The best surfing spots in Indonesia

Surfing in Lombok
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Lombok is also known for its best secret surf point, The Desert Point. Still very isolated but for most Australian surfers they named it as "Desert Point", located in South West cost of Lombok. Desert Point also known as Bangko bangko beach.

A long walled and incredibly hollow left hander that on its day can break up to 300 meters, growing in size from takeoff to end. Best between 3-8 ft.
Surfing in Lombok is much less hassle than in Kuta Beach Bali.

Kuta Beach & South Coast of Lombok (The Gerupuk Beach) also offer good quality of surf. You may need to hire boat from locals to take you to some of the wave's point. If you stay in Kuta Beach Lombok, ask around, many locals surfer will guide you to find the waves.

Kuta Lombok is "surfers' paradise". Waves are excellent and many good surf points, such as Mawi, Mawun and etc include "Point X", along South coast of Lombok. Matahari Hotel or Kuta Indah has the wave information board.

Surfing spots in Kuta and South Coast of Lombok

This huge bay is about 7 km east Kuta. The bay itself is home to five different spots which work on 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 an 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 at any seasons and can handle any wind, even the trade wind, as it is protected by the surrounding hills. Best on an incoming tide and can hold 10ft solid.

Outside Gerupuk: or Gili Golong. A right-hander that is good at mid to high tide, better take your booties at low. Multiple peaks outside offer big drops on takeoff bending into a hollow and fast inside section. Can hold 8-10ft but is best at 4-6ft, from October to April.

Don-Don: The furthest break inside the bay and as a result needs a bigger swell to break. Don Don is a perfect A-frame peak walling and bending 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 out going tide the best time.

Kid's Point: or Pelawangan, is another right-hander, only breaks on the biggest days, but when it works, its barrel city. Best on an incoming tide.

A right hand reef break located on the west side of Kuta. Access by boat and land is possible. This break is one of the best right hander on the South Coast. 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. Need a north-west wind, most common from October to April. Are Guling can hold 8-10ft when perfect, but is best at 4-6ft.

Located just 2 km from Kuta. Seger is a right reef break, with the occasional left off the peak. A good place when the swell drops. On mid tides and offshore winds this can be a great spot, with short tubes and bowly walls ready for any move you can think of. Need a light wind or north west wind, around Oct-April...

Located 20 minutes west of Kuta. 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!


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: Located further inside the bay from Outside Ekas. A fun, walling peak, that can handle real size. Needs a big swell and south east winds, but on it day can offer very long rides and barrels on the inside of the right. Low tides for the right, higher tides for the left and holds 12ft plus.

Located on the South West Coast of Lombok, 3 hours drive from Kuta. 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. Experienced surfer only. Bring your booties an a good tube riding board.

Jl. Intermilan 87 Puri Meninting Lombok Indonesia
Tel: +62 370 662 8139, Fax: +62 370 634 162, Mobile/SMS: +62 81 757678 23

Mentawai, West Sumatra
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Since the early 1990's surfers from around the globe have been visiting the Mentawai islands to experience untouched rainforest and superb waves. More than a dozen "worldclass" reefbreaks exists making it one the most surf infested regions in the world. Most spots host mechanical perfection and vary in intensity for all level of surfer, making it an ideal surf vacation location.
Indonesia is such a great place for surf. It has got the classic waves, the crystal clear warm water and the balmy days. What more could anyone want. The Mentawai islands are a relatively new surfing location, having only been surfed since the early 90's. Although the main island has loads of spots probably the best way to surf the Mentawai islands is by boat.
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Our good friend the South Indian Ocean produces the swells that have the islands pumping from March through to November at 6-12ft, and the cyclone swells keep the surf rolling in throughout the remainder of the year. You go to Mentawai, you get surf! The calm winds ensure that the swells that do arrive are always of a high standard.
Top Mentawai waves include Bankvaults, Lance's Left and Lance's Right, Macaronis, and for the less experienced there is Gilligan's.

Nias Island
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For surfers, Nias is "Paradise on Earth". The 2005 earthquake has uplifted many reefs of the island, making surfing on the "Point", the legendry right-hander near Sorake, even more challenging and exciting than in the past!

However, surfing spots are only a slice of the wonders that Nias Island has to offer. The island's unique and exotic setting - an ancient megalithic culture in a rugged tropical landscape - is even more intriguingly wondrous. The islanders call their island Ono Niha or Land of the Niassan. And that is what it fully is; A world unto itself!

