Macaronis Resort Opening Season!

The surf season officially kicked off on Feb 26th at Macaronis Surf Resort.  So far there has been some really fun waves at Macas and Greenbush, with just 3-5 guys in the water at times, and guests enjoying all the surf they can handle with marathon 8 hour sessions!!

The Macaronis Resort seasoned surf videographer, Fionn Rogers is currently at the resort and has been producing some fantastic weekly promos and personal surf movies for our guests/ traveling pros (Ry Craike, Jadson Andre and Adriano De Souza) in 2012 – 2013.  There are still some spots available at Macaronis Surf Resort in March, April and July 30th onward with specials of up to 20% OFF.  These next couple of months have some of the best conditions of the year and there is limited space available during this prime surf season, so book now!

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Swell Alert: Chicama Point Peru announces a nice round of SWELLS approaching Chicama Point, Peru. Starting tomorrow, March 12th until the 27th there will be some solid surf (SW 211° / 8ft a 9ft / 16 sec).  With some fun South Swells and great conditions, the point at Chicama is going to be fun! Book now while there are rooms still available!

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Surfline TRIPWIRE Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Michael Barrus the winner of the Surfline Tripwire contest!  After a great deal of deliberation by Surfline, the San Diego surfer/writer/traveler/photog took home the grand prize, a free trip to El Salvador courtesy of WaterWays’.  Michael’s well-documented spring 2011 trip to SW France beat out the other 11 entrants in a democratic vote amongst editors and surf travel experts.

When asked how stoked he was on winning the free surf trip, Barrus told Surfline this from a dreary office in a Canadian university.

“I’ve been sitting in an office and staring at fog and rain for the last nine months. I could use this more than any other time in my life, to be honest.”

Stay tuned as we will be offering another free surf trip for the best Tripwire starting next month over the course of 2013.

How to submit:
Email with no more than five low res jpgs of the trip – or a link, if it’s already posted somewhere – to be considered in the monthly contest. Surfline editors will assess these initial submissions and email potential monthly finalists for more images, text and captions.

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Groms Attack Tavarua Rights!

While Tavarua attracts the world’s top surfers, it can also be a great place for your kids to have fun and enjoy some of the island’s more mellow breaks.  On this day, the groms take a short boat ride out to attack Tavarua Rights, which can be more of a ‘playful’ wave when there isn’t much swell on the island.

Tavarua Island Resort  (Frog and Paji made this fun video at Tavy Rights.)

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March Mentawai Special – Kingfisher Bay Resort

Looking to take a surf trip during the month of March to the Mentawai?  We have huge discounts for travel in the month of March with limited space available.  Over looking the world famous surf break Lance’s Left, the Kingfisher Bay Resort is a new surf destination for the jungle set setter!  For the low rate of  $1,375 for 7 nights based on shared accommodations including overnight ferry transfer between Padang – Kingfisher Bay Resort.

There are several quality waves within walking distance of the bungalows, and Kingfisher Bay Resort has access to another half dozen waves in the area via boat, including one of the most perfect waves on the planet: Lance’s Right.  Book this last minute surf travel special while space is still available!

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Limited Space Available – Bintang Yacht Charter

We have limited space available on the Bintang Mentawai Yacht Charter from April 1st – 12th.  During any given charter you may surf 5, 10 or even 15 different breaks, but there is no way you’re surfing them all.  Where this 115 foot sail schooner explores depends on the ability and desires of the guests.  You know you are going to score epic surf when the captain’s strategy aboard the Bintang is:

To find the best waves by looking at swell and wind reports, which puts us in the right locations to get barreled or whatever the guests standard of surfing implies we’ll be there.

So what are you waiting for?  It’s time to turn your day dreams into dream days and book a Mentawai boat trip aboard the Bintang!  Book now while space is still available.

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Celebrity Lifestyle Week on Namotu Island

Ben Wilson Kite Weeks launched an extra super premium VIP LIFESTYLE week this year, kicking off July 6th – 13th on Namotu Island Fiji. This unique week features 5 industry leaders of all-things-ocean, health, fitness and food.

“Bringing together a group of incredible people that share my conviction for the ocean and outdoors lifestyle is an ultimate opportunity. Creating a week like this on a place I call home (Namotu) makes this truly remarkable. I know the pure nature and positive personality of the ‘Magic 5’ is going to create a money can’t buy experience for our guests”.
- Ben Wilson

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Chicama Point Peru Swell Alert!

Surfline is forecasting the first big SWELL of 2013 approaching Chicama Point in Peru, expected to arrive on February 25th and holding strong until March 1st. Forecast conditions are SW 215° / 9ft to 11ft / 20 SEC, this could be one of the best swells at Chicama Point in the past 3 years as the sand has accumulated longer during the low surf season. We expect really good barrels at the Point and el Hombre sections.

Book now while there is still availability and arrive at Chicama Surf Resort in time to score!

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Nicaragua Last Minute Surf Travel Special

Looking for the best option for a family or small group trip this Easter/Spring Break?  Ventana a las Olas in Nicaragua has one prime time week available (March 30/April 6th).

Get on it now while airfare is still available!  Book now to enjoy this award winning experience with just you and a few friends and family.  If you’re a group of 4 passengers minimum and book by Feb 15th you will receive a $100 per person discount!

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Help Stop The Reef Bombing!

For over 1 month now, the Playgrounds area in the Mentawai has had at least 3 boats every day bombing the reefs.  When the weather is good, they can do over 5 cycles of bombing and collecting the dead fish in a day. Each cycle is between 5 – 8 bombs.  Just doing a low average that is over 2250 bombs that have been exploded in a 15 mile radius area.  You can see what this looks like from footage shot above.

Please take a minute and share this video link with whoever you think can help to get the word out!

You can help by signing the Petition here:

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