1999 – Tavarua Resort receives Special License from the Fiji Ministry of Lands giving them private ownership of surf breaks around the island.
1997 – The Inaugural Oceania Surfing Cup (OSC) was hosted by the FSA at Tavarua Island Resort attracting teams from 8 Oceania nations. The success of the Rip Curl Tavarua Oceania Cup and an outstanding amount of hard work by the Fiji Surfing Association helped to secure Rip Curl’s continued support and sponsorship up to the year 2000. The cup has since been held in Tonga, Tahiti, Samoa, New Caledonia, Norfork Island, and Australia. Next Post:
2000 – Offshore Surf Shop opens in Sigatoka, owned by Scott Lower and Vivian.