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Restaurants

Restaurants

Tavarua - Viti Levu , Fiji

Surf

Restaurants breaks north of the atoll of Tavarua which is located 26 kilometres west of Viti Levu, the biggest island of the Fijian archipelago. It's one of the top ten lefts in the world and is located very close to its older sister Cloudbreak, from which it differs by being longer and more mechanical. Speaking to the reporters at the Volcom Pro Fiji 2012, Mick Fanning said "I love the power, unpredictability and challenge that Cloudbreak poses. Restaurants is more perfect and breaks with less water but in any case both are world-class waves and so I hope both waves work".

Nadi airport is in Viti levu and this is the hub from where you'll start your trip. There are a variety of options regarding accomodation, from luxurious resorts to nice surf camps. A recommended option and one which is becoming more and more popular is to stay in one of the hostels or in one of the typical wood and straw huts called bures that you'll find around Nadi. It is recommended to take everything with you, your quiver, leash, and wax etc. because it'll be difficult to find places where you can buy things.

Only a few years ago, Tavarua was a private island that only a few priviliged could get to and surf but fortunately since the 2nd July 2010, when the Fijian government passed a law which meant that the reefs there or in any place in Fiji would be free from exclusivity and private use. This has been very positive because it means that a great number of locals can take advantage of the benefits of its resources and Restaurants and Cloudbreak are within reach of more surfers.

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Conditions

Restaurants is a perfect left-hander facing the South Pacific, its delicacy means that it only works if the conditions are optimal as the shallow reef is very sensitive to any variation of wind or swell. The best tide is medium to high as this is when the sets are best placed on the reef and the wave reaches its maximum length. Its best height is from 4 to 8 feet, glassy or with light breezes from the east or southeast. It is always half the size of Cloudbreak, which will also serve as a reference along with your surfing ability. It can be accessed easily by paddling from the beach, whereas from the other islands you have to go by boat. Logically, if there are good conditions it will be crowded, but in this legendary place there is maximum respect for everyone who surfs there.
Optimal Conditions
  • Wave
    Left
  • Wind
    E - SE
  • Tide
    Medium - High
  • Bottom
    Coral Reef
  • Size
    4 to 8 ft
  • Time of year
    From March to October
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