Wakeboarding lovers can head to Kuta Bay for a day of adventure on the water. Kuta is a little surf town in the south of Lombok surrounded by white sandy beaches. The many bays surrounding the land make it the perfect place to wakeboard and discover empty beaches throughout your day on the water.
For first-timers, Kuta Bay’s calm waters are the ideal place to begin, and the area adapts well to all skill levels. For the beginners, wakeboarding is a popular water sport and involves being towed behind a speedboat as you ride over the surface of the water. Holding the same stance as snowboarding, it’s your job to hold on and keep balanced. If you’ve been water skiing before, then you will most likely pick it up quickly. Speeds of up to 30 kilometres per hour can be reached as you ride over the glistening waters of the Indian Ocean. Fifteen minutes of fun on the water is the usual timeframe for most companies, and the age limit runs from 12 and up.
Extreme water sports are kept to a minimum around the Gili Islands to preserve the tranquil environment; therefore, Lombok’s bay is the wakeboarding hub in the area. However, at Gili Trawangan, you can organise a watersports adventure too. Many companies will allow you to arrive on the day and book at last minute; however, search around for different rates and offerings.