Surf Solomon Islands guided surfing expeditions

The Solomon Islands...

Solomon Islands surfing expeditions

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The third-largest archipelago in the South Pacific, the Solomon Islands:

covers about 1.35 million square kilometres of sea and 27556 sq km of land
has six major islands forming a scattered double chain of 922 islands, atolls and cays, which vary from large, rugged, rainforest covered, mountainous islands to low-lying coral atolls
are part of the Coral Triangle which has the highest marine biodiversity in the world
has around a hundred local languages
has a population living largely a subsistence lifestyle on their ancestral lands
has excellent surf; a few places are known, but you can be among the first to surf new breaks
is one of the last surfing frontiers that has been labelled by some as the new bali for its uncrowded surf perfection in a pristine natural and cultural environment.

 

Swell direction
swell direction map

 

LEFT: North facing coasts of Solomon's
many islands have wide exposure to
Aleutian and North Pacific long period
ground swells.


(Image source: Google Earth)

North Shore

The best season for waves is October to April when the North Pacific awakens. Long period ground swells regularly hit exposed north facing coasts including Malaita, Ysabel and Makira. The same swells which hit the North Shore of Hawaii reach the Solomons some days later - at reduced size and very long period. Swell is usually 3 to 6 feet but can be bigger. 

North Shore Forecast

South Shore

There are also less consistent southerly swells from the Coral Sea which reach south facing islands including Gizo and South Guadalcanal. The swell window between Australia and New Caledonia is quite narrow but straight southerly swells that tend to miss the east coast of Australia in late winter can sometimes reach the Solomons.

Tropical depressions in the coral sea and Western Pacific can generate localised swell from the north and south.

South Shore Forecast

 

Honiara
The capital is Honiara, located on the island of Guadalcanal - famous for its world war II battles. A night in Honiara is usually required at the end of our tours before flying back to Brisbane. Honiara is an interesting stop over with the right advice on what to do and where to go and not to go.

When staying on in Honiara for accommodation we recommend Rain Tree Bed and Breakfast. Alternatively you can select your own hotel on the Solomon Islands Hotels website

 

Getting There and Away

We dont sell air tickets ourselves. The main entry point to Solomons is to fly from Brisbane to Honiara. There are some really great airfare deals around and we advise you to shop around carefully. The best airfares are all available on internet purchasing only. You should be able to find a return airfare from Australia for AUD$700 return or less (at times fares are available for AUD$199 one way on various airlines). Please check out:

Virgin Blue

Fly Pacific Blue to Honiara

Solomon Airlines

Fly Solomon Airlines to Honiara

Or use our trusted agents to package flights and a trip with surf solomons:

`Perfect Wave Travel

 

 

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