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Kadavu Passage Surfing

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Until Cloudbreak made magazine cover shots, Fiji had been missing from the surfing map. Unlike French Polynesia, surfing wasn't traditional amongst fishermen. Surfing started in Suva in the early ?80s, then ex-pats searched an archipelago of 322 islands, starting in the Mamanucas with Tavarua/Namotu. The great distance to the breaks means spending more time in an outboard powered dingy than in a car. The Cloudbreak Syndrome refers to the way that waves appear as tiny smudges of whitewater on the horizon, making assessment difficult from the land and if it is visible, then it's probably too big. Powerful waves surging in from deep water, hitting shallow reef ledges that are very exposed to the main local problem- the wind. Being balanced between charter boats and surf camps, outboards in Fiji matter a lot. Departures times, rotation, schedules, carrying capacity, engine power, safety equipment, comfort factor and number of boats in operation are all important factors. Since most anticipate a rising wind, many surf in the morning, leaving the afternoon boats gambling on empty but rideable waves.
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23 - 30°C
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23 - 29°C
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22 - 28°C
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20 - 26°C
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21 - 27°C
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22 - 29°C
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+ Powerful consistent swells
+ Quality tubular lefts
+ Warm Bula spirit
+ Resort crowd- no locals
+ Diving heaven
- Big and windy in winter
- Rare summer righthanders
- Heavy rain
- Outboard access only
- Costly deals
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Frigates 4.5ft 5secs 105° 20mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 18
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SE - SW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Uatotoka Grey Star 4.5ft 9secs 114° 20mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 10
3
SE - S Northerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Vesi Passage Grey Star 5.5ft 8secs 113° 20mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 10
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SE - SW North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Typhoon Valley Grey Star 5.5ft 8secs 113° 20mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 8
2
SE - SW North Westerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Hideaway Grey Star 5ft 5secs 111° 10mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 8
2
SE - SW Northerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Serua Rights 4.5ft 5secs 105° 20mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 8
3
S - SW North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Daku Grey Star 4.5ft 9secs 114° 20mph Sunny No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Dead Coral 6
2
SE - SW North Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Vunaniu 4.5ft 5secs 105° 20mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 12
2
SE - SW Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Pipes 0.5ft 13secs 212° 20mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 10
3
SE - SW Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Waidroka Lefts 4.5ft 5secs 105° 20mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 10
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SE - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Lighthouse Grey Star 5ft 8secs 114° 12mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 8
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SE - SW North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon King Kong Left Grey Star 4.5ft 9secs 114° 20mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Live Coral 10
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SE - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon King Kong Right Grey Star 4.5ft 9secs 114° 20mph Sunny No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Live Coral 12
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SE - SW North Easterly All Tides