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Beginner surf spots in Fiji? Solo Travel to Fiji?« on: December 03 2009 23:12:00 »
I've got a couple weeks off in February and am interested in heading to Fiji (no island in particular).
I'm from CO and only get out to surf every 4-6 months, so I'm a pretty big rookie. I've surfed in places like St Thomas, Costa Rica and Cali. I feel most comfortable on waves waist to chest high - any suggestions for places in Fiji?
I'll be traveling on my own so I'm hoping to find a surf camp/lodge/etc. where I can meet some other folks - any suggestions of places?
Thanks a bunch for your suggestions.
RE: Beginner surf spots in Fiji? Solo Travel to Fiji?« Reply #1 on: December 04 2009 01:12:00 »
hey beth I am looking for places to go also in febuary to surf may go to Phillipines or Morocco I would even consider Fiji but I need to see some airline prices and accomodations I would like to stay for a month I am in miami let me know a bit more about your trip
RE: Beginner surf spots in Fiji? Solo Travel to Fiji?« Reply #2 on: January 05 2010 17:01:00 »
The Sand Dunes outside of Sigatoka is Fiji's only beach break. Here at the mouth of the Sigatoka River, sandbars cause the waves to break as well formed peaks though on a large swell long walls are seen – left and right. It works best on a low tide and early, before the wind pops up . You'll have to get up early before the winds turn onshore,
Has both a small beach break and a challenging outside reef break. \
RE: Beginner surf spots in Fiji? Solo Travel to Fiji?« Reply #4 on: January 07 2010 22:01:00 »
Frigates can be reached from Waidroka resort. I stayed there a few years ago and they have boats to a few good breaks as well as Frigates.
I don't think you have to stay there to get a boat as there were a few people who came out with us who weren't staying at the resort but they have pretty cheap dorm accomodation and it look like they've installed a pool since I was there which is a massive improvement for when you're stuck on dry land.
RE: Beginner surf spots in Fiji? Solo Travel to Fiji?« Reply #5 on: January 08 2010 12:01:00 »
Beth: You're much better considering Bali than Fiji. There's many more intermediate breaks and there's much more to do when not surfing. I went to Fiji once but have been to Bali 4 times.
RE: Beginner surf spots in Fiji? Solo Travel to Fiji?« Reply #6 on: February 23 2010 21:02:567 »
Not too sure if this is abit late ... anyhow - there are a few beginner surf spots around Fiji. It has some of the best areas to learn in Natadola beach - you need to get there on the right tides and swell direction. It also has cheap village homestay accommodation as well as up-market resorts. A few outside reefs get good to at high tide and small swell for you to gain your confidence in those areas. We have a surf company ( Fiji Surf ) based in Nadi that can help you out if you are stuck - call us 9928411. Ian