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ha'atafu beach resort« on: March 19 2008 01:03:00 »
my brother and i are thinking of heading to tonga in late june till mid july for a surf trip. wondering what the ha'atafu beach resort is like?
and i know everyone has asked this already.... but am i going to get any good surf?
and is tonga expensive?
RE: ha'atafu beach resort« Reply #1 on: March 20 2008 01:03:00 »
its guna be a little bit more consistant than summer north swells,but i reckon the wave quality is better,theres pretty much only a couple spots and thats were evryones guna be,i luv tonga but its not as good as ,lets say "samoa"which is close and not that much more to stay,more variety of set ups,
RE: ha'atafu beach resort« Reply #2 on: March 21 2008 01:03:00 »
was in tonga few years back but due total lack swell in sth pacific little or no surf. couple of decent set ups though with bit of potential, shallow water so pack the booties. You would be a fool not to take some fishing gear as it is farking insane mate as for haátafu not bad place to stay has the basic essentials crew are pretty friendly. But as other post said there are lot more consistent spots in sth pacfic. Its like comparing Maldive's to Indo. But you never know unless ya go.
RE: ha'atafu beach resort« Reply #3 on: March 24 2008 20:03:00 »
Ha'atafu is a basic but good place to say. Really laid-back atmosphere and the food is unbelievable, I really can't say enough good things about the food! Its not as expensive as some places but is certainly not cheap, you get much less for your money than in Bali. Still not too bad though. The only problem is the surf, as others have said the set ups are good it just hardly ever gets swell, at any time of the year. Flat spells are common, and when I say flat, I mean FLAT. There was a guy from NZ that flew over for a week long trip when I was there in July a few years ago. His board stayed in his boardbag for the entire duration of his trip. So yeah Tonga is risky for a surf trip.. very risky. But it is a nice place that's for sure!
RE: ha'atafu beach resort« Reply #4 on: December 21 2008 10:12:00 »
This place rocks, laid back, really nice hosts, and the food is the best by a country mile...
Worth going for just that, and then add to the fact the the surf pumps right at your door step.
A good solid yet cheap surf holiday...
Steve and the crew will look after you,.
RE: ha'atafu beach resort« Reply #5 on: December 24 2008 09:12:00 »
Mate Tonga is great fun.
Go there to relax on a bit of island time.
Fishing is great and the surf is good when the swell is running. The waves are all lefts at that time of the year. Reefs are mostly flat so not as dangerous as other places although you can only surf around the high tide.