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Kuta Reef break guidePhoto by: Kristian Allomes

Kuta Reef Surf Guide

Kuta Reef in Bali (Kuta) is an exposed reef break that is usually a safe bet. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the optimum time of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell angle is from the southwest. A left hand reef break. It's often crowded here. Hazards include rips and pollution.

Kuta Reef Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
28.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Kuta Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Kuta Reef occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Kuta Reef with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 90% of the time in May while 8% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% 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 Kuta Reef Location Map

Interactive Kuta Reef 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 Kuta Reef is Bali International (Denpasar) Airport (DPS) in Indonesia, which is 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Kuta Reef is Selaparang (Mataram) Airport (AMI), also in Indonesia, 104 km (65 miles) away.

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Kuta Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 29 May 2023, 22:42 Local Time
MonTuesday 30
Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off off

Swell History at Kuta Reef

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

Wind History at Kuta Reef

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Kuta Reef:

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