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Surf Camp in Sumbawa, Indonesia

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Learning to surf on your own private wave, away from the crowds, in a secluded bay with warm and crystal clear water is a reality here at Dreamtime Sumbawa Surf camp! Designed to give you the perfect surfing experience in West Sumbawa for the best possible price we have created the Surf & Stay package!


  • Daily 3 big meals
  • Transport to other surf breaks
  • Daily 1.5 hour surf lesson with expert instructor
  • Numerous waves around that are easily accessed by boat or boat/car
  • Specialised surfboards made with soft foam and rubber fins to keep you safe out in the surf!
  • Australian trained instructors with Level 1 Surfing Australia accreditation
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Important things you need to know before staying at Dreamtime Sumbawa:

Our surf camp is boat access only, meaning you cannot drive to the surf camp with your car or motorbike, you simply park your vehicle in Port Benete and get a 2 min boat ride into camp.

Your are not limited to just surf the wave in front of camp, there are numerous waves around that are easily accessed by boat or boat/car.

The food does cost more than some other places, we have extra transport cost compared to other hostels, however our serving sizes are large and you will not go hungry. Plus we have an internationally trained chef on-site, you get what you pay for!

We are constantly improving the grounds and accommodation, we are working on bringing the food costs down by having our own commercial standard farm right on site, meaning organic food for years to come.

The surf in West Sumbawa has something to offer everyone. We have found guys & girls with average to above average ability have the most fun out here.

West Sumbawa has a long and virtually untouched coastline, & our surf camp location makes all the waves accessible by boat. We have hosted, short boarders, long boarders and bodyboarders all of which have been able to get out there and enjoy the waves!


Dream Time Sumbawa is a Surf Camp located in West Sumbawa, Indonesia. West Sumbawa is home to world renowned waves such as Supersucks and Scar Reef. The camp boasts beachfront living over looking a secluded beach and Mt Rinjani on Lombok. We are 2 hour drive from the local ferry port (Poto Tano) in West Sumbawa or a 2-3 hours drive from the closes airport in Sumbawa Besar. We overlook Big Brothers, in the bay called NASU. From the rooms you can watch the waves & sunset, with distant views of mountains with young coconut trees lined the beach front .

There are 3 popular spots in West Sumbawa (by popular I mean more than 10 people out) these include:


A long barreling left hander which some people call the longest barrel on earth, this wave needs a decent swell to start working but can give you the tube of a lifetime! Locals and immigrants call it, the one and only the snake machine.

Scar Reef

What can I say about Scars. Its a fast, barreling left hander with the odd dry section. Amazing on its day, hold on and get the ride of your life.


YoYos is an extremely consistent wave in Sumbawa, doesnt usually get under 3ft and is surf able on all tides.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily 1.5 hour surf lesson with expert instructor
  • Daily 3 big meals
  • Transport to other surf breaks

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Option 1: Flying Direct to Sumbawa

Dream Time Sumbawa is best accessed from Bali. Domestic flights Bali to Sumbawa Besar (flight codes DPS-SWQ) not Bima Airport. These flights can be booked from your local travel agent or yourself online through TransNusa Airlines. Transnusa fly 3 times a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

These flights take approximately 40 minutess from Bali and then it is a 2 and a half hour drive to Benete, where you jump on our fast boat to Dream Time Sumbawa Surf Camp (2 minutes away).

Our private Airport Shuttle service costs AUD 80 one way

Option 2: Flying to Lombok, Taxi to Kayangan port Lombok and Public Ferry to West Sumbawa

Step 1 = Fly from Bali (DPS) to Lombok (LOP) with Garuda or Lion air who serve this route daily from 9:00am

Step 2 = Taxi from Lombok Airport to Kayangan Port (we can organise this for you)

Step 3 = Ride the public ferry to Poto Tano Port

Step 4 = From Poto Tano we provide a transfer to Dream Time Sumbawa Surf Camp from AUD 40 per car

Option 3: Driving from Bali to West Sumbawa

Step 1 = You need to rent a motorbike or car in Bali, drive to the port town of Padang Bai on the east coast of Bali, take the public ferry to Lembar, (4.5 hours crossing time)

Step 2 = From Lembar drive across Lombok to Kayangan Port (2 hours), take the public ferry from Kayangan to Poto Tano (1.5 hour crossing time),

Step 3 = Drive from Poto Tano to Benete, park your car or motorbike in Benete and then one of our friendly staff will pick you up from there.

Ferries run about every hour or so, on Indonesian Time, meaning they wont disembark right on time.Make sure you have your International Drivers License sorted out!!

Option 4: Already in West Sumbawa

For those already in West Sumbawa simply head to Benete and ask one of the numerous boat drivers based in the harbour to take you to Dream Time Sumbawa Surf Camp or we can come get you with our fast boat.

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