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devon_sup_surf

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Bali SUP trip- advice please - September 2018
« on: August 27, 2018, 01:08:02 AM »
Hi guys

I would love some advice for a fast approaching trip to Bali this Sept (8th-30th).

6'1 92kg intermediate. Mostly surf UK waves but went to Costa Rica last year which was a hoot.

I have read that the sun is fierce and the waves are even fiercer. Crowds are a big issue too which means super early starts.

Does the wind pick up during the day there?

Have never surfed a reef break but will spend the first half getting good at beach breaks I think. Final week I may have the courage for the gnarly reef breaks.

There's loads of info online about break type- but it's not clear just how busy is busy and which spots are more sup friendly??

I did find one excellent post here by Superpedro which has been very helpful. Balian looks like a great spot and I may be able to get up there for a day or two while the gf spends time doing yoga elsewhere.

Anyway- Any advice would be brilliant thanks :)


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Re: Bali SUP trip- advice please - September 2018
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2018, 06:58:04 PM »
been a few years but i found the best vibe for SUP was at old mans in canggu

https://magicseaweed.com/Old-Mans-Batu-Bolong-Surf-Report/2305/

there are some nice reef spots off sanur as well but its a long paddle out unless you take a boat

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Re: Bali SUP trip- advice please - September 2018
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2018, 12:55:49 PM »
Interesting thanks man

I have just arrived in Hong Kong so will be there in a couple of days. Need to get researching. Can't wait to get in the water.

Interestingly- it seems quite a few of the schools aren't keen on SUP. Any guide to takes a sup learner out gets in a bit of trouble that evening with locals- unless i5s their local break.


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