Is this your first surf trip? Does it feel like starting into the unknown?
Everyone knows, a good preparation beats everything and we would like to support you here. The water temperature around Lombok is between 26 and 29 degrees, this means board shorts and a bikini are good for swimming. But for surfing we recommend to bring in addition rash guards and leggings, both don’t have to be surf specific clothing - any fast drying lycra fabric is good. This is not only the best protection against the strong tropical sun, it protects you also from rashes caused through the surfboard.
If you are looking for specific surf gear, we recommend bikinis, swimsuits and board shorts which have a perfect fit for you and which are made for surfing. Otherwise you are struggling while surfing trying to keep everything in place. Especially for the girls, bikinis with a cross back are perfect and take the pressure away from your back while paddling. For the bottom it is useful to have straps to adjust the fit. We don’t recommend to wear bikinis with underwires or other unnecessary knots or metal bits in the front. They’ll be just painful and make paddling torturous. Also adjustable triangle tops are not surf approved, they move around more than you’d like and you’ll probably don’t feel comfortable.
Of course you will need further accessories like sunscreen (SPF 50), zinc for your face, caps and sunglasses. Don’t underestimate the tropical sun, even if you are coming directly from the European summer.
You don’t have the time to organise your surf gear for the trip? No problem! You can find everything you need in our surf shop. We are happy to help you.