It’s been eight years since the women’s world tour last went to the dreamy right handers of Fiji. If you think ‘Dream Tour’ this is probably the most dreamy location.
Based on the exclusive resort island of Tavarua, the contest is held at either the legendary reef pass Cloud Break, or if the swell gets too big or the wind is wrong, the equally legendary Restaurants.
These two left hand freight train barrels are amongst the very best waves in the world. They are shallow, powerful and throw out huge tubes, jeopardy is high out there, and injury is not uncommon, but is without doubt one of the best events to tune into.
Who to watch?
This is a tricky one as none of the girls have form out here. Obviously you’d have to back the top four contenders Moore, Fitzgibbons, Gilmore and Wright, but you shouldn’t rule out chargers like Coco Ho and Laura Enever, this one is pretty much wide open so will be exciting to see it thrown into the mix.