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RE: Maninoa surf camp complaints« on: February 16 2009 15:02:00 »
We are trying to make reservations for Maninoa surf camp and can't get anyone. The lines are always temporarily busy and the cost from the Australian folks was way more than advertised. I can't seem to get anyone from the USA reps. Does anyone have any ideas of how to get in touch with the folks at Maninoa.
RE: Maninoa surf camp complaints« Reply #2 on: April 05 2009 18:04:00 »
A mixed bag of reviews here and I must say my experience was a mixed bag also. I suggest you take your own water or buy it locally bottled, book a time that is not busy anyway and has the best possible surf conditions. I think the point many are making is that Maninoa advertises as something more than it is when you arrive, that is reinforced by the "harden up" messages from so called hard core surfers. I bet you all had a beer at either of the two resorts that Maninoa is in between!.
Anyway I also stayed at other places and found them more hard core than Maninoa. And contrary to the hard asses on this post, the palces were harder, less western food, no nightime activities and very much a cultural experience.
RE: Maninoa surf camp complaints« Reply #3 on: June 08 2009 17:06:00 »
7o tala taken from bag.food ok .boat and guide /10 look around and talk to as many people as poss. and trust no one..happy surfing
RE: Maninoa surf camp complaints« Reply #4 on: July 25 2009 01:07:00 »
If you want to stay at Maninoa surf camp then expect to be dropped in on by the local surf guide. He doesn't even know what it means to take turns, or that the guy on the inside has the right of way.
You will only surf one wave as franny (maninoa local boat driver) only surfs the one wave, and thats all he can surf.
The accomodation only suits surfers that are prepared to rough it.
Samoa is good but if your going to go on a surf trip then go somewhere else, its not a surf trip kind of place, its more of a if you get surf then stoked. If not then enjoy your day anyway.
RE: Maninoa surf camp complaints« Reply #5 on: October 01 2009 09:10:00 »
I stayed at Maninoa, and like someone previously said...you must not have travelled much. Because I think Maninoa is awsome. The people are just so great, all you really need is there, nice and simple, a little beach bar next door with a pool table...i would recommend it
RE: Maninoa surf camp complaints« Reply #6 on: October 02 2009 22:10:00 »
well its all gone now you complaining assholes so I guess its back to $200 US a night in Fiji
RE: Maninoa surf camp complaints« Reply #7 on: October 08 2009 20:10:00 »
Im booked to come over on the 16/10/09 with a couple of mates just making sure its still worth coming as Ive seen photos, will you still be able to cater for our needs....
RE: Maninoa surf camp complaints« Reply #9 on: October 19 2009 22:10:00 »
Just got back from samoa.Stayed at Maninoa. It's a real surf camp. Survived the Tsunami and if you are really after waves,this place is the call.English is a second language for the locals but they won't crowd the line up. Great waves.Way cheaper than Fiji.Take that from a Fijian