Week#1 SOLD OUT
February 26th-March 5th
(depart USA on February 24th for February 26th arrival)
Week#2-ONE SPOT LEFT
March 5-12, 2022
(depart USA on March 3rd for March 5th arrival)
A true ocean and beach lover's paradise and an awesome family-friendly environment, with bath-warm water, pristine world-class waves of all sizes for all ability levels That only scratches the surface of what Tavarua Island Resort offers families and bodyboarders (and surfers).
*ALL INCLUSIVE PRICING:
Single Adult Surfer- $4,144
Big Kids (12-14)- $1,609
Little Kids (2-11)- $984
One week (Saturday to Saturday) at Tavarua Island Resort including all meals, juice, coffee, tea, and water, all boat rides to the surf and fishing, use of equipment including snorkeling gear, SUPs, soft top surfboards, kayaks, gym, skate ramp, tennis and basketball courts, pool, ping pong and more. Hotel taxes.
Price does NOT include:
Airfare, airport transfers, beverages other than listed above, other taxes, tips, wi-fi fees, special excursions, travel insurance (mandatory), excess airline baggage fees, Covid testing fees. Please factor another 20% on to your bill for taxes/tips at the end of the trip.
2022 requirements to enter Fiji:
- All visitors to Fiji that are 18+ yrs old must show proof of vaccination
- All visitors are required to provide a negative PCR test taken 3 days before departure.
- There will be another test administered in Fiji at your resort approximately 2 days after arrival
- Depending on your country of origin, you may or may not be required to take another test to return home.
- Costs and testing procedures TBD
We realize this trip isn't cheap, but this will be our 4th Tavi Tube Tour and we keep coming back to recapture the special magic that only those who go know about. Join us and see for yourself!
*Email Jay and Vicki at: email@example.com if you're interested. We encourage families, but singles are welcome too! Singles will be paired with other singles in a bure (pronounced like the hat Frenchmen wear, are the small huts we stay in) Most bures sleep 4. In March of 2020, 8-time dropknee world champ bodyboarder Dave Hubbard joined us. Read all about it HERE
TRIP 1: May 2022
Sunday, May 29th-Monday, May 30th (Memorial Day weekend)
TRIP 2: October 2022
Monday, October 3rd-Tuesday, October 4th
Imagine a white sand beach, warm temperatures, crystal blue water, and GUARANTEED barrels for everyone...and we mean GUARANTEED! Oh, and how about world class barbecue, and tipping back a few with the crew post-session without leaving the USA, and just a 2 ½ hour flight or less away (or a couple days drive) from anywhere in the Continental USA? We’ve got the answer!
WHAT: BSR Surf Resort outside of Waco, Texas. One of the world’s premiere man-made waves. You’ll take turns riding super-fun barrels that just don't stop. There are ramps, wedges, and even the “Freak Peak”. 6 hours of riding time over 2 days. The potential is there to catch 40 waves/day and get barreled on every one of them! Not many surf trips offer that!
We’ll meet everyone for a meal at Rudy’s Barbecue the evening before our first session to brief everyone.
WHO: Former pro bodyboarders Jay and Vicki Reale are your guides and a crew of passionate bodyboarders and their families.
We’ll have a photographer and videographer to capture the action. We encourage you to bring your family, and you're welcome to share your slot with them or even other friends to cut down your cost. Only one person can surf at a time in the slot.
WHERE: You will fly into either Austin or Dallas, rent a car and drive to Waco. The drive is about 1 hour and 45 minutes from either city. We have a group rate at the La Quinta Inn and Suites in Waco. Just ask! Free breakfast and a variety of room options and close to Waco's biggest attraction- Magnolia Market at the Silos. The wave pool is about 25 minutes drive from downtown Waco.
$2,600 per slot (50% deposit due upon reserving your spot, balance due 1 month prior to departure)
PAY YOUR DEPOSIT HERE
Deposit for May trip is refundable up until midnight PDT, March 29th, 2022.
Deposit for Oct. trip is refundable up until midnight PDT, August 3rd, 2022.
If you need to back out of the trip after this date, you are responsible for selling your slot.
The entire wave pool for us! Custom wave settings, private cabanas, lifeguards, wave operator, coolers for drinks, water, guest beach passes and even free use of a range of high-end surfboards if you want to mix it up. Texas Tube Tour T-shirt. Plus, Jay and Vicki's guided experience and knowledge.
Price does NOT include:
Airfare, Ruby's BBQ dinner, catered dinners at BSR, airfare, rental car or transportation to and from airport and BSR, accommodation, food, additional attractions at BSR including Royal Flush slides, wakeboarding, etc.
Contact Jay and Vicki for payment and confirmation at: firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP if interested!
Please put the following:
Subject line: TEXAS TUBE TOUR
-Mention if you want TRIP 1 or TRIP 2, or BOTH!
-Mention if you're taking the slot for yourself, or who you are splitting it with.
