HomeBlogs Uluwatu Uluwatu is the most famous wave of Bali. There is always some swell
here so it’s also always crowded. The spot offers several waves which
are working with different swells and tides:
The Peak: best at
mid and high tide. Closes out at low tide. In front of the cave. it’s
the most consistant. Short and powerful waves, tubes. The take off is
moving. It works from 1ft to 8ft. The most crowded. One of the sections
closes more than the others.
Racetracks: 100 meters further.
fast wave, a lot of sections with easy tubes. Best at low tide and at
6ft. Can hold bigger swell. On the right tide and the right swell, “The
Peak” connects with “Racetraks” (you need to be a good tuberider). Over
10ft, Racetracks breaks until “The Corner”.
Inside Corner: best
at mid and low tide with a 6ft swell. At first, it’s a fun wave and the
final bowl is a tube. Don’t do a cutback just before the bowl! Take
plenty of speed, stay high in the face and trim. You will pass the tube.
Corner: the REAL Uluwatu. Works only with big swells (>8 feet) and
at low tide. The lower is the tide, the better is the wave. Take at
least a 7’ board. It is a succession of long walls good for carving
and, sometimes, a beautiful final tube. The length is around 300 meters.
less surfed. Two waves in fact (“Outside temple” and “The Bombies”).
Only for experts because the water is very shallow. For them, it is a
incredible tube when it works.
is about one hour drive from the Ngurah Rai International Airport. You
can use a taxi from the airport. Or you can go to Denpasar and to find
a travel agent or auto rental. Many rentals also provide motorcycles.
Spot information for surfing at Uluwatu:
* Type of break: reef break * Type of wave: hollow barreling wave * Direction: left hand * Bottom: coral * Average lenght of ride: long * Suitable for : expert level
* Crowd level: a big crowd * Best tide: mid * Ideal board size: 6’8-7’4 Mini gun * Ideal wind direction: south-east
are many accommodations from warung (warung is a traditional cafe),
motels, hotels to villas. The prices range from $5 to $2000 for a day.
If you stay in a warung you just need to pay for the meals. You’ll find
better accomodations like starred hotels near resorts. Just click the
Find a Hotel button.
Various restaurants and cafes throughout Uluwatu, from cheap food stalls to luxury restaurants.
the souvenirs around here are sea-related products, such as items made
of seashells and corals. But of course, there are also the modern kind
of merchandises, such as T-shirts.
Just a quick reminder, this IS a tropical island. Don’t leave home without these:
* A good hat and water-proof sun-screen * Basic first-aid kit, antiseptic dressing, etc. * Sand-shoes * Board-shorts, 1 pair light-weight, long-pants and long-sleeve wind cheater *
At least two towels. Heed what the late Douglas Adams warned in the
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; never underestimate the power of
towels. And sunglasses * Personal toiletries, after-sun cream and
insect repellent (because the only bloodsuckers you should befriend are
the Red Cross) * When you just want to lie under the sun: iPod and books * Immortalize your moments: camera or handycam * Booties, at least 2 surf-boards. Surf shops are easy to find though * Light-weight wet-suits, rash-vest, gate helmet and spare leg-ropes