Surfing Sumba, Sumba Surf Chaters- Waterways Travel Images

Surfing Sumba, Sumba Surf Chaters- Waterways Travel

The islands of Nusa Tenggara, including Sumba, are peaks of a mostly submerged mountain chain, so the waters immediately off the southwest coast of Sumba are deep. Swell generated in the Southern Ocean or the Indian Ocean approach at full speed and the first thing that swell hits are the coral reefs of Sumba.

That makes Sumba surf powerful and often challenging. The tidal range here is as much as eight feet, which is more extreme than most of Indonesia, and changes the character of the waves every few hours.  High tide can be quite user friendly, then 4 hours later the low tide may challenge even advanced surfers.

In general, Sumba is for intermediate to advanced surfers.