Kitesurfing & Surfing
action off the beaten track
Don’t expect to come to Tonga and take it easy, all day, every day. The Kingdom’s True South Pacific vibe and languid tropical climate certainly promotes an unhurried approach to life, but more adventurous holiday activities are also on offer, in the emerging adventure travel hub of the Vava’u group and the beautiful Ha’apai group of islands . Explore both island groups sheltered waters and scattered, untouched islands on a self-drive jet kayak, skimming across cobalt waters and coral reefs at an invigorating 30 km per hour. Harness the Kingdom’s dependable trade winds to kiteboard amid sheltered and uncrowded lagoons and atolls, getting a unique perspective on Tonga’s pristine landscapes.
Professional operators offer full training and equipment sales, and can advise experienced kiteboarders on the best locations. Take to four wheels on a self-drive kart safari, enjoying a rollicking jungle adventure on remote, back road trails, deserted beaches and ocean side cliff tops. Look forward to an entertaining infusion of hearty Tongan humour from the local guides.
After all this activity, most visitors to Tonga usually need some well-earned downtime in a well-shaded hammock. Don’t worry, that’s something the Pacific’s most authentic destination also does remarkably well.
Shallow, warm, uncrowded lagoons coupled with steady, dependable trade winds make Tonga a paradise for the exhilarating sport of kitesurfing. This sport offers a great opportunity for the more adventurous traveller to explore the warm waters and stunning coastlines of Tonga in an entirely different way. Simply enjoy skimming across the clear island waters, or try getting airborne if you’re seeking a real adrenaline rush. Take the chance to experience this unique sport in some of Tonga’s most remote and beautiful environments.
Most kitesurfing activities are based in the outer island groups of Vava’u and Ha’apai, where the southeast trade winds provide ideal conditions from May to late October. Professional operators offer kitesurfing holidays, including lessons tailored to the individual, equipment hire and everything that novices through to pro-kiters need to have the ultimate kitesurfing experience.
Kitesurfing Tongan style
The west-northwest facing coastline of the main island of Tongatapu is the home of some of Tonga’s best surfing. This coastline is perfectly situated to take advantage of the huge groundswells from winter storm activities in the southern Pacific. The steady east-southeast offshore trade winds create perfect surf conditions. The other two main island groups of Ha’apai and Vava’u also boast great surfing. However much of this is only accessible by specialist charter vessels.
Providers for kitesurfing and surfing:
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Kart Safaris The best way to see Vava’u from the land. Our regular tour is a 3 -4 hour guided excursion to stunning lookouts, remote beaches, quaint villages and awesome tracks through the bush. We also offer a full day tour beginning with the fist stop at ‘Ene’io Botanical Gardens. You will be taken on More Info »
Welcome to Vava’u and Riki Tiki Tonga. Riki Tiki Tonga is the perfect way to compliment your Vava’u vacation by joining us for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling, by taking Diving Lessons or by chartering our Folk Boat Yacht. We are a small company offering extremely personalized service for singles and small groups up to six More Info »
A family run resort like no other. Located in one of the most beautiful areas of Tonga, if not the World! Its a 6 ½ acre coral atoll surrounded by pristine white sand and beautiful clean clear water. Mounu is set and designed as an Eco Resort, so we have minimal impact on the environment. More Info »
Treasure Island Eueiki Eco Resort is located on the island of Eueiki, part of the Vava’u island group in the Kingdom of Tonga. The resort is situated in the heart of the South Pacific on a 48-acre, privately-owned island paradise. Relax on a beautiful white sand beach fringed with swaying palms, and explore the island’s More Info »
Fanifo Lofa, Tonga’s only dedicated kite surfing resort, can be found on the beautiful shores of Uoleva Island in the Ha’apai group. We have found the ultimate kite surfing destination here in Tonga. Come and stay in our beach fales, snorkel, swim with whales and experience the ultimate kite surfing holiday. We have created our More Info »
A well priced resort located on the spectacular Northern tip of Pangai, Ha’apai. 10 delightful Tongan-inspired fales with covered balconies, very comfortable bedding and mosquito nets. The shared bathrooms have solar hot showers and all towels are supplied. Safe swimming, incredible snorkelling and kite-surfing directly off beach, or simply relax in our bar/restaurant over looking More Info »
We didn't find any surfing activities in 'Eau. Should your business be in here? Contact us.
Other venues for kitesurfing and surfing:
We are one of Tonga’s longest established local family owned beach resorts (est.1979) and are now in our second generation of family operation. With over 30 years experience in Tonga’s tourism industry, we enjoy a well-earned reputation for outstanding island-style hospitality and warm, friendly service. Our kitchen sources only the freshest local produce (mostly organic) More Info »
Encompassing every aspect of natural beauty, the Royal Sunset Resort, ‘Atata Island, Tonga, is an untouched tropical paradise set in the pacific. Enjoy a relaxing tropical island holiday in Tonga at The Royal Sunset Island Resort either on the beach or by the pool. There is a range of fun adventure activities for those looking for More Info »
The place your south pacific dreams come true, is home to Lucky’s Beach Houses. It is located on the island of ‘Utungake in the middle of the Vava´u group of islands, connected to the main island of Vava´u Lahi via bridges making access to the town of Neiafu very easy. Four little beach houses skirt More Info »
A boutique hotel overlooking the ocean. Vava’u Villa offers a peaceful and quiet getaway less than 3km from town. Located on the east of Vava’u, the Villas have great ocean views of the surrounding islands. Our recently renovated deluxe rooms all have ensuite bathrooms. From Aug to Nov we have custom made Glamping tents with Mango More Info »
Fully self contained rooms each with its own kitchenette with fridge, cooking facilities and utensils, so guests can choose to eat in or visit one of the many popular restaurants in Vava’u. Vava’u Harbourview Resort has nine spacious bungalows plus an additional two bedroom unit. Two bungalows also have connecting door to allow for additional More Info »
Serenity Beaches is a small resort, on a remote island, designed for those wishing to leave stress behind and find peace and tranquility. Stay in one of our five private ocean front fales. Three large fales feature a porch, sleeping area with queen sized bed, bathroom with garden shower and a loft. Two single room, More Info »
We didn't find any surfing activities in 'Eua. Should your business be in here? Contact us.