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Possibly epic conditions for Pohnpei/P-Pass, Mid Summer fun around Friday, the 20th of August.

As the typhoon moves away it will be pulling winds straight form the south, or as clean as it gets.

Based on todays forecast, it should be something like this. With a bit of west on all swells/all days it will be a lot more barrels than turns.

 

As todays forecast a double typhoon will be spinning around 1000 miles north of Pohnpei for a few days possibly sending us some excellent surfing conditions as swells and winds go. As today there are no surfers on island or booked. Swells like this are very rare this time of the year. For more information please check our page on Facebook or e-mail us at pscsurfclub@yahoo.com

I have never seen a double typhoon like this. Position looking good and it could get a lot better.

Not a bad forecast. I could surf it on my own but thought I would put the word out for those who always call me for these conditions.

The Pohnpei Surf Club has just partnered with El Nino for a great season 2015/16.

The new restaurant/sushi bar has just opened for business and will be our closest and most possible best bet or a good meal. Only a few steps from our office and rooms.

Mid summer typhoons. Just wondering what El Nino holds for us!

Waiting for the return of some fun days. Yes, that is Andy back in the day making it look so easy. Pic by DJ Strunt.

A few days later swells remain. Maybe two surfers around, no photographers so here is an I-Phone pic.

 

The view from our office remains the same and the forecast, does not look bad at all!

 

Should had gone on the second wave of the set. Another typhoon swell from the west.

 

The view from the kitchen window. Not bad.

This is where we spend a lot of time during our summer days.

Mid July typhoon swells.

 

The first stage of the restaurant and more up grades to come.

 

As weather goes things are looking good for the western pacific for surf season 2015/16. You must have heard El Nino is strengthening and it’s all starting over us and around Micronesia where a series of powerful typhoons have developed since late spring into summer pushing a lot of warm water to the central pacific. El Nino for us in Pohnpei means light winds and less rain than usual. With all this warm water around combined with cold air coming of Japan we have the perfect fuel for those low pressure systems forming in the western pacific which are the perfect surf generating storms for Pohnpei.

We can’t control the weather but we cantor how we run our show here and in Pohnpei we are doing pretty well at our new location, boats, back up boats, new restaurant and boat gas station. It all just gets better and faster for us to get you to the surf and back safely and in comfort or as good as it will get on the island of Pohnpei.

Our restaurant has just opened late July and it is going through its final fine tuning before it is 100% operational before the surf season.

The hotel still remains with only 7 double rooms and a new airline, Nauruair is now flying in from Brisbane through Fiji, Tarawa, Majuro, Nauro, and Kosrae to Pohnpei once a week. United Airlines is still the only other option from Honolulu, Guam or Cairns.

Flights and rooms are very limited so our advice is to book early to guarantee the best location in Pohnpei and the best deals on flights.

Pohnpei still is a bit more expensive place to flight, meaning less people in the water. For those who pay the price, the rewards awaits you here.

Mid July had some decent days at Palikir courtesy of El Nino and some typhoons on the western pacific.

The new boats gas and go gas station is right next door to our office just making things more convenient, fast and safe for our all days out.

The main difference between Pohnpei and other tourist destinations….you get it all for your self.

I know I have posted this picture of Ahnd Atoll by Swilly many times but every time I go through it I feel like showing everyone this amazing Pohnpei moment.

Mermaid in paradise.

 

What could I saw about this picture? You got to be there to see and understand it.

 

To really see the best of Pohnpei, you got to get in a boat and explore.

 

Lined up perfection.

 

Draw your own lines and conclusions.

Nauru Airlines starting flight to Pohnpei from Australia.

Nauru Airlines to start service to Pohnpei this June with flights leaving Brisbane on Fridays at 7:00 am and arriving in Pohnpei at 8:45 pm same day after island hopping south and north pacific islands.
The return flights will be leaving Pohnpei at 7:00 am on Sunday arriving in Brisbane at 5:25 pm same day.
For guests coming from Australia that will avoid the domestic flight and overnight at Cairns on return plus no domestic flight fare and another option if flight are full and to expensive specially for those last minute bookings not to mention a more affordable surfboard luggage fee.
Packages for the Pohnpei Surf Club will be for 10 and 17 nights. Because of the late arrival on your first day and early departure on last day, late check in and early check out will apply meaning you don’t pay for your half missed arrival day or last day early departure in the morning meaning 9 or 16 nights paid instead of 10 or 17 nights.
The Pohnpei Surf Club is in talks with Nauru Airlines and will do our best to package your flight, sleep and surf all inclusive at the best possible rates.
More news on this event soon

A new airline flying into Pohnpei will open great connections with Australia, Fiji, Kosrae, Majuro, Nauru and other pacific island.

 

Why Pohnpei? Here are a few reasons.

There are hardly any beaches on the main island of Pohnpei but the ones near by make up for it.

