Namotu Island and the Regulation of Surfing Areas Decree

by | Jul 10, 2010 | News, Surf Travel

On July 1, 2010 with little forewarning the Fijian government passed a new law stating the following:

“Tourist and local surfers can from Friday July 9, 2010 access and use any surfing area in Fiji without having to pay or obtain permit or approval from any person.”

What does this mean for Namotu guests?

Nothing is changing in relation to the operations of the island resort.  Namotu will continue to operate a private island resort accessible only to Namotu guests providing all the same accommodation, stand out service, gourmet food and activities as in the past.  The island remains ideally situated to access all the best surf in Fiji including Swimming Pools, Namotu Left, Wilkes Pass, Despos , Restaurants, Tavarua Rights and Cloudbreak.  The addition of these few new premier breaks will be of huge benefit to the surf program under strong trade wind conditions or if the swell is particularly small.

It is possible and likely that at some point during your stay you will share waves at Namotu Left with surfers not staying on Namotu.  However, we do not anticipate a large number of surfers to be opting to access Namotu Left over the other breaks in the area which have also become accessible.

For those of you who have lived the Namotu Experience you already know that Namotu is much more than just a surf destination.  Namotu offers a truly unique experience for friends, families and like minded people to experience an amazing slice of South Pacific beauty, culture and hospitality.

On behalf of Namotu Island resort and our Fijian staff; if you are considering a trip to Namotu we very much look forward to seeing you land on our shore.

Vinaka Vaka Levu

Scott & Mandy O’Connor