Giddy up for Horse Surf­ing: In­done­sia

HK Magazine - - TRAVEL -

If catch­ing the waves on a stan­dard surf­board doesn’t quench your thirst for the ocean, what about rid­ing off to­wards the sun­set on a surf­board... towed by a horse? Kitesurfer Harold Quin­quis in­vented horse surf­ing in 2003, and it’s been gal­lop­ing on­wards ever since. Ni­hi­watu, a re­treat on the out­ly­ing is­land of Sumba in East­ern In­done­sia and a 50-minute flight from Bali, sets the scene for horse surf­ing with its san­dal­wood forests, silky sands and crys­tal clear wa­ters. Make sure to grab the chance to skim over the shal­lows on a horse-pow­ered wake­board ($582).

Want a kick out of tamer wa­ter sports? Rent some jet skis from the re­sort

($465 for two for 30 min­utes) and get some wind in your hair as you go whizzing across the wa­ter on an aquatic mo­tor­bike. Rates per night start from $10,860; ac­com­mo­dates four. Sumba is­land, In­done­sia, (+62) 361-757-149, ni­hi­watu.com

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