Photo: Sometimes not even too crowded.

Surfing Nusa Lembongan

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Surfing and seaweed were once Nusa Lembongan’s main drawcards and while nowadays seaweed farming has gone the way of the dinosaurs the barrels still entice their fair share of waxheads.

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It was indeed surfers who first kicked off the island’s tourism industry. Nusa Lembongan is graced with three main breaks, with a fourth on Nusa Ceningan. Playgrounds, Lacerations and Shipwrecks on Lembongan are all reef breaks and are best surfed at high tide. Waves can be surfed all year round but they tend to be a little fickle—when they’re pumping, usually between the months of April and October, the waves here can be excellent.

It can get a lot busier than this though! Photo taken in or around Surfing Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia by Sally Arnold.

It can get a lot busier than this though! Photo: Sally Arnold

Playgrounds, a short paddle offshore from Coconut Bay, has both a long left and shorter right and is the most protected and most user-friendly for beginner surfers. It’s a little deeper than the other breaks, so can be surfed at lower tides. The only obstacle is the growing flotilla of daytripping cruise boats moored ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 600 words.)

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