Indonesia - Gili Air
Assisted Intermediate spot
Gili Air is located in Indonesia,
Nearest International Airport ✈ Mataram
Nearest certified instructor:
Nearest Kite school:
Gili Air is a tiny Indonesian Island, the wind generally blow from all direction during the year, from September to November it's the best time to Kite on Gilis, the wind generally at this time of the year blows from SW and there are 2 spots suitable for it.
At Scallywag beach resort (East side of the island) and at the lagoon side (SW side of the islnad)
On the first spot the wind is side shore, at the laggon is on shore.
Any skill level is suitable at this spot. (beginner at lagoon side)
Type > Shallow, Flat, Chop, Medium wave
Hazard > Boats snorkelers
Quality > Cristal clear
Best tide > Indipendent tide at ocean side and Medium high tide at lagoon side
In the lagoon, the water is perfectly flat and shallow, but at few meter outside, you will find the ocean with few waves, and lots of chop (great surfing spot but not always).
Size: Very small/Medium
The beach at Scallywag restaurant is very very small and during the season is really crowded, at this side of the island the beach is tide indipendent and during the windy season the wind is side shore, (be sure to have a rescue boat in case you drift to much downwind)
At the lagoon side the beach is medium size and tide dependent, the best time to go out is with, crescent tide.
The best time to go:
SEP, OCT, NOV.
|Sep||70 % days||SW||10>35|
|Oct||75 % days||SW||10>35|
Above and below two pictures from Scallywag beach Gili AIr
Above, WINDYTY wind forecast tool, tuned live at Gili Air spot.