-Also mention if you are bringing your family, significant other, etc.
Check the blog and videos of our recent October 2021 trip, plus September 2020 Texas Tube Tour, and our June 2020 and July 2019 trip below.
BSR 2019 trip
BSR’s wave pool produces super-fun beachbreak style waves, both rights and lefts, that offer barrels, air sections and, in the ON DEMAND mode, everything from an insane wedge to the infamous “Freak Peak”.
The EXPERT WAVE produces a 3-wave set that’s about a 5-foot face at the beginning. The wave lasts about 8 or 9 seconds. There is about 45 seconds between 4-wave sets. The first 30 minutes, you’ll go right. You’ll be in groups of 3, so each rider will get a wave in the set. Then, the next group of four gets the next set, and so on. After 30 minutes, you’ll switch to lefts and repeat. The Expert wave has an easy takeoff that barrels pretty quickly. You can stall, hit a lip move, or race to the second section and again, there’s a barrel, lip to hit, or just throw a big cutback. You can just stall and get barreled the entire length of the wave if you want, or you can just go for one big move. You’ll get about 14-15 waves per hour. Don't be intimidated by the word "expert" if you're just an average bodyboarder. If you can catch a wave and hold an edge, you can ride this setting no problem.
The CUSTOM WAVE produces 1 wave at a time for most of the options available which include the Waco Wedge, Double Barrel (my favorite), the Freak Peak, and the Wacko Wedge (which produces 2 back-to-back waves) There’s about a minute between each wave, so each person gets less rides during this session, but it’s an absolute thrill! We can literally change the wave any time we want, and there will be only six riders during these sessions. FAQs: -Refund policy:
Here’s what we’ll refund for-
*Shut down of the park on the day of our sessions.
*The park cancels our session for any reason.
*Vicki and/or Jay can’t make it for some reason.
*We don’t fill enough slots to cover the fees we’ve paid to the resort. Here’s what we won’t refund for-
*You got sick, injured, laid off, decided you didn’t want to go, etc. right before the trip or during the trip.
*You missed your flight.
*You overslept on the day of our session or didn't make it to the park for some reason and missed our session. If you book, and later decide not to come, you are welcome to sell your slot to someone else as long as they are not a jackass! This is a bodyboarding trip, so we are catering it to bodyboarders, so keep that in mind.
*What else is there to do if I bring my family or during the downtime?
BSR has the Royal Flush slides, wakeboard cable park and the lazy river. Waco has the Brazos River running through it, and you can walk along the river trail, rent kayaks, check out the zoo, Lake Waco, the A&W Root Beer museum, and the world famous Magnolia Farms Silos for shopping and food trucks. We’ll be hitting Rudy’s Barbecue for some epic Texas BBQ the night before we surf!
*What’s the weather like in May and October in Waco?
Expect temps in the high 70s/high 80s, and (hopefully) sunny skies. Water temps fluctuate this time of year based on the weather pattern in the days prior to our arrival but expect water temps around 80 degrees, give or take.
*What if we want to surf MORE than just the above sessions?
You can book public sessions on the BSR website for available times for beginner, intermediate and expert waves, but the sessions go fast, so don’t delay! It’s a great chance to get on a surfboard, or if you’re bringing your family to get your kids/significant other out on a board riding waves in a controlled environment.
*Is the wave dangerous?
Yes, it’s a predictable wave, but let’s be real...certain wave settings pack a punch and there are barreling waves in shallow water over concrete, so yes, it can be dangerous if things go awry.
Any other questions? Call us between noon-5pm Pacific Time Monday-Friday at: 949-361-0848 or email us at: email@example.com
You can also text Jay at: 949-275-1629.
Let’s get some barrels and bbq!
Check the video below to see the epic waves we scored in Jan/Feb 2020 with Rob Barber and his expert team of travel professionals! Check our Travel Blog article for our epic 2020 trip! We're doing it again in 2023! We'll be hanging for 5 nights with Bodyboard Holidays' all-bodyboarding crew while they get expert instruction from one of the planet's most experienced coaches, former pro bodyboarder and multiple British and European Champ Rob Barber. Plus, professional photography and videography captures the entire trip for you (additional cost).
Details HERE. Be sure to mention you saw it here on eBodyboarding.com and please use this link to book!
El Salvador Trip
Join us for epic waves, make new friends, eat great food, enjoy sunset sessions and frosty beverages on the deck in this Central American paradise!
Our friends at Bodyboard Holidays have been providing coaching and bodyboarding trips around the world since 2003. Rob Barber, the founder is a multiple British Champion and is recognized as the most decorated bodyboarder ever to come out of the UK. He and his team will make traveling to exotic destinations easy and rewarding, and provide not only coaching, but professional video and still photos of your trip!
Vicki and I have been on a "BBHol" trip and trust me, traveling with these guys has to be on your bucket list! If you book, please mention you saw this here on eBodyboarding.com!