Sumba, Indonesia wave epic

John Amundson, Sumba 2009. Image Rob Born
Dates Aug 18 - Aug 27, 2019 (10 days)
Ports of CallBima
Mean Avg Wind9.4 SE

Sumba isn't far from Bali but it is a WORLD removed. This rarely visited volcanic island in the ring of fire is one of the most southern main islands in an archipelago of more than 14,000. We went down to explore it in 2009 because we'd been tipped off that there were a few waves that might well be worth the hard trip. Then a big swell arrived and the rest is history- and I've (Gavin) been trying to get back ever since. Trips like this to Sumba are the reason we started this expedition. This is about as far from the Caribbean as you can get. There's nothing easy with this one. Remote and wild are just the beginning. But when you dig deep and put in the time and the hassle trust me, it's worth it. Very, very few people ever get a chance to see a place like Sumba and if you're into waves and the unknown, I recommend putting this one on your to-do list.

Getting there: You'll take a round-trip to either Lombok or Bali (Denpasar) then a round trip domestic flight to Waingapu which operates only a few days a week (we will confirm dates).

To read about our last trip there and see a bunch of pics: The Big Score

For more information on Sumba, visit here.


  • Great cruising ground- lots of discovery
  • One of the best rights on Earth
  • Protected anchorage
  • REMOTE- you can't do this without a boat
  • The stories you will tell!


  • Difficult to get there
  • Malaria and Dengue can be a risk on land (very little/no risk on the boat)
  • Unreliable wind
  • VERY difficult provisioning


Cabin 1 - Patagonia - Guests: Guests
Cabin 3 - Patagonia - Guests: Guests
Cabin 4 - Patagonia - Guests: Guests