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Surfing at Ceningan Overview

Quick Info

Wave size: Waist high – head high
Swell size (ocean): 1-3ft
Swell direction: S – SW
Tides: low tide
Direction: Left
Best wind: SE – E
Surfing level: All levels
Crowd factor: 4/10
Localism factor: 4/10
Fun factor: 6/10
Risk factor: 5/10
Must know: A good option when the surf is near flat.
Nusa Lembongan offers an amazing array of quality waves suiting all levels, all within a stone throw of each other, and on a stunning tropical island!

It is the only area in the east of Bali that is offshore in the dry season trade winds.

Access Nusa Lembongan by catching the ferry across from Sanur, there are plenty of tourist booths around that can offer you a ticket (be sure to negotiate on the price), or you can go directly to the office on Jalan Hang tuah, next to Warung Nano’k.

About Ceningan

This wave is a swell magnet that sucks in a lot of swell, making it a good option when all the other spots on Nusa Lembongan are flat, or small and crowded. Even though it is so exposed, it is quite an approachable wave by Indonesian standards. The take off is next to, or sometimes underneath the over hanging rock formation at the tip of the point. Waves can some times refract of the rock, making for some fun wedging take offs that can peel for 80-100m. A bit of a disorganised spot but offers fun waves.

A heavy current can run through the inside of this wave, you may find it easier after catching a long one, to paddle in near the beach to find the current that can suck you back up in to the bay to the paddle out spot, just inside the over hanging rock formation.

There can be a zippy little right-hander of the peak back into the bay, making for an easier paddle back out.

Best Conditions for Ceningan

This wave prefers the smaller swells, with a low tide and is offshore from SE through to NE. The trade winds can give the wave a bit of texture when they swing more south in the afternoons.

Getting in and out at Ceningan

Access to Ceningan is up underneath the overhanging head land at the top of the point, you can make your way out here in between the sets. Coming in is just a matter of surfing in over the reef and finding your way out across the reef.

Getting to Ceningan

Access Nusa Lembongan by catching the ferry across from Sanur, there are plenty of tourist booths around that can offer you a ticket (be sure to negotiate on the price), or you can go directly to the office on Jalan Hang tuah, next to Warung Nano’k.

Once on the island to get to this left-hand point break, located in a beautiful bay you have to make your way to Ceningan island by navigating your way from the Nusa Lembongan over the bridge, and around the coast to the Western most point of the island. Find the wave by weaving your way between the hotels, if unsure, just ask.

Hazards to look out for at Ceningan

This place is a swell magnent and can get really big with strong currents, it is best surfed on smaller swells. If unsure be sure to ask or surf with a guide.

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