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.
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?
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.
Looking for a new and unique surf adventure? Try surfing at Nusa Island Retreat by booking your surf experiences with The Perfect Wave.
Surf photographer, Chris Peel caught up with Ben Horvath to fill in The Perfect Wave on what the waves have been like for the last 5 or 6 weeks.
Chris Peel is a surf photographer on board the PNG Explorer surf charter who urges you to book your surf escapes with The Perfect Wave. Enquire now.