Tavarua

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Coordinates: 17°51′28″S 177°12′06″E / 17.857702°S 177.201791°E / -17.857702; 177.201791

Tavarua Island Resort, Fiji

Tavarua is a heart shaped island resort in Fiji. It has an area of 29 acres (120,000 m2). The island is close to the main Fijian island, Viti Levu, and is surrounded by a coral reef.

Activities on Tavarua include surfing, sport fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling and kayaking to name a few. There is also a pool, spa, workout facility and tennis court along with a restaurant facility and two bars.

There are seven main surfing breaks that are all available to guests staying at the all-inclusive island resort: Cloudbreak, Restaurants, Tavarua Rights, Swimming Pools, Namotu Left, Wilkes Pass, and Desperations which are all world class waves. Cloudbreak, being the most famous of the surrounding waves, is a powerful left a mile off the island that breaks over coral reef. Beginning surfers can enjoy fun learning waves directly in front of the island at “Kiddieland.” The island hosts annual professional surfing competitions that can be viewed via webcast.

Big Wave Surfing[edit]

Big Wave Surfer, Jeff Rowley was a standout at the Tavarua Cloudbreak, Fiji super swell in 12–13 July 2011.[1] Rowley had a bad wipeout on one of his rides earned him a nomination in the Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards in 2012.

In 2010, Jeff Rowley founded "Charge for Charity", his personal quest to conquer his fears by catching a 20 foot wave without jet ski assistance, to raise $1 million (AUD) for his charity, Breast Cancer Australia.[2][3][4]

In July 2011, Jeff Rowley caught a 20 foot wave at Cloudbreak, Tavarua, Fiji, then raised the bar for 2011/12 to a 50 foot wave because he hadn't reached the million dollars he set out to achieve.

Volcom Fiji Pro 2012[edit]

The year 2012 sets out to the tropical paradise of the Fiji Islands for a spectacular showcase of boards and top professional surfers strutting their stuff out in the sun, sand and waves. From the 3–15 June 2012 Tavarua Island will be the hottest spot in Fiji.

The 2012 Volcom Fiji Pro turned out to showcase some of the best big wave paddle surfing the world has ever seen. With the competition being called off due to dangerous conditions, the wind dropped and switched offshore - treating big wave experts to huge, perfectly barrelling waves. Volcom Fiji Pro sponsors are Volcom, Electric, Tavarua Island, Fiji Airways, New Era, FASP, Islands, TransWorld SURF.

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