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.

Surf camp Lombok - Nalua

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)! 

Surf camp Lombok - Nalua

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.

Surf camp Lombok - Nalua

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.

Surf camp Lombok - Nalua

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!

Surf trip preparations

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.