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RE: West Timor/ Roti island« on: June 18 2006 17:06:00 »
Been there, absolute crap. Not worth the hassle.
RE: West Timor/ Roti island« Reply #1 on: July 08 2006 15:07:00 »
Good wave at times if you're looking for a fat, non-barrelling wave. Spent a month there a while back... it got big once (double-overhead) but also had about two-weeks flat. Mostly head-high stuff when there were waves. Long paddle or 20-30 minute trek out at low tide. No secret anymore... had lots of crowds on it most of the time but occasionally it would be uncrowded but only for a day or so. All in all, an ok place if you have tons of time, lots of books, and want a forgiving but less than thrilling wave to surf (except on those rare days when it's big). There are other "secret" spots in the area but they are fickle, require lots of cash for boats, language skils, and time. good luck.
RE: West Timor/ Roti island« Reply #2 on: July 14 2006 09:07:00 »
I booked and payed my ticket from denpasar to kuapang return today for Rp 1200000 flying merparti. not sure how much the ferry to roti costs but.
RE: West Timor/ Roti island« Reply #4 on: July 17 2006 03:07:00 »
R U all stupid or just f**king naive.
Indonesia is not like Australia u morons.You cant expect to be able to pre-book everything, unless you want to go on an organised surfing charter holiday. Which by the sounds of it, that is what you need. Get off ya asses, use some initiative, and go explore. And whilst u are there expect to be ripped off, stuck in sweaty shitholes miles from the ocean, lost due to wrong directions, led astray by con-men and ripped off again and again.
RE: West Timor/ Roti island« Reply #5 on: July 25 2006 15:07:00 »
what exactly, makes roti dangerous? reef? locals? snakes? sharks? what?
RE: West Timor/ Roti island« Reply #6 on: July 25 2006 20:07:00 »
Apparently there are man eating wild pigs on that island. Just be careful.
RE: West Timor/ Roti island« Reply #7 on: August 02 2006 23:08:00 »
Thanks dumbo for the rant above, I have just booked my flights from AUST about $220 denpasar to kupang. you can also fly from darwin, call merpati in darwin for bookings.
RE: West Timor/ Roti island« Reply #8 on: August 03 2006 01:08:00 »
Yes you may be able to pay from Oz ...but you will pay silly prices.
Next time try Lion air or adam air etc....I would expect to pay somewhere between 600,00 to 1 juta.
RE: West Timor/ Roti island« Reply #9 on: August 16 2006 16:08:00 »
been there twice.....long way to go for marginal left hander.....as someone said fat wave, a lot of tube "posing' and can be inconsistant....good side is rides can be 100 to 200 plus yards.....good place for old men!