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Canggu Surf Guide

Canggu in Bali (West Coast) is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the best time of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. Both left and right reef breaks. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include rips and rocks.

Canggu Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
29.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Canggu:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Canggu 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 52% of the time in April while 48% 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 Canggu Location Map

Interactive Canggu 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 Canggu is Bali International (Denpasar) Airport (DPS) in Indonesia, which is 10 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Canggu is Selaparang (Mataram) Airport (AMI), also in Indonesia, 106 km (66 miles) away.

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Canggu Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 23 May 2022, 09:30 Local Time
Monday 23
Wave (m)
Period (s) 15 15 15 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Canggu

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

Wind History at Canggu

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

Canggu Reviews:

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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Stormrider Surf Camp from Indonesia
“Our local stretch of beaches, from "Stairs" to "Batu Bolong". Various breaks reef/sand lefts and rights, working on different tides. Overall one of the most consistent areas on the island. At least 5 breaks within walking distance. Can be blown out sometimes. Can hold swells up to 12 ft. on a good day. Batu Bolong can get crowded sometimes. Old Man's is a great longboard wave, but can be challenging at solid sizes, Rivermouth is a fun righthander, but only holds swell up to ~6ft.
Nice little cafés and warungs at Echo Beach and Batu Bolong for you aftersurf meal.”

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    Reliability: consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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