Giddy up for Horse Surfing: Indonesia
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