Looks like October will be a fun month in Pohnpei, and if you surf, a lot more fun. As today two back to back storms sending 4 to 6 ft swells for the next week or two based on how they move. The pattern is on, winds are good and no surfers around..
Season 2014/15 at the Pohnpei Surf Club.
Why should you book early?
Our new location, the brand new Mangrove Bay hotel, bar and Marina has only 7 double rooms.
The hotel is in high demand and rooms are also booked by tourist, divers and businessman at a first come first serve basis.
The upcoming season is promising after an epic south hemisphere season and El Nino conditions building up for the north hemisphere season.
With other non surfer bookings coming in for the period we are guessing we will have an average space for 10 surfer guests at a time which is a very low number for a wave like Palikir.
Over the year the number of surfers in Pohnpei has dropped. We guess the hype is over but the wave remains as good and everything else is just getting better not to mention, United Airlines almost keeps Pohnpei exclusive, so for the few who come something special awaits.
Prices are lower than last season and hard to beat deal in Pohnpei. New hotel, lots of food and bar options, a great staff team, by far the best surf local knowledge, always reliable and safe boats plus an entire fleet of back up boats (you will never get stranded on the hotel or at sea), scuba dive, hike, waterfalls, tours and fish on the flat days. We guarantee everyday activity throughout your Pohnpei visit not to mention the best the best, most stoked bar on island steps from your room.
With the telescope up stairs you can check the surf conditions at first light, a short 7 miles boat ride to Palikir, boat snacks on board or pre order boat lunch delivered to your room with breakfast before 7am. You can even eat it on your way to the surf on the early morning rides.
Yes, a big upgrade from last season for less money and fewer surfers. This is a hard deal to beat in the surfing world. All we can say is Book Early!
Pohnpei has really fun conditions for stand up paddle boarding for all levels. Mangrove channels that goes for ever, inside the lagoon shallow reefs with clear water and abundant marine life, the barrier reefs and then everything together w…ith mangroves and reefs all in the same area, Nan Madol and even a waterfall that can be reached by SUP. The Pohnpei Surf Club offers SUP rentals, lesson and guided tours. For more information please contact us at email@example.com or call (691) 3207845. Pictures by Swilly, Aeder and Formiga.
Starting June 2014, the 10 year anniversary of
Pohnpei Surf Club, we will be running our operation from the biggest and most
recent development in Pohnpei. Located just a 10 minute car ride from the
airport, Mangrove Bay hotel, bar and Marina (restaurant to come soon) will be
our host providing us with a nice office downstairs with direct access to the
water, a nice dock for our boats, a comfortable 7.5 miles boat ride to Palikir,
and fast internet connection. Centrally located just a very short walking
distance to the Rusty Anchor, Ocean View hotel and restaurant, Arnolds Pizza,
Flamingo, Blue Nile super market, Simons Market (local fish and produce market)
or a quick car ride to Cupids and other bars and restaurants in Kolonia town,
the perfect location!
The Pohnpei Surf Club will keep their same
services with some upgrades providing packaged tours, dives and surf trips as
Mangrove Bay hotel working together with the
Pohnpei Surf Club will be hosting our guests on the newest rooms on island
above the water and with a great view and service.
All pictures here were shot between January and
March 2014. Everyone is working hard fine tuning and finishing final details in
order to receive our first guests within the month
There are board bags that have been here for over 7 years! Sorry, we ran out of space. For those who have left boards behind for so many year at the Pohnpei Surf Club we have to start charging an annual storage fee as we pay it as well and we already have a 20 ft container full of surfboard bags. The annual fee for storage is $100 a year and after two years of no payment the surfboards will be donated to the local surf community. Yes, we do take credit cards. For more info or payment please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org