Balangan is one of the most beautiful destinations to surf on the island of Bali. The beach is scattered with a number of thatched warungs where you can check the surf while enjoying a Bintang.
The wave itself is best from mid to low and can be very fast. Barrels are possible but are usually a quick head dip before speeding down the line to make the next section.
Balangan generally has two main sections. One off the point and the second 100 metres down the beach.
It’s possible to make it all the way through with the right swell direction and size swell – usually needing at least 5 foot to gain enough speed to make it all the way through. The wave itself can break all the way through from one point to the next in very large swells.
On medium swells watch out for the reef that usually presents itself at the end of your ride halfway down the beach, if you don’t kick out early enough you’ll find yourself on a very shallow reef slab with nowhere to go if there are other waves in the set.
500M LONG WAVE
Reef break OVER Coral BOTTOM