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Topic: Gili Islands Surfing

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replies: 15

By:

Danny

Posted in

Indonesia Indonesia

 

Gili Islands Surfing

« on: May 24 2008 03:05:00 »

Hi Guys I know the gilis aren't renowned for surf, but i see there are some fickle breaks, anyone surfed there in the summer time - whats it like?

By:

Rod

RE: Gili Islands Surfing

« Reply #1 on: May 25 2008 00:05:00 »

I went there in August for a week and surfed the break on the main island.  The waves were about 1.5 to 2 ft on most days.  During this time Uluwatu was breaking at 6 -10 ft. I imagine there would not be too much during Oct - April.  The rides were about 20 -30m.  Not great but worth the effort given it was a 1 minute walk from accomodation.  You would not go to the Gili islands purley for surfing but if you are going there to dive or party it is defently worth bringing your board.

By:

danny

RE: Gili Islands Surfing

« Reply #2 on: May 25 2008 09:05:00 »

Cheers Rod, good info, was there many surfers out/ buzy?

By:

Christine

RE: Gili Islands Surfing

« Reply #3 on: June 09 2008 20:06:00 »

Rod- suck my rod! There is no surf because of extended flat reef and extreme tides and your bullshit lines, 8-10", good for an ironing board, that's about it



By:

Rod

RE: Gili Islands Surfing

« Reply #4 on: June 17 2008 02:06:00 »

Dear Christine,
You charming young lady.  8 - 10', I think you are getting mixed up with the size of your enlarged clitoris.
List of items in order of priority to bring to Gilli Islands.
1.  Bong ( no police on Island) and asprin
2. Lubricant ( lots of hot Euro hippies ..... and Christine if you desire a more robust woman )
3. Flippers and Snorkel
4. Surfboard and booties.
5. Book
Great spot for beginners.

By:

Rod

RE: Gili Islands Surfing

« Reply #5 on: June 17 2008 02:06:00 »

Crowds - sod all, maximum of 5 in water at one time

By:

neil

RE: Gili Islands Surfing

« Reply #6 on: June 22 2008 21:06:00 »

dear christine... you have no bloody idea what your talking about... i just got back from gili and scored 4 days of 3ft perfection.  early mornings best before the wind picks up... mid tide...

By:

Aaron

RE: Gili Islands Surfing

« Reply #7 on: March 18 2009 22:03:00 »

Im going to Gili ova new years eve this year and was wondering if anyone has surfed there in that time cause ive heard that there isnt that much swell at that time of the year? Cause i dont want to take my board all the way over there if i have no chance of getting a good wave.

By:

Andy

RE: Gili Islands Surfing

« Reply #8 on: April 04 2009 04:04:00 »

I've surfed Gilli Trawangan in May off a surf charter boat that was passing by. Skipper of boat was surprised to find it working...think it has a lot to do with the tide. Brilliant coloured coral underneath..makes it look really shallow on take off. Right hander that barrels with a thin lip but closes out...next surfer down the line then takes off and same thing happens.

Went back a year later and stayed at Gilli Trawangan in July for 2 weeks...no surfable waves to speak of..though some South African guys paddled out one day and came in all cut up on the coral.

By:

Michael

RE: Gili Islands Surfing

« Reply #9 on: April 16 2009 05:04:00 »

I have been surfing Indo since 1983 and lived in Bali for 4 years. Gili Trawangan is basically a hoax wave but Gili Air has a perfect right hander. Unfortunately it needs a huge swell to get down there and with the radical tidal changes in the Lombok strait it is very elusive.If you do get it on you are very lucky and you will be stoked.
Cheers.


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