Bali’s surf spots rank high

A couple of weeks ago I posted about CNNGo’s article on Bali’s 5 best hidden beaches, which includes Balangan Beach, one of Rapturecamp’s regular surf spots.

Now CNNGo has published another article, by surfer Jade Bremmer, on the ‘World’s 50 best surf spots’.

Two of Bali’s surf breaks, Uluwatu and Kuta, took the number 3 spot on the CNNGo list, just after Pipeline in Oahu, Hawaii, USA and Supertubes, Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa (first and second in the ranking, respectively).

photo by t-bet (Flickr CC)

Here is what Bremmer had to say on Bali’s top surf spots:

Bali has to be in the top three, but it’s a hard task deciding which break on this paradise island takes the crown. The island attracts the gnarliest surfers from Australia and Hawaii plus beginners from across the globe; all of whom can enjoy these perfect glassy faces.
With fewer waves than there are surfers, time-wasters may feel the brunt of aggressive locals at Uluwatu. But on the other hand, beginners at nearby bay Kuta are often cheered on by the more jovial locals while in the water.

An interesting combination: Uluwatu’s big waves and Kuta’s calm and friendly atmosphere joining to make the number 3 spot.

For some visuals on how great Bali surfing can be, check out this video from Brazilian surfer Marco Fernandez, who was in Bali back in October of last year for the second stage of the World Pro Junior ASP.

Click on this link to see the video.

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