Rote Island Surfaris

ROTE Island – WEST TIMOR surfcamp surfari

Rote is the most southern island of the nusa tengara island chain of Indonesia. It is only 150 miles from the coast of Northern Australia and only a few miles south of West Timor. The island is about 100 kilometers long by 20 km wide. And there are several smaller islands near by. The population is about 60.000 people and they are in the majority Christians. They locals are very polite, friendly and mellow people.
Traditionally, the main activities are the extensive use of the Lontar palm which they use for everything, from food source to building materials. During the trade winds season (April to November) the island is very dry with little or no rain. The trade winds are very consistent, making every day offshore. Rote is surrounded by pristine white sandy beaches and bays shaded by coconuts trees.
It is compared to Bali 30 YEARS AGO. Rote is a great place to just chill out, surf, sun and swim and be merry.
WINDS: ROTE Island thrives with the TRADE WINDS coming from the east.

ROTE SURFCAMP SURFARI: Starting from 6 nights /7 days

HERE is the DEAL: Departs from Bali everyday, Includes: return hotel transfers in Bali, Return Airfares to Timor, All transfers in Kupang and Rote, 1 nights accommodation in Kupang, return fast ferry tickets to Rote, Return transfer to and from harbour in Rote, SURFBOAT TRANSFERS to T-land surfpoint everyday, 1 x surftrip to BOA and 1 x surftrip to SAKUNAMON, 3 MEALS a day, 1 large bottle of water and 1 large beer per day.           MORE INFO

DAY 1:
- PIck guests up at there hotel and transfer them to the domestic aiport for there flight to Kupang.
- Flight is 1.5 hour in total (please note there is a surfboard tax of around $2.00Usd per kilogram – there is no restriction on surfboard size – only surfboard tax) also departure tax of Rp30,000 payable inside the airport.
- On arrival in Kupang guests will be met by our Representative in Kupang and transferred to there hotel in Kupang. Hotel is ocean side rooms are airconditioned and breakfast is included
DAY 2:

- Guests will be picked up at there hotel at 7.30am and transferred to the harbour (30 minute drive) on arrival you will be given you RETURN FAST FERRY TICKETS (VIP CLASS). Ferry departs at 9am. Surfboards are extra charge of around $1.00Usd payable on boarding. Ferry trip is 2hrs in total. In VIP class you are located in an airconditioned seating area with wide screen KARAOKE Stereo/television to watch or if you have a DVD movie you can ask the staff to put it on. You will receive a snack and water on the trip. Please note luggage is stored in front of the cabin. It is an idea to collect your bags just before arriving in BAA to make your departure quicker. On departure of the ferry collect your surfboards and make your way to the parking area. There are many people trying to offer you transportation, but remember our representative will be holding a sign with the guests name on it. Fast ferry arrives at BAA at 11.00am
- Our representative will load the guests luggage and then take you to Nembrala which is an hour drive through lush and primitive village. Arriving at our Surfcamp just in time for lunch.

After breakfast around 9am we will transfer the guests up to BAA harbor where they will board the fast ferry back to Kupang. Ferry leaves at 11.30am and arrives in Kupang at 2pm. We will meet guests as they get off the ferry in Kupang and transfer them to the airport for there flight back to BALI. It takes around 40 minutes from Harbour to Airport. Once at the airport guests will have to pay a departure tax of Rp20,000 and then wait for there flight to board. On arrival in Bali we will meet guests and transfer them to there hotel.


3 meals are provided everyday, there is a set menu which will be given to you on arrival. Meals are surfers portions, plenty of rice, fish, chicken and if you are game they make a sensational chilli paste.
1 large bottle of Drinking water and 1 large bottle of Bintang Beer is provided to each guests everyday. If guests would like more they can purchase them also at the restaurant. (softdrinks, water, juices, milkshakes etc)
We provide boat transfer access to T-Land surfpoint to all World Surfaris guests twice a day just let our staff know and they will be happy to escort you (except when take surf trips to BOA). You can walk out to the T-land on low tide it is around a 500 metre walk. Also we provide 1 x surftrips to BOA surfpoint which is a 20 minute drive south of Nembrala. Our vehicle will stand by why you enjoy this right hander. And 1 boat trip to Sakunamon this is north of T-land it needs a big swell, it is a right hander around 60 metres long ride. This turns on in big swells and is unaffected by strong trade winds
T-LAND or Besiaulu which is its local name this is one of the longest waves in the world when it is working. This left hander is very surfer friendly the reef is not so sharp and the wave is more an almond shape. There are 3 take off peaks on the wave. 1 – 3 foot very fun around 150 metre long rides 4 – 6 foot perfect size with correct winds the wave can be up to 400 metres long. With big walls to carve down the line. 6 – 10 foot the wave starts to get a bit more serious, but nothing like G-land this wave is much kinder, there are some barreling sections but it really needs the easterly winds to blow to make the wave tube. Usually T-land is known for its huge endless walls of liquid ecstasy and not to mention the long long paddle back out….Breaks on all tides. The bigger it is the better it gets

