Senggigi Reef, off the point near the Senggigi Beach Hotel, has good coral for snorkeling and, in the right conditions, some decent surf breaks. Snorkel gear can be hired from the beachside stalls. Canoes can be hired from the beach on the weekends and during peak tourism times. Local outrigger boats (prahu) are lined up on the beach between the Santosa Resort and the Art Market and can be chartered for trips along the coast or out to the Gili Islands. The cost is between Rp300,000 and Rp450,000, depending on the number of passengers and number of islands on your itinerary. North of Senggigi, most beaches are deserted and you can easily find your own exclusive beach for the day.
The Senggigi wave (best season: dry, Apr -- Oct; best swell: west/southwest; best size: 3 -- 5 ft.; best winds: southeast) is in front of the Senggigi Beach Hotel. This great right and left beach break can produce long rides when the swell is up. This wave is best on mid- to high tides and is only a short paddle from the beach. The crowds here are generally light and the peaceful serenity of surfing these white sand beaches with very few surfers can be just the ticket for those wary of the growing Bali crowds.
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