With world class reef breaks, year round surf, breath taking scenery and some of the clearest water in the South Pacific, Fiji is wonderland for surfers and ocean lovers alike. Most surf breaks in Fiji are only accessible by boat, so you need an expert surf guide to ensure you get the most out of your surf trip. World Surfaris offer a handpicked range of destinations in Fiji, specifically catering to surfers and their families looking to make the most of the incredible experiences Fiji has to offer.
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