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Destinations

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                                                                 Banda Seri
Northern Begawan
Sumatra
                                  Kuala Lumpur

                                          Singapore



      Mentawai



                                                Jakarta
                                                            Central Java
                           Southern                                                  Lombok
                           Sumatra                                                   &Sumbawa

                                           West Java
                                                                 East Java
                                                                                                                         Dili
     INDIAN                 OCEAN                                             Bali
                                                                                                Sumba,Flores
                                                                                                &Timor
                   1500km



      1. Mentawai Islands and North Sumatra
      Get a group together and experience the Mecca of surf destinations


                                                                  by coral barrier reefs that pick up consistent swell from
Overview :                                                        the Indian Ocean. The sheer num-ber of the little
                                                                  passages, reefs, bays, inlets and points is unsurpassed
                                                                  anywhere on the planet. Considered the most consistent
A trip to The Mentawai Islands for any surfer worth his           area of surf in the world, the Mentawai can get surf year
salt is an absolute necessity. Any surfer who reads surfing       round, but is most consistent time for Surf Tour is from
magazines or watch-es surf videos will definitely have            March to November.
fantasized about booking a trip to the Mentawai.
                                                                  The most popular way to surf the Mentawai Islands is by
The Mentawai Islands are a chain of about seventy islands         charter boat, but there are also a couple of great resorts if
and islets off the west coast of                                  you prefer land-based accommodation or are planning to
Sumatra in Indonesia. There are 4 main islands and the rest       travel with a non-surfing partner. We recom-mend Wave
are small islets. The islands lie ap-proximately 150              park in the Playgrounds region of Siberut as well as HT’s
kilometres off the Sumatran coast and are widely regarded         Surf Resort and Aloita in Sipora. Travel to the resorts from
as one of, if not the premier surf destination in the world.      Padang is either by charter flight or overnight ferry.
The Mentawai chain spans about 160 kilome-tres. There are         Charters generally depart Padang in the af-ternoon or
literally thousands of surf able options for every standard of    evening of the first day, and return on the morning of the
surfer. The 49 named breaks are some of the most famous           last day.
waves in the world. The islands are fringed




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North Sumatra
From the Mentawai you can access the more remote islands of Nias, Telo’s &
Banyaks. Most charters in the Mentawai region will run trips to these areas, but with dedicated charters and
surf camps / resorts in the area, you can be sure to get a local perspective of the regions.

Banyak Islands
The Banyak Islands in remote North Sumatra has been a closely guarded secret, so could be described as one of the last surf
frontiers in
Indonesia! It is a surfer’s paradise with some still untapped breaks setting the scene for any kind of surfer /adventurer.
The safest and best way of getting around is aboard an air-condi-tioned surf charter vessel.

The majority of surf breaks have remained nameless and there is still more exploring going on. There is a wide range of
lefts and rights, hollow and performance waves, so ex-pect your back-hand and fore-hand to both get a solid workout.
There are waves for all styles and ability levels ranging from dredging deep barrels, fast down the line peelers, per-fect
peaks or long cruisy walls for long board-ers or mellow crew.

The Banyak Islands are located approximate-ly 60 miles off the northwest coast of Sumatra, Indonesia’s northern most and
largest Island. There are two main islands in the Banyak Is-lands- Treasure Island and the island of the
Bay Of Plenty. Both harbour incredible breaks perfectly aligned to catch the clean, consist-ent swells of the Indian Ocean.




Surfing charters in North Sumatra and particu-larly the Banyak Islands are less likely to en-counter crowds like in the
Mentawai’s. You will never feel lonely though, as these islands are exposed to pretty much the same swell as the
Mentawai Islands, giving you plenty of surf days to keep you well busy.

Uncrowded barrels, plenty of swell, untouched natural rainforest, wildlife, epic Sumatran sun-sets; remote islands and warm
tropical water await you. You can also go fishing, snorkelling, spearfishing, jungle-trekking-no mass tourism here, just fun and
adventure in the comforta-ble luxury of an air-conditioned motor yacht.

Nias
The Nias Islands of Indonesia are one of the most consistent surfing travel destinations in the world. The perfect right-hander at
Sorake Bay on the island of Nias was the first world-class wave discovered in the Sumatra region. Nias was first surfed in 1975,
by Aussie surfers.

The recent earthquake actually improved wave quality in the Nias region, raising the high tide mark and ensuring most
reefs gen-erally pick up more swell, and are surf able on all tides!

Its broad exposure towards the vast southern
Indian Ocean ensures these majestic islands are remarkably consistent pretty much year round. Keyhole Surf Camp’s goal
is to provide any surfer the opportunity to score the best waves of their lives. Surf Nias has the experi-ence and local
knowledge to get you to the best possible waves as quickly as possible and in complete safety.
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                                                           from North to South (main surf
Surf breaks                                                spots)
Mentawai




  Burgerworld
  Burgerworld is a mushy
  point break right -hander. It
  can offer hollow sections at
  times, but usually it offers a   E-Bay
  long, rippable wall with         E-Bay is a hollow left that
  multiple cutback sections.       barrels on the take-off and
                                   offers a short wall down the
                                   line. A great option when
  Four Bobs
                                   there’s plenty of swell.
  Four Bobs is a small peak
  when there is heaps of
  swell, or if you are looking     Bank Vaults
  for a mellower option.           Bank Vaults is a heavy
  Mainly a right with a short      right-hander that bar-rels
  barrel off the takeoff, but it   and spits. Usually bigger than
  tends to die off into the        most spots in the area.
  channel. There’s an even         Watch out for clean-up sets.
  shorter left, but it’s not
  usually worth the effort.

                                   Scarecrows
  Icelands                         Scarecrows breaks off of an
                                   island     just   south     of
  Icelands      is     another     Telescopes. Good lefts but a
  consistent       left-hander
                                   bit unpredict-able and shifty.
  when the swell is smaller. It
                                   It’s a short, wedgy wave that
  usually offers some rideable
                                   works best on a dropping
  waves, even when other
                                   high tide.
  breaks are flat.


                                   Telescopes
  Pit Stops                        Telescopes is a perfect
  Pit Stops is the right off the   wrapping left reef. Long walls
  peak at E-Bay. A playful right   wrap around the reef with
  that    can     offer   some     very few sections on larger
  cover-ups on the take-off,       days. It generally breaks in
  but it is generally a high       pretty deep water, but it can
  per-formance wave with air       get heavy and shallow on the
  sections at the end.             inside on big days.
  Ends in a sandy channel.

                                   the wave ap-proaches the
  Bintangs                         reef, the bottom drops out
                                   be-fore barrelling towards
  Bintangs is a short and
                                   the channel.
  hollow right across the
  channel from Lance’s Left. As
Hideaways                          water, then unload on a
                                   shallow section of reef
Hideaways is a very hollow
                                   before barrelling towards
left that can be very
                                   the channel.
shallow at low tide. The
waves come out of deep
                                   No Kanduis
Lance’s Left
Lance’                             No Kanduis is a long
                                   barrelling left that wraps
Lance’s Left is a long left        around a small island.
wall that wraps down the           Usually very sectiony, but
point before hitting the last      can line up on very big swells.
section, which is the main         Many bar-rels on offer, but
take-off area. Great hollow        usually only makeable for
section after the take-off. A      one or two sections before
bigger board helps on the          closing out.
large days.




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Surf breaks
Mentawai
from North to South (main surf spots)



Rags Right
Rags Right is a shorter, hollow right on the
southern end of Rags Island. Similar to HT’s only a
little shorter, but just as good. It can be fickle, but
it’s one of the best rights in the is-lands.


Thunders                           The Hole
Thunders is another large          The Hole is another very
left that both picks up, and       hollow left off a small island
can hold the biggest swells.       in the southern end of the
It’s a top to bottom wave          Mentawais.
on the outside, that gets a        Starts barrelling from take
bit mellower on the inside         off, but never really stops
section. Another wave that         until a close out section at
usually has a lot of water         the end of the reef.
mov-ing about, so a bigger         Definitely not a place to
board can come in handy.           straighten out at.

                                   island chain. Usually a bit more
                                   water mov-ing around so a
Rags Left                          larger board can be useful.
Rags Left is a sick lefthander
that can hold the biggest          Rifles
swells. It is very hollow and      Rifles is one of the best waves
can often dish out some of the     in the Menta-wais. A very long
heaviest hold-downs in the         right-hander      that    wraps
around the other side of the
same island as No Kanduis.
                                     Bank Vaults
Rarely makeable from start to
finish, but even just from           Bank Vaults is a heavy
section to section you can           right-hander that bar-rels
score epic rides up to 100           and spits. Usually bigger than
yards or longer. Nice and            most spots in the area.
hollow when it’s a few feet          Watch out for clean-up sets.
overhead, but usually a little
sectiony when it’s smaller.          Nipussi
                                     Nipussi is a shorter right
Macaronis                            that breaks down the point
Macaronis is one of the most         from       Bank       Vaults.
perfect waves in the world. A        Definitely fun and rippable.
very hollow wave with                Usually has fairly deep
various shallow spots. Lefts         wa-ter from the takeoff to
start peeling way up the             the inside. Ends in a riptide
point, and then gradually            that sucks all the water
slow down as they approach           back out to sea. A good
the channel. The further up          option for surf travel when
the point you paddle, the            there’s not much swell, and
faster it barrels when you           usually the most consistent
take off. After the initial          spot in the area.
barrel ride, the wave offers
one of the most rippable             Hollow Trees (HT’s or
                                                   (HT’
walls    to    unleash   any
manoeuvre you can think of           Lance’s Right)
                                     Lance’
during your surf trips
                 trips.              Hollow Trees (HT’s or Lance’s
                                     Right) is an epic right-hander
                                     that has been all over the surf
                                     mags and videos during the last
                                     ten or so years. The main
                                     takeoff spot is up the point
                                     where most of the waves start
                                     barrelling and peel flawlessly
                                     down the reef. On larger swells
                                     it can be very shifty and hard to
                                     read. It can shift more to the
                                     end bowl where it can break,
                                     reform, then bowl again into the
                                     channel. The inside is very
                                     shallow and is of-ten referred to
                                     as the “surgeon’s table” due to
                                     the many reef-cuts doled out to
                                     travelling surfers.




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Surf breaks
North Sumatra
Banyak Islands
Migila’s
Migila’
Migila’s is located inside of “The Pig.” Migila’s is a right-hand peak
with a short perfect barrel on take-off before slowly peeling off to
the beach.
Warren’s
Warren’
Warren’s is a fun right-hand peak opposite Cobra’s. It breaks
over a combination of reef and sand which can finish on the
beautiful white sandy beach.


Toytown Lefts                                              The Pig
Toytown Lefts is a perfectly shaped peeling left located   The Pig is a deep water right-hand break exposed
deep in the bay. It really only starts to work on larger   to all possible swell. Rarely below head-high “The
swells. You can cruise down the line or hit the lip over   Pig” provides some exhilarat-ing drops and big
and over again.                                            open faces.

                                                           Lizards Nest
Indies 1 and 2                                             Lizards Nest is somewhat fickle, but if the
Indies 1 and 2 “Indies” 1 and 2 get their names            el-ements come together you will experience one
because they are the outside breaks and in-dicators        of the best waves in Indo. Known to pro-duce a
for “Treasures”. These two waves are for experienced       magic 10-second barrel leaving any of those who
surfers only and produce heart-pumping barrels over        have surfed it or even seen it totally awe-struck!
shallow reef. The bigger the swell the better!



                                                           Joysticks
Turtle’s
Turtle’                                                    Joysticks is a super fun right-hand peak which
Turtle’s is a fun, playful left-hand peak that peels       produces a perfect barrel on the take-off be-fore
along and also winds up on the beauti-ful white sandy      backing off into a nice wall allowing for some turns.
beach. A great take-off and workable wall that can         If you have enough speed you can link up into the
produce a nice bar-rel also depending on swell             inside bowl for a nice long ride.
direction.

                                                           Cobra
Gorilla’s
Gorilla’                                                   Cobra is a world-class left-hander that can produce an
Gorilla’s is an untamed right-hand beast that is rarely    epic 8-10 second barrel or nice ripable face
surfed. It is the type of wave that will really deflate    depending on swell direction.
your ego if it smashes you.                                Cobra’s clean blue lines peel down the reef into a
Make sure you pack your peanuts!                           channel, which can provide a perfect photo
                                                           opportunity.
Mini’s
Mini’
Mini’s is located deep in the bay “Mini’s” is a            Treasure Island
playful right which peaks up and delivers a short          Treasure Island is one of the best right-hand point
barrel and workable face. It only starts working on        breaks in Indo, consistently offering up to four
larger swells, as it picks up half the swell of            mesmerising barrels per wave with a nice
Treasure Island.                                           almond-shaped rippable face. This is one of the
                                                           jewels in the crown of sheer Indo perfection running
Clarets                                                    a few hundred yards down a perfectly shaped reef.
Clarets is a beautiful long left-hand point which          Always a fa-vourite amongst guests as it satisfies all
peels down the line offering a per-fect open               abili-ties. A taste of “Treasures” has you hooked for
workable face. You will be able to perfect your big        years to come.
carving turns or hunt down some inside barrels.




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Seasonality
                season      is
                from about
                October to
                February,
                but     even
                during the
                dry season,
                you       will
                often find
                there can be
                brief
                thunder-sto
                rms,      but
                they
                generally
                don’t     last
                long     and
                occur
                mostly      at
                night.

                The      best
                time      for
                mentawai
                surf is from
                March       to
                November.
                This is when
                the       low
                pres-sure
                systems off
                Antarctica
                push ground
                swells

The
Mentawai
Islands
experience
consistently
high
temperatur
es        and
humidity,
with barely
any change
in
temperatur
e        year
round, due
to        the
chains’ close
proximity to
the Equator.
The       dry
season runs
from March
to
September,
and the wet
                        Even dur-ing
                        the         off
                        season
                        when       the
                        trade winds
                        tend west
                        and
                        north-west,
                        you can still
                        find some
                        great, fun
                        waves        as
                        the swells
                        can still be
                        quite
                        regular.
                        The winds
                        are variable
                        throughout
                        most of the
                        year.
                        Favourable
                        easterly
                        trade winds
                        that     blow
                        side/offshor
                        e on the
                        main breaks
                        are
                        predominan
                        t from May
                        to
                        September.
                        March, April,
                        September
                        and October
for                     often
thousands               experi-ence
of miles up             light winds
towards the             and glassy
equa-tor.               conditions.
The Roaring             Water
40’s are the            temperature
swell source            is       fairly
the                     constant at
Mentawai                about
are directly            27-28C.
exposed to.




