|Surfing Mania at Batubolong Coast|
Surfing has really gained popularity in Tanah Lot. As the sun approaches the horizon, you can see line of young Balinese men approaching the beach on their surfboards, controlling them with the same gracefullness as in their traditional dances, mastering the waves and penetrating the tubes. Surfing in Bali is said to have began at some time around 1970 although it is likely a lucky few were surfing the island to there selves some years before then. Bali in many peoples opinion is a surfing theme park with so many different waves on a relatively small island for all abilities and all year round consistency.
The most consistent time of the year for decent swell is from July through to October which is the middle of the dry season and also the most popular time to visit the island and therefore the most crowded. Surfing is a surface water sport in which the participant is carried along the face of a breaking wave, most commonly using a surfboard, although wave-riders may make use of kneeboards, body boards (aka boogie boards), kayaks, surf skis, and their own bodies. Surfing-related sports such as paddleboarding and sea kayaking do not require waves, and other derivative sports such as kitesurfing and windsurfing rely primarily on wind for power, yet all of these tools may as well be used to ride waves.
Two major subdivisions within contemporary stand-up surfing are reflected by the differences in surfboard design and riding style of longboarding and shortboarding. In tow-in surfing (most often, but not exclusively, associated with big wave surfing), a surfer is towed into the wave by a motorized water vehicle, such as a jetski, generally because standard paddling is often ineffective when trying to match a large wave's higher speed.Batubolong Coast at Tanah Lot area famous as a place for surfing among in local surfer or international surfer cause height of its wave which is compatible for surfing. Local surfer usually the young man from entire Beraban village and surrounding villages. They usually do not have experience in surfing world before. But they always not tire to try and practice their style every day. So that as long as they try, they become profesional surfer and can follow the surfing competition to expose their style, both national or international competition.