Often visitors to Lembongan ask us why Penida, the larger island in the group, is not the main island for tourism? One of the main reason for this, is surfing. Lembongan first became popular due to surfers from Bali looking for that secret perfect wave.
As Bali’s popularity started to grow, there were more people in the water surfing and the Bali waves were getting busy. This is when people started making the trip over to Lembongan. The chance to experience a smaller, more basic and more relaxing Island, which also happened to have some great surf spots.
Once the secret was out, tourism started to grow in Lembongan over Penida, as Pendia was lacking the surf spots.
The three main surf spots in Lembongan are; Shipwrecks, Lacerations and Playgrounds. All three of these spots are in front of Jungut Batu village.
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