Namotu, Fiji Kite Trips



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. Now, fifteen years later, Ben hosts his own kite camps where he can share his favourite place and his skills with guests from around the world. Join Ben on one of his annual camps for the ultimate kitesurfing getaway!



Kite Coaching


The philosophy behind the Namotu Island Kite Weeks is simple, “to provide kiters and their partners the ultimate kitesurfing experience”. Each day Ben takes kiting students through a theory session before hitting the water when the trade wind picks up in the afternoons. Ben's sessions are practised, fine-tuned and geared to provide you the tools you need to succeed out on the water in Fiji and at your home break. Over the last ten years, Ben has taught over 5,000 students so you know you're in good hands. 


At 11:30 each day the theory sessions kick off and run till lunch. After fuelling up it's time to hit the water and put that theory into practise. During the week, Ben, his photographer and a videographer capture footage of you in action for the next day's video feedback sessions. This means you can see what you're doing, Ben can provide totally personalised advice AND you'll have it all on USB at the end of the week to take home. 


Beginner to advanced, Namotu Kite Weeks attract wave kiters who are looking to perfect technique and make some rapid progression. Most students want to focus on kite positioning, riding toe-side, body technique and positioning, transitioning from strapped to strapless, or twin-tip to surfboard, strapless airs and riding un-hooked. For those starting out, Ben’s instructors take charge of the beginners coach them from the ground up. The wide expanse of flat water and sandy beach provides an incredible platform for learning plus the boat support means you’re never stranded miles from a hot shower and cold beer. 



Our Kite Weeks operate during a historically windy time of year when the Pacific Trade Winds blow 15-20knts in the afternoons. While we can never guarantee wind, this time of year tends to provide glassy mornings and breezy afternoons. Our mornings are spent surfing, practising yoga, SUP'ing or diving with the afternoons reserved for kiting. HOWEVER, we can't control the weather. Typically a 'good' week of wind is 4 out of 7 days which leaves some perfect days for surfing, 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!  




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Other Activities

All guests, including non-kiters are more than welcome! This is the ultimate kiting holiday for both you and your partner. Namotu boasts a range of activities such as kayaking, surfing, snorkelling, wakeboarding, sailing and fishing. Nikki Fogden-Moore (The Vitality Coach) co-hosts the weeks, providing alternatives for girlfriends and stretch sessions for tired muscles. The area is renowned for its SCUBA diving, an additional activity that can be booked during the week. However, if you'd prefer to simply relax, then check out one of the pools, relax on the beach or have a drink at Wanga's Beach Bar and be a part of it all without even getting wet. 

Built into our kite weeks is the crucial R&R. Once you hit the sand you're on Namotu Island time. Kite when it's windy, SUP when it's flat and glassy, or surf when the waves are pumping – nature sets your agenda. Have an individual yoga or stretch session, read a book by the pool, book a divine massage or just relax by the bar. 

Rediscover the sense of play, of achievement and of absolute harmony with nature. Reset your hard drive and peel back all the layers of stress, work and demands on your time. The effect is immediate and the feeling lasts back at home.




Surf, Kite & SUP

The Island itself is located a 30 minute boat ride from the west coast of Fiji, positioned near some of the region’s best surf and kiting spots. Namotu is just 15minutes from Cloudbreak and at the centre of its own surrounding reef breaks. With unlimited surfboat transfers you can hop between Namotu Lefts, Restaurants, Tavarua Rights, Desperations, Wilkes and Swimming Pools in minutes.

There's a surf and kite break for most conditions and wind directions, but if you’re after a long, flat down-winder there are miles of open ocean and a friendly Fijian skipper to pick you up at the end. After something different? Why not kite down to Cloud9 and check out the famous floating bar? 



Meals & Accommodation


We know you work hard out there on the water but amongst all the activities is time for refuelling. A time to get together, share stories, connect with new people and replenish for your next session. All meals are included in your package and the Head Chef on all BW Kite Weeks is Pete Evans. Along with his incredibly talented twin sisters Monica and Jacinta Cannataci, this team brings a passion for paleo inspired dishes and local, seasonal produce. We're so excited be able to share some of our favourite food with our guests. Highlights are the pre-dinner snacks prepared from local catch, fusing island herbs and spices with traditional tastes. Our top dish: the local ceviché.


Rooms vary and can be discovered in detail further below. All are air conditioned and some offer private bathrooms, pools & added luxury. 




