Bali has year round 

worldclass waves

Walk to bali’s best waves from swell

some of the best waves are only a short walk away

surf all day

The Bukit in Bali has long been regarded in the surfing world as one of the best places for a Bali Surf Holiday. So many different surf spots in a small area.

We didn’t choose Bingin by accident; the moment we walked from our land through this charming little village to the clifftop and stared across a vast expanse of surf breaks, starting from left to right with Uluwatu, Thomas Beach, Padang-Padang, Baby Padang-Padang, Impossibles, Bingin and Dreamland, with Balangan also visible around the right-hand peninsula.

A Year round surf season and warm water makes Bali the ideal surf destination for surfers of all levels.  Once at Swell, we can arrange lessons, guiding and general advice on the right spot for all our guests to surf.  

Experienced and expert surfers will all be familiar with UluwatuPadang-PadangImpossiblesBingin, etc. but there are also waves here for those who are still improving their surfing + some amazing beginner waves.

Bingin inside section, Dreamland, Balangan and Padang Padang all have excellent beginner and intermediate surf conditions. 

Not just for expert surfers

surf for all levels

Ideal beginners and intermediate waves are also A SHORT WALK FROM SWELL

Waves for surfers of all abilities

mellow waves to fast barrels

Expert surfers have long been going to the Bukit area of Bali since the waves here are widely regarded as some of the best waves in the world. 

But in recent years more and more intermediate and people who have never surfed before are starting to relaize that the Bukit area is also superb for finding waves that match their ability.

Many spots change from a hard core spot to a mellow wave in a few hours as the tide starts getting higher; making it an ideal spot for learning or improving.


surf lessons and surf guiding

For people that have never surfed before and want to try it for the first time Swell can organize surf lessons with our partner surf school. Already know how to surf but in need of local knowledge and tips? Then enquire about the Bali Surf guiding that we can organize for you. This is a great way to surf a lot of different surf spots that fit your level of surfing and maximize your wave count on your bali surf holiday.

surfing bali

the ultimate surf destination


Year round surf season. Bigger waves between May- October


Large variety of waves from beach breaks to shallow reefs


Year round warm air and water temperatures, bring plenty of sunscreen

Skill level

Something for everyone: beginners – intermediate and expert surfers

a big choice of surf spots

local knowledge

bali surf mapNever surfed in Bali before and want inside knowedge of when and where to find the best surf conditions  around the Bukit? Our staff are more than happy to share this knowledge. Want a dedicated surf guide? We can organize one for you, the same goes for beginners and intermediate surf lessons. Surf guides and Surf lessons can be booked on arrival.

Bingin is as reliable barrelling wave as those artificially produced these days; a fast left-hander suitable only for experienced surfers 

But Bingin, on a higher tide, also has a softer side with an excellent beginner wave and an inside section for intermediate surfers.  Swell can organise beginner, intermediate or advanced surf lessons/coaching, or a guide to go with you if you are unfamiliar with the spots.

There are half a dozen spots that with mid or high tides are ideal surf spots for beginners and intermediate surfers.
Longboarders will like the mellow waves at Bingin on high tide and Inside Padang Padang is about as ideal a beginner surf spot in Bali.

you can walk to the surf from swell

no need for a scooter or taxi ride, set your own schedule!

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pricing and availability

Interested in staying with Swell?
We’d love to welcome you!

Need help?

Below are some of the frequently asked questions about Swell Bali, if your question is not answered, send us an email, we’ll get back at you in no time.

Booking is very easy, you can either use our online booking engine. It’s quick, easy and secure. Or if you have any questions, just send us an email, and we’ll help you with any questions you might have

Bingin, on the Bukit Penisula, is right in the centre of the best waves in Bali and Swell is very deliberately placed so that you only have a short walk (250m) to the beach.  Restaurants are all around us and Yoga, a gym, a mini-mart, a spa and even a laundry are all within a very short walk.There is no other Bali surf camp or surf resort in Bali that is better located than Swell

A short walk from Swell Bali you will find the world-class wave of Bingin.  Bingin is a machine like a left-hander that breaks over  reef, however on the higher tides and smaller swells it’s also a great wave for beginners and intermediates. Impossibles is another wave that Swell guests can walk to, without the need for a scooter or taxi. It’s a long left-hander that is suitable for intermediate and expert surfers. For long rides, it’s best on a bigger swell and can easily hold waves up to 4-5 x overhead. On smaller waves, you can still enjoy Impossibles but don’t expect the waves to connect all the way through.
Looking for mellow intermediate waves? Walk to Dreamland and enjoy mellow waves. Dreamland is best on the lower tides.Overall if you want to enjoy the best waves that Bali has to offer, you could not be better located than in Bingin with Swell bali Surf Camp

Traveling by yourself? You couldn’t have picked a better place to stay ! 
At our Surf Camp in the Caribbean, we are the #1 destination for solo / single travelers who want to meet new people on their adventure surf holiday.

70% of our clients travel to Swell solo. The way we are set up means that it is really easy to meet fellow travelers. We have breakfast together, we surf together and go out for sunset drinks.

The large communal area which is at the heart of our surf camp /  hotels is the central meeting hub to socialize, play a game, and enjoy meals and drinks in the company of others.

Swell is not a suitable place for children, so we have a minimum age restriction of 16 years old

We started our  Luxury Surf Camp in the Caribbean 10 years ago. Clients loved the concept of the luxuries of a boutique hotel with the social aspects of a hostel. Swell in the Caribbean has ideal learning to surf  conditions for people who have never surfed before. After looking for a location for a second Luxury surf camp, with detours in Mexico and Costa Rica; we finally made it back to Bali after 20 years. Yes some things have changed in Bali, but a few things remained the same: the surf is world class and the locals are still as friendly and smiley as ever.
We looked for a good location in Bali; Seminyak (too busy), Canggu (too busy), finally we made it to Bingin and we realized that it ticks all the boxes: Stunning beach – Awesome surf –  A few  restaurants, bars and surf shops and lots of local charm.
We decided against opening a ‘Bali Surf Camp‘, instead decided on a boutique surf resort, less focus on the beginning surfers, and more on the intermediate and expert surfers.Swell Bali does not have in house surf instructors, unlike at Swell Surf Camp in the Caribbean.What is the same?
The same good vibe, ideal for solo travelers. The standard of accommodation is also the same:  super comfortable rooms, mattresses, linen and very tasty and healthy food.