They say that “If God surfs, Indonesia would be his home break- Bali to be exact.” And I would definitely agree! Don’t get me wrong, I love surfing in my home country but Bali is something different, magical and mystic.
Surfing in Phuket, Thailand and the Philippines before Canggu (pronounces as changgu), Bali I have high expectations. I was hyperventilating while driving the motorbike from Ubud to south of Bali. I can’t wait to surf one of the world’s best spots.
In this part of the world, almost everyone believes that “surfing is everything.” I remember the conversation with one surfer. He said, “there are only two kinds of people here: those who surf and those who should.”
As a longboarder, I chose to surf on Batu Bolong. Most shortboarders paddle out at Kuta, Uluwatu or Echo Beach. Batu Bolong beach is a haven for longboard surfing because the waves are easy to catch- beginners flock the line-up. I was one of those who wait for the surfable wave.
Here’s one video edit of my surf sesh when I was in Batu Bolong, Canggu, Bali. Watch until the end to see the longest wave of my life (yet)- almost a minute of pure stoke. Yeah! From the peak to the shore.
Watch on high definition, use the settings- 720p HD.
I hope you enjoy the simple video. You might want to read what Bali has taught me about life in general. Kinda deep: “Bali Lesson: Surfing is not Everything.”
I want to make a shout out to Batu Bolong Rent Boards and Wayan of Canggu Cafe for their warm hospitality after every session. I always order their Vegetarian Nasi Goreng.
Surfboard rentals rate:
100,000IDR (8.8USD) half day
150,000IDR (13.2USD) whole day
I suggest you rent the board for a whole day. What I do is to surf really early like before 8am (the line-up starts to get crowded by 8am) for an hour or two then rest and eat lunch then go back in the late afternoon before sunset for another 2 hours of surfing.