Surf Travel Company

Jiwa Alam Secret Spots Surf Charter - Rote, Sumba, West Sumbawa. Indonesia


Indo Boat Cruise Surf Charter Overall rating: 5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews.

T-Land Surf Charter, is anchored in Bali or Sumba or Kupang and we’d love to take you on our next trip!


Cruising from Bali to the Southern tip of Indonesia, either from East, our crew will bring you to secret spots, empty line-ups and world class waves. We make it easy. Departing from Bali or Lombok or Sumba or Kupang – our newly built surf-boat can accommodate up to 8 pax and will bring you to uncrowded world-class waves while cruising to the East.


After years of cruising in the area, looking for the best spots, we offer the following itineraries:


  • “Lombok empty line-ups”, passing by Nusa Lembongan & back to Bali – An easy surf trip that doesn’t require you to spend hours flying as you’ll depart from Bali. The highlight of this trip includes empty breaks around the southern and eastern coast of Lombok, that are only accessible by boat.


  • “Hidden rights of Sumbawa” – Departing either from Lakey or Bali. Sumbawa is known for its world-class lefts: Lakey Peak, Yo-yos, Scar Reef, etc. After cruising for a while around the island, we discovered more unridden rights than left. We found world-class spots and were always alone in the line-up. Join us!


  • “Sumba waves searcher” – The wild and remote island of Sumba is home to world-class surf spots. Only accessible by boat. Every time we get there, we end up finding new spots. Highlights include Miller’s Right and many other similar spots.


  • Rote, Savu & further eastern islands – On request.


Feel free to ask if you have a special inquiry, we’ll be happy to help!


Jiwa Alam was built in 2013/2015 by Philippe Petiniaud , an ex-Olympic and Americas Cup sailor and modern-day adventurer with fifty years experience of sailing in the tropical waters of the world of which forty years in the South Pacific, Indonesia, the Tropical North of Australia and South East Asia.


The boat was built in Tanah Beru in the tip of Celebes. The hull is made of Iron wood everything else is made of Teak. Combining traditional construction techniques with contemporary design, Jiwa Alam is built for the waters of the eastern Indonesian archipelago (and the Great Barrier Reef) , allowing access to areas that larger boats can’t; and providing a style and level of comfort that makes cruising on this vessel the experience of a lifetime.


The boat was converted into a boutique boat in 2016 adding all the luxury and design amenities to add comfort with a reasonable price.



Home Port : Serangan Harbour, Bali

Design : Single Mast motor cruiser

Construction : Teak, Ironwood

Crew :  (Captain, engineer and cook/deck hand.

Length : 60’(18m)

Beam : 17’10’’(5.25 m)

Draft : 5’10’’ (1.7 m)

Berths: Total 8



1 Double bed (king size) and 1single folding bed, in the master cabin with air-con

2 double beds (queen size) in the central cabin with air-con. 2 single beds in the front cabin with air-con.

2 single beds in the dog house with air-con.

All cabins have their own bathroom. 



Bathrooms: Inside (toilet, shower & basin). 1 upper deck (shower & toilet)

Engine : Twin X 80Hp Mitsubishi 43D (4 cylinder marinized diesel)

Cruising speed : 7 knots

Generator : Silent 7 kw

Solar Power: 8 panels of 250 watts each 48 V. DC. Two battery banks of 800 amps each and a 4 KW inverter providing 230 v 50Hz AC during the day and also charging the battery banks giving full power 24 hours on.

Electricity : 220-240v 50Hz AC

Refrigeration : Deep Freeze Sharp 250 liters, Fridge Sanyo 154 l

Tender : 15ft (4.5m) Aluminum dinghy with 25hp outboard

Communications : SSB & VHF radios

Navigation : GPS & Sonar and Radar

Safety : Flares, Raft, life jackets, life buoys, fire extinguishers & first aid kit

Fuel capacity: 2600 liters

Water capacity: 4200 liters



Sound system: MP3.Wide choice of modern and Classical music 1.9 Terabytes of selected Movies (about 2000 movies)

1 LED screens on board.

Library: a good collection of books is available on board

Fishing gear: 2 x trawling lines, various hand lines, tackle (we encourage serious fishermen to bring gear – the crew like to test who’s lures work best!)

Snorkeling gear: 8 sets of masks, snorkels & flippers

2 stand up paddle

1 double kayak

Boogie board Surf boards: Can be hired ad additional cost.

Get away from the crowds. The Jiwa Alam can take you to all the breaks on Nusa Lembongan, Lombok, Sumbawa, Sumba, Sawu and Rote. Surf legendary waves including Desert Point, Scar Reef, Millers and many more. There are waves to suit all standards of surfing. We have an extensive experience in cruises east of Indonesia and know the breaks. We access surf forecasts to ensure you’re getting to the best surf.


