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4-8ft S-SW swell

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Surfing at Jimbaran Overview

Quick Info

Wave size: Waist – head high
Swell size (ocean): 4- 8ft
Swell direction: S – SW
Tides: All tides
Direction: Left & right
Best wind: SE – E
Surfing level: Beginner
Crowd factor: 2/10
Localism factor: 2/10
Fun factor: 2/10
Risk factor: 2/10
Must know: A great place for beginners to hide from swells.
Because of its location, nestled right in the shadow of the Bukit Peninsula, Jimbaran Beach is a great place for beginners to learn to stand up in the white water. It is easy to find, and well sign posted, as it is a popular spot for tourists to eat fresh seafood and watch the sunset in the restaurants that line the beach.

Jimbaran is a beautiful bay, which is home to some high-end resorts including the four seasons and the intercontinental. It can get incredibly busy on the beach here during the high season, but due to the lack of quality waves, the surf is typically uncrowded.

About Jimbaran

Jimbaran typically offers gentle waves in the knee to shoulder high range, that will generally close-out along the beach, but do offer great lines of white water for beginners to practise their pop-ups in a reasonably safe bay, with not so many crowds.

When a large south-west swell lights up the Bukit Peninsula, Jimbaran can throw up some thumping shore break, but typically close outs are the norm. A few left hand reef options can light up back towards the headland, but nothing of real quality.

Best Conditions for Jimbaran

Jimbaran is offshore in the dry season SE trade winds, and breaks on all tides, although mid-tide typically offers the best line of white water for beginners. It needs a large swell to get into the bay.

Getting in and out at Jimbaran

Jimbaran is offshore in the dry season SE trade winds, and breaks on all tides, although mid-tide typically offers the best line of white water for beginners. It needs a large swell to get into the bay.

Getting to Jimbaran

Get here by following Jalan Raya Uluwatu away from Kuta and making right hand turn towards the beach.

Hazards to look out for at Jimbaran

Jimbaran is typically a safe beach, but when the surf is large it is best to check the conditions before paddling out.

If you are new to surfing be sure to surf with a buddy, or an experienced teacher or guide.

Jimbaran beach is not patrolled by lifesavers.

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