Fiji’s 322 islands form the epitome of the surf traveler’s dream in the South Pacific. 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. The South Coast is a less crowded surf region with Frigates pass working in similar way to Cloudbreak. A variety of less known waves closr to the main island offer a variety of lefts and rights year round  Apart from the bucket list waves, 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. 

Quick Facts

World class surf breaks: Cloudbreak, Frigates, Namotu & Wilkes.

Less crowded waves on the Coral Coast.

Warm water tropical conditions – Best for intermediate+ surfers.

Great range of accommodation types and options. 

When to go

March through November is generally the best time for surfing Fiji as the southeast trade winds blow cross/offshore and low-pressure systems in the Tasman Sea provide consistent SW swells. Despite relatively minor tidal ranges, most reefs are very shallow and are affected by low tide, while water temperatures sit at a balmy 27-28°C all year round. The Southern summer months enjoy light and variable winds, opening many more waves that suffer under the trade winds.

Attractions

Fiji is most famous for its palm-lined beaches and crystal-clear waters, however there’s more to this vast archipelago than great waves.  From zip lining over a rainforest, to horseback riding on the beach, to stumbling upon a hidden waterfall or visiting a Fijian village and drinking Kava with the locals this is a country that always open its arms and its beautiful environment to all guests.

The Country

Fiji has one of the most developed economies in the Pacific, but since independence from Britain after a century of rule in 1970 has seen some political instability, mainly due to tension between indigenous Fijian and the ethnic Indian communities. The archipelago consists of some 300 islands, although only 100 are inhabited. The locals are known for their hospitality, and tourism, along with sugar, is the biggest industry.   

Getting There

Nadi International Airport, near Suva is the main airport which is a four-hour flight from Australia. Many international visitors come via through New Zealand, which is a three-hour flight away. Airlines that have regular flights to Nadi are Air New Zealand, Air Pacific and Qantas Airways. 

Travel Information

Time Zone

UTC +12

Currency

Fijian Dollar  

Calling code

+679 

Electric

240V