The tropical archipelago of Bali is famous for long peeling point breaks and perfect reef breaks. While spots like Padang Padang, Keramas and Uluwatu are world class reef breaks suitable for advanced surfers and professionals, how about beginner surfers?
With warm water temperatures, all day off shore winds and vibrant surf scene, Bali is also one of the best places for learning surfing. You just have to know how to work your way around swell size and travel to protected locations where the waves are suited to beginners.
Remember, everything depends on the swell size, tides and factors such as rip currents. Always check the conditions before heading out into the ocean. Even Uluwatu can be ok when its small and Kuta beach will absolutely body slam you like a Yokozuna Sumo wrestler in bigger waves.
Heres our pick of the best surf spots in Bali where beginners can score a mellow wave.