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Lombok Surf Spots
Lombok is becoming a world renown surfing destination among surf enthusiasts word wide. Huge waves and challenging surf lure die hard to Bangko – Bangko ” The dessert Point” on the south western tip of Lombok. Kuta on the south coast, is surf central and has range of accommodations and service catering specially to surfers. Here you can hire a board, get board repairs and take a surf lesson from the professionals. The waves at Gerupuk and Kuta offer a variety of challenges from beginners to sheer madness!
Lombok Surf Spots
2 breaks – a hollow shifty left, best at mid to High tide A nice right with a fast inside section, best at low to Mid tide Has reasonable protection from the wind. Transport: 20 minutes drive and a 20-minute walk or just 20 minutes by boat from Kuta Beach.
This is a fairly typical Indo reef break. Nice and consistent with powerful long rides when the swell picks up. Sensitive to winds. It’s better during the raining season with NE winds.
Two main peaks:
The right: good peaky right on the west side. Can be powerful.
The left: at the east side of the bay. Rarely works.
Desert Point Bangko-Bangko
Very long, hollow waves that almost always end in a barrel. It needs some swell though to really start working. Watch out for low tide sessions!! The inside breaks on dry reef.
Overview: Atmosphere Voted “The Best Wave in the World” by Aussie Tracks magazine. But it is also one of the most inconsistent waves in the world, needing a mega swell. But if you’re there on the right day…
Is located on the east side of Kuta, it’s take about 30 minutes by car to Awang village and take the boat out to Ekas bay for another 25 minutes. A reef break, it has two spots; Outside and Inside Ekas. Outside Ekas, left-hander, one a heavy wave when it’s big and it can be inconsistent, maximum it’s get 10 foot, mid to high tide. Inside Ekas, it’s a fun peaky wave, just about 5 minutes by boat from outside. Left and right hander works when bigger swell, with left-hander from mid to high tide and right-hander from mid to low tide, hallow and barreling at inside section. Maximum 8 foot, need to be South-east wind trade, with strong wind at some days the rip can be so strong and hardly get to the point.
Overview: Remote and beautiful. With at least 10 surf breaks in Ekas Bay and on the remote south-east corner of Lombok. All accessible by road or boat from Heaven on the Planet. the only real beginner’s wave in Lombok, plus crash hot waves when it is big. works on every swell at the bay or on the southern reefs. Easy left, hard right and barreling right all within 1 km of the resort.
Mawi Beach: It is one of the most beautiful and enchanting bay of Indonesia. Really a dream land!!! Since it is isolated, pay attention not to hurt yourself: waves can be very powerful, with long hold downs. Once I saw a tiger shark in the water, but fishermen say it is exceptional.
This huge bay just about 7 km east Kuta and in a big days it’s offer few different breaks around the bay, reef breaks and to get to the breaks a boat is needed. Inside Gerupuk or Bumbang Bay, right-hander, flat reef or sand bottom which is suitable for all level and fun waves. The big days of Southwest swell can be great day to surf it. This break is almost surf-able at any seasons even sometime need to get right tide, in coming tide it is best time.
It can handle any wind trade as it’s protected and surrounded by hills. Maximum it can get 8 foot. Gerupuk Outside or Gili Golong, right-hander, good at mid to high tide, better take your booties if it sallow. A huge wave and big take off at the point then long ride when you get to inside section which can be a fast and hollow section. Maximum it can get 10 foot, from October to April. Don-Don, it sets on the way to Gerupuk Inside, peak left and right hander. All surfers level, at any season or at least not too much wind, this break can be great fun, need to have a bigger swell. Any tide, out going tide would be best time. Pelawangan or Kid’s Point, another right-hander for beginners, only in a big days and it can be very hollow at out going or in coming tide.
Located just 2 km from Kuta, a reef break, right hander sometime left-hander. This break works when swell drop, classic wave and can hold up to 6 foot with the right wind, it can get hollow and barreling, best at in coming or out going tide.
Senggigi Anjungan Breaks
Senggigi breaks good right hander, it’s work in wet season. Double over head when it’s going off and good long barrel. Including the Senggigi Left hander with two section out side and inside both can ride in one time take off from out side, good tube when it’s going off. 15 minutes paddle from the Senggigi art market to the point break.
“Remember if you enjoy surfing pristine waves in a beautiful settings, leave them as you find them don’t leave any rubbish behind or damage the vegetation, so it remains pristine always for future generations to enjoy”…..
Telecommunication and Internet service
The are bunch option for telecommunication on this area, most of the accommodations, cafes and restaurants has WIFI. For telephone call, there are a Wartel (warung telekomunikasi) open till late located near Segara Anak home stay. For hand phone XL operator are better work on the area.
Recommended Surf Shop
Kimen Surf Shop, Everything from leg ropes, deck grip, fins, booties, wax, surf hat, rash vest, fin plug, fin keys, board covers and travel protectors to reef cut medicine, sunscreen, zinc, lip balm, dink repair, surf book, etc.