About Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua is the rainy-season bread and butter equivalent to Uluwatu. There's always a wave here. Nusa Dua is a swell magnet; in fact, Nusa Dua is known to have the biggest rideable surf in Bali, and much of Indonesia. It can be a beast of a wave. The wicked current and rogue set waves can wash a surfer down the entire reef before he or she even gets a wave. Giant Nusa is a difficult playing field, and surfers should use extreme caution when looking out at what appears to be fun, six to eight-foot waves with nobody out. The distance of the reef from the beach can be deceiving, and often they will find dangerous, 12 to 15-foot conditions.

Source: Nusa Dua Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Good.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Medium

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Fun.

Shoulder Burn

Exhausting

Light Exhausting

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

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean.

Additional Information

Hazards

Big, heavy waves, strong current and reef cuts.

Access

Hire a boat to take you to the lineup.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, gun

Seabed

Sharp, Shallow, Reef

Best Season

October-April

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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