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Options surfs during family holiday on coast south of Nadi« on: August 16 2007 23:08:00 »
Doing the family holiday thing in October, will have a few days leave pass to find a wave. Average to OK surfer not interested in triple-overhead death, just nice head to double-overhead waves with as fewer people and as little 'attitude' as possible (will sacrifice quality for crowd/attitude factor).
What should I do, where should I go, who should I talk to? Never been to Fiji before. Happy to pay for a day-trip on a boat. Think I'm staying at the Hideaway for a week and somewhere else another week.
RE: Options surfs during family holiday on coast south of Nadi« Reply #1 on: August 20 2007 14:08:00 »
Lucky you Fiji great place to go ,get off the main land as soon as possible and head out to Plantation island on the cat from Nadi easy to find they have a dorm type room that is reasonable priced it would pay to email them and book a couple of nights,them make contact with big John the local or his nephews they take trips out to Wilkes or the other breaks that are there, the last time I was there it was 30bucks to surf in the morning about 15mins to Wilkes then 15mins from there to other breaks if swell and wind ok, get fit now do some running or cycling so you can get as many waves as possible and look after Big John and he will look after you ,take him some new sunnies or thongs or chocolate or something like that and he will treat you like a son.have fun www.nzsurfadventures.co.nz
RE: Options surfs during family holiday on coast south of Nadi« Reply #2 on: September 11 2007 17:09:00 »
I just just booked Plantation island for mid january 08. Any idea of what to expect wave wise? Is it worth taking a longer board than normal? What the resort like?
RE: Options surfs during family holiday on coast south of Nadi« Reply #3 on: September 12 2007 02:09:00 »
Plantation Island a great place has got two shops to buy food like bread and fruit,and has another resort on other end of Island called Musket Cove,Pays to take two boards if you have them, good point breaks, Wilkes pass closest to Plantation nice right hander that breaks long and shallow, heaps of other breaks to check out if you get a crew together and treat the locals right get fit now to make the most of it, your in for a great trip !!
RE: Options surfs during family holiday on coast south of Nadi« Reply #4 on: September 12 2007 12:09:00 »
all i can say is... your other week has to be on yanuca island(www.batiluva.com)
RE: Options surfs during family holiday on coast south of Nadi« Reply #5 on: September 15 2007 23:09:00 »
Thanks for the feedback, Does it get pretty hairy out there at wilkes or is it relatively cruisy for most competent surfers. Also is Little John the dude to talk to about being taken out to surf or does the resort hook you up?
RE: Options surfs during family holiday on coast south of Nadi« Reply #6 on: October 29 2007 21:10:00 »
Just got back from two weeks in Fiji as per first post. Got glorious Hideaway on a couple of days, glassy up to 1.5 head height and max 3 blokes in the water. Windy and nasty for most of the rest of the time (although we moved to the Shangri-La and had a go at the point across the lagoon).
First attempt at Hideaway was perfect glassy conditions, but HIDEOUS unrideable waves - a right hand "cho-poo" type thing with no escape route, next day was magazine quality.
RE: Options surfs during family holiday on coast south of Nadi« Reply #7 on: November 02 2007 21:11:00 »
Just got back from Fiji. This time of year the weather is crazy. Windy and stormy to sunny and glassy. I caugt Frigate's 8-12 and glassy with 4 guys out. It was a super "Cho-Poo" day but picture perfect. Even the finest of our group was not taking off on the sick outside sets. if you don't like scary you might want to avoid Frigate's. The wave hitting the reef sounded like a locomotive crashing into a car sitting on the tracks. It sent chill's down our spine's.
Try Musket Cove and Plantation Island as they are family oriented and it is close to Wilkes and Namotu.