Dumped on Bali and Indonesia

“After the success of the first one, they built a road into the break (at Uluwatu). I used to love walking in along the track – this narrow goat track with cactus either side, and stiles you had to climb over. I always regretted that we inadvertently caused that.”