Surfing Cloudbreak in Fiji
About Surfing Cloudbreak
Cloudbreak is just about three miles straight south of Namotu Island. A world class left reef pass that is regularly voted one of the 10 Best/Most challenging waves in the world. Like many tropical reef-pass breaks, Cloudbreak tends to get faster, shallower and more critical as it goes.
Cloudbreak’s reputation precedes it. Routinely ranking among the ten most challenging waves in the world, this renowned Fiji surf spot boasts fast, barrelling lefts over a shallow reef. It’s one of those breaks you just have to see to believe. It is awe-inspiring. Even if you're not up to surfing it, it's equally as thrilling to watch from the boat and see others attempt it.
Cloudbreak is located on a sheltered reef, just three miles south of Namotu Island Resort. One thing you'll notice even from afar is just how perfect Cloudbreak looks, with consistent white breaks visible from up to two miles away.
What To Expect
The waves at Cloudbreak hit the reef at many different angles. This, along with the sheer volume of water hitting the reef, make Cloudbreak one of the most complex waves you'll surf in Fiji, or even in the world. That said, the breaks are consistent…and consistently challenging. Make no mistake about it, Cloudbreak is a difficult wave to surf. At its most difficult, you'll need a jet-ski and a tow board just to get in.
Cloudbreak is a left reef break with waves that can be when they are as small as 2 feet, or as large as 20 feet. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security as the waves get smaller. When this happens, they also get faster and more shallow as you barrel down on a live coral reef. It's all too easy to wind up on the reef because you ran out of water.
Stick to the point and middle of the surf for the most rippable rides. The inside tends to get very shallow.
Best Conditions For Surfing In Fiji At Cloudbreak
The best wind direction to surf Cloudbreak comes from the Southwest, although any southerly trade winds will deliver good breaks at this Fiji surf spot.
Cloudbreak is a challenging wave that attracts pros from all over the world. It is best left for advanced and expert surfers.Check availability