Location: There are over 300 islands set in crystal clear waters with palm fringed white sandy beaches, lagoons,coral reefs and idyllic places to stay – that’s Fiji. Tavewa is one of the small islands in the North of the Yasawa island group. The spot is directly in front of your accomodation. There are two acceptable choices, but don’t expect luxury.
Conditions: The beach gets a bit narrow while high tide but there is still enough room for rigging and launching. The spot is surrounded by reef, but there is enough room inside the reef and it’s easy to get out into the deep blue lagoon. The area inside the reef is shallow and ideal for beginners. Expect to be the only Kiteboarder up there – so bring somebody along – it’s still a hidden spot.
Wind: Best time is the tradewind season from around June to Septemer. Wind comes in from south east and gets channeld between two islands. With the strong winds you’ll have a bit of chop, but no real wave inside the reef, but you’ll find a reef break as well. Average winds are around 10 to 18 knots. Usually there are wind periods every 7 to 14 days lasting for about 8 days – then the wind picks up regularly to 18 to 25 knots.
Specials: Map of location: Tavewa-map (the wind gets channeled between Nanuya and Nacula) For info on accomodation check Otto and Fanny’s or David’s Place