“Often from different tribes, the people of Papua New Guinea thrive off the sustenance of the land and sea. The people embrace foreigners with open arms including the surf stoked youth.” – Mikala
A boat trip is something that every surfer wants to do. It’s a sort of rite of passage for anyone that dreams of perfect, empty waves with nothing but a few friends and crystal clear water. There’s just something about the idea of a bunch of friends cruising up to a perfect wave, surfing all day, then retiring for a sunset aboard a gently rocking vessel, beers in hand and sunburns galore. But before you start planning, there are a few spots you need to know about.
In a time when some surf zones around the world struggle to manage crowds, resources and expectations, Papua New Guinea’s Surf Management Plan actually appears to be successful in regulating numbers, protecting the area, empowering & benefiting the local communities.
So, White Horses wanted to find out: Can the rest of the world learn from this small island nation? We’ve really only sketched out PNG’s Surf Management Plan with this pilot. White Horses says they’ve learnt a lot from doing this clip, and are stinging to crack on to a larger scale film production.