Surfing is the original reason travelers first began coming to Nusa Lembongan. A number of breaks draw intermediate and professional surfers, although one known as “Playgrounds” is suitable for beginners.
Most breaks crash precariously over reef and are better reached by hiring a local boatman. If you’re still learning to surf, you’ll find better opportunities for newbies in Kuta, Bali, or on nearby Lombok.
Nearly all the wave-catching action is centered around Jungut Batu on the northwestern side of the island. Jungut Batu is the most developed area on Nusa Lembongan.