If you are looking for waves, look no further, surfing in Nusa Lembongan offers something for everyone. No matter your level, there are countless “best session of my life” kinds of days waiting for you. Nusa Lembongan has a few different surf breaks spread along our picturesque white sandy shores. Let us take you on a virtual tour of the best surf breaks in Lembongan and when to surf them.
CONDITIONS ARE EVERYTHING
The surrounding surf spots are incredibly tidal and condition dependant. At one moment, the ocean can resemble a lake, and the next it will look like something out of your favourite surfing magazine.
Strong currents are common around the higher tides, and extremely low tides will make most spots un-surfable. Be sure to take these factors into account before paddling out. If you are patient and choose the right window, you will score.
The surf is accessible by paddling, or alternatively catch a ride with a surf taxi or go with a surf school.
RESPECT THE LOCALS
The local surf crew on Lembongan are super experienced and know these waves like the back of their hands. They are friendly, they rip, and they will welcome you with open arms. No ma5er where we surf, the golden rule always applies; respect the locals. This is their home after all.
FROTHING! SO, WHERE SHOULD I SURF TODAY?
In the 70s a boat wrecked on the reef and gave the surf spot its name, Shipwrecks. A right-hander that breaks in deeper water that provides barrels and long drawn-out walls on its day. Shippies is geared towards the more experienced surfer and is primarily a shortboard wave. On smaller days, beginner surfers will find some fun, too. We recommend surfing at mid-tide on either side of the swing. If you are feeling unsure, check in with the local boys, they will provide you with friendly, solid advice.
Just left of Shippies is Razors. A left-hander that is perfect for beginner surfers looking to up-skill or take a lesson. Razors can be surfed on either side of the tide swing but is best avoided when it gets too low. Long, sectioney walls are on repeat, so there will be enough fun for everyone.
Remember to keep an eye out for the current that tends to creep in at a moment’s notice.
A natural wave pool, Lacerations will throw some of the most perfect right-hand barrels you have ever seen. Hollow, steep, long, and just plain epic! When the swell kicks up, Lacerations is best left for the more advanced surfers. Nestled above a sharp reef, the take-off at Lassos can be gnarly, but if you make it, you are in for the ride of a life time. Best surfed at mid-tide on either side of the swing
If spitting barrels is what you are looking for, then the lower it gets, the hollower it becomes.
A reef kiss from Lacerations is not uncommon for the dare-devils out there.
LESS GNARLY LACERATIONS
On the flip side, when conditions are friendlier and more manageable, Lacerations is perfect for a lesson or a fun free surf. The local surf schools will be happy to take you and provide a memorable surfing experience. Lacerations peels down the line and ensures long right hand rides, and perhaps even the odd left. The name is intimidating, but worry not, everyone is welcome at Lacerations. Match the conditions of the day with your surf level, and you will find some fun waves.
A dreamy A-Frame located a short paddle away from Coconut Beach, Playgrounds is a surfer’s paradise. Split the peak with your mates and enjoy the breathtaking views of the limestone cliffs. On smaller days, Playgrounds can be enjoyed by any level of surfer. Having said that, when the swell turns up, Playgrounds is best enjoyed by those with more experience.
Higher tides bring about strong currents, so surfing Playgrounds at mid-tide is your best bet. Make sure to take your last wave before the reef starts to show. This is, after all, one of the sharpest and most lively reefs on the island.
Don’t let the name fool you.
Just over the Yellow Bridge, Mahana Point is found on Nusa Ceningan Island. A left-hand point break that delivers long, faster walls. Due to its location, Mahana Point picks up a lot more swell, and can therefore be bigger and more tricky. The wave breaks beach-break style without a channel on either side. If Lembongan is flat, take your scooter over the bridge and you are likely to find a wave at Mahana Point. It’s also a great spot for non-surfers, with a Warung and great viewing area to watch surf.
We hope this has inspired you to follow our mantra of eat, sleep, surf, repeat.