PNG Explorer season report - 2011 - 2012

3 Apr 2012 0 Share


« 1 of 16 »


Report courtesy The Perfect Wave
Words by Captain Andrew Rigby aboard the PNG Explorer

This season PNG Explorer racked up many miles around the outer remote islands from her home port in Kavieng.

Just like at your local, the more time you spend watching the waves the more tuned in you get with where and when to surf. After five seasons in this part of the world we’re getting it dialed. The chef onboard this season, my little sister Christie Rigby, dazzled our taste buds with mouth-watering cuisine utilising the abundant organic local produce. The Explorer's galley was working in overdrive - mud crabs, yellow fin sashimi, pickled fish, baked fish, local garden salads and amazing pastries. Explorer has a stock of local trade goods onboard like rice, flour, sugar, medical supplies, soap etc. and swap for fresh produce wherever we go. This helps the remote communities with hard-to-get items and keeps our fridge filled with a constant flow of fresh fruits and vegetables, muddies and lobster.

New Year’s Eve rocked out Islands-style again this year. The locals lit up the beaches for miles with palm leaf torches all in line. No fire works needed and a grand display of sing sings leading up to the gong kept everyone entertained. The locals here have a classic sense of humour and a quirky way of presenting it.

The fishing was off the hook thsi year. We lucked into a stationary yellow fin tuna school that blew us away with double hookups almost every pass. The lure of choice for the season was the Halco 190DD red and white used to troll through the bait balls the tuna feed on.

All in all, Northern PNG lit up like she does every year providing more barrels and walls than you can dream up all in tropical 30 degree water. We scored the two new magical lefts in all their glory and the slab was always doing its thing.

Next Season we’ve got a few exploratory missions on the cards to an area 200 miles away. We visited this place three years ago and didn't even put a dent in it, there is just so many empty passes and points left to scope for new set ups. We will be throwing the ropes off again in October.

Thanks to all the guests who booked with us this season. See you next year.

Cheers from your Captain Andrew Rigby

If you want to experience this awesome trip, contact The Perfect Wave


Tags: PNG , report , april , 2012 , travel (create Alert from these tags)

blog comments powered by Disqus
Features
Master and Apprentice: Bethany Hamilton and Erin Brooks

Master and Apprentice: Bethany Hamilton and Erin Brooks

When Erin Brooks was nine and at the very beginning of her surfing journey, she met Bethany Hamilton.

21 Sep 2020
Mick Fanning: Save This Shark

Mick Fanning: Save This Shark

This is Mick Fanning’s take on that crazy incident at J-Bay in 2015 - the most watched moment in surfing history.

12 16 Sep 2020
Watch: Episode 6 of Rivals – Shaun Cansdell at Home on the Coffs Coast

Watch: Episode 6 of Rivals – Shaun Cansdell at Home on the Coffs Coast

The best surf tv show format keeps on rolling!

13 Sep 2020
Recent

Master and Apprentice: Bethany Hamilton and Erin Brooks

When Erin Brooks was nine and at the very beginning of her surfing journey, she met Bethany Hamilton.

21 Sep 2020
Mick Fanning: Save This Shark

Mick Fanning: Save This Shark

12 16 Sep 2020
Job Opportunity: We Need a Weekend Forecaster/Surf Reporter

Job Opportunity: We Need a Weekend Forecaster/Surf Reporter

3 14 Sep 2020
Watch: Episode 6 of Rivals – Shaun Cansdell at Home on the Coffs Coast

Watch: Episode 6 of Rivals – Shaun Cansdell at Home on the Coffs Coast

13 Sep 2020
Sean Doherty: The East Coast White Attacks – Where To From Here

Sean Doherty: The East Coast White Attacks – Where To From Here

74 12 Sep 2020
Latest News

Master and Apprentice: Bethany Hamilton and Erin Brooks

When Erin Brooks was nine and at the very beginning of her surfing journey, she met Bethany Hamilton.

Mick Fanning: Save This Shark

This is Mick Fanning’s take on that crazy incident at J-Bay in 2015 - the most watched moment in surfing history.

Sean Doherty: The East Coast White Attacks – Where To From Here

The situation is crying out for moderation.

Popular This Week

Mick Fanning: Save This Shark

This is Mick Fanning’s take on that crazy incident at J-Bay in 2015 - the most watched moment in surfing history.

Sean Doherty: The East Coast White Attacks – Where To From Here

The situation is crying out for moderation.

Video: The Fizzlot kids – SW Grom Bash

A stoked out portrait of Australian Junior Surfing in the year 2018.

Go to Top