SUMBAWA – regional info

This island measures about 280 kilometers long from east to west and varies in width from 15 to 90 kilometers. Compared to Bali and Lombok, Sumbawa is relatively uncrowded being about three times the size of Bali with less than a fourth the population. The people of Sumbawa are mostly farmers and ranchers by trade. In times they prospered through the sale of fine horses and fragrant woods (sapan and sandalwood), but now they live a much rougher life than do their Lombok and Bali neighbours to the west. Sumbawa’s distinctly Australasian climate, flora and fauna lend a thorny, dry and scrub-cutting edge to day-to-day life and survival.

Now Surfwise this area is pot of gold…a swell magnet with magnificent white sandy beaches and dreamy inlets that hold host to some of Indonesias best surf locations. There is a lot of coastline that is untouched and is “NATURALLY SPECTACULAR”. Thanks to the pioneers of surfing in Indonesia and to those who persevered with the extremities of Sumbawa, we are glad to be able to give you the opportunity to taste a bit of it. WORLD SURFARIS offer SURFARIS in SCAR REEF and also LAKEY PEAK please click on panel for more information.

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  1. Jo Hunt
    October 3, 2011

    HI, wondering if you do trips from Lombok to Komodo and Flores. We want a bit of surf (only one surfer coming out of 4 people) and lots of snorkling, fishing, swimming and exploring. We would like to go for around 5 days in July, 2012. We would like a boat that is above back packer standard with air conditioning and real beds! It doesn’t have to be luxury or 5 star at all, just decent. We are two couples. thanks Jo

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    • michael
      October 5, 2011

      Dear Joanne,

      we have our private sailing boat that goes from Bali to Nusa Lembongan to Lombok and then onto Sumbawa (unfortunately not to Komodo or flores) NUSA TENGGARRA BOAT TRIPS section as this is based on charter we can cater for your request of the above with Snorkelling, fishing, surfing, swimming and also exploring let me know if you are interested

      kind regards
      Michael Hill

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This island measures about 280 kilometers long from east to west and varies in width from 15 to 90 kilometers. Compared to Bali and Lombok, Sumbawa is relatively uncrowded being about three times the size of Bali with less than a fourth the population.