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Mumbai        INDIA
Thiladhunmathee Atoll
  INSET




              Chennai                                                               Miladhunmadulu Atoll

                                 SRI LANKA
                                                                                       Faadhippolhu Atoll
  Colombo
                                                                                                                                 MALE
                                                                                    North Male Atoll
     THE MALDIVES
                                                                                     MALE
                                                                                  South Male Atoll                             Mafuri
  Central Atolls
                                                                                      Felidhe Atoll                           Haru Haru

                                                                                    Mulaku Atoll

                              Kolhumadulu Atoll

                                                                            Hadhdhunmathee Atoll
 Fulidu
                                                                                                            Southern Atolls


 Rakidu




                                                                    Huvadhoo Atoll

                                                                                               Havaru
                                                  Foammulah Atoll
                                                                                                                    Gan
                                                               Addu Atoll
INSET           Hitadu                                                                                                   INSET

                                                            400km


                   2. Maldives Island Nation
 The perfect destination for a couples’ getaway or a family holiday to remember
                               couples’




Overview :
The Maldives is a perfect surfing world for a couples’
geta-way or even a mind blowing family holiday. With so
many resorts in the Maldives there are options for
everyone. However as a surfer it is essential to ensure
you have a wave at your front door. That way you can
squeeze a wave in while your significant other does a
multi-tude for other activities, enjoys world class spa
treatment or just lazes by the pool. Most of the resorts in
the Maldives aren’t geared to ser-vice surfers, so make
sure you are staying at a resort with a surf program so
that you can ac-cess all breaks in the region you are
staying.
The resorts in North Male that service surfers
                                                              you have Holi-day Inn Kandooma and Anantara. We
                                                              be-lieve that the surf program at Kandooma is the best
                                                              in the Maldives, but we are biased, as we run the
                                                              program ourselves. There are a few options in the
                                                              Central atolls with resorts in
                                                              Meemu and Laamu. The pick for us is the Six Senses in
with surf programs and expert surf guides are                 Laamu that is just amazing and with Ying Yang surf
Dhonveli , Four Seasons Kuda Huraa & Hud-huranfushi           break across the channel, you have all bases covered.
Resort. Other resorts will be able to assist you to surf,
but don’t have dedicated surf programs. In South Male




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But if a resort is not                Boat charters are
what you are after                    best when you
the new way to                        have a group of
experience         the                mates or a few
Maldives is to stay                   families that you
in a guest house on                   can           travel
a local island. The                   exclusively with.
first of these was                    But if you want to
set up by our                         just jump on a
partner          Brian                charter, there are
James. Brian set up                   normally plenty of
Cokes Surf Camp                       mixed      charters,
on       Thulusdhoo.                  where you can
                                                                                                             water
Since then they                       meet new friends.
                                                                                                             bung
have been popping
                                                                                                             alows.
up      eve-rywhere,                  The Maldives are a
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but be careful as                     group of over 1200
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many will promise                     islands     formed
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things they can’t                     from coral and
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your surf time.                                                                                              the
best way to get                      freedoms holiday                                                            on
the most out of a                    makers      require                                                         the
surfing trip in the                  without                                                                     plan-e
Maldives is to get                   compromising the                                                            t. It is
yourself on a surf                   islands’      deep                                                          also
boat charter.                        Muslim faith. The                                                           the
This is life stripped                Maldives is the                                                             count
down                to               smallest      Asian                                                         ry
simplicity – bright                  country in terms of                                                         with
blue skies, all-year                 both     population                                                         the
sunshine          and                and area; it is the                                                         lowes
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and snorkeling in                    predominantly                                                               point
lagoons            the               Muslim nation in                                                            in the
temperature         of               the world. The                                                              world,
bath water. The                      Maldives is unique.                                                         at 2.3
country embraces                     The islands are on                                                          metre
travel-lers      from                average only 1.5                                                            s.
around the world                     metres (4 ft 11 in)
allowing them the                    above sea level, it is
                                     the lowest country




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  Surfing Maldives                                            2.        Central Atolls offer predominantly long, clean
                                                                   rights varying in size between 3 and 6ft. During
                                                                   the Australian winter (April-Oc-tober), it’s never
  During the last decade, surfing in the                           flat
  Maldives has attracted plenty of Aus-tralian                3.       Southern Atolls best from February to April
  surfers and crew from all over the world. The                    and from September to November. There are
  same swells that hit Indonesia deliver the goods                 always waves in the area, but the winds become
  to the Maldives, the only difference being that                  very strong at other times.
  the latitude is higher, so exposure is reduced.

  There are three main surfing areas
                                                              North & South Male Atoll
  1.       The North and South Male Atoll, best dur-ing       The most famous breaks are in North Male’ At-olls.
       the South-West Monsoon season, from April to           These points offer rights and lefts. Always something for
       October. From May to August waves are                  beginners or for professional surfers, with waves from
       strongest.
ranging from 1 to 3 meters with long point breaks. Surf
spots can be accessed in two ways; by surf charter, or




                                                          by dhoni transferring surfers from the resorts.
                                                          Although not all the spots can be accessed from the
                                                          resorts.

                                                          Usually surfers prefer the surf charters to reach the
                                                          different points in North and South Male’
                                                          Atolls, as they have no constraints and can choose
                                                          among the most famous breaks. Don’t leave without
                                                          surfing Cokes, Jailbreaks (Himmafushi), Honky’s,
                                                          Sultans and Tucky
                                                          Joes!

                                                          Central Atolls
                                                          Around 140kms south of Male lie the Central
                                                          Atolls. This area was explored by seaplane on an
                                                          Oxbow expedition in 2004, and from there the first
                                                          Central Atolls surf charters began. To this day few
                                                          boats canvas this area, so it’s perfect for those
                                                          wanting to experience un-crowded surf.

                                                          Southern Atolls
                                                          There are atolls, about 340kms south of Male, with at
                                                          least a dozen high level reef breaks. Only just recently
                                                          increasing in popularity, these atolls are less travelled
                                                          due to their dis-tance from Male. An extra domestic
                                                          flight is required to get there, which is great news for
                                                          those looking to get away from the crowds.
                                                          Due to wind conditions these atolls are best surfed
                                                          from February to April and from Sep-tember to
                                                          November.




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Surf breaks                                            North Male Surf breaks

                           Sultans
                           Sultans - Easy spot
                           located               off
                           Thanburudhoo island
                           on the other side of
                           Honkey’s. Excellent
 Lohis                     and                 long
 Lohis - Good and          right-hander that can
 hollow      left-hander   provide long walls
 with two sections. It     and even hollow
 requires big SE swells    sections during big
 and high tides to work    swells    from       the
 best. NW-NE offshore      south. One of the
 winds are ideal.          most       con-sistent
 This is the break at      waves of the Male
 Hudhuran Fushi            atolls that never
 Resort.                   closes out, even on
                           large swells. It is best
 Chickens                  at high tide and with
 Chickens - Eastern        west to north winds.
 reef of North Male
                           Ninjas
 Atoll.
 This long, excellent      Ninjas - North Male
 left-hander has two       Atoll break out the
 sec-tions with an         front of Club Med
 enjoyable,       thin,    Resort. This slow
 peeling, racing lip.      right-hander is good
 Best     winds    are     for beginners and
 NW-NNE (offshore).        long-boarders. Best
 It     was     named      on W-NW winds with
 because     of    the     a moderate Sth swell.
 poultry farm on the       It was named Ninjas
 island and is only        due to the Japanese
 accessed by boat.         rid-ers that love the
                           break. However can
                           be a serious wave
                           when a big SE swell
 Honkeys                   hits it.
 Honkeys - One of the
 most consistent waves
 of
 North Male Atoll off
 the       island     of
 Thanburud-hoo which
 is uninhabited. This is
 an excellent, long,
 world-class
 left-hander.        The
 take-off is a steep
 outside peak called
 ‘Phantoms’,       which
 slingshots into a very
 long, walled, super
 fast section called the
 ‘Pinnacles’. Rides are
 100 to 150 meters. It
 is best on high tide
 with any wind from W
 to N and is only
 accessed by boat.
                            reef break with a big
                            wack able wall and a
                            few      cover       up
                            sections. One of the
                            most popular breaks
                            due to the fact it isn’t
                            a heavy wave and is
                            normally a little
                            smaller    than      its
                            cousin       Honkey’s
                            across the channel.

                            Cokes
                            Cokes - Also at the
                            eastern reef of North
                            Male
                            Atoll, this wave is a
                            short, intense ride
                            with      a      steep
                            barrelling take off,
                            followed by a very
                            shallow         inside
                            section that opens
                            up even more than
                            the takeoff. Ideal on
                            a straight south
                            swell and NW winds.
                            Named after the
                            Coca-Cola factory
Jails                       on      the    island,
Jails - Jails is actually   there’s a beautiful
the break off the           view of the palm
island                      fringed beach from
Himmafushi which            the surf zone. To
used to actually have       best       experience
a jail on it. The jail      Cokes, you can stay
has moved to a new          at our surf camp
one, but the name           right on the point of
stays. This wave is a       the break itself.
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Surf breaks
South Male Surf Breaks

                            your    doorstep      if
                            you’re    staying    at
                            Kandooma Resort. You
                            could throw a cricket
                            ball to the take off
                            zone from your villa. A
                            fast breaking right
                            with two take off
Kandooma Right              spots, the first an
Kandooma Right is at        easier option with the
sec-ond a more critical
take off. This wave
breaks over relatively
shallow reef for 100
meters and provides
many                barrel
opportunities. It is
best on a mid tide and
is one of the best
waves in the Maldives
at 3 to 6ft. It likes a SE
swell direc-tion and is      Natives/Foxys
offshore in any W win.       Natives/Foxys - This
                             wave is very fast and
                             hol-low        breaking
                             over          relatively
                             shallow coral. It’s
                             “Goofys Paradise” or
                             if you’re fast on the
                             backhand you will
                             love     this     wave.
                             Breaks for
                             100 to 150 metres
                             and provides many
                             barrel opportunities.
                             Best with SE swell
                             and NW wind. On
                             transfer you will visit
                             both Foxy’s and Rip
                             Tides, so you get the
                             best of both worlds.

                             Gul-hi, an inhabited
                             island, eastern reef of
Quarters                     South Male Atoll.
                             Sectiony left and right,
Quarters               -
                             that picks up more
Gulhigaathuhuraa,
                             swell than most of the
uninhabited island
                             breaks in South Malé
attached to Anantara
                             Atoll. Can have a good
Resort. Eastern Reef
                             end section on the left
of South Male Atoll.
                             in a big southerly swell.
The wave has two
                             The right is a real
sections; the outside
is a fat, slow and           mixed bag and rarely
mean-dering wave             delivers the goods.
perfect for long             Best in N winds, and
boarders and even            the higher the tide,
beginners. The inside        the better.
section is a re-ally         Kates
nice,    fast     little
right-hander       that      Kates - Boduhuraa,
picks up less swell          uninhabited island
than most other              near the Anantara
places, but on its day       Resort, eastern reef
delivers       perfect       of South Male Atoll.
barrels. Best in W to        Small short left,
NW winds. It was             best in NW to N
named after the              winds. This wave is
resort        workers’       fickle, but with the
quarters on the              right conditions is a
island.                      very fun option.

Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks - Iyaru
Faru near the island of
                           Tucky        Joes     /
Riptides                   Boatyards             -
                           Considered by those
Riptides - A right
                           “in the know”, to be
hander breaking for
                           the best break in the
150 meters on a reef
                           Maldives on its day.
in the middle of a
                           The take off can be
channel.     Need      a   steep. A very fast
transfer to this wave      reaction is required
even though it is very     to set up for the
close. The wave is         freight train ahead.
aptly     named       as   Up to 200 mtrs long
some-times          very   it    offers    several
strong currents can        barrel opportunities,
sweep you seaward so       sometimes linking to
we     always     check    offer long intense
current     con-ditions    rides out of the sun.
before settling in for a   On a perfect day you
session. Great wave        will get 3 barrel
for longboarders and       sections, the best
shortboarders as well      being the last if you
as low or intermediate     have the guts to take
surfers, providing very    it on. The reef is
carvable walls and the     shallow and low tide
occasional      hol-low    can stop play. Prefers
section. Best in Sth       light NW wind and SE
swell and SW wind.         swell. Not for the
                           faint hearted on a big
Tucky Joes /               day.
Boatyards




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Central Atolls
The Meemu, Thaa and Laamu Atolls offer spots
exposed to all wind directions and for all levels.
All spots in the Meemu Atoll are on a coastline
facing to the east. There is always a left or a
right hander well protected from the
predominant south westerly wind, but south
easterly or even easterly winds may affect all
spots negatively. All spots are close to each
other so you can change spots within a few
minutes!
The Thaa Atoll picks up south east swell and
may be even bigger than spots on east fac-ing
coastlines of other atolls. Due to its seclud-ed
location it is almost guaranteed that you will
not even spot another surf charter during
your stay. The spots are well protected from
North to Northwest winds. Conditions may be
fickle in other wind directions. This area will
be chosen only in very stable weather
condi-tions.
  Spots in the Laamu Atoll are spread from the
  south facing coastline along the east fac-ing
  up to the north east corner where waves
  wrap around. As a result you will find spots
  protected from all wind directions except a
  rare straight easterly breeze. The first resort
  on the atoll has now opened and you can
  now stay at the luxury Six Senses Resort,
  which is directly across the channel to Ying
  Yang surf break.




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Central Atolls




 Meemu
 Atoll :            Muli
                    Inside/F1
 Veyvah
                    Muli Inside/F1 -
 Veyvah         -
                    A very fast right,
 Perfect     left
                    with long walls,
 hander with
                    hollow,
 long wall. Easy
                    barreling, can
 take off with
 several            be shallow, but
 options with       still with a safe
 long rides. Not    ending.      Very
 too heavy -        well protected
 great fun.         from south-erly
                    winds,     needs
 Mulha              bigger swells to
                    work.
 Mulha - The left
 here is a pretty
 shallow,    fast
                    Muli
 wave.     Works    Outside/Mu
 only in certain    shrooms
 types         of   Muli
 conditions.        Outside/Mush
                    rooms - Picks
 Mulha              up more swell,
 Mulha - Right      good in SW
 hander      that   winds, right
 can hold bigger    hander with
 swells, easy to    long walls, can
 ride       even    max out easily,
 when it is big.    easy exit on
 Good         for   the corner.
 intermediates
 and        even
 beginners.

                    the swell is
                    large from the
                    southwest you
 Thaa               should head to
                    the island of
 Atoll :            Hirilandhoo.
                    The left hand
 Malik’s
 Malik’             reef pass there
 Malik’s - When     can produce
 the wind is        some      great
 from       the     barrels on long
 southeast and      and     speedy
walls.

Outside and
Inside
Mikados             Finnimas
Outside and         Finnimas        -
Inside              Speedy,
Mikados        -    shallow      left
Powerful            that        can
waves      with     pro-duce
fast,    hollow     some      firing
walls.      Can     waves. When
produce some        it is on it can
awesome             provide some
barrels.            greenroom
Catches more        time.
swell      than
other spots in      Adonis
this area but is    Adonis - This
less protected      right hander
to       winds.     needs bigger
When it is on,      swells as it is
it can give you     more
the surf of         protected.
your lifetime.      Can get fast
                    and hol-low,
Finnimas            shallow
Finnimas - On       sections. If it is
the other side      on the rides
of the island       can be pretty
there is a right    long.
hander      that
sometimes
                    Timarafuri
breaks.             Timarafuri    -
                    Pretty straight
                    reef. Tends to
                    close out. Can
                    be fun in a
                    sectiony swell
                    with a beach
                    break style.




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Central Atolls
                    better.

                    Langon
                    Bank
                    Langon Bank -
                    This      right
                    needs       big
                    easterly swells
                    but is very
                    well protected
                    from
Laamu               south-erly
Atoll :             winds.     This
                    spot is rarely
                    surfed due to
                    a    lack    of
Refugee’s
Refugee’            anchorage.
Left
Refugee’s Left
- Heavy left
that tends to
close out picks
up a lot of
swell.

