Trip 2 - Far and wide BY Chris Peel
The anchor has just been dropped and the guests from Trip 2 have been fare-welled home after a fun filled 10 days aboard PNG Explorer.
Conditions have been a little tricky for the South pacific in the last few weeks. Odd winds, unique swell directions but as Andrew Rigby (Captain Undies) has shown before he will stop at no lengths to find surf.
Trip 2 started with shoulder to head high conditions giving us the green light to venture out to an area that is a bit of a swell magnet and offer multiple options for a few waves all within close proximity. That allowed us to make sure we didn’t have more than 4 surfers to one break at anyone time.
After a few days the predicted swell showed and it was back to fun over head conditions and fishing sessions filled with Mackerel, beer and sashimi. We had Allan from Wollongong back with us this season taking out the tittle for most waves caught. We don’t have the exact total number but do recall over hearing 70 plus waves in one day. The crew do call him the energiser bunny for a reason.
As the end of the charter approached Huey gave us one last push of swell to ensure we all left with noodle arms.
In-between surf sessions we had the great opportunity to do some snorkelling on some of the great reef’s PNG has to offer. Always a bonus to be able to jump out of the water and throw mask on and see the ecosystems that your surfing above.
We have some interesting storms brewing in the South pacific so stay tuned for a update as a new one starts to make its way down.
Tenk Yu tru.
PNG Explorer has had some recent cancellations so if you were planning on taking a quick surf trip, you may as well jump on the best surf trip in the world. Contact the World Surfaris team and we will help you out.
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