Local ripper Faye Zoetmulder recently escaped the lengthy flat spell at home with a trip to Fiji. We caught up with Faye to find out about her visit to the tropical paradise.....
"Myself and Ari went over with his mom, Cheron Kraak to explore the islands of Fiji. We had 2 nights in Perth on the way there just to make it that much more anticipating to get to the Tropical Islands. We finally arrived after way too much flying, causing havoc in airports and playing numerous games of shithead.
On arrival myself and Ari could barely even check out our beautiful house before we were unpacking board bags. That was that, one hour into arriving we were on our boat to surf Cloudbreak in 2 foot onshore. We were the only people out and as average as Cloudbreak could get we were nonetheless in our element. From that day on we surfed like it was going out of fashion.
My standout days were Cloudbreak at 5-6ft, sunny and not a breath of wind and the other, a day at Restaurants, my now favourite wave in the world. My leg was holding up fine but obviously I took it a bit easy on the gnarlier days. Cloudbreak is a pretty difficult wave to surf and the one day it was 6-8ft and throwing, I was cruising on the smaller sets but it was awesome to be out there and get some encouragement from the local chargers.
Other than surfing, we had a lot of good food, walks around the islands and exploring new resort sites, snorkeling and fishing. It was a fun filled holiday, pretty much non stop doing as many activities as possible but all the same it was so relaxing and a brilliant way to get back into my surfing career. I couldn't be more grateful :)