• The Marshall Island Experience

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  • Beran Island

A once in a lifetime trip to the

Marshall Islands

The Marshall Islands are a chain of islands and coral atolls in the central Pacific Ocean, located between Hawaii and the Philippines. With warm turquoise and deep blue waters, white sands, beautiful weather and trade winds blowing from November to March it is an idyllic spot for surfing, windsurfing and kite boarding.

The surf at Beran Islan is the best in the Marshall’s. In 2006, Martin spent 6 months going to every single atoll and reef pass in the island chain. While he found breaks in other atolls, the waves around Beran are by far the best. During the season, average wind speed is usually within the 15-20kt range, helping to make kiters and wind surfers rate the Marshall’s as one of, if not, the best surfing location in the world.

Beran Islan is about 45 acres and covered in coconut palms and many substantial hard wood trees, while surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches. For the last 6 years, we have been building infrastructure on the island. We have put in two miles of roads, a concrete wharf and our lodge, with an off grid power station, large workshop, and 8 deluxe rooms for up to 16 guests.

We also have the option of anchoring off the island in three boats, the MV Indies Trader 1 & 2 and the Windward, a 23-foot Shark Cat.

Both boats, Indies Trader 1 and Windward, can accommodate up to 20 guests. We also have 4 jet skis based at the island. There is surf and great kite boarding. The most consistent waves Amnesia and the Bow, which you can see from the lodge, are a 10-15 minute boat ride from the wharf.

Our most demanding and powerful wave, as well as our most classic point setup, are accessible for quick trips via tin boat or speedboat. We can also take either the Indies Trader or the Windward and anchor right next to the break.

Your experience in The Marshall Islands will truly be a once in a lifetime including; amazing surf, wind sports, diving, fishing and high quality dining in one of the most beautiful, remote locations in the world.

A dream.

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What you need to know
when traveling to the Marshall Islands

Packing

The best advice when packing for a surf trip like this is to pack as light as possible. We highly recommend including a long sleeve rash vest/wetsuit top, heavy duty waterproof oxybenzone-free sun screen, booties/reef walkers, surf hat and a few T-shirts and board shorts.

The boats have AUS type outlets (that support 110/220v), so you might need to bring an international power outlet converter for your iphone/camera/laptop. We also suggest packing seasickness medicine, if you are susceptible, (patches seem to work the best) and specialized food items for personal use that will not be available on the boats (cliff bars, protein powder, etc).

Also include a First Aid kit for cleaning reef cuts: Neosporin, Hibeclens, Tylenol, and Antibiotics incase of Staph and any other medications you may need during the trip.

We also recommend you bring with you 2-4 boards, tropical surf wax (remove your old cold water wax before the trip), new leashes (don’t get caught short if an older leash breaks), spare fins (stiff glass or carbon fiber), fin key, spare leash, tethers, Solarez and specialty dive equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, dive computer etc).

Note for women when packing; *Local people have a modest culture and there may be a few times when it is much more culturally accepted if the ladies can cover up rather than be in modern bikini swimsuits, especially to walk through some of the local villages.

Passport / Visa

Citizens of the United States need a passport, with at least six months of validity left (please check expiration date), and one other form of identification.

To enter the Marshall Islands you need to show your tickets and proof of return or onward travel. No visa is required for stays up to three months for citizens from the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, EU (including UK), Pacific Island Forums, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, The Philippines, Palau and FSM.

All other countries need to apply for a visa prior to traveling (Visitor visa (V-1) requires a non-refundable application processing fee of $100 USD).

A 30-day visa will be issued upon arrival and an immigration form will be issued that you must keep until your departure. When you leave they will ask to see it to determine how long you were in the Marshall Islands. (Please take care of that form once they give it to you.) There is a departure fee of $20 USD.

We require that you send us your passport information including the number, date of issue, and place of issue prior to your departure so we can arrange the necessary permits for your travel through the Marshalls.

In case you misplace any vital documents we also recommend that you should also carry a back-up photocopy of your passport, ID, and airline ticket with you at all times. It also doesn’t hurt to leave another copy at home.

Money & Insurance

The Marshall Islands use US Currency. We recommend smaller bills rather than $100’s and $50’s.

You will need money for interisland flights, tipping, souvenirs, departure fee and excess baggage fees. Travel Insurance is highly recommended.

We strongly urge you to obtain a comprehensive travel protection plan, which should include coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, baggage delay, baggage coverage, travel delay, emergency medical and dental, emergency, medical transport and evacuation, and travel accident insurance, offered through an insurance carrier of your choice to protect you and your investment.

