Gerupuk Lombok is an inlet that is made up of a few small bays and home to 5 surf breaks.
All surf spots are a short boat ride from Gerupuk village.
Inside Right is a right hand reef break situated in the very east corner of the bay.
A rolling take off into a nice wall that leads into a fast section, often breaking a little wide and difficult to get around but with a forgiving lip. Outside of this section is a fun inside section that is rippable and good for turns.
Outside Right is a right-hand reef break situated to the south-west at the opening of the bay.
Outside Right has two distinctive waves consisting of a big shifty peak out back that can be quite heavy with a big drop and a fast inside wave that gets nice and steep.
Outside Left is a left hand reef break situated to the south east at the opening of the inlet. Here it is open to the Indian ocean and is the furthest surf break from the village.
Outside Left is not very often surfed. On smaller swells it gives a steep take off into a short barrel left and right that runs into a shallow close out onto sharp reef both ways.
Don Don is a peaky A-frame reef break that breaks left and right giving long rides both ways. It is located in the middle of the bay and closest to the village.
The left and right are both really nice shaped waves and break bending back around the reef slightly. Fun and easy performance waves both will give you a good leg workout.
Kiddies is a fun right-hand reef break that only breaks on biggest swells.
Kiddies also has a nice shape to the wave when it starts working in a big swell. Rippable the whole the way, kiddies can also give you nicely shaped barrel in the best of conditions.
Inside Right: Reef break
Outside Right: Reef break
Outside Left: Reef break
Don Don: Reef break
Kiddies: Reef break
Inside Right: Beginner – Intermediate
Outside Right: Intermediate – Experienced
Outside Left: Intermediate – Experienced
Don Don: Beginner – Intermediate
Kiddies: Beginner – Intermediate
Inside Right: Right
Outside Right: Right
Outside Left: Left and sometimes right
Don Don: Left and right
Inside Right: Grass reef bottom
Outside Right: Sharp reef bottom
Outside Left: Sharp reef bottom
Don Don: Deeper reef bottom
Kiddies: Reef bottom
Inside Right: Booties aren’t necessary
Outside Right: Personal preference
Outside Left: Recommended
Don Don: Booties aren’t necessary
Kiddies: Booties aren’t necessary
Inside Right: Short or longboard
Outside Right: Shortboard
Outside Left: Shortboard
Don Don: Short or longboard
Inside Right: Crowded
Outside Right: Can be crowded
Outside Left: Uncrowded
Don Don: Crowded
Kiddies: Crowded when it’s working
Inside Right: Learner surfers and surfboards on the loose!
Outside Right: Sharp reef
Outside Left: Sharp reef
Don Don: Learner surfers and surfboards on the loose, although not as bad as Inside Right.
Kiddies: Crowds when it is on.
Inside Right: SW
Outside Right: SW
Outside Left: SW
Don Don: S
Inside Right: NE *Handles all winds
Outside Right: NW
Outside Left: E
Don Don: NE
Inside Right: Mid-tide *Works on all tides
Outside Right: High tide
Outside Left: Mid-tide
Don Don: All tides
Kiddies: All tides
Inside Right: Mid to high tide
Outside Right: Mid to high tide
Outside Left: Mid-tide
Don Don: Outgoing tide
Kiddies: Incoming tide
Inside Right: Consistent
Outside Right: Consistent in the wet season
Outside Left: Inconsistent
Don Don: Semi consistent in the dry season
Kiddies: Fickle (Rarely breaks)
Inside Right: Dry season
Outside Right: Wet season
Outside Left: Wet season
Don Don: Dry season
Kiddies: Dry season
Inside Right: Happy go lucky learner surfers
Outside Right: Intermediate surfers looking to take the step up
Outside Left: Airy due to the exposed nature of the break
Don Don: Happy go lucky learner surfers
Kiddies: Frothing when it works once in a blue moon
Inside Right: Prigi or Bumbang Bay
Outside Right: Giligoleng
Outside Left: Terasaq
Don Don: Batu Teong. Also commonly known as Kame. Kame is Japanese for turtle. If you are sitting in the lineup and take a look over your shoulder at the hill behind you, you will notice that it is shaped very much like a turtle.
Kiddies: Batu Lawang. Also commonly known as Kids Point.
Boat access. A surf boat to take you out to any of the surf breaks will cost 150,000Rp for 3 or fewer people. If more than 3 people it will cost 50,000Rp per person for a 2-hour session in the surf.
You won’t have any trouble organising a boat as on arrival into Gerupuk you will find plenty of locals keen and ready to take you out to whichever break is working best.
Your captain will either wait for you on the boat in the channel or anchor up and jump in the surf with you.
The beach in Gerupuk itself can be home to a bit of rubbish and local fishing life. However, there are many small bays in Gerupuk that you can get to by a short boat ride or walk if you want to relax on a beach to yourself.
There are other spectacular beaches nearby such as Tanjung Aan which is most commonly visited by beachgoers relaxing in the sun. Parking at Tanjung Aan will cost IDR 10,000 per scooter.
There are a lot of quality Airbnb options for accommodation in and around Gerupuk with the hosts going out of their way to ensure your trip to Gerupuk is a great one. The nearest Hotel or Resort is Novotel Lombok hotel back towards Kuta Lombok.
The Shake and Bake bakery in Gerupuk is AMAZING. Everything is homemade, all done with the best fresh local ingredients, crafting delicious vegetarian meals.
Their freshly baked multigrain sourdough is made daily and is up there with the best bread you’ll find in Indonesia.
Apart from surfing, Gerupuk Bay Lombok is a small but well-known fishing village where young lobster are caught using light to attract them at night. Local fisherman scoop the young lobster from the water, transfer them into holding pots attached to floating bamboo pontoons where they are grown for export.
In addition to lobster, a large array of fish are caught and seaweed farmed. The area is full of sea life and makes for some great fishing. You will often see big fish jumping out of the water on your short boat ride to one of the 5 surf breaks.
Surf Camp Lombok situated at the southern end of the village has a skate bowl that is open to the public. Head on down for a skate session in between surfs.
Respect the rules and customs of the people in Gerupuk. Although a bikini in the surf or on the beach is fine, outside of that you must dress respectfully.
Gerupuk is located in the south east of Lombok about 9 km from Kuta Lombok and approximately 50 minutes drive from Lombok International Airport.
Easiest and most convenient way to get around is to rent a scooter for IDR 50,000 per day.
If you’re not staying in Gerupuk and are parking up for a surf, depending on where you park you may have to pay IDR 2,000.
Step 1: When travelling to Gerupuk from outside of Lombok it is easiest to fly into Lombok’s International Airport.
Step 2: When organising your accommodation for your stay in Gerupuk ask your hosts to organise a car to pick you up from the airport as this will also ensure you get a fair price for transport. Usually IDR 200,000.
Step 3: From Lombok International Airport the drive to Gerupuk is approximately 50 minutes.