Night Surfing

Bali is known for its many famous surf spots. This island is a dream for surfers, that’s why it is called the surfers paradise. Sunny weather for most of the year, even the wet season is warm and appealing to many tourists. With over 60 different surf breaks, all different difficulty levels, everyone can find a spot to best suit their abilities. Of course, it is also possible to surf here all year round. There are many beach breaks with sandy bottom as well as reef breaks for the little more experienced surfers. The nearby islands have surf spots too. You can book a boat trip with a guide to go through many spots or you can take a ferry to one of the islands and stay there for a few nights.

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If you end up coming to Bali during the wet season, you want to surf on the east coast where the wind is more favorable for surfing. This side is quieter than the west coast, but you can still find accommodation and food here. It is also a home for a world-class surf break. Keramas beach has a beautiful back sandy beach where you can enjoy a stunning view of the sunset. Keramas regularly hosts pro events sponsored by Oakley and Billabong, so you might see the world’s best surfers on the waves here as well.

In front of this fast right-hander wave is Komune Beach Resort. They offer a very special experience for the more advanced surfers. There is a permanent night surfing installation in front of the resort, with some night surf shows. If you feel like you are ready, you can even book a night surfing lesson for you and your friends! There’s never more than six people in the water which ensures that you can enjoy the surf without crowds. Just remember, this break is not for beginners. The wave offers deep tube rides along with an open canvas for high performance moves. It picks up a lot of east coast swell over a lava reef. This year Keramas is hosting the WSL pro surfing competition at the end of May. If you happen to be in Bali, do not miss the opportunity to see the world’s best pro surfers riding this powerful right-hander.

Here’s a little video of Mick Fanning and Koko Mitsua surfing Keramas in the dark.

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