Vanimo Surf Lodge - Papua New Guinea

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POLLYWOG IS STOKED TO OFFER THIS WORLD SURFARIS VANIMO TRIP! Traditional beachfront huts Low surfer numbers Great Fishing 30% Off Selected Products From Pollywog store Vanimo, like a number...
R 1,380.00
R 1,380.00
  • Traditional beachfront huts
  • Low surfer numbers
  • Great Fishing
  • 30% Off Selected Products From Pollywog store

Vanimo, like a number of other Papua New Guinean locations, has remained a relative secret. Today, it still enjoys a low profile as thousands of surfers fly overhead to other locations around the world, overlooking what is basically a wave mecca on Australia€™s doorstep. The waves on offer in Vanimo make it an idyllic location for surfers who are looking to surf without a couple of hundred 'mates' in the water. On most days, you would be lucky to have in excess of 6 surfers at any break and more likely 3-4.Hand picked range of accommodation

Foresight and planning is the secret to low numbers here, as the Surfing Association of Papua New Guinea has introduced a global first to maintain and limit the crowds for the benefit of all. The various locations around Papua New Guinea have a limit on the number of visiting surfers and at Vanimo, the current limit is 20 visiting surfers spread over 8 breaks.

The local surfers can always be seen having a fun time with smiles from ear to ear. It's a real contrast to some other 'big name' surf destinations. The local surfers are made up of all ages and both boys and girls and it€™s encouraging to see that the girls are on equal footing. It is a little like what you might imagine or remember surfing was like in the early days, when you looked for someone to go for a wave with to share the good times and witness each other€™s barrels.


The accommodation at Vanimo Surf Lodge is traditional beachfront huts with stylish finishes. The traditional huts blend in with the village surrounds and give the traveller a cultural experience leaving the big city behind. Huts are cleaned regularly and are fitted with mosquito nets, lighting and ceiling fans. They sleep 3-4 people and have ample room for board and gear storage. Vanimo Surf Lodge currently has 3 huts and is co-owned by Papua New Guinean and Australian proprietors. The lodge currently accommodates 12 guests with plans to expand to only 20. It is located on the beachfront adjacent to the small Lido village. The lodge employs a local workforce and ex-pat manager Peter Moore / €œMoorey€� to train the staff in all manner of skills from carpentry to food service and management.  There are no surf shops but there are local doctors, banks, a hospital, a supermarket and a pharmacy in town.


Surf Skill: Beginner / Intermediate
Comfort: Basic
Max Surfers: 16
Season: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec

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