Fiji surf spots to be open to all

//Fiji surf spots to be open to all

Fiji surf spots to be open to all

Radio Fiji posted this article on the 1st of July

Surfing areas around the country are now open to anyone who wants to use them under the new Regulation of Surfing Areas Decree.

Tourism Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says this will allow access to any surfing area in Fiji without payment or compensation, and enhance Fiji’s image as a premier surf travel destination.

In the past some top surfing areas were restricted by hotels or resorts that had leases over the area and imposed payment and conditions for their use.

The Decree cancels any existing instrument of title, including any lease or license – without payment of any compensation.

All interests for any surfing area in Fiji have been vested to the Director of Lands and the decree excludes any challenges in court against the cancellation of existing interests.

As the Minister responsible, Sayed-Khaiyum will determine a date for the commencement of the Decree.

The last time I surfed  Cloudbreak was back in 1993 when Momi Bay village had a boat and a defacto relationship with Tavarua to allow it, but that was soon stopped  I believe at a around the end of that year.I believe this wave to be one of the best lefts in the world right up there with Deserts and G-Land and I will be there with bells on if and when this happens

this is the classic photo because this is exactly how you see as you approach it , when I was there, there were around a dozen guys in the water mostly middle aged banker/lawyer types with  plenty of waves for all .I believe if you wish to surf this piece of paradise today one has to shell out 400US a day, so I’m guessing this will have a significant impact on the Owners of Tavarua.

By | 2010-07-06T22:04:31+00:00 July 6th, 2010|Travel|Comments Off on Fiji surf spots to be open to all

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