Batu Bolong Beach

Batu Bolong Beach sits at the far end near the busiest part of Canggu. It’s located just south of Echo Beach and is named after the limestone cave that pierces through the cliff behind the beach. Batu Bolong Beach is home to two beginner-friendly breaks, Batu Bolong and Old Man’s.

Batu Bolong

Batu Bolong is a wave that breaks left and right and can peel for more than 100 meters. Batu Bolong offers softer waves and is a popular choice among beginners and longboarders.

Given its location and soft-breaking characteristic due to flat bathymetry, Batu Bolong tends to draw large crowds and is one of Bali’s best beginner-intermediate waves. Loggers love it, particularly the ladies.

So if you plan to surf Batu Bolong, then we advise you to get an early start in the morning when the conditions are optimal and the crowd is manageable. Due to the soft-breaking nature of the wave, it’s not unusual to see 2 or 3 surfers riding the same wave. Sharing is caring.

Old Man's

Old Man’s sits on the other side of the channel from Batu Bolong. This is another spot in Canggu that’s ideal for beginners because it offers a mellow wave. The wave peaks and provides both left and right-hand breaking options.

When the swell is small and during high tide, the wave can become even softer and fade into the channel. So surfing Old Man’s at low to mid-tide is recommended when the swell is smaller. As the swell increases in size, the right-hand waves at Old Man’s tend to close out. But the left maintains its quality.

Old Man’s isn’t the most consistent wave in Bali, so it’s typically avoided by experienced surfers. But Old Man’s remains a favored spot by novice surfers and old men, and offers opportunities to practice their skills.

Best Wind

 The mornings at Canggu area are usually offshore due to the cool wind blowing from Bali’s mountainous interior. From around 10 am to 11 am in the dry season, the trade winds will blow sideshore and degrade the quality of the wavs.

When To Surf Here

The best time to surf is in the dry season, which runs from April to October. The winds are typically light and offshore during the dry season, which helps to improve the wave quality.

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