I Love Fiji Moments Presented By New Era

I Love Fiji Moments Presented By New Era

On a recent lay day here at the Volcom Fiji Pro, we asked a few Tavarua dwellers the following questions: 1) How many times have you been to Fiji? 2) What’s your favorite wave in Fiji? 3) What’s your favorite Fiji moment? Here’s what they had to say…

Kelly Slater

11-Time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater

How many times have you been to Fiji?
I’ve been to Fiji over 20 times.
Favorite wave in Fiji?
Cloudbreak.
Favorite Fiji moment?
Winning the 2005 event and coming into the kitchen at Tavarua with the staff and crying and hugging.

Richard Woolcott

Volcom Co-Founder Richard “Wooly” Woolcott

How many times have you been to Fiji?
I’ve been to Fiji over 30 times.
Favorite wave in Fiji?
Restaurants.
Favorite Fiji moment?
One time we got 4-6 foot Restaurants in oil glass conditions for the entire trip. Best trip ever!

Dave Wassel

Volcom Rider/Kenny Powers Impersonator Dave Wassel

How many times have you been to Fiji?
I’ve been to Fiji 16 times.
Favorite wave in Fiji?
Tavarua Right.
Favorite Fiji moment?
Every moment of every day in Fiji.

Slade Prestwich

VQS Global Champs Winner Slade Prestwich

How many times have you been to Fiji?
1st time.
Favorite wave in Fiji?
Cloudbreak.
Favorite Fiji moment?
Winning the VQS Global Champs at Cloudbreak!

CJ Hobgood

Volcom Fiji Pro contestant CJ Hobgood

How many times have you been to Fiji?
I’ve been to Fiji over 15 times
Favorite wave in Fiji?
Restaurants.
Favorite Fiji moment?
The Fijian people are the best!

Alex Gray Cloudbreak

Volcom Fiji Pro Commentator Alex Gray

How many times have you been to Fiji?
I’ve been to Fiji over 10 times
Favorite wave in Fiji?
Cloudbreak.
Favorite Fiji moment?
The first time to Tavarua with the Volcom team—I’ve been addicted to the waves and enamored with the people ever since.

Fred Patacchia

Volcom Fiji Pro contestant Fred Patacchia

How many times have you been to Fiji?
I’ve been here over 10 times.
Favorite wave in Fiji?
Restaurants. It’s absolutely perfect!
Favorite Fiji moment?
First time seeing Cloudbreak as we pulled up on a boat.

John John Florence Cloudbreak

Volcom Fiji Pro contestant John John Florence

How many times have you been to Fiji?
This is my second trip to Fiji
Favorite wave in Fiji?
Cloudbreak.
Favorite Fiji moment?
Watching the big swell last year. That was crazy!