- 20 July 2010 | Surfing
Cloudbreak, Tavarua and Restaurants, the best surf spots in Fiji, are going to have their access liberalized to any surfing tourist.
"Free access and use of all surfing areas in Fiji to all tourists and Fijians provides a wonderful opportunity to all Fijians, including the i-taukei landowners in the proximity of this surfing areas to profit directly and indirectly by way of engaging in businesses themselves as apposed to relying on handouts from hotel operators in charging premium rates for their clients," said Mr.Sayed-Khaiyum, the Attorney General.
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum reiterated that the surfing industry is a global US $10 billion business and the opening up of surfing in Fiji will attract an additional 20,000 tourists to Fiji every year in time to come.
In Tavarua, for example, there's a limit of 36 weekly visitors paying $400/day.
The Fiji Surfing Decree will promote surfing in the country and will attract more surfers to the shores.