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Kubu Surf Camp

Jalan Ikan Tongkol, Gili Indah, Gili Trawangan, NTB, Lombok, Senggigi, Lombok - Lombok , Indonesia
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Kubu Surf Camp
Reviews (9)
5 out of 5

We have four unique Bamboo Bungalows....like a work of art they are designed from sustainable materials and built in way that are in harmony with nature.

Each house is constructed almost entirely from bamboo and wood, custom to designed by the local Islanders and built by hand. The beautiful structures showcase how bamboo can create the perfect sustainable living. Surrounded by coconut trees and ocean you will love our amazing bamboo shower under the stars with our outdoor toilet!

Location

Our bungalows are located in the most peaceful place on the island. Next door is a Restaurant coffee bar with the best musicians in southeast Asia. Live music is Friday and Saturday.

There are two surf spots, around 5 to 10 minutes by bicycle. Really good waves, clean water, and no crowds.

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9 REVIEWS
     

Summary

Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from KERRY ANNE
KERRY ANNE
South Africa
July 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I absolutely loved the accomodation.
It was spotlessly clean, the bed was the most comfortable I've ever slept in and I just loved the outdoor bathrooms - showering under the stars at night time was really special.
All the bungalows have a cute little porch where you can swing in lovely hammock whilst listening to the guys playing guitar.
The guys are SO special, friendly, helpful, positive and they begin to feel like family after such a short space of time, they couldn't have been better hosts.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Dex is honestly the most incredible teacher.
For him it is all about practice, practice, practice.

I thought I would be terrible, I'm not great when it comes to balance or coordination, but I was standing up and riding waves in the first half hour.
I progressed much, much faster than I thought I would in the 5 days and that's all down to Dex.
I am so glad that out of all the surf schools in Bali/Lombok/Gili T I chose Kubu.
I had the time if my life.

Aside some being such a great teacher he is the most chilled out positive person I've ever met, and that energy is infectious.



Message from Dex
Reply from Dex

Hi Kerry! Thanks so much again for your review and joining our surf camp. I really appreciate it.
We really enjoyed meet you and spend time together with you! It was amazing time... You are such beautiful person!!
I’m very happy you love the accommodation and had amazing time surfing and improve your surfing skills from beginner to intermediate level! I will love if you keep going surfing and training a lot. I will be soo happy for this.
We will miss you in Gili Trawangan. Hopefully one day you can came back very soon!
Big hug from all of us!
Kubu Surf School Team,
Dex


Review from Hannah
Hannah
tsuruga-shi, Japan
December 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

TL;DR

private room and bath
provided a bike
10 min. from main area, quiet
bar next door with live music and kind people
breakfast each morning
well maintained, clean, and comfy
kind, knowledgeable staff

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I can't stress enough how awesome this trip was. Everyone I met during my time there was kind and gracious, and acted more like a friend than anything else. They went out of their way to make sure I was having a good time and accommodated my more introverted character by inviting me along to go get food or hang out with them and their local friends. Dex (the owner), Jenny (his soon to be wife) and everyone else are some of the kindest people I have met in my years of travels, and I look forward to returning someday to see them again.

Dex and co. have worked hard to create a little haven at their place. There is an outdoor kitchen and sitting area where every morning they will make you some delicious banana pancakes, and in the evenings or afternoon you can sit around and talk to whoever is there. The bungalows, four in total, are beautifully built and maintained. Each comes with a double bed and it's own private semi-outdoor bathroom (there's an overhang so if it rains you won't be stuck getting wet while doing your business) attached where you can shower while looking at the stars, or hang up your bathing suit so it'll be nice and dry for the next day. The little porch has some soft chairs and a hammock, so it's the perfect place to chill and read a book or enjoy some of the free coffee and tea they offer all day long. There is a place to fill up your water bottle for free, and scuba masks available for free as well so you can take the bike they give you on arrival to go off on your own to try and see some turtles, enjoy the beach, or whatever else you'd like to do. And if there's anything else you need or want to know, Dex, Jenni, or whoever else is there that day will be able to point you in the right direction.

And there's loads to do in the area! The main stretch of road where you'll likely arrive by boat is packed with restaurants, bars, and other foreigners. Walk along that street and you'll find plenty of places to try diving, snorkeling, paddle boards, trips to the other islands and so much more. The people are incredibly friendly and want you to have a good time, and there are so many other travelers that it is impossible not to meet people.

But if you want to get away from all that noise there's so many other places to go on the island. Just follow the road along the edge and you'll find local restaurants, peaceful beaches, small shops and locals who would love to chat with you. Really, whether you want to party or relax, this is the place to be. And if you don't know what you want, just ask! Everyone at the camp knows the island and it's people so well that they'll be able to help you with anything. Honestly, it's the people that make it so worthwhile.


