Surfing the breaks at Tavarua

There are many world class surf breaks just a boat ride away from Tavarua Island.  Restaurants directly in front of the resort is an outstanding fast left.  Cloudbreak, five minutes by boat, is almost always good, even when small. This wave only gets better when the swell gets bigger.    There are many other incredible waves a quick boat ride away, including Wilkes, the right hand version of Cloudbreak.

Perfect size. 4-6ft.   Good size but not too big.

Trying to stall and get get under the lip.

Wylie looking styling, as always.

Wylie has a four hour session at Restaurants.  I joined for only 2.5 hours.



More fun in Tavarua, Fiji

Yellow Fin Tuna and Skipjack.  After a few photos, these fish go right to the kitchen.  Some of the staff bring home the skipjacks to their village and some our cooked that day.  The tuna is served a day later as sashimi.  They say that waiting a day softens the meat.  It all tasted good to me.

Surfing Swimming Pools 

Playing on the beach.


Finding amazing shells.


Kava Ceremony, Tavarua, Fiji

The Kava ceremony is one of the central Fijian traditions.  When visiting a village it is customary to honor the chief by participating in the ceremony and presenting him with the Kava root.  The local village people dress in traditional costume, adorned with flowers and leaves.  The visitors sit on the floor lining a long mat.  After the chief has spoken and welcomed the people to his village, and the gifts of Kava have been given to the chief, the kava root that has been ground and diluted with water is distributed to each person.  Kava promotes relaxation and helps to relieve stress.  We all agreed it tastes a little like rotting trees, but after downing a cupful, your throat and tongue become slightly numb and the next cup isn’t so bad. The ceremony was followed by a traditional Fijian meal, music and dancing.  It was a beautiful event that will live long in all of our memories.