If you dream of paradise in search of pumping waves, Rote is your destination.
Well away from the crowds found in other Indonesian islands, Rote offers you the renowned quality and comfort that makes the Indonesian archipelago one of the best holiday spots in the world. T-Land is one of the longest waves in Indonesia and offers surfing at different levels thanks to its three sections. It is also one of the most perfect and consistent waves in Indonesia. It breaks at 2ft up to 15ft.
From March to November, dry season and winter in the Southern hemisphere, the wind blows South-Southwest coming from South Africa towards Australia. That is when the Indian Ocean turns into a factory of waves and dreams. The winds are off-shore, East-Southeast trade winds. And unlike in other islands in the archipelago, you will not find distrustful locals protecting their waves from visitors. They are friendly and kind to the scarce surfers in their waters.
T-Land: T-Land is the main Rote´s wave. It is one of the longest and most perfect waves in Indonesia. It is often compared with G-Land in Java, but more accessible and manoeuvrable. Off-shore wind during dry season. With so many hours of surf, you will fulfil your dream of surfing just with your friends.
The Bommie: Located in the Nemberala bay this is a shorter and more intense right. It has a fast take-off and brakes on reef ending in a deep water canal. It is at its best at low tide but it can break at high tide with a swell.
Boa: This right peak is 10 minutes away by motorbike or similar, it can be reached by boat too. This is a powerful wave with a fast take off and a good tube section. It breaks at mid tide. It is best with mild wind, early in the morning and just after the sunset. It's rare to find people riding it...
Suckies: Suckies also known as Sucky Mamas or Peanuts, it´s 10 minutes by boat, located in Fedok Village. A short, intense and powerful right-wave. Very fun with good tubes, breaking at half and high tide. You´ll hardly find anybody there.
Squillers: In the same Nemberala beach, you'll find a safe and fun wave, perfect for beginners. A right and left wave breaking at mid and high tide.
Secret Spots: There are also other world-class waves, both left and rights on Rote Island. Depending on the direction of the swell and the wind you can move along the coast to find the best conditions. Beaches with crystal-clear waters, white-sand islands stranded in the middle of the ocean...
Optimum surf conditions:
Winds: Rote Island thrives with the trade winds coming from the East.
Note: Tradewinds are strongest in July/August however the waves are still off-shore with good surf in the mornings before the winds pick up. This is the Kite Surf Season July/August. Our tip is to aim for Jun, September and October for ultimate swell and winds.