Timeless, Elegant, Wild

Epic Fiji Waves

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Cloudbreak saw historic conditions as a large swell slam the Fiji islands, creating epic 30ft+ waves

The Republic of Fiji is a group of islands located in the South Pacific Ocean, lined with miles of tropical beaches and home to many soft coral reefs. Many surf breaks exist around the islands, and large swells are commonplace in Fiji during the winter months, making it a desirable surf location for amateurs and professionals alike. The islands form one of the stops on the ASP World Championship Tour, and this year a swell of epic proportions arrived around the islands, fascinating even the most seasoned of surfers on the tour.

This photostory captures those spectacular few hours when the monster waves brought the world’s biggest surf competition to a standstill… but it didn’t stop the surfers from taking advantage of the historic conditions…