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Robert F. Kay's Blog – July 2010 Archive (6)

Next Stop--Grand Central Station--Check out this Video



Scott Putnam, videographer extraordinaire, is at it again.…



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Added by Robert F. Kay on July 29, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Fiji Surf is deregulated--Part IV--Interview with John Philp

Q: Will this really impact the growth Fijian surfers?

A: Absolutely. For instance surf guides in Lau will learn to surf and their kids will as well. It may take some time, but it will happen. It's inevitable.

Q: Seems inevitable that more low budget surfers will come. How will Fiji manage their numbers and maintain the quality of place?

A: The new Decree, as with everything coming…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on July 22, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Fiji Surf is deregulated-- Part III--Interview with John Philp



John Philp, a founder of the Fiji Surf Association and one of Fiji’s most ardent advocates, sees the decree as a great deal more than a political or economic event. The fallout from the…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on July 16, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Fiji Surf is deregulated--Part II

For many years the surfing resorts had a sweet deal. Based on historical precedent that dated back to pre colonial days, the entrepreneurial surf resort owners cuts deal with the Fijian chiefs who had rights to the reefs that they had been fishing…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on July 14, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Fiji Surf is deregulated--Part 1



Shortly after the Fiji Tourism Minister announced the “Surfing Decree” the Fiji Surfing Association (FSA) sent out a press release (see below) to the surf media commenting on the new…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on July 12, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Fiji opens up surf breaks to anyone--monopoly of resorts is over



The word from the Fiji government is that surfers can, beginning Friday July 9 access any local surf break without need to obtain permission…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on July 9, 2010 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

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