People usually head out to south Lombok for the best waves.
Kuta Beach Lombok has white sandy beaches with good reef breaks. You will need to take a boat to reach most spots. Another famous surfing spot is Bangko bangko, or known by most surfers as "Desert Point".
The south and east coasts of Lombok get the same swells that generate the big breaks on Bali’s Bukit peninsula – the main problem is getting to them. Lombok’s Kuta Beach is the main base for surfers, with accommodation, restaurants and a small surf shop. Boat owners there will take you out to the reefs where the surf breaks. Other south-coast places accessible by road include Selong Blanak, Mawun, Gerupak and Ekas – these are all reef breaks, some accessible by paddling, others that you’ll need a boat to reach.
Desert Point, near Bangko on the southwestern peninsula, is Lombok’s most famous break. It’s a classic, fast, and tubular left, but it’s inconsistent and it needs a good size swell to work. A very rough road goes to Bangko Bangko, but there is no regular transport and no visitors’ facilities.
The easiest way to reach the best of Lombok’s breaks in on one of the surf tours from Bali. See the surfing entry under activities in the Facts for the visitor information section for more information.