Destination news: Fiji allows free access to all surf spots in the country

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Fiji Islands Hotel and Tourism president Dixon Seeto has applauded governments decision to allow free access to all surf spots in the country.

Seeto says this decision will boost the overall development of the tourism industry.

“This decree is good because it opens the seas and the oceans surrounding Fiji and especially around the resorting areas and I don’t think that anyone should be deprived of using this and it would expand and develop marine sporting activities for tourism in Fiji.”

Last week cabinet passed the Surfing Decree 2010 which now allows anyone who is interested in surfing or any water sport to access any surfing destination in Fiji.

All current leases held by resorts or anyone else over the surfing areas is now annulled.