MATARAM - Bad weather and high waves in the waters west of the island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, have worsened the abrasion of the beaches near the city of Mataram. The bad weather also causes fishermen to be forced to stay on land. For the fishermen these four days already is quite a long time, but they don't know yet when they can hit the seas again.
High waves have hit the beaches on the western side of the island of Lombok for the past four days. Almost half of the beaches of the city of Mataram have been heavily damaged by abrasion. The beaches have suffered some two kilometers of abrasion, from Tanjungkarang district to Tarunajaya district.