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  • Vodo Ua Boardriders Club – Surf Camp

    One of the oldest Surf Clubs in Fiji – Vodo Ua Boardriders Club did not waste any time kick starting 2017 into gear with a 3 day Surf Camp based at Fiji Surf Co’s HQ warehouse on Sonaisali Beach, Nadi. Led by

    July 27, 2017 • Development, Featured • Views: 60

  • VACANCY : Fiji Surfing Head Coach

    VACANCY :   Fiji Surfing Assoc : Head Coach The FSA Coaching Manager would be responsible for creating and implementing training programs and overseeing the development of careers in coaching, judging, officiating and competing

    March 17, 2016 • Development • Views: 718

  • Young Fijians receive world class training in Australia 

    Our Elite Youth coaching trip to the Sunshine Coast, Australia was a week of intense training, surfing plus a trip to visit crocodiles at Steven Irwin’s Zoo. The trip showed us that some serious skills and talent is required to

    September 16, 2015 • Development, Featured, Surfing • Views: 1168

  • Girls Go Surfing 2014

    Fiji is internationally recognized for its world-class beaches and surf breaks but the involvement of Fijians themselves in water based activities is of a very low percentage. The Fiji Surf Association looks to increase the

    November 28, 2014 • Development, Featured, Surfing • Views: 1715

  • Fiji Grom Search

    With just under 60 kids making their way to Natadola beach on Saturday the 18th of October to take part in the first Fiji Surfing Association’s Grom Search Surfing Compeition. The FSA Grom Search surfing competition has been

    October 21, 2014 • Competition, Development, Featured, Surfing • Views: 1807

  • FSA and Hurley take 30 local kids surfing.

    Fiji Surf Association with the support of Hurley took thirty children from around Viti Levu surfing for the first time. An important focus was on being safe and confident in and around the water and having as much fun as

    September 14, 2014 • Development, Surfing, Video • Views: 2005

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    FSA visit to study Federation Tahitienne de Surf

    Isei Tokovou from Papeete – FSA President Isei Tokovou travelled to French Polynesia recently with the kind support of the Fiji National Sports Commission. His mission there was to study the Tahitian surfing development program, as well as their capacity in hosting the ASP world title event. He arrived for the last two days of competition in the Billabong Tahiti Pro & stayed on for a weekend to have meetings with Philippe Klima – the Federation Tahitienne de Surf President and their technical trainer, Pascal Luciani.

    There were discussions about the Tahitian Water Patrol & the suggestion that they could come over and conduct training for the Fijian jet ski team, just as the Hawaiian’s did ten years ago for the Tahitians. Tahiti was also amenable to the Fijians coming over to compete in local Tahitian competitions including the Tahiti Pro Trials.

    Said Isei, “I wish to thank very much Philippe Klima & Pascal Luciani of the Federation Tahitienne de Surf. The Tahitian people and the other volunteers of the Federation opened their hearts and their houses to me during my visit. Solidarity & mutual pathways for Fijian and Tahitian surfing are strong, & logical for the further development of surfing in Oceania – of this I am proud to be a part of.”

    September 2, 2014 • Competition, Development, Featured, Surfing • Views: 1136

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  • FSA meets with ISA president Fernando Aguerre in California

    In February this year, President John Philp travelled to ISA headquarters in San Diego and met today with President Fernando Aguerre and Director General – Bob Mignogna to discuss wide ranging issues including the challenge of

    August 18, 2014 • Development, Featured • Views: 1097

  • 2014 Barefoot Black Tie charity dinner

    The Fiji Surfing Association would like to thank all those who attended the FSA Barefoot Black Tie charity dinner hosted by Vuda Marina on the weekend. Just over 100 finely dressed guests attended this inaugural and hugely

    April 26, 2014 • Development, Education, Featured, SUP, Surfing, water safety • Views: 1668

  • Fijian youth program off to a flying start

    Surfer and finance industry executive Rob Bell has donated 3 brand new surfboards to the Fiji Surfing Assoc junior development program. Rob flew into Fiji for a week of surfing on the main island and catching up with old surfing

    March 23, 2014 • Development, Education, SUP, Surfing, water safety • Views: 937

  • Fiji sits near the top of highest-per-capita drowning countries

    With 75 people drowning within Fijian waters in 2012, and 48 in 2013, Fiji sits near the top of the list of the highest per-capita drowning countries in the world. The Water Safety Council of Fiji’s vision is for Fiji to reduce

    January 22, 2014 • Development, Education • Views: 608

  • Nippers program

    Attention all, COME AND TRY, kids between the ages of 5 to 18 years old are invited to come and hit the beach for an afternoon to get a taste of what the Fiji Surfing Association is hoping will become Fiji’s next big thing. The

    November 11, 2013 • Competition, Development, Education • Views: 1041

  • Girls go surfing

    Yatule Resort, Natadola Beach Fiji’s first ever female‐only surfing development day organized by the Fiji Surfing Association was held this weekend at Natadola Beach in perfect conditions. The Girls Go Surfing weekend had a

    September 14, 2013 • Development, Reviews, Surfing • Views: 1389

  • 2013 AGM

    On the 26th of June 2013, Fiji Surfing Association members had the chance to attend the 2013 Annual General Meeting held at the Suva Yacht Club to discuss and elect who would best suit the positions of President, Vice President,

    June 26, 2013 • Development, Education • Views: 847

  • FSA works with ASP to ensure a smooth competition for 2013 Volcom Fiji pro

    Fiji Surf Association volunteers are instrumental in ensuring that the Volcom Fiji Pro 2013 runs smoothly. Stuart, Ratu Naiqama, Chris, Romeo, Isao , and Sean, among others, are volunteering time out of their regular work

    June 10, 2013 • Competition, Development, Surfing • Views: 891

  • Chinese Water Sports Administration officials visit Fiji

    The Fiji Surfing Association President John Philp this week met with two representatives of the China Water Sports Administration who are in Fiji to attend the 2013 Volcom Fiji Pro. Wei Xing (Sec. General of Chinese Extreme

    June 5, 2013 • Development, Education • Views: 815

  • Wanted, Surfing and Surf lifesaving education officer

    The Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD) program sends young Australians aged 18-30 on short term volunteer assignments (3-12 months) throughout Asia, the Pacific and Africa. These assignments are part of the

    December 3, 2012 • Development, Education • Views: 925

  • Fiji Surfing first ever strategic planning day

    Claire Forbes ran Fiji Surfing Assoc’s first ever Strategic Planning session on Saturday with the following participants : Ed Lovell – Secretary John Philp – President Clyde King – Treasurer Scotty O’Conner – Exec

    October 7, 2012 • Development • Views: 1022

  • Vinaka Ian ‘Porto’ Portingale Australian Elite Surf Coach

    Having now completed three official visits to Fiji building developmental strategies and consulting for the FSA, Porto was interested to see what changes had occurred and what new structures had been put in place. “It has been

    August 17, 2012 • Development, Education • Views: 897

  • Junior competition and development day

    Keen young surfers congregated at Natadola Beach on Saturday 30th of June to participate in the Fiji Surfing Association (FSA) junior development event. FSA President, John Philp, said the association “recognizes the importance

    July 24, 2012 • Development, Surfing • Views: 1122

  • New Zealand And Australian pros hang at Waidroka Bay Resort

    Mon. 14th – Fri. 18th Hannah Bennett had an exciting week out at Waidroka Bay Resort surfing with some of Australia’s young and up and coming surfers. This is her story. Having never been to Waidroka resort, I was excited for

    October 24, 2010 • Development, Reviews, Surfing • Views: 1074