Seminyak Beach Surf Spot
One of the few beach breaks in Bali, Seminyak beach is often as elusive as it is perfect.
Located on Bali’s western coastline, just 15 minutes north of Kuta, Seminyak should definitely make your list of spots to scope. Considered one of the more popular surfing destinations on the island for surfers of all ability levels, you can expect easy road access with a wide variety of accommodation, food, and entertainment options in the area. If you’re hankering for a perfect A frame, long shoulder or epic lock-out barrel, Seminyak might be your best bet.
Ku De Ta
What kind of wave is Seminyak?
Seminyak Beach: Beach Break
Seminyak Beach: Beginner
Seminyak Beach: Left,Right
Seminyak Beach: Sand
Seminyak Beach: Not necessary
Seminyak Beach: Longboard to shortboard
Seminyak Beach: Low Crowds
Seminyak Beach: Closeouts, beginner surfers, rip currents
Best swell direction:
Seminyak Beach: WSW
Best wind direction:
Seminyak Beach: NE
What tide is best:
Seminyak Beach: All tides
Best tide movement:
Seminyak Beach: Incoming
Seminyak Beach: Ultra-consistent
Best time of year:
Seminyak Beach: Dry season; April – October
Seminyak Beach: Mellow as can be
Other names for spot:
Ku De Ta
How do you get in and out of the surf?
As you’re standing on the beach at Seminyak, it’s best to look for sections where the waves do not typically break. Usually, these will be rip currents. Rip currents can be great for getting out to the line-up quickly but keep your eye on the beach to make sure you’re not getting sucked into a bad spot.
What is the beach like?
Seminyak beach is a wide open expanse of sandy beach dotted with restaurants, warungs, and tourist attractions. Great spot for an afternoon drinking beers with friends, searching for live music or watching the sunset after a long session.
Where should I stay?
There are plenty of places to choose from in the Seminyak area, so many you’ll have a very tough time choosing. One thing you should consider most is finding something with easy access to the beach. Expert tip; be sure to plot a route to the beach from the accommodation you’re considering. Don’t be fooled by a property that appears to be close to the beach as a lot of properties have no direct route to the beach. Take a look at some of our favourites below.
Cheapest Price Range – Liberta Seminyak Hotel
Liberta Seminyak Hotel is more than your old sandy surf hostel. With modern amenities, great food, pool access and only a block from the beach you couldn’t ask for more. Liberta Hotel feels almost like a Southern California getaway except with easy access to year-round Balinese barrels. A great choice for single travellers, couples, and families on a budget.
Affordable Price Range – Kima Bali Surf Camp Seminyak
The Kima Surf Camp Seminyak has been one of the most popular hotspots for a perfect surf vacation for over 20 years! The beach is only a quick stroll away from the camp. Kima Surf Camp makes sure that you surf the best waves twice a day, seven days a week including video analysis and theory lessons. Kima Surf Camp Seminyak paid particular attention to recreating the genuine Bali feeling when designing the surf camp – natural stone pools surrounded by a tropical garden where you can chill out with a cocktail or practice your duck dive. You can end the day in a relaxed way with their weekly BBQ and with a sunset beer in one of the nearby beach clubs.
Mid Price Range – Kresna Suites By Villa Kresna
If you’re looking for comfort and privacy but don’t like the idea of a corporate resort, Krensa Suites might be your ideal getaway. Located a short walk from the sand and surf, each villa has its own level of privacy and seclusion you won’t find in Seminyak’s busy surrounding areas. It’s easy to enjoy the peace, quiet, and comfort which makes this accommodation ideal for couples, families, or groups looking to spend hour upon hour in the line-up along Seminyak Beach.
Luxury Price Range – The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa
With nearly an uncontested 5 stars on Trip Advisor, The Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa is one of the best surf accommodation options you’ll find in Seminyak. Just steps from the beach and conveniently located near local nightlife, The Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa is great for couples or honeymooners with differing ideas about hours spent in the line-up versus hours spent poolside. Ideal for destination weddings, romantic getaways, or a private retreat.
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Is there food nearby?
Atlas Kitchen and Coffee carries on the legacy of hearty, healthy, and delicious food you’ll find everywhere in bali. A classic mix of asian dishes, Atlas Kitchen is a step-up from your typical street food warrung. Great for a hearty breakfast post-dawn patrol or dinner/lunch followed by an evening in the surf or out on the town.
Naughty Nuri’s Seminyak serves up a balinese look at barbeque. Expect large succulent portions of your favorite barbecue dish from ribs and chicken to beef brisket. A fun and lively atmosphere, Naughty Nuri’s is a great place to start out the night after a long day of bicep burning rip currents to a long night of belch inducing bintangs. With over 1,400 reviews on Tripadvisor, Naughty Nuri’s still boasts a whopping 5 stars and it’s not hard to taste why.
Barbacoa Bali sets a high bar for Bali’s emerging boutique/hipster-foodie scene. Offering a chilled ambience juxtaposed against a modern industrial chic, Barbacoa Bali serves up Argentine and Mediterranean inspired dishes from slow roasted pork to empanadas and chimichurri sauce. You might find yourself planning your next surf trip for South America after tasting Barbacoa Bali.
What else is there to do in the area other than surfing?
Double Six Rooftop Sunset Bar – After a few hours of surfing, there’s not much better than a cool cocktail overlooking the sunset. Double Six Rooftop Sunset Bar offers one of the best views of the sunset you’re likely to find in Bali. While you can’t beat the view, the food, drink, and atmosphere is nothing to scoff at either. Ps: Don’t forget to scope out some of the other beach breaks in Seminyak while sipping your pina colada.
Bali Food Safari Tour – Speaking of the emerging hipster-foodie culture, Bali Food Safari Tour offers a look into Seminyak’s bursting fine-dining experiences. For a relatively cheap price, you can expect 12 different dishes from Seminyak’s best restaurants. With the melting pot that Bali has become in recent years, you’ll have the opportunity to taste a variety of different cuisines from Bali’s traditional food to mediterranean and american inspired dishes.
Bali Party Pub Crawl – Who doesn’t love a good pub crawl? Your surf trip might just not be complete without a night of full on debauchery. Bali Party Pub Crawl can help to ensure that you have quick and easy access to the nightlife in Seminyak lead by a guide who can tour you through the scene. For a night out with friends, who doesn’t love free drinks, free access to four different venues, and no line privileges?
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Where is Seminyak?
Seminyak is located on the west coast of Bali neighbouring Legian to the north.
How to get around?
You can grab a taxi from almost anywhere in Seminyak however be warned that Seminyak is home to the most congested traffic in Bali. At certain times of the day it is a lot quicker to walk than take a taxi. The best solution to get around Seminyak as is the same everywhere in Bali is by scooter. Renting a scooter will save you a lot of time and frustration!
Is there parking fees?
Along the beach in the Seminyak area you will pay a parking fee of 2,000Rp per scooter where ever you decide to park up and check the surf.