A typical day at Nalua

 

What is a typical day like at Nalua Surf, Lombok?

As a guest at the Nalua Surf Camp you’ll be living in the heart of Kuta Lombok, where most of the shops and restaurants are located. Kuta is an animated little town with chilled vibes and friendly people. With all its surf spots, it is the ideal paradise for a surf escape! No matter if you are a beginner, intermediate or an advanced surfer, you are welcome to attend the daily activities at Nalua if you have booked one of our Surf Camp packages.

 
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On the day of your arrival you will be informed about your weekly schedule. You can also find a written version on the schedule board located at the entrance of the camp.

 
 
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Between 5:30 and 9:30 - A good day starts in the water!

Depending on the tides and conditions of the day, we leave between 5:30 and 9:30am for a morning surf session. After choosing your board and rash guard we bring you to the best spot by car. Each surf session is 2 hours long and we either go by boat or you can paddle out from the beach.

Don’t forget to bring a towel, sunblock (zinc is the best) and some water (and snacks if needed)! 

 
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From 7:30 until 10:00 - Breakfast please!

Depending on the scheduled surfing time, you either have breakfast before or after surfing.

The breakfast is served on our tropical and cozy private rooftop terrace.

Our lovely kitchen staff prepares daily a breakfast buffet. You can find homemade banana bread and fluffy pancakes, toast, oats, exotic fresh fruits, eggs, butter, jam, peanut butter, coffee, tea.. and more tasty food that will give you energy and a smile for the day.

 
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Between 10:00 and 12:00 - Have a well-deserved break!

After surfing, the car drops you off in front of Nalua. You are free to have a shower and join your surfing mates for a lunch break in Kuta.

There are many options in town: from typical local Warungs with traditional food to more fancy places with Western food, everyone will find happiness.

 
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From 12:00 until early evening - Discover the island or surf more!

If you are keen to surf as much as possible, we offer the option to upgrade your surf packages with additional surf sessions or Yoga classes at Ashtari Yoga.

But if you prefer to have a relaxed afternoon program, you are welcome to join the planned activity (optional) for the day. Otherwise, you can also rent a scooter and visit the island on your own or simply rest if you feel like it! Listen to your body… 

After 19:30 - Dinner and free time

Recharge your energy for the next surfing day with a good dinner together with your group, or enjoy a happy hour drink in one of the bars in Kuta.


During the week we offer the following activities, which are all included in your surf camp package (full week).

 

Theory lessons
Practicing is important but theory lessons will give you the basics you need to become an accomplished surfer. On our rooftop terrace, one of our instructors will give you surfing advice and tips adapted to the group level! You are welcome to ask any question you have or share personal experiences and tips with the rest of the group.

Sunset trips: End the day perfectly
On clear-sky days we will bring you to amazing sunset spots where you can hang with your new friends and have a cold Bintang (local beer).

Local dinner: Yummy in my tummy!
Enjoy a local style barbecue on the Nalua rooftop terrace and discover typical Indonesian food. Our lovely staff prepares homemade dishes, a good occasion to try new tastes.  

Waterfall trip: A hike in the jungle
Every week, we organise a trip to Benang Stokel waterfalls. Spend time with the rest of the group and take outstanding pictures. Have a natural shower, a swim and enjoy your time in a jungle wise environment.

 Beach trips: Tan and relax
Lombok is surrounded by amazing beaches: Seger, Mawun, Tanjung Aan, Selong Belanak and much more. Lay down in the sand with a fresh coconut and enjoy the sun.

Don’t forget to bring your towel and sunblock!

Photo review: When a little advice can make big changes
Once a week, our photographer takes pictures of the group. In the evening, the instructors will comment on each picture and advice you on the best way to improve your surf technique and style. Individualized advice is the best way to make some durable progress. At the end of your stay, we will share the pictures with you. Don’t forget to bring a USB stick!

How to get fit for your next surf trip

Flights are booked and the countdown for your surf trip has started. But you don’t wanna struggle on your board instead of catching waves, you want to have a perfect surf trip where “surf, eat, sleep, repeat” is the main focus . So it’s time to get fit again! We tell you seven awesome ways to prepare your body for a surf trip.

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  1. If you live close to a surf spot — of course surf as much as possible. Even if it’s a short session in bad conditions. Every paddle and wave counts. 

  2. The landlocked option: grab your board, go to the next river or lake and paddle out.

  3. Go swimming! It will get your cardio fitness up plus your arms will get fit for paddling. And it’s always nice to be in the water.

  4. Run Forrest run. For surfing you definitely need a good cardio level. Nothing else is better to get your cardio fitness up than going for a run. Plus it’s a great exercise for your legs.

  5. Surf workouts — either at home, in the gym or outdoor to train your biceps, triceps, back and shoulders. Full body workouts are the best, so your abs and legs will get strong too.

    Our favourite exercises:

    - Push ups (normal, ring push ups or dumbbell push ups, you can also use a box or balance board to make it more easy or difficult. Be creative and challenge your body)

    - Burpees

    - Squats (normal squats, Bulgarian split squats or single-leg ones, you can also include jumps. For an extra challenge: add weights)

    - Pull-ups

    - Planking (normal or side plank, play with your body and raise your legs and arms from time to time. You can also use a ball to put either your arms or your legs on it.)

  6. Stretch your muscles or go for Yoga to get those office chair muscles flexible again.

  7. Last but not least: Practise the “dry” take off everyday. We know this is boring, but it will help you!