Rote Surf Accommodation
Beach Front Rote Surf Accommodation overlooking 4 waves.
Waves for surfers (and foilers) of all levels
With uninterrupted views over 4 different surf spots of Rote: T-Land, Squealers, the Sandbank and the Bombie. Suckie Mamas, yet another great surf spot, is just a few minutes boat ride from WaveHaven. In fact, Rote island is packed full of amazing surf spots.
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From Wavehaven boutique surf villa, you can see across to T Land, but even closer, right in front of Wavehaven, is the really fun wave of Squealers. Actually, Squealers is not just ‘a’ wave, but a fun selection of waves to suit all levels of surfers and these days, foilers too.
In fact, for foiling, there are few waves in Indonesia that are better. Squealers has a few different sections. The main wave is an A-frame consisting of a short left-hand shoulder and a longer right-hand shoulder – waves constantly reform on the inside, leading to some really long rides (prepare for tired shoulders as you paddle back to your preferred take-off spot).
Squealers is also a superb beginner wave with a reliable area for taking off in the white water and enjoying a very long ride as the waves reform. Squealers doesn’t work on a low tide, but on a mid-to-high tide, it’s great fun.
From our villa, once your surf session is over, you can continue to enjoy watching people surfing and foiling as you lounge around the infinity-edge pool, or lie on one of the sun loungers.
Long left waves
Nemberala Rote, otherwise known as ‘T-Land’ is one of Indonesia’s best-kept secrets.
Arguably it is one of the longest left-handers in the whole of the Archipelago.
Whilst surf spots like Desert Point and some in the Mentawai Islands attract hardcore barrel-seekers who are keen to surf over shallow reefs, T Land (Nemberala) is much more suited to surfers who want a long, fun ride, perfect for practicing turn after turn.
T-Land is a reef point break and the shape of this wave generally is ideally suited to experienced surfers who don’t need to be risking injury or skin scrapes to have a thrilling ride.
That’s not to say that T Land/Nemberala does not have days where the feint-hearted best stay on the beach, for it’s a powerful wave always, and on a big day, it’s pretty daunting for anyone but those with impact vests and big surfboards. Most of the time, it’s a relatively gentle take-off and a reliable 100 to 150m ride. Surfable on all tides, Nemberala/T Land really is a cracking wave.
Rote is a paradise island: White sandy beaches lined with 1000’s of palmtrees.
No big development like Bali or lombok, coming to Rote island is like going back in time 40 years ago when Bali was still a paradise island for surfers.
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A Tropical Paradise for Surfers:
Welcome to Rote, the ultimate tropical paradise for surfers! If you’re seeking a perfect wave, pristine beaches, and a laid-back atmosphere, this hidden gem in Indonesia should be your next surf holiday destination.
With its warm turquoise waters, stunning landscapes, and consistent swells, Rote offers a surf experience like no other. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, the variety of surf breaks here caters to all levels of skill. From long and gentle breaks to more challenging barrels, you’ll find the perfect wave to ride, carve, and ride some more.
Beyond the waves, Rote offers a unique cultural experience. As you explore the island, you’ll encounter friendly locals, taste delicious Indonesian cuisine, and immerse yourself in the vibrant traditions and customs of the region.
Imagine waking up to the sound of crashing waves, spending your days chasing the perfect set, and relaxing on pristine sandy beaches as the sun sets. Rote provides the perfect backdrop for both thrilling surf adventures and unforgettable moments of relaxation.
So, if you’re ready to create lifelong memories in a tropical paradise, grab your board and head to Rote, the ultimate destination for a surf holiday.
Rote offers a surf experience like no other. Its warm turquoise waters, stunning landscapes, and consistent swells make it a surfer’s dream destination. The island is blessed with a variety of surf breaks that cater to all levels of skill. Whether you’re a beginner looking to catch your first wave or a seasoned pro seeking a thrilling barrel, you’ll find the perfect wave to ride, carve, and ride some more.
One of the unique features of Rote’s waves is the diversity they offer. From long and gentle breaks to more challenging barrels, there is something for everyone. The waves here are known for their consistency, making it possible to catch great waves throughout the year. The warm water temperature adds to the overall experience, allowing surfers to enjoy longer sessions without getting too cold.
Another remarkable aspect of Rote’s waves is the uncrowded lineup. Unlike some popular surf destinations, Rote offers a more relaxed and laid-back atmosphere. You won’t have to fight for waves or worry about overcrowded lineups. Instead, you can focus on enjoying the surf and immersing yourself in the beauty of the surroundings.
Rote is also home to some secret spots that only the locals know about. Exploring these hidden gems can be a thrilling adventure, as you’ll have the opportunity to discover untouched breaks and experience the true essence of surf exploration.
The best time to visit Rote for surfing
To make the most of your surf holiday in Rote, it’s important to plan your trip during the right season. The best time to visit Rote for surfing is during the dry season, which typically runs from April to October. During this time, the weather is pleasant, the waves are consistent, and the water temperature is warm.
The peak surfing season in Rote is from June to August, when the swells are at their best. However, even outside of these months, you can still find great waves and enjoy a memorable surf experience. The shoulder months of April, May, September, and October are also a good option, as the crowds are smaller, and the prices are more affordable.
It’s worth noting that Rote is located in the Indonesian archipelago, which is influenced by the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. This unique geographical position creates a variety of surf conditions, allowing surfers to find their ideal waves regardless of the time of year.
Other activities and attractions in Rote for non-surfers
While Rote is primarily known for its incredible surf, the island offers plenty of activities and attractions for non-surfers as well. If you’re traveling with family or friends who don’t surf, they can still have a fantastic time exploring the beauty of Rote.
One of the must-visit attractions in Rote is the Nemberala Beach, a stunning stretch of white sand beach that offers breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. Here, you can relax, swim, or simply soak up the sun while enjoying the tranquil atmosphere.
For those interested in cultural experiences, a visit to a traditional Rote village is a must. These villages offer a glimpse into the local way of life, allowing you to learn about the customs, traditions, and history of the island. You can also try traditional Rote cuisine, which is known for its delicious flavours and unique spices.
Nature lovers will also find plenty to explore in Rote. The island is surrounded by beautiful coral reefs, making it a great destination for snorkeling and diving. The underwater world of Rote is teeming with marine life, including colorful fish, turtles, and even dolphins. Exploring the reefs is like entering a whole new world of wonder and beauty.
Conclusion: Why Rote should be on every surfer’s bucket list
Rote offers a surf experience like no other. With its warm turquoise waters, stunning landscapes, and consistent swells, it’s a tropical paradise for surfers of all levels. Whether you’re a beginner looking to catch your first wave or a seasoned pro seeking a thrilling barrel, Rote has something for everyone.
Beyond the waves, Rote offers a unique cultural experience and a range of activities and attractions for non-surfers. From exploring traditional villages to snorkeling in pristine reefs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
So, if you’re ready to create lifelong memories in a tropical paradise, grab your board and head to Rote, the ultimate destination for a surf holiday. Experience the thrill of riding perfect waves, immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture, and relax on pristine sandy beaches as the sun sets. Rote truly is a surfer’s paradise, and it should be on every surfer’s bucket list.