Kitesurfing in Bali


Kitesurfing in Bali

Kitesurfing in Bali might not be as popular as regular surfing, but it certainly brings your wave riding thrills to the next level. Categorised as an extreme water sport, it combines surfing as we know it with some elements of wakeboarding (using a similar shaped board) and bits of kite-flying to the overall drill. With some practice, Kitesurfing – also referred to as ‘kiteboarding’ – lets you speed over waves instead of paddling out and waiting for the perfect swell.

Moreover, whenever waves are rather blown out and unfit for surfing, you’d might as well get your kite and gear for a great day out nonetheless. Kitesurfing provides the answer to those sloppy to windy days out on the beach. Bali has a good handful of spots for kitesurfing, as well as notable surf schools that offer courses for bored surfers or those simply interested in picking up this fun sport. Read on to find out all you need to know about kitesurfing in Bali.

Best Kitesurfing Spots in Bali

The best coasts for kitesurfing in Bali includes some of the regular surfing beaches. This takes into account the waves between Sanur’s southeast facing Mertasari Beach and all the way down to Tanjung Benoa and Nusa Dua. On the island’s west are the beaches of Seminyak and Canggu.

Best Kite Surfing on Bali East coast

  • Sanur (Mertasari Beach)

Provides almost constant flows of onshore winds and flat water near the shoreline. Best for beginners.

  • Tanjung Benoa and Nusa Dua

Considered Bali’s primary marine water sports playground, with waves and winds similar to Mertasari. However, can get crowded due to the variety of recreational activities here.

Kite Surfing on Bali West Coast

  • Seminyak

Far north from the Kuta crowds. Fairly good for beginners, with waves broken against hard summer winds. Also fun for intermediate to advanced riders.

  • Canggu

Waves here are bigger; great for advanced riders and those who fancy fun aerials. Waters also usually cleaner and with side-offshore winds in the dry season (May to September).

Where to Learn Kitesurfing in Bali

Kitesurfing Lessons in Bali

Proper kitesurfing gear consists of the board, control bar and harness, helmet and wetsuit, and the kite itself which is akin to a parachute. These are mostly available at the surf school and included in your course. Lessons are usually structured to suit your own needs, and most times includes introductory and practice sessions onshore with a trainer kite designed to help you get the hang of catching the wind and manoeuvring.

Some courses let you jump right into open water from the start, with staff out on rescue boats or jet-skis ready to assist and help you out. A beginner’s program ranges from one to two hours, with steps of gear safety and introduction, proper setup, launch techniques, piloting, landing and self-rescue. The latter being a crucial element that all riders must grasp. The rest is left to practice and more practice, while developing muscle memory and skills.

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20 November 2017

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