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Nusa Dua - Surfing?

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Nusa Dua - Surfing?

Hi all,

We've booked a stay at the Laguna Resort for summer 2011. I've looked into the surf breaks around the area (Nusa Dua / Sri Lanka / Ewan's Left / Mushrooms) on Magis Seaweed and WannaSurf but there is nothing like a personal review.

Can anyone advise on which breaks are suitable for a novice and intermediate surfer? i.e. Where we won't be ripped to shreds on coral! Do the breaks get busy and how hard is the paddle?

Also, is board hire available on the beach and at what sort of price?

Thanks in advance for any advise.

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1. Re: Nusa Dua - Surfing?

Surf in bali caters for everyone. Depending on what time of year you are going.

Most breaks.........are quite safe. For novice obviousy beachies are the go....intermediate, you can challenge yourself. Filling high tide is the best as more water underneath.

Check out www.baliwaves.com gives you some good info on swells and spots. Obviously wet and dry season give better conditions on different sides of the island.

Next thing is the swell size. Anything above 3ft then the bottom comes into account.....

Paddles arnt too bad, again swell size and currents can play a role.

SOme more sites are surfingatlas.com gives you some info on surf breaks.

If you want suss out the indo surf book, gives really good info in breaks in and around indo.

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2. Re: Nusa Dua - Surfing?

Nusa Dua is probably too advanced. You have to take a boat out to the reef, which is about 500 meters from the beach.

Most beginners and Novices surf around Kuta, where there are instructors and rental boards.

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3. Re: Nusa Dua - Surfing?

Nusa Dua and Ewan's would be the easier waves to try on smaller days. Most people catch a boat out, but it is possible to paddle out especially on smaller days, it just depends on your fitness level. Nusa Dua does tend to get a drift along the outside of the reef so you continuously need to paddle to stay in the takeoff zone when the drift is strong. As Yamanote suggested have ago at the beach breaks around Kuta and Legian. If you can handle those waves ok you should be right for Nusa Dua and Ewan's on smaller days and as your confidence builds go for the bigger days. No such thing as uncrowded surf on popular breaks these days unless out 6.00am or you are having a dream.

Assuming when you say summer you mean June-August, you will have to be up early to surf Nusa Dua side of the island, before the on shore winds blow in. That’s if the weather patterns do what they’re supposed to, but lately that’s a “BIG IF “. Kuta/Legian side should be more consistent June-August. Investigate Medewi, it could be worth an o’nite stay if time allows.

Edited: 19 August 2010, 11:37
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4. Re: Nusa Dua - Surfing?

Thanks for all the info - can't wait to go surfing in just boardies rather than a full wetsuit!

Can anyone advise on where you can rent boards locally to the Laguna and a rough price? Also, what about dings or fin damage - is this covered with a deposit or do the hirer's charge the earth on return?

Thanks again

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