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10 waves you must surf in Lombok

10 waves you must surf in Lombok

There are plenty of surf spots in South Lombok to choose from for every level so you won’t be bored or disappointed. Warm water and clean waves are just a few highlights. You can also expect fewer crowds and cleaner beaches than on the neighbouring island of Bali.  We are very close to many breaks, such as Gerupuk, Tanjung Aan, Areguling or Seger. In this article we’ll talk about the 10 waves you must surf in Lombok.

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Are Guling Left & Right

There are two waves in the bay, a left and a right.

The right is more consistent and has a steep take off with a speedy section that can sometimes turn in to a barrel. Wave is predictable and incredibly fun, it can hold big swells and works best from low to mid-tide. It’s one of the best rights in South Lombok, it has multiple take-off zones that give surfers time to manoeuvre and turn. The wave can hold pretty big swells of 8-10 feet.

The left break rolls over a sharp and shallow reef and can provide fun and steep ramps that can start barrelling with the right conditions. The wave is shorter than the right and is typically more hollow.

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Don-Don

This is the furthest break inside Gerupuk Bay and as a result, needs a bigger swell to break and the tide to be mid to high. Don Don is a perfect, A-frame peak that bends both left and right. For all level of surfers. Can be good in any season as long as the winds are light. Works on any tide, with the outgoing tide being the best time. The left side tends to be steeper and more challenging, whilst the right is a little fatter and gives surfers more time for manoeuvres. This wave is incredibly fun and in the right conditions is perfect for any kind of surfer.

Surfer at one of the best waves in Lombok, Ekas

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Ekas Inside

This break is to the east of Kuta. It’s suitable for any level of surfer and usually works well when there’a moderate to big swell. This wave has a left and right side. The left is long and predictable, which makes it perfect for the beginner or intermediate surfers. The right favours lower tides and is a little faster and shorter. The wave can be quite fat if the swell or tides aren’t ideal. The wave tends to break at any time of the year but favours SW swells and SE winds.

Ekas is one of the top 10 waves in Lombok, with amazing walls and long sections

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Ekas Outside

This wave is powerful and exposed and breaks at the base of a cliff face. It attracts more swell than Ekas Inside. The waves have speedy walls that are sizable. The current is strong and big waves can hold you down for long. You can get to this wave from Awang or Ekas. The wave is best on a high tide with big swells.

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Gerupuk Inside

This right-hander over a flat reef, also known as Bumbang Bay, is located in Gerupuk Bay. This wave is extremely reliable and is perfect for learning. It is suitable for all levels and has fun waves, with a long wall and a forgiving lip. This break is surfable during any season and can handle any wind, as it is protected by the surrounding hills. Best on an incoming tide. The wave tends to get very crowded, but if you are lucky to get it without people you’ll have the session of a lifetime.

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Gerupuk Outside

Also called Gili Golong, this spot is situated in Gerupuk Bay very close to Inside Gerupuk. A right-hander works well at mid to high tide with multiple peaks outside. When the conditions are right all three sections of the wave connect, creating a long wall that is incredibly fun. The first section of the wave has a steep and sometimes heavy drop, a racy section follows and at the end there’s a section that under the right conditions forms hollow barrels. Can hold 8-10 ft but is best at 4-6 ft, from October to April. Can be accessed by a boat from Gerupuk Fishing Village.

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Mawi

Fast, powerful and barreling left and less often short right-hander. The wave is pretty shallow and breaks over a sharp reef. The wave can break in both directions under the right conditions. The right has a fast, but perfect barrel that ends in a shallow area. The left can hold very big swells, it has a steep drop that under good conditions barrels. The wave is incredibly consistent during the dry season since it’s perfectly covered from the trade winds by a mountain. The beach is very peaceful and incredibly beautiful, with the wave only a short paddle from the beach.

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Seger

This spot is just 10 minutes away from Xanadu. It is a right reef break, with the occasional left off the peak. Water here is crystal clear. Seger is best when the swell drops. With mid-tide and offshore winds, this can be a great spot- with short tubes and bowly walls ready for any move you can think of. There can be strong currents and unpredictable conditions with a reef full of sea urchins, so it’s advisable to take great when surfing this wave. The spot is quite exposed, so it needs favourable wind conditions (usually in the mornings). This break is best from October to April. It is a short paddle away from the beach with many cosy bars on the beach waiting for you when you get out and a perfect sunset viewing spot.

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BEGINNERS

Selong Belanak

Beautiful beginners beach break 30 minutes away from Kuta with a long white sandy beach. It is a perfect place to try your first steps on the board and learn the basics. This wave doesn’t have many hazards other than other learners. This is the ideal place to venture into the world of surfing.  There are many restaurants and bars by the beach and it’s an ideal place for a beach hangout.

Seger is an absolute favourite and tops our list in our honest guide to Kuta Lombok

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Tanjung Aan

Another beautiful spot with white sand beaches only 15-minute drive from Kuta. The waveforms an A-frame that breaks left and right. This is a perfect spot for longboarding when the swell is small, but can also create more steep and challenging barrels when the swell is stronger. Both sides provide long rides that can be incredibly fun. The wave works all year round and prefers a mid to high tide.

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