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  • VACANCY for 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

    August 12, 2017 • Surfing • Views: 122

  • Vunaniu Boardriders Club hosted at Namotu Island by WSL

    Sat 10th June, 2017. The Vunaniu Boardriders Club got a very special opportunity today to have a specialised training program with the WSL (World Surfing League) physiotherapist on tour Dr Chris Prosser… he offered our team

    June 11, 2017 • Featured, Surfing • Views: 236

  • Gukilau wins Fiji Pro local wildcard Trials for the second year running

    Cloudbreak 3rd May, 2017 Conditions were testy in the Cloudbreak sponsored Fiji Pro Wildcard Trials 2017. Surfers contended with 4’ – 6’ swells for this most prestigious event on the Fiji Surfing Association annual

    June 2, 2017 • Competition, Featured, Surfing • Views: 258

  • Suzuki announces major partnership with Fiji Surfing

    The Fiji Surfing Association will now have the opportunity to reach out to communities around the country to teach and grow the sport of surfing. Niranjans Autoport Limited has given Fiji Surfing a Suzuki fully loaded car

    April 24, 2017 • Featured, Surfing • Views: 294

  • Powerade Junior Pro presented by Cloudbreak – ends on a high

    26th March, 2017 The Powerade Junior Pro presented by Cloudbreak surfing competition ended on a high note this afternoon at the Sigatoka sand dunes, seeing Fiji’s young and upcoming surfers showing some competitive form over

    March 26, 2017 • Featured, Surfing • Views: 320

  • 2017 DRUKU MEMORIAL at Cloudbreak

    The 2017 DRUKU MEMORIAL OPEN surfing competition was held Saturday 25th February at Cloudbreak, Tavarua. Cloudbreak is a world-class surf break, which attracts thousands of surfers from around the world. The Druku Memorial at

    February 28, 2017 • Featured, Surfing • Views: 552

  • Powerade Junior Pro is First Ever Pro International Junior event for Fiji

    The inaugural Powerade Junior Pro presented by Cloudbreak has been an awesome surfing event in Fiji. Competitors travelled fro Samoa, Vanuatu, New Zealand and Australia to be part of this historic event. They contested the 18 and

    September 29, 2016 • Competition, Featured, Surfing • Views: 661

  • Cloudbreak comes alive for Wildcard Trials!

    A short teaser of the Cloudbreak Fiji Pro Wildcard Trials 2016 video coming out later this year…

    May 13, 2016 • Competition, Featured, Surfing, Video • Views: 2011

  • Fijian Wildcard to meet Worlds Best Surfers

    (Tavarua, Viti Levu – May 8, 2016) The best Fijian surfers converged at the world class surf destination, Cloudbreak, over the weekend for the 2016 Cloudbreak Fiji Pro Wildcard Trials surf competition. Twelve surfers, from 17

    May 10, 2016 • Competition, Featured, Surfing • Views: 1836

  • Fiji’s Sunshine Girl

    Fiji. the name alone can cause any surfer to have visions of perfect weather, friendly smiles and some of the most perfect waves on earth. For 23 year old Hannah Bennett, it’s home. “ We travelled a lot growing up, but Rotuma

    April 13, 2016 • Competition, Featured, Surfing • Views: 973

  • The Delightful Hannah Bennett

    March 27, 2016 • Competition, Surfing, Video • Views: 1616

  • Melanesian Cup 2015 New Caledonia

    September 25, 2015 • Competition, Surfing, Video • Views: 1452

  • 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: 1208

  • Melanesian Cup 2015 in New Caledonia

    New Caledonia recently hosted the 6th annual Melanesian Surfing Cup which welcomed 5 different Pacific Nations including Vanuatu, New Zealand Maori, Samoa, Fiji and the host nation New Caledonia. The Fiji team consisted of Che

    September 8, 2015 • Featured, SUP, Surfing • Views: 1973

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    Making History in El Salvador

    The smell of jet fuel filled my lungs as I boarded United Airlines on its way to El Salvador, Central America.  With one checked bag and a thruster, I was on a quest to achieve my most dreamt of goal…competing in a world class professional surfing contest!

