What's the quickest way for first-time surfers to get in trouble in Bali? They'll ask their taxi driver where the best wave in Bali is. The answer? Uluwatu. Yeah, technically the cabbie is right but Ulu is a long way from being a good spot to learn to surf. And actually, it's really several spots: The Peak, The Racetrack, Temples, Outside Corner, and the Bomby. Each one of these spots takes a different kind of swell and tide conditions to get it working, and deciding which is the best choice on any given day is always debated by the surfers watching the action from the cliffs. One thing that's not debateable is that Outside Corner and the Bomby only come to life when the waves are big--really big. We're talking the kind of waves that only hit once or twice a month during the peak season and very very rarely in the off-season. Swimming with a camera in waves this big is definitely not the safest thing to do. Big swells mean strong currents and a dangerous swim in / swim out past a shallow shelf of jagged reef. So when my friend Chris offered me a ride in his boat from Jimbaran to Uluwatu, it made the whole prospect a whole lot safer. The only problem was that I was recovering from a cold and my sinuses still weren't cleared (something I painfully discovered when the first ten foot wave rolled over me!). Anyways, enough back story, here's the best shots from a beautiful sunset session at Uluwatu's legendary Outside Corner. Thanks again to Chris from SUP Wave Hunter for the lift--if you're ever in Bali and need to rent an SUP or take a lesson, he's definitely the guy to talk to!
What's the quickest way for first-time surfers to get in trouble in Bali? They'll ask their taxi driver where the best wave in Bali is. The answer? Uluwatu. Yeah, technically the cabbie is right but Ulu is a long way from being a good spot to learn to surf. And ...READ MORE