The Solomon Islands might just be one of the last surfing frontiers. Here it’s still possible to live a simple life based on walks on white sand beaches, diving in aqua-blue lagoons and surfing the exposed, quality reef breaks. The archipelago that sits to the east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu catches the full range of North Pacific swells from November to April. The best waves near Gizo and Santa Isabel provinces come with uncrowded surf, crystal clear waters and colourful living reefs.

Quick Facts

Uncrowded, powerful reefbreaks


Natural beauty and a lost in time vibe

Consistent swells, though sometimes wind affected

Best season for waves on the North Shore is from October through to April