Desert Point Bangko Bangko, The Surfer’s Paradise – For Surfing lovers, one of the most famous spot points in Indonesia is Desert Point aka Bangko-bangko located in Sekotong West Lombok subdistrict, precisely in the southwest of Lombok Coastal in West Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia. If you travel to Bali, it’s worth trying to visit this famous tourist spot. By using the Ferry ship to the Sheet port, then from Sheet you just rent a travel service or rental car that can be encountered in Sheet surroundings. Long trip to Desert Point less than 2 Hours from Sheet. In addition you can directly rent a boat directly from Bali, if from Kuta Bali you only spend 3 hours to Bangko-bangko.
Currently Desert Point is crowned as one of the world’s favorite surfing destinations and ranks 6th in the “10 Beach Surfing with Hottest Surf” version of the International Surfing Association. So it is not surprising that later emerging competition gallantry in this place.Road Infrastructure from Labuan Poh (West Sekotong) to Bangko-bangko is not too good, the streets are slightly rocky and winding twists and uphill it will spend a lot of time and money. But make no mistake, when the surfing season comes, many world-class surfers are willing to stay long in the simple hut on the beach to find the waves are classy Totally Epic.
Desert Point Bangko-bangko has a typical wave type that is left wave, where when surfing, there is a moment called “lefthand” ie when pushed the waves can only slide to the left side. Desert Point is also often referred to as the beach with the best waves on this Earth. You can find sun-shaped waves for 10 seconds or even up to 20 seconds with the longest wall reaching 984 feet, an important moment most awaited by the surfers.
If you are interested in surfing in Desert Point, make sure your health condition is quite fit, quite ready for long trips with a fairly heavy terrain. Beware also against the possibility of malaria disease. And most importantly, you must be patient to wait until the best waves come.The best time if you want to visit the Desert Point is in the range of May to October, where in that month is when the tide rises or falls. Sometimes, it can be for weeks without waves, but once the waves come, all the waiting will pay off.
In addition to offering the beauty of the waves for surfing, conditions of beaches vary from flat, undulating and hilly with natural rocks that looked sturdy and white sand beaches that adorn the coast of the western region, Bangko-Bangko also offers the beauty of marine biota to you so that you can also do diving activities, snorkeling or just pampering the body with a soak in the Beach.
Another tourist attraction that is not less interesting is the trackking and history tour in the area of ”Natural Park Bangko-bangko” area of 229 Ha. Forest Nature Park Bangko Bangko is included in the type of coastal forest ecosystems and lowland forest season and mangrove forest. Bangko Bangko beach vegetation consists of species among others Biduri (Calothropus gigantea), Sea Pandan (Pandanus sp). Plant species that can be found in stretches of forest-season lowland them Bajur (Pterospermum javanicum), Kesambi (Schleicera oleosa), Waru (Hibiscus tiliaceus), while the mangrove vegetation can be found types among others Rhizophora mucronata, Rhizophora stylosa, Ceriops tagal. Do not forget to schedule to see the remnants of the Japanese colonial era in the form of debris monitoring Japanese defense fortress complete with cannons, located in a hill.
To achieve this international tourist areas, you can start from Mataram – Sekotong – Bangko Bangko then to a distance of approximately 43.4 mile to the long travel time of about two hours, using a private vehicle or public transportation. If you use public transportation, it can be started from Mandalika Terminal of Bertais Lembar destination, then from Sheet terminal up public transport department Labuhan Poh.
After you from Bangko-Bangko beach area, you can stop by the village of fishermen, various types of fish can be bought here at bargain prices as the presents for the loved ones who wait at home. If you want to stay and spend leisure time in this area, some of the closest hotels that can be your choice.