Surfing Vanimo

Surfing Vanimo

Surf season officially runs from November to April – but it’s not uncommon to score waves during the fringe season months of May and October. Typically, regardless of which direction the wind is blowing at least half the breaks are offshore. The majority of breaks are over a limestone and seaweed bottom so no coral cuts to worry about and there are beach breaks as well.

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 300 metre level walk.

Waromo is a drive or boat ride three kilometres 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$15) 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 gift.

The lodge closes in the off-season from around May until late October and then re-opens in November through to April each year.



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