Surf’s Up in Fiji!

The world of surfing turns its attention to the South Pacific island of Fiji at this time of year, as the Fiji Pro surfing tournament is held at the world renowned Cloudbreak, near Tavarua Island off the west coast of Fiji.The women’s competition was won last week by Johanne Defay of France, and the men’s competition starts on the 5th June. Many watersports and sailing enthusiasts turn up just to watch the action, a fabulous way to pass a few days on your yacht charter Fiji.

Photo credit from Worldsurfleague, Kellyslater by WSK Ed Sloane

Located in the middle of the South Pacific, midway between Australia and Tahiti, Fiji is an archipelago of over 300 spectacular islands, full of white sandy beaches, and surrounded by some of the clearest tropical waters on Earth.

Photo credit from Fiji Tourism
Photo credit from Fiji Tourism

Some of the best surfing in the world can be found in the waters of Fiji, with all year round waves, for beginners and experts alike, and many waves that are often voted as some of the best in the world.

Photo credit from Worldsurfleague, by WSK Ed Sloane

Fiji has wonderful tropical temperatures all year round, with air and water temperatures always in the mid-70’s to mid-80’s Fahrenheit. “Winter” runs from around April to October, with low-pressure systems from New Zealand sending consistent large swells towards Fiji, and releasing very high waves in the surf breaks. The summer, from November to March, is warmer, wetter and more humid, with lighter winds and shorter swells.

Masteka2 with the view of Fiji
Masteka2 with the view of Fiji
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Simpson 48

Catamarans are a favorite type of yacht for Fiji yacht charter holidays. One of our favorite cats, the Simpson 48, has lots of experience getting charter clients up close and personal with the surfing competitions, as you can see from this photo from last year’s competition.

Fiji Surf Pro Finals day 2015Or, if you prefer a monohull, this 70ft sailing yacht, High Aspect, has its own dive compressor on board, and has been delivering adventure and diving charters in Fiji for the last 3 years.

high aspect_blogsizeBoatbookings has organized charter yachts for amateur surfers to combine a wonderful sailing holiday with watching the surf event, or to have a combined sailing and surfing holiday in Fiji. Contact us today to find out more about this paradise water sports destination in the South Pacific.

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