Lomani Island Resort - Fiji

Lomani Island Resort - Fiji

From US$ 1,638 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Advanced

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Stunning adults only resort on Malolo Lai Lai island, just a short ferry transfer from Denarau marina. Escape here for quiet and relaxation, or share facilities with Musket Cove or Planation island Resort, all on the same island.
Welcome to Matanivusi Surf Eco Resort!

Matanivusi Surf Eco Resort

From US$ 2,003 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

A secluded beachfront eco-resort owned and run by an Aussie couple. Winners of Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellence 3 years running.  Their friendly service and relaxed atmosphere will make Matanivusi a home away from home.
Castaway Island Resort

Castaway Island Resort

From US$ 1,000 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

This 4* private island resort is loved by surfers, honeymooners, couples and families. With daily surf transfers, you will score 7+ top quality Fiji surf breaks, such as Cloudbreak, Restaurants and many more.
Plantation Island Resort

Plantation Island Resort

From US$ 1,594 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Learning - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Perfect for families, Plantation shares Malolo Lailai island with Musket Cove and Lomani Resorts, just a short ferry ride from Nadi. They have 7kms of white, sandy beaches, a multitude of activities to choose from, and accommodation to suit all budgets.

Beqa Lagoon Resort - Restaurant

Beqa Lagoon Resort

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Surf Skill

Learning - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Authentic Fijian beachfront resort on Beqa Island down the south coast of Fiji, offers world class diving, cultural activites, and the famous Frigates - one of Fiji's best surf spots - with NO CROWDS.
Fiji Hideaway Resort & Spa

Fiji Hideaway Resort & Spa

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Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Season

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Great value family getaway with kids club, only 1.5hours from Nadi Airport. Access to just one break, but Hideaway right hand reef break is just a short paddle off from the resort, so the family will always be close by.

Frigates Big

Waidroka Bay Surf Resort - Fiji

From US$ 1,680 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Choose from 7 waves to score on your Fiji surf trip. This place only takes up to 20 surfers, and they'll take you out on a surf transfer boat. There are qality lefts and rights to surf, and diving is an option too, if you are keen.
Fiji InterContinental Resort & Spa

Fiji InterContinental Resort & Spa

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Surf Skill

Learning - Pro

Star Rating

Ultimate Luxury

Price Range

Season

January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, May

A true 5 star Fijian experience with world class dining, kids club, 18 hole golf course and day spa.  Surf facilities include SUP's and surf lessons. Natadola Beach has been voted one of the best beaches in the world.
Armstrong Villas at Musket Cove Resort Fiji

Musket Cove Resort - Fiji

From US$ 978 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Advanced

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Beautiful and relaxing island resort on Malolo Lailai, shared with Lomani and Plantation Resorts, Musket Cove is great for couples or families. They have the world class Mandara Spa and a variety of room choices for every budget.
Transfer boat

Qamea Resort & Spa

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Surf Skill

Beginner - Advanced

Star Rating

Ultimate Luxury

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Voted Fiji's Leading Spa Resort for 2012 in the World Travel Awards, Qamea is an exclusive resort getaway for discerning travelers.  With a maximum of only 34 guests (min 15yrs of age), Qamea is about privacy, relaxation and the highest standard of service.

Region Information

Fiji’s 322 islands form the epitome of the surf traveller's dream in the South Pacific. A magical archipelago of white sand beaches and tropical vegetation ringed by shallow, world – class coral reef passes that pretty much set the standard.

Most of the quality waves break on offshore barrier reefs in the Mamanuca group of islands to the west of Fiji’s main island, Vita Levu.

Fiji has something for everyone. You can go trekking in the mountains, rafting, in the ocean, do dinner for two on a private, romantic beach, go diving and snorkeling on some of the most beautiful reefs, or explore local villages and sample their traditions like drinking Kava.

Fiji Favourite Surf Spots

Cloudbreak is undoubtedly one of the world’s best lefts. It is consistent and it holds massive swells. Fun and performance oriented at 3ft, but already serious at 6ft. There are multiple barrel sections and power to burn.

Restaurants is one hell of a wave. It is a long, hollow; super quick left that walls forever. The only problem is it is a little fickle, as you need quite a solid swell for it to start showing.