How were the surf lessons?

     

TL;DR
Daily surf lessons 2-4 hrs
Patient and well informed instructors
Rash guard and sunscreen provided
Great English

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The surf lessons were simply awesome. I had both private lessons and small group lessons and honestly both were amazing. Dex really knows what he is doing, and he really wants you to enjoy yourself and be able to do your best. At the beginning of each lesson he'll explain that day's goal before you head out, and make sure you understand what you're supposed to do. And out on the water he'll coach you through each attempt, and celebrate every success you have. Any time you have a question he'll answer it for you, and he always watches you so he's able to give you good advice each time. Dex was careful to vary his instruction depending on a persons level, both as a surfer as well as general fitness level, so even when I was out with more advanced or less advanced people, I always felt like Dex was making sure to help me specifically. As someone who has spent their life teaching, I can say for sure he's a true teacher, who cares about your success and will both challenge you and help you. It's only because of Dex that I was able to move from the big boards to the small boards in the five days I was there.

Also, some bonuses; they'll take pictures and video of you so you can show everyone back home how cool you've become, and you can take a break and watch Dex surf himself, which is honestly more fun than constantly falling off the board when you're tired and hungover.

Review from Mark
Mark
Bolton, United Kingdom
October 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

So where to beging


How were the surf lessons?

     

The Surf lessons them selves are really well executed and Dex and his team so professional and relaxed you can't help but feel comfortable. In a group (which is always more fun and you end up making great friends off the back of it) Dex gives everyone confidence and breaks everything down into basic elements and dosn't overloading with information... I'd never set foot on a surf board before and at the end of day 1 (with Dex's help) I was catching white water breaks no problem! Over the corse of the 5 days, him and his team managed to get me to a stage where I was reading non broken waves... even catching a couple by myself!

The only slight downside to such an intensive course is for a novice over the 5 days is it can take it's tole on the body as you use muscles that (unless your a surfer/athlete) don't get used in every day life (especially round the ribs). So its essential that you use your downtime to relax.. stretching and massages are a must but Dex and Jenni recommend me some excellent people and places that provide such services on the island.

In fact nothing is a problem for these guys, laundry, snorkeling equipment hire to see the Turtils, local eating place recommendations... Just ask, Jenni and Dex are happy to help with big smiles, big harts and positive vibes... Even without the surfing you'll wanna come back... Which is exactly what I did staying for an extra surf lesson and a few more days to chill

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Review from Mark
Mark
Bolton, United Kingdom
October 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

So where to begin... Kubu Surf School has to be one of THE BEST travel experiences of my life and THE BEST! start to any long term trip ever ... And it's basically all down to Dex, Jenni and the team!

As a solo travel from the start I was made to feel so welcome at the lovely little bungalows on Gili Trawangan where chose to base myself. The bungalows sleep 2 with total 4 on site and are beautiful designed with a balcony a hammock (got to love a hammock right!) and the best privert shower/toilet I've experienced in this type of beach bungalow accomodation!

I decided to pay for a full 6 day 5 night surf package that included most EVERYTHING!...The accomodation, the surf lesonss (1.5 hrs per lesson), surf equipment, free use of a bycycle (esential on Gili T) free wifi, free breakfast (ask for the banana pancake 'Ryan' special... supurb!) Free water, free coffee, free filming on lesson 5 of you Surfing (something to show the grandkids one day!) And of corse the free 'Sexy Shower!'... always welcome after a hard days surf!

Another posible option is to combine the Surfing with Yoga, swapping between days, prehaps giving a more of a ballence if you like to mix up your excersise. (I know this is available on Gili T but you may have to check for Senggig)

Now something to mention is the School its self actually has 2 sites, one on Gili T and one based on Lombok at Senggig. This may sound a little confusing but actually works really well as it allows you to decide where you would prefer to be based and then (when possible) travel between the 2 sites and get two different surfing experiences for the price of one.

With BBQ's, Reggae bars and incredible sunsets thrown into the mix.... this ends up being more than just a surf camp... It's a life experience

Review from Craig Stand
Craig Stand
Canada
September 2018
Travelled solo

How were the surf lessons?

     

The people and staff in the surf camp were very friendly and help to create a good atmosphere. In the lessons they were also approachable and help to improve/get surfing skills!
Overall we spent a great weekend where we had time for fun, relax and surf.

Very recommendable!

Review from Liesselote
Liesselote
Germany
September 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

My weekend at Surf Camp was a true surf experience! I was really stoked to learn how to surf but even out of the water the fun continues. The surf instructors are amazingly friendly and hilarious, the camp is really nice and contains all you need for a chill stay and the food is great. Surf Camp is an excellent way to learn to surf, make new friends and create lasting memories! Awesome!!

