During the pandemic, foreign tourists who are still living on the Island of the Gods prefer to relax on the beach in the Canggu area. They sit back and relax in the gazebo while enjoying the beach breezes. Moreover, not a few of them take advantage of the opportunity to play surfing, or just learn to conquer the ocean waves. “Canggu Beach is a favorite among foreign tourists visiting the Island of the Gods. Even though in the pandemic season, they still choose this beach to shed their boredom of staying at hotel or villa,” said Ekawati, a hotel employee in the Canggu Beach area, on Thursday (Dec. 3).
Canggu Beach is located at Canggu Village, North Kuta subdistrict, Badung, which is about 20 minutes north of Kuta Beach, and not far from Legian Beach. The black sandy beach, which is not too dense, is visited by tourists, especially by those who like surfing. The waves are big so they are ideal for surfing. Many tourists also take advantage of sitting around and relaxing while waiting for the sunset on the western horizon.
These beach waves are so strong and stable in which they don’t go down and don’t go up. Due to this reason, professional surfers are often tempted to try out their guts and so do the beginners. Tourists just come because there are surfboard rental at the location as well as surf coaches. “Recently, the number of tourists who surf continues to increase. Maybe they have felt bored at home, so they try this surfing sport to increase their immunity,” said Pay, a man who is also a hotel worker in the Canggu area.
Canggu Beach is indeed beautiful in the afternoon. When flocks of birds fly and the silhouette of the sun sets in the distance, the beach becomes even more wonderful. The excellence of Canggu Beach was proven when it hosted the Indonesia Surfing Championship in 2004. It does not only have big waves, but also offers beautiful panoramas. On that account, surfers from various countries feel compelled to venture out on that beach.
Everyday Canggu Beach is never empty of surfing activities. Starting in the morning, around 06:00 to 07:00 in the evening Local Time, the beach with big waves is always crowded. Tourists bring surfboards, while some others rent. “There are also tourists who walk along the beach until the afternoon,” he added. (BTN/015)