They had the location, the perfect wave and the perfect plan. Now it was time to get to work. In 2001 Malole Surf House began to take shape. There are the usual setbacks when setting up camp as an expat, language barriers and cultural differences, but Felipe and Diego assimilated into the friendly Rotenese community and progressed. Diego decided to move permanently to Rote. Slowly and surely the Surf House dream materialized and the goal was close at hand. It took about 2-3 years to get off the ground; Rote was a remote island, without an airport, telephone communication, paved roads and access to building materials. The completion of construction projects was slow, yet steady.