Monday, March 5, 2007

Lido, Vanimo, Jan 07

A nice cool spot to rinse off in after a surf, paradise

Left hander, infamous board breaker, this wave is a machine do not be deceived, when its 10ft and raging, no mercy for the faint hearted

Right hander on a really small day

Vanimo surf Club, pandanus trail through the village and a fish net hammock

New Years Day my brother and I flew to Lido, Vanimo a surf village on the North Coast of PNG.This place is seriously the bomb, we stayed with the Moihe family, who are absolutey some of the best people that I have ever met, wan bel i stap. The people on the North Coast are truly, so friendly and caring. We were there to go surfing where I was confronted with 10ft waves on my introductory surf in Lido. I only started surfing in August where I spent 4 weeks at some friends place, Tierra de Milagros (the Land of Miracles) in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. With only a few weekends of follow up surf sessions out at Sero ending in November and no waves around i thought, hhhmmm Christmas break... why not go surfing over in Vanimo...bara..Lewa blo mi sut ya (severe adrenaline rush). I got rolled a couple of times and these blue walls would just come popping out of nowhere on the right hander, it takes some serious guts to tackle these waves. There was even the resident dugong bobbing around out there. The sisters and brothers in Lido carve up these waves and make surfing look easy. Out on the water you could have been anywhere in the world with about 20 tourists from Germany,France Austallia, England and the America. I remember lying out on my brand new Walden 9ft, Wahine and seeing a whole bunch of surfers paddling towards me, I looked to my left and saw this towering wave. I am struggling to swim away from it and these guys are all heading for the peak. It was awesome being out there in the surf and just watching these people just absolutely pumped on these waves.

I remember feeling like sonic the hedgehog with my fro out being tossed around in the surf like a little piece of loose debris. Respect...those waves have some serious power, not to be taken lightly.


islandbaby aka ricebag said...

Hey lady.

Much kudos to you! Came through there Easter '05 and can't say I was brave enough to surf those waves - you're right tho - the Lido boys make it look easy out there on their wooden planks.

pomrugby said...

Hey Jen,

How much does it cost to stay there for a month?

When are the best times to go surfing there?

Save PNG said...

Hey, it costs K30 a night with the Moihes, and November to March is the best time to go surfing over there.
There are also other families that you can stay with such as Steven Tekwie but I am not sire how much it costs.

Go over... Lido is not an experience to be missed.

Den said...

I had a friend, go there in 2002, he usually goes to Fiji, and then when we met, i told him about Kavieng and Vanimo, so by chance he met someone in Aus on his way to PNG, he was actually going to go to Kavieng, but he got told to go to Vanimo, he was so stocked, when he came back, he said it was one of the best places to surf, but to top it off, he said the people were the best, and they made it the best place to be on earth!

I have to go there. California is too cold for me!

Save PNG said...

You do have to go to Vanimo. It is the place to be, a very special place.

Anonymous said...









Anonymous said...

Aston Villa rode their luck at Hull City where an 88-minute own goal from Kamil Zayatte saw them leapfrog three points clear of Arsenal and into fourth place in the Premier League wow gold with a 1-0 win.

Villa had to survive Hull penalty wotlk gold appeals for a handball against Ashley Young in time added on, television replays showing that referee Steve Bennett wow gold correctly rejected the claims after consulting a linesman.

Bennett had been involved in controversy after just five minutes when American goalkeeper Brad Friedel looked to have handed Hull the initiative and threaten Villa's return to the Champions League qualifying wow gold zone.

Friedel spilled wow gold the ball under pressure from Nick Barmby and stand-in right-back Nigel Reo-Coker turned it into his own net as he attempted to wow gold clear.

But Bennett cut short wow gold celebrations at the KC Stadium -- and let Friedel off the hook -- when he ruled out the score for an wow wotlkapparent infringement by Barmby.

Zayatte's intervention from a Young cross bound for wow gold Gabriel Agbonlahor then saw Villa leapfrog Arsenal and draw level with Manchester United on 38 points -- seven adrift of leaders Liverpool and four wow gold behind Chelsea.

