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Desert Point (Bangko-Bangko) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(West Coast of Lombok, Indonesia)

Desert Point (Bangko-Bangko) break guidePhoto by: Glenn Phillips

Desert Point (Bangko-Bangko) Surf Guide

Desert Point (Bangko-Bangko) in West Lombok is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the best time of year for waves. Ideal winds are from the east northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks left. Often Crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Desert Point (Bangko-Bangko) Spot Info

Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Desert Point (Bangko-Bangko):

The best conditions reported for surf at Desert Point (Bangko-Bangko) occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Desert Point (Bangko-Bangko) (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Desert Point (Bangko-Bangko) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 78% of the time in May while 21% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 1% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Desert Point (Bangko-Bangko) Location Map

Interactive Desert Point (Bangko-Bangko) surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Desert Point (Bangko-Bangko) is Selaparang (Mataram) Airport (AMI) in Indonesia, which is 37 km (23 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Desert Point (Bangko-Bangko) is Bali International (Denpasar) Airport (DPS), also in Indonesia, 73 km (45 miles) away.

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Desert Point (Bangko-Bangko) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 25 September 2022, 03:02 Local Time
Sunday 25
Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross cross cross-

Swell History at Desert Point (Bangko-Bangko)

Surf stats for Desert Point (Bangko-Bangko), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Desert Point (Bangko-Bangko)

Wind stats for Desert Point (Bangko-Bangko), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Desert Point (Bangko-Bangko). Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s22.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    24km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    38km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    39km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    Reliability: very consistent
    43km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Desert Point (Bangko-Bangko):