Our week at Fanning was a classic example of the versatility of this amazingly beautiful island. For better or worse, we live in a day and age in which accurate surf forecasting reduces the element of surprise. In our case, the forecast was dismal and our expectations for surf were low. Nevertheless, we caught a few fun waves at Fanning Left over the first five days of the trip, and spent the rest of our time enjoying the incredible fishing and snorkeling, exploring the island, and hanging out some of the most welcoming locals we’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.
Toward the end of the trip, we were pleasantly surprised by a bump in swell and had two days of super enjoyable sessions amongst the postcard perfect backdrop of glistening turquoise water, white sand, and palm trees. Empty 2-3ft waves rolled into the bay where we were waiting to glide across their empty, smooth walls created by the favourably light winds around.
With sun-kissed smiles and surfed out guests, our inaugural trip to Fanning was a smashing success. So much for forecasts!
Juliette Budge – [email protected]