Experience a PNG Surf Trip
We have strong ties to PNG and would love to share this amazing location with our Walkin On Water Friends
On every surfers bucket list for each year should be some Surf Trip and Tour and a PNG Surf trip needs to be top of the list! PNG is an absolute must for every surfer to visit to go on one of the greatest Surf Trips – a PNG Surf Trip.
The capital of PNG, Port Moresby, is a mere 3 hour flight from Brisbane, a little longer from Sydney and even shorter from Cairns, the major departure hubs from Australia into this fantastic country. Once in Port Moresby, it is a simple internal flight to your next destination – Vanimo Surf Lodge. This is located up on the North Coast virtually on the Indonesian Iranjaya border.
The surf season is generally between October/November and March/April At Vanimo there are a multitude of breaks from Lido Right which is straight out the front of Vanimo Surf Lodge and Lido Lefts which is a short 5 minute walk across Lido village to paddle out to. In addition to these, there are a number of other breaks, both lefts and rights and predominantly reef breaks, within a short road trip away so you have plenty of choice and limited crowds. Vanimo Surf Lodge minimises the number of guests able to stay to ensure that the crowds are kept down. The surf is fantastic with warm tropical water and a variety of breaks that work differently with different swells and different tides.
Lido Rights is a sensational all round wave ideal for all levels of surfer from intermediate and above while other breaks like Yako Left on a lower tide is hollow and shallow and not for the faint hearted with only experienced surfers recommended to surf this then, especially when there is some size to it.
Vanimo Surf Lodge is located only a short distance from Vanimo Town where you can head in to check out town life in a typical Niuginian Town. Wander round the markets, check out the fresh produce, look at the local crafts and bags everyone uses – the Bilum – where you will find plenty of choice for size and colour. During your visit you might also be treated to a traditional SingSing with traditional singing and dancing.
The experience of PNG and the way of life is something you will never forget but add onto this some of the greatest untouched waves and surfing, excellent fishing and a very laid back relaxed way of life and you will want to make it an annual event each and every year.
For your next Surf Trip, make it a PNG Surf Trip and check out the Vanimo Surf Lodge website here where you can book direct or you can contact one of the wholesalers like The Perfect Wave. Please feel free to contact us for more information or recommendations on a PNG Surf Trip.