Kite Weeks are more than just kiting. During Ben’s weeks we offer the best of everything, all the way from food and photography to coaching and equipment. A step above even a normal incredible week on Namotu. A Kite Week provides the chance to learn from the best in the ideal location. Each week is transformed: bringing in specialty chefs, coaches, photographer, yoga instructor and take over with a ton of gear and amazing staff to provide the ultimate experience.
enquire about joining the waiting list for 2019/2020
25 July – 1 August
29 August – 5 September
* Note: These trips sell out fast and in some cases are pre-sold so if you’d like to join at some stage, get your name on the list and enquire now! No obligation, we’ll just let you know when there’s an opening.
“Just reflecting on the week just passed. It has to be one of the best surf/kite trips I’ve done. Ben’s outstanding crew worked seamlessly with the Namotu operation. One of the most amazing locations with Mother Nature turning it on with times of glassy waves, sunshine and a lot of wind. The daily routine of stretch, surf, theory instruction, kiting, great food etc. I’m energized about my kiting, surfing and daily exercise routines. Even lost a bit of weight.”
Just off the coast of Viti Levu, Namotu Island Resort is one of the most southern islands in the Mamanuca Island Group. Namotu gets surf and wind year round and is just a stone’s throw from Fiji’s best surf breaks.
Check out Namotu Lefts, Swimming Pools and Wilkes Pass from the beach or jump a boat just 10 minutes to Cloudbreak or 5 minutes to Restaurants. There are lefts and rights, fast and hollow or waves for beginners. Surf, SUP, kite, foil or sail! Unlike other resorts, Namotu prides itself on unlimited use of surf boats so you can spend as much or as little time in the water as you like. You can even join the Island’s resident fisherman as he catches fish for the restaurant, all included in your stay.
The Fiji Islands enjoys a tropical climate with average temperatures in the winter months (June-August) of around 84 F or 29 C and in the summer months of about 88F or 31C. The Trade Wind season runs from May to September and generally you can expect windy afternoons and glassy mornings. Namotu is short distance from the mainland taking just over an hour by bus and boat from the international airport, making for a very easy trip from the USA, Australia, New Zealand or Japan.
We advise bringing two kite sizes to cover the range of wind and conditions – for example, Ben weights 82kg and rides an 8m or 12m. If you’re a keen stand up paddle-boarder or surfer, please bring your own equipment as the island only offers a limited range.
Each day co-host & yoga instructor, Sasha Hutchinson will guide you through a flowing vinyasa suitable for every body and is available throughout the week for private sessions as desired. She’s also on hand to take care of the non-kiters/surfers and keep them busy with island hops, beginner surf & snorkeling.
The culinary experience is a highlight. Pete Evans’ incredibly talented head chefs, Monica and Jacinta Cannataci, bring a passion for paleo inspired dishes and local, seasonal produce. The food is exceptional and we’re so excited be able to share some of our favorite healthy food with our guests. All meals including hot & cold breakfast, lunch, sunset snacks (not to be missed), dinner and dessert are included.
The foil craze is growing and there’s no better place to learn or improve your skills than Namotu. The best way to start is behind a jet-ski with an expert instructor on the correct foil. We have a range of user-friendly short mast, large wing foils on paddleboards, SUPs and kiteboards. Each week we offer foil lessons where our expert instructor takes 2 guests out on the jet-ski at a time to learn the techniques needed to progress to either paddle foiling, kite foiling or SUP foiling.
Namotu Kite Weeks attract wave kiters who are looking for the ultimate watersports holiday. Most intermediate/advanced kite students want to focus on kite positioning, riding toe-side, body technique and positioning, transitioning from strapped to strapless, or twin-tip to surfboard, strapless airs and riding un-hooked. Namotu provides the springboard and Ben gives you the techniques you need to progress. Ben runs 5 days of wave kitesurf coaching focused on equipment, safety and self-rescue, kite position, body position and technique. Each class runs daily for an hour Monday-Friday and is open to all guests. However, if you are just learning, we have coaches available to get you started as well.
We bring a ton of equipment: bars, boards, kites, plus harnesses, SUPs, surfboards, Surf foils, SUP foils, Kite foils and more! All this is available for Kite Week guests to use but Gold and Platinum guests have top priority and are also able to use brand new BWSURF kite gear including kites, bars and boards. We still recommend everybody (except gold and platinum pass holders) bring their own surfboards and kite gear.
Our coaching team includes Kitesurf wave world champions, Ironman athletes, World Stand Up Paddleboard Series competitors, sponsored kiters, and professional surfers; but most importantly each one has been carefully selected because they can actually teach. A great athlete is not always a great coach, but all of our team have both experience in doing and teaching. Over the years we’ve recruited some of the world’s best who are friendly, generous and take extra time to get to know you in and out of the water. Consider an upgrade with a Shared or Dedicated Surf, SUP & Kite Coach
All equipment is included and covers everything from trainer kites, twin-tips, full-size kites, bars, surfboards, soft top surfboards, stand up paddle boards and radio helmets. If you or your partner is interested in learning to kite, surf or SUP, there is no better place than Namotu Island.
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* for use when available. Priority pass holders will take precedence.