Super Groms Jay Brown & Darcy DeClouett Shred PNG

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.

Surfing Vanimo: One of the most uncrowded, fun right handers in the world…

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.

Surfing PNG – Perfection on the PNG Explorer

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.

Tales from the PNG Explorer

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.