Billabong Rote Surfing Open Starts Next Week


Great news for the surfing fraternity and those lovers of watching surfing and related events with the Rote Open 2011 presented by Billabong just a few days away. For those who have never heard of Rote, the island is part of Kupang Regency in East Nusa Tenggara. Along with some other nearby small islands, such as Ndao, it formed regency of Roti Ndao.

There is excellent surfing in the south around the village of Nembralla. It has a beautiful beach that offers a natural panorama and fascinating sunsets. Nembralla Beach is one of the very few beaches ideal for surfing. June to October are the best months for surfing and don’t be surprised to be sharing the waves with surfers from around the world.

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There is some serious money for the Rote Open with the International Division offering up a total prize purse of $12,000 USD with $4,000 going to the winner, $2,000 for second place, 1,250 to third, and $750 to fourth place. For thosde interested in checking out this event the Garuda Airlines flight leaving Bali for Kupang in East Indonesia next Monday morning September 12th.