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Balimbing Surf Guide

Balimbing in Sumatra is an exposed reef and point break that usually has waves. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the favoured time of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest.There is a left hand point break here. Best around high tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Rocks are a hazard.

Balimbing Spot Info

Icon reef  redReef and pointIcon  s22.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
29.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Balimbing:

The best conditions reported for surf at Balimbing 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 Balimbing (for consistent clean waves)?

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Balimbing with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 43% of the time in April while 57% 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.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Balimbing Location Map

Interactive Balimbing 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 Balimbing is Soekarno Hatta International (Jakarta) Airport (CGK) in Indonesia, which is 234 km (145 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Balimbing is Pondok Cabe (Jakarta) Airport (PCB), also in Indonesia, 249 km (155 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Balimbing Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 00:32 Local Time
TueWednesday 18
Wave (m)
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross cross-

Swell History at Balimbing

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

Wind History at Balimbing

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Balimbing. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s44.3
    Reliability: consistent
    42km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s44.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    58km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s44.3
    Reliability: consistent
    82km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s54.5
    Reliability: consistent
    86km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    92km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Balimbing: