From a quiet fishing village Kuta in Southern Lombok has become a popular surf town with traveling surfers choosing it as a base for their surf trips. While Kuta beach itself has only average surf potential, nearby Mawi and Tanjung Aan are 2 of the best breaks in Lombok. Kuta is also within striking distance to Lombok’s most popular surfing areas like the beginner friendly Selong Belonak and Gerupuk Bay. Surfers can hire transport in Kuta, either car or boat to reach these spots. The majority of Lombok’s surf camps and surf shops are in town, so it's easy to arrange for day trips or lessons. Kuta also has a wide variety of cafes, restaurants suited to tourists tastes and good accommodation options. Possibly the only place that has a nightlife around these parts.