Surf


This area of Indonesia is a surf mecca not to be missed with its crystal clear waters and alluring beauty of its tiny uninhabited islands.


WITH CONSISTENT WAVES AT AN INTERNATIONAL SCALE ROTE HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MOST DESIRED SURF DESTINATIONS IN INDONESIA.


Former world surf champion, Felipe Pomar, landed on Nembrala beach over 24 years ago. Today surfing at Nembrala remains the islands main draw and in the dry season international surfers descend in packs 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 that of any other in Indonesia.

This area of Indonesia is a surf mecca not to be missed with its crystal clear waters and alluring beauty of its tiny uninhabited islands.

The Waves

There are about 10 waves at Nembrala’s T-Land – lefts and rights to suit all levels of surfing from beginners to intermediates. Swells range between 4-8ft faces rising to over 15ft on occasions. The trade winds are very consistent, making every day an offshore surfer’s paradise.

Many of the best surfing spots can be reached by road, including Boa Beach. Villa Oenggaut has two 4WD vehicles available with drivers/guides and surf board racks. Alternatively the guides will 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 some snappy rights off N’Dau Island are only a short boat ride away.

Nembrala sea temperatures peak in the range of 28 to 31°C (84 to 88°F) in the middle of November and are at their lowest at the beginning of August, in the range of 26 to 28°C (79 to 82°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Nembrala mean that a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time. Peak season is between April to October with the best wind direction from the south/southeast.