The No-Limits Experience
Unlimited Weeks (formerly Kite Weeks) are more than just kitesurfing, surfing, winging and foiling. During Ben’s weeks we offer the best of everything, all the way from food and photography to coaching and equipment. A couple of steps above even a normal week on Namotu, an Unlimited Week provides the chance to learn from the best in the best location. Our special chefs, coaches, photographer, yoga instructor take over the Island with a ton of gear and amazing staff to give you the ultimate experience. All sports, all gear, no limits.
Whether you’re interested in kitesurfing, winging, foiling, paddle boarding or surfing, we bring a large team experienced in all areas.
Namotu Unlimited Week Dates
Unlimited Weeks run on set dates during June-September. To be notified when bookings are released, please join the wait list. There’s no commitment, we’ll just let you know when bookings open or cancellations occur.
11-18 June 2023
18-25 June 2023
25 June-02 July 2023: family week
23-30 July 2023
30 July-06 August 2023
20-27 August 2023
27 August – 03 September 2023
Please note these trips sell at least a year in advance and in some cases are pre-sold so if you’d like to join at some stage, get your name on the list or enquire now.
7 Nights on Namotu Island: Watersports Paradise
Located just off the coast of Viti Levu, Namotu Island Resort is one of the most southern islands in the Mamanuca Island Group. Namotu gets surf and wind year round and is situated a stone’s throw from Fiji’s best surf breaks and in the heart of a wide variety of reefs that create incredible waves.
Check Namotu Lefts, Swimming Pools and Wilkes Pass from the beach or travel just 10 minutes to surf Cloudbreak and 5 minutes to Restaurants. There are lefts and rights, fast and hollow or waves for beginners. Surf, SUP, kite, foil or sail, we have it all on our doorstep. Unlike other resorts, Namotu prides itself on unlimited use of surf boats so you can spend as much or as little time in the water as you like. You can even join the Island’s resident fisherman as he catches fish for the restaurant, all included in your stay.
If you love the ocean, this is your paradise. The Fiji Islands enjoys a tropical climate, with average temperatures in the winter months (June-August) of about 84 ‘ F or 29’C and in the summer months of about 88’F or 31’C. The Trade Wind season runs from May to September and typically you’ll expect windy afternoons and glassy mornings. Most often about 3 or 4 out of 7 days will be windy allowing you to experience everything else the island including those beautiful Fiji blue days. Namotu is easily accessible from the mainland; it takes just over an hour by bus and boat from the international airport making it a relatively simple trip for many.
For Ben, Namotu Island is where it all began and the place he calls his second home. This is where he first learned to kiteboard and realised he could merge his love of surfing and kiting to create kitesurfing as we know it today. Ben has hosted these trips on Namotu since 2011 and loves sharing his favourite place and his skills with guests from around the world. Join Ben on one of his annual weeks for the ultimate getaway!
Wind and Wave Conditions
Our Unlimited Weeks operate during a historically windy time of year when the Pacific Trade Winds blow 15-20knts in the afternoons. This time of year tends to provide glassy mornings and breezy afternoons HOWEVER, we can’t control the weather. Typically a “good” week of wind is 3 out of 7 days which leaves some perfect days for surfing, foiling, SUP’ing, snorkelling or simply enjoying private island paradise! The bottom line is: enjoy all that Namotu and our incredible staff provide and step out of your comfort zone, meet new people and have not only the best kite trip of your life, but the best week of your life!
We recommend guests bring two kite sizes to cover the range of wind strengths and conditions – for example, Ben weights 82kg and rides an 8m or 12m. If you’re a keen stand up paddleboarder or surfer, please bring your own equipment as while we have plenty of equipment, we won’t have enough 12m kites for 20 people to use at once!
Photography and Video
Our legendary photographer will be on hand across all weeks to snap your best moments and give your friends something else to envy. He’ll capture your moves and make you look like a pro and also roaming the island taking plenty of lifestyle shots as well. So don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of quality photos and video to take home, all included in your package.
You really have to experience it to understand it. But the next best thing is to watch some of the footage over the last few years. Here’s a clip with action from just one week.
Yoga, Snorkelling & Island Hops
Each day our yoga instructor will guide you through a stretch or vinyasa session suitable for every body and is available throughout the week for private sessions as desired. She’s also on hand to take care of the non-kiters/surfers and keep them busy with island hops, beginner surf & snorkelling.
Delicious Paleo-Inspired Food
The culinary experience is a true highlight. Our incredibly talented head chefs bring a passion for paleo inspired dishes and local, seasonal produce. The food is truly exceptional on these weeks and we’re so excited be able to share some of our favourite healthy food with our guests. All meals including hot & cold breakfast, lunch, sunset snacks (highlight!), dinner and dessert are included. Expect lots of salads, freshly caught fish, sashimi, delicious snacks and a menu that varies daily.
