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!