    I arrived one day before the competition was to begin. The swell was an expected 6-8ft. reeling right hand point break and some of the biggest names in pro surfing were going to be there to partake.  From the get-go I was the obvious odd ball.  I showed up by myself representing my home country of Fiji (first and only person), and I must have made every rookie mistake in the book.  I brought ONE surfboard in which was brand new and I had never surfed it before, I was staying at an extremely local hotel about a two mile walk to the venue, and I arrived with only one day to practice and learn the point break.  None of this seemed to bother me whatsoever as I was completely focused on the fact that I was here to learn, experience, and begin the stages to making a name for my country and I in the fabulous world of competitive surfing.

    24 hours later I found myself throwing on a blue jersey and running through some warm up stretches  listening to “Xplosive” by Dr. Dre!  This was it, this was the moment I had been anticipating for many years, representing my country in the most epic sport and it was about to be shown on live television.  All I could think of was free surfing my favorite homebreak, Lighthouse, with all my best mates and kicking their butts!  In my heat was a girl from Hawaii, one from Australia and a local wildcard from El Salvador.  Two and a half minutes into my heat I caught my first wave.  I landed one of the biggest floaters I think I’ve ever attempted but that was the only maneuver I was able to fit in.  In that heat I caught five waves and unfortunately came out a bit short on scores for most of them.  As my heat concluded, there were so many emotions flowing through me.  I was relieved, excited, shy, fulfilled and most of all I was extremely proud of not only myself but proud of my family and my country for taking this chance on me.  The first heat to my professional surfing career was accomplished and it left me with a full stomach and an enormous hunger for more!

    This trip had opened my eyes from dreaming and set my perspective on a realistic course.  I was competing with the best and more importantly, I was standing tall right there with them.  None of this would have been made possible if it weren’t for some key factors that took place.  Fiji Surfing Association, and the Fiji National Sports Commission obviously played a major role as they always have when it came to supporting my surfing ambitions and working towards progressive surfing in Fiji.  My family and their unconditional support is the basis of my achievements and the core to my success.  Not to mention the countless hours of dedication to improving my surfing in both good conditions and bad.  What I realized the most during this experience is what it really takes to compete at such a level and where I stand amongst that.  With that said, I am fully confident in pursuing professional surfing and I believe I’m on the right path towards it.

    – Hannah Bennett Aug 2015

    September 3, 2015 • Competition, Surfing • Views: 1677

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  • Recollections – By Ed Lovell

    Embrace surfing, it is the enduring path to life’s fulfilment! Whether it is simply the immersing of oneself in sea water’s negative ions or the thrill of the drop, the pleasure of surfing is a composite of experience. After

    December 15, 2014 • Featured, Surfing • Views: 2238

  • Fiji was excellent to us as a family and I am forever grateful. By Phil Wright

    By Phil Wright In 1993, I applied for the position of Senior Engineer Sewerage Design , Fiji PWD. At the interview they commented on my interests – surfing and windsurfing. “There is windsurfing but no surfing in Fiji”,

    December 4, 2014 • Featured, Surfing • Views: 2383

  • Surfing Exploration in the Early Days 1985 – 1992 by Stephen Turner

    Back in the good ole days, surfing in Fiji was relatively unknown both as a sport and as a concept. There was a spirited group of young locals surfing Lighthouse Reef. Some pioneers surfing Frigates Passage. The Americans had

    December 2, 2014 • Featured, Surfing • Views: 2187

  • 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: 1765

  • Contributing writer Andy Eames, Surfing a Secret.

