If you dream of paradise in search of the perfect wave, Rote is your destination. There you will find a world-class set of waves to enjoy with friends and family. 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 (0.5m) up to 15ft (5m) high. 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 (600ft-1.200ft) and most perfect waves in Indonesia. Its quality and consistency allows you to surf from 2ft (0,5m) to 15ft (5m). It has three sections with different levels of difficulty. It is often compared with G-Land, 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. T-Land Resort offers you the best location for accessing the wave. Our resort and our boat are located in front of the reef channel that will take you to surf.
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. T-Land Resort offers you the best access to both the T-Land and the Bommie waves.
Boa: This right peak is 10 mints 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 funny 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 funny wave, perfect for beginners. A right and left wave breaking at half and high tide.
Secret Spot: There are also other world-class waves, both left and right ones. Depending on the direction of the sea 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... T-Land Resort will let you into all these secrets.
Optimum surf conditions:
Winds: Rote Island thrives with the trade winds coming from the East.
Note: Tradewinds are strongest 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.