A Guide to Beginner Surf in Senggigi Beach – Lombok
Lombok island offers various surf spot for beginner level, intermediate level and professional level, you will enjoy beginner surf lesson or surf trips in amazing beautiful island of Lombok. There are many amazing surfing locations that Lombok has to offer, that are no less amazing than the island of Bali. If you were staying in Lombok for a while I would recommend spending a few days in Kuta as it gives you easy access to the waves in the south. Tourists who live in Kuta, Central Lombok, most are the tourists who have a hobby of surfing. They deliberately chose Kuta, which is far from urban but its location close to several surf locations. If you still lay about surfing, want to learn to surf in lombok, Senggigi beach is perfect for you. Senggigi Square is a good base to see the rest of Lombok from. Use Senggigi as your base, take coastal drives, enjoy the beaches, snorkel, dive, surf, check out the capital Mataram, visit waterfall sights and even trek Mount Rinjani if your feeling active.
Senggigi Beach best place to learn to surf for beginners
Senggigi Beach is located on the west coast of Lombok Island. Senggigi has a long coastline and quite unique because it has two colors of sand beaches, black and white. In addition to being a tourist icon of Lombok island, Senggigi Beach is also one of the favorite surfing spot for surfers. The waves at Senggigi Beach itself get a boost from the ocean currents in the Lombok Strait. Reel waves with high enough friendly is a target for beginner surfers. In addition you can also see a beautiful panorama at Senggigi and sunset-point of course.
Great surf at the senggigi beach for beginners
Senggigi is known as one of the beginner’s surf places and for those who want to learn. Senggigi area ( Mangsit Beach, Jeva beach, and Senggigi Beach ) are perfect surfing spots for beginners surf lesson, and another spot located in south west of Lombok perfect for beginner surf lesson as well. Senggigi Beach waves are not too big. the waves on the beach senggigi only have an average height of between 0.5-1 meters. This condition is ideal as a place to practice surfing for beginners who want to learn or by those who just want to surf. Here there are many professional surf instructors who are ready to share their knowledge. Senggigi Beach is located in a very strategic location with very easy access. You will not be difficult to find lodging starting from the main class which is located directly in front of surfing locations to middle-class lodging and cheap lodging. For those of you who do not bring their own surfing equipment, do not worry, as you will find many surf shops offering rental services or surfing equipment for surfing along the coast.
Around the beach you can go to Senggigi art market on Jl. Raya Senggigi, just south of the Sheraton between the main road and Senggigi Bay so it can also be reached by the beach. This market open daily 9am-9pm. The market is not big but has a nice variety of things – from wooden carvings to clothes and accessories. Here you can buy handicrafts and souvenirs from around Lombok, as well as T-shirts, sarongs, and clothing. You will also find some more upmarket shops, such as Exotic Style, the Little Shop, and Treasure Chest, which all sell a great selection of gifts, homewares, jewelry, and resort wear.
Best time to surf in senggigi
Many tourists who come to this place especially between June to September, in addition to enjoying the beauty of the beach atmosphere, they also come to learn to surf.
Senggigi surf forecast
According to surf-forecast.com, May-Oct (Dry Season) is the favoured time of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. There is a left breaking reef. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care to avoid the rocks.
Surf spot in Senggigi Beach
Senggigi beach has strong waves on the southern part and the calm one in the opposite for its visitors. There is a nice break just in front of the resort along ‘Mangsit beach’. This is where people usually go for a swim & surf, it might just have one of the better surfing spots in Senggigi. For surfing go to the southern part of the beach. The waves in this section are suitable for surfing. While to play the canoe, the beach facing Senggigi Beach Resort is the most suitable place, because the waves are more calm.
Senggigi Reef, of the point near senggigi beach hotel, has coral for snorkelling and in the right condition, some decent surf breaks.
Senggigi beach surf school
Nayaka Surf School
Nayaka Surf School is one of license and legal company. They provide surf lesson for beginner surfer and surf trip for professional surfer to amazing place in Lombok island. When you choose the School, you become part of the donors, because some of the contribution will be spent to support education, orphan children. Surf lessons will include theory such as paddling, taking off and standing up with larger boards for beginners. They also offer full day tours of stricken areas for more experienced surfers who are more suited to challenging large wave conditions and want to be challenged such as Gerupuk, Mawi, Seger, Tanjungaan, Bolsters Water and Desert point.
Andre’s Surf School
You will have a couple of private surf lessons with Andre. He is flexible, easy to communicate with, fun and a very good teacher. His equipment was in a very good condition and his enthusiasm for surfing is contagious. Andre will share his surfing knowledge with Beginners and Intermediate Surfer. The price was very reasonable, for board rental, lesson, and round trip transportation. He will push you into the waves, but will also give you pointers as to how to get better (when to paddle, which way to lean, how to feel the wave below you). Andre brought some of his staff out to help take pictures and provide better surfing instructors. Read more About Andre’s surf school at TripadVisor here.
