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Windsurfing South Pacific

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Created by insight 3 months ago, 15 Nov 2023
insight
NSW, 47 posts
15 Nov 2023 11:20AM
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Are there any recognised and/or good spots for flat water sailing in the South Pacific?
A Google search hasn't produced any results so perhaps not?

Jetlag
NSW, 168 posts
15 Nov 2023 12:03PM
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New Caledonia is flat water windsurf and kite surfing heaven. Both are very popular there too, so several rental opportunities if you can't be bothered bringing gear over. I brought gear over last September and sailed with 6.3 to 7.0 most days in SE trade winds.

Nelle
VIC, 106 posts
15 Nov 2023 2:30PM
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Plus 1 for New Caledonia. The sharks have been misbehaving over there of late, so work on your dry gybes. Also Lord Howe lagoon, I've sailed over there a couple of times. Always windier than I wanted on a yacht, so nice windsurfing. Definately no hire gear there though.

insight
NSW, 47 posts
15 Nov 2023 6:22PM
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Jetlag said..
New Caledonia is flat water windsurf and kite surfing heaven. Both are very popular there too, so several rental opportunities if you can't be bothered bringing gear over. I brought gear over last September and sailed with 6.3 to 7.0 most days in SE trade winds.


Thank you
I hadn't considered New Caledonia.
Is there a season?

insight
NSW, 47 posts
15 Nov 2023 6:23PM
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Nelle said..
Plus 1 for New Caledonia. The sharks have been misbehaving over there of late, so work on your dry gybes. Also Lord Howe lagoon, I've sailed over there a couple of times. Always windier than I wanted on a yacht, so nice windsurfing. Definately no hire gear there though.


I'm looking into it right now.
Thanks for the tip!

musorianin
QLD, 572 posts
16 Nov 2023 12:05PM
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When is best time of year to visit New Cal in terms of wind reliability and also avoiding peak tourist time?

insight
NSW, 47 posts
16 Nov 2023 1:11PM
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Jetlag said..
New Caledonia is flat water windsurf and kite surfing heaven. Both are very popular there too, so several rental opportunities if you can't be bothered bringing gear over. I brought gear over last September and sailed with 6.3 to 7.0 most days in SE trade.

I can only find one outlet, Aloha Windsurfing. Are you aware of any others? Cheers.

Tardy
4900 posts
16 Nov 2023 1:13PM
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FIJI has trade winds in our winter months ,i sailed plantation island everyday ,has little islands to sail to
take gear 6 & 7.5 i had a 110 litre board,

Jetlag
NSW, 168 posts
17 Nov 2023 8:35AM
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insight said..

Jetlag said..
New Caledonia is flat water windsurf and kite surfing heaven. Both are very popular there too, so several rental opportunities if you can't be bothered bringing gear over. I brought gear over last September and sailed with 6.3 to 7.0 most days in SE trade winds.



Thank you
I hadn't considered New Caledonia.
Is there a season?


The warmer months have the best trade winds, so Oct-Apr. Locals sail all year round.

insight
NSW, 47 posts
23 Nov 2023 7:45AM
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Jetlag said..

insight said..


Jetlag said..
New Caledonia is flat water windsurf and kite surfing heaven. Both are very popular there too, so several rental opportunities if you can't be bothered bringing gear over. I brought gear over last September and sailed with 6.3 to 7.0 most days in SE trade winds.




Thank you
I hadn't considered New Caledonia.
Is there a season?



The warmer months have the best trade winds, so Oct-Apr. Locals sail all year round.


Do you know of any hire outlets there?
I have found "Aloha Windsurfing" but it's proving difficult to find out what gear they have.



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