Looking for the best surfspots of Lombok?

Lombok is home to several fantastic surf spots. It’s no wonder it’s one of the best destinations in Indonesia for surfing. Crystal-clear water, warm temperatures, and palm trees in the background, what’s not to like!

Whether you’re a seasoned surfer or testing your surf skills for the first time, Lombok has surf spots for every level.

But what are the perfect surf spots in Lombok for your surf level? After almost non-stop surfing for 4 months around Kuta Lombok, we give you our tips for unforgettable surf sessions.

Surf Spots for Beginners in Lombok

Are you starting to surf or have you stood on a surfboard only a few times? No worries, Lombok offers several surf breaks perfect for beginners.

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Selong Belanak, paradise for your first time surfing in Lombok
The expansive bay of Selong Belanak is the place for anyone who has never surfed before. The waves here are small, there is no current, and the bottom is just sand.

Book a surf lesson right on the beach and learn the basics of surfing. Here, you’ll mainly work on your skills in the white water (the water when the wave has already broken).

This includes practicing your pop-up, take-off, and balance.

If, after a few sessions at Selong Belanak, you crave a bit more challenge, it’s time to hop on a scooter and ride to the beautiful Tanjung Aan beach.

Surf Level
Beginner

Type of Surf Break
Beach break

Type of Surfboard
Soft top surfboard or longboard.

Distance from Kuta
Approximately 30 to 40 minutes by scooter.

Tanjung Aan, one of the best surf spots for beginners to intermediate surfers

Once you have the absolute basics down, dive into the water at Tanjung Aan. Again, this surf spot is a beauty to behold. Beautiful clear seawater, views of the hills of Kuta, and if you’re lucky, you can even admire the Rinjani volcano from your surfboard.

This surf spot is located in open water and is a short boat ride from the coast. This boat, also known as a surf taxi, can be easily arranged on Tanjung Aan beach itself. It will cost you about 3 euros per person. The boat takes you to the lineup (the place where the wave begins to break and where all surfers gather) and back when you’ve had your fill.

At Tanjung-Aan, you surf on a so-called reef break. The waves break above the reef. The waves here have much more power than, for example, Selong Belanak, making it the perfect surf spot to catch your first “green waves” (when you catch the wave before it breaks).

The most fun thing about surfing at Tanjung-Aan is that the waves are incredibly long. If you’re lucky, you’ll stand on your surfboard for 45 seconds to 1 minute. Ideal for working on your surf moves.

An absolute Foedsie surf spot favorite!

TIP! Book your surf lesson with Agus from Warung Kolega. A very pleasant and kind surf instructor.

Surf Level
Beginner to intermediate surfers

Type of Surf Break
Reef break

Type of Surfboard
Soft top surfboard or longboard on smaller days.
Mid-size surfboard or shortboard on bigger days.

Distance from Kuta
Approximately 15 minutes by scooter.

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Gerupuk, one of the most diverse surf spots in Lombok

Although the bay of Gerupuk is often mentioned as one surf spot, there are multiple spots to surf in the same bay. In total, there are four different breaks to find, and each break is completely different. When you want to surf at Gerupuk, it’s handy if you’ve surfed a few times before.

Gerupuk Inside Right

After Tanjung-Aan, Gerupuk Inside Right is the next favorite of team Foedsie. The waves here are very consistent.

The waves here are often a bit higher and have more power than Tanjung-Aan, making it a very good surf spot to take your skills to the next level. If you’re surfing here for the first time, we would recommend booking a lesson. The local surfers know better than anyone where to position yourself and what to watch out for at this surf spot.
Surf Level
Beginner plus to intermediate surfers

Type of Surf Break
Reef break

Features of the Surf Spot
Right-hander, semi-steep, mellow

Type of Surfboard
Soft top surfboard or longboard on smaller days.
Mid-size surfboard or shortboard on bigger days.

Distance from Kuta
Approximately 20 minutes by scooter.

