Gili Trawangan

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In a land of left handers, this place is a refreshing change. The locals are cool, the atmosphere on the island is horizontal and the break, if a little fickle is well worth checking out. People doubt this spot, which is good because it keeps the crowds down. If you ask me its their loss! If you like your rights, its not such a bad thing to give up 7 meter desert point to 5 meter secret point!

The local boys are a trip. I've never met a more welcoming set of guys. They actually pull off waves that are so blatantly theirs to watch you surf! I know a few guys in Kuta Bali that wouldnt do that! The spot itself is a little fickle, but when it starts breaking it really cranks. Its just a long wall that produces flawless barrells and when its going, everybody has a smile on their face! A word of warning though, i got caught by a rogue 15 foot set from a typhoon swell last summer which appeared from nowhere and nearly made me shark food. This is quite a ledgey reef and when the swell starts getting above double overhead, they jack up from nowhere. However, for those kamikazis out there, you'll be glad to know that at a bigger size, it still broke completely flawlessly.

Additional Info:
This spot is called sectrets by the local boys who are more than welcoming to travelling surfers! (Cheers for screwing me over on arak and mushrooms once again ade!)I've surfed it twice in the last 4 years and it picks up more swell than you'd expect. The take off spot on the outside point is fairly easy, but it quickly jacks up to produce long and hollow walls. It breaks over a shallow reef for a long and fast ride. Its fun up to double overhead with long tube rides, but over that it becomes one serious wave that walls and walls and walls. Good luck.


Take a boat over to Gili Trawangan and head to the south east corner of the island. It breaks about 300m out to sea. Whan its breaking you cant miss it.

WalkGood walk (15-30 min)
Public accessYes
4x4 requiredUnknown
Boat requiredUnknown
Wave Characteristics
TypeReef (coral)
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc.)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
FrequencySometimes breaks (50 days/year)
Normal lengthShort (<50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Ideal Conditions
Wind directionNorth, East, NorthEast
Swell directionSouthWest, South
Swell size3ft-5ft - 12ft
TideMid and high tide
Tide movementRising tide
WeekFew surfers
WeekendFew surfers

Urchins, Rocks



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