BO’A t
his is a right hand rocky reef (smooth) bottom. Around 100metre long rides. Better on the in coming tide. 1-3 foot wall sucky sections 4 + starts to really barrel (pits galore).
SAKUNAMON this is north of T-land it need a big swell, it is a right hander around 60 metres long ride. You can hire a boat and driver to take you there.
OESELI another left hander this is east of Nembrala needs a big swell (if T-land is over 6 foot) then this place is starting to crank. A 60 metre ride which has a nice tube section. Best on incoming tide. You can hire a driver to get there.
There are more surfpoints around if you are prepared to explore. Our staff will give you the goods on (NDOA Island and DO’O


is located right on Nembrala Beach you can see T-land from your veranda past the coconut trees. There are 9 bungalows that all face south which allows all rooms to get a nice breeze. There is an outdoor shower, 1 outdoor bar and restaurant, and one indoor restaurant. DVD and television and stereo to watch in restaurant after a full day of surfing. NEMBRALA SURF CAMP is owned by MOOSE and his family. Moose is a Rotinese born and bred he has helped develop surfing and tourism on Rote for the past 15 years. Moose gets out for a surf whenever his work load lets him. He is an active member of the local village organization and church. Moose ensures guests are looked after and most guests feel like part of his family by the time they have to depart. Moose has explored Rote Island and is in the know when it comes to best conditions etc..
These wooden huts with there LONTAR PALM ROOFS are traditional style. All rooms are a separate building. Rooms are fan cooled and have mosquito nets, beds are comfortable. Each room has a large veranda with seats to relax. Bathroom is basic with shower and toilet. Rooms are vented therefore keeping it cool.
there is a Doctor on call in the Nembrala village.


the local Indonesia SIMPATI sim card is the best bet. There is a strong signal 24hours a day. Guests can purchase a sim card in Bali or at Rote. Or guests can use the mobile phone at the camp for a small charge.
Bring some Mosquito repellent, as most of the islands in Indonesia there is malaria, although there is hardly any mosquito in the dry season in rote, it’s a good idea to take some precautions at night, we provide mosquito nets. Preventing pills are recommended (consult your doctor).
currently electricity is on from 6pm until 6am and full day on Sundays.
this is a cultural hub a must for first timers happens every Tuesday.
this is the biggest festival in ROTE with horse races, dances and more it is on only once a year in the village of BONI during JULY. Don’t forget to pick up a Tiilangga a traditional Rote hat.


Boat charter to Roti, West Timor, aboard the Sri Noa Noa

Duration: Flexible, typically 12 days, 11 nights, 10 days surfing

Group Size: 4-6

Start: Start and End In Bali

Surf: The surf on Roti is consistent and offshore, there are a variety of lefts and some good rights when the trades aren't too strong. Waves suit all standards, ranging from mellow to hollow.
You will most likely make base at Nembrala, the longest and most consistent left in the area. From here you have the choice of about 6 other waves (lefts and rights) within a 2 hour radius.
Your captain Heri, knows the place very well, so you just work in with him to decide where to surf. This area has breaks to suit all standards, and there are some very good beginners waves.


Day 1:
Morning hotel (in Kuta area) pickup and transfer to airport for midday flight to Kupang, West Timor. Pickup and transfer to Sri Noa Noa and depart for Roti, arriving early next morning.

Day 2+:
Based next to the break at Nembrala, it's just a matter of deciding where to surf, given the swell, tides and winds. Between surfs, relax and enjoy, fish, snorkel, explore the islands and local villages.
Second Last Day:
After dinner, depart for Kupang, arriving early next morning.

Last Day:
Morning arrival back in Kupang, transfer from boat to airport for return flight to Bali departing mid agternoon. Airport pick in Bali and transfer to your hotel.

PRICES:   Contact us for pricing
Depending on size of group and length of trip: trips range from 9 days 8 Nights to 13 days 12 nights. Please contact us for details.

Accommodation - All onboard accommodation and use of equipment.
Meals and Drinks: All meals, drinks (water, juice, 3 beers per person per day), fresh fruit and snacks aboard Sri Noa Noa.
Transfers: All forward and return hotel-aiport-harbour-boat transfers.
Flights: Bali-Kupang return flight.

Operates from April through to November. Bookings are taken on a first in first served basis. Contact us to confirm availability

Tks cath,yes we got waves everywhere it was great.The waves - we aced an 8 foot swell in the short time we were their.i would just like to thank Micheal for all his help as the way he organised things for us was superb, never a hasstle and always eficient. Well done world surfaris. Garry John 25th October 2011