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SURFING SEGER BEACH LOMBOK

After arriving in Kuta Lombok, Seger beach is one of the first surfing stops you can make on your way east towards other breaks on the island.  Being one of the closest waves to Kuta Lombok, it is accessible via a short scooter ride or long coastal stroll from the touristy village. Seger reef breaks best under smaller conditions with a mid to high tide covering the sharp reef below. Seger reef only handles up to 5 foot before it begins to close out. It is open to the ocean swell so it needs very little swell for the surf break to start working. Great for a small swell with a left and a right however the right is much better than the left.

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SURFING CONDITIONS

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What kind of wave is Seger Reef?

Located next to the Novotel the break at Seger beach is predominantly a fun but shifty right-hand reef break. The reef break provides some opportunity for time in the barrel but only under peak conditions. Expect strong currents regardless of swell or weather factors particularly in the dry season. During the wet season, you can expect crowds. NE is offshore for Seger reef and your best bet is to try and catch the morning or evening glass off corresponding with mid to high tides. A low tide can sometimes leave Seger high and dry especially on the inside of the reef where there are a lot of sea urchins so be wary of where you put your feet on the reef. Lower mid tides promote higher probability for barrels and the chances of hitting the reef!

    • Wave type:

      Reef break

    • Wave difficulty:

      Intermediate upwards

    • What way does the wave break:

      Right, some lefts

    • Sea bottom:

      Live Coral Reef

       

  • Booties:

    Recommended

  • Surfboard type:

    Shortboard 

  • Crowd factor:

    Expect some crowds on small days in both the dry and wet season

  • Hazards:

    Shallow reef on lower tides, exposed rock, strong currents and sea urchins

    • Best swell direction:

      S

    • Best wind direction:

      NE

    • What tide does it work best on:

      Mid to high

    • Best tide movement for surfing:

      Rising

 

  • How consistent is the surf:

    Consistent when the swell is small

  • Best time of year for waves:

    Wet Season; October – April

  • What is the vibe like in the lineup:

    Mellow 

  • What other names does Seger go by?

    Seger Beach

    Seger Reef

    Putri Nyale Beach

    Hidden Beach

How do you get in and out of the surf?

An easy paddle from the beach with the current usually taking you out into the line-up, keep your eye on the channel and reef underfoot. As always with any reef break take your time to slowly walk out over any reef and time your paddle out to avoid being dragged over the reef. You don’t want to cut your surfing session short by standing on a sea urchin or taking skin off. When paddling back in or if you get stuck in the current that can sometimes be pretty gnarly pulling you west (great for an easy paddle out) you can always come back in much easier around the small headland that Seger reef is situated on and paddle into the back beach. This is a great option for a quick run around if you surf left at Seger beach and the current is too strong to paddle back out.

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

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What is the beach like?

The beach at Seger beach is a small and quiet stretch of white sand surrounded by rocky cliffs and tropical foliage.  Beautiful views of neighbouring farmland, rocky cliffs, and of course, fun surf.

Where should I stay?

There isn’t much in the way of infrastructure in the immediate area of Seger YET. However, currently, there is a variety of great places to stay within the wider area of Seger. This gives you access not only to the local waves but quick and easy scooter rides to other breaks in South Lombok. You will want to note that there is a lot of development going on in this area with the Mandalika resort project consisting of high end, luxury development including 5* hotels, a golf course, private villas and residences, marine and watersports activities. Even a Formula 1 track and waterpark are mapped out and in the very early stages of development. For now read on for tips on where to stay and play in Seger Lombok.

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Cheapest Price Range – Seger Reef Homestay

This affordable homestay option is 3.7km from the break at Seger.  That being said, you’re smack dab between Seger and Kuta on the nice and quiet far east side of Kuta and best of all beachfront! So keep your eyes on conditions for both and you might just score an epic session with little to no surfers in the water.  Via trails along the beach and nearby cliff you’re in for a roughly 20-minute walk if you want a little adventure, otherwise, it is no more than 10 minutes by scooter from Seger Reef Homestay to the Seger surf spot. Great place for anyone looking for a cheap place to rest your head with access to nearby surf spots and hub of South Lombok at Kuta Lombok.  