Though you might have heard some travel stories about Nias, describing the island as a place of impenetrable jungles and feared head-hunting raids, there is no need to worry coming face to face with head-hunters (except perhaps in cultural performances) as this practice was brought to an end in the beginning of the 20th century. The island's lush forests and virgin beaches provide a unique opportunity to experience a feeling of last frontier, a world beyond the equator.

The unique combination of an untouched tribal culture with arcane rites and untamed nature make the island a world class destination for adventurous eco-travellers, where you will be welcomed by the local Niassan with the call "Ya'ahowu" or "Hello"!

Often the best travel experience happens unplanned, like the discovery of an amazing landscape after a wrong turn, or an impromptu drinking session with locals when you're stuck in a village during a thunderstorm. It sneaks up on you and catches you unprepared. The next thing you know, you are having tremendous fun, losing yourself in wild abandon while at the same time trying to soberly carve the moment in your head as it happens second by second, not wanting to miss a single thing.

In South Nias it is bound to happen. Not only once, but probably for the entire length of your visit, provided you keep an open heart. This is an island where warriors sit next to you at mealtime, where hundreds of enemy's skulls were buried beneath the ground on which you walk, where a spear-carrying five-year-old can be found fish-hunting in the middle of the day for his lunch. This is the island of tough and resilient men, virgin forests and waves as high as multiple-story buildings. We are not talking tour buses and two-hour allocations to click away on your camera in front of some ancient temples. We are talking real experiences, where you truly get up close and personal with the mystical island, bringing home not some crappy souvenirs but an amazing story to tell and hopefully a changed heart.

Uluwatu, Bali
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Uluwatu Surfing Beach in Indonesia is really spectacular and is the ideal spot for surfing. The beach is located in the southern part of Bali is a very famous tourist attraction site. Thousands of surfers who come here often, and even kite boarders and snorkels and other water sports enthusiasts.

There are many houses around the beach, where users can stay and relax after a full day of surfing. They offer a very clean and comfortable hotel that everyone will enjoy. Uluwatu beach is public access to the beach. The beach looks beautiful sea view, with its clear blue water and watch surfers to surf the waves of water.

The beach can take a flight to Ngurah Rai International Airport can be reached. Incredible waves every surfer on the beach has the best surf weather and perfect winds. Surfers amazed with the beauty and functionality of sites that are returned to the place from time to time. The vast beauty of the beach is the beach of Uluwatu is famous tourist attraction site in Indonesia, not only for surfers, but all the beach lovers and water enthusiasts from various parts of the world. What is interesting here is the beach for surf schools that offer those who temporarily want to try surfing, but the silence of knowledge to try to hand in the water.

There are many well-trained drivers to navigate through tutorial will help you in learning this kind of fun sport. The water here may have actually happened to surf, because the winds and functions best describes what you are looking for a great place for surfers to do their own surfing techniques. One can always have a hybrid time Uluwatu surfing beach, which is rare in other beaches. Visit the beach with friends and family and even surf teams surfing and enjoy the fun and lively experience in this very beautiful beach Uluwatu. This really is a place where Indonesia is the only known and certainly one of the most precious jewels of the country. Visit here any time of year, so what are you waiting for?

G-Land, Banyuwangi
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For you sports fans who want to surf a draining experience adrenaline, prepare for a visit to a beach in East Java.

G-Land, “The Seven Giant Waves Wonder” nickname was given by foreign surfers to the waves roll on shore Plengkung located in Taman Nasional Alas Purwo (TNAP) or National Park, Banyuwangi, East Java.

G has three different connotations reply:
Green, because of its location in forest edge
Grajagan, the name of the nearest point before crossing the road in the woods
• the Great as one of the best waves in the world wrote. Whatever the means, that’s the nickname for a local name called Plengkung.

TNAP forests can be achieved through Banyuwangi city MUNCAR direction or continue towards a market Benculuk Anyar through Dlimo Tegal. From here drive 10 km through the macadam road to the main door in Rowobendo National Park. From Rowobendo, 3km to the macadam road leading to the post Pancur. From Pancur bercabang2 road to Sadengan, beach Ngagel or continue to Plengkung. From Pancur to Plengkung 6km far, although the asphalt road that was new (only a small part was not finished), while this may be achieved with only 3 ways: walking for 2 hours, trail riding jagawananya and TNAP, or use a special transportation pickup reply TNAP managed. Private vehicles may only be parked at the post Pancur. Ngagel beach location, Sadengan, Trianggulasi beach reachable within a minute of Pancur because it can be done easily using any vehicle

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