Fiji no longer has its own WSL tour stop but Cloudbreak and our surrounding breaks remain a favourite among surfing’s elite. Australian professional surfer and now surf retreat operator, Matt Wilkinson said he’d missed it (and obviously all of us too) so he jumped on a plane in time for the weekend’s swell. We sat
One of our favourite Californian surfer girls, Eryn Krouse returned in February 2022 for another epic surf trip. Together with friend and surf photographer Lia Turano, they squeezed in a bunch of waves and water time. Watch the vlog and see what they got up to in their week-long visit. Some FAQs about Namotu What
A lot of people think surfing in Fiji is all about performance shapes, big barrels and even bigger egos. Think again. Longboarding is so much fun on the surf breaks around Namotu Island! Namotu and its surrounding surf breaks are known around the world in many circles; from competitors on the WSL and big wave
Christmas week on Namotu is always a celebration but this year it was extra special; our first Christmas back after a very frustrating couple of years. We woke early, before dawn and took a boat to Cloudbreak, nervously expecting something good but not sure how big. For a while there was no-one there but our
Fiji’s Open! From December 1st international tourists will be welcomed back to Fiji without quarantine. But what does that mean for your trip to Namotu?
It’s been 15 months since flights to Fiji stopped and the tourism industry dried up. Jobs were lost and families struggled but at least there was no COVID-19 in the community. People returned to village life and things were going ok, despite the country losing 40% of its GDP almost overnight. Then, in April, the
Ben Wilson answers the top 10 most asked questions about his signature Kite Weeks. Questions like, “am I good enough to kite in Fiji?”; “I’m not a great surfer but I’d love to try. Will there be waves for me?” and “my partner doesn’t kite, what can they do?”
Namotu fishing guides, Ben Wilson and Dyllon Schulz are hosting their own Australian TV show, “Reel Destinations”. These two characters have spent a lot of time fishing together in Fiji but they do it all back home in Australia too. Reel Destinations follows their fishing adventures around Queensland’s Fraser Coast and beyond. Many of our
We are just a small island with a big, blue playground. And it’s our goal to ensure we our slice of paradise clean and healthy, not just for the pleasure of our guests but for the local Fijian community and the incredible array of creatures that live among it.
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