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W - NW wind

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W - NW wind

All tides

1 - 5ft S - SW swell

Coral

Intermediate / Advanced

Surfing at Nusa Dua Overview

Quick Info

Wave size: waist high – 2 x overhead
Swell size (ocean): 1 – 5ft
Swell direction: S – SW
Tides: All tides
Direction: Left & right – Mainly right
Best wind: W – NW
Surfing level: Intermediate / Advanced
Crowd factor: 6/10
Localism factor: 1/10
Fun factor: 6/10
Risk factor: 7/10
Must know: Save your arms and take the boat.
Nusa Dua is an offshore reef that is a swell magnet! A great place to head i the swell is small in the off season.

Geger Beach is beautiful beach that is now lined with restaurants and accomodation, its a great place to spend a whole day.

About Nusa Dua

Located a few hundred meters offshore from Geger Beach in front of the large Mulia hotel, a large coral reef offers up long and powerful right-handers in the wet season and early mornings.

Nusa Dua has many different personalities, but a typical day sees big shifty, peaking right-handers that can barrel and peel perfectly for over 200m, or shut down across the reef, it can be a bit of a gamble. The exposure to the Indian Ocean means that this wave almost never goes flat and draws in all available swell, so a great option on the smaller days, which are frequent in the wet season. Being so exposed makes it prone to large sweeps down the reef, in particularly on the higher tides where the current can be moving like a river, making getting caught on the inside almost always ending in an arm burning paddle back up the reef, or often giving up and paddling the 1km paddle back to shore…

There is a left that will break of the south side of the reef back into the channel that can be good on its day, so it is worth keeping an eye out on it as you take the boat around the reef or paddle out.

Best Conditions for Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua breaks on all tides, all swell sizes and all directions, but a low slack tide, W swell and around chest to head high will see some of the more manageable conditions.

Getting in and out at Nusa Dua

There are a few options to access this wave. You can opt to take the boat, which you will see anchored on the beach, which can save a lot of energy as the paddle is possibly one of the longest in Bali! It will cost you around Rp100,000 each way, so be sure to put some extra cash in your pocket!

The other option is to paddle out across the lagoon, it is best to walk as far as you can to the south and paddle out around the south side of the reef, to try and avoid the current.

Coming in is a matter of making your way across the reef, which is deep enough at high tide to ride over but at low tide will need to be walked. Then paddling across the lagoon.

Getting to Nusa Dua

Get to Nusa Dua by making your way to Geger Beach. Make your way out to Nusa Dua by taking Jalan By pass Ngurah Rai to the east. Turn right onto Jalan Gopala, and follow this as it turns into Jalan Srikandi, Jalan Terompong and then Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan. Make a left hand turn towards the ocean just before the large Mulia Hotel complex, and follow this road down to the end. You will see the reef offshore, directly in front of you.

Hazards to look out for at Nusa Dua

This is swell magnet and waves can get large here, it is often bigger than it looks from the beach.

Be aware of the seaweed farms on the paddle out, they can cut your hands!

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