Bali, Indonesia Surf Forecast 27 September - 10 October, 2017

26 Sep 2017 0

Ben Macartney

Chief Surf Forecaster

COASTALWATCH | BALI, INDO SURF FORECAST 

Forecast Issued Tuesday, 26 September, 2017

There are two ways you could look at the now impending eruption of Bali’s largest volcano, Mount Agung. For the risk averse, it’s obviously a good time to steer clear of the island. No matter how good the surf, the prospect of fire and brimstone raining down on one’s head is enough to change your holiday destination to somewhere, well, less volcanic.

The other, more hard-core perspective goes something like this: Fly into Bali before Mt Agung pops. Then wait as the majority of transient surfers take mum and dad’s advice and vacate the island, leaving the majority of Bali’s stellar breaks relatively devoid of crowds. And assuming Mount Agung does finally blow, there are suddenly no flights in or out. That means pumping surf and uncrowded lineups for days - perhaps even weeks. Just duckdive to wash off the volcanic ash. The big flaw in this plan is that there probably won’t be a whole lot in the way of epic surf to tap into over the coming week; by no means flat – but not exactly pumping late season Indo. So that begs the question: is dodging a bit of fire and brimstone for some clean two to three foot sets worth the risk?

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