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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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 Desert Point (Bangko-Bangko)

Indonesia, Lombok

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 8° 45.059' S
Longitude: 115° 49.361' E

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Take the bus from Kuta to Padang Bai in Bali. Take the Ferry to Lembar in Lombok. Catch a Bimo to all the accomodations on the beach for the hardcore surfers. If you want air conditioning and tv then stay at the hotels nearby. Fifty Dollars is more than enough to go round trip. The trip takes 8 hours including a 5 hour boat ride. Charter Boats are also available from Bali.

English (Translate this text in English): Take the bus from Kuta to Padang Bai in Bali. Take the Ferry to Lembar in Lombok. Catch a Bimo to all the accomodations on the beach for the hardcore surfers. If you want air conditioning and tv then stay at the hotels nearby. Fifty Dollars is more than enough to go round trip. The trip takes 8 hours including a 5 hour boat ride. Charter Boats are also available from Bali.

English (Translate this text in English): Take the bus from Kuta to Padang Bai in Bali. Take the Ferry to Lembar in Lombok. Catch a Bimo to all the accomodations on the beach for the hardcore surfers. If you want air conditioning and tv then stay at the hotels nearby. Fifty Dollars is more than enough to go round trip. The trip takes 8 hours including a 5 hour boat ride. Charter Boats are also available from Bali.

English (Translate this text in English): Take the bus from Kuta to Padang Bai in Bali. Take the Ferry to Lembar in Lombok. Catch a Bimo to all the accomodations on the beach for the hardcore surfers. If you want air conditioning and tv then stay at the hotels nearby. Fifty Dollars is more than enough to go round trip. The trip takes 8 hours including a 5 hour boat ride. Charter Boats are also available from Bali.

DistanceSell the house, wife and kids

WalkLong walk (>30 mn)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Don't know

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityTotally Epic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeReef-coral

DirectionLeft

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionLow tide only

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

Very long, hollow waves that almost always end in a barrel. It needs some swell though to really start working. Watch out for low tide sessions!! The inside breaks on shallow reef.

English (Translate this text in English): Very long, hollow waves that almost always end in a barrel. It needs some swell though to really start working. Watch out for low tide sessions!! The inside breaks on shallow reef.

English (Translate this text in English): Very long, hollow waves that almost always end in a barrel. It needs some swell though to really start working. Watch out for low tide sessions!! The inside breaks on shallow reef.

English (Translate this text in English): Very long, hollow waves that almost always end in a barrel. It needs some swell though to really start working. Watch out for low tide sessions!! The inside breaks on shallow reef.

Atmosphere

Voted "The Best Wave in the World" by Aussie Tracks magazine. But it is also one of the most inconsistent waves in the world, needing a mega swell. But if you're there on the right day...

English (Translate this text in English): Voted "The Best Wave in the World" by Aussie Tracks magazine. But it is also one of the most inconsistent waves in the world, needing a mega swell. But if you're there on the right day...

English (Translate this text in English): Voted "The Best Wave in the World" by Aussie Tracks magazine. But it is also one of the most inconsistent waves in the world, needing a mega swell. But if you're there on the right day...

English (Translate this text in English): Voted "The Best Wave in the World" by Aussie Tracks magazine. But it is also one of the most inconsistent waves in the world, needing a mega swell. But if you're there on the right day...

General

Best wave in the area.

English (Translate this text in English): Best wave in the area.

English (Translate this text in English): Best wave in the area.

English (Translate this text in English): Best wave in the area.

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By wise old cunt , 05-11-2010

crazy - in my opinion it is the best wave in the world!!!!

By Anonymous , 26-04-2009

malaria - malaria is endemic in the region. numerous cases have been reported in Bali. If your staying on a boat and it's offshore do you think your safe? hehe

By Anonymous , 07-04-2009

no malaria? - dont fool yourself-I got malaria at the inn deep--yeah there is lots of malaria at the beach --mosquitoes cant fly 15 minutes to the inn deep--dream on

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