TAVI TUBE TOUR 2022- SECOND WEEK ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!
Dates: February 26th-March 5th (depart USA on February 24th for February 26th arrival), and March 5-12, 2022 (depart USA on March 3rd for March 5th arrival)
2022 Tavi Tube Tour booking info coming soon and it will sell out fast! Stay tuned!
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.
You'll enjoy Happy Hour at the Kulu Bar on the beach, good times with great people, and memories to last a lifetime.
We have very limited spots remaining for 2022. Here's how it works:
Rate: Coming soon... Couples- Single Adult Surfer- Big Kids (12-14)- Little Kids (2-11)-
Pricing includes: 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.
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
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 1/2 hours of riding time over 2 days.
WHEN: Monday, October 4th and Tuesday, October 5th, 2021
We’ll meet everyone for a meal at Rudy’s Barbecue the evening of Sunday, October 3rd around 5:30pm or so before our first session to brief everyone.
Day 1: 11am-7pm Day 2: 8am-noon, 4pm-8pm
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.
HOW MUCH:Pricing: $2,400 for a slot, which can be divided up if you want to share your slot with a friend or family member. Contact Jay for payment and confirmation at: firstname.lastname@example.orgASAP if interested! The order the email reaches Jay determines the order you are assigned a slot.
Please put the following:
Subject line: TEXAS TUBE TOUR 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.
THE DETAILS: The Barefoot Ski Ranch Surf Resort outside of Waco, Texas (aka BSR) is widely regarded as one of the premier wave pools on the planet!
Check the blog and videos of our September 2020, June 2020 and July 2019 trip below.
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”.
*Session 2 (45 minutes): Custom waves (wedge, Freak Peak, etc.) 6 riders/1 wave at a time. There are over 20 different waves they can run!
*Session 3 (45 minutes on day one and 1 hour on day two): Family waves- we can run beginner or intermediate wave, or any other wave if we want. 12 riders in the water.
*Session 4 (45 minutes on day one and 30 minutes on day two): Expert Wave- 12 riders/4-wave sets.
This schedule is tentative.
The EXPERT 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. You’ll be in groups of 4, 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 (my favorite), the Freak Peak, and the Whacko 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.
The FAMILY SESSION depends on who we have and what they want to ride. We can run the beginner wave, intermediate wave, or any other wave. The beginner wave is a small, waist-high gentle wave perfect for first-timers. The intermediate wave is a smaller version of the expert wave, but breaks similarly.
-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? 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 October in Waco?
Expect temps in the high 70s/low 80s, and (hopefully) sunny skies. Water temps fluctuate this time of year based on the weather pattern in the days prior to our arrival. *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. The beginner wave is not dangerous at all, and the intermediate wave is pretty tame as well. 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!
Like 82-degree water in the middle of winter, and wedgy, uncrowded peaks with an all-bodyboard crew? Come surf El Salvador with Jay and Vicki and Bodyboard Holidays in January/February 2022!
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 2022! 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).
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! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BODYBOARD HOLIDAYS
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!