One hour further north in the picturesque Bourail region, Manu Hernu, one of New Caledonia’s best surfers, operates guided boat expeditions to a choice of two offshore reef breaks including Secrets, the incredibly perfect left-hander that has been compared to Macaronis in Mentawais.
Nekweta Surf Camp is set on the Nera River, west of the countryside town of Bourail (pronounced Boo-Rye). Located 1.5 hours from la Tontouta International Airport this area lays host to some beautiful beaches such as La Roche and Poe`and the relaxed attitude of the people is reflected in the area's feel.
Nekweta Surf Camp is run in a guest house style fashion and your host/surf-guide Emmanuelle Hernu (Manu) provides an intimate service in a homely fashion with his girlfriend Stephanie. Manu has been one of New Caledonia's top surfers for years and has been surfing the surrounding reef breaks for years and will always get you to the best surf on offer at the time of your stay.
Nëkwéta Surf Camp is set up in a luxurious tropical garden, just 200 meters from the Roche Percée (Pierced Rock) beach. A charming and comfortable Melanesian style hut, built with timber and river stones sets the authentic Caledonian atmosphere. The hut is fully furnished with artful wood work and counts 2 double beds on the mezzanine and 2 single beds on the ground floor. The bar and dining-room are in a large open Faré where a massive table made of local timber sits, surrounded by the garden’s vegetation, for the guests’ delight. In the garden a hamac awaits for blissful naps. The facilities are in a separate block, in true local fashion, and count 2 hot water showers and a WC.
Nekweta caters for a maximum of six guests in either a classy stone bungalow with dormitory-style accommodation or a nearby twin cabin.
- 2 double beds on the mezzanine
- 2 single beds downstairs.
- The Bungalow 2 single beds
Manu's House - (Bed and breakfast)
- One double
- One triple share bedroom
Surf & Other Activities
Positioned 5 minutes back from the Nera river mouth which opens up onto La Roche beach. Ideal for beginners, longboarders and short boards when the swells up, it also has some long bush walk's that take you around Turtle and Lover's Bay. The beautiful white sandy Poe beach is just 6 km from the camp and is ideal for shallow water snorkeling and offers on the beach, other activities like jet ski rentals and kite surfing lessons. The Bourail village offers a small range of restaurants and the local museum is well worth a visit, along with other historical sights should you wish to catch up on the area's history.
The beautiful white sandy Poe beach is just 6 km from the camp and is ideal for shallow water snorkeling and offers on the beach, other activities like jet ski rentals and kite surfing lessons. The Bourail village offers a small range of restaurants and the local museum is well worth a visit, along with other historical sights should you wish to catch up on the area's history.
- Kite surfing
- Wind surfing
- Game fishing
- Local village visits
|7 nights||Surf Camp (Based on 4/5/6 pax)||Package||US$1,460||Per person||01 Jan-01 Jan|
|7 nights||Surf Camp (Based on 2 pax)||Package||US$2,555||Per person||01 Jan-01 Jan|
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- 7 nights accommodation at Nekweta Surf Camp (Sunday to Sunday).
- Meet & Greet with group airport transfers. Individual arrives at extra cost.
- 7 days full board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
- 6 days surf sessions with expert surf guide
- One day trip to Ouano if the weather conditions allow it
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Other Surf Experiences
Cheryl (July 2015)
Nekweta Surf Camp was amazing, we were the only surfers staying at the camp for most of the trip & had some great surfs, locals were friendly & the waves ranged from 3-6ft each day.
Stephanie & Manu who run the camp are extremely personable, Stephanie's food was delicious, we had a good selection of local produce each day, Manu knew the area well & was respected in the local community. The accommodation was great, rooms large & clean making it easy to relax between surfs. There are also plenty of walks you can do in the area if the surf is blown out or small. We really enjoyed our stay.
Frank (June 2015)