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SE - E Wind

All tides

3 - 8ft S-SW swell

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Intermediate / Advanced

SE - E Wind

All tides

3 - 8ft S-SW swell

Coral

Intermediate / Advanced

Surfing at Bingin Overview

Quick Info

Wave size: waist high – 2 x overhead
Swell size (ocean): 3 – 8ft
Swell direction: S – SW
Tides: All tides
Direction: Left
Best wind: SE – E
Surfing level: Intermediate / Advanced
Crowd factor: 10/10
Localism factor: 9/10
Fun factor: 10/10
Risk factor: 8/10
Must know: Be sure not to drift to far up the reef or you wont make it!
Perfect left-handers are the theme on the Bukit, and one of the most perfect is possibly Bingin. This waves reputation is well known, and it will typically have a dense crew of good surfers, local and tourists alike all battling it out for every wave.

To get to Bingin, you need to park at the top of the hill, and negotiate the cliff paths on foot. Be sure to take every thing you need, and some money because the walk back up is no easy feat! There are plenty of warungs down on the water that will safely store your things in exchange for some business.

About Bingin

The wave is right in front of Chocky’s Warung, and you wont miss it as it will always have a crew of surfers on the small, tight take off zone.

The wave hits the reef with force, producing a pitching, barrelling take off that opens up wide as the wave bends towards you. Hold your line and an exit is almost guaranteed, as long as one of the shoulder hoppers hasn’t pushed it over on you, then you will be greeted with a short performance wall allowing 1 or 2 more turns before it closes out abruptly on the shallow end section. The large volume of surfers that surf this means its difficult to hustle for position, and a lot of new comers will find themselves too deep on the reef and unable to make the barrel. The locals are friendly but they know when you are too deep, and they wont hesitate to fade you.

Best Conditions for Bingin

Bingin offers a fun barrel, and whackable walls on the high tide and heaving thick barrels and bowling walls on the low. The low tide is best left to the experts. Mid tides or neap tides when it is mid tide all day is best. It works on all swell directions, from shoulder high to double over-head and is offshore in S – SE winds. The large cliffs offer good protection from the strong trade winds in the premier dry season.

Getting in and out at Bingin

Access the wave by either paddling out over the reef behind the peak, or paddling straight out through the line up. Both have the potential to get caught on the inside and thrown over the reef, so time your paddle well on the bigger days.

Coming in on high the high tide is a matter of straightening out and riding over the reef. On lower tides you will have to walk across the reef.

Getting to Bingin

To get to Bingin, Turn off Jalan Labuhansait onto Jalan Pantai Bingin. Follow this all the way to the end and park in the car park, you will need to pay for parking. From here you will need to negotiate the cliff paths on foot, they can be a bit of a maze so if unsure, ask. Be sure to bring everything with you, as the walk up and dowm the cliff will quickly tire you out. You can leave your belongings at one of the local restaurants in exchange for some business.

Hazards to look out for at Bingin

The reef here is sharp and shallow, especially on the lower tides. Beware of the end section shut down.

The crowds here can be a big factor, and with such a tight take off zone things can get heated so bring your manners.

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