High tide beachies – something for everyone. Photo by Christie

What’s not to love about Bali?
Ask any Australian traveller to list their favourite destinations and the Island of the Gods is still guaranteed to be one of, if not the first place they mention. It’s so close, flights are cheap, it is exotic, tropical, the eating and drinking establishments are fantastic and the Balinese are some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Plus, it is still one of the most inexpensive vacation spots on the planet. There’s also so much more to Bali than that.
Here is a short list of the Best 5 Things About Bali… for surfers!
1. The waves. Bali has an incredible number of surf spots. From the world-class left reefs like Uluwatu, Padang and Bingin on the Bukit peninsula, and the high performance East Coast rights at Keramas and Serangan. There’s also the fun performance oriented high – tide beach breaks at Kuta and Seminyak, swell magnets like Canngu, and quite escape options like Balian and Medewi. No matter what your skill level, you are guaranteed to find a wave suitable for your level and mood.

2. The accommodation. Bali is built around catering to a tourist’s every need. This includes places to stay. There is something for everyone, from budget beach bungalows to seaside surf camps to luxury 5-star resorts, and they are all endowed with that unique Balinese charm.
3. The wellness, yoga, and massages. Bali is overflowing with spas, yogis and masseuses. Most of the top end resorts have an on-site wellness centre, yoga instructor and massage therapist. But even if you’re staying in a more modest setting there will always be someone ready and willing to help you stretch your sore muscles and to kneed the knots out of your body after a long day in the surf.
The Perfect Wave is running surf & yoga retreats in Bali this year – click here to find out more.

4. The culture. The Balinese culture is unique on this planet. Traditional dancing, music, painting and a local version of the Hindu religion are the four cornerstones of the Balinese way of life. The Balinese place great importance on offerings and praying to the different gods and other divinities, which inhabit the island. All of these cultural aspects of day-to-day life in Bali are tied together by the many ceremonies and festivals you will witness once you’re there. The Perfect Wave are excited to be hosting our very own unique cultural event at Hidden Valley Resort this September 2-9 featuring legendary Australian musicians Tex Perkins and Phil Jamieson.
Surf Music in Paradise fuses a love of the ocean, and music, in one unique offering.
Days will be spent on some of the world’s best surf breaks in Bali, and as the sun sets the Australian music legends will perform live with the distant crashing waves as percussion.
The intimate gigs ensure that Perfect Wave guests enjoy direct interaction with the performers, and a front-row experience.
If you would like to combine the local culture experience with some live surf music, don’t miss Surf Music in Paradise gigs this September.
5. The nature. You will quickly become acquainted with Bali’s beautiful beaches, but there are many more natural attractions than just the sand and the sea. From the volcanic mountains, including Gunung Agung or Mount Divine said to be the sacred home of the gods and goddesses to the divine lakes such as Batur nestled into the craters of extinct volcanoes to the luscious tropical forests in the Bali Barat National Park there is enough nature in Bali to keep you enthused for a lifetime.
The Perfect Wave represents surf camps, resorts and boat charters all over Bali. Enquire today and we’ll help you put together your perfect surf holiday.


Bingin down to Dreamlands. – Photo Christie.

Padang Padang – the world-famous left.

The Perfect Wave’s Surf Center at the Hidden Valley – for all types of surfers.

Join Surf & Yoga Retreats with The Perfect Wave and Surfin2Yoga

Doing the reef dance. – Photo Christie.

Absolute luxury near Bali’s Uluwatu – The Edge

Looking up to Impossibles from Bingin. – Photo Christie.

Want to combine surfing with live music every nights this September in Bali? Find out more here.

Written by:
Ben Horvath

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