Kuta Lombok is a "surfers' paradise". Waves are excellent and there are many good surf breaks, such as Mawi, Mawun and "Point X" along South coast of Lombok. Matahari Hotel or Kuta Indah have a wave information board. You may have to ask the locals to take you to the point with your surf board. A good place to hang around and get all of the surfing information and to see a bit of nightlife is Lombok Lounge.
Surfing Spots in Kuta and South Coast of Lombok
This huge bay is about 7 km east of Kuta. The bay itself is home to five different surf spots which work on various tides, wind and swell conditions. Basically you can always get a wave at Gerupuk. All waves can only be accessed by boat.
Inside Gerupuk: or Bumbang Bay, is a right-hander over a flat reef. It is suitable for all levels and has fun waves with a long wall and a forgiving lip. On big days with a south-west swell it can be a great spot to surf. This break is surfable in any season and can handle any wind direction, even the trade winds, as it is protected by the surrounding hills. Best on an incoming tide and can hold 10ft solid waves.
Gili Golong (outside Gerupuk Bay). A right-hander that is good at mid to high tide, better take your booties at low tide. Multiple peaks outside offer big drops on takeoff bending into a hollow and fast inside section. Can hold 8-10ft waves but is best at 4-6ft, from October to April.
Don-Don, is the furthest break inside the bay and, as a result, needs a bigger swell to break. Don Don is a perfect A-frame peak walling and bending both left and right. Suitable for all levels of surfers. Can be good in any season as long as the winds are light. Works on any tide, out going tide is the best time.
Kid's Point or Pelawangan, is another right-hander, only breaks on the biggest days, but when it works, it's barrel city. Best on an incoming tide.
A right hand reef break located on the west side of Kuta. Access by boat and land is possible. This break is one of the best right-handers on the South Coast. Mid to low tides can see the inside section doubling up and barreling. A left hander on the other side of the bay is surfable, though only when its small. Needs a north-west wind which is most common from October to April. Are Guling can hold 8-10ft waves when perfect, but is best at 4-6ft.
Located just 2 km from Kuta, Seger is a right-hand reef break with the occasional left off the peak. A good place when the swell drops. On mid tides and offshore winds this can be a great spot, with short tubes and bowly walls ready for any move you can think of. Needs a light wind or north-west wind, around October-April.
Located 20 minutes west of Kuta. On small days this reef break offers a nice peak with short hollow rights and lefts. At 6ft plus, Mawi transforms into a heaving left barrel, with elevator drops and heavy hold downs. In 8-10ft it’s not a spot for the faint hearted. Best on mid tides and a south east trade wind, from May to September Mawi can hold any size wave you're prepared to surf.
Located to the east of Kuta and takes about 30 minutes by car to Awang and then another 20 minutes by boat across the bay. Ekas is home to two popular surf spots.
Outside Ekas is a left hander that starts working over 5ft and holds up to 10ft. The wave offers huge drops, acres of open face to carve and a ton of power to spare. Best on mid to high tides and a south east wind.
Inside Ekas Located further inside the bay from Outside Ekas. A fun, walling peak, that can handle real size. Needs a big swell and south east winds, but on it's day can offer very long rides and barrels on the inside of the right. Low tides for the right, higher tides for the left and holds 12ft plus.
Banko Bangko or Desert Point
Located on the South West Coast of Lombok, 3 hours drive from Kuta. On its day Desert Point is regarded as one of the best waves on the planet. Barrels of 20 seconds have been filmed there and 10 second tubes are common. Full or new moon low tides, a south-east wind and a big swell are needed, most consistent from May to October. It can go weeks without waves, but just one Desert Point bomb will make the wait worth it. Experienced surfers only. Bring your booties and a good tube riding board.
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