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adamkite
on 09/23/2017 at 03:50 am
Just finished an excellent session at Gili Air yesterday on the lagoon by Hotel Ombak Paradise. Wind 15-16 kts for most of the day. This is probably the largest shallow reef area on the island. I'd recommend booties as the beach is thin and coral starts at water edge - you have to launch from it and it's pretty sharp on the feet. Also check the tide cycle prior to planning your day as low tide will fully drain the lagoon / drive your session. Beautiful mountain / volcano views and nice restaurants / facilities beachside.
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Indonesia - Gili Air

Assisted Intermediate spot



Gili Air is located in Indonesia,

Nearest International Airport ✈ Mataram


Nearest certified instructor:

Lolo Made

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Nearest Kite school:  

SnowFamily

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Spot description:

Lagoon

Ocean

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.


Ride ability

 

Intermediate

Expert

Any skill level is suitable at this spot. (beginner at lagoon side)


Water

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).


Beach

​Type: Sand

Size: Very small/Medium

hazard: Standers

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.


Wind type:

Venturi/Thermal

Best direction

 

Main direction

  


The best time to go:  

SEP, OCT, NOV.

 

 

When Windy days Dir. Knots
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Feb      
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Aug      
Sep 70 % days SW  10>35
Oct 75 % days SW 10>35
Nov 70% days SW 10>30
Dec      

 


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Above and below two pictures from Scallywag beach Gili AIr





Above, WINDYTY wind forecast tool, tuned live at Gili Air spot.


 


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