About Super Suck

An aptly named thick left-hand beast that first breaks off an outside boil before grinding along the base of the sheer cliff inside Malok Bay, located on Sumbawa's southwest corner, it offers a long, dangerously shallow barrel that, yes, sucks all the water off the sharp reef. Get barreled or get pitched, period. Experts only. But it's a fairly fickle wave that doesn't always break, with many swells passing it right by; Supersuck needs at least an 8-foot swell with a bit of west in it to bend around the headland that blocks the southeast trade winds. One of the world's heaviest waves.

Source: Super Suck Surf Guide

Ability Level

Advanced

Beg Int Adv

Advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

None.

Crowd Factor

Mellow

Mellow Heavy

Depends on number of surf boats in the area at any given time.

Spot Rating

Perfect

Poor Perfect

Very good.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Medium

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean

Additional Information

Hazards

This wave is all barrel and reef.

Access

Boat charter.

Bring Your

Shortboard, bodyboard

Seabed

Coral.

Best Season

April-September

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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