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Warm water all year - very friendly locals - unless you happen to be Prime Minister or on an opposing Rugby Team.... great place to surf - or to just hang out and enjoy the tropical paradise!
Plus: world class surf spots, tubular reefs, powerful and frequent swells
Minus: few rights, bad winds during winter, boat access to the surf spots.
There is only one area of beachbreak (Sigatoka), and it can be quite challenging. For the most part, boats are needed to access most every other break. In some cases, resorts negotiate usage rights that can keep transient traffic from accessing their waves. Out of the way places without much tourist traffic may be more accessible to the home-stay traveler. Local knowledge will help you along. For an inexpensive resort with access to lefts, I would strongly consider a stay at Batiluva on Yanuca island. It is a beautiful place with daily rides to Frigates.
Location: Oceania, island group in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand
Geographic coordinates: 18° 0' S, 175° 0' E
Coastline km: 1,129 km km
Climate: tropical marine; only slight seasonal temperature variation
Terrain: mostly mountains of volcanic origin
Elevation: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m highest point: Tomanivi 1,324 m
Natural hazards: cyclonic storms can occur from November to January
Currency: Fijian dollar (FJD)
Population: 918,675 (July 2007 est.)
Languages: English (official), Fijian (official), Hindustani
Capital: Suva (on Viti Levu)
Divisions: 4 divisions and 1 dependency*; Central, Eastern, Northern, Rotuma*, Western
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|Surf Spots (30)||Quality||Direction||Type||Frequ||Experience|
|Beachouse||- / -||Right||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Canoes||- / -||Right||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Cloudbreak||20 / -||Left||Reef-coral||Pros or kamikaze only...|
|Desperations||2 / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Dorsey's Reef||1 / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Frigates Passage||40 / -||Left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Hideaway||8 / -||Right||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|King Kong Left||12 / -||Left||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Lighthouse||5 / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||Pros or kamikaze only...|
|macas' bend||3 / 1||Right and left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Maqai||5 / -||Right||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|Mini Cloudbreak||2 / -||Left||Reef-coral||Pros or kamikaze only...|
|Namotu Lefts||5 / -||Left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Natadola beach||2 / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Natadola reef||7 / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Numbotini||2 / -||Left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Pipes||8 / -||Left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Rangs||- / -||Right and left||All surfers|
|Restaurants||9 / -||Left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Rotuma||- / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Serua Rights||3 / -||Right||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Sigatoka Rivermouth||12 / -||Right and left||Rivermouth||Experienced surfers|
|sunset waya||- / -||Right and left||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|Suva Harbor Entrance||2 / -||Right||Reef-coral||Beginners wave|
|Swimming Pools||5 / -||Right||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Tavewa||1 / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Uatotoka||1 / -||Right||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Vesi Passage, Kadavu,||- / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Vinakaland||1 / -||Left||Reef-coral||Pros or kamikaze only...|
|Wilkes Passage||15 / -||Right||Reef-coral||All surfers|
By Patauaboy , 14-09-2011
Coral Coast Crawling - Howzit, Im heading to Fiji tomorrow and Im going to be based on the coral coast at Hideaways. I have surfed out around Tavarua and Namoutu previously but haven't had a lot of experience around the coral coast. It looks like the swell is going to be in the triple overhead range at hideaways so will be unsurfable for the next week Im guessing. Has anyone surfed this coast at this size. Any advise on where to hit. I heard inside Natadola can be sick when it gets some decent size in there?...Also would Pipe and serua be smaller than Hideaway?....Cheers
By OutThere , 21-04-2011
Matanaivusi Resort - Coral Coast - A knock on this place is that the owner/operator (Brian) frequently joins guests for a surf and takes his own wave count seriously. He can get very defensive as well. Not my idea of hospitality.
By oli90 , 20-02-2011
waidroka - I dont know what you talking about. I just got back from traveling around fiji and waidroka was the best resort we stayed at. The staff were very friendly the owner did everything possible to make sure we enjoyed our stay. The food was so lovely that we found out how to make our fav meals we enjoyed there. We later went to plantation island and mucket cove. The people were no were near as friendly and we spent alot more money on eating out. I recommend waidroka bay resort to anyone looking for a home away from home expierience. We went out surfing every day and the hotel puts food on the boat so you can stay out as long as you like. Even when the waves were fab the hotel organised an island trip and picnic to explore the rainforrest and snorkle for the day. My girlfriend dived and said that the diving was the most perfessional and world class she has experienced.
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