Api, our Fijian surf guide and boatman, is only 18 but already he’s making his mark on Namotu and Fijian surfing with his character and natural ability. Growing up on Fiji’s Coral Coast, Api learned to surf when he was about 10 years old and started competing not long after. Now at 18 he has
Summer in Fiji means hot days, warm water, glassy waves and yes, the occasional cyclone. It’s the beauty and the beast of visiting Fiji between December to March with some of the best surfing and fishing conditions paired with the risk of cyclone.
Professional surfer Taj Burrow has been coming to Fiji for the World Surf League’s Fiji Pro for many years. It was his favourite competition and last pro comp before his retirement from professional surfing in 2016. The Fiji stop of the tour was always a favourite among athletes, not just for the incredible waves, but
Californian surfer girl Eryn Krouse & her boyfriend Michael joined us for a holiday in January and documented their trip on film, showing Namotu is the perfect couples surf destination.
The best thing about high-speed trolling for wahoo is that when they hit at that speed it’s simply explosive. Reels screaming, everything happening. Plus it’s one of the most effective ways to catch these speedsters. Wahoo are one of the fastest fish in the ocean and are really aggressive ambush predators; they’ll bite at something
Nominations open for the 2020 Aloha Award. Win a trip to Namotu plus $5000 to a chosen charity.
We had a chat to Api and his coach Ian Portingale about the ISA Games in Japan and the USA, and his hopes for qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Topwater fishing in Fiji is really exciting. There are so many species to target ranging from GT to yellowfin tuna.
Explore the Mamanuca Islands in Namotu Island’s charter fishing boat, the Cobalt. Catch dogtooth tuna, wahoo, spanish mackerel, mahi mahi, giant trevally.
If you’re planning a surf trip it’s a good idea to start preparing your body a few months in advance and yoga is the most complete way to get physically and mentally primed.