Surfing Tavarua, Fiji

Outside Editors' Choice

Jul 22, 2010
Outside Magazine
Kelly Slater drops in near Tavarua

Kelly Slater drops in near Tavarua    Photo: Jeff Flindt/Corbis

Why is Tavarua Island, in Fiji, the ultimate surf getaway? Because it's an isolated spot containing world-class waves that you can rent for yourself. Sure, the Mentawai Islands had a good run, but new boat outfitters and land camps have made the place a circus. Tavarua's a short boat shuttle from Nadi airport, on Fiji's Viti Levu island. Once you set down, you've got seven days of perfect waves and zero crowds; Tavarua is limited to 36 guests per week. World-class lefts are found on the island's south side at Cloudbreak—accessible four times per day by boat—and just outside your bedroom at Restaurants. If you bring the family, you can slide gentle peelers at the mellower Kiddieland. Plus, when the surfing's done, you can run a tab at the bar. $3,995 per person for seven days, including flights from L.A.;
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