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SE - NE wind

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SE - NE wind

All tides

1 - 5ft S - SW swell

Sand

All levels

Surfing at Legian Beach Overview

Quick Info

Wave size: Waist high – 1.5x overhead
Swell size (ocean): 1 – 5ft
Swell direction: S – SW
Tides: All tides
Direction: Left & right
Best wind: SE – NE
Surfing level: All levels
Crowd factor: 7/10
Localism factor: 4/10
Fun factor: 5/10
Risk factor: 2/10
Must know: Surf the higher tides for better shape.
Seminyak, Legian, and Kuta are international tourist meccas, and it comes will all the good and the bad. There are plenty of places to eat, stay and party, all at competitive rates, but there are also the hoards of tourists lining the beach, street and bars that can give this once pristine environment a bit of a claustrophobic feeling. You definatley wont get bored hanging around this area!

About Legian Beach

Legian and up towards Seminyak beach has waves for all levels, breaking over sand bottom. Legian Beach has many beach accesses. Try Jalan Padma, Double six street, or up near Ku De Ta for some of the more consistent banks.

Legian and Seminyak beach can offer great waves on their day, but they typically offer heavy close-outs on the lower tide, that improve as the tide comes in. These beaches draw in a lot more swell than Kuta Beach, and they can be almost twice as big some days. High tide can offer fun left and right peaks, which randomly come and go in true beach break fashion, but well worth a paddle when conditions are good.

The lines of white water on the inside can give perfect conditions to learn to surf, and you will be spoiled for choice as to which surf school you should choose!

Best Conditions for Legian Beach

Legian and Seminyak Beach are offshore in SE – NE, making it off-shore in the dry season trade winds. The wet season sees consistent onshore winds, which bring in a significant amount of rubbish to the beach and it is best avoided. It breaks best on the higher tides but because the sand can move around daily you never know what you may find!

Getting in and out at Legian Beach

Access is by simply paddling out through the breakers, look for rips to help you get out on larger days.

Getting to Legian Beach

Get to Legian beach via many beach accesses along the coast of Legian and Seminyak, try Jalan Padma, Double six street, or up near Ku De Ta for some of the more consistent banks. Best to use google maps to negotiate the maze of streets around here.

Hazards to look out for at Legian Beach

A relatively safe place to surf when conditions are small, be aware of other surfers as there is often a crowd here.

This beach can be very dangerous when the swell is up, with larger powerful wave causing rips to form up and down the beach. If you are not confident, it is best to ask someone or get a guide.

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