New Caledonia was a good place to experience Oceania with a taste of France. An interesting Melanesian tradition blends with French sophistication. Noumea is pretty cosmopolitan. And the windsurfing capital of the world. Strong tradewinds sweep across the wide, protected Baie De L’Orphelinat, creating perfect conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
The southwest side of New Caledonia is surrounded by reef with open passes. Large waves routinely build, resulting in long barrel rides in the passes. Australians regularly fly in to surf the large swells. But like most of our LTL Surf Travel Collection it’s not your standard destination. Most surf spots are only accessible by boat, it’s inconsistent, very expensive and easily blown-out. So why go ? Well, searching a variety of barrier reef breaks, on an exotic yacht trip, to surf virgin spots, hello ! On land the resort are worldclass, but not especially cheap. What’s new, uncrowded surf comes with a price tag. It’s the new luxury in a crowded surf travel scene. Le Meridien fits the bill. Glisse Attitude is the kitesurf school based at Le Méridien Nouméa.