Selong Selo’s Best-Kept Secrets, From Surf Breaks to Fishing Spots

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Imagine what you could do in a land of lulling seas, tropical breezes and endless fields. From high-adrenaline activities to pure relaxation escapes, Lombok has it all.  There’s a wealth of activities to be enjoyed and savoured. At Selong Selo, water activities to explore the unadulterated beauty of the ocean can be tailor-made to suit your desires. Where do you begin?

SURFING

Beginners will enjoy Selong Belanak Beach. It’s a sandy-bottom shore break and thus has a perfect set-up for foam boards. It offers a beach break across the 1.7 km stretch of the beach, with most surfing in the Eastern corner.

Location: Selong Belanak Beach

Surfing Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Length: ½ day trip

Gerpuk is best for beginner to advanced surfers. Five different surf breaks makes it South Lombok’s most popular surfing bay. Only 50 minutes away from Selong Selo, it is protected from the winds via surrounding hills.

Location: Gerpuk

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Length: ½ day trip

Mawi is best for intermediate and advanced surfers. This reef break offers a charming peak with short hollow rights and lefts. At 6 ft. plus, Mawi transforms into a heaving left barrel, with elevator drops and heavy hold-downs. At 8-10 ft., it’s not for the faint-hearted. It’s best on mid-tides and a south-east trade wind from May to September, but holds swell all year round.

Location: Mawi

Surfing Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Length: ½ day trip

Located West of Selong Belanak beach, Serangan Beach is a popular “secret” beach. This break is best for intermediate to advanced surfers. It is only 15 minutes from Selong Selo and mornings are perfect for a solo surf. 

Location: Serangan

Surfing Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Length: ½ day trip

STAND UP PADDLEBOARD (SUP)

For a gentle first experience in Stand-Up Paddleboard, Selong Belanak and Kuta beaches are great locations. There are several expansive and protected bays to explore. A sunset paddleboard is recommended because it’s an apt time of day to experience cooling down. An added bonus? You’ll see some of the most beautiful sunsets in Asia.

Locations: Selong Belanak, Kuta

KITESURFING

A style of kiteboarding specific to wave-riding, which uses either standard surfboards or boards shaped specifically for the sport, kitesurfing is becoming an increasingly popular activity. Perfect places for kitesurfing in South Lombok are Are Guling, Ekas Bay and Kuta, which boast the most consistent winds.

Locations: Kuta, Ekas, Are Guling (Wind-dependent)

Length: 4-5 hrs.

DIVING AND SNORKELLING

With some of the clearest waters in Indonesia and the most colourful corals, Sekotong is popular for diving and snorkelling. Feast your eyes on the wonderful diversity of the underwater world in Lombok.  

Location: Sekotong

Length: 4-5 hrs.

FISHING

There are plenty of spots around South Lombok that are great for fishing, like the nearby Kuta area – around 30 minutes from Selong Selo – and Semeti and Unting Unting Beach. These places are popular for their abundance of marine life. Your mouth will water at the large selection of fish to catch.

Locations: Kuta, Semeti, Unting Unting

Length: 6 hrs.

Besides adventures in the water, Selong Selo has wealth of other activities to enjoy! Book now.

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