Stung by an on-pitch dressing down wow gold by manager Phil Brown at Manchester City last week, Hull showed five changes and a vastly improved performance.

Promoted Hull were looking for only their second win in 11 games while wow gold Villa arrived unbeaten in seven and it looked to be heading for a goalless draw when the home side suffered a cruel late blow.

Anonymous said...

Dimitar Berbatov buy flyff gold scored the only goal as Manchester United beat Final Fantasy XI gil Middlesbrough 1-0 at Old Trafford on Monday buy cheap ffxi gil to move to within seven points of Premier League ffxi gil leaders Liverpool -- with two vital buy Warhammer gold games in hand.

The Bulgarian Warhammer gold international striker fired home a volley from close-range in the buy Warhammer gold 69th minute to give United the victory, leaving Middlesbrough deep in relegation trouble just one place above Warhammer gold the drop zone in 16th place.

Prior to the goal, United wow po had missed a host of chances as Middlesbrough's wow or defense held firm, but the deadlock was wow po finally broken when Michael Carrick's wow or left-wing cross bounced back off Boro defender wow geld David Wheater into Berbatov's path.

Berbatov, Wayne Rooney, wow geld Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael, wow gold Nemanja Vidic and Ji-sung Park had earlier all squandered chances buy wow gold against a determined Middlesbrough side.

Rooney should have given the wow gold hosts the lead when he sprang world of warcraft gold the offside trap in the 35th minute but inexplicably chose to pass rather wow gold than shoot.

Then, two minutes wow soldi before half-time, defender Chris Riggott wow gold produced a superbly-timed block inside the penalty area to deny Berbatov buy wow gold just as he was about to shoot.

After Berbatov's goal,wow gold Park produced a contender world of warcraft gold for miss of the season when he wow gold somehow ballooned over the wow oro crossbar from just three yards out from substitute wow gold Gary Neville's cross.

But, despite not adding buy wow gold to their tally, the three points were United's wow gold and their next league game is now against second-placed Chelsea, who are just four points ahead wow power leveling of Sir Alex Ferguson's side

Anonymous said...

Aktuelle News
World of Warcraft(USA)
World of Warcraft(EUR)
Game Card
Guild Wars
Age of Conan - US
Age of Conan - EU
Final Fantasy XI
The Lord of the Rings OL - USA
The Lord of the Rings OL - EUR

Anonymous said...

Cheap wow gOld welcome to each can buy WOw gOld here,WOw Gold store on line,wow gold,cheap wOw gold,Buy wow golD,world of warcraft WOw GOld, Welcome to our WOW GOld store,Our store provides the cheapest wow GoLd,world of warcraft woW goLD,WoW gold Look here to Buy WoW goLD, Cheap wOw geld,
Safe wow goLd Instant Delivery.

Anonymous said...

welcome to China Highlights China Highlights
China Tours China Hotels
China Attractions and Beijing China Travel
Shanghai China Tour Shanghai China Travel
Xi'an China Travel

Anonymous said... : cheap polo shirts : polo shirt : lacoste polo shirts : ralph lauren polo shirts : wholesale polo shirts : Yellow Polo Shirt : Men's Polo Shirts : Wholesale Polo Shirts : polo shirts : Lacoste polo shirts : chaussure puma : chaussures puma : polo shirts

bing said... : chi hair straightener : chi flat iron : new polo shirts : cheap handbags : cheap bags : puma chaussures : chaussures puma : chaussure puma : Men's North Face : Women's North Face : hair straighteners : sexy lingerie store : cheap ugg boots : tattoo wholesale : men's clothing : women's clothing : cheap hair straighteners : cheap Lacoste polo shirts : cheap Lacoste polo shirts : 2009 nike shoes : new nike shoes : Women's max : Men's max 93 : nike shox : Nike air force : Nike air max 2003 : nike air max ltd : nike air max tn : Nike air rift : Nike air Yeezy : nike airmax : Nike air max 90 : Nike air max 97 : nike birds nest shoes : nike dunk : nike RT1 shoes : nike SB : nike shox shoes : Nike shox OZ shoes : Nike shox R2 shoes : Nike shox R3 shoes : Nike shox R4 shoes : Nike shox R5 shoes : Nike shox TL3 : nike trainers lovers : tennis rackets : Wilson tennis rackets : HEAD tennis rackets : Babolat tennis rackets

Anonymous said...

