Sumba

Sumba is a small and relatively quiet island, part of the Lesser Islands in the east Indonesian region. With a main town population of 656,259, Sumba is celebrated for it's distinctly tribal culture and it's 'off the beaten track' vibe.

Geographically, Sumba is quite distinct from its other Indonesian counterparts. In contrast to the steep volcanic cliffs and lush greenery Indonesia is renowned for, Sumba's landscape is comprised of smooth and rolling limestone hills. Its proximity in between the Asian and Australasian continents gives Sumba a distinct population of flora and fauna that borrows its characteristic from both continents.

Culturally and linguistically diverse, Sumba has gained the status of an anthropologist's haven. Sumba's expression of its culturally unique rituals, such as megalithic burials, bloody, ritualistic sacrifices and the dangerous, brutal sport pascola, make Sumba as exciting, dynamic and unique as its traditional Ikat clothing.

Though, compared to its more popular Indonesian counterparts, Sumba is slightly less equipped to accommodate many tourists, the excitement and adventure of witnessing this unique culture is well worth it. The surf is Sumba is as diverse as its culture. From left hand barrels, good quality rights, beginners to advanced surfers, Sumba caters to surfers of all levels, without the crowds!

Weather in Sumba

November - March

November to March is the rainy season; but don’t let the possibility of rain deter you from traveling during November or February/March as these can be good months with smaller clean swell and glassy conditions.

Seasonal air temperatures range from 25°C – 35°C with the hottest months being November through February. The water temperature is just about perfect year round at 25°C – 28°C, with the coolest months being June and July.

Sumba

Millers Right

Millers Right
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Right
Surf Type:
  • Bodyboarders
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Mar - Oct
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Millers Right is a quality right-hand point that wraps around flat reef in front of a headland. Its a great option suitable intermediates and above. It throws out everything from nice little cover up to long rippable walls.

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Sumba

Nihiwatu

Nihiwatu
Surf Skill:
3
Break:
Left
Surf Type:
  • Bodyboarders
  • Longboarders
  • Shortboarders
Season:
Mar - Oct
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Nihiwatu is an all time left-hander located in front of an exclusive Eco-Resort by the same name. Nihiwatu Resort only takes a small amount of surfers and you have to stay here to even be seen near the line-up.

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