Heaps of surf discovery potential at Island X
Perfect Wave Exploratory Division invites public to explore where no one has gone before
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 February, 2013 : - - The Perfect Wave Exploratory Division headed up by Andrew (PNG Explorer), Joel (Saltmotion Photography) and Jamie (The Perfect Wave) has been busy researching behind the scenes, working towards making a fantasy a reality. The good news is they have pinpointed a certain untapped island that has the potential to deliver world class set ups.
Any core, committed surfer would be lying if he or she said that they didn’t often fantasize about discovering perfect, never-surfed waves on remote islands in the tropics. The Perfect Wave is inviting you to surf an area of the world where no other charter has been. Your chance to be part of history, your chance to discover new surf breaks. Your chance to own the story "Yep, I was one of the first crew to ever surf there".
We will be making a feature documentary on the trip. If you come with us you also have to chance to feature in the production. We can’t wait to point the camera at some newly discovered waves.
The focus will be on an island that has much potential to pump in a wide variety of swell and wind combinations. The problem though has always been getting there! This particular island is so isolated that the logistics of organising a maiden exploratory surf trip there were outta control. No one believed that we could make it happen, but after months of heckling, grovelling and perhaps a couple golden handshakes and winks - we have been able to secure an epic boat, have it relocated (a massive task) and organize what no doubt will be one hell of an exciting journey.
We have done it, and we are inviting a select few to join us on an epic once in a lifetime exploratory expedition. Andrew Rigby, captain of the PNG Explorer and his surf guide, Darty have been operating the only surf charter vessel in Papua New Guinea discovering new waves for the last seven years or so.
Rigby said, "we've explored every outer island chain in PNG that faces the trade swells...we've found dozens of amazing waves and two legitimate world-class waves in places that'll take the rest of the world another 15 years to catch onto."
In May the Explorer will be scoping a region in the Pacific with serious potential to discover insane waves. Five weeks of exploration will be divided into three 12-day trips, eight surfers aboard at a time. Each individual trip will potentially cover 500 nautical miles or so, from a yet to be revealed home port, somewhere in the pristine Pacific.
Rigby and co have spent three years sussing the charts. Nautical, navigation, swell charts and weather patterns. Rigby is absolutely confident that they have targeted the absolute prime time to go exploring the region.
He said, "It gets smashed by swell, and there're heaps of anchorages, bays, nooks and crannies and sheltered spots for swell to wrap around reefs. The swell window and chart set up are absolutely ideal for firing waves. It looks better than any other place I've seen in the South Pacific."
The 23m air conditioned vessel is lead by a Master 5 skipper, powered by a 504 horsepower engine, equipped with 2 generators, a dive compressor, 2 fast boats, possibly the Pacific's fanciest espresso machine, definitely the coldest beers at sea, and a full time Australian chef dishing up quality meals.
The Perfect Wave office in West St Brookvale are having an info night to sell and promote the exploratory trips to the Solomon’s in May. Click to register for Webinar To RSVP for Info Night >>> peter @ theperfectwave.com.au
Source: Perfect Wave
Author: Ben Harvoth
Tags: Surf Exploration, Boat Charter, Discovery
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