It’s crazy to think that New Caledonia remains an underrated surf mission, given that it  is a fresh, exciting and hassle-free holiday destination so close to Australia. The climate is warm, boardshorts are mandatory and there is a collection of powerful offshore reef breaks that can be world class on their day. All this comes with a huge dollop of mixed French and Melanesian heritage that adds a cultural bonus, and sophistication, to a surf trip with a difference.

Quick Facts

Uncrowded reef breaks that handle real size

Suits intermediate to experienced surfers

The capital Noumea offers a tropical cosmopolitan vibe

Ouano Left is one of the longest and best waves in the Pacific