Ying Yang
Ying Yang - one
of the most
consistent
spots in the
area and loves
a          solid
southeast
swell.
Yin Yang has a
long     inside
section     and
can produces
some
incredibly
hollow
barrels.Out-si
de is a mellow
wall with safe
rides in deep
water.

Refugee’s
Refugee’
Right
Refugee’s
Right - Fast
and      shallow
take         off,
barreling,
spitting,
perfect wave.
Only for those
who          can
handle       the
speed! Quite
dan-gerous
wave,
Tsunamis
usually works
                    Tsunamis        -
                    When         the
                    swell is big this
                    right      hand
                    wave is just
                    perfect. It has
                    three parts to
                    it. The outside,
                    corner and the
                    inside.       All
                    three parts are
                    connecting
                    when the swell
                    is right and
                    make         the
                    wave tons of
                    fun.     Usually
                    you take off at
                    the     outside.
                    The reef is
                    pretty straight
                    here and you
                    can pull into
                    the barrel just
                    af-ter take off.
                    When you are
                    fast     enough
                    you get to the
                    corner where
Opposite            waves are a bit
Tsunamis            mel-lower and
                    give you a
Opposite
                    little break to
Tsunamis - This
                    do
left picks up       perfor-mance
prob-ably the       turns. Stay on
most swell of       from there to
all east facing     the inside and
spots in the        you will get
Laamu atoll. As     another long
the reef is         and       heavy
quite straight it   bar-rel section.
tends to close      Unfortunately
out      though.    this wave is
When                always smaller
Tsunamis       is   than Ying Yang
too small this      and has its flat
left can be fun.    spells.     Also
It    is    well    currents can
pro-tected          get very heavy
from westerly       to make this
to     northerly    impossible to
winds.              surf.

Tsunamis




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Southern
Atolls




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Beacons                                                 Dhigulaabadhoo / Castaways
Beacons - This break is 3 hrs away from the air-port,   Dhigulaabadhoo / Castaways - Across the channel
at the first southern reef pass. Touted as the          from Beacons, this left is called Dhi-raagu after the
Maldives’ gutsiest wave, Beacons pow-erful right        phone company in the Mal-dives as the island is
tubes onto a shallow unforgiving reef. SW swells will   shaped like a phone. A sort of fat ride on the
break down the reef, but a SE swell will create peaks   takeoff and if the swell direction is right can link up
slamming straight onto close-out sections of coral.     with another sec-tion on the inside where it
Beacons is flanked by an unnamed left across the        produces a bit more speed and power, needs same
chan-nel, which have its days in a big swell and tend   wind as Beacons and can be surfed on all tides,
to go unridden.                                         plenty of marine life around here common to see
                                                        whale sharks.




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Southern Atolls

                      Gaafu
                      Dhaalu
                      Atoll :
                      KH - KH
                      KH -      KH     is
                      almost         east
coast and the         pockets.
two      distinct
take off spots        Gani Point or
link together in
bigger swell and
                      Five Islands
tide conditions.      Gani Point or
                      Five Islands -
Blue Bowls or         Five Islands is
                      an-other
Voodoos               righthander that
Blue Bowls or         breaks hard and
Voodoos - Blue        hol-low on the
Bowls is the          shallow     reef
most       flexible   inside.      The
right,      tucked    outside section
inside the pass       encourages
and pro-tected        deep takeoffs
from         SW-W     into racy walls
Winds. More of a      and handles the
point style wave,     biggest swells at
it has good a         all tides
length of ride
and nice bowly
sections        for
performance
moves. All swells,
all tides and all
sizes.



Kaededhdhoo
or Airports
Kaededhdhoo or
Airports - Fun
right hander when
the swell is large.
As it is on the
west side of the
atoll it doesn’t
receive as much
swell as the other
breaks.      Lucky
punters will score
good at Airports
with a strong
S-SW swell and
NE wind.

Love Charms
Love Charms -
are      actually
several reliable
lefts, which can
handle E winds
and any size of
swell. Low tide
is the best when
it is small, soft
and broken into
two       distinct
sections. Big-ger
swell    morphs
into a long,
hollow       wall,
with protected
                       usually coming
                       up bet-ter but it
                       needs a big
                       swell to hit its
                       protected
                       position, making
                       it at favourite
                       with
                       interme-diates.
                       Fun,     peeling,
                       long walls with a
                       bit of depth to
                       the water.

                       Rockets or
                       Tiger Stripes
                       Rockets or Tiger
                       Stripes - Named
                       after the narrow
                       gouges in the
                       reef that give a
                       striped     effect,
                       Tigers is a real
                       growling left in a
                       strong        swell.
                       Tricky take offs
                       into     a     long
                       speedy          wall
Koodhoo and            before
Viligili Right         committing to an
Koodhoo      and       inside         tube
Viligili Right -       section         that
East facing lefts,     wraps and peters
                       out      in      the
very         well
                       channel.
protected from
                       Un-impressive
dominant
                       when small, it
westerly winds.
                       always seems to
                       be bigger than
Booga Reef or          everywhere else.
Two Ways               All    tides,     all
Booga Reef or          vari-ations of S
Two Ways - Left        Swells and any N
and                    Wind.
right-hander -
with the right




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Southern Atolls
Addu Atoll :

The   Addu    Atoll   is   basically   not
described at all yet. Nevertheless some
adventurous surf-ers have discovered
the area and found several spots on
the south but also at the west and east
facing parts of the atoll. Es-pecially the
left hander on the island of Vil-ingili
and the right hander just south of Gan
are known to offer good days. The
Addu At-oll doesn’t have the perfectly
shaped soft breaking waves. It is
technically more chal-lenging as it
requires more flexibility to make the
sections or to get enough speed out of
the less powerful faces. The swell
exposure is the best of the whole
Maldives.




Vilingili
Vilingili - This right needs swell from
westerly di-rections to stay open.
Clean and small swells work the best
at this spot.


Mulikede / Kanda Muli
Mulikede / Kanda Muli - Beach break
type reef as it is too straight for a
point break. Can be fun with small
swells. Then there are tons of peaks
favouring lefts.


Hithado / Kottey
Hithado / Kottey - Left Hander beach
break type reef. Works in easterly and
southerly wind directions. The spot is
accessible by land. Take a cab from
equator village or hire a motorcycle.
The spot is in front of a dump and can
have its heavy days.

Gaukendi Bridge
Gaukendi Bridge - Works best when
all other spots are too small. Then it
may offer some short but fun left
hand rides on the south side of the
bay.
Airport Lights
Airport Lights - Very fast and powerful
right-hander that tends to close out
unless you are really fast. If you make
the sections you will be rewarded with
nice barrels, if you are not, you will
definitely end up on the shallow reef.
The spot is well protected from west to
south west winds especially if the swell
is large and once you can surf the more
northern parts of the reef corner.
Outsides can be really throw-ing and
intimidating.


Vilingili / Madihera
Vilingili / Madihera - This spot picks up a
lot of swell but tends to be fickle. In the
right wind directions it offers a fun
lefthander with differ-ent sections and
take off points. The waves hit from deep
water and provide some heavy barrels at
certain spots of the reef. The bot-tom of
the reef is a bit uneven which makes the
wave funny at times and changes from
heavy to soft within a few meters. For
those of you that can adapt quickly the
Vilingili left can be tons of fun and high
quality. Once the winds swing around
more to the south east the end section of
this wave can be firing.




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Seasonality
                      s. In this
                      period
                      the sea
                      is heavy
                      and
                      winds
                      are
                      strong.
                 2.         The
                      North-E
                      ast
                      Monsoo
                      n, from
                      Decemb
                      er      to
                      April,
                      has very
                      little
                      rainfall
                      and
                      lower
                      hu-midi
                      ty.
                 The tides
                 and currents
                 place a very
Temperatur       important
e          is    role in
consistent       defining the
the whole        surfing
year round       conditions in
29 - 32’C        the
during the
day      and
25-26’C
during the
night. The
Maldives
climate can
be divided
into     two
periods,
characterise
d by two
monsoons.
1.       The
     South-
     West
     Monsoo
     n, from
     May to
     No-vem
     ber, is
     humid
     and
     with
     persiste
     nt
     rain-fall
                  monsoon,
                  currents go
                  to-wards the
                  external reef
                  of the atolls
                  creating the
                  best
                  conditions
                  for surfing.
                  The swelling
                  lines      are
                  usually
                  perfect and
                  the     waves
                  keep       the
                  same shape
                  with all the
                  tides.
                  The       surf
                  throughout
                  the Maldives
                  generally
                  ranges       in
                  size from 4-8
                  feet,
                  however
                  bigger days
                  have been
                  experienced.
                  The      best
                  waves        in
                  North Male
                  can         be
                  experienced
                  from May to
Maldives. All     October,
the breaks        with       the
occur near        biggest
the      tight    swells likely
channels of       to oc-cur in
the     atolls.   June/July/Au
The currents      gust.     The
through           best waves
these             in      South
channels can      Male usually
become very       come July to
strong.           October.
Dur-ing the
south-west




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here in 1779       Kauai, Oahu,
but in all         Molokai,
likelihood         Lanai, Maui
the                and
Polynesian         Ha-waii’s
people had         Big Island
been surfing       are the six
here since         main islands
400AD.             that create
Hawaii truly       Hawaii and
is          the    every one
birthplace of      has it’s own
surfing.           distinct
Initially     a    individuality
sport              that entice
re-served for      people for
royalty, the       anything
ancients           from       the
would move         ultimate
from their         honeymoon,
winter             to
homes in the       adventure
north shore        activities, or
to        their    amazing
summer             shopping.
retreats in
the south of
the is-lands
to pick up
the        best
waves        all
                   made it as a
                   world class
                   surfer if you
                   have      not
                   made it on
                   the     North
                   Shore. Look
                   in any Surf
                   mag and it
                   will not take
                   you too long
                   to find a
                   picture of a
Located in         Ha-waiian
the Pacific,       wave. It is a
not too far        place truly
off       the      blessed with
shores of the      top quality
mainland           waves and
USA, Hawaii        swell. Hawaii
will offer a       receives
paradise like      numerous
no other and       swells from
should not         October to
be missed.         March, gen-
You have not




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erated from deep lows
tracking across the North
Pacific. The swells can be
anywhere in the region of
10-30ft - now that is big surf!
Unfortunately due to the surf
size and the lo-calism, a surf
trip to Hawaii might be better
spent away from the North
Shore and there are no
shortage of spots and less
crowding elsewhere. The other
side of the island gets frequent
3-8ft waves so you will not be
missing out trying out other
lesser known breaks. If you are
keen for the North Shore, stay
at Turtle Bay Resort so you can
go out with their surf guide. If
you want to learn to surf
though or are trav-elling with a
non-surfing partner or your
family, and want to be closer to
the ‘non-surf’ action, you are
best off staying in Waikiki. Here
there are plenty of tourist
activities and amazing shopping
to amuse your travelling
compan-ions. You can find surf
at the local beaches or hire a
car and go cruising the coast.
For be-ginners, there’s no
shortage of Learn to Surf
operations in the main areas of
most of the




islands. More people learn to
surf on Waikiki’s beach than
anywhere else in the world.
The small rolling waves that
come into Waikiki are the
perfect waves to experience
surfing from the first time.
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Surf breaks
The swell that rolls into these islands is from the
intense lows that circle the earth south of Aus-tralia,
blessing the islands with a generous SE to SW
groundswell (March to September), team-ing this
with some of the most consistent trade winds (South
Pacific Trade Winds) generally from the east with
slight variations. The North Pacific delivers some
intense lows that send in NE to NW swells (October
to March). This makes these island gems in the
perfect posi-tion to make use of the swells with
perfectly cut out bays, banks and reefs set up and
wait-ing for you.                                         the year. But watch out for the winter months when
Oahu from October through to March is re-nowned           the big swells hit as even the most expe-rienced
for its monstrous waves and has host-ed many a            surfers will have a challenge.
world surfing championship. Trav-elling surfers are       Hawaii or the ‘Big Island’ is not as well known for its
attracted to Haleiwa, one of the surf capitals of the     breaks however there are some excel-lent set ups at
world and the gateway to Oahu’s famous North              Waipio on the north coast and Papeekeo just north of
Shore breaks. Along the 7 mile stretch of beach there     Hilo on the east coast.
are some 40 surf breaks including Sunset Beach,           There are scattered breaks around Keauhopu south
Waimea and Banzai Pipeline - without a doubt the          of Kailua that will also keep you enter-tained for a
best known break in the world. For beginners head         while.
down to Waikiki Beach where you will find some of         In Maui, the best spots for surfing are off the north
the easiest beach breaks to get your first ride.          shore between Hookipa Beach and
                                                          Baldwin Park (summer surfing is good) and Napili Bay.
Consistency on Kauai is awesome for begin-ners and
                                                          Beginners will find Kealia Beach in Kihei (west coast) a
reliable waves on the south coast at Poipu is
                                                          great place to learn. Winds pick up in the afternoons so
fortunately protected majority of
                                                          if you are not ex-perienced, go early. Body surfing is
                                                          good at
                                                          Lahaina harbour.
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                                                          Backdoor
Surf breaks                                               Backdoor - The same take off zone as Pipe, but a right
                                                          hand barrel that breaks over very shallow reef. It’s
                                                          hollow, fast and powerful.
North Shore Breaks
                                                          No Kanduis
                                                          Ehukai Beach Park - A hollow, fast and pow-erful right
                                                          and left that can break furiously. When the sand bars
                                                          have formed correctly this break will give you the
                                                          tube ride of your life over shallow and soft sand.

Log Cabins                                                Haleiwa
Log Cabins - Fast, powerful, very long, and can get       Haleiwa - First stop on the Triple Crown of Surf-ing
epic.                                                     Circuit. The right is more consistent and can get
                                                          hollow and heavy. There are also some lefts that
Rockpiles                                                 come through that are fun and rippable when it is
Rockpiles - Hollow, ledgy and powerful right and left     smaller.
reef break.
                                                          Sunset Beach
Rocky Point                                               Sunset Beach - Site of the second stop of the
Rocky Point - A hollow, fast and powerful right and       Triple Crown of Surfing, this wave is also one of the more
left reef break.                                          famous breaks in surfing history. There is nearly a 200m
                                                          takeoff zone, with three main spots: The Point, The Main
Off The Wall                                              Reef, and Backyards. Generally hollow, fast, powerful and
Off The Wall - Generally a hollow, fast and powerful      ledgey right reef breaks, with some lefts at Backyards.
right tube. The odd left that tends to close out on the
inside.

  Velzyland                                               Banzai Pipeline
  Velzyland - This wave is an amazing right hander        Banzai Pipeline - Pipe is a legendary wave that
  with rippable walls and long barrels. When it gets      demands a surfer’s respect. It is the final stop of
  really big, there is a left called Freddies on the      the Triple Crown of Surfing as well as the ASP
  south side of the same bay, and behind them both        World Tour. It’s a super fast, ledgy left hand reef
  is a big wave spot called Phantoms.                     break with one of the best tubes in the world.