Gerupuk Outside Right

This surf spot is just a bit further than inside right and is more suitable for surfers with more experience. The break consists of two parts, one part further out in the bay that can become very powerful. The other part of this surf spot consists of fast, long, and steep waves.

In short, this surf spot combines the power of the waves further out in the bay with the speed and steepness of the second part, making it a versatile and challenging destination for surfers looking for a diverse surf spot in one location.
Surf Level
Intermediate/Advanced surfers

Type of Surf Break
Reef break

Type of Surfboard
Mid-size surfboard or shortboard.

Distance from Kuta
Approximately 20 minutes by scooter.

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Gerupuk Outside Left

This surf spot is the furthest away from the bay and is only suitable for advanced surfers. Expect steep and fast take-offs that end in a barrel on a shallow and sharp reef.
Surf Level
Advanced surfers

Type of Surf Break
Reef break

Type of Surfboard
Shortboard.

Distance from Kuta
Approximately 20 minutes by scooter.

Don Don, a delightful A-frame wave

This surf spot is in the middle of the bay of Gerupuk. Expect very long mellow waves. One of the best surf spots in Lombok in our opinion. On good days, you can expect leg burn, that’s how long you can surf on these waves.
Surf Level
Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced surfers

Type of Surf Break
Reef break

Type of Surfboard
Mid-size surfboard, longboard, or shortboard.

Distance from Kuta
Approximately 20 minutes by scooter.

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Are Guling, a left and right-hander in the same surf spot

Just west of Kuta is Are Guling. About 15 minutes away, you’ll find both a left-handed wave and a right-handed wave at this surf spot.

On bigger days, even quite long barrels can form here. A spot suitable for intermediate to advanced surfers. If you’re not at that level yet, just relax on a beanbag with a Bintang in hand and watch the surfers.
Surf Level
Intermediate/Advanced surfers

Type of Surf Break
Reef break

Type of Surfboard
Mid-size surfboard, shortboard.

Distance from Kuta
Approximately 15 minutes by scooter.

Useful information about surfing in Lombok

Read this article a bit too long? And want to go through it easily. No problem. Here is the most important information about surfing in Lombok summarized.

Type of Waves in Lombok:

  • Gerupuk Inside Right: Reef Break
  • Gerupuk Outside Right: Reef Break
  • Gerupuk Outside Left: Reef Break
  • Don Don: Reef Break
  • Selong Belanak: Beach break
  • Tanjung Aan: Reef break

Surf Difficulty Level:

  • Gerupuk Inside Right: Beginner
  • Gerupuk Outside Right: Intermediate
  • Gerupuk Outside Left: Intermediate
  • Don Don: Beginner
  • Selong Belanak: Beginner
  • Tanjung Aan: Beginner

Wave Direction

  • Gerupuk Inside Right: Right-hander
  • Gerupuk Outside Right: Right-hander
  • Gerupuk Outside Left: Left-hander
  • Don Don: A frame, Left, Right
  • Selong Belanak: Left, Right
  • Tanjung Aan: A frame, Left, Right

How crowded are these surf spots?

  • Gerupuk Inside Right: Can be very crowded
  • Gerupuk Outside Right: Often quieter than other surf spots
  • Gerupuk Outside Left: Few surfers
  • Don Don: Often quieter than other surf spots
  • Selong Belanak: Can be very crowded
  • Tanjung Aan: Can be very crowded

Any dangers or things to watch out for:

  • Gerupuk Inside Right: Many beginner surfers
  • Gerupuk Outside Right: Very sharp reef
  • Gerupuk Outside Left: Very sharp reef and very shallow
  • Don Don: Many beginner surfers
  • Selong Belanak: Many beginner surfers
  • Tanjung Aan: Many beginner surfers

As you’ve read, Lombok is a paradise for surfers. What are you waiting for! Book that trip to Lombok and hit the waves.

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