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Latitude: 8° 31.457' S
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Drive from Kuta along the west coast. road . After about 1 hour you see a broken surfboard at the left side of the road with balian on it. Follow the road for about 5 minutes and park next to the wahrung at the top of the cliff.
DistanceTake a car
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movement
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Balian's lefts are usually longer and better shaped than its right. Nice spot, not crowed but u must go in the early morning cause usually at 11:00 am comes onshore winds This is a typical beatiful indo break. Long very long left and righthanders. When you enter the water you will be taken by the current to the right . Do not try to master the current because you simply will not succeed. instead just paddle out . after about 50 meters offshore paddle to the left. It's a very long paddle to the peak but at the same time you get very very long rides.
By Mr.Beetroot , 30 Sep
- Fantastic place, Tahiti like paysage, exceptionally long lefts, good locals, great atmosphere, even though occasionally a bit crowded.
Due to the spot being right in front of a river mouth, the idyllic atmosphere is on rare occasions disrupted by shark sightseeings.
Be careful, don't surf there after a rain, early at dawn or on sunsets.
By Anonymous , 14-02-2010
pity... - used to be good fun, but now there are just too many wankers who shouldn't even be in the water
By scott , 26-12-2009
beginners at Balian - Beginners are fine, they just need to stay in Kuta on the beachies until they learn right of way rules, duckdiving (dont throw your board behind you so some guy cops it in the head paddling out behind you) and can actually stand up! Loose boards are dangerous.
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