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Affordable Price Range – Drop In Surf Lodge & Camp

Drop in Surf Lodge and Camp is another great option for surfers looking for access to waves without breaking the bank. By scooter Drop in Surf Lodge and Camp is 1.7 km from Seger beach and therefore less than 5 minutes by scooter making it the second closest accommodation option there is to the surf at Seger beach. The best part about Drop in Surf Lodge is the guide aspect. That being, you’re hosted by local surfers with inside know-how on where and when to surf.  This can always come in handy no matter where you’re paddling out. Check out their surf packages on deals to make the most of this inside knowledge.

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Mid Price Range – Origin Lombok

Origin Lombok is up the road a ways from Seger beach about 15 minutes by scooter or car.  That being said, it provides a level of luxury that is unparalleled by the surf accommodations listed above.  Private villas and bungalows fringe well-manicured gardens and a pool that runs the whole length of the resort.  With ocean views, surrounded by rolling hills and tropical foliage, Origin Lombok is a great choice for anyone who doesn’t mind making the trek to the surf that is required unless you stay at the only accommodation in the proximity of Seger as listed below.

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Luxury Price Range – Novotel Lombok Resort and Villas

Novotel Lombok Resort and Villas is the next level of luxury.  Located on its own protected beach tucked in behind Seger, you won’t have the same challenges accessing the surf as other accommodations on this list. From here you can make a long paddle around into the next small bay or walk approximately 500 metres across the bridge east of the resort and along Jalan beach road to Seger reef surf break. Picture classic bamboo and thatch villas outfitted with modern amenities all sat beach-side.  Novotel Lombok Resort and Villas is great for travelling families, couples, honeymooners, or groups who don’t mind shelling out a bit more for a beautiful resort environment and more than comfortable place to crash.  

Is there food nearby?

Local Beach Warungs – Just about any beach you find in Indonesia will have a local warung even if it is there just to keep surfers fed and fluids up. The local beach warungs at Seger are the closest and potentially the cheapest options you’ll find for pre or post surf meals consisting of food like fresh fruit and packet mie goreng. Just steps from the ocean, you’re welcome to grab a seat still wet from the line-up.  

The Spice Market is not the hustling, bustling bazaar that you may be expecting from the name.  Rather Spice Market is a classic beachfront resort restaurant where you’ll find an array of dishes inspired by local Asian cuisines with a western twist.  Part of the Novotel Lombok Resort and Villas, it primarily feeds patrons of the Novotel however you can call in and use the restaurant with a great selection of wines for surfers with refined tastes.  Check for timing, but you might just catch the Spice Market on an evening with a beachside film showing.

What else is there to do in the area other than surfing?

Seger Hill is a beautiful spot overlooking Kuta Lombok from the east.  The coastline of Lombok is filled with beaches, bays, cliff sides, and neighbouring islands making the views on show great for polishing your Instagram game or pondering existential questions.  Seger Hill is worth a stop mid-adventure, in between surfs or on your way to the closest surf break.

What else do I need to know?

Seger reef breaks best with a little extra water flowing over the reef.  Check out Seger after a solid rain in the wet season and steer clear during high winds.  It’s worth having a little extra foam as well to get an early top on your drop in. Keep an eye out for purple urchin spines before, during, and after your session.  

LOCATION

Where is Seger Reef?

Seger reef is located on the southern coastline of Lombok in between Kuta Beach and Tanjung Ann beach. The reef is at the tip of the small peninsula and beach called Putri Nyale approximately 500 metres from the Novotel Lombok Resort and Villas.

How to get around?

Much of the area around Seger is bare land with smooth sealed roads well through the process of construction in preparation for Lombok’s $3B Mandalika Resort Project being built in the coming years. Therefore getting round by scooter or car is a breeze at the moment.

Is there parking fees?

10,000Rp per scooter

How to get to there?

Step 1: From the beach at Kuta Lombok head east on Jalan Pariwisata Pantai Kuta for 2.2 km.

Step 2: At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and continue straight onto Jalan Mandalika Resort Pantai Putri Nyale for 750 metres.

Step 3: Turn right to stay on Jalan Mandalika Resort Pantai Putri Nyale and continue for 180 metres.

Step 4: At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Jalan Mandalika Resort Pantai Putri Nyale for 300 metres.

Step 5: Turn right to stay on Jalan Mandalika Resort Pantai Putri Nyale and in 500 metres continue onto Jalan Beach Walk for 1 km until you reach the Seger Reef surf break.