Kuare Yacht Charter
9 days, 7 days cruising from $3,239pp
Packages include: flights ex Auckland, all surf transfers, 7 nights air-con accommodation, meals and surf transfers by car and boat. (based on 6 people)
New Caledonia is an absolutely stunning island and has the largest lagoons in the world, thus making surf breaks only accessible by boat. And theres plenty of them!
Board the “Kuare” (46ft Bahia Catamaran) Yacht Charter with a group of friends to explore this uncrowded surf reqion along the coast of the western and southern lagoon. She's a 46ft Bahia Cat with 4 double cabins with en-suite bathrooms and 2 single cabins. She’s fully equipped with an entertainment system, desalinater/generator, Seadoo Jet ski, and scuba-diving facilities.
After arriving at Tontouta international airport youre then transferred to Noumea’s main harbour (45min drive) where you’ll board the cat and then youre off! New Caledonia is surrounded by a 1700 km barrier reef, which counts 200 passes with surfing potential. The most consistent region is the south west barrier reef, as it offers the best swell and wind conditions. The breaks on the west coast of New Caledonia need either Southwest, South or Southeast swells. The swell is consistent here, generally all lows between Tasmania, Sydney and New Zealand send clean ground swell.
New Caledonia is influenced by southeast trade winds, mostly from early November to late March. Most lefts can hold up to 15 knots: trades are offshore or cross shore on most of them. On the other hand the trades blow out the rights which really need glassy conditions. In winter the winds come down the mountains and blow east or northeast, which is good for some lefts and a few rights. Onshore winds from the west are rare but announce stormy weather. However the beauty of being on a yacht is that you are able to find plenty of offshore waves!
PRICES ARE IN NZ$. Please note most of these prices are ex Auckland and subject to currency fluctuations, flight availability and dates of travel. High season surcharges may apply.