Gilli Air Island (Gilli Air)

Continent
Asia
Country
Indonesia
Next Big City
Bali Denpasar
Next Town
Bali, Lombok
 
Type:
Island
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, School, Rental, Rescue, Toilet

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave, Big wave
Hazards:
Currents, Buoys, Reefs, Corals
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
High tide

2-3 hours window in high tide to ride super safe above the coral reef - indicative. The water is super clean with fantastic clear blue and turquoise colors.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Trees
Beach Users:
No information

Narrowish beaches but wide enough for safe launches and landing. Only obstacles are volley ball nets, or small boats in water. Easy to handle for intermediate to advanced. The beach is next to Scallywag restaurant, is not so long but wide enought for land and launching the kite, is the best place for kitesurfing around the 3 Gilis, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan, there are no rocks or coral hazards, and not tide dependent.

Wind

Best Months:
January, March, June, July, August, September, October, November
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
N, SSW, SW
Main Direction:
S, SSW, SW

The wind increase in May and stops in November with the peak in July, August and September with up to 40 knots, average speed 17-19 knots.



How to get there

Transport
Boat
Access
Short walk

When you get to the Island of GIlli Air (do not confuse with 2 other Gilli Islands next door a 5min boat ride). You can walk around the island in 2 hours, to give you an idea of size. Find the accommodation that suits you and the that suits the wind direction.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

Nightlife

The odd party daily in varying places on the island. I gave them a miss this time, but they go until morning. Not a party place though, the other Gilli islands are. This is a mellow almost honeymooners spot, but I'll let you know more after a few days