Mark Riley (Riley Balsawood Surf Boards) has just returned from Papua New Guinea with a heap of photos, videos, stories and new friendships
Mark travelled to Kavieng in the North of PNG and stayed at Nusa Island Retreat for the 2 weeks and built 3 balsa boards with the locals.
He travelled with Air Niugini from Sydney to Kavieng with a short boat trip across to Nusa Island.
He made a great decision on appointing Ian Hamilton from Lime Light Creative media. Both Ian and Oliver were so passionate and worked non stop in getting some fantastic photos and videos that will blow your minds on Mark building boards, visiting the balsa mill and farm, making 3 balsa boards with the locals, diving, fishing and of course surfing at many different locations with the locals.
Kavelo cutting back and polishing the mini mal.
The trip was so successful Mark will take a crew next year and make another board. If you wanted to make a board or watch one being made and come and surf with the locals and get some great pro photos join us at PNG 2017 to surf and build
New video - check out this new Craft video by Colum
Nice rashie Mark all pulled together by the talented Kim Richardson from Ohana Ocean Athletics
Big thank you to SAPNG for the help and assistance and what a great system they have in place to protect the reefs and help the land owners - check it out at SAPNG
This project could not have been completed without the help of World Surfaris
And last but not least Papua New Guinea Travel