Home2023 Wind and Wave Expedition - 18th May - 1st June
2023 Wind and Wave Expedition - 18th May - 1st June
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Are you looking for remote, uncrowded and epic conditions for kiting, winging, sup as well as foiling? Join us for the ultimate exclusive watersports trip for you and just 5 mates in the Tropical wonderland of the Kingdom of Tonga Welcome to our Wind and Wave combo trips. ...
Are you looking for remote, uncrowded and epic conditions for kiting, winging, sup as well as foiling?
Join us for the ultimate exclusive watersports trip for you and just 5 mates in the Tropical wonderland of the Kingdom of Tonga
Welcome to our Wind and Wave combo trips. Half the trip is spent on the catamaran Wildlife and the other half on the remote island resort at Kitesurf Tonga.
Spend 14 days and nights on and in the water from sunrise to sunset. A beautiful mix of high energy watersports to chilling out on the sleek and exciting catamaran “Wildlife” to the beautiful island fales at Kitesurf Tonga on Uoleva island.
We look after your every need once you land in Tonga. No domestic flights to worry about as we take care of all your transport! All your meals and activities are included. No crowds, just the 6 of you exploring the beautiful outer islands of Tonga.
Welcome to the Kingdom of Tonga in the Ha’apai group of islands where you will spend the majority of your expedition. Of Ha’apai’s 62 islands, 45 are uninhabited, which allows visitors to feel that raw beauty that is uninterrupted by crowds of people. Ha’apai is full of history, culture, adventure and yet is ideal for travellers who are looking for a relaxed pace of holiday. There are no traffic jams, no hustle or bustle; You will enjoysailing around the picturesque islands and reefs. Everything takes place in ‘easy-listening’ mode in Tonga, so unwind and chill with your catamaran Wildlife! Despite having a total land-area of just 43 sq miles, Ha’apai covers over 4,000 sq miles of Pacific Ocean.
There are a couple of volcano’s, Kao and Tofua, included in this beautiful South Pacific island chain that you can also see from your resort. On a really clear day you can see Tofua still smoking! Uoleva Island is where you will spend half your time and it has only 4 permanent inhabitants! Most visitors to Ha’apai stay within the Lifuka group of islands, found along the eastern barrier reef of Ha’apai, which is where you will find Uoleva. Lifuka Island, with its main town Pangai, is where the airport and main inter-island ferry port are located.
About the Boat:
Sailing Catamaran Wildlife- At 16.2 mtrs and 8.4 mtr beam she is built of carbon, Kevlar and foam so this sailing vessel is a sailors boat and not a condo-maran! She has all the comforts required whilst also kept nice and light by using a shared toilet and shower facility, simple yet effective electronics, and with sailing speeds achieved of 10 to 20 kts, it is a thrill to sail through these islands!
There are 3 x double cabins aboard catamaran Wildlife. These are queen beds split in the middle with a removable timber insert suited for non-couples
Relax on the tramps between the hulls as we take a fast sail through some of the world's remotest and untouched waters. Enjoy the dolphins riding the bow and marvel at some of the most pristine reefs in the world as we sail to our watersports wonderland.
From your floating home you will have access to some of the most remotest and pristine conditions to be found on the planet. This is the trip of a lifetime!
About the Resort
Welcome to Fanifo Lofa – Kitesurf Tonga. Set amongst the coconut trees our beautiful beachfront accommodation is found on Uoleva island in the heart of the Ha’apai group of islands in the Kingdom of Tonga.
We have 5 ensuite king fales that will have either two king single beds or a king bed.
Keeping in tradition with our beautiful remote island we have used as many natural timbers to create our stunning South Pacific Hideaway. You will be captivated by our romantic soft diffused lighting, exquisite ensuite bathrooms with warm solar showers, top quality linen and bedding, memory foam mattresses on our oversized king size beds. Sit and watch the aqua blue water and fish jumping on your own private verandah.
For your comfort each fale has 240v power for charging the essentials. We pride ourselves at Fanifo Lofa-Kitesurf Tonga in being off the grid and harnessing natures energy to give you the comforts you require whilst still remaining way off the beaten track.
Our fales are all beachfront and are on raised stilts to give you stunning elevated views. They are constructed entirely of timber including our beautiful exposed cedar roofs. Your accommodation will always remain comfortable no matter what the temperature is.
Fly into The Kingdom of Tonga and we meet you at the airport and take you and your equipment straight to the catamaran Wildlife. After a short familiarization to your cabins and safety gear, we set sail for the Ha’apai group of Tonga. This is traditionally a 6 to 8 hour crossing and only undertaken in safe weather conditions (Please refer weather clause) as this is an open water passage. An exciting sail to the southern islands of Ha’apai usually arriving in the early evening.
Day 2 and 3
We awake in an anchorage between 2 classically beached tropical islands with flat water paradise between the islands and a multitude of wave choices on the many passes in the outer reef. So wether you are looking to foil or shred waves its all here! We stay put for 2 days and enjoy this area to the max! Launching sometimes directly from the boat and sometimes heading ashore for the launch.
Day 4 and 5
We sail north to a new location and spend the afternoon buzzing amongst the reefs again with a good mix of flat water or waves on the outer reefs.
We sail to Uoleva island where we transfer to your home for the next half of your trip at Fanifo Lofa - Kitesurf Tonga resort where you will experience one of the top watersports destinations in the world.
Day 6 – 13
Claim your comfy beds and unpack your bags. Here you will experience all your watersports in the 1 location throughout the week! We will do a downwinder one day to explore the local area. Sip on a cocktail or two and be served some amazing meals. In the evenings you can get together in our outdoor space to play darts or cards, have a few drinks and relax the night away. One night we will roast a pig and celebrate, Tongan style!
Transfer to Wildlife after breakfast and it’s a day of sailing south to the capital Nukualofa. This is an all day sail so time to chill and reflect on the expedition highs
and lows and enjoy sailing Wildlife down through the sheltered barrier reef of the Ha’apai islands then the open ocean crossing to Nukualofa. Arriving early evening we anchor at Pangaimotu island and prepare
If you are keen and the conditions are good early you can either choose to have a blast around the anchorage or head into Nukualofa town to do some souvenir shopping or just a stroll around before your mid morning departure to the airport.
Airport Transfers 14 nights Accommodation All meals, drinking water Water assistance & Rescue Guided downwinders General tips & coaching
(available at Fanifo Lofa resort extra cost) Kitesurf Equipment Rental Kitesurf Lessons Alcoholic Drinks
Intro to Foilboards
Additional excursions can be tailored by request at the time.
NOT INCLUDED Flights to Tonga
If you need more info please call Morgan - +64 2102247902