Vanimo Surf Lodge

Vanimo Surf Lodge has a range of surf breaks on the north coast of Papua New Guinea neighbouring Indonesia’s territory of Jayapura. Vanimo, like a number of other Papua New Guinean locations has remained a relative secret and still today enjoys a low profile as thousands of surfers fly overhead to other locations around the globe 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. 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.

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Vanimo has remained a secret with surfers from around the world and enjoys a low profile

Location

Getting there

Getting there

Vanimo is located approximately 1500kms north of Cairns, Australia. Air Niugini has daily flights from Brisbane to Port Moresby and every second day from Port Moresby to Vanimo (1.5hr). Air Niugini has fares to Port Moresby from Sydney (4.5hr).
Vanimo Accommodation

Vanimo Accommodation

The accommodation at Vanimo Surf Lodge is beachfront traditional hut style with some stylish finishes. The traditional hut theme was selected to blend in with the village surroundings and give the traveller a cultural experience leaving the big city.
Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

New virtual tour of Vanimo Surf Lodge and surrounds. Vanimo’s surf area offers a total backdrop of tropical wilderness with a view back to shore only occasionally dotted with a village hut amongst the thousands of coconut palms.

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Surfing

Gallery

Gallery

Here you’ll find all the latest photos and images from Vanimo Surf Lodge and Papua New Guinea, over time additional items will be added for your viewing pleasure. Content will be updated, pic of the day, surf legend of the day and many more multimedia items, so keep a look out!
Vanimo Community

Vanimo Community

The local surfers can always be seen to be having a fun time with smiles from ear to ear a real contrast to other countries big name surf destinations. Another great feature of the Vanimo Surf Area Management Plan (VSAMP) is that the small surf fee goes into local community projects.
Surfing Vanimo

Surfing Vanimo

Surf season officially runs from November to April when surf conditions are at it’s best but it’s not uncommon to score waves during the fringe season of October through May. Typically, regardless of which direction the wind is blowing at least half.
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