The Central New Ireland Surf Club in cooperation with
the New Ireland Surf Alliance and the Surfing Association
of Papua New Guinea has established the Central New
Ireland Surf Management Plan to benefit both the incoming
surf tourist and the traditional resource custodians.
plan ensures the incoming surf tourist that there will
only be a maximum of 20 international surfers at any
time surfing within the managed area. The plan ensures
the traditional resource custodians that there are real
benefits from tourism flowing into their communities.
The plan also ensures that surf tourism is sustainable
in our region.
The Central New Ireland Surf Management Plan commences
from where the East Coast Plan finishes after Konos
and extends to Ramat (20km north of Namatanai).
The fees that are generated through the plan are distributed
to the communities adjacent to the surf and are used
for community projects and some of the ongoing needs
of the communities such as school supplies and aid post
supplies. A portion of the fees are also used to help
develop surfing as a sport at the village level. This
sustainable style of managing the surf resource benefits
Surf Season is from mid-October to mid-April.
Surf spots range from mellow longboard waves to fast
and hollow reef passes. There are both rights and lefts
and are open to many swell directions.
Rubio Plantation Retreat, 220km from Kavieng,
is run by Shane & Annette Clark and hosts New Guinea
Eco Tours which caters for surfers with road and boat
transfers to all the surf breaks within the Central
New Ireland Surf Managed Area, and further a field.
Rubio caters for up to 15 guests, with a maximum of
On this website we only list operators who are endorsed by the Surfing Association of Papua New Guinea (SAPNG). There are many accommodation options, however if you do not choose to stay with an endorsed Surf Operator, it is up to you to book yourself into the Surf Quota directly with us here at NASA.
There are loads of small guesthouses all the way along
the coast of mainland New Ireland. You will need your
own transport to get around, or using the PMV's (Public Motor Vehicles) is a cheaper but more time consuming option.
Visit the New
Ireland Tourism Bureau website for a full listing
of all guesthouses in the area.