10 Best Surf Spots In Lombok, Indonesia

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Melissa
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Famous for its natural active volcanos, majestic islands, historic temples, and relaxing beaches, it is no doubt that Indonesia has easily made it to every travelers bucketlist for Asia. This beautiful country is home to many unique culture and languages, but still true to its own. Those looking for adventure can definitely go to Indonesia, specifically in Lombok. It is here that you can ride the legendary waves of Asia’s surfing capital and go on a tropical adventure of your lifetime. To help you do this, we’ve put together a list of our 10 best surf spots In Lombok, Indonesia!

1. Ekas Inside

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Those trying surfing for the first time should definitely go and check out Ekas Inside. Located in Jalan Pantai Surga Desa Ekas Buana, Pemongkong, Jeorwaru in the East Lombok Regency, this tropical spot has waves for both beginners and advanced surfers. They are gentle and beginner-friendly that the traveling adventurers are sure to enjoy. You’ll also love the view from this surf spot.

Ekas Inside

Address: Jalan Pantai Surga Desa Ekas Buana, Pemongkong, Jeorwaru, East Lombok Regency, Lombok

2. Secret Spot Surf

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This spot near Belongas isn’t that of a secret when it comes to best surfing areas in Lombok, Indonesia. It is probably one of the more challenging waves to get in and it is impossible to find without guidance from a local. There are waves everywhere near this secret spot but it works better during the wind season when the waves are calmer. It has a long right-hander that will take you right into the channel and beautiful white beach travelers are sure to enjoy.

Secret Spot Surf

Address: Kuta, Pujut, Central Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara 83573, Indonesia

3. Mawi

Dave B @ Mawi
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Another favorite surf spot on this list is Mawi beach! This is one of the more popular surfing sports in Lombok, Indonesia, only because it is for those who dare to ride the waves. Waves are usually at six feet (1.8 meters) and can go at a maximum of eight to ten feet (2.4 to 3 meters). For the best mid tides, surfers are recommended to go visit from May to September. However, if you’re feeling a little bit adventurous, come as you are and surf the great tides of Mawi.

Mawi

Address: Jl. Pantai Mawi, Selong Belanak, Praya Bar., Kabupaten Lombok Tengah, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83572

4. Mawun Beach

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Catch some waves in this seemingly peaceful Mawun beach, just a 30-minute ride from Kuta past Air Guling. Those looking for a low-key time to learn how to surf can stay in this beginner surfing spot. It is often quiet and less crowded, while its beach is filled with clear waters and soft white sand. Although breaks are very inconsistent, surfers are recommended to go visit and work during the wet season or early mornings. Mawun beach is also a protected cove that is ideal for swimming!

Mawun Beach

Address: West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

5. Selong Belanak Beach

Selong Belanak Beach - Hidden Beautiful Beach in Lombok
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Show off your skills when you take on the waves Selong Belanak Beach has to offer. This is another popular surfing spot among tourists so you can expect a lot of people within the area. Since Selong Belanak Beach is considered as one of the most prestigious beaches on Lombok tourism, you should definitely not miss a chance to pass by this beauty. If you can see it yourself, the shore is actually the shape of a crescent. Be sure to take pictures while you’re at it!

Selong Belanak Beach

Address: Selong Belanak, West Praya, Central Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

6. Are Guling Beach

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Are Guling Beach or bay offers a right-hand reef break just at the left of Kuta. Advanced surfers will love this surfing spot as it is arguably one of the best right-hander in the South coast. If you’re looking for big and long waves, Are Guling Beach can hold up to 8 to 10 feet (2.4 to 3 meters) but breaks best at 4 to 6 (1.2 to 1.8 meter) feet. The waves are big and strong but work best during the wet season. They also have a left-hander on the other side but works best during high tide.

Are Guling Beach

Address: Tumpak, Pujut, Central Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara 83572, Indonesia

7. Gerupuk

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Gerupuk Lombok is actually a small island made up of small bays and five surf breaks. These surf breaks are relatively friendly and open to both amateur and advanced surfers. To reach Gerupuk, surfers have to take a short boat ride from Gerupuk Village. The best part about this sweet surfing spot is that it offers slightly different tides, wind and swell directions for all kinds of surfers. Apart from surfing, Gerupuk Lombok is also a well-known fishing village.

Gerupuk

Address: Jl. Pariwisata Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Pujut, Kabupaten Lombok Tengah, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83573, Indonesia

8. Tanjung Aan

BIRUNYA TANJUNG AAN
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Just 20 minutes east of Kuta and you’ll see a white sandy beach, composed of two bays, called Tanjung Aan. Those feeling a more picturesque view while surfing will definitely enjoy the view this pristine beach has to offer. Since then, a lot of tourists have been flocking Tanjung Aan to see the view, so expect more crowds and colorful surfboards and beanie bags, among other touristy things. It has a nice bay with cool waves and is recommended for beginner surfers.

Tanjung Aan

Address: Pantai Tanjung Aan, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

9. Surf Desert Point

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Look out surfers, you might want to hang on your boards when you visit Surf Desert Point! It has arguably the best left-hander in the world. Located just on the southwest of the coast of Lombok, it is a long three-hour drive from Kuta. Regarded as one of the best waves on the planet, it can get really challenging (and a little scary) for surfers, even for those who have been surfing the whole year. So not unless you’re a total professional, you might not want to surf the tides of this one.

Surf Desert Point

Address: Jalan Putih, Batu Putih, Central Sekotong, West Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara 83365, Indonesia

10. Seger Reef

Kuta Lombok View from hill near Pantai Seger
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Located just 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) from Kuta is Seger Reef! This surfing spot offers a right reef break with the inconsistent left off the peak. If you’re lucky, you can chance on short waves ready perfect for those practicing their surfer moves on mid tides and offshore winds. Those wanting bigger waves are gonna need light wind (or northwest wind). Since it is closer to town than most surfing spots, expect some local chit chat to pop-up every now and then.

Seger Reef

Address: Jl. Pariwisata Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Pujut, Kabupaten Lombok Tengah, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83573, Indonesia

Ride the waves of Asia's surfing capital

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It’s no secret that Indonesia is home to arguably the best surfing spots in Asia. Travelers across the globe visit the country for some legendary wave riding. Lombok is a popular destination because it is less crowded and has various choices of surfing spots for all kinds of surfers. Whether you’re a beginner, an amateur, and even a professional, there’s sure to be a surfing spot waiting for you in Lombok, Indonesia. Be sure to choose among our top picks of best surf spots for some tropical adventure!

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Melissa is a 20-something-year-old storyteller from Manila. She's been to Europe and Asia but still dreams of going around her home, the Philippines. When she's not traveling, you can find her in...Read more

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