                                                          Turtle Bay
  Waimea Bay                                              Turtle Bay - On the west side of the resort, a hollow,
  Waimea Bay - One of the first recognised big wave       fast and powerful right reef break when the swell is
  surf spots in the world, and site of the only ASP       up, and a fun longboard wave that can take you over
  sanctioned big wave contest – “The Eddie.” When         a hundred yards when its smaller. On the east side of
  the North Shore is closing out, Waimea Bay starts       the resort there is a right called Rainbows that gets
  to come alive. It is a right point break that holds     fun when there is more east in the swell. Further east
  swells up to 30ft. When it is not big enough to         from Rainbows is Baggers, a very long and hollow left
  work, another right called Pinballs can be surfed on    tube over shallow reef.
  the inside close to the rocks.



  South Shore and Waikiki Breaks
  Ala Moana Bowls Long, hollow, powerful, fast and ledgey left tube.
   Kaisers A ledgey, fast and powerful right and left reef break.
   Three’s A long, fast and powerful right and left reef break.
   Three’
   Canoe’s
   Canoe’                   Short, easy right and left reef break.
   Queens                   A fun right and left reef break.
   Publics A consistent long left




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   Seasonality
                    Novem-ber
                    to April and
                    is produced
                    from       the
                    winter
                    storms
                    around
                    Alaska.     As
                    there is no
                    land     mass
                    between the
                    continent
                    and        the
                    islands, the
                    waves grow
                    in strength
                    on       their
                    5000km
                    jour-ney.
                    During
                    summer, the
                    north shore
                    goes flat, the
                    focus shifts
                    to the south
                    shore.
                    Tropical
                    storms
                    around the
                    south pacific
                    send       the
                    swell north
                    in         the
                    Summer,
                    reaching the
                    ex-posed
                    southern
With       two      shores from
distinct            May         til
seasons, big        October.
wave season         These
hits        the     waves are
north shores        not as
of all islands      intense as
from                the winter
waves that
hit       the
north
shores, but
the     south
coast       of
Oahu
(including
Waikiki
Beach) and
Kauai (Poipu
Beach) have
particularly
favour-able
conditions
for surfing.
Summer
temperatur
es        are
usually
around
25-29°C,
with     June
and       July     winds.
being      the     Temperatur
driest             es     range
months.            from
During the         approxi-mat
winter, the        ely 23-26°C
temperatur         and     drop
e is usually a     another 10°
few degrees        after    the
cooler, with       sun     goes
north              down.
west-erly




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Whilst the likes of Cloudbreak, Frigates Pas-sage and
Namotu are well known and photo-graphed, it will be
the ‘as yet undiscovered’ or unpublicised gems of the
outer islands and reefs that will ensure this country
continues to grow as a surfing destination of choice.
Most of the islands are surrounded by barrier reefs




                                                          which makes the water quite calm but there are
                                                          some amazing breaks that allow the full power of the
                                                          Pacific Ocean to crash in. Most reef breaks around
                                                          the islands are accessed by boat transfers and live
                                                          aboard surf boat charters have not really taken off
                                                          here, which keeps the crowds down.




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Surf breaks
Fiji has a renowned reputation amongst the international surf community. There are a half dozen spots that have
proven to have world-class surf, and that is just the beginning with more unnamed and un-ridden surf spots
wait-ing to be discovered. Almost all of the named breaks are off the main island of Viti Levu or the nearby island
chain known as the Mama-nuca Islands.
The surf, which is generally all outer coral reef and overhead high, can be challenging for inexperienced surfers.
For this reason surfers need to be competent and confident. There




is a beach break near Sigatoka river mouth, but it’s said to be quite challenging and we’ve found it to be shark infested
and muddy brown water. Alternatively, the less experienced surf-er can be catered for at Little Daku at Naninya Island
Resort or Shifties which you can access from Matanivusi off Veti Levu(see below).
Recommended surfboards would be a ‘hot-dog’ short board and a larger semi-gun for the bigger days. Board
shorts can be worn year-round, a rashie and sunscreen are needed for sun protection and booties are optional
for the reef.
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Surf breaks
Mamanuca Islands Breaks




                                                               Mini Cloudbreak
                                                               Mini Cloudbreak - Powerful, fast wave. The best
                                                               wind direction is south-east. Best around high tide.




  Desperations                  Wilkes Passage
  Desperations - A classic      Wilkes Passage - This fun
  wave that doesn’t really      right-hander is great for
  work until its 4-5ft but      most levels of surfers & is
  just keeps getting better     best at mid to high tide.
  the bigger it gets. A left    Like most of the breaks in
  and a right with length,      the area, it works best
  speed and nice hollow         with S - SW swell. The only
  sections.                     access    is   by     boat.
                                Unfortunately, it is very
  Restaurants                   exposed and prone to
  Restaurants - This is a       being blown out by the
  good, fast left hand reef     prevailing trade winds.
  break for pros or             Afternoon        glass-offs,
  kamikazes           only.     though rare, can be a truly
  However, with the new         wonderous sight as clean
  laws prohibiting the          right hand barrels peel off
  exclusivity     of   surf     mechanically into the
  breaks you can now surf       safety of the deep
  this awesome waves            channel.
  any day you want.
                                Namotu Left
  Cloudbreak                    Namotu Left - A left that
  Cloudbreak - The world        breaks all year round,
  famous WCT loca-tion is       best from October to
  one of the best lefts in      April with lighter winds.
  the world. With the new       When its under 6 ft, it
  laws prohibiting the          will even suit longboards,
  exclusivity of surf breaks,   but      becomes       very
  you can now surf this         challenging over 6 ft.
  awesome waves any day         Namotu itself is a quality
  you want. This is a           wave, but remember to
  serious wave though, and      kick off at the end of your
  will definitely sort the      ride - don’t fall into the
  crowds out when it gets       trap of going for that
  over 6ft.                     final barrel sec-tion - no
                                one gets out of it.
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Surf breaks
Viti Levu Breaks
J’s
J’s - J’s is a hollow, fast wave that breaks from 2’ to 6’.
It’s best around the high tide with winds from NE to
W. It needs some west in the swell to run down the
reef.
Vunaniu
Vunaniu - Vananiu is a short wedging right which has
a bowl section at the end, usually smaller than other
breaks. This would be a good option for the kids. It
does get good. It’s best at high tide.

Shifties
Shifties - This wave has a deep water take off making
the break a ‘not too threatening’ ride. This outside point
of the barrier reef picks up all the swell and can be
double the size of J’s and Vunaniu. It is powerful and
thick.
When everywhere else is flat, you can almost
guarantee a 4-foot wave at Shifties. It can be surfed
at all tides. Again, a wind of the north quadrant is
needed.

Hideaways
Hideaways - Hideaways is a right hand reef break, only a
short paddle in front of Hidea-way Resort. It’s a hollow,
fast, ledgey barrel, but only good around high tide.
Starts work-ing at less than 3ft and holds up to 6ft plus.
Year-round wave, although it is more consist-ent from
May to October. Recommended for experienced surfers
only.

Frigates
Frigates - Definitely a world-class left that can rival
Cloudbreak for power, size and consist-ency. Because of
the gradual tapering of the reef, it can handle all swell
sizes. The SE trade winds are offshore, so when the
inside waves near Matanivusi are blown out, there is
al-ways the consistent Frigates. Because it’s out in the
ocean, about 20 kilometres from Ma-tanivusi, it picks up
all swell. However, some west in the swell can make it a
bit dicey. It definitely makes the end section stand up!
Frigates is accessed by a number of resorts and can get
crowded. However, once the swell gets up over 10’,
there is a drop in the numbers tackling the waves. A
longer board is recommended to tackle the big drops
and strong offshore winds.


                                                              The Bombi
                                                              The Bombi - 10 minutes from Naninya Island Re-sort by
                                                              boat, can be seen from the resort deck.
Naninya Island Breaks
                                                              Little Daku
Little Daku - This break is often suitable for the less
experienced surfer. This is also an excel-lent area to
enjoy a free “getting started” surfing lesson by
Naninya’s surf guide.

Middle Daku                                                    King Kong Right
Middle Daku - Daku is the Fijian name for the beautiful        King Kong Right - This is often 6ft plus face height.
sandy beach. In the middle of the beach, 60 metres from        This is an exciting very fast tube for a more advanced
the sand, is a coral break. It breaks both right and left      rider. The trade winds are onshore for this break, but
but the right is generally better. The trade winds are         the summer wind (north easterly) is offshore. It is
on-shore/across this break but the summer wind                 best early morning before the trade winds start, or
(north-easterly) is directly offshore. It is also best early   late afternoon if the trade winds die down.
morning before the trade winds start.
                                                               King Kong Left
                                                               King Kong Left - This is a 40-metre long wave that has a take-off
                                                               in deep water, reducing risk of coral scratches and is good for
                                                               intermediate to advanced surfers. The average size is 3 ft to 5 ft
                                                               offshore, but it can hold up to 15 ft plus. It was named King
                                                               Kong because of the famous 1935 movie which was part-ly
                                                               filmed underneath the mountain Nabukelevuira. This mountain
                                                               also has a moderating effect on the wind at the King Kong Left
                                                               break so that it is still op-erating when other areas are blown
                                                               out.




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Seasonality




                 Fiji generally
                 receives swell
                 year round,
                 although
                 April       to
                 October is the
                 preferred surf
                 season, when
                 deep     lows
                 tracking
                 across     the
                 southern
                 ocean south
                 of Australia
                 and      New
                 Zealand
                 pro-vide
consistent
clean
groundswells.
Most of the
south      and
south-westerl
y swells from
these     lows
are blocked
by        New
Zealand and
hence       Fiji
generally
receives
south-easterl
y swell from
the lows that
have passed
east of New
Zealand.
South-westerl
y swells arrive
at the islands
after piecing
the        gap
between
Australia and
New
Zealand.
South-east
trade winds
also
dominate
the weather
at this time
of      year,
which means        wind         is
the                conveniently
                   blowing
                   directly
                   off-shore at
                   the      world
                   class breaks
                   such        as
                   Frigates and
                   Restaurants.
                   From
                   November to
                   April, these
                   south swells
                   are smaller
                   and       less
                   consistent.
                   North Pacific
                   winter swells
                   do arrive at
                   the is-lands,
                   though have
                   little impact
                   on the main
                   reefs that all
lie on the         the       right
south facing       location,
coasts of Viti     particularly
Levu      and      those
Kadavu. Also       forming
at this time       between
of       year,     Papua New
South Pacific      Guinea and
tropical           Australia
cyclones can       that     track
produce            south giving
good swells.       days         of
If     you’re      consistent
lucky enough       westerly
to have one,       swell.
blow up in




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Water temperatures are very
warm with virtu-ally no
seasonal variation from about
27-28°C, apart from the
easternmost islands, which
tend to have slightly cooler
water during the south-ern
hemisphere winter, but no
need to pack rubber.
Air temperature is determined
by its location in the South
Pacific Ocean and has tropical
mari-time climate without
extremes in temperature.
The hotter season in January,
February is usual no more
            usually
than 3 to 4 degrees hotter than
the cool season of July and
August. Although the hot
season is the rainy season and
higher humidity can make this
season feel much hotter.
Rainfall in Fiji is largely
determined by the time of year.
For example, the wet season is
November       to April     and
experiences a much larger
amount of rainfall that the
other months of the year.
Es-pecially the larger islands
that generate clouds and
precipitation.
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Overview :
The words ‘Bali’ and ‘surfing’ have gone hand in hand for      Bali is also one of the best places for begin-ners as there is
over 40 years. A favourite amongst Australians due to its      a number of suitable beach breaks, with some surf camps
close proximity, Bali is also world renowned for its           including les-sons in their packages.
consistency, variety and number of awesome breaks.             Accommodation choices are outstand-ing; with an
Bali gets surf most of the year, during the dry season of      uncountable number of options for every standard, and
April to October, the trade winds favour the west coast.       every budget... surf camps; party hotels; 5 star resorts;
During the wet sea-son of November to March, the tides         and luxury villas great for groups of couples or families.
and winds favour the east coast, mainly around Nusa Dua        There are also many alternative activities and tours
and Sanur. The most popular area of Bali for surf is           available when you need a break from surfing or for non
around Uluwatu. The unique geography of this area              surfing partners and family members.
means you can get a selection of left hand breaks on one       Are you planning the holiday of a lifetime, a honeymoon, a
side of the Bukit Peninsula; or drive for 20 minutes and       family holiday with something different or just getting some
get a selection of right hand breaks around the other side.    mates together and don’t want to battle the tourists or stay
But there are many other op-tions to discover in and           in a hotel? Bali is fast becoming the ‘Villa Capi-
around Bali that makes Bali surf complete and perfect.




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tal of the World’! There is the most amazing range of villas for the size of the island, and it is proving to be a much
preferred choice of accommodation for travelers to Bali.
We can organise a villa for you that matches the lifestyle that you want on your holiday, whether it be overlooking rice
fields, beach-front, cliff top, riverside, mountainside or close to the trendy shops and restaurants of Sem-inyak.
Most villas have a collection of experienced staff to suffice your every need, like your own private chef to cook up some
tantalizing meals, or a your own personal driver to take you wherever your want to go, not to men-tion you won’t have to
lift a finger to clean or worry about security, it’s all taken care of. And if you don’t want to go out for a mas-sage,
masseuses can even be arranged to come to you at your villa.
In a villa you can have your own private pool, lounge rooms, dining rooms, outdoor areas, kitchens – so different to being
confined to a
small hotel room….
So if you are after your own private oasis, we can organise a villa to match your needs. Whether it be a 2 bedroom budget
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      Surf breaks
                  usually
                  larger than
                  Kuta
                  depending
                  on      swell
                  direction.

                  Bingin
                  Bingin        -
                  Bingin is a
                  perfect
                  machine of
                  a wave that
                  works best
                  around mid
                  tide. It is a
                  very
Bali              consistent
West              wave and
                  throws out
Coast             many
(Dry              perfect
                  barrels.     If
season -          you want to
May to            practice
                  barrel riding
Septemb           lefts - Bingin
er)               could be the
                  perfect
Balian            loca-tion. At
                  low tide it
Balian     -
                  can be very
Further           shallow and
north,            for expert
Balian is a       surfers only.
peaceful          At high tide
riv-ermout        the      wave
h left and        can break
right,            very      soft
breaking          and          is
over a rock       where the
and sand          Bali
bottom.           chil-dren
                  learn to surf.
Medewi            High      tide
Medewi        -   can         be
Further           perfect for
north again,      long
Medewi is a       boarders or
very     long     intermediat
                  e surfers.
left    point
break,
peeling
gently for
hundreds of
metres
along round
river stones.
Perfect for
longboards
and best at
mid       tide
from 4-8ft.
Swell     size
here         is
                 dangers of
                 coral reefs.

                 Impossibl
                 es
                 Impossibles
                 - A fast racy
                 wave that is
                 very
                 picturesque.
                 There are 3
                 separate
                 peaks      on
                 this    wide
                 reef which
                 breaks up
Bali offers      the crowds.
over 30 top      On        the
quality          right
breaks on        conditions
the west         with a good
and east         size swell
coasts of        and
the island,      offshore
which are        wind it is
just half an     possible for
hour apart       the
by car or        sections to
motorbike.       link up and
You’ll find      to get a
offshore         ride of a
winds            mile       or
virtually        more to the
every day        warungs at
all year.        Bingin.

