Qamea Resort & Spa have partnered with luxury surf pioneers, Tropicsurf, to bring undiscovered, un-crowded and untapped surf breaks in North Fiji to the forefront of Luxury surf trip enthusiasts’ minds. Between November and April, you can now have the option to surf the secluded and untapped breaks of North Fiji while staying at Qamea Resort & Spa. Please note, we do not offer surfing outside of this timeframe as the trade winds shift and the waves are then usually not suitable for surfing.
Whether you are just a beginner starting out for the first time or a more experienced surfer we can offer a surf programme that is catered specifically to your own needs. Our resident Tropic Surf guides are available to ensure your surfing experience is the best it can be.
We have a range of boards to suit your requirements from OZO shortboards to a complete range of firewire short and longboards for you to choose from. At our surf shack you have access to wetsuits, booties, wax, rash guards, towels and expert guiding.
A fifteen minute boat ride from the resort will find you on the outer reefs that receive any swell from the South. The right hander, named Maqai, is the most consistent wave in this set of reef passes. This wave offers three sections. Experienced surfers can work their way up the reef and find a hollow barrel before working a rippable face and mellower barrel section through to the mid part of the wave. The end section is fun for intermediate surfers.
In the months of November to April, the reefs near Qamea Resort & Spa become a surfer’s paradise.
During this time the wind is normally light and variable meaning that it’s the best time of year for chest-high to overhead waves with occasional bigger days. Crowds are very thin and the water is warm.
There are three main breaks located fifteen minutes by boat. A long right is the premier break. It starts as a grinding barrel, turns into a rippable face and ends with a very mellow section before petering into deep water, making this the ideal spot for every ability and style of surfing.
Other breaks along the coast all have their day given suitable conditions. Beginners may even enjoy some soft waves that are ideal for getting started.
All competent surfers wishing to surf from Qamea Resort and Spa can do so under the ‘Ticket to Ride’ system. Surfer numbers are limited so booking in advance is recommended.
Your basic ‘Perfect Wave’ Ticket to Ride entitles you to:
One boat transfer per day. (3.5 hours. Towels and Pure Qamea water provided.) (Note: upgrading to two surfs per day is an option.)
Expert guidance and water safety
Coaching tips in water from expert coach (optional)
Complimentary use of stand-up paddle boards
Daily surf report
Tropicsurf gift (3 day+)
Complimentary access to surf movies
Access to booties, wax, sunscreens, rash guards, towels, water, reef-safe leashes
Board valet service
Additional afternoon surfs priced at US$70 per person (two surfs in a day)
For beginners, you can learn the basics in a calm lagoon under the Tropicsurf Dream
Price: $90 per hour (minimum 2 hours) – Lagoon Session
Price: $250 per lesson or $650 for 3 lessons – Ocean Session
*All rates are in $USD.
Please note these prices do not include 25% Fijian Taxes.
Watch beginner surfer Nina Eivers learn to Surf at Qamea:
Please note: To bring your surfboards to Qamea, you will need to catch a scenic flight from Nadi to Taveuni with Fiji Airways and they do offer the service to take your surfboards, however please do so at your own risk. They can’t guarantee that your surfboard will fit on the small aircraft and you must take it at your own risk. We do have a range of surfboards available for hire at the Resort, in the instance that your board can’t make it on the first flight.