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West Sumbawa

East Sumbawa








Nias / Asu / Hinakos





West Java

Central Java

Grajagan – G-land



E - NE wind

All tides

1 - 6ft S - SW swell


All levels

E - NE wind

All tides

1 - 6ft S - SW swell


All levels

Surfing at Medewi Overview

Quick Info

Wave size: Waist high – 1.5x overhead
Swell size (ocean): 1 – 6ft
Swell direction: S – SW
Tides: All tides
Direction: Left
Best wind: E – NE
Surfing level: All levels
Crowd factor: 6/10
Localism factor: 5/10
Fun factor: 8/10
Risk factor: 2/10
Must know: On its day this can be Bali’s longest wave.
Medewi is a quite retreat from the hustle and bustle of Kuta, Seminyak and canggu with a relaxed rural vibe, in a beautiful location its a great place to visit.

There are plenty of places to stay here, and it is best to stay for a few nights, or even a week, as the drive from Kuta is quite long especially if there is ceremony traffic. Beware driving up here on your scooter as it is the main road from java to Bali, and has heavy traffic including trucks that over take often, without much thought of what is coming the other way!

If you are adventurous there are a number of empty beach breaks and river bars in the area, which are not generally frequented by the masses.

About Medewi

Offering the longest wave in Bali, Medewi is a fun, playful boulder bottom point break and although it doesn’t have the same power and barrel opportunities as the coral reefs down south, it is a great wave!

Medewi is long and mellow, peeling for over 300m. Its smooth boulder bottom throws up various sections great for off the tops, cut-backs and toes on the nose. A great longboarding wave when it is small or moderate. It offers plenty of time to perfect your maneuver, and typically not as crowded as other spots in Bali due to the 2.5hr drive from Kuta.

This is a great wave for beginner surfers, progressing away from beach breaks, as it peels at a relatively slow speed, and the take-off is fairly easy.

Best Conditions for Medewi

Medewi is offshore in E – NE winds, and breaks the best in S – SW swells. It breaks on all tides, but offers better form on the higher tides. Medewi will break from 1 ft to 1.5 over-head.

Typical of a lot of the waves on the west coast, the trade winds in both seasons are cross on-shore; so early morning glassy sessions are your best bet of getting this wave in its best conditions.

Getting in and out at Medewi

Access to the wave is over the rocks and through the line up, or in bigger swells you can make your way out of the end of the point. Beware at lower tides as some rocks can have barnacles on them and can cut your feet.

Coming in is just a matter of straightening out and picking your way across the boulders.

Getting to Medewi

To get to Medewi carry on north along Jalan Raya Denpasar – Gilimanuk from Balian and turn of onto Jalan Pantai Medewi. There is a small place to park at the end; the point is directly in front of you.

Hazards to look out for at Medewi

The boulders here can get slippery, and some have barnacles that can cut your feet at low tide so be aware of where you are placing you feet.

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