Kite-Surfing in the ultimate paradise ~ Kakula Island, Vanuatu, South Pacific

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Just a five-minute boat ride north of Éfaté Island in the Vanauatu Archipelago, lies the uninhabited Kakula Island has been called “The Jewel of the South Pacific” for good reason. Its lush 90 acres include white sand beaches, coral reefs and pristine tropical splendor. Protected by neighboring islands, the calm waters surrounding Kakula are excellent for swimming, fishing and snorkeling, and increasingly… Kite Surfing. Uninhabited and unspoiled, Kakula serves as a breeding ground for sea turtles.


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Escape to paradise and discover one of the most beautiful islands in the South Seas – Kakula Island, down from the seawall and see live corals and tropical fish. Water is flat and shallow , very clear and beautiful.

This is a private island so the only place to go is at the very end by the sand spit. The beach is sand, with some lovely shells. Here is plenty of room to launch.
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Winter is from May through October, summer November through April. Summer is very warm and humid. Air-temperature in winter approx. 25°C, in summer 30+°C. The water is warm and mellow. Temperature year-round approx. 24°-25°C. Normally no wetsuit needed, but some days it’s nice with a shorty.
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Winter (June to September) is the best season for surf-kiting here as the trades are pretty steady. In summer you can get hurricanes and heaps of changing weather. As the wind here is generated by the trades, it’s pretty stable and predictable. Dominating direction is Southeast. Starts building in the morning, and normally starts decreasing late afternoon. Normal strength 12-15 knots, but also days with more. Good directions for kiting are Southeast to East.
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How to get there:
Get to Port-Vila on Efate. Then get to the North of Efate. here you need a boat to get there.

Nightlife:
No nightlife. You’ll probably be knacked after a day of surf-kiting.

Source: Wayfaring

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9 responses to “Kite-Surfing in the ultimate paradise ~ Kakula Island, Vanuatu, South Pacific

  1. maicelest

    Thanks so much for all your posts. xx

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  6. Kite-Surfing in the ultimate paradise ~ Kakula Island indeed!!!The photo’s are amazing…It looks truly gorgoues….

    An afternoon’s surfing followed by a cool glass of Beer there would suit me fine…Gosh I wish 🙂

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