                 Balangan
                 Balangan -
Canggu           his is the
                 next break
Canggu       -   on the Bukit
Just north       and        is
of Seminyak,     waking
Canggu has       distance
a variety of     from
waves       in   Dreamland.
the     area.    It is a reef
The     main     break but
break called     has         a
Canggu is a      beautiful
superb right     white sand
peak that        beach
breaks over      which      is
black lava       very quiet
rock with        and
two       fun    beautiful.
lefts nearby.    Bal-angan is
Good             a fun left
intermediat      hander that
e      break     is not so
be-tween         fast as the
the safety       other reef
of        the    breaks on
beach            the    Bukit
breaks and       and        is
suitable for        e surfers.
intermediat




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Surf breaks
Bali West Coast
Dry season - May to
September




Padang Padang
Padang Padang - This wave is
known as the Balinese Pipeline.
It is a very fast, long barrel-ling
wave that lives up to it’s
reputation as the most serious
wave in Bali. Similar to Hawaii’s
very own Pipeline, the Bali
Pipeline also breaks over a
shallow coral reef and is only
for expert surfers. Lesser
known is Padang Padang Right
which breaks in front of a
beautiful white sandy beach.
This is a very easy wave and is
suitable       for      beginners,
longboarders                   and
intermedi-ate surfers. This is a
perfect surf spot for learner
surfers to progress from riding
whitewater to unbroken waves.
The conditions at high tide are
very forgiving - a long slow
unbroken wave which can
reform from whitewater to
swell. It is also a beautiful
location for sunbathing and
watching the sunset
Uluwatu
Uluwatu - The indicator break
for the west side of the bukit
and is very consistent. The
wide reef offers many different
peaks which all turn on at
different tide stages. The Peak
is imme-diately in front of you
as you paddle out of the cave
and is a consistent wave that
works at all tide stages.
Outside Corner only breaks at
low tide on the biggest swells
and is a classic wave.
Racetrack is a fast racy wave
that works best at low tide.
Temples is a bit of a paddle
from the main peak so tends
to be less busy. The bombie
will break on the biggest
swells and is rideable at up to
20ft or even bigger!


Dreamland
Dreamland - Dreamland is a
beautiful white sand beach a
short walk from Impossibles
& Bingin. There are many
different breaks that work at
different stages of the tide
and is suit-able for novice
surfers as it breaks over sand.
The best wave is an A frame
peak that works best at low
tide on a big swell. There is
also a punchy shorebreak
wave where you will see
Balinese and visiting surfers
exhibiting their skills at the
water’s edge. Dreamland is a
perfect location to spend the
day surfing, sunbathing and
hanging out in the local
warungs.




  Bali
  South Coast (All seasons)
  Nyang Nyang
  Nyang Nyang - Always has swell, but usually too big to surf safely. Normally only visited when everywhere else
  goes flat but it is dif-ficult to access. A right reefbreak with a left on the opposite side of a very treacherous
  channel with some weird currents.

  Green Balls
  Green Balls - This wave is usually too big to surf - a thick right hander, but often too big and very dangerous.
  The waves here are very powerful, facing directly into the open ocean. Arrive early before any wind and be
  careful of the currents!




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Surf breaks
Bali East coast
Wet Season - December to March
                                                              Nusa Dua
                                                              Nusa Dua - This break is considered Bali’s most
                                                              consistent right reef break, rarely under 4 feet, so
Sanur Reef                                                    your best option most days. It has 3 separate peaks
                                                              and can get very crowded at times. The break is 1 km
Sanur Reef - This is one of the world’s best right hand       offshore so you will need a boat to get out there. This
reef breaks when over 8 ft, but unfor-tunately it is fickle   is a serious wave with strong currents and shifting
and only breaks about 20 days a year. Yet again it can be     peaks that will get you eventually.
very crowd-ed under 6 ft and under 4ft gets very
shallow.




                                                              Shipwrecks
                                                              Shipwrecks - The most famous and most surfed of all the
                                                              waves on Nusa Lembongan, this right produces a good
                                                              wall for manoeu-vres and, depending on the tide, good
                                                              tubes. Best at medium tide with a 4 to 6 foot swell, but
                                                              can hold bigger swell on a good day.

Nusa Lembongan                                                Lacerations
Dry Season - May to September                                 Lacerations - A powerful and very hollow right hander
                                                              that can produce some of the best barrels around if the
                                                              swell direction is right. Best at medium tide with swell of
                                                              3 to 8 ft. Breaks on very sharp live coral reef, hence the
Nusa Lembongan is the quintessential Ba-linese surf           name!!
destination that you’ve dreamed about, away from
the 24 hours of in ya face partying and sleepless
nights of Kuta. Lem-bongan is a laid back destination         Playgrounds
where time - and busy roads - don’t exist. It also            Playgrounds - A right and a left with a soft coral
happens to have some great surf spots. With surf              bottom that are very easy and fun to surf, making it
breaks known as Lacerations and Razors you should             the favourite of inexperienced surfers and
know what to expect, though there are a couple of             longboarders. Best with medium swell (3 to 6 ft) and
mellower reefs such as Playgrounds and Cheningan, a           medium or high tide.
great long-board wave.




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Seasonality
                  The      wet
                  summer
                  season      is
                  offshore on
                  Nusa Dua-
                  Sanur east
                  side of the
                  island, with
                  north-west
                  winds
                  usually from
                  early
                  December
                  to       late
                  March. This
                  is the least
                  crowded
                  season




The        dry
winter
season       is
offshore on
the famous
Kuta          -
Uluwatu
west side of
the island,
with
south-east
winds from
around late
May         to
Sep-tember,
this is the
best season
for quality
surf      and
guaranteed
sunshine, so
the      best
time to plan
your trip.
               and
               February,
               there    can
               still     be
               weeks     of
               sunny
               weather
               with perfect
               surf.

               Between
               seasons can
               be        less
               predictable,
               but     there
               are usually
               offshore
               waves
               somewhere
               on         the
               island. The
               largest
               swells
               reliably
               arrive
               mid-winter
               form roaring
               forties
               weather
               fronts in the
               southern
               Indian
               ocean,
               although
               tropi-cal
               cyclones
               during
for surfers.   summer can
Although       send up a
rain
               few days of
averages 2     solid swell.
inches a day
in January




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      6. Papua New Guinea & Solomon
      Islands
                              The new Frontier of surf travel is Melanesia



Overview :
Located near the equator, Papua New Guin-ea
(PNG) is the second largest island in the world.
Only 5.5 million people call PNG their home,
but this consists of 850 different tribes and
more than 800 languages that are spo-ken.
Parts of Papua New Guinea can be dan-gerous,
but it is not nearly as bad as common-ly
perceived and these areas are away from the
main tourist areas. By using a little com-mon
sense you’ll more likely be smothered in
smiles than encounter any problems. One
government official has stating saying there is
                                                    dle east from west. The eastern half, called
still tribal flighting in the Highlands, but they
                                                    Papua New Guinea, has been independent for
stop flighting and pose for you when they see
                                                    a dozen years, while the western half is the
you have a camera!
                                                    Indonesian province of Irian Jaya. There is a
The geography is as diverse as it is unique. The
                                                    spine of mountains that run the length of the
country is an island, nearly the size of a
                                                    island forming the populous highlands re-
continent, which is divided down the mid-




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  gion with the highest point being Mt Wilhelm
  (4,500m). Rainforests are dense and located around
  the lowlands and coastal areas which have made it
  difficult to create a transporta-tion infrastructure, so
  in some areas the only way to get from one point to
  another is by air. Coastal plains, flooded delta regions,
  and mangrove swaps are found next to sandy
  beaches making it one of the most unique
  environments on earth.
  PNG is not only renowned for its surf, but also the
  spectacular diving, offering those looking for more than
  just surf a playground of WWII wreck dives and an
  amazing array of sea life. The Surf Association Papua
  New Guinea (SAPNG) has successfully controlled the
  tour-ism and environmental impact of surfing in the
  region. The Surf Association Abel Reserve spiral able tourism model that can be applied to
  management scheme has uniquely created an approach other niche tourism sectors around the
  to surfing as a sustain-                                  globe. This means the number of surfers
                                                            to the area are restricted which is great
                                                            for keeping the crowd factor low.




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Surf breaks                                                PNG is a relatively new destination for surf en-thusiasts.
                                                           The areas of New Ireland and New
                                                           Hanover are the main regions currently being
                                                           commercially surfed.


                              known as
                              KARANAS)
                              NUSA      LEFTS      (also
                              known as KARANAS) -
 Kavieng                      Situ-ated across the
                              harbour from Pikinini,
 in New                       Nusa Left is a fast
                              breaking, very reliable
 Ireland                      barreling     left-hander
                              that jacks up out of
 Province                     deep water, with a very
 Kavieng in New Ireland       shallow end section. It
 Province has numer-ous       works best on mid to
 reef breaks which have       low-tide with a westerly
 several good op-tions        swell direc-tion and an
 for surfers who are          easterly wind. Keep an
 after a bit of variety.      eye on the outside
 The waves you find           bomby, as this can also
 below are the well           be ridden on the right
 estab-lished          ones   conditions.
 which are known in
 international surfing
 communities.


 PIKININI
 PIKININI - Extremely fast,
 heavy barreling, very
 shallow right-hand coral
 reef break. Given the
 right conditions and swell
 direction, waves can peel
 for up to 200m. Works
 best on a low to mid-tide,
 with     a     west     to
 north-west           swell
 di-rection. A mini Kirra.
 Reef boots are a must.

 Canggu
 EDMAGO ISLAND -
 Edmago is a smaller
 island situated South
 West of Nago, in
 between Nago and Ral.
 It has a very good
 quality     left-hander,
 given the right swell
 and wind direc-tion
 and is best at mid-tide.
 The right-hander is
 also best at mid-tide
 and can pick up more
 swell than the left.

 NUSA LEFTS (also
                              much swell, but can still
                              be fun on a light onshore.
                              This is one of the most
                              surfed breaks in the area.
                              The right-hander on the
LONG LONGS                    other side of the island
LONG LONGS - A                has a very fast, long wall.
right-hander, good on         It likes a mid to low tide,
a big swell, works best       is a little incon-sistent,
on a mid-tide with a          but a great ride when it’s
north wind. Long Long         on. Keep an eye on this
is a more forgiving           break when the swell
wave than most of the         comes up.
other reef breaks. The
wa-ter is deeper and          RAL ISLAND
long rides, with a nice       RAL ISLAND - A small,
wall, ending with a           uninhabited           island
hollow bowl section           situated further out to sea.
can be had. Good for          A great place to go if there
long boards and mid           is no swell anywhere else,
size fish fun boards          Ral attracts more swell
and twin fins.                than the other breaks in
                              the region. Best surfed on
NAGO ISLAND                   small, clean swells, the
NAGO ISLAND - This            right-hander can at times
picturesque little island     be peaky like a beach
has both a left and           break, and some-times
right-hander.          The    can line up like a point
left-hander is a bit of a     break. The left is not as
wave magnet and very          consistent as the right, but
consistent.     A     great   worth check-ing. Both
hotdog, fun wave that         waves pack a bit of punch
has a nice tubing inside      once the wave height gets
wall section. Likes low to    bigger. Ral can also handle
mid-tide as it can be a bit   more surfers than most of
fat and break too close to    the other breaks.
the inside ledge on high
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Surf breaks
Kavieng
in New Ireland Province




There are uncountable more breaks on offer in PNG, you
can discover these by getting out of the Kavieng area by
land or by sea. The other areas have similar surf
management systems to Kavieng, so restrictions on
surfer numbers are still imposed. Boat charters can
often get you to the Islands of St Matthias, the east
coast group of islands of New Ireland, and to the
Admiralty Islands to the far North West of Kavieng.




GABE’S LEFT
GABE’                         SP’S
                              SP’
GABE’S LEFT - A quality       SP’S - A right hander
rip able left hander,         anything from 3ft plus
ei-ther log ride on the       this is definitely a more
nose or line up for           challenging wave. No
about 5 turns on a            bottom turns required
standard      ride.   A       take off in the barrel
mellow option to SPs          and get spat out into
which is nearby.              the channel. No more
                              said.

LOOKOUTS                      BONSAI
LOOKOUTS - A left for         BONSAI - A fast hollow
the more adventurous          right-hander, that has
surfer- a not to              a     friendly  weedy
challenging take-but          bottom. Good for all
then      time    the         abilities sit deeper
horse-shoe that bends         around the point and
around the knuckle in         challenge the fast
the reef, pull in and         section or sit a bit
aim for the ten-der in        wider and pick off the
the channel.                  easier ones.

                              FEEDING GROUND
RAINBOWS                      FEEDING GROUND - A
RAINBOWS - A classic          swell magnet looks
long walled left hander       smaller from the boat
that has the best of          until you are in the
both worlds with a big        line-up and a huge set
long face to tear apart       comes through. A deep
but a quick stall and         water left hander, a 50
your locked into a            m ride that has a lot of
smoking pit. This wave        double up and link up
needs a little bit more       sections to produce a
bite in the swell that        gnarly barrel section or
many of the other             a carve able face.
breaks but is a quality       If you end up on the
left that will impress the    reef there will be
most travelled surfer .       plenty of kids on hand
                              to offer a refreshing
                              coollah            (young
                              drinking coconut).




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Surf breaks
Vanimo

                  the     same
                  time, giving
                  you a plenty
                  of     choice
                  when      the
                  surf is on.
                  The waves
                  break from
                  2-10ft     all
                  season
                  (November -
                  April)
                  The
                  right-hander
                  just outside
                  the Vanimo
                  Surf    Lodge
                  (Lido’s Right
                  or     Vanimo
                  Right)       is
                  super
                  consistent
                  and     offers
                  long,
                  walkable
                  rides,     but
                  they      also
                  have          a
                  vehicle that
                  they take to 6
The        surf   sur-rounding
breaks are        surf breaks
easy         to   which      are
access      by    about 5-10
foot or a         min-utes
short paddle      drive    away
if you stay in    east and west
Vanimo Surf       of the Surf
Lodge and         Lodge.
the range of
waves is for
all     levels;
easy Town
Beach,
Freight
Trains at the
right of Log
Point        or
Lido’s     Left
and      Lido’s
Right.     The
size       and
direction of
surf breaks
in the area
means that
they work at
                to the east
                by boat or
                drive.
                Further to
                the east is
                Town
                Beach and
                Narimo
                Island’s
                Right and
                Left.
                The Town
                Beach
                break       is
                ideally
                suited     to
                an-yone
                who fancies
                an       easy
                small sand
                bottom
                wave and
                learning
                here is a
                great
                alternative
                for       the
                family.
                Besides
                quality
                waves, the
Quarters        area offers
                you
Waromo is       tropical
a drive or      remote
boat    ride    wilderness,
3km to the      thousands
west and a      of coconut
further         palms,
kilometre       occasional
there      is   village huts
Yako, while     and
Log Point is    pristine
three           jungle.
kilometres




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Seasonality
                 heavy     but
                 vary,      for
                 example Port
                 Moresby the
                 annual
                 rainfall     is
                 1000mm and
                 falls for a
                 short period
                 and then is
                 dry       and
                 dusty for the
                 majority of
                 the time.

                 Once your
                 out on the
                 islands,
                 there is a
                 steady
                 climate with
                 the      dry
                 season from
                 December




The seasons
in PNG are
not as black
and white as
other
countries in
the      Asia
region.
Majority of
the year it is
hot      and
humid, the
rain season
changes
depending
on province,
however in
general the
dry season
runs from
May        to
De-cember.
The      wet
season’s
rains     are
              s (21’C
              –        28’C
              during the
              days) and
              infrequent,
              light rainfall.
              The      heat
              and
              humidity
              rise during
              the       wet
              season from
              May        to
              December
              and
              cy-clones
              may        be
              experienced
              between
              Janu-ary
              and April.

