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East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) is, in many ways, different from the rest of Indonesia. NTT includes 566 islands, of which only 42 are inhabited, and the bulk of the population live on the three main islands of Timor, Flores and Sumba. It is geographically, ethnically and culturally a border area where the transition from Asia to Australia and Micronesia takes places. Islands have been formed by the protruding peaks of a mountain chain that begins in northern Sumatra, stretching eastwards across Java and Kalimantan, until the peaks are separated by the deeper waters of East Nusa Tenggara. These deep offshore trenches and inter-island channels allow plenty of swell to hit the southwest-facing coast of Sumba, where waves of consequence get thrown onto the reefs of dead coral, volcanic rock and boulders. Sumba is not for everyone; the food and accommodation are basic in this 4th poorest province in the archipelago and the mixed ethnic population speak 3 different languages, none of which are Bahasa Indonesian. But for those willing to make some sacrifices, there's an authentic, ancient culture that worships spirits, with none of the layers of Hinduism or Islam found elsewhere in the country. Huge megalithic tombs and traditional thatched and peaked huts raised on stilts dot the landscape, while in the line-up, intrepid travellers are now sampling the oceanic power of this ancient island.
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+ Consistent groundswells
+ Many empty top-class spots
+ Some quality resorts
+ Tribal culture
+ Cheap living costs
- Wild & windy sometimes
- Isolated, unpredictable spots
- Lack of beach lodging choices
- Expensive travel and surf camp
- Malaria
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Nihiwatu Star Star Star Star 4.5ft 13secs 213° 1mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 15
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S - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Watu Libung Star Star Star 3.5ft 13secs 215° 3mph Drizzle No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon The Office Star Star Star 3.5ft 13secs 215° 3mph Drizzle No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 6
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SW - W North Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Racetrack - Sumba Star Star Star 3.5ft 13secs 215° 3mph Drizzle No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 6
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SW - W North Easterly Mid Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Five-O Star Star Star 3.5ft 13secs 215° 3mph Drizzle No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 10
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SW - W North Easterly High Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Pantai Marosi Star Star Star Star 4.5ft 13secs 213° 1mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 12
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SW - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Wainukaka Star Star Star Star 4.5ft 13secs 213° 1mph Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available Dead Coral 8
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SW - W Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Mangkudu Lefts Star Star Star 4ft 13secs 215° 5mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 18
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SW - W South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Miller's Rights Star Star Star Star 4.5ft 13secs 213° 1mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 18
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S - W Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Pero Lefts Star Star Grey Star 4.5ft 13secs 212° 6mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 15
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SW - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Pero Rights Star Star Grey Star 4.5ft 13secs 212° 6mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 15
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SW - W Northerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Wainjapu Star Star Grey Star 4.5ft 13secs 212° 6mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 10
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SW - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Wainjapu Star Star Grey Star 4.5ft 13secs 212° 6mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 10
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SW - W North Easterly All Tides