     Taveuni, a surfing secret spot. The island of Taveuni, Fiji’s third larges island offering beauty wherever you look. With some of the worlds best diving, fish and high land walks Taveuni is a place to be not over looked,

    October 21, 2014 • Featured, Surfing • Views: 1539

  • 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: 1855

  • 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: 2083

  • Summary of 2014 Melanesian Cup, Samoa:

    Upon arriving at Aganoa surf resort on the island of Savai’i, the ocean mist was thick in the air and the peaking swell thumped the reef. The waves were firing! Without hesitation, I jumped out of the van and quickly

    September 13, 2014 • Surfing, Team • Views: 1415

  • Local surfer Hannah Bennett, smashing it in Samoa.

    Upon arriving at Aganoa surf resort on the island of Savai’i, the ocean mist was thick in the air and the peaking swell thumped the reef. The waves were firing! Without hesitation, I jumped out of the van and quickly

    September 13, 2014 • Featured, Surfing • Views: 3393

  • Cloudbreak Fiji Surf Team sweeps Blue Ribbons in Samoa.

    The Cloudbreak Fiji Surfing Team was welcomed home this week after performing well at the Melanesian Cup held on the island of Savai’i in Samoa earlier this week. Despite some tricky weather conditions the squad, consisting of

    September 11, 2014 • Featured, Surfing • Views: 1874

  • Cloudbreak Clothing sponsor Fiji team for 2014 Melanesian Cup

    After Fiji hosting last years Melanesian Cup at the world famous break of Cloudbreak in December it was then that the Samoan Surf Riders put up their hand to host the 2014 Melanesian Cup. Competition is due to be held at Aganoa

    September 4, 2014 • Competition, Featured, Surfing • Views: 1550

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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: 1173

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  • The annual Light Up The Lighthouse

    On Saturday morning, a small fleet of 5 boats filled with eager surfers, spectators, and judges motored from the Royal Suva Yacht Club against the incoming tide, towards sunny skies. The anxious boats weaved in and out of the

    July 19, 2014 • Competition, SUP, Surfing • Views: 1325

  • Isei Tokovou wins 2014 Fiji pro wildcard

    A determined Isei Tokovou overcame a daunting points deficit in the final Trials event for the ASP Fiji Pro yesterday at Cloudbreak to take the coveted wildcard slot in the world professional tour event which begins June 1st off

    May 30, 2014 • Competition, Surfing • Views: 1320

  • 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: 1719

  • 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: 981

  • 2014 Beachouse Bash

    EAMES LEADS NADI TO SURFING GOLD VICTORY FIJI Surfing Association’s development officer Andy Eames took home the Gold at the Beachouse Bash surfing competition which was held at Fiji Beachouse on Sunday the 9th of March. Eames

    March 13, 2014 • Competition, Surfing • Views: 920

  • King of the waves and battle of the paddle

    Recently formed Coral Coast Board Riders Club played host to the first stand up paddle board (SUP) competition of the year. A record number of competitors both male and female showed their skills in testing conditions on the

    February 14, 2014 • Competition, SUP, Surfing • Views: 1097

  • 2014 Craig McElrath Longboard Memorial

    Craig McElrath started surfing in Hawaii at an early age and continued here in Fiji. He was passionate about longboarding and would surf every weekend if he could. Craig how was always keen to help the progression of surfing

    January 18, 2014 • Competition, Surfing • Views: 1134

  • 2013 Melanesian Cup

    On December 6-8, 2013, the Fiji Surfing Association (FSA) will be hosting the 4th Annual Melanesian Surf Cup at Cloudbreak, Tavarua. Forty-seven competitors from Vanuatu and New Caledonia including their Polynesian cousins from

    December 7, 2013 • Competition, Surfing, Uncategorized • Views: 1195

  • 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: 1430

  • The Melanesian Surfing Cup

    The Melanesian Surfing Cup came to a dramatic conclusion yesterday at Cloudbreak. Fijian surfing champions, Aca Raculo and Isei Tokovou were both knocked out at the semi final stage of the Open Male category after not finding

