Surfing spots in Kuta and South Coast of Lombok.
Surfing in Lombok is much less hassle than in Bali. Kuta Lombok is "surfers' paradise", and is a great base to travel to the various waves in
different directions, depending on the conditions and seasons. Waves are excellent and many good surf points, such as Mawi, Mawun and some secret wee
spots on the South coast of Lombok are consistent and accessible, with the right guidance.
This huge bay is about 7 km east of Kuta. The bay itself is home to five different spots which work on the various tide, wind and swell combinations. 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 southwest swell it can be a great spot to surf. This break is surfable in any seasons and can handle any wind, even the trade wind,
as it is protected by the surrounding hills. It is best on an incoming tide and can hold 10ft solid.
Outside Gerupuk, or Gili Golong, is a right-hander that is good at mid to high tide, but be sure to take your booties at low tide. Multiple peaks outside
offer big drops on takeoff bending into a hollow and fast inside section. It can hold 8-10ft 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. It is a perfect A-frame peak walling and bending both left
and right. Don-Don works for all levels of surfers, can be good in any season as long as the winds are light, and works on any tide, with the out going
tide the best time.
Kid's Point, or Pelawangan, is another right-hander. This one only breaks on the biggest days, and best on an incoming tide, but when it works, it's
Are Guling is a right hand reef break located on the west side of Kuta. Access by both boat and land is possible. This break is one of the best right handers
on the South Coast, and with 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, and it needs a north-west wind, which is most common from October to April. Are Guling can hold 8-10ft when perfect, but
is best at 4-6ft.
Seger is a right reef break, with the occasional left off the peak, located just 2 km from Kuta. A good place when the swell drops, and on mid tides and
offshore winds this can be a great spot, with short tubes and bowl-like walls ready for any move you can think of. It does need a light wind or north
west wind, so works best around October to April.
Mawi is located 20 minutes west of Kuta, and 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. At 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 you're prepared to surf; just bring your balls!
Ekas is located to the east of Kuta and takes about 30 minutes by car to Awang ,and then another 20 mins by boat across the bay. Ekas is home to two 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 is located further inside the bay from Outside Ekas. It is a fun, walling peak, that can handle real size, but needs a big swell and south
east winds. When its on, it can offer very long rides and barrels on the inside of the right. It suits low tides for the right, higher tides for the
left and holds 12ft plus.
BANGKO BANGKO OR DESERT POINT
The famed Desert Point is located on the South West Coast of Lombok, 3 hours drive from Kuta. Desert Point, as named by Australian surfers, is still
isolated, and traditionally known as Bangko Bangko beach. It consists of a long walled and incredibly hollow left hander that can break up to
300 meters, growing in size from takeoff to end. It is best between 3-8 ft.
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. Its for experienced surfer only, and bring your booties and a good tube riding board.