In search of the perfect wave at Ulingam Bay in Bogia, Madang province.-Picture courtesy of PNGSA
Excited Bogia, Madang province youngsters with their new surfboards last November, which were handed over by the SAPNG. Tupira Surf Club patron Justice Nicholas Kiriwom and president Al Mom received the boards from SAPNG president Andrew Abel, secretary Richard Farrall and board members Nick Studdy and Chey Scovell
Surf culture tends to place a high value on fellowship, kindness, and cooperation, with surfers helping each other out when they can and working together towards common goals.
In line with this, the surfing fraternity in
The goods arrived last year and the PNG Surfing Association has distributed them to the 10 clubs in PNG which include four in Vanimo, three in Kavieng, two in Port Moresby, and the baby of them, Tupira Surf Club of Ulingam Bay in Bogia, Madang province.
PNGSA president Andrew Abel said the surfboard donation programme started when Australians Saiid Metwali and Jamo Borthwick spread the word among the surfing fraternity there of the need to help aspiring surfers in PNG.
Surfing communities from Noosa in
“This relationship between the SAPNG and companies and individuals in
“Through this, SAPNG with our partners like Coastal Watch
Bogia’s Tupira Surf Club, which has been established by Supreme Court judge Nicholas Kiriwom, was the first to receive its boards last November with the presence of Pacific Beat host Tania Bale, who will show footage of the event on the popular ABC television programme next month.
Mr Abel said negotiations were ongoing for a surfing cultural exchange programme involving the children of Bogia and a school in Gold Coast,
Further information can be sourced from the SAPNG website http://www.surfingpapuanewguinea.org.pg/.