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Medewi is known on the international surf circuit for its word-class long left point break, but not only are there other waves to surf here, there is enough to entice even if you are not a surfing legend or have no intention of shooting the curls.





Like many Balinese stretches of beach, while tourists refer to the entire area as Medewi, you’ve actually got a series of villages skirting the surf, roughly east to west Pekutatan, Pulukan, Medewi and Yeh Sumbul are the main spots all with surfable waves. Medewi point break is a fun wave with one of the longest left-handers on Bali—150m on an average day, an amazing 400m on a good one! This is a sand and boulder break though, so the waves don’t get too big with swell generally smaller than Kuta but there is no reef to slice your feet up on.

Medewi’s main attraction. Photo taken in or around Things to do around Medewi, Medewi, Indonesia by Sally Arnold.

Medewi’s main attraction. Photo: Sally Arnold

The slow consistent wave is not too challenging and makes it perfect surfing of all standards. The problem with “the perfect wave”, however is that many are keen for a surf, and it can get very crowded with reports of up to 100 surfers a day, which with everyone vying for a go and beginners who don’t know the rules can lead to aggression in the surf. Approximately 400 metres south at Pulukan the beach turns from rock to sand at the river mouth where there are some powerful hollow rights, more suitable for surfers who know what they are doing—watch for rips here. Further north, Yeh Sumbul has several right and left hander beach breaks that are generally much less crowded. Medewi is best surfed early in the day to avoid ... please log in to read the rest of this story.


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