Renowned on the world surf circuit, Fiji consistently serves up wave after wave for surfers of all levels and abilities. While many of the waves around Fiji break onto the reef and are best left to the experienced surfer, there are some great beach breaks around the islands where visitors will find surf schools set up to teach the basics.
Thanks to the beautiful weather all year round, there really is no bad time to surf in Fiji. If you are seeking out the best time to visit, you’ll find the most consistent swell (coming in as high as 8-10 ft) between the months of April and October.
Anyone with the slightest knowledge of Fiji’s surf scene will have heard of Cloudbreak. Found three miles south of Namotu Island in the stunning Mamanuca Islands, Cloudbreak is widely recognised as one of the world’s top ten most challenging waves. Consistent and tough, experienced surfers (and this spot really is only suited to those who know their way around a board) will regularly find time in the tubes.
The other break recommended to experienced riders is Restaurants, found right along an exposed reef edge. While Restaurants doesn’t enjoy the same consistency as Cloudbreak, surfers will find some of the best waves in the world when the conditions are right.
Beginners flock to Natadola Bay (right near Nadi) for the Natadola Inside Left. Breaking just 45 metres from the beach, this is a great spot for bodysurfers and those new to the board as they get to know the waves at a more approachable height.
Desparations (just off shore of Tavarua) is a great spot for those looking for consistent fast swell. While typically producing smaller waves without any tubing, you’re guaranteed a good time in most conditions.