Last updated on December 24th, 2013 at 01:43 am

T-LAND FIRING!!!!    Felipe Pomar (1965 World Surf Champion)

Let World Surfaris get you in the line up at T-land..  HASSLE FREE. Its all about local knowledge!!!

 A bit about Rote Island: It  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 SURF RETREAT  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 - send an email to

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 Rp40,000 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 located in the township of Kupang.. very comfortable  rooms are airconditioned with full facilities and breakfast is included
DAY 2:

- Guests will be picked up at there hotel and transferred to the harbour (30 minute drive) on arrival you will be given you RETURN FAST FERRY TICKETS (VIP CLASS). (these have been prebooked by us) Surfboards are extra charge of around $13.00Usd payable on boarding. – 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 Surf Retreat 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. For you flight back to Bali.. on arrival in Bali we will transfer you to you hotel hotel.

is located right on Nembrala Beach you can see T-land from the swimming pool and also your veranda. There are 9 Premier bungalows that all face south which allows all rooms to get a nice breeze.   Rooms are fan cooled and have flushing toilet..There is a Seaside/poolside restaurant and outdoor bar and seating area. DVD and television and stereo to watch in restaurant after a full day of surfing.
Surf Retreat is owned by a local surfer and his family. Erasmus has helped develop surfing and tourism on Rote for the past 20 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.  


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.

The food menu varies daily, with a standard breakfast of fruit salad followed by eggs, toast and a pancake, or nasi goreng for those that prefer a more traditional Indonesian breakfast. Lunch is usually a chicken or fish dish with rice and vegetables and a salad. Dinner is usually a similar style of meal with a different meat dish, followed by a simple desert. Vegetarians can be catered for. with a personal menu by arrangement. Servings are generous and customers never complain of going hungry. Meal times are fairly relaxed to accommodate surfing at odd hours. A rolling breakfast starts from 7.00-9.00am(ish), lunch is from midday, and dinner from 6.30 pm. Tea and coffee are available all day. Other snack foods like ice creams, soft drinks, crisps and chocolate are available from the restaurant at reasonable rates. 

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….  The barrel is Almond shaped although the bigger the waves the more hollower it gets..
BOA: This 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)


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

ROOMS: Premium Losmans
These delightful units are tastefully designed in a fusion of traditional Indonesian and European style, with two beds, two mosquito nets, a fan and an en-suite bathroom featuring a shower and flushing toilet
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 them cool. 
there is a Doctor on call in Nembrala


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


  1. Peter
    November 17, 2011

    I have 3 mates plus myself who are interested in staying at your camp from 17th march 2012 for a week with partner how much per couple
    Thanks pete

    • michael
      November 17, 2011

      Hi Pete, Thanks for you comments… please send me an email to or call me on (from Australia) 0011 62 361 287 555 and i can answer all your queries….. cheers Michael

  2. donnie brown
    January 8, 2012

    hi never been overseas before heard lots about roti i surf a mal love to go there with my wife shes as green as i am when it comes to traveling i do know a few blocks that have leased land and built places overthere there from the far south coast of newsouthwales

  3. Alex Hulsey
    May 15, 2013

    Hey dudes,

    On a surf adventure with a mate and will be arriving in Kupang tomorrow evening. Was wondering if it is possible to do 3 days at Rote? And how much that would cost. Would be ready to rock from Kupang the morning of Friday the 17th. Let me know,


    • michael
      May 17, 2013

      Hi Alex,

      Thanks for your message.. sorry although we won’t be able to help you with your last minute enquiry.. hope you are able to get your own way down there and score some waves… yew!!! thanks Michael

  4. Toad
    May 1, 2014

    I’m booked and paid for 15 days in June. Can I change money there somewhere if I bring Australian cash or American dollars?

    • michael
      May 8, 2014

      Hi Toad, Thanks for email.. take Rupiah this is the local currency.. you can change $ in Bali.

      hope this helps Michael

  5. mary
    May 10, 2014

    We are a french couple, not so young, and desire to spend one part of our holidays by you before going to Bali.
    Our dates : 2 august 2014 until 11 august 2014
    Thank you for your answer.
    Best Regards

    • michael
      May 11, 2014

      Hi Mary,

      Thanks for your message.. we would love to help you with our West Timor package.. please send me an email to and i will give you all the details..

      kind regards

  6. shane stephens
    October 26, 2014

    Hi I have a friend arriving on the 7th or the 8th November till the 16th november. his name is Stephen Hunt. Is there room for 1 more person to join him?

    • michael
      November 18, 2014

      Hi Shane,

      Sorry for the late reply.. for all last minute enquiries.. please send an email to or call us directly on (+62 361) 287 555 or + 62 81236179686 thanks michael

  7. helen osullivan
    August 7, 2015

    hello im interested in surfing rote in May 2016
    I only surf mellow waves
    can you tell me if this would suit me and how much please?

    • michael
      August 7, 2015

      Hi Helen.. thanks for your email.. Rote has it all from beginner waves to some ledges for experienced surfers.. May is a great time to go.. Send me an email to and i will reply with all the information you require to get you there… kind regards Michael


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West Timor – Rote Surf Retreat

  • surf camps
  • timor - rote island

Packages: from minimum of 7 nights.
Inclusions: Hotel transfers in Bali, return airfares, all transfers in Kupang and Rote, return fast ferry Kupang - Rote, 1 night accommodation in Kupang on way over, 5 nights Accommodation at surf camp, all meals, 2 transfers to T-land everday except when going to Boa and Sakunamon, all meals, 1 large mineral water and 1 large Beer per day.
Suitability: for all Types of surfers from Beginners to Experienced there are waves for everyone. With New facilities like Swimming pool it is suitable for guys and girls as well as families. For those that that like a sense of adventure you WILL be rewarded
Waves: T-land (Nembrala), Boa, Sakunamon and more if you want to explore.
Best Season: Best Months are from April till November, please note that July is also not recommended due trade winds.
FOR BOOKINGS: contact us on or (+62 361 287 555)