Are you planning a trip to Bali sometime in the future? As far as surfing hotspots go, Uluwatu in Bali is considered to be one of the musts! Getting there is half the trouble, though. You may find that you need some extra tips to ensure you get the most out of your Bali surfing experience.
In this post we provide you with three of our top tips to make sure you have an unforgettable surfing experience in Bali.
1. Getting Started
First-off, you need to know that Uluwatu consists of six main reef breaks that surrounds the coast. Each of these have their name; The Racetrack, Outside Corner, Peak, Bombie, Temples and Secrets from right to left. Peak and Outside Corner at the most popular reefs where you’ll find the majority of surfers.
The best time to go surfing would be between mid to low tide. Simply go down the steps at Uluwatu. When you reach the cave, you can paddle out and start surfing!
2. Bring Booties
Even though a lot of surfers there are seen without them, we’d highly recommend you wear yours. Thanks to the area, you’ll be walking across reefs, and a lot of them. If you want to keep your feet unharmed, the best way to go is to wear your booties.
It all depends on whether your soles will be able to take the rugged terrain or not. So, if you are up for it, you can do as the locals and surf without them.
3. Renting a Board
You are also probably wondering whether or not you should bring your board with or rent on when you get there. This all depends on your preference. It is very nice to have your board with you, but keep in mind that travelling costs on board bags and so forth can be ridiculous.
When renting, you will be able to rent per hour or rent for 24 hours. The best advice we can give is to negotiate prices with the vendors. But all in all, renting a board is worth it when you’re surfing at Uluwatu.
That’s our top tips for surfing at Uluwatu in Bali. Enjoy your time there!