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RE: Maninoa surf camp complaints« on: October 21 2009 19:10:00 »
Hey if you can't consistently get to your feet and drive through hollow sections then Samoa really isn't the place for you to be surfing. There is a full service guide named Neil. Best friend you NEED to get waves on Upolu, Western Samoa. www.manoatours.com
RE: Maninoa surf camp complaints« Reply #1 on: April 15 2010 20:04:290 »
visited last summer and can agree with the mixed reviews. decent waves but felt like all the locals were looking at mye like a walking cash machine. went with my girlfriend and some mates . watch out for the local surf guide franny kept trying to mack it to my girl along with all da othr female guests- rest of the staff kind of stand offish. mediocre service and always had to keep an eye on my thingz!!
RE: Maninoa surf camp complaints« Reply #2 on: April 15 2010 21:04:487 »
I stayed a few places, Maninoa was the worst, not the cheapest. And the "harden up" calls are pretty funny, when you consider Maninoa serves your meals for you.
RE: Maninoa surf camp complaints« Reply #3 on: September 18 2010 23:09:00 »
There really is only one surf camp left in Upolo.With the tragic loss of Salani the only option for quality surf tours is a resort known as Sa'Moana. They have 3 surf guides and will find waves for all. Not the cheapest rough it option,but for value for money and personalised uncrowded surfing this is the spot.Hey and the after surfing hospitality is hot.
RE: Maninoa surf camp complaints« Reply #4 on: November 25 2010 21:11:00 »
Whoever is complaining about maninoa is off their heads! we just stayed there and it was fucken epic, great food, good service ( the local guys are legends) and we had pumping surf. Tim the surf guide is such a champ. My only advice is to book with the camp and not with surf line as you will get ripped off by Wayne.
The best day of the trip we surfed all day with just our group and one other guest. Whoever wrote the bad write ups obviously hasnt travelled much, the accomodation is pretty basic but its super clean.
RE: Maninoa surf camp complaints« Reply #5 on: February 17 2011 17:02:00 »
I just came from Maninoa. I have nothing negative about Maninoa, Everythying is up to scratch, I don't know where the fuss is from with others, maybe you haven't been around the island completely. I was already In Samoa five days before I checked in Maninoa with my husband and my two boys, It was my first good sleep ever since I was in Samoa. We walked along the beach very very late at night. The staffs were there all along to make sure we were all right. The pumpkin turkey soup was delicious. Beautiful place. Loved it.
RE: Maninoa surf camp complaints« Reply #6 on: August 01 2011 01:08:00 »
Hey guys, Maninoa does not have the cosmetics and luxuries of what some may expect, BUT for an adventure that one would only see on a pre 80's surf film. The beauty of Maninoa surf camp is in its simplicity, it is truly a step off the merry-go-round life style. Maninoa's pace is far too slow for "rat -racers". The suggestion that there were 45 surfers is concerning, the camp boat seats 12(?) The adjacent camps also show an interest in getting surfers wet - but personally knowing the surf guides they insist on not overcrowding breaks and work well with each other - anyway breaks are everywhere within a very small area. Come on be real!
The comments about the food and service are hard to understand - are you sure you visited Maninoa?
RE: Maninoa surf camp complaints« Reply #7 on: August 03 2011 03:08:00 »
Tez again! Giving thought about Maninoa allows me and many friends to just momentarily jump of the boat of madeness. Beyond the waves of plenty is the hidden reminders of enormous catastrophy and heart break, beyond the beach front and the forest are twisted boats, remains of huts, rotting tree debri, etc. Sometimes trips like these similar to the one I had with Wayno in the Maldives open your eyes to what is really important. If you guys aren't happy with Maninoa just keep in mind two years ago they were washed off the map. To the east the tsanami devoured over 150 people. Guys we need to appreciate what these people have just gone through. If you don't like it try to be a bit kinder with your comments - these guys can read.
RE: Maninoa surf camp complaints« Reply #8 on: April 28 2012 07:04:00 »
On Arriving at Maninoa surf camp, we were poorly greeted by a young male by the name of FRANI.. People say that first impressions last and that expression is correct, we were getting taken to spots that had names but no waves. Frani reassured us that these breaks were world class surf spots But little did we know frani had skeletons in the closet, with tiresome research we found out Frani had ran into trouble with locals as well as the reefs.This guy is a kook!!!!!!