Review from Gabriel T
Gabriel T
Brazil
July 2018
Travelled with friends

How were the surf lessons?

     

If you want to learn how to surf, this is the perfect opportunity. You'll learn from experienced surfers, make heaps of friends and enjoy great food! The staff was very nice and friendly. It was definitely an amazing experience. I would go again.

Review from Anne Jhonson
Anne Jhonson
Swiss
April 2018
Travelled as a couple

How were the surf lessons?

     

My experience with Kubu surf Camp was excelent!
We had the best time ever! We went every morning to the beach, and we had a lot of fun learning surf. The teachers were really professional, they look after us all the time, and make you enjoy in the water having such a good time! We know how catch the waves for our self after a week at the camp.
The beaches was really clean, and just few people in the water, so is perfect to learning in Lombok, because in Bali is very busy.
Absolutely recommended!!

Review from Chris Abro
Chris Abro
Sydney, Australia
January 2018
Travelled with friends

How were the surf lessons?

     

Everyone at Kubu Surf Camp , are so incredibly friendly (funny) and it’s one of the best environments I’ve been in, the serf instructors are magicians. They got me surfing in a week. Highly recommend!

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Number of people: 8
24-Hour reception
Bath Towels
Beach Towels
Kitchen
Parking (free)
WIFI (free)
ATM
Babysitting
Free shuttle bus to town centre
Gym / Fitness Centre
Laundry
Massage
Pets allowed
Roof top terrace
Surfboard hire
Washer
Wetsuit hire
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (included)
Honesty Bar
Hotel bar
Pool bar
Restaurant
Room service
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Diving
Fitness Classes
Hiking
Horseback riding
Mini golf
Mountain biking
Pilates
Pool table
Snorkeling
Surf school
Yoga

Additional Fees:

Tours extra pay.
Activities extra pay.
Rent motorbike/car extra per day.
Pick up airport extra pay.

Extras:

Laundry Rp 25.000/kg
Rent surfboard Rp. 150.000/ 3 hours.
Photographer Rp. 200.000/ 3 hour session.
Snorkel mask Rp. 30.000/ unit
Rent bicycle Rp. 40.000/day

Bungalow with private toilet and fan
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Each Bungalow has a double bed, a fan and a private bathroom with a shower.

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We don't provide airport transfers but you can book one easily here: Airport Transfers

  • - Nearest Airport: (LOP) Lombok International Airport.
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 40
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 45 minutes
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Instructors

Dex

Tam

Gili is a heavy right/left hander wave that break on a round reef, it all depend on the season. Good and perfect waves for all levels around the year. You can find 2 surf spots around,is very secret spot!

Main Surf Beach: Gili Trawangan, Bongkas

Surf Lessons we offer:

Beginner Surf Lessons

Each day is 3 hours divided into 2 lessons 1.5 hours duration and includes Surfboard & Rash Vest. Lessons are tailored to build confidence and capability as quick as possible so you enjoy the thrill of surfing. Private or group lessons are available. Pick up service from your accommodation or meet us at our scheduled beach lessons. Safety and fun are our main priorities - you are in good hands.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

Experience the best surf as we assist you to develop your surf skills by coaching you on your technique and wave formation. Each day is 3 hours divided into 2 lessons 1.5 hours duration. Private or group lessons are available. Pick up service from your accommodation or meet us at the beach. Your development, safety and fun are our main priorities.

Advanced Surf Lessons

Experience the best surf as we take you to Lombok's best surf spots for coaching you on your technique and riding larger waves. Each day is 3 hours divided into 2 lessons 1.5 hours duration. Private or group lessons are available. Pick up service from your accommodation or meet us at the beach. Your development, safety and fun are our main priorities.

Private Surf Lessons

Our lessons ensure your surfing ASAP and fast track your skills. Each day is 3 hours (2 lessons x 1.5 hours duration).
Lessons are tailored to build confidence and capability as quick as possible so you enjoy the thrill of surfing. Private or group lessons are available. Pick up service from your accommodation or meet us at our scheduled beach lessons.

Surf Guide

We offer day and overnight trip surf guiding for individuals or groups who want to experience the vast number of waves across Lombok and Indonesia. Our companie tour has the capacity to ensure your surf holiday experience has you coming back for more. Driver, instructor, car hire, and more are included in our rates.


