Archive for January, 2012

Top 5 Surf Reefs in Fiji

For those who grew up watching Endless Summer and Laird Hamilton highlight reels, just the word Fiji conjures images of perfect breaks and beautiful beaches. This fantasy is not far from the truth. Fiji is home to some of the most beautiful, and rideable, breaks in the world.

Wilkes Passage

This break is listed first because it is suitable for surfers of all skill levels. From rank amateurs to tour pros, all will find something to love about Wilkes passage. It is about 40 minutes by boat from the mainland and features a long, strong, fast right-hand wave.

Frigates Passage

Everyone wants to say he has surfed Frigates, and now, you can too. This break is known for its long rides and beautiful barrels. It is also known as the “Fijian Pipeline.” The break itself is about an hour boat ride from the mainland.

Hideaway Beach

This is a beach break. There is no need to board a boat and ride for hours. You can paddle out right from the beach. This is a hide tide break. So, make sure you are paddling out within a few hours of the high tide. Otherwise, it will be too shallow to surf, and you will be left lying on a towel on the beach.

Natadola Beach

This is another beach break. Suitable for beginners and intermediate surfers, this break feature hollow, powerful, left hand waves. The beach area itself is beautiful. It is impossible to have a lousy day here, even if it is flat.

Sigatoka Sand Dunes

This another beach break that is suitable for beginner and intermediate surfers. It is a low-tide break. Get there around low tide, or you will be surfing in choppy mush. Try to surf around the river mouth. It typically generates the most rideable waves.

Great surfing breaks are not always the biggest and the baddest breaks in the world. They are the breaks you can surf. Fiji offers breaks for every skill level. In fact, beginning surfers find that, for some reason, it is easier to surf in Fiji than anywhere else in the world. So, grab one of the many flights to Fiji and get out there. You could be one of those people who get to talk about how much better it is in Fiji.