SURF & TRAVEL TIPS
Longboards: not all the waves out here are suited for longboards, especially not the short suck out lefts like Secrets, Little U or False pass, except on mellow days. The good waves for the 9 footers are: Guaro, Nera Rivermouth, One-O left (not always), St Vincents left, Dumbea right.
Booties: although they cramp your style, they are a great thing to have when surfing at low tide and when your leash breaks and you have to go get your board on dry reef.
Helmet: most people don’t like the helmet, but if you like to charge there are some barrels on pretty shallow reef where most people wouldn’t call you a pussy for wearing one, especially if they are surfing off the shoulder…
Clothes: To go out on the boat take a spray jacket and a dry bag, always handy to keep a dry towel and spare clothes. By the way the camps do supply towels, but a spare beach towel comes in handy. Always good to have long pants, a nice shirt and a pair of decent shoes to hit the town. From May to Septembre take a springjacket, some comfortable sweat pants and shoes.
Mosquito repellent: New Caledonia is a tropical island, its warm and humid climate added to mangroves on the coastline produces mosquitoes. Bring long sleeve shirts and long pants if you want to minimize your use of mosquito repellent. Don’t worry though, no malaria here.SURF SPOTS PACKAGES PRICES CONTACT