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|Wave Quality Rating||3|
|Type of Wave||Reef break|
|Direction of Wave||Right|
Surf in New-Caledonia
New-Caledonia is one of the best surfing destinations in the South Pacific thanks to swell consistency. All lows between Tasmania, Sydney and New Zealand send ground swells North and hit the Caledonian reef. Unfortunately the breaks are only accessible by boat, as the swell breaks on the barrier reef, a few kilometres out to sea, where passes, false passes and bends in the reef produce some quality waves. The best surfing season is from March to October, when swells are consistent and can go up to 5 meters a few times, and wind conditions are optimal. The water temperature in winter is 22 degrees, and although one can surf year round in a rash vest, a spring suit comes in handy, especially in the mornings.
The summer season is less consistent like most places around the world, but can offer some great surf, with smaller southeasterly swells within the 1 to 2 meters range. The average water temperature from November to February is 26 degrees
Location and Directions
Nëkwéta Surf Camp is located at the Roche Percée beach, in the township of Bourail, 1 .5 hours north of the international airport and 2 hours north of the capital Nouméa. Coming from the south, take a left after the Néra river bridge before the Bourail village, and follow the road for 6 km. Take a left at the Roche Percée sign, after the first speed bump take the first left, at the T intersection turn left and go straight down the street until you see a Nëkwéta Surf Camp sign on your right hand side.
Surf Camp Nekweta
The place is a privileged venue, in a special place, with a maximum capacity of 10 guests. The buildings respect Oceanian and Melanesian architecture. The atmosphere and service are personalized and authentic.
All guests will enjoy the place for its calm and serenity, topped by the soothing sound of waves splashing on the nearby beach. This tropical haven, located on the Roche Percée headland, surrounded by mountains, the Néra River and the Pacific Ocean, is a magic place. The lagoon, the ocean, the river and the mangroves combine to deliver a beautiful array of biodiversity and Nëkwéta sits in a central location.
The Roche Percée beach faces the Bourail pass, which is the widest and the closest to the main island’s west coast, and hosts the island’s only beach break. The shorebreak’s rumble is a natural indicator of swell size and direction much appreciated by surfers.
Long board and short board could be hire at the camp.Surf Schools
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Proposed activities at Nëkwéta Surf Camp
*Ecotour on the boat : observation of marine fauna (dolphins, rays, turtles), snorkelling on the barrier reef
*Surf charter (transport to and fro to 2 surf spots)
*Taxi boat service to Green Island (to and fro)
*Accommodation & full board on pre-bookings
* Meals (authentic Caledonian cuisine on pre-bookings)
*Rentals : surfboards, bikes, and wetsuits.
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- Telephone and fax.
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