Surf trip to Qamea
To the north of Taveuni is the island of Qamea (pr: gah-may-ah) with one of the best hidden surf breaks in Fiji. Most days are good for the beginner surfer who wants to get out there without fighting for a spot in the lineup or the retired surfer who hasn’t paddled out in a few years. Local guides who know the break can teach you the basics and make sure you find the best take-off point. If you get lucky and there’s a northeast wind and a strong southern swell you can get some perfect little barrels that are just right for the intermediate surfer. The reef is more forgiving than some of the bigger spots and the wave’s not too massive. While everyone else is at cloudbreak you may even have the spot to yourself. If you get snaked and there’s no waves, the snorkeling’s epic and picturesque island is worth the trip itself.
An early breakfast gets you started at 6.30am with a 7.00am departure from Paradise. A 1-hour drive up the island gets you to a smaller Taveuni Resort where you will choose your board. The island boat will meet you at the wharf and a small boat trip takes you across to the island of Qamea. Your local guides on the island will brief you and get you out to the break. Enjoy lunch on the island. A short boat trip takes you back to Taveuni and our driver will be waiting to take you back to Paradise.