At over two miles long and with the backdrop of the biggest party town in Bali, Kuta Beach is actually a pretty good place to surf. It may not look perfectly enticing due to the dark water, caused by the black sand beach, but the waves here rival some of the best beach breaks in the world.
It can get a little busy with tourists in front of the main town, but just walk a few hundred yards and you can find a peak to yourself. If you’re new to the sport, there are plenty of good surf schools, and the waves are never too big to get a start. Getting in the water is also a perfect way to wash off the inevitable hangover from a big night out in town.