Namotu Fiji Waterman

Just finished my third trip as a lifeguard/surfguide to the small island of Namotu, Fiji. Seriously one of the most amazing places. Definitely consistently the best surf trips I have been on. Basically my job is to look after the guests during water activities, mostly surfing, and recommend the best spots to surf based on the conditions- the swell, wind, tide, etc. We surf waves like cloudbreak, restaurants, wilkes, etc. Cloudbreak is one of my favorite waves in the world without a doubt, so fun, not that crowded, and the reef is not that sketchy (compared to say indo.) Most pics from Beau Pilgram, some surf shots from Scott Winer too. Got one of the top two waves of my life this trip (not pictured). One saturday during the guest turnover, we went to cloud break, it was pretty windy, then all of a sudden the swell started pulsing for about 30 minutes. One set at least double overhead came through and I was in position. I seriously didn't want to go and was wishing someone else was deeper than me so that they would have to go. I couldn't let the other Namotu lifeguards down though and dropped in super late and got one of the best barrels of my life while I saw Tevita (former aussie pro surfer, fellow namotu life guard) paddling back out on the shoulder through the barrel. I made it out and jumped off and was pretty done for the day haha. Unfortunately a lifeguard from the neighboring island Tavarua hit his face on the reef this session and had to get helicoptered out. Massive thanks to Namotu for having me back. The vibe is so amazing there, all the staff are so rad, the fijians look after you so well, they are so friendly, the waves are so good, the food is so good, seriously paradise. The goofy footer on the huge wave is Tevita on a big swell the week before my stay.