Surf seasons and when to go
The best time of the year to surf in Mamanucas and Viti Levu
Viti Levu and the Mamanucas experience a warm tropical climate year-round with two defined seasons. Winter or ‘Dry Season’ runs from May to October and is Fiji’s most consistent surf season. Low-pressure systems off the coast of New Zealand send consistent SE and SW Swells all winter long. Long sunny days and afternoon trade winds from the are the norm. This is when Cloudbreak and Fiji’s other famous spots really start to light up. Make sure to pack a wetsuit top as the southeast blowing trade winds can cool things down in the afternoon.
Summer or ‘wet season’ runs from late October to early April and is the most humid time of the year. Afternoon showers and less consistent waves make this Fiji’s offseason. Smaller short-lived NE swells make the run up to Fiji for a bit fun. The lack of wind and crowds at this time of year mean that you can enjoy waves to yourself. The wet season is more beginner friendly, offering smaller cleaner surf. Keep in mind that January, February, and March are the rainiest months of the year.