Taveuni and Qamea Islands – Secret Fiji Surf Spots
The island of Taveuni, Fiji’s third largest island offering beauty wherever you look. With some of the worlds best diving, fishing and high land walks Taveuni is a place to be not over looked, especially when planning your next surfing holiday.
Offering Fiji surf spots with world class waves and un-crowded conditions (often only just you and your boat load) the island of Qamea, only a 30 minute boat ride off the mainland of Taveuni, is surrounded by a beautiful natural reef system that has the ability to break on either a SE or a SW swell. There are a number of left and right handed breaks that surround the island paradise of Qamea and the surf resort on the island is able to offer experienced surf guides to take you out to the breaks which will be firing on any swell.
Maqai Beach Resort offers an eco living holiday but in style. The resort placing itself within a 10 minute boat ride across the Nadilo Bay passage out to Maqai Reef where you will find a world class right hander which runs for up to 250 meter which the surfers can opt to stall and go for the quick long hollow barrel or race ahead and hack out the vertical face, all in all a wave not to be overlooked.
Whilst you are out on Qamea you also have the options to just have a relaxing day in a hammock and read a book, walk down to the local village and sit around the traditional Kava bowl or head up to the mountains for a scenic highland walk.
You have a couple of options on how to get to Taveuni. The quick and easy but often more expensive option is to jump onto a flight straight into Matei airport, Taveuni islands main airport with flights leaving from both Nadi and Suva daily then head out to Qamea via a quick 30 minute boat ride. Fiji Link fly’s into Taveuni daily from Nadi and Suva and Northern Air flying a couple of times a week.
Your second option is to catch the “Spirit of Fiji Island” ferry departing from the Port of Suva and arriving in Taveuni around 24hrs later. There are a number of different class options aboard the ferry ranging from economy through to your own private cabin.
Based on contributing writer Andy Eames article, Surfing a Secret.
Fiji Surfing Association. Oct 2014.