21 February, 2006
Wai Cup Surfing Competition in Suva
The Wai Tui Cup surfing competition was held in Suva last Saturday at the Suva Lighthouse break. Competition began early morning with 37 entrants in the open men's and masters (over 35 years) divisions. Conditions were near perfect with glassy smooth overhead waves rolling in from a sound west swell. Around 60 spectators in a small flotilla of motor boats were anchored only 100 yards from the competition on a beautiful sunny day. The swell from the south west was more challenging than normal with set waves of around 6 feet and the lower tide and strong current going out the channel against the swell created powerful inside waves. The five man 20 minute final was held just before midday, with the riders best two waves counting to their overall total. Special thanks was made to Wai Tui Surf for sponsoring the event.