Learn to Foil & Wing
Yes, it’s taking over. Foiling is big and there’s no better place to learn or fine-tune than Namotu. The best way to begin is behind a boat with an expert instructor on the right foil. We have a range of user-friendly short mast, large wing foils on paddleboards, SUPs and kiteboards. During the week we offer foil lessons where our instructors will take 2 guests out on the boats at a time to learn the techniques they need to progress to either paddle foiling, wing foiling, kite foiling or SUP foiling. We also offer tow foiling behind the jet skis for advanced foilers and provide beginner foils to use. There are a number of wings available to try for existing foilers and wing sessions available.
PRICE: This is included for all Unlimited Week guests to schedule as they like throughout the week.
Wave Kiting, Winging and Foiling Group Coaching Sessions
There are scheduled sessions with Ben and guest coaches throughout the week that cover wave kitesurfing, winging, foil tech, foil airs, jibes and how to go strapless.
These sessions vary and are open to all guests.
Equipment. Lots of it.
We have a ton of equipment including Slingshot bars, boards, kites, wings, foils (surf, SUP & kite) plus Ride Engine harnesses, various SUPs and surfboards for guest use. We still recommend everybody (except those with beginner/intermediate coaching and gear hire) bring their own surfboards and kite gear. See below for info on equipment hire.
World Class Coaches
Among our coaching team we have kitesurf wave world champions, Ironman athletes, World Stand Up Paddleboard Series competitors, sponsored kiters, professional surfers, and most importantly, each one has been carefully selected because they can actually teach. It’s not always the case that a great athlete will be a great coach but all of our team have both experience in doing and teaching. Over the years we’ve recruited some of the world’s best who not only support you during lessons but are friendly, generous and take the time to get to know you in and out of the water.
Upgrade with a Private Surf, SUP & Kite Coach
Whether you’re a total beginner or looking to go further we have the location and the instruction for you. Although we are famous for our kitesurfing instruction, if you’d rather spend time working on your surfing, SUPing, winging or foiling then that’s great, we have the people and the equipment to teach anyone, anything.
Your coach can teach you everything from kiting to surfing, SUPing, winging and foiling so no matter the weather you will be out enjoying the ocean and learning or perfecting skills.
All equipment is included and covers everything from trainer kites, twin-tips, full-size kites, bars, wings, foils, surfboards, soft top surfbords, stand up paddle boards and radio helmets. If you or your partner is interested in learning to kite, wing, foil, surf or SUP, there is no better place than Namotu Island.
A full week includes up to 4hrs of time on the water each day and all equipment included. We also offer ad-hoc hourly coaching sessions that can be arranged during your stay based around availability and weather conditions.
“Just reflecting on the week just passed. It has to be one of the best surf/kite trips I’ve done. Ben’s outstanding crew worked seamlessly with the Namotu operation. One of the most amazing locations with Mother Nature turning it on with times of glassy waves, sunshine and a lot of wind. The daily routine of stretch, surf, theory instruction, kiting, great food etc. I’m energised about my kiting, surfing and daily exercise routines. Even lost a bit of weight.”Vic, 2015
- Namotu standard inclusions: 7 nights accommodation on Namotu Island Resort including meals, transfer via bus and boat, daily yoga, unlimited use of surf boats with unlimited access to Namotu Lefts, Restaurants, Swimming Pools & Wilkes, fishing with resident fisherman aboard the Mai Kana, first boat to Cloudbreak daily+, surf guide in the water with you at all times to ensure you are safe, use of soft top surfboards, snorkelling gear & SUPs
- Plus Unlimited Week inclusions:
- Welcome pack with our favourite island essentials
- Fishing and scenic trips onboard Namotu’s charter boat (Cobalt)
- Use of Namotu jet-skis*
- Photography & video provided on USB by renowned surf photographer
- Daily & private yoga, guided snorkelling and Island hops
- Healthy, modern meals prepared by world-class head chefs
- Daily group coaching clinics (kitesurfing, foiling, winging etc)
- Wifi Internet throughout the resort
- Use of equipment including SUPs, surf boards, foils, demo kites, bars, wings, foils and boards **
*Used during week for tow foiling, lessons and as determined by coaches **Gear hire and coaching students take precedence
- Dedicated Surf, Kite, SUP & Foil Coach – the best way to progress your skills is with one of our incredible all-round expert coaches. Your very own coach to work with you all week, whatever you like and whenever you want. Includes all the equipment including latest kite gear, foils, performance surfboards & kiteboards, wave SUPs. $5000USD/person for the week. Shared coaching is available for couples.
