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.
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.
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.
Last week local Namotu surf guide, Api Tibinaliva competed in the Druku Memorial surf contest for the “King of Cloudbreak.” Next he’ll be competing at the ISA Games in Japan to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics! On Wednesday 12 June 2019 some of Fiji’s best surfers gathered at Cloudbreak for the annual Druku Memorial.
This week we’ve had some creative souls on the Island and one of them is musician/writer/speaker, Alex Woodard. He came to Fiji and stayed on Tavarua before Namotu was built. It was there he first met Ulai and 25 years later he surfed with him again… Here’s his story.
Before you book your trip to Namotu Island, ask yourself what kind of surf experience you’re after. Are you a pro who wants a challenge as much as a holiday, or are you after an easier ride?
The Fiji Surf Pro is one of the biggest events in the surf calendar and professionals from all corners of the globe come together to try and tackle Fiji’s famous Cloudbreak.
If it’s variety you’re after, then Fiji is your baby, with the main surf island Viti Levu offering safe surf for all levels, and the Mamanuca group of islands throwing up more extreme surf for those looking for a challenge.
Experienced surfers love surfing in Fiji because it has tough reef breaks, shallow water, and strong, fast waves, particularly in winter.