About Bingin

Bingin is all about perfect barrels. This wave at the end of the Impossibles reef loves a four-foot swell and a mid-low tide. When it's on, every wave of every set will have a clean, open, perfect barrel. If you want to get a barrel, this is the place where it's almost guaranteed. However, you will not be the only one in the water seeking this experience. A small takeoff spot, a community of visiting surfers, and red-hot locals that known every twist of the reef can make it difficult to actually catch one of these perfect barrels. Another aspect of Bingin that visiting surfers should be aware of is the end section, Stop Signs. No other piece of reef in Indonesia has collected more skin from surfers than this clump of raised coral. It's important for surfers to understand that Bingin is not a long wave. Drop in, get barreled, pull out. Going for that extra turn will usually leave the unsuspecting surfer high and dry with an afternoon trip to the local clinic for stitches.

Source: Bingin Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Considering the usual crowd and the small take off zone, the vibe at Bingin is generally good. Drop ins are particularly dangerous here and can be a source of injury and argument. As with anywhere in Indonesia, humility and respect go a long way.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Heavy. There is a crew of local rippers from Bingin. They known the wave inside and out and can get any wave they want. However, they are a friendly bunch and they will share with visiting surfers.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Quite good.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting


Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Mostly clean.

Additional Information


The exposed reef at "Stop Signs" send people to get stitched up all the time.


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

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish


Very Shallow, Sharp, Coral Reef.

Best Season


Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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