Gerupuk Surf Spots
Located in the center of Gerupuk Bay in front of Batu Tiang, Don Don needs a sizable swell to show up. On smaller days you would not even know it's there. When it works, Don Don breaks breaks in front of the headland, both left and right into a safe channel. A very makeable take off into a long ride where you can practise your turns and cut-backs before dismounting in the channel. On bigger days, it can be more challenging as the slow rumbling Don Don throws a lot of water resulting in long hold downs. Not uncommon to see softboards and their human cargo being dragged around in the white water.
Breaking on the Eastern side in front of Pantai Terasak, Outside Left is more inconsistent and harder to score. Not frequented by surf schools, so it may be worth checking out. If you do get it, it can be a powerful left hander with a steep drop straight into a barrel. Make sure you escape before getting slammed on the sharp coral.
The best wave in Gerupuk breaks at the bay’s entrance under Gili Golong - the 2 hills that look like lady parts. Outside Right is a is a steep hollow right hander which is suitable for intermediates plus. This is not a wave which you can ride straight forward or you will end up on a very shallow sharp reef. Always a chance for barrels on overhead swells and lower tides.
Inside Right breaks in front of the Gili Perigi island and is a much mellower wave than the outside breaks. This is fun right hander starts with an easy take off and peels for a very long distance. Good for beginners in medium sized swells. When overhead and above it starts to wall up giving experienced surfers a chance to get barelled. Probably the most crowded wave in Gerupuk as it surfable by all levels.
When the swell is maxing out at the other breaks you can try kiddies point breaking off Batu Lawang. Kiddies is a right point break which needs significant swell entering the bay to start breaking. Starts to barrel when it gets to about head height. Don’t let the name fool you, it gets shallow and sharp towards the end.