You can post a new question from the country page to which the question is relevant to, or at the bottom right hand of this page.
to post a new question or answer excisting ones
Please don't spam this forum with your new surf camp / charter / villa / surf school. Go to SurferDream.com and list your business there for free.
The GlobalSurfers forum has been the leading surf travel resource for over 18 years, so keep it friendly and relevant. Happy posting!
RE: nihiwatu sumba« on: December 07 2007 19:12:00 »
Expect there to be anything from 2 feet (unlikely) to around 5 feet(very likley) to around 12 feet semi likely.
The wave barrels from start to finish.
bring two or three boards, if one board - then 4-6 inches longer than your usual shortboard.
RE: nihiwatu sumba« Reply #1 on: December 08 2007 07:12:00 »
Get your facts right punk. this place is amazing. Mr Graves gives a huge amount of the cash back to the locals and invests in schools, doctors and sanitation. This is the stuff people forget about. All he asks is that people stay at his resort and pay for the privelage. If he let any old tight ar@e traveller surf the place it would end up like any other surf slum in indo with boats pulling up chucking their rubish in the water, surfing, f@@ki@g off and giving nothing back to the people. Think about it.
RE: nihiwatu sumba« Reply #2 on: December 10 2007 15:12:00 »
Ha Tom, the closest you've been to Sumba is when your grandmamma nicknamed you dat. Sumba, cheetah, Tarzan, eeet,eet!
RE: nihiwatu sumba« Reply #3 on: December 21 2007 08:12:00 »
yeah, does anyone know what sort of size it can get up to in April/ May. Also, is there only a left?
RE: nihiwatu sumba« Reply #5 on: December 30 2007 18:12:00 »
I spent a week on Nihiwatu and thought the place was lame. It is well-exposed to swell, but unless the swell is pumping, the place is a really sectiony and unmakeable left. It gets blown out every afternoon and needs a mid-tide during full moon tides to really be on. There are lots of reefs in between the Indian Ocean storms and Sumba so there is a filtering of all swells coming across. It really pumps when things come together, but that is not as often as you'd might think. There are other waves nearby that are excellent, but everything at the Nihiwatu camp will cost you. Don't forget your American Express. I'm not going back. Watch Occumentary for some good footage.
RE: nihiwatu sumba« Reply #6 on: January 06 2008 02:01:00 »
Gotta agree Matt. My staple diet of surf is Gold Coast Australia. Max crowds & max drop ins = bad vibe. Have been to Pasta Point Maldives twice and whilst expensive, is nice to have minimal crowds occasionally for a treat. Thinking of heading to Nihiwatu next year & would like your thoughts on this break & others close by. What time of year do you recommend?
RE: nihiwatu sumba« Reply #7 on: January 24 2008 19:01:00 »
To those of you who think controling a surf break in Indonesia for profit is okay.
Can I ask the question.
Is it okay to also stop local surfers from surfing the break???
Perhaps now there is almost none, but what about the future?
What about your best local break?...how would you feel if someone overtook it and made it private for profit at prices you couldn't afford.
RE: nihiwatu sumba« Reply #8 on: January 24 2008 19:01:00 »
One other thing.
Hats off and respect to all those who do good for the local people anywhere in Indonesia.
However if you do good it doesn't make it right to do bad.
How blind are those who can't see, this is open corruption, im afraid this is how Indo runs, U dont get nothing for free in Indonesia.
Mr graves thinks his good crosses the bad out and to all the suckers that beleive this is true...u suck
RE: nihiwatu sumba« Reply #9 on: January 26 2008 17:01:00 »
Anyone surfed wainyapu?
Im thinking of heading there sometime this year for a month maybe.
Would like to know how the takeoff is and how the wave breaks.
All i know is its a long left thats ok i tradewinds.
Also is there any losmen i can stay at and which airport to get here?