Playgrounds (Nusa Lembongan) in Bali is a sheltered reef break providing reliable and most enjoyable opportunities to surf. In fact it’s almost guaranteed every single day especially between the months of May and October during the dry season. Works best in offshore winds from the east/southeast providing some shelter from the southeast winds. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Choose from left and right breaking reefs which are best around mid-tide.

Surf Spot Quality

Tide, Swell and Wind

Wave quality: Regional Classic Good swell direction Good wind direction
Experience: All surfers Swell size Starts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Frequency Regular Best tide position Mid and high tide


Best tide movement Rising and falling tides
Type Reef-coral

More details

Direction Right and left Week crowd Few surfers
Bottom Reef (coral, sharp rocks etc..) Week-end crowd Few surfers

Normal (50 to 150m)

Normal length
Good day length Normal (50 to 150m)


Additional Information

High tide allows right to break through about 80 metres. As tide drops, right sections and left starts to barrel. If you’re not quite up to the hidings the other spots on Nusa Lembongan can dish out, check out this spot.

Can surf this spot mid to low, but be warned, although considered a beginners wave for lembonga, it’s still a classic indo break-sharp, shallow and fast for the intermediate. It’s a beautiful spot and well worth surfing even f you can handle shippys and lacerations, the wall is well worth a punt!


Pretty freaky sitting in the lineup with huge catamarans and pontoons only 100 metres away. Great atmosphere.


Love it. The day photos were taken was 5 foot at playgrounds, and about 10 foot at Shipwrecks (fairly serious). Daily Tourists from Bali all over the place snorkelling etc. between 10am and 3pm. They are however well out of the way and never near the line up.

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