MARCH to NOVEMBER – are the best months to surf Southern Lombok
DECEMBER to FEBRUARY – a bit wet but still some good waves and uncrowded surf sessions to be had.
Great fun waves suitable for all standard of surfers all year round.
Mawi: Requires at least 2-3 feet to work. There are 2 breaks - a long slow left and a very fast hollow right-hander. Both can be easily affected by wind and are best surfed at mid-tide. Around 30 minutes from Kuta Beach.
Mawun: Requires a 3 foot wave to break properly. 2 breaks - with both left and right hand peaks. Has good protection from the wind. Location is perfection with pristine beaches and natural scenery. Around 20 minutes from Kuta Beach.
Air Guling: Requires a 2 foot wave to be surfable. Best at 4-6 feet. 2 breaks - a hollow shifty left, best at mid to high tide. A nice right with a fast inside section, best at low to mid-tide. Has reasonable protection from the wind. 20 minutes’ drive and a 20-minute walk or just 20 minutes by boat from Kuta Beach.
Tanjung Aan: A left on the west side of the bay, can be O.K. at 3 ft and up, this wave shifts around a lot. 20 minutes’ walk around the beach from Kuta Indah or 5 minutes from the Novotel.
Sigar: Best in a small swell 1-3 foot. A shorter right peak, which can sometimes barrel, although is easily affected by wind. Best at mid-tide. 10 minutes’ drive or a 25-minute walk.
Desert Point: This wave is also known as Bangko-Bangko, it has established itself as a top surfing point. It is a full day out as it takes around 2 - 2.5 hrs to travel to. This left-hander has a fast inside section, with a shifty take-off area, it barrels and walls along the reef, a long ride…. Best on mid-tides.
Grupuk: Has 4 breaks (2 left and 2 right). Smaller left on the inside east shore, larger left on the outside east shore with shifts around. A fun right on the western shore which is the best on bigger swell, with a steep take off section that tapers out to a full shoulder. The inside section further inshore is a fun right-hander also. All have fair wind protection and is best from 3 foot and up, but can be surfed when it is smaller, the most consistent destination as it peaks up the swell easily. 25 minutes’ drive and then a 10-minute boat ride.
Eka's Bay: (approx. 1 hour drive from Kuta Lombok area) 2 breaks Eka"s (Left) outside works on a swell of 3-5 foot with a nice barrel. Eka"s inside has a nice easy peak and also needs around 2 -3 foot to work. It is a fun wave (good for beginners).
Optimum Surf Conditions for Lombok:
Wind: Varies From SE to NW depending on region and time of year