World Class Surf Spots and Last Days In Canguu

 

Happy Phil

Happy Phil

 

After the all the festivities from the wedding, and the parting in Kuda at the Hard Rock, the 4 of us that surf decided to take a few days and explore the world class surf spots that have made Bali famous.

First stop on almost any surfers list to hit in Indo would be Uluwatu.  This surf playground boasts some of the most consistent and best shaped waves on the planet.  Its the spot that put Indo on the surfing map and its not hard to see why from the moment you walk out to the cliff edge.

 

Uluwatu

Uluwatu

 

 

Uluwatu

Uluwatu

 

 

Uluwatu

Uluwatu

 

 

Uluwatu

Uluwatu

 

Ulu’s is really a series of spots along the outer reef edge.  The 200ft white cliffs frame the scene and protect the water surface from wind.  Adding to the magical location is the access point which is a cave and small pebble sandy beach.

Unfortunately the cliff face along the goat path to the cave entrance is riddled with hastily built restaurants, shops and surf shops. If you can focus through this mess and look straight ahead, it is not hard to imagine what the first surfers to discover this place saw…simple surf perfection.

 

Uluwatu

Uluwatu

 

 

Path to Padang Padang

Path to Padang Padang

 

The next stop on our tour was Padang Padang.  Walking down the the beach was an experience just like Uluwatu.  The wave wasn’t breaking this day, but I got a great shot of the “crack” in the rock entrance to the waters edge.

 

Relaxing at the Canggu Shops

Relaxing at the Canggu Shops

 

After our time on the Peninsula, we rallied back through the traffic hell of Kuta, Legion, and Seminyak and burst out onto the country side driving back towards Tanah Lot and the little town of Canggu.

We had made reservations at a modest guess house just outside town but still on the beach.  The place was great, and it was a short walk up the beach to the Canggu shops.  This quickly became my favorite place in Bali

As I have traveled, I have found many spots to emit a certain energy, some good, warm and welcoming, others dark, cold and guarded.  Canggu is on the good side of this energy, and is one of my special spots.

 

Canggu View

Canggu View

 

 

Room at Canggu

Room at Canggu

 

There were 5 of us staying in a little one bedroom place.  Full on surf trip style. Luckily the guys at the guest house had an extra mattress and we threw in on the floor.  The next few days we just woke up, surfed, ate, internet-ed and relaxed. Pretty much the perfect set-up

 

Thumping Waves At Canggu

Thumping Waves At Canggu

 

 

Thumping Waves At Canggu

Thumping Waves At Canggu

 

 

God Rays At Canggu

God Rays At Canggu

 

 

Heavenly Black Sand Surf Beach

Heavenly Black Sand Surf Beach

 

 

Close Out

Close Out

 

 

Bali Sky

Bali Sky

 

 

Bali Sky

Bali Sky

 

 

Bali Clouds

Bali Clouds

 

 

Bali Clouds

Bali Clouds

 

 

Canggu Sunset

Canggu Sunset

 

 

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My Happy Place

My Happy Place

 

 

My Happy Place

My Happy Place

 

 

Ahh Canggu

Ahh Canggu

 

 

Canguu Shops

Canguu Shops

 

All the guys left a few days before I had booked my flight out.  I spent three more days relaxing on the beach, surfing, eating, catching up on the blog and setting myself up to go back to Peru.  I said in the past that Peru ended up being a special place for me, and looking back now it really did change my perspective and ultimately the direction my life is headed in. I had to go back to do something…something crazy.  I took these last days in Canggu to prepare myself for one of the biggest leaps I have ever made.

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One response to “World Class Surf Spots and Last Days In Canguu

  1. Great blog post – glad to hear you enjoyed you’re time in Canggu! We also run a small bed and breakfast in Canggu – so next time you’re in Bali, make sure to come over. 🙂 Cheers, Justin

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