About Balangan

Balangan is the last of the major lefthand reefbreaks on the Bukit. On its day, it is an epic big-wave spot with shifting peaks giving way to 300-meter smokers. On smaller days, Balangan offers a few different peaks, and is best on a mid to low tide when they can connect and form a long, racy wall. Tends to be less crowded than other surfing beaches on the Bukit.

Source: Balangan Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate-Advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Good. There is usually a friendly vibe at Balangan. As with anywhere in Indonesia, humility and respect go a long way.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

Balangan is generally not a crowded spot.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Fun.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Depends on size but generally a lot of paddling, especially when overhead.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean.

Additional Information

Hazards

Reef tattoos.

Access

Easy. Parking is available at the top of the beach and costs 1,000rp ($0.10).

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, gun

Seabed

Sharp, Shallow, Reef

Best Season

May-September

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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