Who doesn’t know Lombok? It is popular for its natural active volcanoes, majestic islands, sandy and relaxing beaches and some majestic historical temples too.
There are a lot of things you can do while spending your holiday in Lombok, starting from exploring the historical sites, hiking to the second highest volcano in Indonesia, Mount Rinjani, sunbathing in the breezy and sandy beaches and even surfing.
If you plan to visit Lombok, don’t miss these 6 incredible tourist attractions in West Lombok too. Lombok is also considered as heaven for surfers among the other 13 best surfing spots in Indonesia You must try.
There are plenty surfing spots in Lombok you can choose, ranging from the beginner level to the advanced level. Choose your own level. Warm water and clean waves are the two amazing features these surfing spots offer. Let’s have a further discussion about these 6 surfing spots which are heaven for surfers in Lombok.
- Ekas Inside Surf Resort
Ekas Inside is located in Jalan Pantai Surga Desa Ekas Buana, Pemongkong, Jeorwawu, East Lombok. This surfing spot serves waves for both beginners and advanced surfers. The waves are known to be gentle and beginner-friendly so that the travelling adventures are surely enjoyable.
The wave has a left and right side. The left is long and predictable so it is perfect for the beginner to intermediate surfers. Meanwhile, the right favors lower tides and is a little faster and shorter. Besides the waves, you will also love the view from the spot.
Another heaven for surfers in Lombok is Mawi Beach. Mawi Beach is also known as one of the more popular surfing spots in Lombok. It is known for its fast, powerful and barreling left and less often short right-hander waves. The waves can be pretty shallow and break over a sharp reef. The waves are usually around 6 feet (1.8 meters) and can go beyond 8 to 10 feet (2.4 to 3 meters).
If you’re looking for the best mid tides, come in May to September. Meanwhile, if you want to get more adventurous, then come anytime and surf the great tides in Mawi!
Gerupul Lombok is a small island made up of small bays and five surf breaks. This spot is open and suitable for both beginner and advanced surfers as the waves are incredibly reliable and are perfect for learning.
The best part about surfing in Gerupuk is it offers slightly different tides, wind and swell directions for all kinds of surfers. Besides surfing, you can also go fishing here as Gerupuk is also known as a popular fishing village.
Lombok is also known as one of the most romantic spots for honeymoon. Read more about it in 6 romantic places to visit for a honeymoon in Lombok for newlywed couple.
- Are Guling Beach
The next surfing spot in Lombok is Are Guling Beach. It offers a right-hand reef break similar to the left of Kuta. This beach has two waves in the bay, a left and a right. The right one is more consistent and has a steep take off along with a speedy section.
The speedy section sometimes can turn in to a barrel. No wonder, it is considered as one of the best rights in South Lombok. The waves are predictable and really fun!
Meanwhile, the left break rolls over a sharp and shallow reef. It also provides fun and steep ramps that can start barreling with the right conditions.
This surfing spot is suitable for intermediate and advanced surfers.
- Selong Belanak Beach
If you are a beginner surfer, then you should visit Selong Belanak Beach. It is considered as a beautiful beginner’s beach.
It is only 30 minutes away from Kuta Lombok. If you would like to try your first steps on the board and learn the basic of surfing, then you should come here.
The waves don’t have many hazards so it is an ideal place to venture into the world of surfing. After surfing, you can hang out by hopping into restaurants and bars located by the beach.
- Tanjung Aan
Tanjung Aan Beach is another perfect place for surfing in Lombok. This surfing spot is suitable for intermediate and advanced surfers. This white sand beach is only 15 minutes from Kuta Lombok.
The wave forms an A-frame which breaks left and right. This is also a perfect spot for longboarding, especially when the swell is small.
However, it can also create more steep and challenging barrels when the swell is stronger. Besides surfing, you can also enjoy the view of the pristine beach.
If you want to find other surfing spots, such as in Bali, you can spend time reading 6 must-visit surfing spots in Bali.