Kai Lenny, Ryan Hipwood, Caleb Pont at Cloudbreak, September 21 2023
Chris Peel was our resident surf photographer for much of February and March. He’s travelled to some of the world’s best surf destinations and has seen his fair share of epic waves. And not so epic. So when Chris flew in to Fiji he wasn’t sure what to expect from a period branded as “The
RipCurl has just dropped a new doco on our very own Brisa Hennessy and her time on Namotu last year. When the 2020 WSL Tour was cancelled, Brisa and her parents, Mike & Katie, went straight to Fiji. They ended up spending nearly a year managing Namotu, acting as caretakers, handling renovations, cleaning up after
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?