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Fanning island is one of the Line Islands in Kiribati. It is south of Hawai'i. You can get there by boat or by plane. But planes often stops at Christmas Island and then you can wait in any motel in Christmas for a government ship named Te Betiraoi or a sailboat S/V Tuaraoi. S/V Tuaraoi is owned by Chuck Corbett and it is for charter only.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Don't know
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Alternative name Tabuaeran Island
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ordinary, Fun, Slab
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionWest
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionHigh tide only
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
The spot is right on the right side of English Channel. There are no cars on the island except 3 trucks, but you don't need to take a ride from the wharf to the spot. You can feel free to take a walk with fresh air and environment.
The spot is close to both the surf and the clinic in which you do not have to pay for medication.
There are 4 rental bungalows (raised floor huts)in which you can experience the way I-Kiribati people sleep in an open raised floor hut, roofed with thatches. If you do not prefer those, there is a small concrete house/building which can accommodate 5 people. This concrete house has louver windows and a ceiling. Both the windows and doors have fly-screens to avoid bugs to get in, especially flies and mosquitoes.
There is a 3 time meal. Your meal depends on whatever you like to eat, either canned foods or local foods. Local foods includes, fish, lobsters, shrimps, banana, taro, breadfruits, green leaves such as cabbage and of course vegetables like cucumber and sweet potatoes. You can have local drinks like coconuts, toddy, and toddy syrup (kamaimai) and also fermented toddy if you like.
This spot is the best in Fanning as there is access to the hospital and especially as the surf is right behind my place. It is in my backyard.
By andy freedman , 11-06-2009
Mauri Taumoa! - Mauri!It's Andy!I was there in 2001 when Nate was there.
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
kukurei en norko!
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