While everyone is familiar with places like Bali and Lombok, Sumba Island which lies a few islands away from Bali, is not often talked about. With only an hour flight from Denpasar, this newly discovered gem in East Nusa Tenggara has a number of good reasons to visit before it is discovered by mass tourism.
The first and the foremost that we will talk about, of course about its surfing paradise. During dry season the large rolling Sumba barrels usually appear when the waves can be either very high and strong or very flat as breaks are exposed directly to wide open ocean swells. This is a very challenging and powerful kind of surf, which is very suitable for those who are in the intermediate up to advanced level of surfing. This Indonesia’s Wild Wild West is not only perfect for gearing up your surfing skills to the next level, but also for you to unplug, relax, and enjoy the peace and serenity of the island.