Self Indulging at Occy’s Left

Off the grid: the Mentawai are a chain of about 70 islands and islets approximately 150 km (93 miles) off the western coast of Sumatra. Population and development there are scarce, and so are cellphone signal, supplies and just about anything else, except for perfect waves. There are dozens of them! Made famous on the mainstream on The Search movies, these spots have become the training ground for international pros due to their super high performance nature, not only waves there are perfect but also powerful, diverse and plentiful. Barrels, airs, floaters, snaps, cutbacks, and just about anything else that is possible to do on a surfboard is on the menu here, depending on your own skill level and willingness to risk paying the price on the shallow reef bottoms inches below those perfect waves. As they say: “fortune favors the bold”.


TMC - Tambolaka Airport.

Domestic Airlines Wings Air and Garuda Indonesia have 01 daily flight each in (DPS > TMC) and out (TMC > DPS) of Sumba.

If traveling overseas after Sumba, we recommend staying overnight in Bali to depart next day.


DRY SEASON: April - November,are the most consistent and bigger swells, but there’s surf here all year long.

WET SEASON: December - March, still has great surf but smaller and less consistent swells.


GUIDES: Nihi Sumba Resort has its own guides, but we can fly any of our global guides (costs apply) if desired.


NIHI SUMBA - Best for... well… everything! Nihi Sumba has been awarded the “Best Hotel in the World” so expect a treat!


THE SURF (there are a few right-handers nearby as well, but not same quality):

Nihiwatu Occy's Left ★★★★ Reef Apr-Nov ★★★★★ L S - SW NE All