Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Back to basics where it all started.

 Torsten Kofler from Brisbane recently did a surf trip with a group of mates to Tupira Mira Surf Club just north of Madang in PNG." During our stay we visited a village just south of Tupira called Tavulte to surf a left hand point break where we met up with the local groms who surfed homemade Paipos carved out of tree trunks. Here’s some photos. The kids were having a ball surfing these wooden boards on their bellies.

 These surfing shots are by Ben Millington from an article he wrote in Niugini Blue. " The locals on Kairuru island about a  two hour boat ride from Wewak on the northern coast of PNG carve their own solid wooden boards out of trees from the local bush."
 Maybe the Hawaiians weren't the first to surf ?
 Some of these kids had never seen a white man surf.
" By the way, the surf at Tupira Mira was some of the best I’ve ever experienced. For 3 days, the surf was head high and above and for the remaining 3 days it was chest to head high. There were only 5 of us surfing so crowds weren’t an issue. The locals gave us right of way on the waves and even hooted us onto some. Awesome."

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