There are a number of surfing breaks at Balian:
- There is a right in north corner of beach at times
- A left straight in front – mid to high
- A right to the north of the river mouth – sit out on the far peak for a long, long wave – don’t try to paddle on to it from the side
- Another right across river.
- A left at south end of beach at times
- In the distance there is a left and a right. The right is supposed to be better.