              Surf season
              in PNG are
              from
              November to
              April.
              The
              operators do
              not run their
              operations
              for surfers
              out of these
              season     to
              ensure you
              have      the
              best chance
to late May
              of great surf
having
              when you do
milder
temperature   go.




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Overview :
France
Renowned as one of the best coastlines in the
world for surf, France offers so much with
cul-ture, history and plenty of action in the bars
or on the beach. There are waves all year
around but it is the winter that brings the
big-gest and most consistent waves to this area.     fers a spectacular variety of scenery, from the
The main (and warmer!) surf season is                mountain ranges of the Alps and Pyrenees to the
be-tween May - October.                              beautiful beaches in the south of France.
France is the largest country in Europe, and         It boasts the best waves in Europe and some of
one of the world’s favourite tourist                 the heaviest beach breaks in the world, so it’s
destina-tions, offering something for every          no surprise that it’s one of the pro surfers
taste and budget. It’s a very diverse country        favourite destinations on the tour. However
with a rich culture, great food and even better      don’t be disheartened if you are learning or an
wines.                                               intermediate, there are plenty of options for all
It’s located in Western Europe and has a             levels.
coastline of nearly 3500 km. The country of-




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Spain
30 - 40 minutes down the road from Biarritz,
France is the Spanish Basque Country. San Se-bastian is a beautiful little old town where you can find
fun waves and delicious tapas. An-other hour along the northern coast of Spain takes you to the
fishing village of Mundaka, which is a river mouth with one of the best and most famous lefts in
Europe.




There are waves all year around but it is the winter that brings the biggest and most con-sistent
waves to this area. The main (and warmer!) surf season is between May - Octo-ber.
Surfing in Spain was first introduced sometime around 1960 when a couple of intrepid surf-ers from
France went on safari looking for new waves in the Basque Region. Today, Spain holds the Billabong Pro
Mundaka which is a major stop on the ASP World Tour circuit. Spain has now become one of the prime
surf desti-
nations in Europe for its warmer temperatures, and vast array of beach breaks, rivermouths, and
reef breaks.
Spain has now become one of the prime surf destinations in Europe for its warmer temper-atures,
and vast array of beach breaks, river mouths, and reef breaks.
There are great waves for all levels here in-cluding some great learn to surf waves such as Loredo.
Spain entices travellers from all over the world for their friendly locals, beau-tiful beaches, party
atmosphere and wild festivals. If you go in summer (June, July, Au-gust), don’t miss the Running of
the Bulls in Pamplona near San Sebastian in early July or La Tomatina, the tomato street fight in
Bunol near Valencia at the end of August. San Se-bastian is also famous for its tapas bars and is well
worth a visit to make surfing Spain complete.


Portugal
Portugal, in Southern Europe, shares the Ibe-rian peninsula at the western tip of Europe with Spain. It
picks up north, west and south swells, resulting in very regular surf. Very mild climate with plenty of
consistent surf and va-riety of breaks, shape Portugal’s reputation to be the place to quench thirst for
European. It is an excellent place to learn to surf with lots of places offering mild points and surf lessons.
Visits by big-wave specialists like Ross Clarke-Jones and Manoa Drollet, suggest the level of difficulty one
can find in some other areas, particularly in the winter time of big swells.
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Surf breaks
France
                                                                     Graviere / Le Nord
The best waves are in the southwest; not only beach
breaks, but also reef and point breaks further down the              The most famous waves in Hossegor are found out the
coast in the Basque Coun-try. The south west of France has           front of the central Hossegor beach, opposite The Rock
the famous Hossegor barrels, where a deep trench crosses             Food bar. The Graviere is a really heavy, barrel with a thick
the continental shelf delivering big swells from the Atlantic        lip just to the north of the Rock Food; it’s basically a serious
Ocean. When the swell is too big, you can travel further             shorebreak onto the beach. When the swell is over 6 foot,
down the coast into the French Basque Country where you              a wave called Le Nord breaks into deeper water straight
can ride reef and point breaks that hold big swells as well          out the front of the Rock Food. There is a channel to get
as provide shelter from the wind.                                    you out the back, the waves are big and heavy and the
Hossegor gets crowded in August but you can always find              hold-downs are sobering….these waves are for the
less-crowded waves if you are pre-pared to go searching              intermediate to advanced surfer.
just 10 minutes or so fur-ther up the coast. The rest of the
time you can find good waves with few crowds especially if
you are willing to get out there early! It’s bright well before
6am in summer so you can get un-crowded waves if you
are an early riser!



Biarritz / Anglet
30 minutes further south is The Basque Coun-try.
Biarritz is a pretty little coastal town in the Basque
Country with some lovely beaches surrounded by rocks
and cliffs. Slabs of reef dot the coast and there are also
coves, headlands and a series of jetties in Anglet, which
are protected from the wind.




   Guethary / Lafitenia                                              Culsnus / Estagnots
   Famous waves like Guethary and Lafitenia at-tract the             Just north of the Graviere is a nudist beach called les
   crowds from far and wide, especially when the northern            Culsnus (literally translated as bare bum beach) – in
   beaches in Hossegor are too big to surf. Depending on the         summer you will walk through the naturalists on the
   swell direc-tion, it’s usually a few feet smaller in the Basque   beach to get to some really good A-frame barrels.
   country so this area caters for all levels of surfing.            Further north again, you get to a popular beach called
                                                                     Les Estagnots – there’s a great bar / restau-rant in the
   Le Sud / La Piste                                                 car park here owned by an Aussie called Woody.
   If the waves are too big then go to the next break                Another 15 minutes walk up this beach takes you to Les
   down, which is called Le Sud – it’s lo-cated on the               Bourdaines. This is where the best sandbanks often form
   Hossegor side of the port. If the waves are huge, the             and where the ASP surfing contests are sometimes held.
   only place to surf is in between the groynes at                   The Cream Café is a good bar / res-taurant situated in
   Capbreton, which is more suitable for beginners as it             the car park right next to The Perfect Wave European
   is sheltered from the big swells. Further south again is          Headquarters.
   a wave called La Piste, which is another heavy,
   barrelling beach break.
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Surf breaks
France
There are also waves further up the coast on the
Atlantic side through Biscarosse and the
Gironde. The breakbreaks of Hortin and La-canau are
lovely little towns with less heavy waves than in
Hossegor. Brittany towards the north of France is a
beautiful area where the coastline is similar to the UK
and the weather and waves are quite similar too.




Bidart                                                      La cote des Basques
Bidart is another safe and fun wave, per-fect for           La cote des Basques is where the annual Roxy
learners, rights and lefts break onto a sandy / rock        ASP event is held; it’s a beautiful bay with peaks all along
bottom.
                                                            it. You can have a nice surf and then watch the waves
                                                            while having lunch in the restaurant overlooking the
Lafitenia                                                   whole bay.
Lafitenia is an exposed reef and a right-hand point
break. It’s fairly consistent so beware of crowds and       La Grande Plage
watch out for the rocks.                                    La Grande Plage is a beach that picks up a lot of swell in
                                                            Biarritz itself. The waves get busy in summer with locals
Hendaye                                                     as well as tourists. Al-though waves here can be hollow,
Further south again is Hendaye is the ideal spot for        they are usually less heavy than the barrels of Hossegor.
beginners, it’s a big beach on the border of Spain
where the waves are way less heavy than up north.
                                                            Guethary
                                                            Guethary is a 20-minute paddle out the back.
Les Cavaliers                                               It breaks in deep water onto a reef and is for
Just across the Adour River in Anglet, Les                  experienced surfers only. It doesn’t get good until the
Cavaliers is a stretch of coast that is interrupt-ed by a   waves hit 5 or 6 foot and it holds up to a solid 15 ft.
series of jetties on the southern side of the beach         and bigger. It’s a powerful wave with a big ledgey
offering protection from the wind.                          take-off and a nice drop leading back to the channel.
This area tends to close out when the swell gets            Going left when it’s big will leave you in the impact
bigger than a solid 6 – 8 foot.                             zone and watch out for the currents. Be very
                                                            respectful of this powerful wave and the lo-cals will
                                                            command respect too.




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Surf breaks
Spain
From Playa Gros in San Sebastian to Zarautz, Tapia,
and then Santander, Loredo, Liencres, and heaps of
other secret spots all along the northern coast of
Spain as far as Pantin
– Spain / The Basque Country has lots of hid-den
treasures.


                                                                Mundaka
Zarautz
                                                                Mundaka is a fast, barrelling left-hander, the lo-cals are
Zarautz is just along the north coast of Spain not              heavy and the wave is even heavier when big. When it’s
far from San Sebastian, it’s a big sandy bay with               on, it’s considered the best left in Europe. The fishing
lefts and rights, perfect for all levels and works well         village of Mundaka is very picturesque but very small so
on a south wind. A fun place to be in the                       you are advised to book a hotel before you get there.
summertime when there are plenty of fiestas in the
local bars




Bakio                                                           Santander / Loredo
Bakio is situated not far from Mundaka; it’s a left and
a right beachbreak suitable for all levels of surfing. It       Loredo
holds up to solid 8 foot.                                       Loredo is located in the state of Cantabria. A wide
                                                                variety of beaches produce huge stretch-es of easily
San Sebastian                                                   accessible waves for beginner to advanced surfers.
San Sebastian boasts one of the best in-city beaches in         There are point-breaks and reef breaks for the experts
Europe. The surf gets crowded but there are some fun            and the surf is pretty consistent all year around although
waves, usually managea-ble even if the swell in the Bay         the waves are at their best during autumn and spring.
of Biscay is huge.



Southern Portugal                                               Carrapateira / Bordeira(West)
                                                                Carrapateira / Bordeira(West): Adjacent to Praia do
Praia do Amado(West)
         Amado(West)
                                                                Amado. Splendid surf spot with sandy beach accessed
Praia do Amado(West): Most famous surf spot. Large sandy        through a lagoon surrounded by dunes. Perfect for
beach with dunes ideal for begin-ners - this is were many       beginners, but watch out for the undercurrent. Great
surf schools do their teach-ing. Only holds up to two meters.   left handers if the banks are on!
Respect locals!

Sagres (West / South)
               South)                                           Arrifana(West)
Sagres (West / South): Europe’s southwestern most point, this
                                                                Arrifana(West): North of Carrapateira, a scenic surf
                                                                spot and beach showcased by a high cliff topped by a
peninsula is surrounded by the Atlantic to the south and the
                                                                picturesque white-washed village. Beach break,
west, providing numerous surf spots and surfing options
                                                                usually half the size of other west coast beaches -
according to swell conditions.
                                                                good when others are too big. To the right of the
                                                                beach, you have a good reef break, good right, but it
Meia Praia (Lagos)                                              only breaks with at least 1.5 me-ter swell. Watch out
Meia Praia (Lagos): Portimao and Faro (South Coast): On         for the “hamburger” or “Kangaroo” rock. Only for
the Algarve’s southern coast. Surf spots with good              Kamikazes!
breaks offering a good alterna-tive to the western coast
when the swell is too big there, or when the SE wind
(Levante) blows.
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  Seasonality
                October to
                May      and
                then     the
                water
                temperatur
                e heats up
                and you can
                usu-ally
                wear       a
                shortie or
                board shorts
                from
                mid-July
                until
                September.

                The
                southwest of
                France     is
                close to the
                moun-tains,
                which brings
                changeable
                weather




France
The waves
are bigger
and      the
swells more
consistent
during the
winter
months
between
September
and     May.
You      will
need a 4’3
wet-suit
until from
               and sunny
               (30 - 35°C)
               during the
               summer
               months of
               July      and
               Au-gust. The
               bigger
               swells start
               to      come
               through
               around
               September
               time when
               the
               Quiksilver
               Pro comes
               to     town.
               November
               to February
               is normally
               colder and
               rainy     but
               there’s
               snow in the
               Pyrenees
               from
               December
               until
               springtime
               so this is
               one of the
               few places
               in the world
               where it’s
               nice       to
               snowboard
               and surf in
               the     same
however it’s   day.
usually hot




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Seasonality
Spain
Spain’s
climate
varies from
temperate in
the north to
dry and hot
in the south.
The      best
months for
weather are
from April to
October. As
with the rest
of Europe,       northern
the      surf    Europe send
season      in   the
Spain is best    consistent
from             ground
Autumn           swells south
through to       to     pound
Spring. The      the Spanish
big       low    coastline in
pressure         winter, but
systems          Autumn is
tracking         generally
across           considered
                 the      best
                 season for
                 getting swell
                 with
                 warmer
                 wa-ter
                 temperatur
                 es.
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Seasonality
               swell size is
               around the
               6-7ft but can
               get to 10-12
               ft or more,
               making it a
               spot       for
               those
               looking for
               challenging
               surf. There is
               surf
               throughout
               the summer
               months and
               you       can
               expect
               waves in the
               3-5ft range.
               From May till
               October,
               when      the
               swell is small
               and waves
               gentle      so
               you would
               usually surf
               west coast
               beach breaks.
               In     winter
               from
               Octo-ber till
               May, when
               the     swells
               are bigger,
               surfaris
               involve more
Portugal       driving and
               much more
During         adven-ture,
winter         and         an
season   the   entire new
dimension
opens up in




              the     South
              Coast        -
              including
              secret spots.
              In        this
              season,
              surfaris for
              beginners,
              intermediate
              and
              experienced
              surfers are
              much more
              exciting and
              you will be
              able        to
              explore
              many
              different
              beaches
              along     the
              entire
Southern         head-high
Coast from       waves. e.g.
Sagres     to    Mareta,
Lagos. While     Barranco,
the      west    Zavial,
coast can be     Ingrina,
maxing out,      Cabanas
there       is   Velhas,
beautiful        Rocha Negra,
beaches on       Burgao,
the     south    Meia Praia,
coast            Furnas,
breaking         Portimao
perfect          etc.
glassy




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point breaks. South Africa is
blessed with con-sistent,
quality surf; an extremely long
peak surfing season; and as
with Australia, you can find
waves here year round.

Along the coast two oceans
meet. The Indian Ocean is to
the east of the Cape of Good
Hope; and the cold waters of
the Atlantic is to the west. The
Antarctic       supplies     the
coastlines with plenty of lows
and with two main currents
swooping up and down the
coastline, the warm south
Mozambique-Agulhas current
and the cold Benguela current
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Surf breaks
               the
               pitfalls
               that can
               happen to
               the trepid
               traveller.
South          The
Africa has     most
very           popular
consistent     and
surf,          safest
world          place
class surf     you can
waves,         visit    is
pretty         the spot
uncrowde       on the
d,             WCT,
some-time      Jeffrey’s
s sharky...,   Bay.
but well
               Con-side
worth the
               red one
visit. The
               the best
people
               left hand
and
               point
beaches
               breaks
are among
               on the
the nicest
               planet,
you can
               Super
find in the
world.
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Make sure
               the most
to visit all
               pop-ular.
of      the    But
traditional    there are
spots          plenty of
(Cape          options
Town,          in     the
Garden         area and
Route,         here are
J-Bay,         some of
Durban         the most
(no sharks     popular
in Durbs))     breaks
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miss some
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less-frequ
ented
areas such
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Transkei/
Wild Coast.       Surf
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to                Bay you
navigate          will find
St.
Francis
Bay. This
little surf
town is
only a
short
drive
away
and
definitely
worth
the visit!