Senggigi

Senggigi

Level: All Levels

Senggigi is a heavy right/left hander wave that break on a round reef, it all depend on the saison.
The right is short but often barreling, close to the shore.
The left is long with a big barrel, a 5 to 7 minutes padelling will be necessary to reach the wave.
You can find many surf spots around as the rock point, Tamara, Mangsit, klui, Sedang luar, Pemangan, Jarak point... & few others secrets spots!
Beginners to experts will appreciate the region

Bongkas, Gili Trawangan

Bongkas, Gili Trawangan

Level: All Levels

Furthest west of the 3 small Gili islands where the shallow fringing reef of the southern tip can serve up fast, hollow, but generally flawed right lines. Tricky wave to ride and plenty of current so experience required. Needs hefty S to SW swells to clear the coral that is usually frequented by snorkeling tourists.

Bongkas, Gili Trawangan

Bongkas, Gili Trawangan

Level: All Levels

Furthest west of the 3 small Gili islands where the shallow fringing reef of the southern tip can serve up fast, hollow, but generally flawed right lines. Tricky wave to ride and plenty of current so experience required. Needs hefty S to SW swells to clear the coral that is usually frequented by snorkeling tourists.

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Rain

Wetsuits

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Air Temp (°C)

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26°

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27°

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28°

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28°

NOV/DEC

27°

Season

Year round Surf destination. May to September is the dry season and most popular time. October to April is the wet season but rain tends to be sort in duration.


One of Indonesia's best coastlines for all levels of surf. Surfing in Lombok is also less crowded and more relaxed than surfing in some spots in Bali.
Lombok is known for its world famous spot Desert Point, also known as Bangko bangko beach. This long walled and incredibly hollow left hander that on a great day can break for up to 300 meters, growing in size as it runs. Best between the range of 3-8 ft. Located on the South West Coast of Lombok, 3 hours drive from Kuta. On its day Desert Point is regarded as one of the best waves on the planet. Barrels of 20 seconds have been filmed there and 10 second tubes are common. Full or new moon low tides, a south east wind and a big swell are needed, most consistent from May to October. It can go weeks without waves, but just one Desert Point bomb will make the wait worth it. Experienced surfers only. Bring your booties an a good tube riding board.

Kuta Lombok is "surfers' paradise". Waves are excellent and many good surf points, such as Mawi, Mawun and is a good base to get to a lot of Lombok's waves. A good area for beginners and intermediate surfers.

Gerupuk Bay is a large bay about 7 km east Kuta. The bay itself is home to five different spots which offer waves on different swells and wind directions. Waves are accessible by boat and the bay offers waves most of the time.

Inside Gerupuk : is a right-hander over a flat reef. It is suitable for all levels an has fun waves, with a long wall and a forgiving lip. On big days with a Southwest swell it can be a great spot to surf. This break is surfable at any seasons and can handle any wind, even the trade wind, as it is protected by the surrounding hills. Best on an incoming tide and can hold 10ft solid.

Outside Gerupuk: a right-hander that is good at mid to high tide, better take your booties at low. Multiple peaks outside offer big drops on takeoff bending into a hollow and fast inside section. Can hold 8-10ft but is best at 4-6ft, from October to April.

Don-Don: The furthest break inside the bay and as a result needs a bigger swell to break. Don Don is a perfect A-frame peak walling and bending both left and right. For all level of surfers. Can be good in any season as long as the winds are light. Works on any tide, with out going tide the best time.

Kid's Point is another right-hander, only breaks on the biggest days, but when it works, its barrel city. Best on an incoming tide.

Are Gulung is a right hand reef break located on the west side of Kuta. Access by boat and land is possible. This break is one of the best right hander on the South Coast. Mid to low tides can see the inside section doubling up and barreling. A left hander on the other side of the bay is surfable, though only when its small. Need a north-west wind, most common from October to April. Are Guling can hold 8-10ft when perfect, but is best at 4-6ft.

Seger Beach is located just 2 km from Kuta. Seger is a right reef break, with the occasional left off the peak. A good place when the swell drops. On mid tides and offshore winds this can be a great spot, with short tubes and bowly walls ready for any move you can think of. Need a light wind or north west wind, around Oct-April...

Mawi is located 20 minutes west of Kuta. On small days this reef break offers a nice peak with short hollow rights and lefts. At 6ft plus, Mawi transforms into a heaving left barrel, with elevator drops and heavy hold downs. At 8-10ft it’s not a spot for the faint hearted. Best on mid tides and a south east trade wind, from May to September.


Ekas Bay is located to the east of Kuta and takes about 30 minutes by car to Awang and then another 20 mins by boat across the bay. Ekas is home to two spots.

Outside Ekas: is a left hander that starts working over 5ft and holds up to 10ft. The wave offers huge drops, acres of open face to carve and a ton of power to spare. Best on mid to high tides and a south east wind.

Inside Ekas: Located further inside the bay from Outside Ekas. A fun, walling peak, that can handle real size. Needs a big swell and south east winds, but on it day can offer very long rides and barrels on the inside of the right. Low tides for the right, higher tides for the left and holds 12ft plus.

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