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Fiji, Actually: A Guide To Fiji Beyond Cloudbreak and Restaurants

Sage Erickson, Macy Callaghan, Laura Enever, and Hannah Bennett explore Fiji’s other fruits. 

Words by stab

When surfers talk about Fiji, we’re often too preoccupied with Cloudbreak and her little sister Restaurants to consider the islands’ other offerings. While there’s no denying that Cloudbreak is Fiji’s premiere wave, there’s a bunch of less crowded, endlessly fun passes littered around the islands. 

To explore and highlight Fiji’s lesser known fruits, we took Sage Erickson, Macy Callaghan, Laura Enever, and Hannah Bennett on a surf trip with some rules.

Firstly, there was no surfing Cloudbreak. Secondly, they weren’t to surf any crowded spots—which essentially rules out Restaurants and Cloudbreak anyway. Lastly, we wanted to highlight the righthanders Fiji has to offer. So, we instilled a rights only rule.

The problem with rules however is that they’re meant to be broken, and well, these ones were broken relatively quickly.

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Sage celebrating Laura’s tube.

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Macy laying rail near Suva.

When the ladies arrived and Cloudbreak was semi pumping, Laura Enever couldn’t quite resist. And a few days later when they happened upon an empty, playful lefthander on the Coral Coast, well we couldn’t enforce that ‘no right’ rule now could we?

Aside from a few rule bending moments, the four girls still managed to highlight all that Fiji has to offer beyond its most obvious picks. 

In addition to coral regeneration, on-land sightseeing, river tubing, and tandem logging, the girls surfed Tavarua rights, Frigates (on the Coral Coast) and even happened upon Hannah’s local break, The Lighthouse, a playful right near Fiji’s capital Suva.  

Whether you’re a tad frightened by well-overhead Cloudbreak (it’s okay, most of us are) and want something more playful, simply want to avoid fighting a densely packed crowd for waves, or simply want to explore a bit of Fiji’s islands beyond the ocean this small film shows some of Fiji’s finest offerings. 

Watch Fiji, Actually above. A little journey into what Fiji has to offer beyond your surf-focused Instagram feed. 

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Macy, Hannah, and Sage. Sharing is caring, even in surfing.

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