    September 8, 2013 • Competition, Surfing • Views: 1055

  • Matthew Chong Sue memorial expression session

    10th of August, Sigatoka River Mouth with an out running tide, 20kt off shore wind an little bumpy but rippable 2ft swell sore over 30 surfers in four categories juniors, girls, opens, and SUP hit the waves for the annual Matthew

    August 10, 2013 • Competition, Surfing • Views: 1102

  • 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: 937

  • 2013 Volcom Fiji local wild card

    In trying conditions yesterday at Cloudbreak Ratu Aca Raculo of Cuvu village overpowered Isei Tokovou to win the coveted wildcard final and became Fiji’s entrant in the professional world tour event – the Volcom Fiji Pro 2013

    May 30, 2013 • Competition, Surfing • Views: 898

  • Local wild card through competition

    Aca Raculo is the leading local contender for the last remaining wildcard slot for the VOLCOM FIJI PRO surfing event which starts in just under a weeks time. In the second of three trials events on Saturday May 12th he reigned

    May 27, 2013 • Competition, Surfing • Views: 827

  • 2013 Volcom Fiji Pro

    The official trailer of the 2013 Volcom Fiji Pro ASP World Tour event.  Watch the live webcast June 2-14 at http://www.volcomfijipro.com/

    May 22, 2013 • Competition, Surfing • Views: 964

  • RIP Kit Deger

    Kit Deger, Waterman, Founder of Chair in the Air, volunteer for the Fiji Surfing Association junior program & all around legend and nice guy, passed away suddenly in FIji at age 47 after two epic days of surfing Cloudbreak.

    May 22, 2013 • Surfing • Views: 1240

  • Arthur Andrews owner/shaper Fiji Surfboards

    11 questions with Arthur Andrews owner and shaper for Fiji Surfboards www.fijisurfboards.com Art is based at Momi, near Nadi, FIJI on phone +679 837-0791 When did you first come to Fiji and why? I first came to Fiji in 1986 to

    May 22, 2013 • Surfing • Views: 1162

  • 2013 Fiji Games

    Nabila Village, near Nadi Aca Raculo showed class by winning both the Mens open and the specialty Longboard event in today’s Fiji Games. Despite the grey weather and intermittent light rain towards the end organisers managed to

    May 11, 2013 • Competition, Surfing, Uncategorized • Views: 814

  • Waverider wins 2013 Aeotearoa Surf Film Festival best feature film

    Waverider takes out Aeotearoa Surf Film Festival The movie Waverider, staring our very own Isel Tokovou has just taken out the 2013 Best Feature film at Aeotearoa Surf Film Festival.  Congratulations to the team at Red Yeti

    February 25, 2013 • Surfing, Video • Views: 1852

  • Isei Tokovou stars in international surfing film

    Waverider, the film, is about Isei and his hopes and dreams of winning. But Isei’s story is set to continue long after the Volcom Fiji Pro of 2012 is assigned to the archives. Isei has ambitions of developing the Fijian surf

    February 25, 2013 • Competition, Featured, Surfing • Views: 952

  • 3rd annual Craig McElrath Memorial Surfing contest

    The Craig McElrath Memorial Surfing competition at the Namotu Island Resort was a great success for competitors and spectators alike with sunny weather and ideal glassy surfing condition.  Consistent waves with good shape

    January 26, 2013 • Competition, Surfing • Views: 5087

  • 2012 Melanesian Cup wrap-up

    The Fiji Surfing Association has sent seven competitors to contest the 2012 Melanesian Cup in Vanuatu. The competition brings together teams from Papua-New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Fiji to show their

    January 13, 2013 • Competition, Surfing • Views: 779

  • 5th Pete expression session, Beachouse Reef

    Held at Beachouse Reef on the Coral Coast, Sunday the 12th Aug.  Conditions were small but clean!  The only rule was to EXPRESS and with prizes for such things as Best Barrel, Gnarliest Floater and best reef tattoo, it was

