Surf

WITH CONSISTENT WAVES THAT ARE LEGENDARY INTERNATIONALLY, ROTE HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MOST DESIRED SURF DESTINATIONS IN INDONESIA, IF NOT THE WORLD.
Former world surf champion, Felipe Pomar, now 67, landed on Nembrala Beach 23 years ago and never left. Today surfing at Nembrala remains the island's chief draw and in the dry season savvy international surfers descend to hit the white water and conquer some mammoth waves. This combination of subtropical topography, tropical
waters and unique culture make a surf trip to Rote unlike any other experience in Indonesia.

When you are surfing at Nembrala in the crystal-clear waters, you can to enjoy close-up the stunning beauty of tiny, uninhabited islands and if it's variety you seek, this area of Indonesia is a surf mecca not to be missed.

The Waves

There are about 10 waves at Nembrala's T-Land - lefts and rights to suit all levels of surfing. Swells usually range between 4ft-8ft faces, rising to over 15ft on occasions. The trade winds are very consistent, making every day in the water unique when surfing is at the heart of your visit to Nembrala.

Surf Guides

Many of the best surfing spots can be easily reached by road, including Boa Beach. Villa Oenggaut has two 4WD vehicles available with drivers, guides and surfboard racks. Alternatively the guides can take you out by dinghy and wait for you at the back of the swell. Several other breaks including the long, steep, fast right off Do'o Island and the snappy rights off N'Dau Island are only a short boat ride away.

Sea Temperatures

Nembrala sea temperatures peak between 28°C to 31°C (84°F to 88°F) in mid-November and are at their lowest in early August, ranging between 26°C to 28°C (79°F to 82°F). These year-round warm sea temperatures mean that surfers usually only need a rash vest and shorts.
Peak surfing season is between April to October with the best wind direction from the South/Southeast. 

"This area of Indonesia is a surf mecca not to be missed"