8 great captures of Bali’s monster waves that’ll make you say ‘OMG’

South Bali has been hit with bouts of coastal flooding in the past week as high tides and a killer swell set in. 

Crazy videos and photos documenting the banjir and violent waves have been spreading around the Bali social media sphere. Here are some of our faves:

1. Kuta gets flooded, tourists ‘freak out’

2. Berawa gets drowned

3. The Ngurah Rai Bypass at the airport, just OMG

Bali airport flooding
Photo: Supplied

4-6. King tides strike Lembongan, Berawa, and Ketewel


7. The sun lounging area in Nusa Dua gets put under water

Nusa Dua flooding
Photo: Supplied

8. A woman at Echo Beach boldly faces nature. We’re left wondering, where is the 3 seconds later shot?


A photo posted by Justin Dyke (@bfree_bwell) on

While these images and videos are all in good fun, do remember that these waves can be super strong and dangerous. Two tourists were killed in Sanur on Thursday afternoon after getting dragged into the water. 

And according to an environmental expert interviewed by news agency Antara Bali, we might have to get used to this sort of flooding. We could be experiencing coastal flooding in the south until September, Antara’s source said. 


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