As the name suggests Fiji Pipe can produce some mind numbing barrels on its day. It needs a larger swell to really get going and is definitely a mid to high tide wave as it gets very shallow. It isn’t the longest wave but it is definitely one of the best in the area.
This wave can range from great fun tubes to full on spitting barrels on its day. It needs a fairly hefty swell to get a wave going when it should be checked at mid to high tide. The wave isn’t particularly long but it is regarded as one of the best in the area, the shallow reef should be treated with caution by novices, doesn’t get too crowded.
We also call it mini-Teahupoo ! Peaky Left-Hand Break. PURE BARRELS. Experienced Surfers. mid- to high- tide break. The SE Trade winds blow cross-offshore at most times during the winter, which produces super barrels. One of the best surf spots in Fiji for body-boarders and those looking for fast left-hand barrels. With bigger swells Pipe becomes a challenge and is a late take-off, with a drop straight into a barrel (best to ‘rail it’). It can be approximately 50 m of pure fast barrel. Once you have made the barrels at Pipe any other wave becomes ‘easy’… HOLLOW FAST LEFT-HAND BREAK, BEST WAVE IN ‘E’ OR ‘SE’ WIND (CROSS-OFFSHORE). PIPE PRODUCES THE MOST CONSISTENT WAVES IN OUR AREA AND IS FULL ON WHEN IT GETS BIGGER. A FAST BARREL TO THE LEFT WITH AN EASY CHANNEL ACCESS AND THE BOAT CLOSE BY. GOOD FOR PHOTO’S.
100M LONG WAVE
Reef break OVER Coral BOTTOM