Fiji is an chain of 322 islands located in the South Pacific Ocean and is home to some incredible waves for surfing! The main island of Fiji is Viti Levu. Viti Levu is a volcanic island and the largest in the Fijian chain. It is also the home of the capital city of Suva. There is surf on the island, but its the surround atolls that are of most interest to traveling surfers.
The most famous of these atolls is Tavarua, which is home to one of the premier surf camps in the world. Tavarua is surrounded by great waves. Directly in front of the surf camp is Restaurants, a long left barrel that breaks on the reef that surrounds the island. Surfers staying at Tavarua Island surf camp have the exclusive access to surf the wave called, Cloudbreak, which is one of the most perfect waves in the world and plays host to the ASP World Tour surfing event each year.
Fiji has a warm tropical marine climate without the extremes of most tropical locations. Temperature are moderate and the weather is generally quite nice except when cyclones pass by, which happens about once per year on average.
Indigenous Fijian culture is unique and part of everyday life. Fijian society is very communal with a strong focus on family, the village and the land. A hierarchy of cheftains presides over the clan and village. The position of chieftain is passed down through the family by succession once the chief has passed. Although Bauan is the traditional language use by indigenous Fijians, English is the principle language used throughout the island chain.
Fiji is a remote location and is a difficult destination to get too. It takes a long flight from most places, but the trip is worth it, once you’ve pulled into a perfect tube.
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