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4 Best Surf Spots In Canggu

The surfing in Canggu ranges across 5 kilometres of coastline, from Berawa to Pererenan. From beginners to experts, here are all the best Canggu surf spots.

1. Echo Beach

Echo Beach Bali is one of the best beaches in Canggu and definitely one of the most popular surf spots.

Whether it be at beginner level, or for those that are fully capable, Echo Beach is where the majority of Canggu surfers head.

Echo beach has several surf spots from intermediate to expert level.

The first is Echo beach reef break itself, a left hand wave in front of the break water and the restaurants.

The wave hits a pretty shallow reef suddenly and can barrel. It isn’t suitable for beginners in this area, and the more skilled surfers will find stiff competition from the experts here.

Sand Bar Surf Spot is another spot and also breaks suddenly, sometimes heavier than Echo reef, but it is a sand bottom so it is a little safer for those that like a challenge. It runs both right and left.

Echo beach River Mouth Surf Spot is the final spot. It is a right hand wave that can run almost all the way to sand bar. Beginners tend to use these waves. 

Echo Beach is not only the spot for Canggu Surfing, but it’s full of beach bars too. If you’re not up for riding the waves, you can watch from the many quirky bars and restaurants scattered along the coastline. 

Most board rentals start at 60,000 IDR for 2 hours, or you can grab a 2 hours lesson for 350,000 IDR (including board rental). You can book a surf lesson in advance with a trusted instructor.

No doubt you’ll come across Echo Beach on your Bali itinerary.

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Lauren on her very first surf lesson

2. Batu Bolong Beach

Batu Bolong Beach is located right at the end of the busiest strip in Canggu.

With it being in the prime location, it’s surrounded by some of the most popular and recognisable restaurants and bars, like ‘Old Man’s’ and ‘The Lawn’.

As Batu Bolong Beach is one of the most crowded beaches in Canggu, you can only imagine how busy it gets in the ocean. 

You will see all kinds of surfers in the lineup, from professional surfers to famous locals and the many beginners trying it out.

If you’re heading to Batu Bolong for surfing, definitely hit it early in the morning in the right conditions. 

There’s a surf board rental as you pull up at Old Man’s carpark. However there are many different shacks that are spread out along the coast, and they offer lessons and surf boards, so you can take your pick. 

Most board rentals start at 60,000 IDR for 2 hours, or you can grab a 2 hours lesson for 350,000 IDR (including board rental). You can book a surf lesson in advance with a trusted instructor.

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Old Man’s Car Park is the entrance to one of the most popular surf spots in Canggu surf spots.
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Golden hour usually looks something like this.

3. Pereranan Beach

Pererenan Beach is a beautiful black sand beach, around 500 meters long, with the stunning view of the Indian Ocean.

This is one of the quieter surf spots in Canggu, however a great spot for catching a wave.

There isn’t any food stalls or sun loungers for rent at this Canggu surfing spot. However, there is a cocktail truck at the entrance, serving fresh coconuts and both alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages.

Where surfing is concerned, the reef is a little shallow on the inside so choose where to go in and out carefully. This spot has both a left hand and a right hand wave so you can take your pick and practice all day long. 

You’re much more likely to have way less crowds in this Canggu surf spot.

Most board rentals start at 60,000 IDR for 2 hours, or you can grab a 2 hours lesson for 350,000 IDR (including board rental). You can book a surf lesson in advance with a trusted instructor.

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Charlie giving it a go

4. Berawa Beach

Berawa beach is famously know for it’s unique cafes and beach bars, and the very popular Finns Beach Club. 

It’s another popular beach for the tourists that stay on the outskirts of Canggu in a place called Berawa.

Just like Batu Bolong Beach and Echo Beach, this spot is also full of great vibes and things to do. You can rent sun loungers for 50,000 IDR per day, if you’re hanging around for some time.

Berawa is a perfect place for the intermediate surfers. It’s pretty fast, but not super fast and not particularly likely to barrel. 

Although, on some occasions you may find experts surfing inside the barrels. Like any surf spots, it all depends on the ocean conditions on the day.

Berawa has some sandy areas as well as flat rock bottom areas. The ocean bottom is a typical beach break with a gradual slope. 

Most board rentals start at 60,000 IDR for 2 hours, or you can grab a 2 hours lesson for 350,000 IDR (including board rental). You can book a surf lesson in advance with a trusted instructor.

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Getting involved at the surf spots in Canggu.

Where To Stay In Canggu

Luxury

Theanna Eco Villa and Spa

One of the most highly rated hotels in the area!

Set in Canggu, a 6-minute drive to Echo Beach, Theanna Eco Villa and Spa offers villas with private pools. 

Guests can also enjoy pampering massages at the spa centre. 

The villa also provides free use of bicycles and free shuttle service to the surrounding areas. 

Free WiFi is accessible throughout the villa and the whole setting is beautiful.

Mid-Budget

Frii Hotel

Perfect location and just off the main road, this hotel is definitely a spot of luxury at a reasonable price. 

Rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, air conditioning, minibar and electric kettle. 

The rooms also feature an en suite bathroom with shower, which comes with slippers and towels. 

Some rooms have sea view or pool view.

Budget

The Hideout Hostel

Situated in the Pererenan district of Canggu, The Hideout Hostel provides free bikes, an outdoor swimming pool and a garden. 

Among the various facilities are a terrace and a shared lounge. There is also an on site restaurant. 

The units in the hostel come with a coffee machine and a seating area.

For more places to stay in Canggu, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.

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