Surfing in Fiji: Swimming Pools
About Surfing Swimming Pools
The Fiji surf spot Swimming Pools gets its name from its colour - it's a clear, bright blue, much like a swimming pool. This is the go-to spot to surf in Fiji if you want to just enjoy the ride and relax. It's been described as "clean", "fun", and "rippable."
Along with Namotu Lefts, Swimming Pools is one of the closest spots to surf near Namotu Island Resort. It is located just south of the resort. This close proximity makes it a popular destination for all water sports, including SUPs and kiteboarders.
What To Expect
Swimming Pools is the place to have fun on the water, whether you've got a longboard or a shortboard. It is a right reef break that comes up from the deep ocean with clean groundswells. This gives it speed, power, and length that make it suitable for a wide range of surfing styles and boards. Winds from the East or Northeast will give you the best Fiji surf runs.
Expect barrels with big cutbacks, making it easy to square off and hit the lip just right. Swell heights range from 1.5m-4m and deliver near-perfect breaks every time. Swells tend to be flatter in the summer, like most of the surfing in Fiji.
Best Conditions For Surfing In Fiji At Swimming Pools
Swimming Pools has consistent surf, with the best swells coming from the South or Southwest. It's a great ride at all tides, but you'll get the best movement at rising and falling tides.
Swimming Pools is one of the only spots to surf in Fiji that can be attempted by surfers with all levels of experience so it can get crowded at times, but that doesn't make it any less of an awesome ride.Check availability