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Balian ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.4
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.4

Overall: 2.8

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Balian break guidePhoto by: Felix

Balian Surf Guide

Balian in Bali (West Coast) is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the favoured time of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for rocks.

Balian Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
29.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Balian:

The best conditions reported for surf at Balian occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Balian (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Balian with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 71% of the time in March while 29% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
71%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
29%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Balian Location Map

Interactive Balian surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Balian is Bali International (Denpasar) Airport (DPS) in Indonesia, which is 35 km (22 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Balian is Selaparang (Mataram) Airport (AMI), also in Indonesia, 124 km (77 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Balian Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 23 January 2021, 22:46 Local Time
SatSunday 24
11PM2AM5AM8AM
Wave (m) 0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
Period (s) 15 14 14 13
Wind (km/h) 5
NNE 5
NNW 5
NNW 5
NW
Wind State glass glass cross-
off
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Swell History at Balian

Surf stats for Balian, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Balian

Wind stats for Balian, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: consistent
    30km away

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