Where to Windsurf in Fiji
From freestyling on the waves to gliding across the butter-flat lagoons, windsurfing in Fiji can be pretty much whatever you want it to be as long as you know where to go. With this list of places to windsurf in Fiji, we list our favourite windsurfing spots across the islands, including the mainland and the outer islands.
Windsurfing gear can be hired at all of the below locations through resorts and watersports centres.
Anyone that knows anything about windsurfing in Fiji will have probably heard about Nananu-i-Ra Island. Located off the northern coast of Viti Levu, known as the Suncoast, Nananu-i-Ra has fantastic conditions for windsurfing straight off the shores, regardless of the wind direction. Although April to January tends to be the best time for windsurfing here thanks to the consistent warm tradewinds, you can enjoy amazing windsurfing here all year round. Expect sea breezes or 15-30 knots. Check out some of the accommodations on Nananu-i-Ra in the 8 Best Budget Accommodation on the Suncoast.
2. Turtle Island
A luxury private island resort in the Yasawa Islands, Turtle Island has a wealth of watersports equipment for guests free of charge. One such equipment is windsurfing boards, where you can take ahold of the breeze and skim across the butter-flat waters of the Blue Lagoon. Learn more about this accommodation in the 5 Best Luxury Resorts in the Yasawa Islands.
3. Namotu Island
A small island in the Mamanuca Group, Namotu Island is not only home to a surf resort but also takes keen kitesurfers out to the best spots. There are miles and miles of surrounding flatwater around the island to take advantage of. If you’re looking for some epic kitesurfing waves, however, the resort team can take you out to the best surf breaks for kitesurfing, including Namotu Lefts, Cloudbreak and Mini-Pools. Learn more about this resort in the 8 Best Surf Resorts in the Mamanuca Islands and more about the surf breaks in the 9 Surf Spots in the Mamanuca Islands.
4. Laucala Bay
Although not as idyllic as other windsurfing spots in Fiji, Laucala Bay in Suva is an area protected by the breakwater. The best place for windsurfing here is on the flat waters in front of the Laucala Bay Sailing Club, while left-hander waves can be found if you venture further out to Sandbar Island. Check out more things to do around Fiji’s capital in the 10 Must-Dos in Suva.
5. Malolo & Malolo Lailai Islands
In the sheltered western bays of Malolo and Malolo Lailai Islands, the waters provide a smooth ride suitable for beginner to intermediate windsurfers. Resorts such as Malolo Island Resort and Plantation Island Resort offer windsurfing boards available for guests to hire free of charge. Learn more about the resorts on these islands in the 10 Best Resorts in the Mamanuca Islands.
6. Mana Island
Another fantastic option for beginner to intermediates is the waters surrounding Mana Island, also in the Mamanuca Group. The island has nice long beaches that are easy to ride off and back onto with waters sheltered by a surrounding reef. Most kitesurfers choose to stay at one of the backpacker resorts here, such as Ratu Kini Backpacker & Dive Resort or the Mana Lagoon Backpackers. Otherwise, the Mana Island Resort offers a four-star resort option. For more on kitesurfing, see The Best Places for Kitesurfing in Fiji.
7. Qalito Island
A small island off the coast of Malolo Island, Qalito Island is home to the Castaway Island Resort. The resort is ideal for families, so if you have a kitesurfer in your group, they’ll be pleased with the regular wind patterns blowing across the shores in a southeasterly and off the shores in a northeasterly. Check out more accommodations like this in the 10 Best Family Resorts in the Mamanuca Islands.