We have a new tour coming out shortly – Called the Fiji Surf & Turf ( FST). It will include surfing as well seeing more of the islands/people/villages/waterfalls/scenic’s. It will also include fishing, free diving/spearfishing, scubadiving, Stand Up Paddle, and kiting. What I have noticed is 99% of surfers that come to Fiji go mostly to Tavarua/Namotu and do not visit or experience anything more than that Island – you as well as I know Fiji is bigger than that with so much more to offer. I will be using a liveaboard boat 60ft that can accommodate 9 pax max but we are only looking at groups of 4-6 ( preferably 1 group and not 2 or 3 different groups)
The boat will be based for the duration of the tour at Frigates ( world class wave you already know about). We will put a solid mooring out there and stay on the break most of the time – coming into the island ( yanuca ) every now and then for a village visit or for nice anchorage. There are other waves in the serua area on Viti Levu that we will surf to spice up the trip as well for bigger swells when guests cant surf frigates then this will be our back up area. We will also anchor and shelter in these reefs and lagoons overnight.
The boat is owned by a friend – Charlie Wakem ( his boat photo attach) who I used to use back when I first started my Surf Tours going to Kadavu. Now we have teamed up again to do short runs only to Frigates and surrounding reefs on the Viti Levu. The duration of the tour will be 1 week: Sat-Sat. The first part of the tour will be the Frigates Run from Saturday – Thursday ( 5 nights – 6 days ). Thursday morning guests will surf then in the afternoon they will arrive back in Pacific Harbor and will be taken to Sonaisali Island Resort in Nadi for 2 nights ( Thursday / Friday). There they will surf two days around the western areas: Wilkes, Natadola, Mini cloud, desperation, Sigatoka sand dunes, Hideaway, Cuvu outside and a few others reef passages only we know about. We have a van, boat and skis based at Sonaisali to take surfers where conditions will be best. Also we will try and get them on tavarua/namotu for the sat changeover.
While guests will be on the FST we will take them to a waterfall when coming back from Frigates to Nadi as it is on the way to freshen off and have lunch or snacks there. Village visits ( Yanuca Island) will be a part of the Fijian culture aspect of the FST to watch dancing/singing, drink kava, teach Fijian language and enjoy a lovo ( food cooked in an underground oven). We will supply a FREE case of beer, Red Bull and Fiji Water for each FST . the rest they will have to pay for. Also a complimentary sulu will be given to each guest to wear while we go to the village.
There will be a local surf guide / lifeguard on each tour. I have sent you photos of some waves in areas we will be taking guests to as well as a photo of the waterfall.
Another area that we offer is to repair surfboards, rent and supply leashes, wax, fins etc if they should want to buy. We will have mostly Surftech boards to rent if there is a need that somebody does not want to travel with theirs or would like to surf another board that we have that they would like to try out. Eg. a SUP to bring along to surf or paddle in the lagoons.
Vinaka and look forward to opening this side of Fiji that many surfers do not see .
Ian Ravouvou Muller ( Kini)
Fijian Surf Company
Fijian Water Patrol, Fiji Lifeguards,
Fijian Surf Foundation.
P.O. Box 9792,
Nadi Airport. Fiji.
P: (679) 6705960
F: (679) 6706865
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