The problem with Sumba is that all of the major breaks lie on the southern coast which makes for an excellent swell window but prevailing winds are always a problem.You just don’t get that sweetheart deal on the Western Bukit that spolis you every time you go to Bali. There are a few breaks to the north of deeply inserted bays that offer good shelter though, some an hour or more hike from the road. Sunset Left is one such ride and well worth the effort. It’s super exposed so try to catch it early before the wind gets the better of it – a massive offshore left that never really closes out, it just breaks further out, holds 15ft+. There are several inshore sections that will come unto their own in a more manageable swell.
Nihiwatu is also the site of a brilliant eco-resort that goes by the same name. It books out quickly and guests have exclusive use of the left-hander right in front. It’s a quality wave that needs a solid swell to really work.
Wanokaka is only one of a group of river mouth / reef / point combos that will keep you guessing in the area. These set ups continue all the way to Millers Right – one of the best rides on the island and manageable for intermediate surfers and longboarders.
The fishing port of Baing on the far eastern side of the island is a bit of a novelty break in maxing swells. In fact the whole SE coast has great options if the southern breaks are way to big for your abilities. Fix the local fishermen up with as many cigarettes as you can carry and they will show you what you need to see.
Surf conditions in Sumba
Air and sea temprature in Sumba
Sumba is one of the numerous islands in Indonesia, and is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands. It has a total area of 11,153 km² and is located between Sumbawa, Flores and Timor.