Surfing in the Solomon Islands
It may surprise you that the Solomons have fabulous surf breaks! Can you remember a time when there was no one else on your wave, no one dropping in on you?
Come and enjoy our uncrowded waves, crystal clear water and unspoilt beaches. In the Solomons you can surf a new break that no one has surfed before and stay on your own private beach. It’s a slice of paradise off the beaten track.
When is the best time to go?
The best surfing is between October and April with peak season between November and March. The regular storm systems that come through at this time of year consistently generate swells between 3 feet and 6 feet but may often be bigger.
Where to surf in the Solomons
There are a few different options depending on your time and budget. If you’re happy with life’s simple pleasures and want to really experience the Solomons, village stays that operate as surf camps are a great option. You’ll provide some income to the village and make new friends. Guest accommodation is typically in a comfortable well-built thatched home and your perfect wave is just minutes away.
Within the Malaita Province there are more than a dozen world class diving sites near the spectacular Lau Lagoon where the ‘Solwata’ or Salt Water People live. There are surf breaks to cater to novices as well as advanced surfers.
Ysabel Island and Western Province
Whether you're visiting the Isabel Province or the Western Province, both are easily accessible by flight and unique wilderness expeditions abound. You will stay in a local village, meeting the locals, contribute to the local economy and surf island style.
The Guadalcanal Province is the main entry point to the Solomon Islands so if you’re looking for an easy weekend surf from Honiara, a number of operators can organise surfing tours not far away and there are some fantastic waves on offer.
How to get there
Solomon Airlines has flights every week from Brisbane to Honiara. From there your surf operator will organise your travel by boat to your destination.