French reef breaks with no crowds
Surf New Caledonia on a superb French yacht with a great host. There are so many waves going unridden every day in NC and it's only 2.5 hours flying time from Australia. Try something different for a unique 'french style' surf adventure.
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Old Coots Surf New Caledonia by John McIntyre
Only 2.5 hours from the east coast of Australia and you will find yourself in the French territory of New Caledonia. Noumea, the nation's capital, is a tropical, cosmopolitan metropolis and the stepping stone to some of the most beautiful islands and reefs in the South Pacific. This land of contrast is composed of a group of islands: the main island, Loyalty Islands, Isle of Pines, Belep and a myriad of small islands. The barrier reef, stretching 1600 km and encircling the mainland island, is the world's largest lagoon and surely one of the most beautiful. Read More...More Info
Kuare is a 46 ft Bahia Catamaran from Fontaine Pajot with two double cabins with ensuite bathrooms and two twin cabins. It is ideal for groups of 6-8 passengers.
The South Pacific can be tricky in winter with the predominent wind being SE. Most south-facing Pacific coasts are onshore or cross shore in these conditions. New Caledonia is similar to Indo, with surf on the west coast which means offshore in SE trades. This, combined with the fact that New Caledonia is a swell magnet serving up Indo-style power, makes it a fantastic winter surf destination.
Your expert local skipper and crew will add a French flavour to your trip. The food on board is healthy and tasty ensuring your body's got fuel to burn when you're in the water. Sit back in the afternoon and enjoy the sunset as you knock back a few cold local beers or sip on french wine. Kuare lacks for nothing where food and drink is concerned.