Just finished two weeks of teaching kitesurfing and surfing on the tiny island of Namotu in Fiji with legendary kite surfing wave rider Ben Wilson! Ben plays host to "Ben Wilson kite weeks" for five weeks a year for anyone to come and hone their skills in kiting, surfing, or just enjoying the other activities or non activities the island has to offer. The most famous surf spot in this location was called "Cloudbreak" it's a left hand breaking wave that is known for it's shallow reef which makes the wave throw and barrel across the reef! The wave is great from two feet to fifty feet! There are several other world class surf spots all of which require a boat ride out. The drivers take you there and wait till you are finished to take you back in. When the wind is up the kiting is world class! We kited right off the island to the outer reefs kiting a sport called "Namotu lefts" which is the outer reef we can easily see while having breakfast and lunch each day. We scored some amazing wave riding sunset sessions out there and when there wasn't wind we scored sunset surf sessions at "Wilkes" which is a right hand break just across the channel from the left. The water clarity is as clear as it gets! You see right through the waves down to the reef! The feeling of being so far out in the ocean and watching the sun come up with no one around but your crew is a spiritual experience in itself but to be out in such dream like conditions as well just blew my mind! Maui is hard to beat and Fiji was over the top!
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