Do you want to surf away from the crowds this summer? Someplace where the ambiance is more laid back and there are a whole lot less surfers in the water.
More and more surfers are looking beyond the traditional cornerstones of Indo and The Maldives in search of uncrowded waves. Located just to Australia’s north near the equator, Papua New Guinea (PNG) is the second largest island in the world. There are all sorts of empty reef set ups and the good news is The Surf Association Abel Reserve spiral management scheme has uniquely created an approach to surfing as a sustainable tourism model that can be applied to other niche tourism sectors around the globe.
Back From the Blue: PNG Explorer Trip 5. Words and photos by Chris Peel. Greetings from Kavieng harbour, where PNG Explorer is anchored. We have just returned to port from trip 5 and docked loaded to the gunnels with smiles. Huey has been blessing the mighty PNG Explorer despite the dire state of the storms in the North Pacific and we kicked off the last charter all systems go from day one.
Daryl has surfed all over the world and recently popped into the Perfect Wave’s Cronulla office and booked a trip in search of some more fun: surfing Taiwan.
Kauai surf trip will give you what you deserve. She will not reward a tourist, she will give it all to the travellers, the adventurers.
With Christmas just around the corner, winter is well and truly here. Whilst that means lots of swell hitting the best breaks across Europe, it also means very chilly water and the need for head to toe neoprene to even think about paddling out! To help keep your surf spirit up as temperatures drop, I’ve put together a short list of great places to escape to for a cheeky week out of the office and away from the cold. They’re also great “fun in the sun” alternatives to spending your winter holidays waiting in lift queues in the Alps!
Do you want to get away from crowds? Now is the time of year to ask the question: Where can I go between October and March to maximise the opportunity for perfect, uncrowded surf?
In the middle of August I arranged a photography trip with The Perfect Wave to the Mentawai Islands, roughly 100 miles off Sumatra. It’s the first time I’ve done a Mentawai surf charter trip since 2007.
Are you looking at scoring some uncrowded waves this summer? Why not set off on a fresh surfing and cultural experience - organised by The Perfect Wave.