PNG Frontier Surfari’s are the ONLY operators that offer uncrowded waves in four different regions. PLUS, we are the only roving commercially surveyed surf charter vessel in PNG. Safety is number 1!
It’s the off season here now and I’m sitting on the beachfront deck down the New Ireland coast enjoying an onshore southeast trade wind.
I get the jitters and the thrill of excitement just writing this, I’m thinking about charters. It’s the moment that we leave for a trip that gets me fired! I call out to Edwin our engineer to start the main engine, while I flick on the nav lights and all the nav aids. Just to see the radar swinging in the haze of the steaming lights has me buzzing on the adventure ahead. Guests are fed and asleep after the days travels, the time is 00:00 hrs with a six hour steam through the broad waters of the Tsoi islands via Steffan Strait. While I lock in behind the helm, with a mug of goroka coffee…I’m amped.
ETA 06:00 hrs Ungalik island. Lavongai, and 500 hundred frothing locals hanging out to meet the new bunch of guests. Cameras are poised as the anchor chain rattles down the hawse pipe. Its our guests first taste of PNG island life..are the kids really chanting “Andrew” on the beach? Its all a bit too much as everyone is frothing from the three lineups they have just steamed past into the anchorage. “What fins should I use?”…. “do I need booties?”…. “Man did you see that set?”….. “no one out and its pumping!”.
Welcome to PNG.
2010/11 season is shaping up to be a cracker. The tail end of last season we managed to finally bed down a new area we have been exploring over the last few years.
Bingo! Last trip of 09/10 season we found “Apostles” and “Manalos”. Two similar shaped world class left points three hundred metres apart and no surfer for a hundred miles! We were lost for words when we rounded the headland and looked at the two set ups begging to be surfed. It was three to four foot, offshore and just so much fun. I can’t believe we are still finding waves after four seasons! It’s just when you say “nah been everywhere on that island apart from that one bay to the north east” Bam! You arrive to perfection. If I could kick myself in the ass I would. That’s surf exploration for you.
We are the only operator that access these two new breaks. Now, with the insight for the ideal conditions, it’s an easy call one day to then be surfing it the next. Just an overnight steam and we’re on. But, it doesn’t end there…around the corner and a quick boat ride there is another fun slabbing right.
We have three main regions to surf which ensures the best conditions for any swell and the assurance of your aussie captain and surf guide to put where you want to be.
The dive deck is fully operational so for those with the ticket, its your opportunity to get the double whammy above and below the waterline. New Ireland is renowned for its dive sites. Dive WWII wrecks the Sanko Maru and Midget Submarine, experience first hand the diversity of marine life in these waters on the breathtaking walls, coral gardens and bommies.
I hope this arvo inspiration has you informed and as buzzing as I am right now. Come join us this 10/11 season and I’ll show you personally what I love.