SURFING INSIDES GERUPUK
Insides Gerupuk is the most famous wave in Lombok after Desert Point. It is what Gerupuk is most famous for. The wave breaks on loose rocks and seaweed and in about 5-6ft of water. This makes it ideal for beginners. The consistency of the break and forgiving ‘crumbly’ nature is also why experienced surfers love to come here.
This faster moving break is a right hander 90% of the time but if you are lucky and the swell is smaller (3-5ft) it will work both ways. On anything bigger than 6ft we don’t recommend beginners go here.
On an outgoing tide this wave throws a lot more and if the outgoing tide coincides with a super-low tide then the water becomes really shallow and dangerous.
This wave gets pretty crowded so our advice is to head out 830am (the sunrise surfers will be coming out of the water) and you’ll have a window of opportunity to surf it with a handful of people. If you’re a beginner and heading to this wave be careful – you really are putting your life in your guides hands and is why you must select someone who knows what they are doing.
We’ve seen people air-lifted with helicopters with broken necks and even someone die here. Yes this is a fun wave but it can also become very dangerous very quickly.
Our note to beginners. DO NOT THROW YOUR BOARD. LEARN HOW TO ROLL OVER WITH YOUR BOARD WHEN A BIG WAVE COMES TOWARD YOU.
Formation: Loose rock and seaweed
Easy of getting to: Easy
Safety: Dangerous with lots of people
Surf: Beginner to Intermediate