Surfing in Fiji – Fiji Surf Tours and Accommodation at Castaway Island, Fiji

Fiji Surfing is becoming very popular here around the islands. So much so we’ve devised surf tours for our guests at Castaway Island, Fiji. Our beautiful Fiji island accommodation is the perfect place to base yourself for your next Fiji surf tour holiday. Surfing Tours can be organised to Wilkes Passage, Swimming Pool, Namotu Left, Namotu Right, Cloudbreak and Desperation – Prices for touring range from $100-$140 per person.

If you’re the only one in your family or holiday party who has a passion for surfing you can surf the day away (without guilt that you’re indulging in ‘me’ time!) in some of the best surf spots in Fiji while everyone else stays happy on our gorgeous island resort – Contact the island direct for more information on enquiries@castawayfiji.com.fj

Surfboard size recommendation – If you’re bringing your own surfboard it is suggested larger boards are the way to go.  6’10? to 7? 6? is a good bet. It is a powerful reef surf, so small boards are no go unless you are very experienced. Bigger is usually better but not too big:)

Here’s some great Fiji surfing shots by Maddie Shaw taken on an island safari tour on the Teivovo – Castaway’s speed boat.

Further Reading:

Surfing in Fiji – Surf Tours available from Castaway Island, Fiji

19 replies
  1. David says:

    My family and I are staying at Castaway in the first week in August. What size boards would you suggest I bring?
    Experienced surfer.

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    • admin says:

      Hey there David! We’ll get one of the”surfing” experts on the island to contact you asap – tomorrow latest. Thanks so much for your enquiry. We look forward to having you and your family with us in August.

      Best regards – the Castaway Family

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      • admin says:

        Bula David! Now according to reliable surf-dude sources here’s some advice for you taken verbatim..

        “…reckon a 6’10” to 7′ 6″ is a good bet…its a powerful reef surf, so small boards are no go unless you are very experienced. bigger is usually better but not too big…”

        We hope this helps! Vinaka!

        If you need any more information please don’t hesitate to contact the island’s reservations staff direct on enquiries@castawayfiji.com.fj

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  2. Philip Walls says:

    Bula

    I will be at Castaway very soon from the 28 June through to the 1 July!

    What break are the photos above taken at as these look fine!

    I am an immediate level surfer and was wondering whether it would be worth bringing my board? (even thou the missus raised her eyebrows at me 😉 plus we are down on the coral coast for 5 days at the Outrigger on the lagoon.

    Would appreciate your advice. Thanks
    Philip.

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  3. Joe says:

    Hello,

    I am thinking of planning a trip to Fiji. It mentions 3 persons required to go to Cloudbreak? If I am there for a week to ten days, could I expect the oppty to surf Cloudbreak and/or Restaurants a couple times? I will be going with my wife (she doesn’t surf). Does there need to be at least two other surfers on Castaway Island wanting to go for me to get a ride to some waves?

    Thanks for any info on this,

    Joe

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    • admin says:

      Bula Joe!

      We’ve just sent your query off to the Operations Manager to answer your question. Sorry you posted this 3 days ago – it went into our spam catcher and we just noticed it then – we’re onto it now! We’ll make sure we look after your wife while you’re indulging in a few waves! Vinaka!

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    • admin says:

      BULA Joe!

      Here’s your answer…

      There is a minimum hire fee of the boat to transfer you to the surf breaks which is why we say 3 people+ at F$85 + taxes each. Our boat operator also services another Island Resort, so you can expect that between the two resorts, there will hopefully be a few surfers. The other option is of course to pay the minimum hire fee of F$255 + Fiji taxes and have sole use of the boat all to yourself!

      If you need further information feel free to contact us on enquiries@castawyafiji.com.fj – VINAKA!

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  4. Simon says:

    Hi,

    My family and I are staying on Castaway later this month and I would like to surf whilst there.

    Do you have or are you able to arrange board rental?

    I figure it would be cheaper than paying the excess baggage to the airline.

    Cheers,

    Simon

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    • admin says:

      Bula Simon! Sorry – we don’t hire surfboards from the island. It is probably best you bring your own. You’ll love the surf:) We look forward to welcoming you very soon – Vinaka!

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  5. James says:

    Hi

    Coming here very soon, just wondered if my 7ft fish board would be able to handle the amazing swells in Cloudbreak if not I can always change it….

    James

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    • Castaway Fiji says:

      Hi there James – Sorry for the delay in the reply – we were checking with our surfer friends:) The performance on your board at Cloudbreak will depend upon a few main factors. Firstly & mostly, will be your skill level & experiance. Shape of the board on the size of the waves that you take off on.
      Cloudbreak works like any other break where it favors swell direction, tide and size. So the suggestion is to bring your favorite board, most trusted and go from there! Good luck to you & enjoy the ride.

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  6. Scarlet says:

    We are thinking of planning a family vacation to Castaway next summer at the beginning of August 2013. We can two 12 year old girls and one 15 year old girl. All have a little surfing experience — the 15 having the most. They would love to have surfing lessons and be able to surf on their own. Is appropriate instruction available and are there places for beginners to surf?

    Thanks

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    • Castaway Fiji says:

      Bula Scarlet! The surfing in Fiji is awesome but best for those who are very experienced. Please contact the island’s reservations staff direct on enquiries@castawayfiji.com.fj to get more advice here. Aside from this, there is plenty of water sports and water activities your girls could do. We look forward to welcoming you!Vinaka!

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  7. Long Reef says:

    Hi all,
    We are going to Castaway last week Jan 2013. Looking for at least 1 extra person to go surfing. We were there late 2010 had some greate sessions but had to pay for 3 people even though only 2 of us. Looking for a third to cut the cost.
    Cheers,

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    • Castaway Fiji says:

      BULA Long Reef – We’ve published your comment in the hope you may receive a reply for others who are reading about our surfing – we’ll keep an eye out for replies for you and let you know:) Vinaka!

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  8. Craig says:

    Bula, we are looking at coming to stay at castaways in late Novemeber, is the surf OK that time of the year?? Also is the prices listed in Fijian dollars? its $100-140 for the surfing?

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