Fiji is known as a surfer's paradise because it's home to several of the best surf spots in the world. From Wilkes Passage and Cloudbreak to Restaurants and Namotu Left, you'll find world-class waves that rival those found in Bali and Hawaii
But knowing where to surf in Fiji is difficult unless you know your skill level. Are you a beginner who is learning how to pop, paddle and duck dive? Or are you a surf pro whose body and mind respond instinctively to the shifting moods of the ocean?
Fiji can accommodate any surfer, from the novice to the ace. Here are the best places to surf according to your skill level.
Where To Surf In Fiji If You're A Beginner
If you're still learning the basics, visit Swimming Pools and Tavy Rights. Swimming Pools is a right hand reef break located south of Namotu. If you're staying at the Namotu Island Resort, it can be reached within minutes. This break is great for beginners because the swells are small and the waves are long.
Best Surf Spots For Skilled Amateur Surfers
Restaurants is an exposed left reef break located one mile from Namotu. It offers long, powerful barrels when the conditions are right. Note that the reef bed that extends along the break can pose a serious danger in low tides. The rule of thumb with Restaurants is to approach it with caution.
Namotu Lefts is a reef break that generates long fun rides. On good days, when winds from the east and southeast combine with swells approaching from the south, the waves can last up to 200 yards. It’s is also a great wave for windsurfing, SUP and kiting when the trades are up!
Where the Masters surf
Let's say you're not only an experienced surfer, but you also enjoy the rush of adrenaline that comes with putting your safety at risk. If that's the case, you're bound to love Cloudbreak.
Cloudbreak is a left reef break located 10 minutes from Namotu. While its waves usually measure between 6 and 10 feet, they sometimes reach 20 feet. Swells from the south and winds from the southeast generally produce the best conditions. But Cloudbreak is unpredictable. Swells and winds can originate from all directions. Sometimes, you'll find beautiful pipes that last hundreds of yards. Other times, you'll find waves that almost seem vengeful.
If you're unsure where to surf in Fiji, use the above details as a guide. Evaluate your skill level and choose a spot that puts those skills to the test. The best surfing happens when you're thriving outside your comfort zone.
When you're ready to plan a trip to Fiji, contact Namotu Island Resort to reserve superb accommodations near the water.