Wilkes Pass is a hollow, fast right best at high tide. Like most of the breaks in the area, it works best in S - SW swells. It is very exposed to the prevailing trade winds. Afternoon glass-offs, though rare, can be a truly wondrous sight as clean right hand barrels peel off mechanically into the safety of the deep channel.

Namotu Left is quite a hectic, hollow left, when we say hectic, not as heavy as Cloudbreak, but still a quality, hollow and powerful set up.

Frigates – is another world-class left that can almost match Cloudbreak in terms of power, size and consistency. The SE trade winds blow offshore.


Where to Stay

Our Fiji Accommodation packages include:

Surf charters – maximize your time in water, discover a wide range of waves and live the dream. We cater for groups and solo surfers on our charters.

Five-star resorts – Couples and families will love these amazing resorts with plenty on offer for both surfers and non-surfers.

Surf Camps – combine the surf lifestyle of a boat with privacy of land camp. This is really good budget option for small groups and solo surfers.

Musket Cove is located on Malolo Lailai Island, 15 kilometres west of Nadi in the Mamanuca Islands, Fiji. Musket Cove is approximately 20 minutes by long boat to some of the world’s most famous surf breaks - Cloudbreak and Restaurants to name just two.

Plantation Island Resort utilises 23 acres of tropical landscaped gardens and coconut palms and has 7km of white sandy beaches, part of which fronts the beautiful sheltered lagoon.

Plantation Island Resort offers daily transfers to Cloudbreak, Restaurants etc.

Waidroka Resort is one of Viti Levu's best-value resorts, and a great place to relax in proximity to world-class surfing, diving and fishing sites.

There are four right hand reef breaks and three lefts a short boat ride away.  World famous Frigates Passage is 45 minutes away. A boat-driver and surf-guide will always be on board for your guidance and safety and they always carry water, fruit and some snacks, as well as VHF and phone for your safety.  

Get away from the main Fiji tourist areas and explore the real Fiji on board a nice surf charter. Have the charter exclusively for you and your family or a group of friends - sleeping a maximum of 6 people, you will be guaranteed to surf uncrowded waves!

Let Kiwi skipper Ian Thomson and Stellar take you on a extraordinary adventure, or a relaxed cruise, they are here to make sure your holiday is the one you really wished for.

Each charter is tailored specifically to your needs, whether you wish to island hop and relax on deserted golden beaches, or embark on a surf adventure to some of Fiji's perfect secret wave spots.

Fiji

Fiji is one of the most exposed archipelagos in the world when it comes to picking up swell. The major source of swell for the MacManus’s group is from the SW, coming from low-pressure systems in the Tasman Sea, off Australia’s east coast. Those same lows also provide Fiji with slightly diluted Sth and SE swells as they pass beyond NZ. 

The SW swells generally range in size from 3-15ft. March through November is generally the best time. SE trade winds increase from May to November. Most spots blow cross/offshore year round. 

Despite relatively minor tidal ranges, most reefs are very shallow and are affected by low tide.

Water temperatures are very warm with virtually no seasonal variation from about 27-28°C.

Fiji has a renowned reputation amongst the international surf community. Fiji has top surf breaks.There are a half dozen spots that have proven to have world-class surf, and that is just the beginning with more unnamed and un-ridden surf spots waiting to be discovered.  Almost all of the named breaks are off the main island of Viti Levu or the nearby island chain known as the Mamanuca Islands.

The surf, which is generally all outer coral reef and overhead high, can be challenging for inexperienced surfers. For this reason surfers need to be competent and confident. There is a beach break near Sigatoka river mouth, but it’s said to be quite challenging and we’ve found it to be shark infested and muddy brown water. Alternatively, the less experienced surfer can be catered for at Little Daku at Naninya Island Resort (see below).

Recommended surfboards would be a ‘hotdog’ short board and a larger semi-gun for the bigger days. Board shorts can be worn year-round, a rashie and sunscreen are needed for sun protection and booties are optional for the reef.

