With a good mix of ‘rights’ and ‘lefties’, Lombok is a great surfing destination to avoid the Bali crowds for both beginners and experienced surfers. The surf is best on the south coast with Desert Point being a world-class wave and the Kuta region offers more consistent and gentle waves. The Gili islands on the NW coast of Lombok are known for being paradise islands, but the ‘Secret Gili’s’ on the SW coast are true hidden gems! In contrary to big brother Bali, Lombok’s best surfing season is during the rainy season, between November and March. Discover Lombok on a surf camp holiday!
Nestled between Bali and Sumbawa, Lombok has long lived in the shadow of its western neighbor. Referred to as Bali’s sister, the two are often compared while there are, in fact, more differences between them than similarities.
Choosing between surfing in Bali or Lombok comes down to personal preferences, but your skill level should also come into play. Are you looking for challenging waves and an active party scene, or do you want a more relaxed ambiance, authentic vibes, and virgin beaches?
Are you ready to charge bigger waves that pack more power, work on your aerials and turns on challenging sections, and hone your tube riding skills? Indonesia is one of the best places on the planet to improve your surfing.