MANGSIT surf school
If you are beginner class or never do surf at all, MANGSIT surf school ready to share their experience in surf lesson for beginner, high recommend for really beginner class to take 3 or 4 days package for starting until you understand how to ride the wave than you can continue to improve your skill by self. They offering Surf lesson, semi private and private, Surfing trip to south lombok, Board rental ,Snorkling Trip, Exploring Lombok ,Rinjani Trekking ,Komodo Adventure ,Ticketing and Transport Service to Airport.
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How to go to Senggigi
Location Senggigi Beach is very close to the highway, making it quite easy to reach even by walking. The road from downtown Mataram to Senggigi Beach is very easy to pass. Coming here by private vehicle or public transportation, both can be done easily. If you come to Lombok by plane, from Lombok International Airport, Alternatively, you can use Taxi or Damri bus (public transportation).
How to go to Senggigi from Airports
The closest passenger airport to Senggigi is Selaparang (Mataram) Airport (AMI) in Indonesia, which is 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Senggigi is Bali International (Denpasar) Airport (DPS), also in Indonesia, 100 km (62 miles) away. The third closest airport is Sumbawa Besar Airport (SWG), also in Indonesia, 151 km (94 miles) away.
- There is a public bus service run by DAMRI Buses connecting Lombok International Airport to Mataram and Senggigi. DAMRI services are provided to connect Senggigi to the airport departing Senggigi from 03:00 and then every 1.5 hr until the last departure from Senggigi at 20:00.Damri bus from airport to Senggigi with cost from the airport to Senggigi is approximately Rp. 45,000 (Sep2017) for about 1.5-2 hours long journey. Buses arrive and depart from immediately south of the Art Market on Jl. Raya Senggigi and from in front of the terminal building at the airport. Tickets are purchased at the counter or on the bus.
- The dark blue Airport Taxi which is limited to arriving airport passengers only. Generally the cost of a taxi from the airport to Senggigi about IDR 135.000 – IDR 155,000. For more confortable journey to Senggigi, it is better for visitors to book a taxi in advance via firstname.lastname@example.org before you arrive on Lombok island. Senggigi Beach location can be reached within approximately 1.5 hours by taxi.
Senggigi hotel and accommodation
In Lombok, one of the tourist destinations with the most complete accommodation and facilities is Senggigi. Senggigi Square has a range of accommodation options, beaches, and restaurants. Here, you will easily find lodging in the form of hotels, resorts, and villas. Arguably, in addition to the center of the city of Mataram, Senggigi area is a place where we can find a variety of lodging with various levels of pricing and facilities. Here are some hotels with variant rates and facilities that exist around Senggigi beach:
Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort
This 5-star, modern hotel near Sengigi beach is only 15 km from the city center and can be reached about 90 minutes from the Airport. Top-class facilities that guests can enjoy include a swimming pool, wifi internet access in all areas of the hotel, fitness center, private beach, diving and much more. Your holiday is perfect by staying at Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort.
Pasific Beach Cottages
You are looking for a comfortable lodging like at home around Sengigi beach we recommend Pasific Beach Cottages.
On the Way Hostel Senggigi
You are looking for hotels near Senggigi Beach with very cheap prices, On the Way Hostel Senggigi is the best choice. This 2-star hotel offers all the essential amenities and perfect service.
Cheap guest house in senggigi beach
Simple and cheap for Backpacker rate under 150,000, pretty basic but the bed was really comfortable and the room was very clean. This also includes breakfast and a tea or coffee. Made Homestay offers simple rooms in fan-cooled and air-con flavours in a single row running back from the off-beach side of the road. Some units have a seating area where you can relax. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Extras include bathrobes and free toiletries. You will find room service at the property.
Walk-in rates at Made Homestay
|Type of room||Low||High|
|Dbl fan private bathroom||130,000 rupiah||130,000 rupiah|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||200,000 rupiah||200,000 rupiah|
The Transit Hotel offers lower standards at a far more reasonable pricepoint, with around a dozen basic rooms (air-con and WiFi only) in a two-storey building running between the beach and the road. Just by the beach, not far from the center. Staff was polite and very well-dressed. There’s a busy beach bar area strewn with beachbags at the beach end, making the beach a more comfortable spot to relax at than the rooms.
It is all good and you will love the place because the sea breeze clearly heard from the room and it is all clean, the price also average for traveller with low budget. The breakfast you can choose like fried rice, pancake, toast, or omelette.