On island things to do after a day on the water. Cupids Bar and Grill for some great drinks and meal and the best sunset on the island of Pohnpei.

 

Coming back from an evening boat ride to the surf, dive, fish or just cruising around.

 

On the way to Nan Madol.

 

Waves aren’t bad either.

 

There are plenty blue holes in Pohnpei but we hardly ever stop there, just cause there are lots of better things to experience.

 

The pass and Ahnd Atoll. Must be there and see it.

More season 2014/15 moments from Pohnpei, Micronesia, 96941.

Laura Evener feeling at home in Pohnpei

Sunset from the rooms, boats are just downstairs, bar a few meters away and everything good about Pohnpei all around. Location, Location, Location. Yes, we got it.

 

For those who wake up early enough, the sun raise at Palikir.

 

The Marina. Our dock to the right, the hotel to the left, and the bar in between is the gathering place for visitors and locals a like.

Awesome surf video of season 2014/15 in Pohnpei.

http://www.surfinglife.com.au/guides/travel-bible-2015/13398-pohnpei-surf-club

Check it out!

22nd Annual Pohnpei Fishing Club Tournament.

I am going. Want to join me?

Everyone get ready for the 22nd Annual Tournament. We have lots of sponsors and right now over $3,000.00 in prizes.  Sponsors are still coming on board.

Details are as follows.  Registration 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015 at Mangrove Bay.  Registration is $50.00.

All boats that register get free t-shirts and a case of Bud at the end of the tournament, sponsored by Budweiser and Ambros/Shimbros.  You are making money by registering.

The tournament is two days, May 9 and 11.  Registration is the same whether you fish one or two days.  You must register Friday, as it is the only registration.  EPIRB’s will be issued for the two days. Turn them in on Monday for your case of Bud.

Fishing times both Saturday, May 9 and Monday, May 11, are checkout at Lidikihka 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., and weigh in at Mangrove Bay, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

A barbecue supporting the library will be held on May 11.

The awards ceremony and free barbecue will be held on Saturday, May 16 at Mangrove Bay.  Please attend the awards ceremony and support our sponsors.

So far for Sponsorship, we have the following:

Budweiser/Ambros/Shimbros

Luen Thai Fishing Venture, Ltd.

Lyon Associates

Best Buy

MRAG

NFC

Ace Hardware

Pohnpei Napa

Ace Office Supplies

Etscheit Enterprises

Club Cupid

Ocean View West Wing

Pohnpei Surf Club

Blue Nile

Panuelo Gas

Bank of Guam

Many thanks to our sponsors.  We couldn’t put on the tournament without them.  Prizes are still coming in so there may be more on this list.

The format is going to change a little this year.  As usual it is a point fish tournament.  Only point fish count for the grand prizes.  However, this year it is a boat prize.  The points count for the boat, (the fisherman keeps the points for Majuro).

There will be five prizes for most points.

1.       $1,000.00 cash

2.       $600.00 cash

3.       $400.00 cash

4.       $300.00 cash

5.       $200.00 cash

It is not biggest fish but most points.  If one boat lands a 150 pound marlin that is 150 points.  If another boat lands 6 30 pound yellow fin that is 180 points.  To qualify the club has the following minimum weights.

Marlin 100, Sailfish 50, YF and other tuna 20, Wahoo 20, GT 20, Barracuda 20, Mahi Mahi 15, SJ 15, Rainbow Runner 8.

There are tons of other prizes.  For biggest fish in the following species, there are gift certificates for big fish 1, 2 and 3. The species are YF and other tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, SJ, and for those who are lucky enough to catch them Barracuda.

Since the grand prizes are boat prizes, these prizes go to the angler who catches them.  We also have lady angler 1, 2 and 3, plus junior angler 1, 2, and 3.  We’re still organizing the prizes, but they are going to be good.  Additional prizes are likely to be awarded.

I’ll send another update later in the week.  Remember May 11 is a holiday unless you are a Senator.

See you there.

Steve Finnen

Secretary

Pohnpei Fishing Club

 

 

 

Orca Whales in Pohnpei.

If you spend enough time out at the ocean you start seeing a bunch of lonely creatures cruising in the open blue Pacific. I have seen a ton of whales in Hawaii but always the same humpedback. In Pohnpei I don’t see as many but every time I see some it is a different kind, most of which I have no idea of what kind (this one I knew what it was). Since last week there have been a pod of some big whales spread out around the north side on Pohnpei and a lot of fish around them. Must be an interesting view down and around them. An entire eco system moving together. Around 5 pm last night 10 miles out, that time when the surface of the ocean is all silver with sun reflection one of them popped up right next to might boat creating a giant boil. Time to go home.

The best way to see Pohnpei, with people who love this island.

Our view on the way to and back from the surf everyday.

And the view at the pass.