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Legendary surf photographer Stu Gibson 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. Not kiting? Stu will be roaming the island taking plenty of lifestyle shots as well, so don’t worry if you’re too relaxed to take photos, you’ll have plenty of quality shots to take home. Unlike other weeks, these professional photos are yours to take home after the Ben Wilson Kite Weeks. Check out Stu's work on Facebook or in pretty much any surf mag on the shelves…










Video Testimonials



"Just reflecting on the week just passed. It has to be one of the best surf/kite trips I’ve done. Outstanding BWS 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; sure we were fortunate we scored for the week. 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

For even more photos, check out the Facebook gallery here.




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Additional Information




Ben & his crew run Namotu Kite Weeks each July & August. The next available dates are:

July 2015 - SOLD OUT. 

August 2015 - SOLD OUT. 




Room Pricing 

Whether you're travelling alone, with friends or your partner, the Island has a room to suit your needs. **2015 pricing shown. 


Fijian Bure A & B (previously VIP Bures)

Shared bungalow, large room with 6 single sized beds, deck facing the ocean, a/c, each VIP Bure has it's own bathroom and shower facilities.

  • Coaching: $4,490USD per person – up to 6 people in one room
  • Non-coaching/kiting:  $2,990USD per person – up to 6 people in one room


Beach Bure 1, 2, & 3

Private a/c bungalow with own bathroom, private deck facing Tavarua Island and the sunrise.

  • Coaching: $4,790USD per person - based on double occupancy
  • Non-coaching/kiting: $3,290USD per person – based on double occupancy


Pacific Bure A & B

Private a/c room with natural stone and marble used to give modern designs with a rustic feel. Includes own ensuite bathroom, entry and deck facing the ocean.

  • Coaching: $4,980USD per person - based on double occupancy
  • Non-coaching/kiting: $3,480USD per person – based on double occupancy
  • Third person (if desired) sleeps on single or daybed & pays $2,990USD


Villa Suite

Private a/c master bedroom in the villa, private deck, marble floors, bath, beautiful room and outlook. Access to living room (includes television and stereo) and pool off your deck.

  • Coaching: $4,990USD per person - based on double occupancy
  • Non-coaching/kiting: $3,490USD per person – based on double occupancy


Blue Room & Pink Room in Villa

Private a/c bedroom in the villa, shares bathroom with other rooms. Access to living room (includes television and stereo) and pool off your deck.

  • Coaching: $4,690USD per person - based on double occupancy
  • Non-coaching/kiting: $3,190USD per person – based on double occupancy

When booking, you must book for the entire week on the dates listed. The island works in one week blocks from Saturday to Saturday. Check in is from 11am Saturdays with checkout at 10am the following Saturday. 




Beginner instruction: We will coach you from the ground up with one of our expert instructors, we have full boat support and if you’re ready to learn, we believe Namotu is the ultimate learning ground. 

Intermediate to advanced wave riding instruction: No matter what you’re goal is, Ben Wilson will work with you to try and reach it. Common things we work on are kite positioning, riding toe-side, progressing from strapped to strapless, going from a twin-tip to a surfboard, strapless airs, riding un-hooked and all the turns you can do in the waves. 

We also include learn to surf sessions with help from Namotu's incredible lifeguards. These guys are professionals and available all week to help make your stay as fun as possible. 



Packages includes: 

  • 7 nights air conditioned accommodation on the exclusive Namotu Island Resort
  • 3 Meals Daily cooked by special guest chef, Pete Evans & his incredibly talented sisters Monica & Jacinta. Healthy, Paleo inspired meals with fresh, local ingredients. 
  • Unlimited surf break transfers and use of boats
  • Non-motorised activities such as kayaking and snorkelling
  • Use of BWS soft top longboards and SUPs (these SUPs are not ideal for waveriding)
  • Round trip airport to island transfers
  • Use of resort facilities 
  • Hotel taxes
  • Photography and video by renowned surf photographer, Stu Gibson
  • 6 days coaching with Ben Wilson & his team of expert instructors **coaching package only

*airfares not included. Please fly into Nadi Int Airport and notify us of flight details. 

Prices are quoted in USD and start at $2,990USDpp and are current for 2015 only. Check out 'Stay' tab for complete package information. To lock in your space, we require a 25% per person deposit (per person, per week). This deposit is non refundable and non transferable. Again, this is first come first serve, so please let us know what space you would like to take and we will confirm the current availability.

Payment in full: Payment in full is due 120 days prior to departure

Cancellation Penalties 

  • 60+ Days Prior to Departure - 50% penalty (total cost of trip)
  • 0-59 Days Prior to Departure - 100% penalty (no refund)

If you need to cancel your trip we try our best to fill the spot and provide a full refund HOWEVER, we can cannot guarantee this. 

