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Latitude: 17° 53.157' S
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DistanceSell the house, wife and kids
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Private access
Special accessBy plane only
Alternative name Ari Engel
Wave qualityTotally Epic
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey, Slab
Normal lengthExceptional (>500m)
Good day lengthExceptional (>500m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest, South, SouthEast, East, NorthEast, Don't know
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest, South, SouthEast, East, NorthEast, Don't know
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide position
Best tide movement
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Cloudbreak is very unique in that it has the power and hollowness of Teahupoo, and it is very long. It's consistent and holds big swells. With several takeoff spots and heaving sections,it is the ultimate proving ground for surfing- especially on big days.
Cloudbreak is the gnarliest wave iv'e ever seen,it has a good setup on the island of tavarua. Just a short boat trip away from the resort on the island, it is relatively convinient to arrange accomidations to get there.
By Anonymous , 23-07-2010
To The Roseman's............... - MWHA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAAAAAAAAAAA. Sure you made your millions, but its all over now!
By antpoo , 14-07-2010
Tavarua - ok, im here in Fiji now staying near seashell in momi bay. The cost to get out to the waves is $65 and most boats including mine returned by 12 noon for a total of almost 4 hours in the water. We surfed Restaurants as it protected from the onshore wind we had. What was more impressive than the waves was the ammount of boats and people approx 50. Obviously everywhere else shit however restaurants was slightly protected. The wave had obvious potential and for the shitty 5 foot wind swell it was throwing up some nice rides. Not worth my $65 however. This place is like a cartel, the americans seem to have paid off all the local chiefs who own the boats and noone will let you out for under $65 fking ripoff. im so frustrated, a jet ski would be awesome, allow ppl to find their own waves. Its also true that we can surf anywhere here now thanks to new government decree. Surf camps quite shitty though and expensive for what they offer. If you can time perfect waves im sure it is all worth it, however if you dont, you can feel ripped off. I will go out again tomorrow if it looks good. OH yeah, BRING ALL UR OWN GEAR AS THERE IS NOTHING HERE! Not even in surf shop.
By Freesurfer , 09-07-2010
DONT PAY - If you have paid for Tavarua get your money back fast. There are plenty of places to stay at a fraction of the cost. You no longer need to pay a premium for an illegal exclusivity set up.
Support the local people and the villages. Don't put your money in some US bank account.
The operators Jon and Cynthia Roseman have made millions per year. You do the sums. The local village who has had the rights to the break is poor. They have relied upon medical donations to provide basic care to their people while Jon and Cynthia made a couple of million profit per year over the last 23 years.
Outright exploitation over the locals who are some of the most decent and caring people you can find.
Justice has been served. Moce J and C.
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