Vanimo Surf Lodge located on the north coast of Papua New Guinea provides the ultimate surfing/cultural experience. The pristine waters surrounding Vanimo offer 8 surf breaks to suit all levels of surfer, all with out the crowds.
Price from $1420 AUD for 10 nights includes beachfront accommodation, 3 meals & 3 bottles of water per day.
The accommodation at Vanimo Surf Lodge consists of beachfront traditional huts with some stylish finishes. The traditional hut theme was established to blend in with the village surroundings and to offer guests a cultural experience like no other. Huts are cleaned regularly and each are fitted with mosquito nets, lighting, ceiling fans and good size beds. Huts sleep 3-4 people and have ample room for board and gear storage.
Vanimo Surf Lodge offer packages which include beachfront accommodation, 3 meals and 3 bottles of water per day, SAPNG fees, and airport transfers.
Depending on what day you arrive in Port Moresby you may need an overnight stay which will give you the chance to take in the sights of the country’s capital if you feel like it. Port Moresby is an ideal stopover if you are after a few traditional artifacts or fancy a taste of the local cuisine and club dance scene as there are several clubs to choose from for a night out. length of stays vary but typically surfers stay anywhere from 7-14 days.
As of 1st March 2014 tourists are unable to obtain a visa on arrival in Port Moresby. Please ensure your pre-organise your visa in advance of your charter through the PNG Embassy in Australia. See http://www.pngcanberra.org/visas
The best time to go is from November to April when surf conditions are at there best. The fringe season of October through May can still offer some good waves. Typically, regardless of which direction the wind is blowing at least half the breaks are offshore. The Lido Right is directly opposite the lodge and is accessed by paddling straight off the beach in a flat water entry. The racing Lido Left is a 500m walk. Waromo is a drive or boat ride 3km to the west and a further kilometre there is Yako, while Log Point is three kilometres to the east by boat or drive. Further to the east is Town Beach and Narimo Island’s right and left. The Town Beach break is ideally suited to anyone who fancies an easy small sand bottom wave and learning here is a great alternative for the family. There is a small fee collected from each surfer each day AUD$12 which goes to the vanimo Surf Area Management Plan – VSAMP. It is also a requirement that each surfer joins the Surfing Association of PNG(SAPNG) for AUD$50 once only and receive their promotional survival surf bag.