Picture this… it’s March in 2020 and you arrive to Namotu just as COVID-19 is exploding and the world is turning on its head. As borders close and flights are cancelled you must choose; stay indefinitely or go immediately. Australian surf guide, Ben Wood (42) was in just that predicament. As chaos took over, Namotu’s
And she’s not alone. Between breakdowns and lockdowns, an army of sourdough bakers and croissant makers have rediscovered their love of cooking and other hobbies this year. Brisa Hennessy is one of them, cooking for the tiny crew on the Island in our commercial kitchen. Yes, Namotu is probably the best place to be right
Summer at Namotu Island, Fiji brings with it a few very special things; generally beautiful weather and traditionally amazing fishing. It falls smack dab in the middle of Western Fiji’s annual yellowfin tuna run and teams up with peak-season giant trevally fishing. An account by Duane “Diego” Mellor, Fish Week host & legendary captain This
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.
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.
Bianca Valenti, winner of the Puerto Escondido Cup talks about the fight to equalise pay between men and women in surfing