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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)
On the 12th day of January 2007 a new surf travel company was born. The proud parents were travel buddies Jamie Gray and Rhonda Burton, whose passions for surfing and traveling have nurtured this baby from birth into the # 1 Surf Travel Website in the World.
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 - gave TPW 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. The Australian headquarters are still in our beloved Northern Beaches, but are now a 2 storey Surf Experience Centre with couches and flat screen TV to welcome clients, and office space for their passionate and dedicated team of 12.
Now, 6 years in, they have grown faster than any other surf travel company. They have a new partner, BT, another passionate surfer and traveler who is growing their Europe office; and with other headquarters in Maldives, Japan and Indo, TPW can now better service their clients from wherever they may be.
The secret to their success is that the number 1 priority has always been, and will always be, their clients. They now have literally tens of thousands of happy clients, and they strive every day to create new and exciting surf “experiences” that give their clients something more than just a holiday or surf trip…..experiences that have the potential to be life changing. They have also invented the first ever surfer rewards program – Perfection Pass, to reward their repeat clients, and give something back for every trip they do.
They spend every day meticulously researching and gathering information to ensure that their clients get the best total surf experience possible, and by visiting the destinations they sell, they can make sure every operator has the same focus on customer service, safety and the same lust for life as they do.