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RE: Gili Island« Reply #1 on: April 06 2010 15:04:07 »
Wouldn't go if there wasn't a solid swell predicted, swell direction and swell period, and tidal heights/differences can also be big factors.
Any time between March-October your in with a chance of a solid swell, but deffienetly not swell year round, more often flat or tiny.
RE: Gili Island« Reply #2 on: April 07 2010 01:04:123 »
Gili Meno and Trawangan both have some swell. Nothing too great though. Trawangan is kinda better. Both have a really shallow coral reef though. I heard some pretty gruesome stories while I was there.
I think it'd be best if you kept the surfing in Bali, and then maybe chill for a couple of days on the Gilis.
RE: Gili Island« Reply #3 on: April 07 2010 14:04:740 »
BTW. When I say solid swell is needed....I mean solid swell is needed to get waves of waist high or bigger.
So other places like ullus ect will be big reefs in kuta breaking etc.
RE: Gili Island« Reply #4 on: April 10 2010 10:04:157 »
Thanks man that really helps, i think im gonna hit the Gilis for 2-3 days just for chilling and keep the surf for Bali or Lombok
RE: Gili Island« Reply #5 on: April 12 2010 00:04:470 »
Yup. 3 days is awesome if you just wanna chill. I strongly recommend Gili Meno. Try staying either at the Nautilus or the Gazebo. The rest of the places there are kinda sketchy.
Trawangan is more of a party island, and Air is kinda neutral. I think Gili Meno's the nicest of the lot. Email me if you need any more tips.
RE: Gili Island« Reply #6 on: May 25 2010 03:05:397 »
Ya man I indonesian and I go surf everywhere in Indonesia Gili Air have nice barrel wave over reef (it hurt) but is very in the strait between Bali dan Lombok so it dont get always waves :D