Nusa Lembongan Surf Travel Guide
Located just an hour by speedboat from Bali many people travel to Nusa Lembongan for the day… and stay for two weeks. This small, chilled island however has some serious waves that will challenge all levels of surfers. From easier, playful waves like Playgrounds to real hardcore barrelling waves such as Shipwrecks or Lacerations, all types of surfers will find a suitable spot for them.
What we love
4 quality options in a very small distance apart
Laid-back atmosphere, beautiful beaches
Easy access from Bali
Where to surf
The most famous and most surfed of all the waves on Nusa Lembongan, this right produces a good wall for manoeuvres and, depending on the tide, good tubes. Best at medium tide with a 4 to 6 foot swell however it can hold bigger swell.
A powerful and very hollow right hander that can produce some of the best barrels around if the swell direction is right. The name though is a warning.
When to go
The dry winter season’s south-east tradewinds blow from around late May to September and are offshore on the six main breaks of Nusa Lembongan. In the wet season the breaks are more wind-affected, but there are quality windows of calm days that come without the dry season’s crowds.
Surrounded by aquamarine waters, fringed by powder-white sands and with a centre of lush green mangrove forests, there’s plenty to do other than surf. Choose between boutique hotels, fancy restaurants, wild island adventures and excellent diving. For more adrenaline, try the crazy cliff jumping on nearby Nusa Ceningan and the world-famous T-Rex jump on Nusa Penida.
With over 255 million people, Indonesia is the world’s 4th most populated country. Consisting of thousands of islands, Indonesia is rich with tropical oceans, delicious fruits, and impressive volcanoes. Even with the nation’s large population, there are many opportunities to escape the crowds by visiting the country’s outer islands, rainforests, and beaches. Over the millennia, Indonesia has been controlled by many world superpowers – including the Dutch, French, British, and Portuguese. Since the end of World War II, Indonesia has remained a free nation with a constitutional government. Because of this diverse history, Indonesia has a unique blend of island culture, Western Colonialism, and Islamic lifestyle – making it a unique experience for any world traveller. If you enjoy respectfully meeting new people, you will undoubtedly find the people to be as beautiful as the oceans.
Fly into Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) and then take a speedboat or public ferry to Nusa Lembongan from the Bali port of Sanur. When planning your trip, remember to get your passport and visa ahead of time.
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