TAVI TUBE TOUR 2024
Tavarua Island Resort, Fiji
Info coming June 2023.WEEK ONE: TBA
WEEK TWO: TBA
We book the entire island!
Fun waves for kids, newbies and pro's!
Perfect warm waves!
Good times at Kiddie Land
Enjoy it with new friends!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).
You will disconnect from reality for a week and enjoy a South Pacific paradise with palm trees swaying in the trade wind breezes, white sand beach, turquoise 85-degree water, world class surf, warm and hospitable staff, incredible all-you-can-eat meals, epic snorkeling, fishing, cultural activities, and...oh yes...waves like you have never experienced. From the legendary left barrels of Cloudbreak, to the fun walls of Namotu Lefts and Wilke's, the peaky Desperation's, fickle-but-perfect Restaurant's, to the playful waves of Pool's and Tavi Rights, to the kid-friendly Kiddieland, there is something for everyone...or nothing if you'd prefer to just lay in a hammock all day and decompress. There's also a spa if you want to relax with a massage (extra charge). You'll enjoy Happy Hour at the Kulu Bar on the beach, good times with great people, and memories to last a lifetime.
Note: Vaccination NO LONGER REQUIRED to enter Fiji!
*ALL INCLUSIVE PRICING:
Single Adult Surfer- $4,180
Big Kids (12-14)- $1,625
Little Kids (2-11)- $993
$500 deposit per person to secure your spot!
(NOTE: Price could go up as much as 5%. If price goes up more than 5%, you are entitled to a full refund of your deposit)
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. Please factor another 20% on to your bill for taxes/tips at the end of the trip.
*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.
TEXAS TUBE TOUR 2023- May Edition
May 20th-21st, 2023
We recommend flying in EARLY on Friday, May 19th and flying out on Monday, May 22nd. We meet everyone for a welcome dinner Friday evening at 5:30pm in Waco, so arrive early enough to make the drive from Dallas or Austin (both are equidistant to Waco: about 1hr/45 minutes drive)
Here's the video from our most recent Texas Tube Tour held in October of 2022!
This year, we're upping our game and offering a package deal including on-site accommodation and two catered dinners, plus 6 1/2 hours of surf time per person for an all-inclusive vibe.
Ride perfect barrels and ramps with like-minded bodyboarders for two days, and here's the best part- this is one surf trip we can guarantee you won't get skunked on! Ride some waves, eat some epic food, and have a few drinks deep in the heart of Texas!
We have 7 rooms booked for 3 nights at the WacoSurf Hotel, right there at the wave pool. This is a first-come, first-served deal, so book ASAP! Rooms have a king bed downstairs and a queen bed (in a loft), and one bathroom, so perfect for 2-3 people (sharing the king bed if you have 3 people).
Once all the rooms are booked, you'll need to find your own accommodation, which is plentiful in Waco 20 minutes away and there are even cabins on the WacoSurf property you can book if you want to go in with others.
PRICING (per person)-
Includes about 6 1/2 hours of surf time per person over two days, 2 catered dinners and your accommodation for 3 nights, beginning Friday, May 19th.
Check the blog and videos of our recent trips to WacoSurf!
BSR 2019 trip
WacoSurf’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 ADVANCED WAVE (Called the "Lower's" wave) produces a 4-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. Then, the next group of four gets the next set, and so on. After 30 minutes, you’ll switch to lefts and repeat. The Advanced 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 "advanced" 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 and there’s about a minute between each wave, so each person gets less rides during this session, but it’s an absolute thrill! Our group will be riding the Waco Wedge and the Double Barrel.
Here’s what we’ll refund for (surf time costs only!)-
*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-
*The cost of the hotel built in to the package
*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?
Waco Surf has the Wedge slides, wakeboard cable park and the lazy river (slides and lazy river closed in October). 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 Dr. Pepper 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 in Waco?
Expect temps in the 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 75-80 degrees, give or take.
*What if we want to surf MORE than just the above sessions?
You can book public sessions on the Waco Surf 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also text Jay at: 949-275-1629.
Let’s get some barrels and bbq!
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!