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New Surf Frontier Exploration in Pacific
Whilst the exact location of where this trip will be going is being kept a closely guarded secret we can tell you that it is an equatorial region in the South Pacific made up of nearly a thousand islands. The islands range from thick impenetrable jungle to tiny coral islets with a myriad of reef passes and coral atolls to explore.
The entire area is virtually untouched by the surfing world. While we have heard whispers from intrepid sailors of perfect waves and pristine waters we are yet to visit the area ourselves. So how do we know there are waves there? Over the last few years we have done a lot of research on the area, monitored swell and wind information and studied the charts. We were also fortunate enough to talk to an intrepid Australian traveller who managed to reach part of the island a few years back, his reports were that he saw perfect waves everywhere, he just didn’t have any boards with him!
So if you want to be part of surfing history and in years to come own the story “I was one of the first people to ever surf there” then this trip is for you.
The area we are heading to will pick up the same fantastic Autumn swells that hit places like Fiji. These swells originate in the Southern Ocean and have a long way to travel before they reach the exploratory region so, like Fiji they should be groomed to perfection by the time they arrive.
Water temperatures are expected to be in the 26-30 degree Celsius range and air temperatures the same. Evening temperatures can drop to the low 20’s. Expect high humidity and tropical sunshine.
Surfing the equatorial regions of PNG and the South Pacific can deliver a huge range of waves. From the most perfect barrels to reeling points and postcard perfect reef breaks other areas visited in the past have delivered it all. Given the nature of the trip, being an exploration, we are not 100% sure what we will find. If history is any guide and the experience of the crew anything to go by there will be some jewels to add to surfing’s crown on this trip!
Surfers need to be competent to take on reef breaks but not expert. If you are comfortable surfing places like Indonesia, Fiji or the Maldives then you will be well suited to this trip. If you are a pro surfer who wants to push the limits I am hoping we can discover something to put your skills to the test.
Our Euro Directors Suzi Allen and Barry Teeling on a Maldives boat trip 2012! There are some nice perks working at TPW!
Our Euro Managing Director Barry Teeling (left) with the great Gerry Lopez and Jamie Gray the founder of The Perfect Wave (right)
The Perfect Travel Group was founded by Jamie Gray and Rhonda Burton in January 2007. Jamie’s 15 years experience working in the hospitality & tourism industry and Rhonda’s 8 years at Flight Centre in management roles, plus their 17 years each of travelling experiences and Jamie’s immense love and addiction to surfing and skiing, gave the businesses all the knowledge required to be a success from day 1.
The Perfect Wave’s first office was a pokey little spare room under Jamie’s house in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, furnished with desks, chairs and cabinets that were being thrown out by Rhonda’s old Flight Centre store in a renovation. Today, the Australian Headquarters are still in our beloved Northern Beaches, but are now a 2 storey Surf Experience HQ with couches and flat screen TV to go through surf holidays with welcome clients, and office space for our passionate and dedicated team of 16.
Fast forward 7 years and having partnered with Barry Teeling, a passionate surfer, traveller and property professional in 2010, the vision was set to grow the business to be the largest surf travel company in the world and build the operations arm of the company. Having offices in Australia, Europe, Japan, New Zealand, The Maldives and Indonesia with other offices to open in late 2014 in the USA and South Africa, we have already have achieved many goals. Our goals were built on one major philosophy - create raving loyal fans.
With staff in excess of 30 servicing thousands of happy clients, we strive every day to create new and exciting surf experiences that give our clients something more than just a holiday or surf trip... experiences that have the potential to be life-changing. We have also invented the first ever surfer rewards program – Perfection Pass - to reward our repeat clients, and give something back for every trip you do.
The company has moved into operations in 2009 in the Maldives with a partnership with long time operator Brian James and Core Travel with a view to extending the service level to client’s entire holidays completing the value chain. We have already built the Maldives operation to one of the largest in the country with 4 full time charter boats, the first surf camp in the Maldives and resort surf programs. As the sales agent and the operator, we will ensure our clients are for life - not just for one holiday.
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- KM D'Bora - Mentawai
- Melaleuca - Mentawai
- Naga Laut - Mentawai
- Aileoita - Mentawai
- Tengirri - Mentawai
- Peluru - Mentawai
- Nusa Dewata - Mentawai
- Indocean - Lombok & Sumbawa
- Moggy - Bali & Lembongan
- Sri Noa Noa - Sumba & Roti
- Stellar - Fiji
- EFBE Croisiers - Caribbean
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