 

Mamanuca Islands Breaks

  • Wilkes Passage - This fun right-hander is great for most levels of surfers & is best at mid to high tide. Like most of the breaks in the area, it works best with S - SW swell. The only access is by boat. Unfortunately, it is very exposed and prone to being blown out by the prevailing trade winds. Afternoon glass-offs, though rare, can be a truly wonderous sight as clean right hand barrels peel off mechanically into the safety of the deep channel.
  • Desperations - A classic wave that doesn't really work until its 4-5ft but just keeps getting better the bigger it gets. A left and a right with length, speed and nice hollow sections.
  • Namotu Left - A left that breaks all year round, best from October to April with lighter winds. When its under 6 ft, it will even suit longboards, but becomes very challenging over 6 ft. Namotu itself is a quality wave, but remember to kick off at the end of your ride - don’t fall into the trap of going for that final barrel section - no one gets out of it.
  • Cloudbreak - The world famous WCT location is one of the best lefts in the world. With the new laws prohibiting the exclusivity of surf breaks, you can now surf this awesome waves any day you want. This is a serious wave though, and will definitely sort the crowds out when it gets over 6ft.
  • Mini Cloudbreak  - Powerful, fast wave. The best wind direction is south-east. Best around high tide.
  • Lighthouse – South of mini-cloudbreak, near the lighthouse. Unfortunately, this one rarely breaks, but when it does, it’s for pros or kamikazes only.  Hollow, fast and powerful with a right and a left.
  • Restaurants – This is a good, fast left hand reef break for pros or kamikazes only. However, with the new laws prohibiting the exclusivity of surf breaks you can now surf this awesome waves any day you want.
 

Viti Levu Breaks

  • Hideaways - Hideaways is a right hand reef break, only a short paddle in front of Hideaway Resort. It’s a hollow, fast, ledgey barrel, but only good around high tide. Starts working at less than 3ft and holds up to 6ft plus. Year-round wave, although it is more consistent from May to October.  Recommended for experienced surfers only.
  • J’s – J’s is a hollow, fast wave that breaks from 2’ to 6’. It’s best around the high tide with winds from NE to W. It needs some west in the swell to run down the reef.
  • Shifties – This wave has a deep water take off making the break a ‘not too threatening’ ride. This outside point of the barrier reef picks up all the swell and can be double the size of J’s and Vunaniu. It is powerful and thick. When everywhere else is flat, you can almost guarantee a 4-foot wave at Shifties. It can be surfed at all tides. Again, a wind of the north quadrant is needed.
  • Vunaniu – Vananiu is a short wedging right which has a bowl section at the end, usually smaller than other breaks. This would be a good option for the kids. It does get good. It’s best at high tide
  • Frigates - Definitely a world-class left that can rival Cloudbreak for power, size and consistency. Because of the gradual tapering of the reef, it can handle all swell sizes. The SE trade winds are offshore, so when the inside waves near Matanivusi are blown out, there is always the consistent Frigates. Because it’s out in the ocean, about 20 kilometres from Matanivusi, it picks up all swell. However, some west in the swell can make it a bit dicey. It definitely makes the end section stand up! Frigates is accessed by a number of resorts and can get crowded. However, once the swell gets up over 10’, there is a drop in the numbers tackling the waves. A longer board is recommended to tackle the big drops and strong offshore winds.
 

Naninya Island Breaks

  • King Kong Left - This is a 40-metre long wave that has a take-off in deep water, reducing risk of coral scratches and is good for intermediate to advanced surfers.  The average size is 3 ft to 5 ft offshore, but it can hold up to 15 ft plus. It was named King Kong because of the famous 1935 movie which was partly filmed underneath the mountain Nabukelevuira. This mountain also has a moderating effect on the wind at the King Kong Left break so that it is still operating when other areas are blown out.
  • King Kong Right - This is often 6ft plus face height. This is an exciting very fast tube for a more advanced rider. The trade winds are onshore for this break, but the summer wind (north easterly) is offshore. It is best early morning before the trade winds start, or late afternoon if the trade winds die down.
  • The Bombi - 10 minutes from Naninya Island Resort by boat, can be seen from the resort deck.
  • Middle Daku - Daku is the Fijian name for the beautiful sandy beach. In the middle of the beach, 60 metres from the sand, is a coral break. It breaks both right and left but the right is generally better. The trade winds are onshore/across this break but the summer wind (north-easterly) is directly offshore. It is also best early morning before the trade winds start.
  • Little Daku - This break is often suitable for the less experienced surfer. This is also an excellent area to enjoy a free "getting started" surfing lesson by Naninya’s surf guide.
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