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1. Posted by sus-smiles (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

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Has anyone been to the Caroline Islands? My boyfriend was a prosurfer who keeps hearing about the amazing surf and wants to start planning a trip there. Does anyone, either surfer or nonsurfer, have any info on these islands? Thanks! Sus

2. Posted by wmcs (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

Lived here all my life and I have never heard of Caroline Islands, can you supply more info.

3. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru 307 posts) 11y

Ditto - never heard of Caroline Islands - could the island be called something else? have even spent much time working in the Islands off QLD...

Any idea where abouts??

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5952 posts) 11y

It's in Micronesia, not Australia. I have heard of them and they sound lovely. Unfortunately, the only place I've been in Micronesia is Pohnpei (and some of the neighbouring atolls). Well, actually, I may have touched down at the Carolines briefly, but I can't remember exactly. I could ask my dad for some info, he may have been there as he has seen a bit more of Micronesia.

5. Posted by Peter (Admin 5952 posts) 11y

Ok, asked my dad and it turns out I have actually been to the Caroline Islands, as Pohnpei is included! It is basically a very large group of islands in Micronesia, stretching more or less from Pulau on one side to Pohnpei on the other. See this map. Do you have any idea of which island in particular the surf is good at, as the region is quite large? The waves didn't seem particularly exciting where I was in Pohnpei at least and I definitely didn't see any surfers.

6. Posted by soliqa (Respected Member 284 posts) 11y

hey sus,

i'd love to know what you decided about the caroline islands- certainly a different travel destination.

let us know what you decided,

7. Posted by sus-smiles (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

My planning is very preliminary, but the only real info I can find is that greatest break is call P-Pass and it's located about 2 miles off of the coast of one of the 200 islands...which I have yet to find a name for. The information I'm finding is from a surf camp located on one of these islands. I'll keep you all posted as I find more info. :-) Sus

8. Posted by Peter (Admin 5952 posts) 11y

Hi Sus,

Intrigued, I did little more research. The P-Pass is in fact part of the Senyavin Island group, which is basically Pohnpei + two tiny atolls off the coast. The Pohnpei Surf Club seems to be where you would end up.

I have been to Pohnpei a couple of times, so if you have any specific questions, I'd be happy to help :)


9. Posted by sus-smiles (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

Thanks Peter...I'm sure I will have a few questions for you very soon!