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Savu and Rote Surfing

Nusa Tenggara > West Timor
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Shaped by the chain of powerful volcanoes that stretch right across Sumatra and Java, the 550 islands of East Nusa Tenggara differ greatly from western Indonesia. Hot, dry trade winds blowing from Australia make for an arid landscape in direct contrast to typical Indonesian tropical rainforests. Flora and fauna have links to Australia as opposed to Asia, a fact duly noted by the eminent naturalist Charles Darwin Timor. Timor has a long colonial history, polarized by recent political upheaval, which has wrecked decades of terror on the islands population, before East Timor Independence became a reality in May 2002. Coupled with geographical isolation from the main Indonesian surf hubs, West Timor has remained a bit of a frontier, with most surfers looking to escape the Bali crowds heading to Nusa Tenggara's more accessible Lombok and Sumbawa. Tucked in above Australia with only its SW corner facing the Indian Ocean swells, Timor seems to lack potential compared to the rest of the Indonesian archipelago. But in typical Indo fashion, minor islands can hide major surf breaks and Rote, Savu and the surrounding outcrops are no exception.
+ Mellow, accessible waves
+ Cheap losman option
+ No boat charter crowds
+ Perfect dry season weather
- Small swell window
- Strong mid-morning trades
- Lack of nightlife and beer
- Isolated spots with no land access
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Palau Rote Star Star 2ft 14secs 225° 9mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Pulau Dana Star Star Grey Star 3ft 14secs 221° 7mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 10
3
SW - W South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Raijua Star Star Grey Star 2.5ft 14secs 223° 9mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 12
4
SW - W South Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Boa Star Star Grey Star 2ft 14secs 225° 9mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 10
4
SW - W Westerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon N'Dana Star Star Grey Star 2ft 14secs 225° 9mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 10
3
SW - W South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Do'o Star Star Grey Star 2ft 14secs 225° 9mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 12
3
SW - W North Westerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Ndao Star Star Grey Star 2.5ft 14secs 223° 8mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 12
3
SW - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Peanuts Star Star Grey Star 2ft 14secs 225° 9mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 12
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SW - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Savu Left Star Star Grey Star 2.5ft 14secs 222° 9mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 10
3
SW - W South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon T-Land Star Star Grey Star 2ft 14secs 225° 9mph Brief Showers No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Dead Coral 18
2
SW - W Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Savu Right Star Star Grey Star 2.5ft 14secs 222° 9mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Dead Coral 12
3
SW - W South Easterly All Tides