Anne’s
Anne’
Avenue
Anne’s
Avenue -
This
beach
break has
a hol-low,
fast and
ledgy
wave and
is    very
con-siste
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surf these
waters,
you
better
have
some
surfing        Huletts
experienc      Huletts -
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               situated
Seal           between
Point          Bruce’s
               Beauties
Seal Point
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- A bit
               Avenue. It
further,
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you’ll find
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a spot for
               te        for
all surfers,
               surfers of
called
               all levels. If
Seals
               you master
Point.
               Hu-letts,
The
               you could
waves
               give
are less
               Bruce’s a
hollow as
               try.
Bruce’s
but on a
good day,      Bruce’s
               Bruce’
they can       Beauties
offer     a    Bruce’s
long ride.     Beauties - A
               century ago,
               a guy called
               Bruce went
               to search
               the perfect
wave…Here         wave. This
is where he       is   where
found     it.     you can see
Bruce’s           the masters
Beauties          at    work.
has      the      Only
A-class           down-side:
wave, just        It is very
as     Super      inconsisten
Tubes.     It     t       and
has a very        breaks only
fast,             a few days
powerful          a year.
and hollow




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Surf breaks
Surf Spots @
Jeffreys Bay
Jeffrey’s Bay is world-renowned
for its many dif-ferent surf
breaks, each possessing its own
magic.




Magna Tubes
Magna Tubes - Here you’ll find
fast powerful and classic waves,
as good as anywhere else.

Tubes
Tubes - This is a short, perfect
hollow wave. Once you master
Tubes, you can surf Super Tubes.

Salad bowls
Salad bowls -These waves a
short en hollow. The water
is quite shallow so this
place is re-served for
experienced surfers.
Albatross(near Kabeljous
Caravan Park)
Albatross(near    Kabeljous
Caravan Park) - A wave in
the same class as Point and
mostly un-crowded.
Super Tubes
Super Tubes - The waves here
can get large (up to about 10 -
12 feet). This is the ultimate
test of your surfing ability. It is
very fast, power-ful, and very
long and as the name suggests,
getting tubed is the name of
the game. It’s suited only to
people experienced in surfing.
Super Tubes - the best!




Kitchen Windows (near
Main Beach)
Kitchen Windows(near Main
Beach) - This surf break is an
excellent place to learn how to
ride waves. It is a peak that
breaks left and right.

Point
Point - The Point is 100%
enjoyable with cut-back
sections and everything else
you could possibly want
from a wave. The waves
here tend to be a little
smaller than those at
Bone-yards and Supers. The
difference is, that you will
have a much longer ride
here than at the other two.

Boneyards
Boneyards - Boneyards is right
next to Supers. You will be able
to recognize it with ease, as it is
the spot where the waves are
breaking al-most perfectly, but
there are only one or two guys
sitting out there. Don’t be
fooled, this is a locals only
break and they take it as a
serious offence if you as an
outsider decide to surf there.
Yeah, it may have the better
wave, but that is the bonus of
being a local at Jef-frey’s Bay
for quite some period of time.




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  Seasonality
                 the Atlan-




South Africa
has diverse
climatic
regions,
from tropical
to        arid
deserts. The
east coast is
in           a
subtropical
climate area
and wraps
around the
Western
Cape up the
Garden
Route
to-wards
Port
Elizabeth.
This area is
usually hot
and sunny
during the
summer
months and
mild and wet
during
winter. Most
of time the
sea-sons are
the       well
defined
southern
hemisphere
seasons of
summer
(December -
February),
autumn
(March       -
May), winter
(June        -
August) and
spring
(September -
November).
These      are
influenced
by the cold
fronts that
sweep       up
the      coast
across     the
Cape from
                  Roaring
                  Forties
                  provide the
                  best swells
                  from March
                  to
                  Septem-ber.
                  Waves
                  usually
                  range 6-15ft,
                  but you will
                  come across
                  much bigger
                  waves       in
                  certain
                  spots.      In
                  summer the
                  swell tends
                  to be a bit
                  smaller with
                  pleasurable
                  surf
                  available at
                  the     many
                  beach
                  breaks. In
                  the Durban
                  area,     you
                  can      find
                  great waves
                  through
                  December
                  un-til
                  February as
                  well, from
                  the
                  hurricane
 tic   Ocean      swells which
 through to       can      turn
 the Indian       some
 Ocean highs.     average
 Surfing   is     waves into
 best done        monsters.
 when    the




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                                   INSET
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With more          years; and
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starts with        America      -
the                Guatemala,
Caribbean’s        Belize,     El
white sand         Salvador,
beaches and        Honduras,
underwater         Nicaragua,
worlds        of   Cos-ta Rica,
coral reefs,       Panama and
to lit-tle local   Mexico are a
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There        are   play
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                   fantastic
                   set-ups
                   span-ning
                   both      the
                   Pacific and
                   Caribbean.
                   The Pacific
                   coast       is
                   popular for
                   its    classic
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                   breaks, long
                   points, and
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                   which
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host to a
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Mexico
‘South of the Border’ to the
United States and stretching
down to Belize and Guatemala
is Mexico. Apart from being the
largest     Spanish     speaking
country in the world it also has
over 6000 miles of coastline to
be explored. Mex-ico has so
many sights & contrasts, such
as northern Mexico with
extreme weather, de-sert, and
mountain ranges; through to
central Mexico with Mayan
ruins, historical towns, and
picturesque villages full of
colour and culture. To enjoy
some of the most popular
white sand beaches in the
world then you should stop by
the Yucatan Peninsular which is
surrounded by the Caribbean
Sea and is popular with di-vers
as it has the second largest
coral barrier reef at its shores.
The Pacific Coast is dotted with
some of the best beaches and
you’ll find awesome surf spots
all up the coast from the south
near the Guatemala right up to
Baha California – the little strip
of land that leads up to the US
border.




Costa Rica
Costa Rica is generally a safer
destination than some of its
other      Central     American
neighbours. Costa Rica is also
a brilliant surf-ing location as
it has two coastlines, the
Car-ibbean and the North
Pacific, which both produce
consistent head-high surf all
year




round. The Caribbean side has
a short surfing season but
produces large swells from
tropi-cal storms off Mexico.
The Pacific coast has smaller
but generally more consistent
surf generated by low
pressure systems located off
New Zealand.
Tamarindo is one of the best
surf destinations in Costa Rica
as there are a wide variety of
surf breaks within a short
distance.                   Playa
Avel-lanes/Negra is best for
those looking to travel to a
remote       location.    Nosara
receives consist-ent swells,
good wind conditions and is
partic-ularly       liked      by
longboarders. Mal Pais is ideal
for surfers looking for a quiet
holiday as there is not much
nightlife in this area, but good,
consistent waves and a
friendly atmosphere. Playa
Hermosa/Jaco is best for the
more ex-perienced surfer.


El Salvador
El Salvador is a natural footers
paradise due to the number of
right hand point breaks, some
of which are world-class rights
that break for several hundred
metres. Crowds here are
non-existent away from the
main towns and cities and there
is huge potential to discover
spots that have never been
surfed before.
The rainy season between
March to October is the main
swell season and the south
swells during this time can get
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Panama                                                Although slightly less exposed to the North Pacific
                                                      Swells than Costa Rica it gets the west and south
                                                      swells that are generated from the Roaring 40’s and
Panama is a natural bridge between North and South
                                                      hurricane swells.
America and the Panama Canal joins the worlds two
largest oceans. As well as great waves, Panama has
huge expanses of tropical rainforest, and is one of
the most bio-logically diverse areas in the world.    Puerto Rico
                                                           the main source of the waves in Puerto Rico, October
Puerto Rico is the Caribbean’s version of the North        to February being the main surfing season. The surf
Shore of Hawaii. It is blessed with good surfing           can be anything from 2ft to 20ft, and there are waves
conditions all year and can get pretty big and powerful.   to suit all abilities.
Northerly swells that are generated from the east coast
of America are
                                                           Nicaragua
                                                           In the south-central part of the country, Lake Nicaragua
                                                           covers a surface of more than 8000sq kms, creating a
                                                           huge, flat area where wind can blow almost year round.
                                                           As a result, the south Pacific side of Nicaragua receives
                                                           almost constant offshore winds, and unlike virtually all
                                                           other Pacific destinations the wind does not change
                                                           during the day. In Nicara-gua, not all the breaks are
                                                           accessible by vehi-cle nor are most beaches marked
                                                           with signs, therefore unless you are staying at one of
                                                           the surf lodges you will need water transportation or a
                                                           vehicle with a guide to get around.




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                                                        Central America. It doesn’t mat-ter whether you are just
                                                        starting out in a Cos-ta Rican surf school or for those a little
                                                        more advanced check out El Salvador, Panama and Puerto
                                                        Rico which has been dubbed the
                                                        Caribbean’s equivalent of Hawaii.




 Mexico
 Mexico boasts over          San Pancho,
 6000 miles of coastline.
                             Nayarit
 Waves are generated all
 year round by the deep      San Pancho, Nayarit -
 Southern Ocean low          Small    waves     here,
 pressure systems and        bet-ter in Sayulita (10
 more localised tropical     minutes by car). A good
 storms, with June to        place to stay is Costa
 October            being    Azul. They have daily
 hurricane season. A         minivan     trips     to
 great place for a surf      surrounding surf areas.
 trip is the southern tip
 of Baja California - the    Mazatlan, Sinaloa
 place is a swell magnet     Mazatlan, Sinaloa -
 and remains uncrowded.      Excellent     conditions
 There is a large variety    year     round     from
 of waves to suit            beginner to expert.
 everyone there - from       Check out Playa Bruja,
 begin-ner to the most       Playa     Olas    Altas,
 experienced       surfer.   Cerritos         Beach,
 Other fa-vourite spots      Cagadazo Beach, and
 to check out are Puerto     Playa Los Pinos.
 Escon-dido - one of the
 best beach breaks in the
 world - and the many
 other waves around the
 Oaxaca region in the
 south.
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Surf breaks
Mexico

                Todos
                Santos,
                Baja
                California
                Sur
                Todos
                Santos, Baja
                California
                Sur - Good
                surf spots
                between
                Los Cabos
                and Todos
                Santos.

                Sayulita,
                Nayarit
                Sayulita,
                Nayarit      -
                Good
                waves,       a
                large surf
                community,
                and
Pascuales,      frequent
Colima          surf
Pascuales,      contests,
Colima      -   catch the
Huge beach      north swell
break - very    December
powerful -      through
for             early April.
experienced
surfers only.   San Blas,
                Nayarit
Punta de        San     Blas,
Mita,           Nayarit - Las
Nayarit         Islitas was
                once
Punta      de
                fa-mous for
Mita, Nayarit   the longest
- Good waves    wave in the
off the beach   world - now
near the end    a good jetty
of the point    and shore
in Banderas     break      at
Bay.            Borrego
                Beach. Best
surf is in the
summer.
Surfers hang
out         at
Pompis
Ramada on
Borrego.




                 Huatulco,
                 Oaxaca
                 Huatulco,
                 Oaxaca - La
                 Bocana
                 beach,
                 Barra de la
                 Cruz, 20 km
                 east      is
                 great.
                 Summer
                 and
                 autumn are
                 the best.

                 Ensenada,
                 Baja
                 California
                 Ensenada,
                 Baja
                 California -
                 good surfing
                 in     San-to
                 Tomas north
                 of      town.
                 Camping
                 available.
                 Best time is
                 autumn and
                 winter - take
                 a wetsuit.

                 Los Cabos,
Baja             Escondido
California       Puerto
Sur              Escondido -
                 Crank     up
Los Cabos,
                 the Marley
Baja
                 and cruise
California
                 to       the
Sur - Surf
                 beach.
spots
                 Puerto      is
mainly
                 just right
outside the
                 for chillin’
resort, on
                 at a no-frills
the Pacific
                 tourist
near Todos
                 town that
Santos for
                 refused to
example
                 go ‘resort.
Puerto




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Surf breaks
Costa Rica
Probably the most famous
surf beacah in Costa Rica is
Playa Jaco. Costa Rica surfers
also head to Playa Dominical
and Playa Her-mosa nearby.
Farther north, Playa Grande
near Tamarindo is another
popular Costa
Rica surf spot.




Witches Rock
Witches Rock - 2 mile
stretch of beach with hollow
sand bottom beach breaks
creating long lefts and rights.
Take off can be steep, but
offshores generally keep the
wave open and easy to surf.

Ollies Point
Ollies Point - Right point at
the rivermouth with fast,
long, hollow and powerful
waves that roll on the beach
endlessly breaking over a
rocky bottom. For the
experienced surfer. Needs a
strong swell from the
southwest or northwest to
break.

Junquillal
Junquillal - A beach break and
a left reef break that work
better on higher tides. There
are many peaks with hollow,
fast rights and lefts. On a
large enough swell, check out
Pla-ya Blanca directly in front
of the Iguana Azul which can
offer double overhead lefts.




Roca Loca
Roca Loca - a right which
breaks in deep wa-ter over a
reef. It is one of the heaviest
spots on the coast offering
long, clean rights.
Playa Avellanes
Playa Avellanes - A series of
rights and lefts from a
rivermouth offering a series
of peaks in-cluding reefs and
beach breaks. The northern
end of the rivermouth
boasts an outside reef break,
“Little Hawaii,” which works
best on a west or northwest
swell and is ideal for
long-boarders.

Playa Tamarindo
Playa Tamarindo - There are a
variety of good surf spots in
Tamarindo        Bay.       The
Tama-rindo Rivermouth is a
solid right hand wave. Other
quality local waves in the area
are Pico Pequeno – mellow reef
break; Old Man’s – good
longboard wave; and Playa
Langosta
– fun outside reef and inside
beach break.




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Surf breaks
                                                  Playa Camaronal
Costa Rica                                        Playa Camaronal - Nice beach break, very consistent
                                                  and generally gets surf year round.

                                                  Playa Nosara
                                                  Playa Nosara - Great beach break with peaks and
                                                  shallow reef that barrels with a large south or
                                                  southwest swell.

                                                  Playa Marbella
                                                  Playa Marbella - Located between Junquil-lal and
                                                  Ostional, this is one of the area’s most consistent
                                                  breaks offering excellent condi-tions.

                                                  Playa Grande
                                                  Playa Grande - Exposed, powerful beach breaks
                                                  just north of Tamarindo with steep hol-low faces
                                                  that tube in some sections. Very playful waves,
                                                  good for high-performance surfing.

                                                  Playa Guiones
                                                  Playa Guiones - A beach break with a left point that
works better at high tides. This area offers some of
the most consistent year round surf ranging from
head high to double over-head.




                                                       Rivermouth
                                                       Rivermouth - Solid right beachbreak with hol-low
                                                       waves as they hit the inside reef.

                                                       Playa Jaco
                                                       Playa Jaco - Long beach with left and right breaks.
                                                       This area is smaller than Hermosa and a good
                                                       option for beginners.

                                                       Playa Santa Teresa
                                                       Playa Santa Teresa - Good lefts and rights at this
                                                       hollow beach break. Tends to pick up more swell
                                                       than nearby breaks and holds shape better at low
                                                       tide.

