As a surf destination,
Pioneers have found one thing that is certain - that the breaks here are just as challenging as any others they face elsewhere.
PNG has unlimited surfing potential year round.
On the southern side 10 minutes out of
From June to September during the south-east season, the waves range from three to six feet, with the best waves in the early morning.
100km to the east of
Other surfing spots are being explored around the
The northern side of PNG has premier surfing locations with waves on the mainland and offshore islands generated by the monsoon swells from mid October through to late April.
Consistent quality waves ranging from three to eight feet, and occasionally to 10 feet waves can be found at Madang and Wewak.
The most consistent waves are in Vanimo, which vary from beach breaks to point and island reef breaks.
Surf camps are set up at Wewak, Aitape and Vanimo and accomodation and transport is readily available.
Around Kavieng in
Just off Kavieng town is Nusa Island Retreat, an environmentally low-impact facility that provides accomodation, meals and boat transport to the surrounding islands and their breaks.
The waves in this region and around Nusa Island Retreat are well-established and known in international surfing circles.
Nusa Island Retreat limits the number of surfers staying at any one time and is often fully booked during the surf season.
More information can be found on the Surfing Association of Papua New Guinea website http://www.surfingpapuanewguinea.org.pg/