- Hourly coaching – If you don’t want to commit to a week of coaching, hourly sessions are now available. 1hr=$350, 1.5hr=$500, 2hr=$600
- Equipment hire – Don’t pack a thing, Let us take care of your equipment needs. $550/pp per week or $300pp/day inclusive of kites, bars, boards, surfboards, twin tips, wings & foils.
- Massage, heli tours and transfers, & SCUBA additional but available
INCLUDED RETURN TRANSFERS
Airport/hotel to Marriott (45min by car) then Marriott to Namotu (25min by boat). Total trip 1hr 20min.
If you arrive early we can transfer you to your pre-stay hotel.
Denarau Marina to Namotu aboard the Cobalt (30mins by by fast World Cat boat).
Airport/hotel to Denarau included
COST: $800usd for up to 12 passengers
Airport or Denarau to Namotu on helicopter (10min)
Luggage taken separately via regular transfer. Heli Tours roughly $300usd per person for up to 3 passengers
*not included in the Namotu package
^for use when available. Priority pass holders will take precedence.
Please contact us for package pricing and availability. Prices vary depending on room.
All prices are quoted in US Dollars. When booking, you must book for the entire week on the dates listed.
The Island works in one week blocks from Sunday to Sunday. Check-in is from 11:30am Sundays with check-out at 10am the following Sunday.
Bookings are secured with a 35% non-refundable deposit. Balance is due 120 days prior to departure.
Airfares, insurance & connecting accomodation are not included.Bookings and more information
Yes, it is compulsory. You will need a plan that covers medical emergencies and transport, trip cancellation, travel changes, loss of property and luggage. We recommend a comprehensive cover to ensure you’re protected.
May to Sep, but the trade winds can blow anytime and are historically the most consistent in August.
April, May & June, but swell year round.
Yes, wireless internet is available.
Around 26 degrees.
No, but a long sleeve wetsuit vest or spring suit can be handy sometimes for wind chill.
It can be any strength, but normal trades are about 15-20knots and we mostly ride on 8m – 12m kites.
No experience necessary – but we do need to know in advance what level of lessons you require as these details are important for resource and to maintain the VIP instructor/support boat ratio. To avoid disappointment please ensure you book in advance. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Yes there are plenty of nice flat water spots.
Yes, we have introduced a weekly hire. You can rent boards, harnesses, kites & bars.
Depending on swell size there is any type of that you want, long and hollow, or short and fun.
Yes, we can cater to a range of dietary restrictions, just let us know prior to travel.
Yes, you may wish to hire or pre-order – there are limited harnesses and spare gear on the island so please be prepared and bring your own gear or contact us before hand with what you may need. If hiring, you can decide to purchase at the end of your stay – the hire cost will be deducted from the price.
It’s a good idea if you’re learning to kite or want to surf when it’s shallow on the reef.
Bring your own. We ask that you bring all your own personal items such as booties, sunscreen, wax, legropes, surfboards, kites & accessories.
There is a small store on the island but realistically imagine you are in the middle of nowhere, plan for your personal needs, sunscreens, any medications, rash vest etc before you get here. We’ll send you a list of things to pack as a guide.
Please make sure you have your PADI certificate and bring your own gear if you like. There will be equipment available, however if you are particular, we recommend bringing wetsuit, fins & snorkel.
240volt with Australian/New Zealand standard outlets.
You can leave a cash tip for Fijian staff in the box at checkout. It will be split evenly between the staff. If you’d like to tip your surf guides and coaches, please leave your tip with Sasha or Ben who will distribute evenly among them.
The best way to arrive is by plane to Nadi International Airport (NAN). You’ll be picked up by one of Namotu’s private shuttles and from there by boat to tropical paradise – your home for the week. Helicopter and boat charters are available at an additional cost.
Spend the Sunday afternoon settling into your bure, surfing, kiting and exploring the Island before the welcome drinks with your hosts at 6pm. While the weather is normally reliable, it does influence the day’s activities. We aim to maximise kiting when it’s windy and surf, SUP, snorkel, kayak, sail and swim when it’s glassy. There’s always something to do but the timetable is flexible to allow maximum enjoyment of the conditions.
Checkout is 10am on Sunday. Hop on the final boat ride home where you’ll be bused back to Nadi Airport or a destination of your choosing.
We have an amazing team of hosts who are there to teach, support and generally make your stay incredible. HOWEVER, if in the case of emergency, illness or similar, it is a possibility that one or more of the advertised hosts may be unable to attend. In this unlikely event we cannot offer a refund but we will guarantee to replace that staff member with someone equally capable to ensure your week is not affected.