Here's why surfing in PNG is safe and simple - Anthony Russell

Where on the planet has the smartest & most effective Surf Management Plan?

Answer:  Papua New Guinea

….no, seriously – it really does.


Surfing PNG it’s simple & safe - here's why..........

SAPNG (SURFING ASSOCIATION OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA) is the government body that provides a practical system that ensures that each Province within PNG has a firm foreign 20 maximum Surfer cap = NO CROWDS!!!   

Driven by SAPNG President & keen surfer Andy Abel, the management plan is a blueprint for other countries in how it should be done.  But the real genius is the local aspect of the management plan. 

Each foreign surfer as part of their package is paying a small daily contribution to the local community run ‘Surf Club’.   These contributions not only allow the club to manage the surfer numbers, it also supports the local villages within the province, pays for building/infrastructure, drives surfing/employment plans, contributes to education/medical & much, much more.

Herein lies the genius.  Any traveler knows that PNG has some security concerns, but with every surfing guest directly supporting the community – the community ensures the surfers safety is paramount……it’s that simple.

Couple that with super consistent (but not overly massive) waves, stunning water, great fishing & good weather during surf season (October-April ) PNG is a must for surfers of any standard wanting to get away from Australian summer crowds & surf uncrowded paradise just to our north.


Here’s our Top Five to consider for your next Summer Surf Adventure:


Tupira Surf Club                Cheap & Cheerful with great community focus & a 12 Surfer Cap!!!   

Flights, 7nights & meals from $2499* per surfer



Vanimo Surf Lodge            Adventure up near the Indo border/Max.16Surfers   

Flights, 8nights & meals from $2699* per surfer



Rubio Plantation Retreat    A true ‘Surfers Adventure’.  Frothing host Shane Clark ensures a trip to remember/Max.10Surfers

Flights, 7nights & meals from $2855* per surfer



Nusa Island Retreat           The original & the best.  Wide range of breaks accessed by included boat trips & the best bar in PNG/Max. 20Surfers

Flights, 7nights & meals from $3215* per surfer



PNG Explorer Charters       Surfing isolated breaks & one of the very best Surf Charters you can do anywhere on the planet/Max. 10Surfers

Flights, 10nights & meals from $5748* per surfer

*Prices per Surfer, Twin Share & inc. flights Ex. Brisbane-Conditions Apply



Simply put – if you can come & surf PNG this summer – you should!

For a limited time, we are giving away a FREE 6 month Coastalwatch Plus & Surfing World Magazine subscription to each and every person who books a summer surf adventure with us. For more information on this, please contact the World Surfaris head office on 1800 611 163 or email [email protected] 


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