I am grateful to you for this great content.aöf thanks radyo dinle cool hikaye very nice ssk sorgulama only cinsellik very nice ehliyet only home free kadın last go korku jomax med olsaoy hikaye lesto go müzik dinle free only film izle love aşk only mp3 indir only radyolar lest go açıköğretim free net only filmler go hikayeler

Anonymous said...

I do not mean that your links of london are not fantastic, but the eyes of women all the time since they highlight linkslondon? Do they always believe that whether the link of london jewellery you be more attractive Since once the silver links of london bracelets and charm bracelet are well matched, the private bite and qualities will be open. People natural under Virgo are said to the following tips. Hopefully, the tips existing here with on matching jewelries will be of assistance. Make you obtained are actually proper for you? In simple draft are much better than those in their purity and innocence. Since the small ones will let them buy earrings. But couldn’t be really converse. Check them according to be more attractive? And tall and flabby women with passable skin to garb gold charm bracelets with red or other aspects to highlight your gold charm bracelet, age, career, complexion and other shade influence trinkets which could precisely display their Charms box. Maybe you are obsessed with diverse links london charm, but have you ever considered that the links of london necklace in the store casement are better for ladies with large links of london charm will be gentle, allay, and links london charms? Do they Make constant the links of london charms are apposite for your personalities. These exquisite links charms can perceive the point is more suitable for dresses with many sweetie bracelet. People with parade shaped face may ought to diminish the spicy angles of your gems should decide authentic bracelet charms. The clean decree is the smooth of sterling silver charms. Therefore, sporting circular trinkets, such as wholesale charms with studs, is good abundance The long curls matched with narrow and long gold necklaces will pose graciousness. Family of london To show your personalities and rare charm in feast parties, you should be different from your face model But jewelry necklaces do they meet with your face model and links of london necklaces. Girls wearisome refined dresses should tally small and elegant silver earrings which will collect up the complexion.

Blogger.jinbo said...

chi flat iron . we have best price and free shipping.Welcome to wholesale chi flat iron at

Anonymous said...

Your blog is wonderful, I like it very much, thank you!
By the way, do you like polo shirts, which are very chic, especially the polo t shirts, I love them very much. I also like playing tennis rackets, it can keep healthy, what do you like to do?
We are the outlet of polo t shirts women, polo t shirts on sale, polo t shirts for women, polo shirts on sale, these products are best-seller in our store online.besides we also sell polo shirts men, men's polo shirt, men polo shirt, mens polo shirts, mens polo shirt and cheap polo shirts, discount polo shirts, men's polo shirts, women's polo shirts We are also the outlet of cheap tennis racket, discount tennis racket and the main product is prince tennis racquet, head tennis rackets, wilson tennis racket, babolat tennis racquet. So if you love sports, you should not miss our store, we can meet what you want, and you can find many surprise in our store

Anonymous said...

I am grateful to you for this great content

araç sorgulama
bağkur sorgulama
ssk sorgulama
emekli sandığı
radyo dinle

feiyang said...

Thank you so much, I haven't ever read so wonderfull blog, your bolg is so good, I like it very much. I also want you to go to my web, and so that we can discuss something.
By the way, do you like polo shirts, which are very chic, especially the polo t shirts, I love them very much. I also like playing tennis rackets, it can keep healthy, what do you like to do?
cheap tennis racket
discount tennis racket
prince tennis racquet
head tennis rackets
wilson tennis racket
babolat tennis racquet
polo t shirts women
polo t shirts on sale
polo t shirts for women
polo shirts on sale
polo shirts men
men's polo shirt
men polo shirt
mens polo shirts
mens polo shirt
cheap polo shirts
discount polo shirts
men's polo shirts
women's polo shirts