About Us

Founder of Kura Kura Surf Camp Lombok surfing a wave

Hi, welcome to Kura Kura Surf Camp. Here is a little bit about us, for those who like to read.  

I am Tim, the Belgian founder of Kura Kura. "Kura Kura" which means tortoise in Indonesian language, refers to these peaceful majestic creatures and our respect for their slow pace in life. 


I started surfing when I was 25 years old, moving all around Europe in a little camper van. Soon I wanted nothing more than to keep surfing and traveling. So I quit my job and started working summertime on the surf camps in Europe, while wintertime I would escape Europe and spend my time looking for the best waves in Indonesia. 

I lost my heart here in Indonesia and every time I went back to Europe it felt like I walked away from home. At the end of 2015, I decided to move here and start doing what I love to do.  

Lombok, often referred to as Bali like it used to be. A beautiful island in Indonesia rich in culture and good waves. I was lucky to meet some amazing people who are helping me to make Kura Kura Surf Camp a place you'll never forget.  

A special thanks to Tarbo, our current homestay owner who collaborates with us to provide our guests with their very own private bungalows. Also a big thanks to our surf guides, they are not always easy to handle but we secretly love them. 


It's a rather small Surf Camp and that's how we like it.

More personalized and more individualistic tips and tricks. By staying a week at Kura Kura, we do hope to improve your surfing. On top of that, we hope that you will run into plenty of culture and impressions from this great island.


Thank you for visiting our site, hopefully, sometime we may welcome you at

Kura Kura Surf Camp.

Kura Kura Team

  • Steph


    Email replier, website maker, social media poster, handles the fun stuff. Enjoys longboarding and learning to cross-step! 

  • Sam


    When his head is not in the clouds, he makes sure things goes as planned. A  previous guest and lovely lad who brought British comedy into Lombok

  • Manex

    Surf Coach

    Proud Spanish Basque blood runs true his veins. ISA trained surfer, who knows (almost) every wave in Lombok. 

  • Ayas

    Surf Guide

    Ayas has been with Kura Kura since the beginning. He likes left waves, motorbikes and speaks fluent german. 

  • Max

    Surf Guide

    Max is proud of his tall Honda motorcross bike and is a good stick fighter! 

  • Nabila

    Surf Guide

    Nabila is a solid surfer, a legend and a funny guy. He has a big on and off button. 

  • Ady

    Surf Guide

    Don't ask us where we found him but he is a perfect addition to our team. 

  • Lisa

    Surf Guide

    We're proud to introduce the first Lombok female surf guide! Having this burst of sunshine in our camp is one of the best things we've ever done. 

  • Andi

    Boat Captain

    Andi and his family lives in Awang. A very good captain who arranges all our boat trips to Ekas.  

  • Rico

    Camp Dog

    Loves your breakfast, sleeps in the middle of everywhere, keeps bad guys out and loves a good cuddle. 


Learn more about the types of surf packages we offer, get an idea on how a typical day in Kura Kura.

Also check out the place where you'll be staying!

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What people say

Such a great place to surf and explore Lombok. Stayed for almost two weeks and improved my surfing so much. The team makes you feel part of the Kura Kura family right away.

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