It's a big ocean out there, and finding ideal surf spots can be challenging. With so many surf spots to choose from it quickly becomes overwhelming. When looking where to surf, Fiji offers a lot of advantages over other spots in the area.
Australia is a huge place and has hundreds of surf spots. However, most people coming to the South Pacific want something more exotic — not to mention some of those people are actually coming from Australia and are looking for something different than their home continent.
Papua New Guinea has about a dozen surf spots but most are out of a beginner's reach. In addition the actual surf season tends to be pretty short. The full season is about November to February, and as locals will tell you, only about half of that time will give you really good surfing.
New Caledonia has around eight spots for surfing but the waves tend to be inconsistent. The seas are really better for diving than surfing, though that makes a great vacation too! The official language of the area is French, since it's a territory of France, but you might find English-speaking staff at resorts.
American Samoa has widely varying tides and weather patterns that make surfing inconsistent. When surfing is good, it's great. But when it's bad, it's awful. Locals can afford to wait for the perfect conditions but visitors aren't so lucky. You don't want to spend your whole vacation waiting for an ideal surfing day.
Fiji has a couple of dozen great surf spots to fit surfers, from beginners to kamikazes. The seasons are long, pretty much all year in fact, the people are friendly and the scenery is beautiful. If you are trying to figure out where to surf, Fiji offers an experience unlike any other you can get in the South Pacific.
All right, we should give a little disclaimer here. Namotu Island Resort is located on the island of Fiji so maybe we are a little biased. However we've been to many of these other sites and we have to say that if the question is "Where to surf?", Fiji is the answer.