Almost similar with Echo Beach, Batu Bolong Beach that located in Canggu Village, Kerobokan District, Badung or about 200 meters adjacent to Echo Beach presents a big and dazzling waves for surfing. The magnificent sunset also support this beach become more fascinating. Even, this beach has been the one of famous destination after Kuta that visited by foreign tourists who want surfing. It is also suitable for recreation or relax while enjoying the fresh atmosphere that flows from the Indian ocean.
To reach this place the tourists have to enter Batu Bolong street or about 35 km from Ngurah Rai Airport. Besides Surfing, this beach is usually used as Hinduism Ceremony where in front of the beach there are two temples namely Batu Bolong Temple and Luhur Bhujangga Waisnawa Temple. This is the reason this beach has been well known by foreign tourists as the best surfing spot with interesting Hinduism activities.
Kelian Banjar Dinas Desa Adat Canggu, I Wayan Mustara said, in certain day like Piodalan Day in one of those temples, the place often visited by Canggu Village society. “Fhurthermore, when there are ceremonies of Melasti, Mendak Pratima, Mesuci and Melukat, the people from outside the village such as Kapuan, Baturiti, Petang and Abiansemal frequently conduct the ceremony in this beach. This ceremony sometimes eye catching the tourists to take some pictures of it,” explained Mustara.
Mustara stated, The good access of this place may the tourists stay longer around here to enjoying everything, aside from surfing and conducting ceremonies. “the activities in the east side of the beach is fishing. “There is a fisherman group named Merta Segara Canggu that still conserved since 1986 when it was legalized. It is still use traditional ship to catch the fishes, it is actually the tourists attraction of this beach,” he said.
The tourists that want to enjoy surfing can rent surfing board in this beach. “If the tourists want to rent surfing board, it is only IDR 150.000 to 200.000 according to the size and IDR 40.000 for body board. If they are interesting to use hut, beach clothes or accessories like necklace, bracelets, they can buy in the seller around this beach,” Mustara added. (BTN/ocha)