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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Gili air

Indonesia, Lombok

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 8° 22.182' S
Longitude: 116° 4.563' E

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Gili Air is the nearest Gili to Lombok. It is also the most populated and you will find more trees there than the other Gili's. Go out with a boat or have a long paddle out.watch out for heavy currents,sharp reef and low tide.the left has a close out and the reef is dangerous shallow over there.RESPECT THE LOCALS!!

English (Translate this text in English): Gili Air is the nearest Gili to Lombok. It is also the most populated and you will find more trees there than the other Gili's. Go out with a boat or have a long paddle out.watch out for heavy currents,sharp reef and low tide.the left has a close out and the reef is dangerous shallow over there.RESPECT THE LOCALS!!

English (Translate this text in English): Gili Air is the nearest Gili to Lombok. It is also the most populated and you will find more trees there than the other Gili's. Go out with a boat or have a long paddle out.watch out for heavy currents,sharp reef and low tide.the left has a close out and the reef is dangerous shallow over there.RESPECT THE LOCALS!!

English (Translate this text in English): Gili Air is the nearest Gili to Lombok. It is also the most populated and you will find more trees there than the other Gili's. Go out with a boat or have a long paddle out.watch out for heavy currents,sharp reef and low tide.the left has a close out and the reef is dangerous shallow over there.RESPECT THE LOCALS!!

DistanceDay trip

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name playgili

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencySometimes break

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerPowerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest

Good wind directionEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementFalling tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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 Additional Information

Gili Air is a wonderful place to go with the woman in your life...IF she likes a kicked back environment. There is some really fun nightlife, but it's quite limited, unlike nearby Gili Trawangan, which is party central, with many options. Accomodations range from the comparatively luxurious Hotel Gili Air (the only swimming pool on the island) to very comfortable losmen style bungalows at very reasonable prices. Want a boat? Ask for Denny...maybe the best surfer on the island, and a great boatman. He can take you on a three island, fun, dive, fish, surf, whatever. He lives very close to the harbor.

English (Translate this text in English): Gili Air is a wonderful place to go with the woman in your life...IF she likes a kicked back environment. There is some really fun nightlife, but it's quite limited, unlike nearby Gili Trawangan, which is party central, with many options. Accomodations range from the comparatively luxurious Hotel Gili Air (the only swimming pool on the island) to very comfortable losmen style bungalows at very reasonable prices. Want a boat? Ask for Denny...maybe the best surfer on the island, and a great boatman. He can take you on a three island, fun, dive, fish, surf, whatever. He lives very close to the harbor.

English (Translate this text in English): Gili Air is a wonderful place to go with the woman in your life...IF she likes a kicked back environment. There is some really fun nightlife, but it's quite limited, unlike nearby Gili Trawangan, which is party central, with many options. Accomodations range from the comparatively luxurious Hotel Gili Air (the only swimming pool on the island) to very comfortable losmen style bungalows at very reasonable prices. Want a boat? Ask for Denny...maybe the best surfer on the island, and a great boatman. He can take you on a three island, fun, dive, fish, surf, whatever. He lives very close to the harbor.

English (Translate this text in English): Gili Air is a wonderful place to go with the woman in your life...IF she likes a kicked back environment. There is some really fun nightlife, but it's quite limited, unlike nearby Gili Trawangan, which is party central, with many options. Accomodations range from the comparatively luxurious Hotel Gili Air (the only swimming pool on the island) to very comfortable losmen style bungalows at very reasonable prices. Want a boat? Ask for Denny...maybe the best surfer on the island, and a great boatman. He can take you on a three island, fun, dive, fish, surf, whatever. He lives very close to the harbor.

Atmosphere

tropical paradise place with nice locals and a good vibe,nice view of lombok while staring at incoming waves.

English (Translate this text in English): tropical paradise place with nice locals and a good vibe,nice view of lombok while staring at incoming waves.

English (Translate this text in English): tropical paradise place with nice locals and a good vibe,nice view of lombok while staring at incoming waves.

English (Translate this text in English): tropical paradise place with nice locals and a good vibe,nice view of lombok while staring at incoming waves.

General

Don't go to Gili Air for the surf...you'll be waiting a while...takes a big swell to get thru...go for the experience, and count yourself lucky if you catch a swell while you're there. Short, hollow right...very nice fun.

Dress with the impression you are leaving local islanders...The folks there are quite traditional. When in town, around the homes, stores, etc, guys, wear a shirt , ladies, a sarong, not a bikini bottom...and best to have a t-shirt covering that cute little bikini top! On the beach, no problem...but topless is not considered "cool" to the local folks. Be polite, and you'll be rewarded by smiles galore.

English (Translate this text in English): Don't go to Gili Air for the surf...you'll be waiting a while...takes a big swell to get thru...go for the experience, and count yourself lucky if you catch a swell while you're there. Short, hollow right...very nice fun.

Dress with the impression you are leaving local islanders...The folks there are quite traditional. When in town, around the homes, stores, etc, guys, wear a shirt , ladies, a sarong, not a bikini bottom...and best to have a t-shirt covering that cute little bikini top! On the beach, no problem...but topless is not considered "cool" to the local folks. Be polite, and you'll be rewarded by smiles galore.

English (Translate this text in English): Don't go to Gili Air for the surf...you'll be waiting a while...takes a big swell to get thru...go for the experience, and count yourself lucky if you catch a swell while you're there. Short, hollow right...very nice fun.

Dress with the impression you are leaving local islanders...The folks there are quite traditional. When in town, around the homes, stores, etc, guys, wear a shirt , ladies, a sarong, not a bikini bottom...and best to have a t-shirt covering that cute little bikini top! On the beach, no problem...but topless is not considered "cool" to the local folks. Be polite, and you'll be rewarded by smiles galore.

English (Translate this text in English): Don't go to Gili Air for the surf...you'll be waiting a while...takes a big swell to get thru...go for the experience, and count yourself lucky if you catch a swell while you're there. Short, hollow right...very nice fun.

Dress with the impression you are leaving local islanders...The folks there are quite traditional. When in town, around the homes, stores, etc, guys, wear a shirt , ladies, a sarong, not a bikini bottom...and best to have a t-shirt covering that cute little bikini top! On the beach, no problem...but topless is not considered "cool" to the local folks. Be polite, and you'll be rewarded by smiles galore.

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By Anonymous , 28-10-2008

Secret - Myself and 3 other guys surfed Gilli Air in 1982.
It was good when it was good and non-existant for most of the rest of the time.............

By Anonymous , 23-08-2008

- yeah, yeah, we do respect the locals, you stupid fuck...

By Anonymous , 05-08-2008

secret - well some secrets just cant be kept as they are too good . why just walk for a couple of days down the coast and you will find your secret and then you can come tell us about it . but keep it secret chappo , dont go tell them seppos or the brazzos . they might let the secret out . then it wont be a secret like.
good luck with the secrete secret.

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