Learn Fiji's Top Surf Break Has a Secret
It’s no secret Fiji’s Frigate Passage is one of the world’s preeminent surf breaks. Though this open-ocean swell is prime to surf year-round, locals like myself know it’s best to surf in winter, from April to October, when southeast trade winds surge the swell for up to a week at a time. But this heavy left-hand barrel isn’t for everyone. Crowds pour in when it’s a medium swell, though intermediate surfers even find these conditions challenging. Things really heat up when the waves reach over ten feet, making Frigates a professional-only pursuit. This is when the masses clear – it’s just you, the wave, and your longboard.