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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 padang padang

Indonesia, Bali

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Exact

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Latitude: 8° 48.628' S
Longitude: 115° 5.964' E

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name bali pipeline

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Fast

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movement

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Sharks

 Additional Information

Padang in two words: power and fear. It' the most dangerous and hollowest wave in this area. The final bowl is an obligatory tube. In short: Tube at the take-off, then speed, speed, speed and the ledgey final tube section.
Under 4 ft: even if the surf is possible under 4ft at the final bowl, it's dangerous because of the shallow water.
Over 5 ft: the best is at mid tide. It's pretty but the wave is crowded. It's remain dangerous because there is no water on the reef.
Over 6 ft: the real Padang starts at this size. The wave is long and very hollow. The take-off zone is moving in front of the big rock. Be attentive to the choice of your wave (difficult because there are at this moment 30 to 40 surfers...).
More than 8 ft: Wait for the low tide. The wave is incredible and dangerous.
10 ft: it's the average limit of Padang. Surnatural.
More than 12 ft: out of control.

Take a long board (6'8" to 7'4")

English (Translate this text in English): Padang in two words: power and fear. It' the most dangerous and hollowest wave in this area. The final bowl is an obligatory tube. In short: Tube at the take-off, then speed, speed, speed and the ledgey final tube section.<br />Under 4 ft: even if the surf is possible under 4ft at the final bowl, it's dangerous because of the shallow water.<br />Over 5 ft: the best is at mid tide. It's pretty but the wave is crowded. It's remain dangerous because there is no water on the reef.<br />Over 6 ft: the real Padang starts at this size. The wave is long and very hollow. The take-off zone is moving in front of the big rock. Be attentive to the choice of your wave (difficult because there are at this moment 30 to 40 surfers...).<br />More than 8 ft: Wait for the low tide. The wave is incredible and dangerous.<br />10 ft: it's the average limit of Padang. Surnatural.<br />More than 12 ft: out of control.<br /><br />Take a long board (6'8&quot; to 7'4&quot;)

English (Translate this text in English): Padang in two words: power and fear. It' the most dangerous and hollowest wave in this area. The final bowl is an obligatory tube. In short: Tube at the take-off, then speed, speed, speed and the ledgey final tube section.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Under 4 ft: even if the surf is possible under 4ft at the final bowl, it's dangerous because of the shallow water.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Over 5 ft: the best is at mid tide. It's pretty but the wave is crowded. It's remain dangerous because there is no water on the reef.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Over 6 ft: the real Padang starts at this size. The wave is long and very hollow. The take-off zone is moving in front of the big rock. Be attentive to the choice of your wave (difficult because there are at this moment 30 to 40 surfers...).&lt;br &#47;&gt;More than 8 ft: Wait for the low tide. The wave is incredible and dangerous.&lt;br &#47;&gt;10 ft: it's the average limit of Padang. Surnatural.&lt;br &#47;&gt;More than 12 ft: out of control.&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Take a long board (6'8&amp;quot; to 7'4&amp;quot;)

English (Translate this text in English): Padang in two words: power and fear. It' the most dangerous and hollowest wave in this area. The final bowl is an obligatory tube. In short: Tube at the take-off, then speed, speed, speed and the ledgey final tube section.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Under 4 ft: even if the surf is possible under 4ft at the final bowl, it's dangerous because of the shallow water.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Over 5 ft: the best is at mid tide. It's pretty but the wave is crowded. It's remain dangerous because there is no water on the reef.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Over 6 ft: the real Padang starts at this size. The wave is long and very hollow. The take-off zone is moving in front of the big rock. Be attentive to the choice of your wave (difficult because there are at this moment 30 to 40 surfers...).&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;More than 8 ft: Wait for the low tide. The wave is incredible and dangerous.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;10 ft: it's the average limit of Padang. Surnatural.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;More than 12 ft: out of control.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Take a long board (6'8&amp;amp;quot; to 7'4&amp;amp;quot;)

Atmosphere

If the technical level is too high for you (we are a lot in this case !), just come and enjoy the show on the wave. You will learn just by watching.

English (Translate this text in English): If the technical level is too high for you (we are a lot in this case !), just come and enjoy the show on the wave. You will learn just by watching.

English (Translate this text in English): If the technical level is too high for you (we are a lot in this case !), just come and enjoy the show on the wave. You will learn just by watching.

English (Translate this text in English): If the technical level is too high for you (we are a lot in this case !), just come and enjoy the show on the wave. You will learn just by watching.

General

the pipeline of bali!

English (Translate this text in English): the pipeline of bali!

English (Translate this text in English): the pipeline of bali!

English (Translate this text in English): the pipeline of bali!

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padang padang
Por D7Seas
20 abr 2011
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padang padang
Por John99
10 sep 2008
- I stayed at Padang Padang Surf Camp & I scored Padang Padang epic. The guides all surfed really good & the food was great.... Padang Padang is fickle wave as it needs a very big swell but it's a longer ride than Hawaii Pipeline and the wi
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padang padang
Por Guruba
20 jun 1997
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By inigo19 , 18-08-2009

surf shoes? - In padang you don´t need them cause you paddle through the channel but in impossibles maybe yes. Try and see is the best I can tell you

By inigo19 , 18-08-2009

sharks...no sharks in padang - i´ve read in dangers about sharks, just to say there are no sharks over there

By len_cee@hotmail.com , 14-07-2009

surfshoes? - I was wondering if you need surfshoes at some of the breaks in Bali? In some of the videos see you people wearing them, because of the long trip over the reef to the break? Thanks for replying!!

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