After spending 3 weeks in Bali in 2008, my wife and I decided to come back for a month and stay so I could surf and we could enjoy the island. Having surfed Bali before (Uluwatu/Bukit) and coming off a surf boat charter in the Maldives, I couldn't wait to get in the water in Bali. Got to Canggu beach and I admit that it was a bit disappointing. I felt like I was back at Ocean Beach in San Francisco vs. Bali. The waves were a combo beach/reef break with long paddle outs and ok waves. The SE trade winds also came up very early so I had to be up at dawn to get a couple of hours in before the winds were blowing 15-20 MPH side shore. I should have brought a kite board!
We've made a few trips already down to surf the Bukit because it was too big in Canggu to even paddle out, and it's going off all day with offshores, white sand beaches, and perfect clear blue/green water breaking over consistent reef.
I hate to complain, which I feel like I'm doing...but I had visions of perfect waves that I could surf at any time of the day for the entire month. I should have done more research...but maybe this will help you. :-)
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