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“Great Day on the paddle Board !”

Paddle Board Vanuatu
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Owner description: We provide Surfing, Paddle boarding and Kitesurfing lessons and rentals. From total beginners to experienced all this sports won't have an secret for you.
Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Day on the paddle Board !”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

We had a fantastic time on the stand up paddle boards with Toma. He showed us how to stand up within 2 minutes and had us jumping around on the board in no time. The trip down the river is very peaceful and scenic and the moment when you reach the ocean is just amazing.
We rode a few waves and had a ball ! Highly recommend !

Visited July 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“BEST FUN IN VANUATU”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

Myself and my partner Sharon and another lady Beverly from our hotel all had a fantastic day paddleboarding with Thomas. My partner had never done it before nor Beverly but i have my own board back home so he was very helpful to all of us as he taught the ladies how to paddle board and showed me some great tips to improve my skills and also gave me great advice on how to do it in the surf.
He was very patient and a really great friendly helpful man and we had a great time and he went above and beyond to make our day great fun.
We highly recommend you paddle board with Thomas in Vanuatu you will not regret your decision its a great time for all levels from beginner to advanced!
Thanks Thomas.

Visited July 2012
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Ramco
1 review
“Easy Family Fun”
Reviewed November 3, 2011

We have four teenage sons and all were mad keen to have a surf lesson after watching lots of the locals and tourists surfing off pango point in Port Vila.

Thomas from Vanuatu Kite-Surf and Paddle board Vanuatu runs introductory surf lessons for beginners in quiet waters near Starfish Cove Resort. It's easy to get to and with a restaurant overlooking where the lessons are, its very relaxing for those not joining in to watch and have a drink.

The lesson itself went for a good hour with Thomas in the water with everyone going throught the tips on how to paddle, standup etc. Very funny! The kids had a great time and were mad keen to hire a couple of boards for the next few days to practice in quieter waters near pango point - the lesson obviously worked and the kids were thrilled as they all were standing up after a couple of runs in on the waves, so it was money well spent.
Thomas was great to deal with - very friendly and helpful - he hires out his boards and the price is fair, which with a family is important. We all had a great morning and would recommend a surfing lesson for the family if you are looking for a water activity whilst staying in vila.

Visited October 2011
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Thomas D, Propriétaire at Paddle Board Vanuatu, responded to this review, November 23, 2011
Thank you Liteisha, that was a great experience to have four kids and their dad in the water together !
Great to have them enjoying it and really happy it helped for their surfing skills !
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Napier, NZ
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Fantastic experience”
Reviewed October 20, 2011

Wow, what an amazing day! Not only is Thomas a great instructor, he is also a really nice person. The paddle board safari was the highlight of our trip this year, and as a result we are in the process of getting our own boards. Thomas shared some additional info re fitness workouts that can easily be performed using the boards, making this a fantastic all round sport.
While having fun on the water, Thomas was sharing his local knowledge of places to go in Vanuatu, and couldn't do enough to help us.
We would totally recommend Thomas as an instructor for paddle boarding, fitness and kite surfing too

Allez les bleus!

Visited August 2011
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Thomas D, Propriétaire at Paddle Board Vanuatu, responded to this review, November 23, 2011
We hope you are doing and that you had the chance to purchase your boards !
Thank you for the kind words !
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Best Paddle Board day In a long Time”
Reviewed October 17, 2011

My girlfriend and I had looked forward to a paddle board along some great waterway sections in Vanuatu and we were not disapointed.
Thomas was such a great host, teacher and paddle companion.
When the weather turned bad in the morning our worries were removed when Thomas, his lovely wife and kids found a great protected spot and off we went on a ride that included seeing the large group of star fish I have ever seen right below us.
As a person who has taken to paddle boarding and was looking to gain some more experince, the lesson that we both recieved has helped my progression in paddle boarding greatly.
Ensure that if you are just learning or a begginer that some reef shoes are worn as some sections are quiet shallow.

We will both be back to take on the full day paddle
Thanks
Thomas

Visited June 2011
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Thomas D, Propriétaire at Paddle Board Vanuatu, responded to this review, November 23, 2011
Thank you very much for this comment, that was a fun trip !
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