A SHORT BOAT RIDE FROM WAIDROKA BAY RESORT, ARE A VARIETY OF RIGHT & LEFT-HAND BREAKS, WHICH DEPENDING ON THE TIDE, WIND AND SWELL CAN OFFER THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME SURFING FIJI….
…AND THEN THERE IS A MAGICAL LONG PEELING LEFT-HANDER WHICH YOU WILL NEVER FORGET ON A REEF 14 MILES IN THE MIDST OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN: WORLD-FAMOUS FRIGATES PASSAGE!
Surfing Fiji is world class and there is surf year round at Waidroka Bay Resort’s southern coast benefiting from the pacific ocean’s southern swell patterns. The pacific swells break on the various reef passages only 10-15 minutes boat ride from the resort and present a variety of untouched left & right-hand Fiji Surf Breaks. These reef-breaks can be challenging at about 5 foot plus for more inexperienced surfers, who need to be competent in surfing these type of breaks. Due to the location of Waidroka Bay Resort with very few other Fiji surf resorts around – we benefit from uncrowded waves – don’t spread the word!
Fiji benefits from 2 distinct surf seasons:
Fijian winter time (April – October) consistently producing bigger waves. This is the time of year that low-pressure systems build in the Southern Hemisphere, south of New Zealand and send consistently big swells toward Fiji. During the winter season, the SE trade winds are predominant and cross-offshore at Frigates Passage, Pipe, 420’s, Shifties and Resorts. There are always days of calm winds between the various weather patterns providing for big glassy conditions on all of our 8 SURF BREAKS !
Fijian summer time (November – March) is definitely warmer and not as windy, with frequent glassy conditions producing pure tropical surfing. The waves are usually originating from shorter swell patterns, with lighter winds, benefiting the less experienced surfers with smaller waves in general – with the odd surprise of size and glass combining to absolute perfection.
The recommended surfboards to take would be your normal short board and a larger semi-gun for the bigger days. Board shorts can be worn all year round and booties are a personal option for the reef, as is a rash-guard and sun protection. We do also carry a small selection of shortboards for rent.
The trips to any of our local breaks take about 10-15 minutes. A boat-driver / surf-guide will be on board for your guidance and safety and we always carry water, some snacks and a phone for your safety.
The trip to Frigates Passage takes approx 45 minutes. Traveling on one of our four larger boats. Between sessions you can relax in the shaded comfort of the boat and enjoy something to eat or drink as you take in the waves.
All boats will remain with you while you enjoy the world class waves at some of the best SURF BREAKS in the world.