How to Have the Perfect Surf Trip in Papua New Guinea

How to Have the Perfect Surf Trip in Papua New Guinea

Nestled in the heart of the Pacific, Papua New Guinea (PNG) offers an unparalleled surfing experience that rivals some of the world’s most renowned destinations. If you are ready to take the plunge and journey to PNG, it will surpass all expectations and prove it is a spot worthy of sitting alongside surfing meccas like Indonesia, The Maldives, Samoa, and Fiji.

So, how do you plan the perfect PNG trip? Here’s a breakdown of one possible adventure in this breathtaking region.

Getting into the groove

Take a quick flight to Port Moresby and another hop to Kavieng. Grab some of the local PNG beer, SP, then head out to find the swells. Start at “The Slab,” a renowned surf spot offering exhilarating rides and unforgettable moments.

You can venture further north to Emerau to discover the “Feeding Grounds,” a challenging left-hand break set against stunning underwater vistas. This is a good spot for to cap off what will be an unforgettable start to your trip.

Surf and Dive

A sunrise session at Feeding Grounds can kick off the day, followed by a mesmerising dive back to Vala Vala for epic waves. The exhilarating rides at Vala Vala will likely create memories to last a lifetime. You’ll have uninterrupted access to two of PNG’s finest breaks if you can manage an extended stay between Vala Vala and the Slab. The impeccable and stunning surroundings will make this extra time truly unforgettable.

Hidden gems and renowned spots

Tucked away in the New Ireland Province, Nusa Island Retreat Surf Resort is a remote paradise that offers access to some of PNG’s best-kept secrets. The Passage, a world-class right-hand reef break, beckons experienced surfers with its long, powerful waves. But the adventure doesn’t end there—Lissenung Island and Sidon Bay, with their mix of reef and point breaks, promise a diverse surfing experience amid breathtaking natural beauty.

In the Sandaun Province, Vanimo Surf Lodge is a sanctuary for those seeking epic waves in a tropical paradise. With signature breaks like Log Point, Tubes, and Lido Village, surfers can expect consistent swells and challenging waves that will push their skills to the limit. Plus, the lodge’s beachfront accommodation and amenities ensure a comfortable and memorable stay.

As a surfing mecca in Papua New Guinea, Kavieng offers an array of surf breaks catering to different skill levels. Nusa Lefts and Nusa Rights stand out as must-visit spots, with powerful waves that can produce epic barrels under the right conditions. And with breaks like Four Mile and Albatross Passage also on offer, surfers are spoiled for choice when finding their perfect wave.

Surf and explore the rich cultural heritage of Papua New Guinea with PNG Surfaris

Embarking on a surf trip to Papua New Guinea is an adventure unlike any other, but navigating the vast expanse of waves and cultural experiences can be daunting. That’s where PNG Surfaris steps in, offering unparalleled support and expertise to ensure your journey is extraordinary.

At PNG Surfaris, our mission is simple: to provide surfers with mind-blowing experiences they’ll cherish forever. But we don’t stop there. We’re committed to immersing you fully in the local culture of the New Ireland Province, giving you a deeper understanding of this captivating destination.

When you choose PNG Surfaris, you’re not just booking a surf trip—you’re supporting responsible tourism and contributing to the well-being of the communities we visit. Our experienced guides will make sure you find some of the best surf breaks in the region while also offering insights into the history, wildlife, and traditions that make this country so unique. Let’s plan your trip today.