Feel free to contact us for a list of insurance carriers who offer travel protection plans. Many homeowner’s policies and credit cards also offer certain coverage and/or can arrange for coverage.

Traveling

For US flights (and we recommend this for Australian flights too), you will fly to Honolulu, and on to Majuro (MAJ), Marshall Islands.

United (formerly Continental) is the only airline to get you from Honolulu to Majuro. It is good to note that during the winter, flights can be extremely cheap to Hawaii, and the flight from Honolulu to Majuro can be booked with miles if you have them. You will stay in Honolulu for the night, and most flights leave early in the morning, arriving mid morning in Majuro the next day (remember you cross the dateline).

You will have a one-hour stop in Majuro and then a one-hour flight to our atoll via Air Marshall Islands. Our staff will meet you at the Majuro airport, and bring you to your domestic Air Marshall Islands flight.

Hotel we can recommend in Honolulu:

Surfjack

Awesome food, service and great reviews

The Modern Honolulu

“The best boutique hotel in Hawaii”

Information for travel agents

Please download and send our PDF packet for Travel Agents with detailed information on the most commonly used Airline Schedules and Flight Numbers.

Health

Most travelers usually update their tetanus and hepatitis shots before traveling to any remote region of the world, but they are not mandatory.

Malaria is not a problem in the Marshalls (as there really aren’t bugs on the island). Vaccinations are not required, but please consult your doctor if you are concerned. However, staph Infection can be a reality with any reef cuts in the tropics.

We recommend bringing a dose of antibiotics from your doctor, in case a reef cut starts to develop signs of infection, and a first aid kit.

Consult your doctor for a prescription if you are concerned or especially if you are allergic to typical types of oral antibiotics.

And if you take a prescription medication make sure you bring the necessary paperwork that goes with it in case of an emergency. If you are prone to seasickness please bring something to counteract its effects such as dramamine or bonine. We find that the patches work really well.

We also can cater to specialty diets (to the best of our ability due to our remote location); vegetarian, vegan, low carb, low fat, paleo, etc. Please send us a note prior to your trip and we will notify the chef ahead of time.

Please make sure to give us as much advance notice of your dietary requirements so we have time to locate and order.

Internet

Yes there is internet when you are on Beran Island, although it is not a speedy connection as you are used to at home.

If everyone decides to Facebook or upload photos at the same time it does tax the system! Normal usage is included during your stay. Email and text Skype, Messenger, WhatsApp etc. is not a problem.

Power Converters

Our electricity is 220v, see below for which boat you are on, for a picture of the correct converter.

MV Indies Trader Boat

Flat 3 Prong / Type G
Most Laptop chargers, iPhone charges etc. allow 110v-220v, so you will just need the plug converter. If not, you will need a 220v to 110v Converter – Available Online.

Satellite phone

There is a satellite phone on board which is available for guests at a charge of US$3.50 per minute for outgoing calls. Incoming calls will be charged to the caller but please let callers know that charges can be rather high on your next phone bill.

Dates

The trade winds blow from the last week in November usually the end of March.  The wind blows East to North East (for the Rights) and a bit less rarely from the South East (for the lefts).  As a result the wind is pretty well always offshore or side offshore. The kiters and wind surfers rate the Marshall’s as possibly the best surfing location in the world.  During the season, average wind speed is usually 15-20kt range.

MonthOktober 2017November 2017December 2017 – May 2018
Indies TraderPlease contact us for availability. There is limited space for every boat trip. Please contact us for availability. There is limited space for every boat trip. Please contact us for availability. There is limited space for every boat trip.
Beran ResortPlease contact us easy enough to ensure the availability for your requested time on the Beran Resort. Minimum stay is 7 days.Please contact us easy enough to ensure the availability for your requested time on the Beran Resort. Minimum stay is 7 days.Please contact us easy enough to ensure the availability for your requested time on the Beran Resort. Minimum stay is 7 days.

Keith Teboul

is an accomplished surfer and windsurfer and is not only held in high esteem for his talent on the water, but also as a shaper who is at the forefront of the surf industry.

With his home base on the Northshore of Maui, Keith is a force in the water and a pioneer in board shaping. He began shaping in the early nineties and is the heart and soul of Quatro/Goya and most recently launched his own company KT surfboards.

His passion is undeniable. He is always in the water testing his designs regularly and enjoys working with some of the biggest names in water sports, making them the best boards that tailor and enhance their performance. His love of surfing and sailing, knowledge of waves and strive for excellence has made him a dominant force in the surf world.

Testimonials

Your experience in the Marshall Islands is truly a once in a lifetime trip you will never forget.

Keith TeboulShaper, Surfer and Watermanhttp://www.quatrowindsurfing.com
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