Tips for Tonga?!

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Beagle started the topic in Tuesday, 10 May 2016 at 2:04pm

Just found out I'm moving to Tonga for 3 yrs, based in Nuku'alofa. Yeeeeewwww! Keen to hear from anyone who's been on a surf trip to the west coast or who has lived there. Looks like the Kolovai to Ha'atafu stretch has plenty of options for reefy goodness in both winter and summer, and is probably half an hour drive from the city??? My wife and I are keen to have both land transport and a boat, but not sure what the second hand markets/dealerships are like there? Any ideas/advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Patrick commented Saturday, 2 Nov 2019 at 4:15pm

G'day Beagle
How is/was your time in Tonga? What's it like in November/December?
Cheers.

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Spuddups commented Sunday, 3 Nov 2019 at 7:01am

When I was over there I got talking with a guy who'd been living there for a year or two. He said it was pretty good, especially in the North swell off season when you can chase some of the outer reefs off a boat. So basically it's a pretty crap place to visit as a surfer due to its propensity for going flat for a week at a time, but it's good if you live there.

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shoredump commented Sunday, 3 Nov 2019 at 7:21am

Did the guy you were talking to Spud have tri colour hair and a keen sense of smell?

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Spuddups commented Sunday, 3 Nov 2019 at 10:53am

Nah, this was about 15 years ago.