The 322 islands of Fiji form the epitome of the surf travel dream. A magical archipelago of white sand beaches and tropical vegetation ringed by shallow coral reefs, which get bombed by heavy, hollow lefthanders that set the standard for wave quality around the world. Most of the waves break on barrier reefs in the Mamanuca group of islands to the west of Fiji's main island, Viti Levu. The only wave that isn't to be found out on the barrier reefs is the rare beach breaks of Sigatoka Dunes. Most of the reef waves in Fiji are lefts, with a few classic rights. Surf camps and boat access to the waves around the Mamanucas make Fiji, or more to the point, Tavarua, an expensive but essential surf experience.