With over 1600km of outer reefs circling New Caledonia, this stunning French island in the South Pacific is surrounded by the largest lagoon in the world. With this huge coral boundary protecting the shallow waters within from the ocean swell, this dazzling expanse of azure is possibly the ultimate freeride windsurfing playground! Keen to test the waters, John Carter assembled a selection of lucky pros to blast around this dream location whilst he shot from the air and water. Read on as the crew recount a classic session where windsurfing proved to be the ultimate island hopping craft.
Words John Carter, Sarah-Quita Offringa, Matteo Iachino, Gonzalo Costa Hoevel, Sebastian Koerdel // Photos John Carter.
This feature originally appeared in the September 2018 issue of Windsurf Magazine.