PNG is a surf rich country but you need to get out there to discover and enjoy it. The New Ireland region directly around Kavieng has seven or so reef breaks. Travelling down the region’s east and central coasts, you also have an abundance of rarely surfed breaks. Surfers have access to a variety of rights and lefts that are generally in the vicinity of 3′-5′ but occasionally peak at around the 6′ mark which can at times test your abilities.
The Vanimo and Madang regions on the mainland have a variety of good quality surf breaks that have a mixture of reef, point and beach breaks. Manus is the latest area to promote surfing, with limited beds and a few small breaks.
The northerly swell season runs from around October to May producing some world-class breaks that can be surfed on any tide. Whilst the surf is generally not as powerful as other regions in the world, you can certainly get sizeable, challenging and even shallow breaking waves depending on your choice of reef break.
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