Internationally famous Namotu and Tavarua Islands in the Mamanuca’s are recognized as the most challenging surf breaks in the South Pacific. Both are reef breaks and are not for beginners. There are two small resorts on tiny coral islands just off Namotu Reef which cater exclusively to surfers. Namotu Surf Resort is a very small and informal island with beachside bures. Tavarua is a little larger but is a package only vacation for American Surfers.
There are some excellent breaks around Beqa and Kadavu in the Southern Islands. Frigate Passage, a left-hand break in the middle of the ocean, has a growing reputation amongst surfers for its reliable big barrels and long rides. Serua Rights is a long right hander with a hollow inside section across the passage and Pipe is another left-hander with a mid to high tide break. There is one very basic surf camp on Yanuca island, off Beqa, and a more up market small resort on Nagigia Island off Kadavu and an up market resort in the Beqa lagoon called Royal Davui.
The best beach breaks are on the south coast of Viti Levu, the main island. Sigatoka has the largest and most reliable breaks although undercurrents can be dangerous. There is surfing off Hideaway although only 1 hour each side of high tide and undercurrents are dangerous. Natadola Beach is good for body surfing.
Best time April to December.