Remote Pacific

Nusa Island Retreat - overwater bungalows

Nusa Island Retreat

From US$ 1,032 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, October, November, December

Any surf adventurer will tell you that PNG is a relaxed, uncrowded and exotic place. Leave the civilization behind, stay in beautiful beach huts, have the waves for yourself & enjoy the chilled out vibe of this fascinating Papua New Guinea surf.
P-Pass Surf Camp

P-Pass Surf Camp

From US$ 1,120 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, October, November, December

As a core surfer, your priority is to take a journey to score quality and consistent waves that will make you remember the trip, and push your surfing. P-pass is the wave that will do just that. Full time surf guiding is included in the package.
Perfect left just outside the resort

Rubio Plantation Retreat

From US$ 1,313 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, October, November, December

Every surf adventurer dreams of remote coastline with empty surf breaks, discovering the long coastline and staying in beach huts. Rubio is an eco plantation with great food and friendly local staff.

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Sanbis Resort - Gizo Lagoon

From US$ 373 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Advanced

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, October, November, December

Located on a secluded island approximately 7 minutes from Gizo by boat, the newly opened Sanbis Resort offers a unique experience for those looking to get away from it all. The best time for surf is during your cyclone season but best is between 
Vavaghio Surf Guest House - Solomon Islands

Vavaghio Surf Guest House - Solomon Islands

From US$ 1,320 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, April, October, November, December

Experience the rare adventure of exploring one the last surfing frontiers. There are a maximum of eight guests on the island. Your only surroundings will be empty waves, tropical reefs and highly protected marine conservations with rich ocean life. This is a raw and pristine paradise.

Surf Solomon Tours

Surf Solomon Tours

From US$ 2,046 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, November, December

If you are after surfing glassy and mellow waves that you have only for yourself and up to 5 other surfing mates, have we got a place for you! Visit a place that is untouched with modern civilization, stay in an overwater surf camp and let the guide take you to local villages, waterfalls and of course - empty waves.

Vanimo Right - PNG surf trip

Vanimo Surf Lodge - PNG

From US$ 788 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, November, December

Remote, empty waves. A left or a right just outside your bungalow, perfect scene for your Papau New Guinea Surf. Come here to search for waves along the coast, stay in traditional huts with fellow surfers & share a stories over a cold beer at night.
PNG Surf with 'PNG EXPLORER'

PNG Surf with 'PNG EXPLORER'

From US$ 3,368 pp for 10 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, November, December

Come aboard PNG Explorer for one of the worlds great surf adventures. Dual tenders, jet ski, twin cabins, on board photographer, chef and NO CROWDS thanks to the SAPNG Surf Management Plan.

PNG SURFARIS has been operating in PNG for over a decade and nobody knows the region better. 

Region Information

The Remote Pacific is one of surfing’s last frontiers. If you are seeking uncrowded waves, from mellow intermediate to hollow & challenging; this region has it all. With crystal clear water, colourful living reefs, excellent fishing, incredible scenery, tropical rainforest and unique tribal societies then search no further.

Papua New Guinea, The Solomon Islands and The Caroline Islands are generally isolated and untouched by modern tourism. Leave the modern day stresses of the 21st century behind, and walk on white sand beaches, stay in thatched huts fronting aqua-blue lagoons... sleep in comfortable, exclusive surf retreats in a remote corner of the Pacific exposed to the full range of north pacific swells travelling south.

Remote Pacific favourites

Papua New Guinea is the perfect destination to surf uncrowded and newly discovered waves. There are many known breaks to visit and many more to discover.

The best way to explore the possibilities is on The PNG Explorer, a boat with an extremely knowledgeable and experienced skipper and surf guide who will always take you to the best possible locations.

Imagine the thrill of your first barrel in the warm tropical waters, the only sound being the hoots of your friends, and the laughter of the local kids on the shore as they warm to the phenomena that is surfing.

The PNG Explorer is a solidly built, spacious 23-metre charter vessel that has been refitted to ensure absolute comfort and functionality for the ultimate surf charter experience.

Where to stay

This region is still many years behind any established tourist destination, it really truly is the last frontier and that is what is part of the attraction to visit. So the accommodation type that you will find in all 3 destinations is really classified as retreats, lodges or surf camps. However due to the diverse amount of activities you can do, the camps are more adventure than just surf. You should expect beautiful handcrafted bungalows, with fans and mosquito nets as your accommodation, and in warm tropical conditions this is perfect for your comfort while experiencing the place naturally.

Surf Lodges – These small lodges will have maximum numbers so you can be assured you will get waves with nobody else around. Check out Vanimo Surf Lodge in PNG.

Surf Retreats - The Surf Retreat was the first real dedicated surf operation in the region with Nusa Island in PNG leading the way in the late nineties. Now you have great options of Rubio in PNG and Sanbis in the Solomons.

Surf Charters – Discover new frontiers and surf where no surfer has surfed before. Enjoy the flexibility of being on a boat and the knowledge of your experienced skipper/surf guide who will always take you to the best possible locations.

Surf Camps - If you’re looking to “get away from it all” and surf, hollow, uncrowded reefs then you have options in P-Pass or Kosrae when you’re in the Caroline Islands. But for a truly remote experience there is nothing like Solwata Surf Camp in the Solomon Islands.

Go Exploring

You don’t need to be a surfer to enjoy this region as there is more to discover than nearly any other place in the world. This area was the front line of the war in the South Pacific during WWII between allied forces and Japan. So for a historian it is a wet dream, but even if you know nothing of the war you will be amazed by trekking to large artillery canons or diving with sunken fighter planes. As for the fishing and diving, the whole region is considered one of the best on the planet.

The Perfect Wave team have been travelling to this region for many years and can give you first hand info on everything you need to know about the remote Pacific.

Papua New Guinea is a fascinating kaleidoscope of interesting people, cultures and landscapes. There is an incredible variety of rippable, often hollow, deserted reef breaks to surf in the 1 to 2 metre range.

There is a distinct surf season in PNG. The vast majority of Papua New Guinea’s waves come from NW wind swells that travel from the north pacific which provide quite consistent 1 to 2 metre or 3-6ft waves from November through April. These are the same swells that hit Hawaii, but once they travel all the way to Micronesia they become much more user friendly. If you really want to target the most consistent period aim for December through March, but November and April still get nice smaller waves for low intermediate surfers.

The Caroline Islands are often described as like Tahiti or Hawaii minus the development. They are located southwest of Hawaii and northeast of Australia. The island of Pohnpei is the pioneer of surf in Micronesia and has a world class right hander called P-Pass. The island of Kosrae next door has a surf management program to limit the number of surfers on the island at any time to just 12. They receive only about 100 – 150 international tourists per year - talk about the last frontier! Trade winds blow predominantly from the northeast. The most consistent time for surf is between November and March.  NE, N, and NW swells hit from out of Japan/North Pacific, similar to Hawaii. This region for surfing is really for experienced surfers only, but there are a few beach options in Kosrae if you just want to play around on a board.

The Solomon Islands is the third largest archipelago in the South Pacific. There are six major islands forming a scattered double chain of 922 islands, atolls and cays, which vary from large, rugged, rainforest covered, mountainous islands to low-lying coral atolls. The best months for consistent waves is from November to April. There’s a variety of left and right hand reef set-ups. The swell generally hovers in the 3 to 6ft range, but can get bigger occasionally.