                                                       Playa Negra
                                                       Playa Negra - 12 kilometers south of Tamarin-do
                                                       offering a reef right break that is fast & hol-low at
                                                       low tide and picks up swell from many directions.
                                                       Good for all ability levels.


                                                       Playa Hermosa
                                                       Playa Hermosa - Long stretch of beach of-fering
                                                       some of the most consistent conditions on the
                                                       Pacific Coast. A variety of sandbars have formed
                                                       creating a pounding and tubu-lar beachbreak.




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Surf breaks
El Salvador
There are two separate surf areas on El Sal-vador’s
Pacific coast. The La Libertad is the most popular area
and offers numerous quality breaks. Punta Roca and
Suznal in La
Libertad are two of the best breaks in the country.
But Punta Roca has a somewhat of a bad reputation,
so talk to other travelers to stay out of trouble. The
beaches around La
Libertad have an awesome selection of right hand
breaks.
The second area, the ‘Wild East’, also has some
world-class breaks and is slowly grow-ing in
popularity as the quality of accommo-dations
improves. Some of the breaks in this area .



Zonte
                                                          Sunzal
Zonte - Consistent and fast right point break that
sometimes also has two lefts.                             Sunzal - Ranging in size from chest high to a few
                                                          feet overhead, this right break is very consistent.
Punta Mango
Punta Mango - Powerful, fast, and hollow, can also        Punta Roca
get quite big.                                            Punta Roca - This is the best wave in El Sal-vador. It is
                                                          a word-class right that is hollow and can run for about
Las Flores                                                400m. The inside sec-tion, called La Paz, is separated
                                                          from the big wave break and is ideal for beginners.
Las Flores - Flores is a quality right point break
featuring a hollow outside section and long rides.
                                                          Playa Conchalio
La Bocana                                                 Playa Conchalio - During the peak season the waves are
                                                          fast and hollow, but a great place to check out in the off
La Bocana - This is the best left break in El
                                                          season as it holds ride-able waves even when other
Sal-vador. It’s a long and powerful rivermouth
break.                                                    breaks are flat.




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                                                                western coast,
  Surf breaks                                                   Rincon’s surf breaks are not as exposed as Aguadilla
                                                                and it takes a bigger swell for Rincon to break, but
  Panama                                                        when it does, it can pro-duce some of the biggest,
                                                                best waves in the
  Panama is not currently a well travelled des-tination         Caribbean.
  for surfers, but for adventurous surf-ers there can be
  found superior surf breaks including Punta Brava on
  the Pacific coast, near Santa Catalina; and ‘P Land’
  near
  Chiriqui. There are also several reef breaks in the
                                                                Nicaragua
  Bocas del Toro islands.                                       Nicargaua has some of the best points, reef breaks
                                                                and sandbars in Central America, It’s best surf breaks
                                                                are in the province of Rivas.
                                                                They get the south swells from the Roaring 40’s
                                                                averaging 3-5ft and average about 330 days of
  Puerto Rico                                                   offshore winds.
  Puerto Rico gets good quality surf on all coasts during all   The most popular Nicaragua surfing beaches are
  seasons, but the most popu-lar place for surf is the north    those near San Juan del Sur, such as Pla-ya Maderas
  and northwest coasts during winter swells. Aguadilla and      and Playa Majagual. A bit far-ther north, Playa
  Rincon are the two main surfing destinations on Puerto        Gigante and Popoyo also offer decent breaks. Much
  Rico’s northwest coast. Aguadilla is located at the           further north is less travelled so you’ll find less
  northwestern tip of Puerto Rico and picks up the              crowds.
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  Seasonality
                   some areas
                   you     may
Central            expe-rience
America            up to four
usually has        seasons
two distinct       within the
sea-sons -         day      and
wet and dry        then       in
- however          others
that     one       there’s     a
thing that is      hurricane
predictable        season and
about              dry to the
Central            point     of
America is it      drought
unpredictab        during the
ility.     In      rest of the
                   year.
Traditionally    averages
the        wet   3-5 ft with
season runs      bigger
from June        swells    of
through          6-8ft
until            occuring
October,         regularly
where some       between
places may       April-Octob
receive up       er.
to 300mm
in         one
month, the
dry season
then      runs
from
November
through
until May.
Just
remember
that it is not
uncom-mon
to have 2
weeks       of
sunshine
and blue sky
during the
wet season
or flooding
during the
dry.
Less swell
arrives
during the
dry season
but
off-shore
winds blow
nearly every
day.
Water
temperatur
es      rarely
vary,
hovering
around
27-28°C.


Nicarag
ua
Nicaragua
has a long
surf season,
from around
March     to
November.
The    swell
                  makes      a
                  resurgence
                  when
Panama            weather
                  fronts clash
Expect hot        in June and
and humid         July.
conditions
year round
in this lush      Puerto
tropical
country.          Rico
December
through April     The       surf
is dry season     season      in
and is the        Puerto Rico
best time for     stretches
out-er island     from      late
surf missions.    summer to
For        the    early spring.
majority of       Puerto Rico
the country,      re-ceives the
May through       majority of
November is       its     swells
rainy,     but    during
this is the       hurricane
best     swell    season      as
season for        large storms
the Pacific       move off the
side,             west coast
although          of     Africa,
good waves        and during
can be found      winter
here      year    months as
round.     On     cold fronts
the               and
Caribbean         low-pressure
side, the surf    systems
peaks twice.      move off the
The      main     eastern
season      on    seaboard of
the       east    the United
coast        is   States,
dur-ing the       send-ing in
regional wet      long period
season in the     groundswell
months            to the north
be-tween          and
December          northwest
and March,        facing
it       then     beaches.
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Seasonality

              In      Mexico
              there       are
              two       main
              seasons.
              Al-though
              there         is
              some
              variation in
              temperature
              over the year,
              and
              throughout
              the different
              areas        of
              Mexico; the
              most
              obvious
              difference is
              between
              rainy and dry
              seasons. The
              rainy season
              through
              most         of
              Mexico falls
              roughly from
              May through
              September
              or October.
              During the
              rest of the
              year there is
              little or no




Mexico
              rain. Don’t
              be
              discouraged
              from visiting
              during rainy
              season,
              when you’ll
              see      lush,
              green
              land-scapes,
              and it often
              only rains in
              the        late
              after-noons
              and evenings.
              But June to
              November is
              also
              Hurricane
              season, so if
              you         are
              travelling
              during this
              time make
              sure       you
              know if you
              are heading
              to an area
              prone        to
              hurricanes!




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Seasonality
Costa
Rica
The
Northern
Pacific Coast
is generally
consid-ered
the      most
consistent
area     from
December to
April. During
these
months,
strong
offshore
winds
combine
with     ideal
swell
directions to
make breaks      Central and
like Witches     Southern
Rock, Playa      Pacific
Negra and        Coasts are
Playa Grande     gen-erally
perfect          best
performers.      between
The              May        to
                 November
                 when      the
                 south swell
                 season
                 starts while
                 the
                 Carib-bean
                 Coast tends
                 to get the
                 best
                 conditions
                 from
                 November
                 to March.
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Seasonality
              seasons in El
              Salvador for
              surf-ing. You
              have     your
              dry season
              which        is
              from
              November to
              April and you
              have     your
              rainy season
              which is April
              through
              November.
              For surfing in
              El Salvador
              the the rainy
              season will
              generally
              give you the
              larger waves
              while the




El
Salvador
There are 2
                  dry season
                  will give you
                  a       more
                  consistent
                  break. The
                  best time to
                  go is during
                  the       wet
                  season
                  between
                  March and
                  October,
                  but you can
                  also      find
                  smaller
                  waves in the
                  3 - 6ft range
                  in the dry
                  season.
                  Water and
                  air
                  temperatur
                  es are warm
                  year round.




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Surf breaks
Brazil
Brazil has a
huge
amount of
waves, great
con-sistency
and has surf
to suit all
levels. There     With         2
are literally     huge
thousands of      coastlines
surf spots, as    both open
pretty much       to      swell
the      entire   from many
coastline can     directions,
be     surfed,    South
but               America is
particu-lar       a        land
favourites        begging to
are        the    be
popular           discovered
beaches of        by
Co-pacabana       Australian
and Ipanema,      surfers.
and        the    Here you
hundreds of       can       find
spots             the longest
located           wave in the
around Rio.       world,
Further
                  Chicama.
south      are
                  South
the beautiful
                  America
beaches of
                  has been
Florianopolis
                  popular in
offering the
                  the surf-ing
most
                  world for a
consistent
                  long time,
surf on the
                  especially
Atlantic Side.
                  Brazil.
                  However
The       deep
south        of
                  it’s time to
                  also look at
Brazil is best,
                  Peru,
it has bigger
                  Ecua-dor,
swells and
                  Chile and a
more variety
                  few other
than further
                  places that
north. The
                  de-serve as
island       of
                  much
Santa
                  attention.
Catarina has
the best that
Bra-



                  zil has to
                  offer.
                  Conditions
                  there vary
                  up to 15 ft
                  with    both
                  lefts    and
rights. The      that     track
second best      past     Cape
is               Horn,
Saquarema,       sending
a        small   swells
village    1.5   north-wards
hours drive      throughout
from Rio de      the      year,
Janeiro,         although
conditions       April       to
are      great   October are
year round,      the      best.
and nearby       Time      your
there are 18     trip right and
miles       of   get to party
beach-es         in Rio for the
with similar     Carnival (Feb)
conditions.      - well worth
Many of the      it but must
swells     are   be booked
generated by     well         in
the deep low     advance.
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Surf breaks
Peru
Peru was thought to be an
unlikely can-didate for world
class surfing however it is
quickly becoming one of the
most sought after surf spots
in the world. Peru offers one
of nature’s miracles: Chicama.
It is the world’s longest wave
stretching over 4kms and is
situ-ated north from Trujillo.
The Peruvian coast is littered
with similar point breaks with
big lows from deep down
south sending the swells
northwards, and many of the
surf spots re-ceive persistent
offshore      winds.      Punta
Her-mosa gets good waves
and is within an easy distance
of the capital Lima. Near the
bor-der     of    Ecuador     is
Mancora which is the main
spot surfers head to, enticed
by the tropical weather and
clear waters, few leave
disap-pointed. Whilst your
there check out nearby Cabo
Blano and Pacasmayo which
will re-quire a little bit of a
trek but it’s worth it. If you
are after a variety of
uncrowded, offshore, good
quality waves then Peru is a
great desti-nation. Include in
your trip a 4 day trek on the
Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu
and enhance your experience
with one of the world’s best
man-made wonders.

Chile
Chile has over 4000kms of
coastline and due to the
constant      low      pressure
systems pro-duced within
close proximity, and the deep
water trench just off the coast,
the surf size is consistent and
powerful. The chilly waters of
Chile can be brutal to surf,
however, here you can find
some of the best breaks on
the continent. The north
coast is best, particu-larly
near Arica near the Peruvian
border the waves are quite
strong. Tubes can be found
further south near Iquique,
and good waves can be found
all the way south to La Serena,
although     a    wetsuit    is
essential.




Ecuador
Ecuador and the Galapagos
Islands of-fer contrasting
surfing environments. The
Galapagos Islands are quiet,
remote, quite fickle and
rocky; whilst Ecuador offers
party towns and sandy
beach barrels through to
long points and reefs.
However they do share the
same north and south swells.
Ecuador’s surfing is focused
around      the     northern
reach-es of the country and
the famous surf town of
Atacames.




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                  destina-tions
                  like Machu
                  Picchu,
South
                  Patagonia,
America can
                  the Ama-zon
be travelled
                  and        the
year round,
                  Andes have
but some of
                  varied
the     most
                  seasons and
popular
                  when
tourist
                  heading
towards             are     often
these areas         bigger in the
you need to         winter. The
take       into     low-pressure
account how         sys-tems that
their               usually
expected            produce
tem-perature        sizable
s & rainfall        surface very
may      affect     close to the
your trip, for      coast.    The
example             surf        is
summer heat         sometimes
in          the     out of
Amazon
Jungle may
be
unbearable
but this will
be the best
time to visit
Patagonia.
The       peak
season       for
tourists       is
usually
during June
through to
August       for
the north of
South
America as
its    perfect
weather
around the
equator,
whereas
De-cember
through to
March is the
most popular
time for the
southern
area of South
America.
Southern
hemisphere
storms send
consistent
surf          to
almost        all
coastlines on
the     Pacific
side during
the     winter
months.
Summer         is
the best time
for clean surf,
even though
the     waves
                  swells. Swell
                  is regularly in
                  the 2 - 6ft
control,
                  re-gion
therefore.
                  during      the
Winter wave
                  offshore
heights
                  November to
some-times
                  March surf
reach 12-15’.
                  season.
The      waves
                  Ecuador
have juice all
                  really shows
year, so the
                  it’s stuff in a
visiting surfer
                  big swell, but
should have
                  this does not
a board that
                  happen very
can handle a
                  often.
wide variety
of conditions.    Many of the
                  northern
                  surf spots
Ecuador           only really
                  start to get
                  good once
Ecuador
                  they        are
receives
                  double
plenty     of
                  overhead.
small swells
                  Tradewinds
and has the
                  blow from a
added bonus
                  southerly
of    warmer
                  direction all
water due to
                  year, but are
the Panama
                  more
Current.    It
                  easterly for
gets the tail
                  the
of        the
                  Galapagos
Ha-waiian
                  and
swells and is
                  westerly for
exposed to
                  Ecuador.
both north
and     south
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Seasonality
                 the northern
                 region      of
                 Chile        is
                 where     you
                 want to head.
                 It           is
                 renowned
                 for its hard
                 breaking
                 waves     and
                 long lasting
                 tubes.
                 Between
                 September &
                 March      the
                 southern-cen
                 tral region of
                 Chile offers a
                 surfer     the
                 op-portunity
                 to        surf
                 extremely
                 high quality
                 left-




Chile
If      you’re
travelling to
Chile
between
May         &
September -
              hand points
              that break
              over
              sand/volcani
              c        rock
              bottoms.
              Chile is not
              known for
              it’s tropical
              waters, so a
              thick
              steamer is
              essential for
              most of the
              country.
              Depending
              on when you
              go, you can
              find warmer
              spots
              towards the
              north of the
              country near
              Peru.




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Seasonality
Norther
n Peru
Located just
south of the
equator,
exposed to
north     and
south Pacific
ground
swells,
North-ern
Peru
receives
world class
surf
year-round.
The     north
swell season
coincides
with summer
and it is
sunny with
less     wind
and warmer
water            peratures at
temperature      breaks only
s,      unlike   a few kms
central and      apart.      In
southern         general, the
Peru where       waves in the
most     days    area      are
require     at   practically
least        a   perfect with
springy.         fast    walls
Just south of    and magic
Cabo Blanco      barrels that
two currents     rarely
collide          exceed 6-10
producing        ft.       The
extreme          south swells
differences      are actu-ally
in      water    bigger and
tem-             more
                 consistent
                 than      the
                 north swells,
but    north   peak south
Peru’s         swell season
headlands      is      from
and points     March
make     for   through to
more           Novem-ber.
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waves. The




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Seasonality

               Brazil surf
               conditions
               are pretty
               good year
               round but
               the     best
               time is April
               to October
               for swells.
               From April
               to October,
               southern
               Brazil




Brazil
              catches east
              to south
              swells
              produced in
              the
              Antarctic.
              From
              November
              to March,
              the north of
              Brazil
              catches
              northern
              swells.




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