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Rote

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N - NE widn

All tides

1 - 4ft S - SW swell

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Intermediate / Advanced

N - NE widn

All tides

1 - 4ft S - SW swell

Coral

Intermediate / Advanced

Surfing at Green Bowls Overview

Quick Info

Wave size: Waist high – 1.5x overhead
Swell size (ocean): 1 – 4ft
Swell direction: S – SW
Tides: All tides
Direction: Right
Best wind: N – NE
Surfing level: Intermediate / Advanced
Crowd factor: 5/10
Localism factor: 1/10
Fun factor: 6/10
Risk factor: 7/10
Must know: Keep an eye out for the inside bowl for the best barrels.
Green bowls offers an exposed swell magnet right-hander, which is a great option when the swell and wind is down.

A beautiful location, set underneath some still untouched limestone cliffs. A great place to spend a day, with good swimming on smaller days in under the reef but again, beware of the currents.

About Green Bowls

Green Bowls can have excellent right handers on its day, needing smaller swells to be manageable but can handle well over head if you are willing to battle the strong rips and the inevitable rouge set. The wave will start breaking way out the back as the swell curves around the reef, but a lot of the waves will shut down and not make it to the end section. Up the top of the reef can be a great option if there is a crew on the inside.

The inside section of Green Bowls can have a great hook, where the wave will bend back on itself as the swell travels into the channel and refracts onto the reef, throwing up some great barrel opportunities. The exposure to the swell means that green bowls is by no means perfect, but can be a great day when the swell and wind is down.

Best Conditions for Green Bowls

Green Bowls is offshore in the uncommon Northerly wind, so it’s best to get here early and make the most of the morning glass. It will break on all tides, and all swell directions from 1ft to 1.5 over-head, but it is worth noting that a significant current will run out the channel here on the outgoing tide.

Getting in and out at Green Bowls

Access Green Bowls by walking down the stairs that make their way down the steep cliff face to the pristine beach below. You will see the main wave to your right, breaking along the curve in the reef and into the well-defined channel. You can easily paddle out through the channel and around the reef.
Coming in on higher ides you can ride the whitewater across the reef and into the lagoon and paddle the last bit to the beach. On the lower tides you will need to walk part of the reef to the lagoon and paddle across to the beach.

Getting to Green Bowls

Get to Green bowls by following turning Jalan Bali Cliff onto an unnamed road and follow it to the temple at the end. You will need to pay Rp4000 for parking to gain entry. The ladies in car park will put their best efforts into selling you some souvenirs, be sure to help them by giving them some business, but they can be pushy.

Hazards to look out for at Green Bowls

Beware of strong currents, and freak sets coming straight out of the southern ocean. Tiger shark sightings do happen around here.

the current in the channel here can be very strong so be aware of the conditions.

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