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5 Best Surf Spots on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa

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Where to Surf on the Pacific Harbour/Beqa

Hit some of the surf breaks on the Pacific Harbour and you’ll soon realise why this part of Fiji has been dubbed the “Adventure Capital”! Situated on the southern coast of Viti Levu, Fiji’s mainland, and just an hour away from the capital city, Suva, the Pacific Harbour is not only an easy surf destination to access in Fiji, but it’s just simply epic. You’ll find the mainland’s largest waves just off the shores of the Pacific Harbour, where a short boat ride will have you gliding across reef breaks in no time. So take a look at the surf spots on the Pacific Harbour and Beqa in the list below and start adding them to the bucket list. In between surf days, don’t miss the 12 Sensational Things to Do in the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.

The Pacific Harbour sounds pretty awesome, right? Head to our Guide to the Pacific Harbour to start planning your trip! Plus, make sure you bookmark The Complete Guide to Surfing in Fiji.

1. Frigates

Arguably better than the famous Cloudbreak in the Mamanuca Islands, Frigate Pass, more commonly known as Frigates, is by far the biggest and most challenging surf break off the mainland. The left-hander is renowned for its power and size. What’s more, Frigates a super consistent break, picking up any swell to work.

Location: Between Matanivusi and Beqa Island.

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2. Shifties

Another amazing surf break off the Pacific Harbour is Shifties. The deepwater take-off makes this a good wave to hit for intermediates and above. Although it’s a little safer than other breaks, don’t be fooled by how big the waves can get here – it’s thick, it’s powerful and it’s hella fun to ride! Shifties is a good break to rely on when conditions are not great elsewhere thanks to the fact that it can be surfed at all tides.

Location: South of Vunaniu Bay

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3. Fiji Pipe

An epic break to hit during winter (the best season to surf in Fiji, find out more in our The Best Time to Surf in Fiji), Fiji Pipe creates super fun barrels. The left-hand waves break over a reef, so make sure you know what you’re doing.

Location: South of Vunaniu Bay

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4. J’s

Although J’s relies on a few specific conditions to work, it’s an epic ride once it’s on! Enjoy epic fast hollow right-handers when it’s high tide with northeasterly to westerly winds. It’ll also need a westerly swell. Stay at one of the nearby surf resorts, and they’ll keep an eye on the conditions to get you out there at the right time!

Location: South of Vunaniu Bay

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5. Vunaniu

Named after the nearby bay, Vunaniu is your tamer wave on the Pacific Harbour. That’s not to say that it’s not super fun! The short right-hander bowls toward the end and is pretty safe to ride on the inside during high tide. Vunaniu is the ideal place for beginners and intermediates to hone their skills. For more surf breaks ideal for beginner to intermediate level, check out the surf spots on the nearby Coral Coast.

Location: South of Vunaniu Bay

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Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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