Towards the end of our trip we were lucky enough to be given a beautiful gift by Melissa, Dragana and Gloria who lives in Bali, a couple of nights staying down on Lembongan. I have never been here before so was super curious to check it out, and it was a glorious place to visit.
The water is beautifully clean, and really probably gives an indication of how Bali was back in the days.
The streets are single track and no private cars are allowed just vans with open backs and you just all pile in there luggage and all.
The service is pretty great though as they pick you up in Bali, take you to the boat then to your destination and return. Pretty smooth, they even carry your luggage on the boat through the deep water.
One of the greatest things about Mareike is that she is happy adventuring and seeing the world. Carries herself with grace, beauty and is always trying to be positive even when as above she is crammed in under my surfboard.
The first day we rented another bike and headed to Mushroom bay where we rented stand up paddles which is super fun, and a good work out. We went from there to check out playgrounds and some of the other breaks including the small one above which the locals where surfing as the wave hit the cliff and broke from there.
Probably one of the greatest sights on the holiday was these kids, who with the swell building and tide coming in, would jump on any of the loads of fishing boats and then pretend to be sailing in them over the waves. Pretty sweet to see how much they just played on the boats, wanting to sail themselves. Below there is a man overboard.
You can see below the reef exposed also.
Mushroom Bay above.
Next day we headed to meet Thomas Harstad and surf at Playgrounds near his hotel. During Lunch I managed to shoot a few shots of people on lacerations getting well amoungst it.
The water is so beautiful, and it had some amazing waves all within a short boat ride. Definitely recommend a trip out to lembongan if your down this way!
Sunset there was something else too with the highest mountain in bali in the background.
This was our villa in Lembongan
Not too bad with a pool next to it. Absoloutely amazing! We were so lucky on this trip with where we stayed.
This was on Ceningan which is the next island to Lembongan, called secret spot which was a recommendation from Tom West, beautiful and really a magic spot, but with crazy high swell and rip it looked a perfect place for me to get in trouble.
Mareike surveying the beach situation.
Then right by where we were staying this was Sunset beach, including the thing which all beach clubs are searching for now, the infamous pool overlooking the ocean.