    August 24, 2012 • Competition, Surfing • Views: 889

  • Hideaway competition postponed

    Hideaway Comp tomorrow is POSTPONED due to unfavourable winds. Apologies all for the late notice however we were hoping to still run it up until today, but with wind and weather condition’s being unfavourable we will look to

    August 23, 2012 • Competition, Surfing • Views: 846

  • 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: 1169

  • Finals day 2012 Volcom Fiji pro

    CLOUDBREAK, Tavarua/Fiji (Monday, June 11, 2012) – Kelly Slater (USA), 40, reigning 11-time ASP World Champion, claimed his 49th elite tour victory today, taking out the Volcom Fiji Pro over Gabriel Medina (BRA), 19, in pumping

    June 13, 2012 • Surfing • Views: 879

  • Day seven 2012 Volcom Fiji Pro

    The Volcom Fiji Pro relocated to the secondary venue of Restaurants today and draining four-to-six foot (1.5 – 2 metre) waves awaited the world’s best as Rounds 3 and 4 were completed, setting up a possible finish for

    June 9, 2012 • Competition, Surfing • Views: 811

  • Is Cloudbreak the best wave in the world?

    “That was the best wave I have ever seen in my life.” Dave Wassel said this to me as I transported him from his boat to the top of the line and an single unridden 20 foot bomb reeled down the reef, un-tammed by the 20-25 big

    June 8, 2012 • Competition, Surfing • Views: 881

  • Day three 2012 Volcom Fiji pro

    Glassy conditions and 4′ waves at Cloudbreak on the first lay day of the Volcom Fiji Pro. Warm Fijian weather, against a backdrop of blue skies and crystal clear water allowed the die hards and lady SUP’ers the odd one foot

    June 5, 2012 • Competition, Surfing • Views: 799

  • Day two 2012 Volcom Fiji Pro

    Day Two. Smaller but better formed waves greeted competitors on day two of the contest period. Blue skies and glassy conditions made the call decision easy for Contest Director Matt Wilson. In the first heat of the day local

    June 5, 2012 • Competition, Surfing • Views: 877

  • Day one 2012 Volcom Fiji pro

    The Volcom Fiji Pro got started right out of the gates on the first morning of the 13 day waiting period in beautiful conditions with solid 6-8 foot surf. There had been plenty of swell activity around the island in the days

    June 4, 2012 • Competition, Surfing • Views: 790

  • We’re almost ready to go

    It’s the eve before the first day of competition and the top 34 are getting their legs wet in fun sized Cloudbreak. Opening ceremonies commence today at 4pm on Tavarua. Fiji wildcard winner Isei Tokovou will take to the water

    June 1, 2012 • Competition, Surfing • Views: 822

  • Fijian wild card announced for 2012 Volcom Fiji pro

    The Fijian Wildcard for the Volcom Fiji Pro 2012 is Isei Tokovou! In the last of three Fiji Surfing Association trials contests at Cloudbreak reef, Isei was too good for ratings leader – Aca Racula and trumphed him in the final

    May 31, 2012 • Competition, Surfing, Uncategorized • Views: 580

  • Volcom Fiji pro wildcard announced today

    Mitch Coleborn chosen as 2012 Volcom Fiji Pro Wildcard! One remaining local spot yet-to-be determined. The Volcom Fiji Pro is just over a week away from the start of its 13-day waiting period. Mitch Coleborn has been chosen as

    May 26, 2012 • Competition, Surfing • Views: 822

  • Volcom Fiji Pro 2012

    ASP International and Volcom are pleased to announce the return of the world’s best surfers to one of the most perfect waves on the planet with the confirmation of the Volcom Fiji Pro to the 2012 ASP World Title season. The

    May 17, 2012 • Competition, Surfing • Views: 796

  • 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: 1116