Having heard tales of friends scoring uncrowded, rippable waves in Papua New Guinea, I’d long been eager to experience this uncrowded png perfection. When my phone rang with an invite to film a surf trip with super groms Jay Brown and Darcy DeClouett, I jumped on the chance immediately. Our destination was Vanimo.
Fresh update from PNG Explorer. We have just returned in from a great trip with a even greater group of people. Waves have been non stop for the last ten days which is why we will keep this png surf report short and let the photos do the talking!
PNG surfing in January has guests spoilt for choice- lefts, rights, tubes, all within 5 minutes boat ride from the anchorage. The swell swung direction, so it was time to head South in the hopes of scoring a left-hander known to offer long walls followed by a tubing inside section.
Thanks to those same storms dropping silky white Japow on Japan, epic new swells were brought to Papua New Guinea. So how is PNG surf in December?
When Bali pioneers like Falzon, Cooney, Miller, Lopez, Mc Cabe and Bourton look back at 70's Ulu’s, Kuta and Bali, they all have some degree of longing for
We figured we'd take them fishing at one of our hidden jewels, also home to some of the clearest waves in the country, and show them all PNG has to offer
As the winter months come to a close, it’s easy to be lulled into false sense of security. Beware - we foresee a time of terrible hardship. Summer surfing!
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.
Surfing PNG on board the PNG Explorer. Trip 2, the fun continues. Words and photos by Chris Peel. The Explorer is back in Kavieng Harbour after some seriously fun surf across the last 10 days. This was despite the north Pacific swell machine having a few start up glitches and thanks to the skipper hunting down a bunch of fun out in the zone against the odds.
Surfing PNG on board the PNG Explorer - trip one. Trip one is run and done and we're back in the harbour with smiles from ear to ear. The forecast for this trip was pretty marginal as the North Pacific has been a little slow getting underway but Captain Rigby has a few tricks up his sleeve and we made the most of the conditions ducking and weaving to our different locations.