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SURFING SEREWEH LOMBOK

One of the lesser known areas of Lombok Sereweh is out on the exposed SE coastline and is ideal for kite and windsurfing, but also offers fun surf in the parts of the year when there is very little swell.  A large channel in the reef provides a curved section of reef that produces sections of right-hand waves. A mission to get to by boat and land, however, going by boat from Awang is your best option.

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SURFING CONDITIONS

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What kind of wave is Sereweh?

Sereweh provides fun performance waves for the regular footer who froths on going right. The best time to surf Sereweh is when every other surf spot on Lombok is flat and the winds are non-existent. Early morning is best to beat the wind due to the break being extremely exposed. Sereweh can barrel when the conditions are just right and the tides are lower, but mostly you will be attacking the lip, throwing buckets and racing down the line looking for the odd ramp to test out your balance in the air.

    • Wave type:

      Reef break

    • Wave difficulty:

      Experienced

    • What way does the wave break:

      Right 

    • Sea bottom:

      Live coral and rocky reef

       

  • Booties:

    Not necessary

  • Surfboard type:

    Shortboard, fish or longboard

  • Crowd factor:

    Zero crowds

  • Hazards:

    Very isolated, submerged rocky reef, open ocean and currents

    • Best swell direction:

      SSE

    • Best wind direction:

      N

    • What tide does it work best on:

      Mid tide

    • Best tide movement for surfing:

      Rising

 

  • How consistent is the surf:

    Consistent when the swell is very small

  • Best time of year for waves:

    Wet season; November – March

  • What is the vibe like in the lineup:

    Sereweh very much has that deserted island feel to it

  • What other names does Sereweh go by?

    Pantai Putri Pandan

     

How do you get in and out of the surf?

The easiest way to get to the surf break at Sereweh is to organise a boat to take you from Awang harbour. If the conditions aren’t favourable to go by boat then it definitely isn’t worthwhile making the long drive around instead.

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

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What is the beach like?

The beach at Sereweh is a long strip of soft barren white sand that meets the reef on lower tides. If you like solitude then this might just be the beach for you.

Where should I stay?

As far as accommodation goes other than the neighbouring Ekas area all your other accommodation options are very limited.

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Mid Price Range – Sea Breeze Kite Club

The Sea Breeze Kite Club utilises the accommodation known as Ekas Sunrise. Here private villas open up to a path down the cliffs to the surf breaks at Ekas so you have the best of both worlds.  In addition to tips on the best breaks in the area, Ekas sunrise offers volcano excursions, kitesurfing courses, and fishing/ snorkelling on nearby beaches and lagoons. All around great spot to stay where you will feel right at home!

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Mid Price Range – Ekas Breaks

Ekas Breaks also run Kaliantan Kitesurf on the other side of the headland from Ekas usually along Kalimantan beach. So for private thatched bungalows lined around a shared pool, winding manicured gardens and the option to surf Ekas of kite surf the southern reefs at the entrance of the Bay on the broad lagoons and fringing reefs nearby Ekas Breaks is your best bet for accommodation.  Set in an unspoilt landscape about 2 kilometres from the ocean and surf at Ekas, you will need transportation. Staff are ever accommodating and are often more than happy to drop you off at the beach.

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

If you are into riding all sorts of crafts in the ocean and would like to give kitesurfing a go then this is a great spot to do so. Great kitesurfing instructors, conditions, location and low crowds all tick the boxes here. With a couple of kitesurfing options to choose from as outlined in the accommodations above and listed below, both have really good reviews.

> Seabreeze Kite Club

> Kaliantan Kitesurf

LOCATION

Where is Sereweh?

Sereweh is located in the far south-east corner of Lombok, on the southern coastline outside of Ekas Bay.

How to get around?

Scooter or Car

Is there parking fees?

No parking fees.

How to get to Sereweh?

When everywhere other surf break in Lombok is flat the easiest method to get to Sereweh surf break is to take a boat get yourself to Awang by scooter or car and then take a boat from Awang out of Ekas Bay and around the peninsula to the exposed reefs where Sereweh is located. You will have no trouble organising a boat as there will be boat captains waiting for surfers at the port.