*Please ensure you have a comprehensive travel insurance plan prior to travel. You will need a plan that covers medical emergencies and transport, trip cancellation, travel changes, loss of property and luggage at a minimum. Note - in the event travel is cancelled due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances, we cannot offer a refund. 

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Getting There

The best way to arrive is by plane to Nadi International Airport. You’ll be picked up by one of Namotu’s private shuttles and transferred to a small cove 45minutes away. From there, you travel by boat to tropical paradise – your home for the week. Helicopter charters are available but must be arranged independently.

Spend the Saturday afternoon settling into your bure, surfing, kiting and exploring the island before the welcome drinks with your hosts, Ben and Nikki 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. 



Do I need travel insurance? 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. 

Max number of guests per week? 23

Best time for wind? May to Sep, but the trade winds can blow anytime and are historically the most consistent in August.

Best time for Swell? April, May & June, but swell year round.

Internet? Yes, wireless internet is available for a one off flat rate for your week.

Water temperature? Around 26 degrees.

Do you need a wetsuit? No, but a long sleeve wetsuit vest can be handy sometimes for wind chill.

Strength of wind? It can be any strength, but normal trades are about 15-20knots and we mostly ride on 8m - 10m kites.

Do I need kitesurfing experience? 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.

Can you ride a twin tip? Yes there are some nice flat water spots.

What are the waves like? Depending on swell size there is any type of that you want, long and hollow, or short and fun. 

Can you ask for vegetarian meals when booking? Yes, we can cater to a range of dietary restrictions, just ask. 

Will harnesses & kitesurfing equipment be available to buy during the week? If you 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.

Can I get a special rate on BWSurf gear? Yes, Namotu guests will receive our special friends and family rate on our products anytime.

Do I need booties? It's a good idea as they are pretty much essential if you’re learning to kite or want to surf when it's shallow on the reef.

Will there be booties for sale or bring your own? Bring your own. We ask that you bring all your own personal items such as booties, sunscreen, wax, legropes, surfboards, kites & accessories. There are some SUPs and soft-top longboards available but we will unfortunately have limited gear on the island. 

Is there a shop for basic items? 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.

What do I need to bring for SCUBA diving? 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. 

Can I bring children under 18? Not typically. 


Terms & Conditions


  1. Additional Requirements are on a 'request only' basis and are not guaranteed.
  2. We require the payment of a non-refundable deposit of 25% of total tariff to confirm a booking
  3. Payment can be made by PayPal or bank transfer
  4. The balance payable 120 days prior to departure
  5. No refund for early departures
  6. Check-in is at 11:00am on Saturday and check-out is by 10:00 am on the following Saturday. Early check-in and late departure is not available.
  7. Only the number of guests paid for and showing on the receipt may stay on the Island
  8. All bed and bathroom linen is provided.
  9. We do not accept any liability in contract or in tort for any injury, damage, loss, delay, additional expenses or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by force majeure or other events which are beyond our control, including but not limited to war, cyclone, civil disturbance, fire, floods, unusually severe weather, acts of God, acts of Government or any authorities, accidents to or failure of machinery or equipment. Failure by the client to obtain a passport, visa, proper vaccinations or travel insurance.
  10. Costs are quoted in US Dollars and therefore may cause fluctuations in prices when converted to other currencies.


  1. Flight details should be provided at time of booking or prior to travel to ensure transfers are arranged
  2. Please notify us in advance of any dietary requirements so we can accommodate you
  3. SCUBA diving is an additional cost and proof of endorsement must be provided (please bring PADI cert)
  4. Bookings for additional services such as SCUBA and massage can be arranged on the island and are subject to availability
  5. Bar tab must be paid in full prior to departure


  1. Rooms must not be used for any unlawful purpose
  2. The Guest will be liable for payment of any charges incurred by any Guest together with all replacements and necessary costs for any damage or loss to the apartment and its contents or Island caused by any Guest
  3. The Guest authorises the manager to charge any credit card for any loss, damage or monetary contribution for which any Guest is liable under this document or otherwise
  4. Neither the Island, staff or crew is liable for any damage or loss of property, which a Guest may sustain while on the complex


  1. Cancellations should be made in writing by e-mail to
  2. Cancellations including original deposit are non-transferable and non-refundable. However we do our best to fill spots and reimburse the cancelled guest the full amount less any bank charges.
  3. We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances including travel cancellation due to inclement weather, natural disaster and personal circumstances as we do not accept any liablity for any costs you may incur. 


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