Surfing on Fiji - Surf Camps, Surf Schools and Accommodation
“Bula Fiji” means “welcome to Fiji” and here hospitality is an important part of the lifestyle.
Almost 330 islands belong to Fijian archipelago which is found in the South Pacific. A pleasant climate influenced by trade winds provides for excellent travel conditions all year round. Tropical rainforest, more than 100 species of birds and a fantastic maritime fauna and flora make Fiji a true paradise.
isitors should definitely visit one of the traditional rituals, like fire running or the Kava ceremony. Fiji also offers high-class surfing conditions.
Fiji has a tropical climate and an average annual temperature of about 27 °C. Between May and October, the air temperature is a little cooler because of the trade winds and this is especially so in the mountains and on the southeast coast where short, strong rainfall occurs.
The official rainy season lasts from the end of November until April. The temperature rises during this period and the air is very warm and humid, sometimes up to 32 °C and also there is the danger of cyclones that are generated above the warm ocean water during this period.
Travelling surfers can often score some heavenly days in Fiji. Warm water, friendly locals and very attractive scenery complete the Fijian surfing experience. The waves break to 95% of the time on coral reefs and are mostly accessible only by boat. Some breaks are not even open to the public and only guests of the particular resort are allowed to surf them.
Beginners will not find many suitable spots on Fiji; most waves are more suited to advanced surfers. During winter months, the wind is not ideal and destroys the waves on the offshore reefs.
Best season for beginners: From November to February
Best season for advanced surfers: From March to October
Crowds: More people in summertime
Fiji is the hub of the South Pacific. The Nadi International Airport (NAN) is connected to by airlines like Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Blue, Korean Air, Air Pacific and some smaller airlines, all which link the pacific islands together.
However maritime connections between Fiji and the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are not very suitable due of the long distances and the time involved.
Locally, either small seaplanes or helicopters - called air taxis - operate between the islands. The other possibility can be the rather slow ferries.