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By boat only. Seashell Cove Resort goes there.
Easy to find?Hard to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessBy boat only
Wave qualityRegional Classic
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Ledgey
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movement
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Shallow, shallow, sharp coral. Chainmail recommended.
Needs a little bit of swell to get going, can be surfed all tides and work in a south easterly which is blowing for about 70% of the year in Fiji.
Heavy as fifty bastards. Atmoshphere made by whoever comes on the boat with you. Big kudos to those who go deep and pull in for they are brave souls and deserve the first bowl of kava at the end of the day. This break put me in surgery and I saw a fair amount of skin lost too from comrades. Do not surf at low tide unless you have a deathwish.
When it all lines up 300m+ barrels, when I was there they were dropping up at the top of the break which don't work that well in the south easterly, just paddle down where the wave goes around a bend then it streches on for ages. You can see from my photo the top of the reef behind the peak.
By Anonymous , 24-10-2007
mini- - this wave is not that insane. surfed it every day i was in fiji for 2 weeks. evryone i surfed with, surfers and bodyboarders were taking off. i hate the fact everyone says its too shallow? its as deep as your average reef back home. and to an extent that guy who said he surfed it in the 90's first is a complete liar. the guide who took us out said people had been surfing it for years. and it doesnt matter if you name this spot. who is going to get a boat and paddle the thing out there. it will never be overcrowded. get over it and stop making out its your local.
By Anonymous , 18-02-2007
Inconsistant!? - I think you need your head checked 'world traveller' if you think Fiji doesnt get much swell!!It lays smack bang in the path of EVERY South-west swell that comes up between New Zealand and Australia(not to mention south and south-east swell), and living on the west coast of New Zealand I know that is a LOT of swell...Cloudbreak and other magnets like wilkes, king-kong left and frigates would be some of the most consistantly breaking waves in the world!!Mini-cloud however, Being sheltered inside the reef somewhat is not one of these spots.I was one of the first people to ever surf mini's in the late 90's when I took my board out on the dive boat when they went to the 'rainbow cascade' dive spot, and it was 4-5ft and perfect,I saw a wave spit no less than 7 times!!The dive master said no one had ever surfed there cos it was too shallow, but I soon put that myth to rest...yes, deadly on the low, but with a big swell and a bit of water, its epic!!
By Anonymous , 23-07-2006
sweer - i am a 16 y.o and i went 2 fjii not long ago and went 2 min cloud. it is the funnest wave ever so sucky and shallow..its good coz when its big at wilkes mini is a good size. its a awsome wave ever
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