Are you up to the challenge? Keep in mind, the best spots for extreme surfing are also the most dangerous. Some may even be inaccessible without a boat or helicopter. Wave selection is critical, not only for a heart-stopping thrill ride, but, in these instances, also for survival. It’s imperative to choose the wave that will open its face at just the right moment, and to drop in with impeccable timing—your bad judgment is the equivalent to certain serious injury or even death.
The reality is rather different. Since 2001 Nihiwatu (Sumba Island, Indo) has in fact been the site of a luxury resort, where these days a room for the night will cost you $900 USD — a price which includes food but not non-alcoholic drinks, nor the 21% government tax and service charge, nor your reservation for one of the day’s ten available “surf slots”. If you’re not staying at the resort and have not paid for a “surf slot”, you can’t surf the break; if you try to, you will be kindly asked to leave, possibly by a local wielding a machete.
Kelly Slater (USA), 41, has won the Volcom Fiji Pro over Mick Fanning (AUS), 31, in pumping six-to-eight foot (2 metre) barrels at Cloudbreak, simultaneously launching to No. 1 on the ASP World Championship Tour (WCT) rankings.
The world’s best surfers returned to action today at the Volcom Fiji Pro, completing Rounds 3, 4 and 5 to determine the event’s Quarterfinalists in perfect six-to-eight foot (2 – 2.5 metre) surf at Cloudbreak.
The Volcom Fiji Pro relocated to the flawless lefthander of Restaurants today for an incredible 17 heats of competition, running the remainder of Round 1, Round 2 and the first three heats of Round 3 in perfect six-to-eight foot (2 metre) barrels.
A second consecutive lay day has been called for the Volcom Fiji Pro, Stop No. 4 of 10 on the 2013 ASP World Championship Tour (WCT), with only small surf on offer at venues of Cloudbreak and Restaurants.
The Volcom Fiji Pro of 2012 was considered by many as one of the most memorable stops of last years ASP World Tour, and Volcom is honored to be bringing it to you once again!
It looks like it’s going to be an exciting start to the much-anticipated comeback of the Volcom Fiji Pro, brought back this year to the ASP World Tour after a few seasons on hiatus…