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Bougainville, Papua New Guinea
December 16th – 26th, 2019
What makes this trip special
- A true surf adventure in one of the most remote places on the planet
- Meeting the locals who have lived through 10 years of civil war but are now welcoming tourism and hoping it will be the future of their nation.
- Frontier surfing- Quality, completely empty, warm water waves
- Stunning landscapes
Bougainville is an unexplored frontier of tropical surfing. This trip is adventure surfing at it’s best. This is an all inclusive surf adventure, we will meet you in Port Moresby and guide you to our base located on a remote tropical island. For 6 days we will surf warm, empty waves in absolute paradise. There are numerous waves surrounding our base, every wave requires the use of a boat to access them but each spot is different, no matter if you’re a short boarder who likes fast, barreling waves or a longboarder who’s looking for long, peeling waves there’s a spot to suit. At the end of the trip we’ll escort you back to Port Moresby.
Bougainville is located to the North East of Papua New Guinea. Although considered an Autonomous Region it has strong ties to Papua New Guinea.
The region has a suffered through a traumatic past. The locals and their economy are recovering from a ten year civil uprising which ended in 1998. Now the region is looking towards tourism and hoping that it will help get their people and economy back on track.
This region is blessed with incredible natural beauty and absolutely stunning landscapes, coupled with a warm and friendly people who want nothing more than to put their past behind them.
Located just south of the equator the weather in Bougainville is hot and humid. Rain showers are frequent but normally do not last for long. The average temperature is 30C during the day and 26C at night. Wind is normally light and variable.
We will be the only surfers for more than 1000kms.
There are a variety of waves all within striking distance of our base. Each wave offers something different from long, peels to fast, powerful barreling waves. All waves are reef breaks a few of which break in deep water. Even when the waves are small there is always a spot that offers a decent wave. The closest wave to the break is an outer reef pass that is almost never smaller than head high.
- Return flights from Port Moresby to Buka
- Transport from Buka to our base on Tautsina Island
- All meals while at surf camp
- Two boat rides out to the surf each day
- Two nights of hotel rooms in Port Moresby
- Bungalow accommodation on Tautsina Island
- Dedicated surf guide
What's Not Included
- Travel insurance
- Surf equipment (no rentals available)
Fly to Port Moresby, meeting in the evening at the hotel.
Fly from Port Moresby to Buka, transfer by Landcruiser to Arawa.
Board a small boat in Arawa and transfer to Surf Camp
Day 2 – 7
We will also try to visit local villages, tour the town of Arawa and even try to visit the Panguna mine.
Fly from Arawa to Port Moresby via Buka. The flight leaves in the morning from Arawa so unfortunately a morning surf is not possible. In Port Moresby we will check into a hotel and have a final dinner.
We will spend the first night and the last night of the expedition in a three star accomodation in Port Moresby. All rooms in Port Moresby are twin share.
While in Bougainville we’ll stay in paradise. Our newly built bungalows are located on a quiet, remote offshore island. Each bungalow contains two single beds, a flush toilet, and a large deck overlooking the ocean. They back onto virgin forests, providing a feel of total isolation.
Our base runs on a basic solar system that gives us the ability to charge electronics.
We are also centrally located to access a bunch of different surf breaks by boat. The closest is 5 minutes away.
There’s good snorkeling right out the front and loads of fishing opportunities.
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Once you’ve filled out our online application form we will contact you within 24 hours. Our follow up email will include the detailed trip notes.
We’ll also send you a medical form. This helps us make any necessary preparations, it does not exclude you from the trip. To secure the booking we require a 500 Euro deposit for each person. If you’d prefer to contact us directly we can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at +12502662515
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