Shifties is a powerful righthander which forms a pyramid-like peal at take off. Is a bit of a swell magnet and will pick up more swell than other breaks in the area. If everywhere else is flat it worth a look! Tends to fatten out after the initial take-off. THis place packs some punch. It like all tide apart from low. As the name suggests it can be tricky to find the take of spot and you’ll chase your tail a bot on this one trying to track the peak down. Still fun and super peaky!
What are Shifties’s best surf conditions?
Breaks from waist high to double overhead. We recommend riding your standard shortboard here. Shifties in Mamanucas and Viti Levu is best suited to intermediate to advanced surfers,. Doesn’t really get crowded. The best winds for Shifties are North, Northeast and Northwest. The best swell direction is from the East, North, Northeast, Northwest, South, Southeast, Southwest and West
We recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini, plus a wetsuit top in strong winds in summer, when the warmest water temperature a warm 27 degrees in February. In winter coldest temperature in June is 24 degrees, again boardies or a bikini with some extra rubber, when it gets windy will work.
100M LONG WAVE
Reef break OVER Coral BOTTOM