About Airport Reef

A righthander in a sea of lefts, Airport Rights is much sought after by locals and travelers to Bali. On smaller days the wave can be a trickling righthander that can be fun on high tides for beginner to intermediate surfers. However, proper Airport Rights can be awesome. A serious barrel. Unfortunately, it's a fickle wave that has a long list of requirements for it to be good. Airport Rights requires a big swell. It becomes an option during the largest swells of the year. It also requires a high tide and no wind. For all of this to come together is very rare, but if it does, surfers will be rewarded for their diligence with some ultra-hollow grinders.

Source: Airport Reef Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv


Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Medium - A heavy barrel, there's not much room for drop ins.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

This wave is fickle, and there are a crew of locals that keep their eyes on this spot, when it's on, they usually known, and are out there.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect


Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Normal, but can be stronger on bigger days.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Little muck here and there, but mostly fine.

Additional Information


Razorblades for reef and far from shore.


Take a boat from either Kuta Reef or Jimbarran.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, gun


Sharp, Shallow, Coral Reef.

Best Season


Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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