Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

April 2, 2012

Surfing Bali

Filed under: Surfing — Tags: , — admin @ 10:42 am

Surfing at Bingin Beach

Whoops, I forgot to bring the file I wrote for this blog to the Wartel. I will have to leave the text for another day and just upload the photos. doh! And here it is. Bingin is just down the line from the famous Uluwatu. It comes after Uluwatu, Padang-Padang and Impossibles. The swell has been small the last few days and today it has picked up to about 3 foot on the sets. I think it has been relatively crowded for such an average surf. There have been only a handful of good surfers and most people surfing have been not very proficient.

I flew from Sydney with Virgin Blue on a really cheap sale price – $280. Virgin Blue are pretty good with taking surfboards and do not seem to have a size limit. Some guys had four boards in their board bags. But make sure that you have a return or onward ticket out of Indonesia or Virgin will not let you board.

boogie boarder
Boogie Boarder having fun

I struggled with the heat and the humidity when I got there. I ate lots of bananas and drank lots of bottled water. I am starting to get used to it now, but it zaps your energy.

Bingin Beach Bali
Bingin Beach Bali

Grommet hits lip
Grommet hits lip

You can get a Visa On Arrival when you get to Bali and it costs $25 dollars. There is a long wait in the queue, so be prepared for it. You can change money just when you get out of customs. There is a row of money changers just waiting for your dollars.

Setting up a floater
Setting up a floater

Today the surf was a bit bigger. People are saying that there is a swell on the way. This guy was surfing really well, hitting the lip and coming off it really well. He set up this floater and went sailing across the top and then landed it down through the white water.

The Floater

Off the top
Off the top

I will put this post in order as soon as I can. I forgot to put it onto the usb stick. doh! Ma’afkan saya. Update, well it is sort of in order but still a little bit out of synch. You can spot the discrepancies. ha ha.


  1. Hi Steve are you the same Steven Happ originally from Vincent St Belmont North. If you are I’m sorry to hear about Martins passing
    Regards Peter

    Comment by Peter — March 5, 2016 @ 7:42 am

  2. yeah mate, that is me.

    Comment by admin — March 7, 2016 @ 1:24 am

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