Lombok – West Sumbawa

Departing from Benoa Harbour in Bali we head straight to Nusa Lembongan to warm up at Shipwrecks, Razors, Lacerations, Playgrounds or if the swell is low, Cennigan. Overnight we cross to Lombok and the famous Desert Point, home of possible the world’s best left. Next you head east to the west coast of Sumbawa and the classic breaks of Scar Reef, Super Suck and Yoyos. These are quality breaks that regularly offer hollow waves. Depending on conditions and the type of surf you want you can also access the many breaks on the south coast of Lombok. Outside Ekas is a consistent option that’s generally empty. The food is delicious and plentiful to keep energy levels up. Don’t expect to loose weight. There’s plenty of time to kick back and relax. If you’re lucky you can score Deserts on the way back. On your last day you generally get a surf on Nusa Lembongan before returning to Benoa Harbour late afternoon and transfer back to your hotel



After a morning flight from Denpasar to Kupang (West Timor), we pick you up from the airport & transfer you straight to the Jiwa Alam. We then set sail for Rote, arriving early next morning. Nembrala is the main break in the area, a long left hander that picks up plenty of swell and holds it as big as it gets. There are numerous lefts and rights on Rote & the nearby islands of Dana, Ndao & Doo, and all offering empty perfection. There are a surprising number of rights that are good morning options before the trades kick in. The rights can also fire during shoulder seasons when winds are more variable. The game fishing is fantastic, with trevally, tuna, mackerel and sailfish often caught. Lobster & squid are brought to us by the local fishermen to barbecue on deck. After your time is up, we travel overnight back to Kupang, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Bali.


Rote, Raijua & Sumba

Visit the best breaks from Rote to Sumba, including the little known islands of Raijua & Savu. We start with a few days surfing around Rote & the nearby islands of Dana, Ndao & Doo. Pristine quality – see shots to your left. The next leg takes us you west to the island of Raijua, or if the swell is up, Sawu, an untouched remote gem waiting to be explored. We then set off across the ocean to Sumba, to surf some of Indonesia’s most remote and powerful waves. The fishing in this area is awesome.Terimbang is a consistent wave and is spectacular when it’s big. Bring a good spear gun for this area. Sumba is one of the last Indo frontiers with many waves just waiting to be surfed. Sumba has a very old and unique culture. Chunky left at Pero, the last break of the trip. When time is up we return to the port of Waikelo on the western tip of Sumba and transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Bali.



We make it easy. Departing from Bali or Lombok or Sumbawa or Kupang

Getting Here

We can arrange all domestic travel for you



No a lot!

  • Dress on board is very casual, and passengers are advised to dress modestly during village visits.
  • For nature walks, bring several sets of long sleeve, lightweight shirts and long trousers.
  • The tropical sun is intense so be sure to bring a hat, a pair of sunglasses, good sun block-out and tropical strength mosquito repellent.
  • A comfortable pair of shoes for trekking is a must.
  • We also recommend that you bring at least one pair of sport shoes that you won’t mind getting wet for dinghy landings and exploring local reefs, or specially designed reef shoes or booties.
  • Of course bring your swimmers or board shorts. Stand up paddle,Kayak,snorkeling and fishing equipment are provided,  if you are an enthusiast, please feel free to bring you own.
  • Other items you might want to consider include: iPod, still & video camera, books you want to read, a bottle of your favorite duty free spirits.
  • Local beer,wine, and other alcoholic beverages are available by pre order.
  • A small first aid kit is also recommended, along with sufficient supplies of any prescribed medicines you take.
  • We supply fresh linen, towels and soap.



Most nationals are granted  30-days  tourist visa issued and payable upon arrival in Indonesia. Passports must be valid for 6 months after the date of entry. Please contact your nearest Indonesian consulate to confirm visa requirements.


We operate on a flexible schedule and bookings are taken on a “first in, first served” basis. Many customers, particularly our regular customers book well in advance, up to 12 months, so to avoid disappointment plan your trip early.


Price per Person per Day

USD 250 Low Season and USD 280 High Season


Rates include

  • Food & Drink (except alcoholic)
  • Delicious cuisine. “All you can eat” meals, bottled water & fruit drinks, Barbecue for grilling the days’ catch.
  • On Board Equipment: Fishing, snorkeling
  • Sound system
  • TV screen with extensive choice of films
  • Book library


Rates do not include

  • Air tickets and transfers required to get you to and from the port where you board the Jiwa Alam, as specified in your itinerary. We can arrange all domestic travel for you.
  • Other fee: e.g. entrance fees to Komodo National Park or to G Land National Park and Mentawai.
  • Surf boards can be hired/purchase.
  • Alcoholic beverages can be purchased on board in accordance to your pre order.


NOTE: Please note we only take exclusive group booking, we don’t make up numbers to fill the boat.



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