The surfing competition at Tupira in Madang has come and gone. Surfers and surf enthusiasts from around the globe have come to the land of the unexpected.
What did they think of our country? What did they think of Tupira? What did they think of our people, our hospitality? Ultimately, what many of us Papua New Guineans want to know is what was their experience both on the waves and off it.
Social media is a great way to find out and many of the surfers who came here to surf or witness the surfing had their say on their Instragram accounts. We’ve selected a couple and you can read what they thought through the images and the respective captions.
Like the FIFA under 19 Womens World Cup in Port Moresby, many of the participants went back with amazing experiences of our country.
Well done Papua New Guinea!
Happiness, Smiles, and Welcoming Hearts seems to be the only currency here for the Papua New Guinea natives. I am happy and proud to be able to re-gift some of that stoke to this 5 year old little girl by giving her my board before we left their village. I can’t say enough positive things about this country and about @timilliken for his huge heart. Thank you @WSL for an unforgettable event and experience. #worldsurfleague #WSL #PNG #Tupira
This isn’t even a set. It’s taken me years to get used to watching so many fun waves roll by unridden but this is the deal thanks to the #sapng surf management plan where surfer culture and numbers are carefully supported to make a very special atmosphere within all the affiliated organisations #moreyewthancrew #aslongasyoulookafterthelocals #tupira #png