Surfing Fanning (Tabuaeran) Island


Be the only one out at Fanning Island


Of all of Kiribati, Fanning (otherwise known as Tabuaeran) Island, is the pick with almost year round consistent swell. Fanning has breaks on the North and South, making the most of both Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemispher swells. The two most consistent breaks are 'English Harbour' in the South with strong and consistent March to June; while 'Walers Anchorage'' in the North has strong and conisistent swell from October to March, and even picks up some southern swell.

Check out youtube video "Secret Surf Spot" when the Bicho Solto visited:



Interactive Google map of Fanning Island:

View Fanning Island in a larger map

Another perfect set in Fanning!

Another perfect Fanning left


Getting There

There is a reason Fanning has no crowds on world class waves - it can be a little tricky to get to. Currently the best option is Sailing Vessel Kwai (http://www.svkwai.com/), which takes a limited number of passengers. This vessel sails from Honolulu, Hawaii, and will drop you at Fanning while it completes it voyge - and then pick you up on the way back (around a 1 month layover).

Contact:

Deep Water Ventures
Island Ventures Ltd
13-3988 Honua'ula St
Pahoa, HI 96778 USA
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Web: www.svkwai.com
Sailing Vessel Kwai - another part of the adventure

Also: Toward the end of 2009 the Government of Kiribati is expected to announce flight services into Kiritimati - this will open up the option of flying into Kiritimati, and then getting charter boat to Fanning. Stay tuned for this option!

Where to stay

There are three guest houses operating on Fanning Island:

A La Belle Etoile
Contact: Bruno
Antena Village
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Fanning Island Accommodation
Chuck Corbert Guesthouse

Teieka Guesthouse
Terine Village
Contact: Council Clerk to Fanning Island
Council Building (near wharf)

Fanning Island Chuck's Surf Accommodation



Fees and regulations

Surfing on Fanning is regulated by the council, and you need to get a license before surfing. This can be done at the council - a brick building located directly in front of the wharf. This is in place to bring money into the Fanning community.

Contact

Arrangements for surfing Fanning can be made through dedicated tour operator to take care of the planning and logistics for your trip. Check out the details below:

A Fanning Right Kiribati Sports Adventure Tours
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Websites:
www.fanning-island.com / www.bangasurf.com
Mobile: +686 99897
Satellite Phone: 8816 3163 9996
(From the US dial first 011, from rest of world dial 00)
USA Contact: Matthew Archibald 808-430-0277

 

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