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Surfing Bali Indonesia

The ‘Wet Season’ is great for beginners/intermediates, being from the UK I don’t get to surf anything decent for more than 4 weeks per year, so any practice is good practice.

This season spans technically from November-Feb/March although the best time to go is January-March, as the rain has stopped (for the most part) and the swells are very consistently 3-6ft.

The ‘Dry Season’ which runs from May-September is the ‘real deal’ when it comes to Bali. From July-September there are consistently 4-7ft swells rolling in week after week.
The ‘Dry Season’ which runs from May-September is the ‘real deal’ when it comes to Bali. From July-September there are consistently 4-7ft swells rolling in week after week.

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Video: G-Land Diaries

The south coast of Java faces the Indian Ocean, so it is exposed to large swells generated by low pressure systems circling Antarctica, many thousands of kilometers to the south. G-Land is situated on the eastern side of the Bay of Grajagan, so it has a westerly aspect; i.e. at right angles to the predominant swell direction. As a result, swell wraps around the point and into the eastern side of the bay, producing long, walling left-handers, which peel at a rapid rate along a half kilometer stretch of shallow coral reef, forming perfectly hollow tubes that remain open the whole way.

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