Yes, we only represent one resort in Fiji! We believe in quality and uniqueness over quantity. Brian and Donna Macdonald have created the incredible Matanivusi Eco Resort that just so happens to have some excellent surf directly out front. The wave options in proximity will suit all surfers, from beginner to hard-core barrel charger. We can book you a package to Tavarua or Namotu if you're keen, however we do recommend you escape the masses and head down Fiji's Coral Coast for a stay at Matanivusi Resort. With surf all year round and limited surfer numbers, it's a great upmarket alternative, ideal for couples and families.
The Mamanuca Islands is home to world class surf breaks and is one of the most consistent wave magnets in all of the Pacific Ocean.
Best surf conditions are from March - October when the SE trade winds are common. Low pressure systems generate large swells that quite often produce high quality waves at Cloudbreak, Restaurants, Namotu and Wilkes Passage just to name a few.
Season: March - October
Swell: handles 3ft - 20ft
Surf all year round!
Bottom Type: Reef - Variety from mellow to hollow
There is surf all year round in Fiji, but like anywhere else cannot be guaranteed. There are two surf seasons. One is from April to October when the low pressure systems in the Southern Hemisphere produce consistent ground swells which can get up to 8 to 10’. The cyclone season from December to April is associated with shorter swells, however the conditions could be called ‘tropical’ as it is glassy or light winds all day and extremely hot with afternoon showers. This is the time when the local breaks fire up. During the winter season, the SE trade winds which are offshore at Frigates can blow very strong (20-25 knots) for up to a week at a time. The surf at Frigates Passage (which is all outer coral reef and overhead high) can be challenging for inexperienced surfers. For this reason surfers need to be competent and confident. 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.
Only a short boat ride from Matanivusi Surf Resort, are three right hand reef breaks that, depending on the wind, tide and swell, can offer the experience of a life time. While 20km offshore is the world famous Frigate Pass.
Swell: Sth, SW
Wind: Any type of Easterly