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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. 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 Desparations 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. The island is so popular throughout the surfing community thanks to its heart like shape and ability to handle waves ranging from two to twenty feet.[1]

Big Wave Surfing[edit]

Big wave surfer Jeff Rowley was a standout at the Tavarua Cloudbreak, Fiji super swell in 12–13 July 2011.[2] Rowley had a bad wipeout on one of his rides, which 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.

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.


  1. ^ "Rip Curl's 5 Favourite Warm Water Destinations". The Lens. Retrieved 13 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "Surfing Big Cloudbreak, Fiji". Waterways Surf Travel News. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 

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